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Saturday, April 1
First Edition Cycling News - Women's RVV preview: World Cup leader Teutenberg vs. the Bergs of Flanders, Nobili Rubinetterie to Vlaanderen, Koppenberg already "unclimbable", MTB World Cup in Curacao - preview, Klöden still believes in Tour-participation, Pieri leaves Team LPR, T-Mobile roster for Pais Vasco, Training camp for Liquigas, French protests delay bike race, Spring Classics Fantasy Game update: Specialized Roubaix Pro the grand prize
Special Edition Cycling News - ProTour scrapped, 2007 Tour to Include UK-France Time Trial, New direction for UCI track racing, Armstrong film searching for new star, Cipo & Hondo introduce hair care product line, Tech: HED launches descending special, Tech: SRAM silences environmental critics
Sunday, April 2
First Edition Cycling News - Ronde Van Vlaanderen pre-race words of wisdom: Klier, Van Petegem, The DS' prognostics, Wesemann out, The essence of 'de Ronde', Pollack newest addition to T-Mobile's injured list, Milram's 'new way of cycling', Garrett Lemire Memorial Grand Prix, Westside Cycling Classic, Only hours left to join the Fantasy RVV game
Monday, April 3
First Edition Cycling News - UCI & GT organisers to end disagreement?, Big day for the Wegmann brothers, Axel Merckx back to training, New German International Championship: 'TUI Cup', Superweek goes inland for 2006-07
Ronde van Vlaanderen Cycling News - Ronde van Vlaanderen wrap-up, Women's Ronde wrap-up, Baguet a happy man, Post-race quotes
Latest Cycling News - Kroon's virtual podium, Gerolsteiner looks back at RvV, Landbouwkrediet's injury list, Ullrich "actually optimistic" despite knee problems, Henn and Ludwig: Rominger doesn't need to call about Hondo, Gerolsteiner at Sarthe and Gent-Wevelgem, Milram and Davitamon-Lotto for Gent-Wevelgem, Mark Webber cautions motorists
MTB news & racing round-up - Curacao World Cup round-up, Swedish MTB pro attacked, Kabush and Killeen look to repeat Sea Otter 1-2, USAC releases MTB national championship criteria, Nat Ross diary
Tuesday, April 4
First Edition Cycling News - Tom Boonen: How the Ronde was won, Discovery riders & Wim De Vocht injured, Dekker & Paolini for Gent-Wevelgem, Napolitano out, Rogers leads T-Mobile, Heras plans civil appeal, Sea Otter cancer fund-raiser, Australian champ Van Hout for Southern Grampians, Gent Wevelgem Fantasy Game
Latest Cycling News - 68th Gent-Wevelgem, Klier to lead T-Mobile, Landbouwkrediet-Colango for GW and Pino Cerami, An interview with Oscar Freire, Basque dairy watch, T-Mobile injury update, Preliminary rosters for 2006 Tour de Georgia, LPR signs Mitlushenko
Cycling News Flash - USAC CEO sacked
MTB news & racing round-up - The Subaru-Gary Fisher MTB team for 2006, Australian Idol: AIS on the lookout for talented female MTBers, Chain Reaction backs British NPS Downhill, Lots of options in Shimano's new MTB group, New Arrivals; Scott Scale & Genius
Wednesday, April 5
First Edition Cycling News - Boonen: Why not Gent-Wevelgem? Saunier Duval wants Freire, McEwen out of Gent-Wevelgem, Gerolsteiner's "perfect ending", Sarthe crashes, Klöden back, Contador looking good, Barloworld dodges cobbles, Bisceglia leaves USA Cycling, Munroe goes to Aigle, Tour of Ulster 2006, Canberra Tour, Cleaning up Sonoma backroads, Last chance for Gent Wevelgem Fantasy Game
Latest Cycling News - Mattan puts things straight, Petacchi ends Classics programme, Basso recons TdF time trial, Ullrich optimistic, Totschnig out, Schumacher still in, No Paris-Roubaix for Gilbert, Phonak, Bouygues roster announced, TIAA-Cref on course for Pro Tour 2009, Armstrong drives pace car at Indy, Kings Valley this week-end, Lincoln Plating Spring Classic in fifth year, Wiggins tops Good Friday Track Meeting
Thursday, April 6
First Edition Cycling News - Gent-Wevelgem wrap-up & post-race quotes, Written press not allowed, Resignation or Dismissal for Bisceglia? Dispute at USAC, Schleck injured, out of Pais Vasco, Kelly impressed by Boonen, Saunier wants Freire, Gonchar gearing up for TdF, 2006 Montreal World Cup and Tour announced, Spring Classics Fantasy Game 2006 - check this booty!
MTB news & racing round-up - Sea Otter Classic mixes it up, Eatough to China, Hans Rey, Whiskey 50-miler, US Gran Prix of Cyclocross
Latest Cycling News - Saul Raisin in a coma, Paris-Roubaix preview: La Trouée d'Arenberg is back, A route to 'Hell': The Paris-Roubaix parcours, Boonen only human, Davitamon-Lotto expecting victory in Roubaix, Gerolsteiner's big day out, Saunier to Roubaix, Strongman Osa out of Pais Vasco, Hong Kong-Shanghai Tour in doubt, Irish racing review, 2006 Spring Classics Fantasy Game
Friday, April 7
First Edition Cycling News - All hopes on Wesemann at T-Mobile, Team Milram for Paris-Roubaix, Urweider's B probe positive, Monfort breaks collarbone, Gómez Marchante looks to the Tour, Anderson has collarbone surgery, Rasmussen lines up in Giro d’Italia, Astarloa to Ardennes Classics, NZL team at Track World Championships, NRC points on Saturday night
Latest Cycling News - Hincapie has sights set on Roubaix victory, Landbouwkrediet-Colnago for Paris-Roubaix, Raisin stabilised, but still in a coma, Fränk Schleck (Team CSC) recovering, Boogerd improving, Thüringer Energie Team to work with T-Mobile, Yellow for Schumacher, Wiesenhof-Akud for Ronde van Drenthe, Final Giro d'Italia stage list
Saturday, April 8
First Edition Cycling News - An interview with Tom Boonen, One final recon for Quick.Step, Quick.Step tidbits, Van Petegem is ready, Planckaert reflects on his Roubaix, Dirk Demol: "If Hincapie wins Paris-Roubaix he'll become immortal" Wauters' final day in Hell, T-Mobile changes P-R roster, Hondo still waiting, UCI doping news
Latest Cycling News - Who will win Paris-Roubaix this year?, Hoste thinks he can improve, Devolder not ready, Pate and TIAA-CREF for FBD Insurance Rás, New chairman for Dutch federation
Sunday, April 9
First Edition Cycling News - "No more seconds or thirds" for Hincapie, Arenberg: for better or worse, Systems go for Wesemann, Enrico Franzoi believes in his technique, Cancellara: "Never better", Gerolsteiner on three fronts, More prognostics for Paris-Roubaix, Weather for Paris-Roubaix, Sastre shows form
Monday, April 10
First Edition Cycling News - Paris-Roubaix wrap-up, An interview with the winner, Boonen: "The strongest man won", Post-race comments, Painful shoulder for Hincapie; broken collarbone for Steels
Latest Cycling News - Controversy over Roubaix disqualification goes on, Hincapie diagnosed with fracture, Gut feeling the winning way at CSC, Tour Down Under naming rights up for grabs, PA state helps Philly bike race
Tuesday, April 11
First Edition Cycling News - UCI's McQuaid responds to Roubaix controversy, Van Petegem not happy, Davitamon-Lotto to complain, Trek to examine Hincapie's fork, Wauters' Roubaix swansong, First Japanese in Paris-Roubaix, CSC's super weekend, Quick.Step for Scheldeprijs, Astarloa ready, Women to race for breast cancer research
Latest Cycling News - World champ looking for 'Roubaix revenge', CSC parties on, Compound fracture for Tom Steels, Phonak to Amstel and Tour de Georgia, New general manager for 3 Molinos Resort, Kevin Seeldrayers to join Quick.Step
Wednesday, April 12
First Edition Cycling News - An interview with Ryan Cox, Ullrich to Romandie, Bodrogi aims for hour, Pound in Aigle, Davitamon boss happy, Van Petegem uncertain, Brad Lewis dies, Milram for Amstel, Australia for track world's, Lincoln GP ready, Van Hout ill, Amstel Gold Fantasy game
Latest Cycling News - Boonen and co. longing for rest, Raisin improving, T-Mobile at Rund um Köln, Davitamon-Lotto wants Hoste, Two for Norway at Road World's, Two big events for Irish Easter, Komen Central Georgia Cycle for the Cure, Kenda/Raleigh Racing
Thursday, April 13
First Edition Cycling News - Scheldeprijs wrap-up: Hometown win for hometown hero, Van Petegem breaks collarbone, Raisin regains consciousness, No surgery needed for Hincapie, Rebellin to Amstel despite broken rib, T-Mobile for Amstel Gold Race, Barloworld for the remaining classics
Latest Cycling News - An interview with Tom Boonen, Bordeaux ready for 2006 Track World's, Pound talks anti-doping with UCI, Petacchi preparing for the Giro, Ben Berden's advice to dopers: "Keep lying!", Degasperi to Flaminia, Riders wanted for cardiac drift study, Amstel Gold Fantasy riders ready
Scheldeprijs Vlaanderen Cycling News - Laughing loser: Stefan Cohnen, ProTour 101 for Graeme Brown, Cookie searching for success, Hayman trying to make hay while the sun shines, O'Loughlin and Europe: "It's... a challenge"
Friday, April 14
First Edition Cycling News - Amstel Gold Race preview, Garzelli and Paolini in Amstel; Di Luca waits for Fleche, More teams finalised for the hilly classics, Hammer's rainbow jersey first for U.S. since 1996, More improvements for Raisin, Hondo signs with Lamonta, Jittery Joe's and Kodakgallery.Com/Sierra Nevada to Georgia
MTB news & racing round-up - Sea Otter wrap-up, Chris Davidson diary, Sea Otter tech, Global Mracing round-up, Chile Challenge turns eighteen, Yeti Mountain States Cup, Bendigo MTB tour, Kona expands Bike Park Program
Latest Cycling News - Track World's Day 1 wrap, Cyclones open track world's medal account, Phonak counting on two Ms in Amstel, Gerolsteiner to Amstel, Cancellara to ride home tour, Asia's own Tour de France?, NZ BMX champs this weekend, NZ BMX champs this weekend, Phonak's excess baggage
Saturday, April 15
First Edition Cycling News - An interview with Trent Wilson, Simeoni vs. Armstrong finally finished, Omloop back with Unibet?, Van Huffel replaces Van Petegem, CSC for Amstel Gold, Liquigas and Lampre for Giro del Trentino, Berden's new sponsor, Tour of Connecticut to feature new dates, Targetraining to Georgia, Konica Minolta at Finistere and Tro Bro, Record field for Merida 24 Hour
Sunday, April 16
First Edition Cycling News - Vicioso looks forward to Amstel Gold, Australians record narrow victory in team pursuit, Napolitano gets a taste of the track, USA report from Track World's, Roberts and Wiggins tune up on the track, bring new backing to Cycleways squad
Monday, April 17
First Edition Cycling News - Track World's wrap up, U.S. team rounds off Track World's with two fourth places, Australia ends World's campaign with five medals, Hondo comes back in Köln, Thomas Dekker wants "a real go" at the Tour in 2008, Quick.Step to Georgia, Health Net without two Kiwis
Amstel God Race Cycling News - Schleck makes it two from two for CSC, Wesemann the strongest but perhaps not the smartest, Boogerd boogie-woogies to another podium, Not a moment too soon for Kroon, The best of the Belgians, Le Cauberg: A bientôt, One dead at Amstel Cyclosportive
Latest Cycling News - Schleck got his big win, Bettini hopeful for Belgian Ardennes, McQuaid in awe for Bos, Phonak for Flèche and Liège, Hondo comeback delayed, Löwik operated, again, Cancer center beneficiary of Pennsylvania Triple Crown of Cycling, Vuelta de Bisbee announced
Tuesday, April 18
First Edition Cycling News - Tour de Georgia preview, O'Grady and Bak return, Quick Step - Innergetic, Lampre-Fondital, FRW, Spiuk-Extremadura, US champions to Tour of the Gila, Willamette Valley Classic, Canadian junior foils robbery
Tour de Georgia Cycling News - Danielson Ready for Georgia & Giro, Davitamon-Lotto without McEwen & Horner, Where's Wherry?
Latest Cycling News - CSC aims for Classic #3, Nuyens courted in Belgian team change rumours, First pro win for Knees, Pre-Giro: Simoni vs. Cunego again, Entry fees for Sunny King Criterium to cancer research
Wednesday, April 19
First Edition Cycling News - Flèche Wallonne preview: Will CSC splinter the Walloon Arrow?, Women's Flèche preview: Field wide open as Cooke attempts to equal Luperini's record, T-Mobile with two teams at Flèche, Liquigas with the "Killer", Rebellin for Gerolsteiner, Evans leads Davitamon, Riis calls Ullrich's form "catastrophic", Hondo come-back in Niedersachsen
Latest Cycling News - ProTour conflict moving towards resolution, Aerts and Leukemans looking to fly the flag, Vanhuffel nearing moment of truth, Verbrugghe struggling, Phonak betting on Merckx and Moos in Fleche Wallonne, Michaelsen wins Georgia opener, Tour de Georgia stage 2 preview, Sean Kelly Racing Team in "Elliott Trophy" on Sunday
Thursday, April 20
First Edition Cycling News - Flèche Wallonne wrap-up, Women's Flèche wrap-up, ProTour lead unchanged, T-Mobile still waiting for victory, Ullrich motorpacing, 2008 Grand Départ in Brest?, Contre la montre pour le coeur, Time trial testing for Euskaltel, AG2R for upcoming races
Latest Cycling News - When leaders become helpers: Teamwork at CSC, Breukink: "Cycling's no computer game", "A small disaster" for Vanhuffel, Baguet pleased with form, Armstrong in NY marathon, NSCC Mace Cycle Racing Team presented, Sunrise Sports Cycling Team, Independent Fabrication/Channel Café
Friday, April 21
Flèche Wallonne Cycling News - Time to face facts, says McGee, Björn again Leukemans, Evans still with work to do, Piccolo change for Bellotti, Davis bro's doin' it for themselves
First Edition Cycling News - An interview with Alejandro Valverde: Mr. Versatility, Bettini recons Namur; De Weert out of Doyenne, T-Mobile with "plenty of options", Lampre, Phonak for Liège, Anti-doping raid in Italy, Barloworld for Giro dell’Appennino, Ontario Track Championships this week-end, Bike Chicks host 'Come and Try Cycling' day, Welcome!
Saturday, April 22
First Edition Cycling News - Basso's pre-Giro press conference: "A question of mentality", Romandie with Ullrich, Saunier, Liquigas for Romandie, Velo breaks collarbone, Van Den Broeck allowed time to grow, Pucinskaite leads Nobili at Tour de Berne, Shenandoah, the US 'Tour de l'Avenir'?, South undergo testing, Junior Peaks attracts top UK field
Sunday, April 23
First Edition Cycling News - Bates hoping to be 'useful' in Bern, How many paws can you find in Roselare?, Unibet impatient over Omloop's status, Jo de Haan dies, Cycling team benefits St. Louis Children's Hospital
Liège-Bastogne-Liège Cycling News - An interview with Chris Horner, Italian stallions ready for pre-Giro battle at Liège-Bastogne-Liège, Etxebarria looking at improving, Team CSC ready for spring classics finale, Peña back for Liège
Tour de Georgia Cycling News - Stage 5 wrap, Stage 6 preview, Tom Danielson: The battle of Brasstown Bald, How McCartney gets his wings
Monday, April 24
First Edition Cycling News - Liège-Bastogne-Liège wrap-up: Valverde does the double, Post-race comments, JoJo Rujano Go-Go for Giro, ProTour teams create interest group, Grand Tours ask for more wildcards, Petacchi über alles in Germany, LPR to Romandie, Förster injured, Giro transfer by plane, Fothen a dad, Run, Rolf, run
Liège-Bastogne-Liège Cycling News - "I'll just keep on pedalling," says Boogie, Bettini did what he had to do, Horner had the legs to win, Sergeant: "We miss a striker", Jaksche on the up
Latest Cycling News - An interview with Alejandro Valverde: Victoria doble, CSC happy with Spring Classics campaign, Impressive pacing "killed" Belgian riders, Evans undergoes tests, Haedo shuts out ProTour sprinters, Quick.Step to Romandie, Ullrich must "force himself", Gerolsteiner's Giro line-up, 51st Lincoln GP, UK Coast to Coast ride
Tuesday, April 25
First Edition Cycling News - Ullrich back at Romandie, Gerolsteiner looking for stage places, Klöden back on the road, Rabobank reflects, Horner saves face for Davitamon, East Coast Velo wants riders, $150,000+ up for grabs in new Chicago race
MTB news & racing round up - Ross sets new record at Temecula, Merida 24-hour, Cape Epic, Maryland State Championships, Taberlay hot in Netherlands,British Downhill series, Tral maintenance in Sydney's Royal National Park, Adam Craig's soggy Sea Otter, Smith Optics & Whistler Park, Hans Rey, Kristin Danielson
Latest Cycling News - 60th Tour de Romandie: Last chance to sharpen up before Giro, An interview with Steve Johnson, Pro Tour teams court American sponsors in Georgia, Spanish federation proposes to shelve Gonzalez case, Riding for the heart in Liège, Boogerd rides World's course, Förster on the mend, Another Gerolsteiner baby, Landbouwkrediet-Colnago for Rheinland
Wednesday, April 26
First Edition Cycling News - Romandie prologue surprises, Rabo banking on Ardila, Gonzalez angry, Two broken vertebrae for Van Hummel, Lovatt and Tanner lead Stena Line team, Elliott organisers to consider return to international calendar, Mayo rides support women's clubs
Latest Cycling News - Davitamon hoping for a lucky Lotto-ry, Capelle cleared, Cox aims for Larciano and Toscana, Johansson moves to Plowman Craven Racing Team, Capitol Classic for Autism Awareness, Jalabert does the London Marathon, New Director of Operations for Scottish Cycling, Fantasy Spring Classic 2006 competition results
Thursday, April 27
First Edition Cycling News - Romandie stage 1 wrap-up: McEwen gets first Euro win for Davitamon, Liège fall-out ramps Giro rivalry, Gerrans back in mid-May, Bäckstedt on the bike again, Voigt to Giro and Tour, Crédit Agricole saves Caucchioli for Tour, UCI creates Academy, Kohl: the to-do and the nettles, Top women's field for Tour of Gila, TRIA women’s cycling team announced
Latest Cycling News - McGee to try anything, Romandie Stage 2 weather report, Zabel to defend Henninger Turm title, Bartko's team separates from sponsor, 2006 Tour de France teams pres on boat, Kirsipuu back in May, Cunego at GP Lanciano and Giro di Toscana, Milram, Miche to GP Lanciano, Greipel's accidental win, Symmetrics to El Salvador, 2006 Twilight Turn 2 VIP tickets
Friday, April 28
First Edition Cycling News - Romandie stage two wrap-up: Horner takes two, Reality bites thrice for Julich, Cunego recons key Giro stage, Ullrich clear for Giro, AG2R to Giro d'Italia, First Chinese ProTour riders at Lampre, Melchers out for months, T-Mobile confident for Henninger Turm, Pellizotti and Nibali in Tuscany
Latest Cycling News - Suisse c'est bon, says Horner, Romandie weather report, Toothache for Tom, Liberty for Giro, Zabel looking to defend Henninger crown, Haselbacher: "I needed that", Latest UCI continental rankings, Chris Witty coming to Richmond, La Vuelta de Bisbee, Murphy and Gunn on a roll
Saturday, April 29
First Edition Cycling News - Romandie stage three wrap-up: Liberty for Contador!, Romandie Stage 4 weather report, Ludwig optimistic for Ullrich, German teams injury update, Discovery to Giro d'Italia, Pantani memorial at Mortirolo, Gerolsteiner looking to win Henninger again, Vitoria back to racing, Naturino motivated for Tuscan week-end, Fantasy Giro 2006 rider list ready!
Sunday, April 30
First Edition Cycling News - Valverde the best; moves closer to jersey, Savoldelli withdraws, Saul Raisin to be flown back to US, Revised Lincoln GP looks for a new star, Landbouwkrediet for Henninger Turm, Sunny King criterium to benefit American Cancer Society, Garneau Optik team
Tour de Romandie Cycling News - Savoldelli does the smart thing, CSC know their Giro nine, Jaksche finding form, Bertogliati out of Giro