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Cyclingnews has provided detailed coverage on the major issues to hit cycling over the past year. Please see the links below to go to a full archive of all reporting on these important stories:

• Operación Puerto - Coverage starts May 22, 2006. This major investigation in Spain caused huge disruption to the 2006 Tour de France, and put the careers of riders such as Jan Ullrich and Ivan Basso on hold. The case is certain to continue.

• UCI vs. Grand Tours - Coverage starts February 1, 2005. The Union Cycliste Internationale has galvanised the three powerful owners of the world's Grand Tours - the Giro, the Tour and Vuelta - in opposition to its ProTour plans, with TV rights the stumbling block.

• Lance Armstrong's comeback - Lance Armstrong, winner of seven editions of the Tour de France between 1999 and 2005, announced his return to professional racing September 9. His goal is to contest the 2009 Tour de France in July and raise cancer awareness along the way.

• Floyd Landis case - On July 27, 2006, it was revealed that Tour de France winner Floyd Landis had returned a positive test for an abnormal ratio of testosterone: epitestosterone in an anti-doping test conducted after his victory in stage 17 of the Tour de France.

• L'Equipe allegations
-Coverage starts on August 23, 2005.

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Monday, June 15
First Edition Cycling News - Valverde prepared to help Contador - at the Tour de France, Duggan impressed with ProTour performance, Targeted riders to be informed by UCI, UCI won't delay Valverde decision, Farrar second again at Zeeland, wins everything else
Sunday, June 14
First Edition Cycling News - Moncoutié has the polka dot jersey in mind, Fuglsang confirms exceptional climbing skills, Lloyd puts his hand up for first Tour de France start, Petacchi frustrates Farrar again, BMC Racing: "Our best day ever in a ProTour race", Cervélo TestTeam announces Tour pre-selections, The Queen acknowledges two members of British cycling
Saturday, June 13
First Edition Cycling News - Liquigas backs Pellizotti for Tour, Rested Millar finds Dauphiné success, Fedrigo looks ahead to the French & World Championships, Valverde prepared for Dauphiné's queen stage, Donati says link exists between doping and coke use, Webcor crashes out of Nature Valley contention, Sprinters move in on Zirbel's Nature Valley lead, Kirsipuu & Pedraza join LeTua
MTB News & Racing Round-up - US ProXCT finale may get earlier date, Chengyuan takes third Chinese title, Kugler signs for Multivan Merida, O'Deas back to regular racing, Avanti signs Leary, Mary McConneloug Pro Bike: he unsinkable battleship, New York gravity race series happening this weekend
Friday, June 12
Latest Cycling News - Vuelta's 2009 teams announced, Contador still laying low, "Great ride" for Millar, Last Tour test in Switzerland, Haussler back to winning ahead of Tour, Lang hopeful for Tour, Aerts out, Agritubel selects partial Tour roster, Bobridge wins in Germany, Cyclingnewspodcast: Episode 15
First Edition Cycling News - Kazakhstan pays up for Astana, Szmyd finds glory, Basso pulls out of Dauphiné, Fuglsang is the big revelation of the Ventoux, Fignon suffering from cancer, Vande Velde to return in Tour de Suisse, McEwen recovering, signs Katusha anti-doping clause, Kiserlovski joins Fuji-Servetto, Bissell takes command at Nature Valley Grand Prix
MTB News & Racing Round-up - US Cup ProXCT heads to the Rocky Mountains, Tour Divide kicking off, Peat & Atherton head star field at European Downhill Champs in Slovenia, Mountain Bike Australia assumes management of national series, New stage race planned for Pisgah in North Carolina, Gravity East Series to Pennsylvania, DCM racers ready for Induna marathon
Thursday, June 11
Latest Cycling News - Valverde motivated for Dauphiné victory, Christian Vande Velde: Coming back stronger, Kohl denies L'Equipe statements, will sue, Riders revolted, Merckx designates Contador as Tour favourite, UCI may extend Valverde ban, Chavanel to Switzerland, Lapthorne's Canadian win spearheads global Australian charge
First Edition Cycling News - Evans-Contador: first duel at Mont Ventoux, American peloton bids adieu to Armstrong at Nature Valley Grand Prix, Rebellin trains pending Olympic positive counter-analysis, Grabsch wins first TT as world champ, French sports minister says Boonen and Valverde not welcome at Tour de France, World champ Ballan back for Tour de France, French riders to sue Kohl
Wednesday, June 10
Latest Cycling News - UCI to take action, Tour riders face army of testers, LeMond laments cycling's loss of innocence, Astana in full colour, but financial problems continue, Contador sees Armstrong stronger for Tour, Boonen races Tour de France, Prudhomme: Valverde unwelcome at Tour
First Edition Cycling News - Colom responds to doping charge, Kohl's statements countered by Vaughters, Valverde looks to "important" Dauphiné TT, So Frenchy for Bodrogi, More time for Keisse decision, BMC dominates Beauce's opening day, Financial boost for Cycling Australia
Tuesday, June 9
Cycling News Flash - Colom suspended for EPO positive
Latest Cycling News - Kohl tells all about doping, Cycling union tight-lipped on press conference, Hesjedal back for Suisse and Tour, Katusha anti-doping clause: McEwen clarifies, Cavendish confirmed for British national champs, Kelly Benefit Strategies to Portugal, South African junior wins in Switzerland
First Edition Cycling News - Cervélo success leverage for Vroomen, Furlan gives Lampre a Tour boost, Zberg zooms to second, Rogers Tour rumours untrue, Tour de France likely for two Japanese riders, Rabobank announces Tour long list, Bauer brings experience to Beauce, Shelley Olds: New face in American sprinting, Citi sets sights on another Classic, What's hot on the forum
Monday, June 8
Latest Cycling News - Team Columbia-Highroad sweeps Philly, Holloway sprints out of the blocks, The Tour de France form ladder, Contador tests TT bike, Velits scores in Switzerland, No Tour for Valjavec and Elmiger, Cyclingnews is changing - Sneak preview no. 2!
First Edition Cycling News - Motivated Evans enjoys taste of victory at Dauphiné opener, Katusha's new anti-doping policy refused by McEwen, Steegmans, De Haes, Tension between Hinault & Armstrong, Home favourite Fränk Schleck wins Tour de Luxembourg, Packed evening entertains in Smithfield Nocturne, American Velodrome Challenge draws international field
Sunday, June 7
First Edition Cycling News - From Grand Tour to American Classic for Pinotti, Henderson & Teutenberg talk sprinting in Philadelphia, Fly V Australia hopeful & BMC prepared to go the distance in Philly, Contador returns to Dauphiné Libéré with modest aspirations, Liquigas pins Dauphiné hopes on Basso & Nibali, Schleck takes control at home, ASO will "follow the UCI" re: Boonen, O'Grady looking good for Tour, Vila & Ventoso appeal bans, Teams for Winghaven NRC
Saturday, June 6
First Edition Cycling News - Bazayev leads in Luxembourg, BMC prepared for Dauphiné, Miller aims for Liberty Classic victory, Wild wins Le Tour du Grand Montréal, UCI renews media rights deal with EBU, Andalucía-Cajasur hires three neo-pros, Cyclingnews podcast: Episode 14
Friday, June 5
Latest Cycling News - Klöden on Astana’s Tour shortlist, Dominguez and Clarke are back for Philly, Quick Step Tour training in Zolder, Quick Step and Fuji announce Dauphiné rosters, Tour prep for Milram, Mancebo wants win at Vuelta a Colombia, Lion of Flanders adds bite to Smithfield menu, Wilkinson takes win in UK's Tour Series round four, Tweet announces Armstrong's fourth child
First Edition Cycling News - Napolitano wins at Tour of Luxembourg, Cervélo in command at Montréal, OUCH and KBS announce Philadelphia rosters, Quick Step adds to roster, Multivan Merida sitting pretty, Lees-McRae and MIT claim collegiate season titles, New Mexico resident wins BMC-Cyclingnews Giro sweepstakes
MTB News & Racing Round-up - Felt ends team sponsorship, World Cups draw many thousands, Massanutten hosting next eastern US Cup, Racer Bikes cup heads to Granichen, Meet ten former mountain bikers who've switched to the road, Schurter goes long, Geoff Kabush diary, Gravity East Speedweek starts at WISP, Race Face auctions custom cranks for Dirt Series Scholarships
Thursday, June 4
Latest Cycling News - Dauphiné: A surprise winner on a surprising parcours?, Time trial training for Evans & co., Astana for Dauphiné Libéré, Cofidis to continue, Armstrong's comeback reasons reviewed by Walsh/Ballester, Columbia-Highroad announces Philly roster, More surgery for Horrillo, ASO releases Tour route details, Vandenbroucke tops podium in Le Bizet, Back-to-back wins for Downing in UK's Tour Series, Official Tour de France Guide hits UK shops
First Edition Cycling News - Astana assumes Tour de Luxembourg lead, Meet ten former mountain bikers who've switched to the road, Warm weather bodes well for Mt Hood Cycling Classic, New technical director for Ceramica Flaminia, World Champion among those for Memorial Marco Pantani, Luperini & Pucinskaite excited for Giro Donne, Trek - Marco Polo fielding international Tour de Korea team, Valley Preferred Center season kicking off, KBS auction for World Bicycle Relief, Bikes for Kids Utah gives away 1,000 bikes, Official Tour de France Guide hits UK shops
Wednesday, June 3
Latest Cycling News - Tinkov assesses Katusha's Giro, Pellizotti points for Tour podium, Pellizotti has a contract with Liquigas through the end of 2010., Simoni praises Menchov's tactics, Agritubel pre-selects Tour de France roster, Horrillo heads home, Barloworld for Luxembourg and Memorial Pantani
First Edition Cycling News - Astana's leadership clear ahead of Tour, Battle lines drawn after Giro, Menchov tops World rankings, Baldwin leaves Rock for OUCH, Leipheimer leads USAC Pro Tour rankings, Sutherland and Powers head NRC standings, What's hot on the forum
MTB News & Racing Round-up - Bishop unseats Schalk from throne while Shogren dominates Mohican 100, Taberlay & Pendrel sprint to Bump'n'Grind victories, ProXCT standings updated, American Riffle blazes to Verbier first, McGrath takes Jamis to the podium, Five in a row for Fullana, Barel back on track, Reade out due to injury, Topless downhillers win 10 Under The Ben
Tuesday, June 2
Latest Cycling News - Boonen returns today in Belgium, Danielson building form, Schleck brothers stars at Tour du Luxembourg, Voeckler satisfied with Giro, Henrion Belgian champion again
First Edition Cycling News - Cavendish covets more French success, Lövkvist's continuing improvement ahead of Tour, Polar opposites for Russian pair, Stars head to post-Giro criterium, Men in red reap red rewards, Triple Tour treat for the Dutch
Monday, June 1
Latest Cycling News - Phinney talks Roubaix win, Cavendish's tale of a Boy Racer, Pinotti: King of Milan's rough Roman ride, Pauwels' career takes grand leap forward, King closes first Grand Tour, Astana hanging on financially, Millar wins Edinburgh Nocturne
First Edition Cycling News - Menchov motors to Giro victory, Di Luca risks all in Giro finale, Konovalovas rules Roman roads, Gerdemann wins Bayern Rundfahrt, Contentpolis-Ampo DS pleased with team's Bayern Rundfahrt debut, Hanley seriously injured at Tulsa Tough
Sunday, May 31
First Edition Cycling News - Gilbert surprised opponents in Giro's Anagni stage, Di Luca admits Giro defeat to Menchov, Seeldraeyers first Belgian in maglia bianca, Satisfied Swift settles on Rome, Davis fooled in Giro's Anagni stage, Contador concludes pre-Tour Alps recon, Two world records set in Moscow, Cyclingnews is changing - Sneak preview no. 1!
Saturday, May 30
MTB News & Racing Round-up - Top North Americans get ready to Bump n' Grind, A good report card for Pietermaritzburg, Two out of three Athertons on the mend, SRAM breaks the 2300g barrier with new XX mountain bike group, IMBA seeks support for opening Marin trail to mountain bikers, Mike Broderick & Mary McConneloug diary, Mather & Bennett outclass for wins at Anaconda MTB Enduro, Wildside 2010 registration opens
First Edition Cycling News - Menchov is "confident" in Giro win, Cycling Union President McQuaid defends Menchov, Sastre takes Giro's Petrano and Vesuvio, Tour next, UCI comments on Valverde, Kohl and Astana, Di Luca's troubles on Vesuvio, Air Force Classic hit by UCI code 2.1.009, McEwen's surgery successful, Sireau breaks world record for 200 metres, No radios at French championship
Friday, May 29
MTB News & Racing Round-up - NUE Series heads to Ohio for Mohican 100, Fullana victorious at home while Absalon wins again, Trek overhauls cross country rocket ship, Peat collects eighth Lisbon win, Killeen tests his form, Sawicki chases new 24-hour Guinness World Record, DCM Chrome goes to England, Gunn-Rita Dahle Flesjaa diary, Record numbers to 10 Under the Ben
Latest Edition Cycling News - Garzelli retains mountain jersey, Sastre's "last chance", Basso confirms Vuelta participation, Contador continues Tour prep, Tour of Ireland details to be released soon, Tour of Austria presented, French authorities summon Landis and Baker, Dirt Works founder injured in accident
First Edition Cycling News - Savio takes three with Scarponi's second, Pate falls short of Giro's Benevento stage, McCartney and Bak make break, miss win, Arndt returns to racing at Montreal World Cup, McEwen's Tour de France in doubt after Tour of Belgium crash, Fleeman recovering after Bayern Rundfahrt crash, Cyclingnews is changing, Cyclingnews podcast: Episode 13
Thursday, May 28
Latest Edition Cycling News - Sastre left empty handed after Blockhaus charge, Martin likely for Tour de France, Fracture for Horner, Seeldraeyers wins more than jersey, Bookwalter breaks away in Belgium, Milram and Dr. Schmidt consider parting, Court passes judgment on VDB, Tour of Utah confirms 16 teams
First Edition Cycling News - Giro leader Menchov denies Vienna blood bank rumours, Pellizotti rules Giro's "strange" stages, Di Luca: Menchov is "suffering", The Belgian Italians couldn't resist - Eddy Merckx, UCI defends biological passport, Greipel wins stage, assumes lead at Bayern Rundfahrt, Taylor Phinney diary: Flèche du Sud - from high to low, Devil Takes the Hindmost circuit race at BikeRadar Live, Celebrate with Cyclingnews' Giro Sweepstakes
Wednesday, May 27
Latest Edition Cycling News - Blockhaus is Di Luca's turf, Lefevere ready for Tour showdown over Boonen, UCI refuses to comment on Kohl, Van Hummel leads UCI rankings, Martin looking for strong return at Rundfahrt, Marchante recons Tour's mountains, German track rider seriously injured, NRC standings stagnate after Somerville, South African killed in training accident, Celebrate with Cyclingnews' Giro Sweepstakes
First Edition Cycling News - The run to Rome: Giro contenders ready for Rabobank showdown, Ten Dam: Rabobank can win Giro, Seeldraeyers: Belgium's budding stage racer, Proposed 2016 Olympics course included in Dairyland, Prisoners get own Tour de France, Milram sidelines Schmidt following Kohl comments, Australian champion ready for European campaign, Celebrate with Cyclingnews' Giro Sweepstakes
Tuesday, May 26
Latest Edition Cycling News - Di Luca in two-man Giro race, Sunderland picks Menchov over Sastre, Leipheimer "not strong enough" in Petrano battle, Popovych nearly goes the distance, Rest day wrap: Changing terrain, changing fortunes, Kashechkin to CAS for come-back in August, Kohl: blood-doping at the Tour, Valverde takes legal action, Colavita-Sutter Home sweeps Tour of Somerville
First Edition Cycling News - Sastre promises sustained Giro fight, Cervélo critics silenced, Menchov cautious after success on Monte Petrano, Boonen to return in Dauphiné, 2010 Worlds launched in Melbourne, What's hot on the forum, Celebrate with Cyclingnews' Giro Sweepstakes
Monday, May 25
Latest Edition Cycling News - Cervélo's tactics questioned, Quick Step rejects Petacchi for Tour, Horrillo breathing better, planning for transport, The 1999 Giro - a Pantani retrospective, Kohl rules out return to cycling, Vienna blood bank a cartoon affair, Jalabert named French national selector, Capecchi abandons Giro with knee pain, Cycling USADA's second most tested sport, Onza demo team to wow the crowds at BikeRadar Live, Nashville's Soto Classic to serve as Junior Road Worlds Trials, Close call for London mayor
First Edition Cycling News - Savio scores again, Boom or bust for Basso in Faenza, Gustov hopes Petrano tips in Sastre's favour, Millar eyes Tour after withdrawing from Giro, Valverde dedicates Catalunya win to dad, Fullan & Absalon excel in Madrid, Teutenberg wins Tour de L'Aude finale, Celebrate with Cyclingnews' Giro Sweepstakes
Sunday, May 24
MTB News & Racing Round-up - World Cup racing returns to Spain, Atherton recovers post-surgery, Enough racing for Payet, Introducing the Sauser diary, World Champs getting ready to go Down Under, South African series concluding in Pretoria, Reality TV goes mountain biking, Remembering retired pro Steve Larsen, Top field for Anaconda Enduro, California crowns high school champions, Kovarik & Co. for BikeRadar slalom
First Edition Cycling News - Gerrans surprises himself, Froome pushes bravely to San Luca's sanctuary, Leipheimer bets on Monte Petrano, King conserves for captain Sastre, Kiryienka to try again, Ivan Basso diary: A change in wind?, Valverde maintains Catalunya lead, Tour de 'Toona postponed until 2010, Celebrate with Cyclingnews' Giro Sweepstakes
Saturday, May 23
First Edition Cycling News - Giro stage victor grateful for "home" win but calls it quits, Blockhaus may be Soler's stomping ground, Popovych ready for Giro fight, Davis keeps going after another defeat, Giro's Zomegnan warns of upcoming mountains, Some boycott Armstrong's Twittering, Trusov takes "greatest" career win, No changes in pro minimum wages, Fort Lewis hires new head coach, Celebrate with Cyclingnews' Giro Sweepstakes
Friday, May 22
Latest Edition Cycling News - Catalunya: Martin close to lead, Petacchi rumour denied, Neben to work for Worrack in l'Aude, Bos and Rabobank dominate Olympia's Tour, Briggs takes Tour Series opener, Win a signed Cervélo jersey!, Celebrate with Cyclingnews' Giro Sweepstakes
First Edition Cycling News - Menchov faces challenges as new race leader, Leipheimer closer to Giro lead, despite time trial near miss, Armstrong enforces silence after time trial, but Bruyneel confident, Sastre satisfied with time trial performance, Cervélo controls GC after Tour de l'Aude queen stage, Cyclingnews podcast: Episode 12, Celebrate with Cyclingnews' Giro Sweepstakes
Thursday, May 21
Latest Edition Cycling News - Phinney takes Flèche opener, Cancellara drops out of Giro, Valverde extends Catalunya lead, Pozzato suffers bad luck, Bos leading Olympia's Tour, Horrillo continuing to improve, Americans vie for l'Aude lead, US development camp heads to Northwest, June issue of Procycling most explosive, ever! Enter Cyclingnews' Giro Sweepstakes
First Edition Cycling News - Giro: Cavendish takes two, Armstrong to fill Horner's role following crash, Giro contenders face decisive Cinque Terre time trial, Retired pro Steve Larsen dies, Cunego: "cycling is going fast" - perhaps too fast..., "Nice guy" Farrar runner-up again, Celebrate with Cyclingnews' Giro Sweepstakes
Wednesday, May 20
Latest Edition Cycling News - Rogers limits losses before Giro time trial, Vande Velde's doctors find more fractures, Horner abandons after crash in epic stage, Team Columbia pays off for sponsors, Kirsipuu still winning, Australians take two in Japan, Young racers shine in Boulder, Celebrate with Cyclingnews' Giro Sweepstakes
First Edition Cycling News - Di Luca's Pinerolo win a blow to overall hopefuls, Garzelli's solo attack, 50 years after Coppi, Basso's Giro hopes still alive, Sastre sitting pretty after Sestrière, Valverde takes the lead in Catalunya, Vos claims l'Aude win as Cervelo takes control, What's hot on the forum
MTB News & Racing Round-up - Peat breaks downhill World Cup win record, Two victories in a row for Jonnier, Kurschat takes birthday win in Bundesliga, Osl goes it alone, US Open draws downhillers from around the globe, Moseley defying gravity, Team Torq diary, US Gravity Tour to Rocky Mountains, Team Maxxis / Rocky Mountain to British NPS#2, California series adds Shasta race, BikeRadar Live: Minnaar to dual slalom
Tuesday, May 19
Latest Edition Cycling News - Out to get pink - 'dark horses' Sastre and Menchov, Polemics continue about Giro safety, Fatal accident for Giro moto pilot, Valverde and Pereiro on the rise, Astana cash flow "not enough yet", Gerdemann checks out
First Edition Cycling News - Rogers' time to strike draws closer, Sastre satisfied with Giro's first week, Bruyneel realistic about Armstrong performance, Kohl, Rasmussen under criminal investigation, Hushovd takes Catalunya opener, Pereiro defends Valverde, Number 17 for Teutenberg
Monday, May 18
Latest Edition Cycling News - Farrar fine tunes Giro sprint, Horrillo out of coma and improving, Giro director angry over protest, Westra wins in Picardie, Two teams dominate Giro's first week, Valverde to start Catalunya, Special Giro jerseys for Rabobank, Neben takes lead in l'Aude, Howard charges to Tour of Japan lead, Tack attack brings Etape Caledonia to a halt, Celebrate with Cyclingnews' Giro Sweepstakes
First Edition Cycling News - Cavendish puts shine on controversial day, Rogers: our safety needs to be guaranteed, Di Luca's rough ride through Milan, ProTour continues in mountainous Catalunya, Leipheimer's Giro hinges on time trial?, Danielson delighted with American rivals' successes, Davis won head-to-head fight for Cavendish's wheel, Celebrate with Cyclingnews' Giro Sweepstakes
Sunday, May 17
First Edition Cycling News - Horner's potential is nothing new, says his long-term DS, Siutsou delivers third Giro stage win for Columbia-Highroad, Horrillo suffers dramatic crash down ravine, Boonen ready to challenge Tour exclusion in court, Hunter remains in search of first Giro stage win, Euser injured while training is Spain, Chacón makes pro debut with Contentpolis-AMPO, Cyclingnews podcast: Episode 11
Saturday, May 16
First Edition Cycling News - Multiple roles for Boasson Hagen, UCI making no exception for Armstrong, Back-to-back long stages tire peloton, Villumsen snatches opening Tour de L'Aude prologue, Para-cycling Worlds change location, Tour of America's Dairyland boasts nine days of elite women's racing, Bennett performs life-saving rescue in mid-flight, Leipheimer GranFondo to benefit Tour of California, Cyclingnews podcast: Episode 11
MTB News & Racing Round-up - Gravity World Cup action returns to Vallnord, US Development Team excels in Europe, Kurschat voted German cyclist of the month, Reade to make mountain bike debut, Team Torq diary by Cal Britten, SoCal School League hires executive director, Free "Kliniks" coming to Georgia & Colorado, BikeRadar Live: Bryceland to race in MBUK slalom