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August 2002 - News archive

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Thursday, August 1
News - Rumsas stays in Italy, All Tour controls negative, Polish doctor recognises prescriptions, Working group formed over Rumsas doping scandal, Armstrong comments on Rumsas affair, Teams still boycotting Meisterschaft von Zürich, McEwen happy with Belgian support, Walter Planckaert may join Demeulenaere, Sabaliauskas renews with Saeco, Lampre-Daikin for Volta a Portugal, Phonak for HEW-Cyclassics Hamburg, UK team for European Mountain Bike Championships

Friday, August 2
News - Rumsas still reluctant to travel to France, Independent doping tests planned for Rumsas, Australian team breaks 4000m team pursuit world record, The Lotto-Domo saga continues, Vuelta España teams announced, Tour de Langkawi 2003 goes back to Langkawi for start, Fassa Bortolo for HEW Cyclassics, Lampre-Daikin for HEW Cyclassics, Cancellara gets an upgrade, Scanlon gets stagiaire contract with Ag2r, Farm Frites-Hartol for LGBF, Bizkaia-Sabeco-Gordexola for LGBF, Polish calendar 2003

Saturday, August 3
News - Rumsas to be represented by top French lawyer, Rumsas to undergo independent doping tests next week, Official: All Tour anti-doping controls negative, Saeco-Longoni Sport leaves the AIGCP, Cannondale's president comments on the Simoni affair, HEW Cyclassics Cup preview, New York City Cycling Championship preview, Men's Commonwealth Games road race preview, CSC-Tiscali interested in Verbrugghe and McEwen, Mapei-Quick Step for HEW Cyclassics, Lampre-Daikin for upcoming races, Itera for LGBF, New sponsor for Junior Tour of Ireland

Sunday, August 4
News - Panaria Fiordo stays in cycling, Rumsas' lawyer to pay a visit, Doping watchdogs welcome - sometimes, San Francisco GP returns, La Grande Boucle Féminine preview, Steels back in Ronde van Nederland, 20th Annual Gene Moriarty Cup Cycle Race

Monday, August 5
News - HEW Cyclassics wrap up, Dekker doubtful for San Sebastian, Commonwealth Games wrap up, Final medal table, "Battle of Asian Champions" in Gamuda Eagle Tour of Malaysia, Tour of Southland goes international, 4th World Solo 24 Hours Of Adrenalin Championships, New sponsor for Irish junior team

Tuesday, August 6
News - Rumsas stays in Italy, Voet says cycling is no cleaner than it was, Latest UCI rankings, Verbruggen to resign from WADA, Dekker will have another operation, Pedro Horrillo injured, Six to leave Rabobank, Marc Sergeant will be Lotto-Domo team leader, Mapei-Quick Step for upcoming races, O'Brien leads Irish challenge in M Donnelly Junior Tour

Wednesday, August 7
News - Cipollini's back, Blijlevens to come back in Oostvoorne, Berry Floor to co-sponsor US Postal, Rene Haselbacher with Gerolsteiner for two more years, Belgium wants Cyclocross World's 2007, Saeco-Longoni Sport for upcoming races, Fassa Bortolo for upcoming races, French (and Italian) stagiaires, European teams ready for Gamuda Eagle Tour of Malaysia, New Zealand Junior Tour to go International

Thursday, August 8
News - Museeuw hopes to hold onto World Cup lead, Lawyers asks for release of Edita Rumsas, Peter Van Petegem in doubt for San Sebastian, Phonak with a strong team for San Sebastian, Roberto Heras marries, Riders tested in Tour of Portugal, Only one Belgian at the Track World's, Geneviève Jeanson back at Canadian Road Championships, Team Krone has high ambitions for the Gamuda-Eagle Tour of Mala, Old boys show in Skara, British team for China Track World Cup, American Cycling Showdown at Lehigh Valley Velodrome

Friday, August 9
News - Embattled Rumsas undergoes independent drug tests, Rumsas grateful for Lithuanian support, Suspected products found in Lampre vehicle, Van Petegem out of San Sebastian, , Mapei-Quick Step for San Sebastian, Fassa Bortolo for San Sebastian, No Vuelta for Boonen, Twelve riders with Lotto-Domo contracts, Jonathan Vaughters primed to defend Saturn Cycling Classic title, 42nd ENECO Tour (Ronde van Nederland), Selangor Sweet Nice Team ready for Gamuda Eagle Tour of Malaysia, Transsexual named for Canadian Women's MTB Team

Saturday, August 10
News - Lampre: products were legal, Protests at French Embassy for Rumsas, Clasica San Sebastian Preview, Zurich World Cup boycott averted, Verbruggen affirms determination to fight doping, The return of Jan Ullrich?, Boogerd to ride Ster Elektrotoer, Saeco-Longoni Sport heads for Spain, Sunderland pulls out of Tour of Denmark, Phonak for Tour of Denmark, Mapei-Quick Step development team for upcoming races, Photo finish system and TV coverage for Gamuda Eagle Tour, Rising stars in Irish cycling

Sunday, August 11
News - Clasica San Sebastian wrap up, Post race quotes, Verbrugghe delays return, Ronde van Nederland last stage race for Tom Steels, Big Mat gets Vuelta start, Trofeo Melinda preview, Tinker Juarez to race 24 Hours of 9 Mile-Wisconsin, 2003 New Zealand National Mountain Bike Series, 2002 Virginia Cyclo-Cross Series

Monday, August 12
News - Vuelta a Burgos preview, Ullrich back home, Moreau still injured, Paris Lido dancer hanging tough in Grande Boucle Féminine, Landbouwkrediet-Colnago for Tour of Denmark, Eagle Tour aims to be big in Asia, Jurgen Guns retires

Tuesday, August 13
News - Can Jan Ullrich return?, No release yet for Edita, UCI rankings after San Sebastian, Peron signs until 2003 with CSC-Tiscali, Cunego for two more years with Saeco, Acqua&Sapone Cantina Tollo for upcoming races, Index Alexia for Due Giorni Marchigiana, Mapei-Quick Step for the Tour of Denmark, US National Team announced for MTB World's, News from South Africa, 46th SEAT Tour of Slovakia, Irish team for Gamuda Eagle Tour

Wednesday, August 14
News - Rumsas' urine tests also negative, Ullrich fined for amphetamine use, Vandenbroucke's disqualification confirmed in Flanders, Millar DNS in Tour of Denmark, Fornaciari to Saeco, Van Moorsel to start in Dutch TT championships, Women's 500m time trial record broken, Millward out for the rest of the season, O'Loughlin out with broken collarbone, McQuaid happy with Gamuda Eagle Tour, USA NRC standings, Woman jailed for Harrop death, NZ MTB Championships

Thursday, August 15
International news - Hincapie wants to finish season, Jan Ullrich undergoes knee operation, Jan Ullrich: "I want a new beginning", Voices of support for Raimondas and Edita Rumsas, Milaneza-MSS dominance in Volta a Portugal, Smokin' Cuban to star in world junior track championships, World's participation by numbers, Team Phonak for upcoming races, Andrea Tonti out with fractured vertebra, Team change in Tour of Slovakia
Regional news - Two new riders for Van Hemert Groep, NORBA finals at Mount Snow this weekend, Moriarty and other Irish on form in Belgium

Friday, August 16
News - Bettini pulls out of Post Danmark Rundt with tendon problems, Danish Day: Major victories by Danes across Europe, Savoldelli has yet to sign, Casagrande to iBanesto?, Sandstød signs for two more years, Jeurissen and Smink extend contracts, A seventh Spanish pro team?, Phonak for upcoming races, Dutch team for MTB World's, Deborah Engen named communications director of USAC, GP Punkt - live!, 2002 Surrey League Revolutions five-day preview, Track Cycling for all ages at the Lehigh Valley Velodrome

Saturday, August 17
News - US Criterium Championships Preview, Tafi to join CSC-Tiscali, Garzelli appeals doping suspension, Mapei-Quick Step for Meisterschaft von Zürich, Saeco-Longoni Sport ready for Spain and Zürich, Live coverage of Zürich, UCI announces World's participation numbers, 2002 U.S. World MTB team, Café Baqué looks to sponsor team for 2003, Roche to lead Irish team in Junior Tour of Wales

Sunday, August 18
News - Meisterschaft von Zürich: Can Museeuw hold off Bettini's World Cup charge?, Fassa Bortolo to Zürich with B team, Index Alexia for upcoming races, Eagle Tour good for Team Ireland, No Superprestige contract for Sven Vanthourenhout, Six Days of the Future in Gent to be replaced, Colombian team for Pan-American Games

Monday, August 19
News - Meisterschaft von Zürich wrap up and comments, Post race quotes, Museeuw abandons, Bettini into the lead, Bettini with Museeuw in 2003?, No Vuelta for Virenque, Alan Davis to ONCE, Canadians dominate NORBA XC, First ever U.S. Women's Keirin Championship promoted by Mid-Atla, Labor Day Memorial Ride in Long Beach, CA

Tuesday, August 20
News - Latest UCI rankings, Somarriba returns home, Cipollini won't start in Eneco Tour/Ronde van Nederland, Zolder World Championships news, Freire has a good offer from CSC-Tiscali, Hoffman and Madsen extend with CSC-Tiscali, Mikhailov to ride for US Postal, Rumsas' German tests negative, World cup prizes to be handed out in Curaçao, Lampre-Daikin for the Trittico Lombardo, Di Luca to lead Saeco in Trittico Lombardo, Mapei-Quick Step for upcoming races

Wednesday, August 21
News - Armstrong and Ekimov to ride GP Eddy Merckx, Ullrich helps flood victims, UCI not happy with Pantani let off, Casero signs for two more years, Sunderland out for two weeks with tendonitis, Mercury will not renew for 2003, Javier Ramirez Abeja gets stagiaire ride with CSC-Tiscali, U.S. National Track Cycling Championships schedule, Trust House Cycle Classic 2003, SuperCup postponed again, New event billed as Australia's richest one day road race

Thursday, August 22
News - Raimondas Rumsas to be interrogated in Italy, Cipollini back in Giro del Veneto, , Golden hair = golden medals for Australia, Van de Wouwer and Brandt to Quick Step-Davitamon, Egelmeers prolongs, Another division III team for USA in 2003, Nine riders for Rabobank Division III team, World's participation: Continental Champions, Outgoing World Champions, World's news: Venezuela first entry, New event billed as Australia's richest one day road race

Friday, August 23
News - Tired but relaxed Zabel can still produce the goods, Ullrich wants to stay with Telekom, VDB wins two battles, Paolo Bettini to lead Quick Step, Nardello still looking, Van Bondt and Vansevenant negotiating with Lotto-Adecco, Demeulenaere has a job for Tchmil, Saeco for Plouay and Veneto, Phonak for Plouay, Farm Frites-Hartol for Plouay, Marty Nothstein aiming for 27th national title at U.S. Nationals, Burnaby Velodrome reopens

Saturday, August 24
News - Bettini aims to top UCI ranking in Plouay, Mapei-Quick Step for upcoming races, Sevilla may join ONCE, Cadel Evans also looking to ONCE?, Lampre-Daikin for Giro del Veneto, Acqua&Sapone-Cantina Tollo for Giro del Veneto, Leipheimer injured in Eneco Tour, Stagiare contract for Michael Simms, Other contract items

Sunday, August 25
News - Karsten Kroon doesn't cry anymore in Plouay, UCI expresses disappointment with Belgian federation, Museeuw signs for three years with Quick Step, Bartko signs for two years with Rabobank, Frank Schleck to ride as stagiaire for CSC-Tiscali, Luperini back in action, Oscar Plattner dies, Middelkerke a potential finishing town for 2004 Tour, Phonak for Tour du Poitou, A Sunderland addition

Monday, August 26
News - Tyler Hamilton badly hurt, Hunt hopeful; Gouvenou and Jan to retire, Telekom shopping around for GC riders, Kelme to reduce next year, No renewal for Ludovic Capelle, Vuelta a Venezuela

Tuesday, August 27
International News - Volvo-Cannondale stops; A kilo of gold for Kirchen; Rabobank annoyed at Postal; Leipheimer still in hospital; Armstrong's final Euro race for 2002; Van Bon, McEwen & Gates sign with Lotto-Domo; Bodrogi, Hulsmans, VDB, Vanthourenhout to Quick Step; Thijs Al back to MTB; Rossner not in Holland Ladies Tour; Norway chooses Worlds team; Changes for Team Crescent; A new boy for Sergio Barbero; Russian team for Venezuela; More for 24 Hours of Adrenalin; Mapei-Quick Step
Regional News - 5000 in Dutch Ride for Roses; Univest Grand Prix; Tour Of The Tamar; Powerbar "Team Elite" applications now open for 2003

Wednesday, August 28
News - Bruyneel responds to Rabobank comments, Cipollini will continue, and wants to win the World's, Evans to Telekom, 14 riders confirmed for Quick Step, Fassa Bortolo want Frigo back, Capelle has a spot in Landbouwkrediet, Latest UCI women's rankings, VDB may ride the Vuelta, No Vuelta for Olano, Euskaltel-Euskadi for the Vuelta, Van Bondt breaks wrist, No Freire in Trofeo Melinda, Belgian team for MTB World's, Swedish team for World MTB Championships Team Relay, No team relay for Brentjens, Longer route for Paris-Brussels, Teams announced for San Francisco Grand Prix, Mapei-Quick Step for Tour de Slovaquie, Bessette to ride for CyclocrossWorld, Artistic talent not welcome from UCI observer in RVN, Cyclist killed in Georgia

Thursday, August 29
News - Edita Rumsas remains in prison, Simoni looking forward to Vuelta, Saeco-Longoni Sport for Trofeo Melinda and Giro del Friuli, Index Alexia for Trofeo Melinda and Giro del Friuli, Mapei-Quick Step for Trofeo Melinda, Acqua & Sapone - Cantina Tollo for Trofeo Melinda, Gerolsteiner considering Bölts, Braeckevelt unlikely in Lotto-Domo, Sixth Trophée d'Or Féminin, Zijlaard-Van Moorsel to miss Holland Ladies Tour, Van Bon and Knaven to ride Amsterdam Six Day, Van Dooren to lead new MTB team, Minnaar out of MTB World's with broken collarbone, Quagliarello suspended for doping, National Bike Week preview

Friday, August 30
Second edition news - Australian team announced for Copenhagen World Track Championships, USCF Track Nationals - Day 3 wrap up and Day 4 preview
News - Another Italian thinks of Spain, Freire to decide on contract soon, Pedro Horrillo hopes to follow Freire, Braeckevelt decides to go, before he is pushed, Team CSC-Tiscali to ride Cervélo bikes in 2003, Failed health tests at MTB World's, Lars Brian Nielsen positive for caffeine, Rain stops play in USCF National Track Cycling Championships, Problems for Marco Polo in Tibet, Ondernemers van Nature and Norwegian women for Holland Ladies Tour, CSC-Tiscali for upcoming races, Phonak for GP le Télegramme, Transocéane cancelled, No more money for Henk Vos and Groningen-Münster, Stagiaire for Cofidis, First annual Cox Charities Cycling Classic, Cycling Ireland Bike Week

Saturday, August 31
News - Petacchi eyes Zolder, Circuit Zolder Gearing up for World's, Downhill MTB World's preview, Turpijn distraught, Team Wiesenhof wants Heppner, Cycling community not amused by Rumsas affair, Mapei-Quick Step for upcoming races, Phonak stagiaires, Nicole Reinhart Memorial Fund Collegiate Cycling Scholarships, Duane Dickey suspended, Memorial benefit ride in Georgia, Nineteen year old Belgian cyclist found dead