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October 2002 - News archive

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Tuesday, October 1
News - A new nickname for Gonzalez, 2.5 Million tune in for final Vuelta stage, Latest UCI rankings, Rankings as of September 29, 2002, Cloud lingers over VDB, Italian World's selection, Steels makes Belgian selection, Australian team for the World Championships, Beltman breaks collarbone, Putting the 'old' back in Zolder, Zolder by numbers, Giro della Provincia di Lucca preview, Scanlon to Ag2r, Leblacher promoted in Credit Agricole

Wednesday, October 2
News - Paris-Bourges preview, National team selections for Zolder, Starters for Six Days of Amsterdam, Casagrande to Lampre, Van Hemert Groep contracts, Belgian prosecutor wants Bugno in prison, Dickey remains out until September 2003, WADA and IOC release new banned substance list, KNWU wants Topcompetitie back, New route for Race Across America, Lynne Taylor attempts UK long distance records, Little 500 Founder dies
Second edition news - Australian junior world's team update

Thursday, October 3
News - 96th Paris-Tours, Gonzalez gets a new offer from Quick Step, Museeuw looking for another birthday win?, Bortolami's role at the World's, Maassen back with the pro's, 51st Herald Sun Tour route, Verge New England Championship Cyclo-Cross Series round 1, Richard Sachs announces 2002/2003 cyclo-cross team

Friday, October 4
News - Aitor Gonzalez still respects Belda, Vuelta 2002 gets support from riders and teams, Dekker calls it quits for the season, Sunderland forfeits the World's, World's news, Gontchar to Gerolsteiner, Boonen will leave US Postal, Francisco Perez to Milaneza, Murn renews with Formaggi Trentini, Francesco Leon retires, Danny Jonasson quits, Jittery Joe's extends for three years, TQ Two Day all set to go, Clif Bar announces 2002 cyclo-cross team

Saturday, October 5
News - Bruyneel on USPS Vuelta and Boonen's contract, French, Swiss and Austrian World's selection, Bartoli comments on non-selection, Svorada out of Paris-Tours, Saeco-Longoni Sport for Paris-Tours, Nardello to Telekom, Gontchar not yet, 76th Piccolo Giro di Lombardia, GP Wieler Revue, Tour of Southland, U.S. Cyclist suspended, Life of Brian, Dwars door Hasselt, Lynne Taylor breaks Land's End record, Carolina Cyclocross Association team

Sunday, October 6
News - Freire confident, despite knee problems, Di Luca out of Paris-Tours, Belda comments on Sevilla, Three more years for Cipo?, World's news, Portuguese team, Hugo Sabido to Barbot Torrie, 13 for Jean Delatour, USA National 'cross championships, MTB Hall of Fame Induction, Taylor breaks 1,000 mile record, 'Cross Crusade preview

Monday, October 7
News - Bettini strengthens World Cup grip, Vandenbroucke breaks collarbone and elbow, Lampre team members arrested, No Sixes for Zabel, Wiggins to continue season with Sixes, Joaquim Gomes retires, World Championships on Australian TV, 8th Hornsby to Swansea Cycle Classic

Tuesday, October 8
World Championships News - Junior Women to open World Championships, Dutch selection complete, Belgian selection complete, Polish team for the World's, Live coverage on Cyclingnews, Weather report, , How to get from Hasselt to Circuit Zolder, 2005 World's in Madrid
News - Lampre critical of police action, Scanlon signs for 2 years with Ag2r, Glomser renews with Saeco, Cristian Climent to Barbot Torrie, Rubiera to race Martín Fíz up l'Angliru, Mario de Clercq in Sint-Michielsgestel Superprestige race, Martinello says farewell in Munich Six, Giesberts finishes with 534 wins, Thomas Mühlbacher retires, Helga Weiss killed, Details of Tasmania's Great Race announced

Wednesday, October 9
News - Telekom interested in Botero, Rabobank wants Freire, Mazzanti signs for Panaria, Fragnière to Crédit Agricole, Ine Wannijn to Vlaanderen, Vandenbroucke may be out for 2 months, 2002-2003 Cyclo-cross World Cup schedule, Paolo Bettini website, Eddie Tobin Obituary
World Championships News - Day 1 wrap up, Comments from the course: Cowman, Long and Creed, Three more U.S. riders added to men's team, They rode how fast?!?, Jeannie Longo set to defend TT title for France, Nations analysis by time, A Circuit Zolder time line

Thursday, October 10
World Championships News - Day 2 wrap up, Comments from the course, Where did Thürig come from?, Elite Men's TT preview, No Danes in Elite TT, A lap of the road course, Course distances changed, 2004 World's earlier, Medals table after day 2, Time table after day 2
News - Contract news, Important dates on the 2003 Women's calendar, Holland Ladies Tour starts in Kampen, Rumsas saga continues; possible release for Edita, 25 involved in drug trafficking heard by French judiciary, Clothes for Quick Step, Theunisse European champion, Central Massachusetts Cyclo-Cross To End Homelessness, New life for Kissena velodrome, 2002 Gay Games in Sydney

Friday, October 11
World Championships News - Day 3 wrap up, Comments from the course, Erik Zabel: No mass sprint, A big bed for Cipo, 21,000 tickets sold so far, Day 4 preview
News - Freire signs with Rabobank, Steels to Landbouwkrediet-Colnago, 100 Italians without contract for 2003, Gerrans and Dayus join Team Krone, Crédit Agricole Espoirs, Tegeltoko for another three years, New Italian Trade Team III, Riders for Selle Italia-Colombia 2003, Dutch championships to move, Putte-Kapellen to pay respects to Prince Claus, 2002 Big Bicycle Flea Market, 4 Wheels 4 Sean benefit

Saturday, October 12
World Championships News - Day 4 wrap up, Comments from the course, Junior Women's Road Race, Borghesi crashes, mother out cold, Longo to ride women's road race, Jeanson pulls out of women's road race, Australian men ready for Sunday, Belgian riders will have to attack, Verona already gearing up for 2004, Medal table after day 4
News - Edita Rumsas freed, Raimondas goes on the attack, Four days in Belgium for TDF 2004?, Ben Day signs for Carvalhelhos-Boavista, Sandra Missbach signs for Farm Frites-Hartol, The Tasmanian Connection in Herald Sun Tour 2002, Tour de Langkawi upgraded to 2.2, Verge New England Championship Cyclo-Cross Series Round 2

Sunday, October 13
World Championships News - Day 5 wrap up, Comments from the course, Elite Women's Road Race, Ryan Sullivan injured in Junior Men's crash, Wide open race for rainbow jersey on Sunday, Zberg out for Sunday, Sunderland and Peiper guest commentators for Cyclingnews on Sunday, Belgians keen to win on their home ground, McEwen v Cipo, Belgian journo controversy and Squadra Azzuro follies, Worlds Spectators, Medals table after Day 5
News - Cipo and Marco together?, No renewal for Cesar Solaun and Igor Flores, Final U23 and Junior rankings for 2002, Principal dates on the 2003 UCI calendar, Paris-Brussels downgraded

Monday, October 14
World Championships News - Day 6 wrap up, Comments from the course, Bad luck for Freire, Final medals table after Day 6
News - Men's UCI rankings after World's, Francisco Gutierrez courted by Boavista and Euskaltel, Trenti to Fassa Bortolo, Herald Sun Tour teams, Belgian World Cup boycott?

Tuesday, October 15
World Championships News - Cipollini happy for his dad, Ballerini comments, Belgians unsatisfied, Boogerd comments, Organisers happy with numbers
News - End of an era for Laurent Jalabert, Ullrich not coming cheaply, Brard and Bichot suspended, Sweden applies for Women's World Cup., New 'cross rules may avert Belgian World Cup boycott, Ljungqvist to Credit Agricole, Farm Frites-Hartol lose Lindberg and Robb, Triple Italian program for Saeco-Longoni Sport

Wednesday, October 16
News - The phenomenon Cipollini, Cipollini's future, 87th Milan Turin preview, Why Freire chose Rabobank, Otxoa races again, Tour de Langkawi route for 2003, Final NRC rankings for 2002, Dates Set for NORBA 2003

Thursday, October 17
News - Kelme 2003 with two leaders, Florent Brard explains, Giro del Piemonte preview, Pantani interested in collaboration with Cipollini, Casagrande and Belli to Lampre, Lennie Kristensen joins CSC-Tiscali, Hĝj comes home, Arvesen wanted by Cofidis, Coen Boerman stops, iteamNova to go Cat 2 in 2003?, New Dutch trade team III, Sally Spicer cyclo-cross team, O'Grady, McGee and Cooke go way Down Under, Last year's winner back for Tour of Southland, Australian Junior Women's Team to New Zealand, Armstrong jersey auction

Friday, October 18
News - Escalada a Montjuïc preview, Japan Cup preview, Gotti defends Ferrari, Two Austrians non-negative, Brochard to Ag2r, Vanhaecke to Palmans-Collstrop, McCauley stays with RDM, Meirhaeghe on track in Gent, Gutierrez confirms with Boavista, Jeker not staying at Milaneza?, Fondriest stops sponsorship of Lampre, Alessandro Forni to attempt climbing record, Verge Mid-Atlantic Championship Cyclo-Cross Series: Rounds 3 & 4, Lurgan 'cross opens Irish season

Saturday, October 19
News - Bettini ready, Cipollini, Virenque on the sidelines, Tafi on the mend, Blijlevens undergoes operation, Aitor Gonzalez close to Fassa Bortolo, Capelle to Landbouwkrediet, Cruz re-signs for US Postal, Chicchi goes pro, Joly to Jean Delatour, Jeker stays with Milaneza, Unai Elorriaga to Costa De Almeria, More on Gutierrez, Dunning joins Van Hemert Groep, Power Plate-BIK additions, Arvesen to stay or go?, De Nardi-Colpack merger, Superprestige 'cross revs up, McEwen in French criterium, Chrono des Herbiers preview, Burnaby Velodrome 3-Day

Sunday, October 20
News - Giro di Lombardia wrap up, World Cup winner's profile, World Cup winners, Roster remake for Fassa Bortolo, Jean Delatour contract updates, Lampre drops Rumsas, Petrov to iBanesto.com, Martinez signs for Phonak, Quaranta, Pieri and Shefer to Saeco, Boonen still on the table, Vansummeren pro with Vlaanderen-T Interim, Ludwig quits BDR, Bellutti quits Italian track position, World's make a profit

Monday, October 21
News - 2002 World Cup Wrap-Up , Gerolsteiner moves, Van Landeghem prolongs, Teteriuk to Nippon Hoddo, Portuguese transfers, Orbitel in Division II, Melchers and Grimberg renew, Van der Helm joins Farm Frites-Hartol , Mauro Gianetti retires, 18th Gran Gala Ciclistico Internazionale, Forni breaks climbing record, Groningen wants the World's

Tuesday, October 22
News - CSC-Tiscali eyes Botero, Rabobank departures, Meirhaeghe to Acque e Sapone, FDJeux.com adds one more, Oktos-MBK changes, Marlux looks for sponsor, Holland Ladies Tour loses sponsor, ASO to co-produce Classic Haribo, 2002 Pro Cycling Tour review, Holm sheds new light on past, Ironman McRae, Irish cycling loses Kieran Hammond

Wednesday, October 23
News - UCI Men's and Women's rankings, 2003 Tour de France route announced Thursday, Ullrich one step closer to CSC, Gibo off the hook, Fois out for 36 months, Nijs comments on 'cross regulations, Lotto to keep ABX?, iBanesto ending sponsorship after 2003, Mapei by numbers, Escartin contemplates retirement, Opera for EDS-fakta, Reynaud returns, Gustavo Otero for Paredes, Italian positive, Stam to tackle Dutch hour

Thursday, October 24
Second Edition News - Tour de France 2003: Full route details
News - Cipollini vs. Horse, Gonzalez and Botero to ride in Criterium de la ACP, Saeco finish season in Japan, ABX to choose between three teams, Boonen by the end of the week, Dutch U23 TT champ to Van Hemert Groep, CSC Classic upgraded, Tour de Georgia sanctioned, Amherst International Cyclo-Cross preview

Friday, October 25
News - Tour 2003 presentation, Pantani to decide his own fate, Tiralongo to Panaria, Stam and Slippens to Axa, Aug (and Gontchar?) to De Nardi-Colpack, Brentjens to T-Mobile, Ballester leaves Mälarenergi for Costa del Almeria, Team Ton van Bemmelen Sports-Novilon for 2003, Sullivan on the mend, Top Swedish amateur team to stop?, Verge Mid-Atlantic Championship Series: Round 5, Irish Cyclo-Cross Round 2 preview, Norway gets 'cross

Saturday, October 26
News - Armstrong wants to do Paris-Nice, Milaneza hopes for a wild card, Giro presentation in three weeks, Contracts for Danielson, Kluck and Barry, Hamburger prolongs, Final year at CA for Hushovd, Mapei and Lampre in Japan, Irish Veterans meet

Sunday, October 27
News - Armstrong's outlook: Part II, Gonzalez "99%" for Fassa Bortolo, Dufaux looks for new team, Vainsteins against the ropes, Cyclecomponents.com looks ahead, Neckermann-Benelux folds, Verbruggen testifies on Giro raids, Illawarra Cycle Club track open

Monday, October 28
News - Botero getting closer to Telekom, Cipollini wants to break Giro record, Cyclo-cross in Vossem cancelled due to bad weather, Lotto riders get some of their prize money, Braeckevelt to Marlux, François Simon retires, Pellizotti married, D'Hollander's father dies, Highland Park Cyclocross preview, Tour De France E-Book

Tuesday, October 29
News - Fassa Bortolo expects an answer from Gonzalez soon, Godefroot: It's up to Kelme, Escartín closer to retirement, No contract for Peter Riis Andersen, Chausson to Commencal, Pruitt to Luna Chix, Two Spanish neo's to Portugal, Book review: Day of Glory or Day of Pai
Second Edition News - Cyclist International launches track series for Melbourne, Women's 2003 World Cup to start in Geelong

Wednesday, October 30

News - Fassa Bortolo expects an answer from Gonzalez soon, Godefroot: It's up to Kelme, Escartín closer to retirement, No contract for Peter Riis Andersen, Chausson to Commencal, Pruitt to Luna Chix, Two Spanish neo's to Portugal, Book review: Day of Glory or Day of Pain

Thursday, October 31
News - Ballerini will go to Hamilton, USPS start preparation in Austin, Belda on Botero: no bad blood, but a contract is a contract, Conconi doping case postponed, Vlaanderen T-Interim completes its line up, Rossner and Arndt sign for Nürnberger, Rochelle Gilmore signs for Acca Due O, Carrie Tuck signs for RONA, Poggio to feature in Tour of the Med, The Netherlands wants Tour start in 2008, Verge Mid-Atlantic Championship Cyclo-Cross Series: Rounds 6 & 7