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April 2003 - News archive

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Tuesday, April 1
First Edition News - Satisfaction for Ag2r director, Goubert and Millar injury update, Coast is dissolving: Bekim Christensen, Latest UCI women's rankings, Professional Cyclists Association in favour of helmets, sign ex-Index riders
Special Edition News - Tour de France to celebrate EU expansion, UCI bans white shorts, Pantani under investigation, Campagnolo to return to the dirt, Team Freewheel in for the long haul
Latest News - Bettini out of De Panne, Cooke in, Pozzato bouncing back, J.P. Nazon on the mend, Ullrich moving closer, Cipollini preparing for Flanders, Pantani in the thick of it, FDJ development program, Mavic's Cross Mountain Team on a mission

Wednesday, April 2
First Edition News - Mattan going for De Panne not Flanders, De Panne organizers ready for worst, Weather favours Belgians for RVV, Cipo prepares at home, One hundred years and counting, Giro teams announced, Armstrong to ride Dauphine Libere, New Zealand MTB nationals
Latest News - Museeuw's woes continue, Tafi still not right, Bortolami better, Other De Panne news, Giro teams confusion: fakta definitely in, Two more spots open for Spanish teams, Bichot to Barloworld, Lehigh Valley Velodrome helps Olympic hopefuls, Joe Miller injured

Thursday, April 3
First Edition News - More Giro teams confusion, Gabrovski reinstated, UCI monitoring SARS hazard, Marcel Ernzer dies, Rebellin returns, Champion signs up for three more years, Inside De Rosa, ONCE-Eroski for GP Indurain & Pais Vasco, Team Dried Plums/Orbitz
Latest News - Peloton says no to Kemmel, Museeuw bluffing?, Peeters not so sure, Helmets mandatory chez Cofidis, Euskaltel chances good for Tour, Rousseau out of SA World Cup, Kirsipuu out of Adélie, Sevilla to return at Vuelta a Aragon, Bergmann suspended, Circuit des Ardennes

Friday, April 4
First Edition News - Museeuw's prognostic hasn't improved, Weather report, Ronde Van Vlaanderen in numbers, Live coverage, Bad break for Andy Cappelle, Route Adélie preview, Somarriba to ride Grande Boucle, Moninger appeal denied, New advocacy group for NZ cycling
Latest News - Vandenbroucke steps up, What the other favourites are saying, Eeckhout out of Ronde, Live coverage, Lembo close to Palmans, Daelmans extends with Vlaanderen, Cipo back in Zolder?, Busy schedule for Power, O'Loughlin on a roll, Bike For Shelter

Saturday, April 5
First Edition News - UCI: Helmets mandatory, Museeuw will ride the Ronde, Pieri says his form is great, Gaumont ready for Ronde, Team Coast hopeful, Lembo confirms with Palmans-Collstrop, Casagrande out of GP Indurain, Baby Johan keeps Halgand home, Paumier almost clear, UCI sanctioned riders update, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Racing

Sunday, April 6
First Edition News - Ready for the weekend: A talk with Lance Armstrong, Ekimov to lead USPS at Flanders, Ag2R denied last minute Flanders entry, Live coverage, Pedersen out of CSC, 'Flu hits Team fakta, Pantani trial begins, NCVC/Edge Technologies

Monday, April 7
First Edition News - 87th Ronde van Vlaanderen, Post race comments, Brochard disagrees with UCI helmet ruling, Ullrich prepares for parenthood, Short sentence proves case for reform, 2004 World's web site live, Charity ride to support Starlight Foundation, CTC's off-road season starting soon, Cactus Forest trail needs support
Latest News - Van Petegem always in control, Museeuw gives it everything, Guesdon tries on the Muur, Cipollini DNF, Pieri's tactic fails, Durand dislikes bunches, Five teams tested at RVV, Camenzind out for three weeks, Ullrich licence decision today, Road Rules, 43rd Vuelta al Pais Vasco, Marco Pantani ready for more, Helmets: French riders want to be free to choose, Caucchioli on the mend and on the web

Tuesday, April 8
First Edition News - Ullrich likely to race Sarthe, 51st Circuit de la Sarthe preview, 65th Gent-Wevelgem, UCI rankings: Zabel back on top, Cofidis signs Luis Perez
Latest News - Van Petegem waiting for Roubaix, It's a go for Ullrich, Stomach problems for Armstrong, Armstrong thinking again about World's, Wesemann out six weeks, Cipollini looking for Wevelgem repeat, Mori decision expected soon, Pantani riding well, lacks rhythm, Ag2R drops Paumier, 2003 Tour de l'Ain

Wednesday, April 9
First Edition News - Ullrich back but Coast still under cloud, USAC amends track selection, Katie Brown injured, McKenzie fit for Gent-Wevelgem, Cooke out of next two Classics, New cycling organization for New Zealand, Flèche Wallonne Féminine teams
Latest News - Rest period recharges McEwen, Steels has modest ambitions, Ullrich planning ahead, Rumsas on defensive, Safety concerns for new Sea Otter stage, "Peers is not a cry-baby", 27th Giro del Trentino, LVV to host jazz/blues, NEBC/Cycle Loft Masters

Thursday, April 10
First Edition News - Sea Otter men's race shortened, Armstrong abandons Sarthe, Bettini recovering after Gent-Wevelgem fall, Governor declares Tour de Georgia Week, Bugno cleared, Navigators to come home for Georgia and South Carolina, CapTech Classic
Latest News - Ullrich pleased, Armstrong too, O'Grady gears up for Roubaix, Joly lays low, No pressure for Virenque, Aussies ready for SA track, Eadie waiting for Sydney, Millar on the mend, Etxebarria defends team, Marco Polo Cycling Fund

Friday, April 11
First Edition News - Sea Otter relocates day three road stage, Who will reign in the Queen of the Classics?, Live Coverage, No fist fight in Pedersen/Riis breakup, France 3 will likely keep Tour rights, France 3 will likely keep Tour rights, USA Cycling for SA track, Knee operation for Garate, 60th Vuelta Ciclista del Uruguay, Saturn riders to lead Bike NY, Students preserve the pavé
Latest News - De Vlaeminck not jealous, but wants rivalry, New tyres for Van Petegem?, Meirhaeghe leads Domina Vacanze, Rabobank save Freire for Amstel, Live Coverage, Dierckxsens deeply disappointed, Curvers replaces Duijn in Van Hemert Groep, This weekend's Irish fixtures, Profile: New Zealand's Tom Bricklebank

Saturday, April 12
First Edition News - Lefevere's recipe for Roubaix success, Pieri's ready, Team Coast go in with fresh troops, Van Petegem: No benefit from World Cup jersey, without Madiot?, Wilson and Cooke with early season health problems, Cor Vos defends photographers, Tendonitis for Verbrugghe

Sunday, April 13
First Edition News - Tafi wants a fast race, Kirsipuu not super confident, Museeuw the top favourite, Boonen better, Four bikes for the "Leeuw Van Vlaanderen", Frank Vandenbroucke not heavy enough, Van Petegem realistic, Cofidis boys hopeful, Nijs at the end, Credit Agricole bikes, Weather report: sunny and dry, Live Coverage, Ullrich more than happy with debut, Freddie Fu Cycling Team, Heartkids Cycle Challenge

Monday, April 14
First Edition News - 101st Paris-Roubaix post-race wrap up, Post Race comments, Star-studded line-up for Herne Hill centenary track meet, Cyclists vote for 14 year penalty for road death, News from Tasmania, Australian BMX championships, Colavita/Bolla finalises roster, CTC's big birthday bash, Fuji Women's Racing Series new web site
Latest News - Museeuw: "This was the last time", Belgian papers on Van Petegem, Van Petegem to visit Belgian premier, More Paris-Roubaix reactions, Medical controls, Lefevere credits Van Petegem, X-rays for Vandenbroucke, Australian track coach satisfied, Verbrugghe confident for Ardennes, Cassani suspended, Axelsson's admissions

Tuesday, April 15
First Edition News - UCI rankings after Paris-Roubaix, Bettini to miss classics, Vandenbroucke and Boonen OK, Horillo and Peeters not, Dekker to ride Amstel Gold Race, Cipollini thinks of retirement, Berden gets an early exit from Vlaanderen-T Interim, Van Katwijk to Axa
Latest News - Van Petegem looks to the Amstel, Meirhaeghe's hell was over quickly, Armstrongs try and work out marriage, Ullrich doubtful for Aragon, 40th Vuelta a Aragon, Ronde van Vlaanderen for women in 2003?

Wednesday, April 16
First Edition News - Ullrich OK for Aragon, Bennati's Roubaix woes, Zanotti out for three weeks, 91st Scheldeprijs Vlaanderen, Criterium du Dauphiné Libéré details, Panaria's Alejandro Borrajo to make his debut, Lehigh's NRC track racing events
Latest News - McEwen ready for Scheldeprijs, Tom Steels hopes for a good result, Team Coast close enough for the UCI, Van Heeswijk to ride in Amstel Gold Race, Van Petegem to ride Made criterium, Peeters recovering, Helmet discussion continues in France, Team Minute Maid/Dasani-La Grange, Unity ride for earthquake victims

Thursday, April 17
First Edition News - Bianchi guarantees Coast and Ullrich's future, Frankie Andreu signs up with Schroeder Iron, Verbruggen sets helmet deadline, Liam Horner RIP, Peter Keen moves on, Coast-Bianchi at Denain
Latest News - Nothing broken for McEwen, Cooke aiming for May, Fédrigo on the road, Goubert backs off, Nazon takes some time, Mori confirmed negative, Vanderaerden still working on team, Ferrari defends in court, Easter weekend in Ireland

Friday, April 18
First Edition News - Van Moorsel to skip Amstel, Rabobank adds De Jongh, International mountain biking comes to Ireland, Simona Parente joins Forno d'Asolo Chirio, Vale Liam Horner, UCI anti-doping news
Latest News - 38th Amstel Gold Race news, Cauberg the decider, Keutenberg forbidden, Live coverage, Saeco looking for an Easter egg, Museeuw will finish season, EPO found in Cassani's urine, More searches by NAS in Italy, Main contenders for La Flèche Wallonne, Domina Vacanze signs Valoti, Mizourov to MBK-Oktos, Duijn takes the low road, Three more for Saey-Deschacht

Saturday, April 19
First Edition News - Belgians want out of Cofidis, Casagrande in Amstel, Merckx ready for Ardennes test, Dierckxsens bouncing back, Hincapie, Millar back in May, Muñoz out of Aragon, Tafi suffering, GP de Beauce organisers want Saturn, Grand Prix S.A.T.S.

Sunday, April 20
First Edition News - Amstel Gold Race: favourites comments, Weather for tomorrow, Bookmaker's odds for the Amstel Gold Race, Ullrich in Flèche Wallonne, Dionne and Wohlberg will compete in GP de Beauce

Monday, April 21
First Edition News - Amstel Gold Race wrap-up, Grande Boucle still in question, Giant Asia aims high, 05 Orbitel heads for Europe, Volta do Rio de Janeiro, UPMC Riders head home
Latest News - Amstel victory a "final farewell" for Andrei Kivilev, Winner's profile, More riders' comments, Carrigan satisfied, but wants more, Simoni ready for Giro

Tuesday, April 22
First Edition News - Di Luca looking at Ardennes classics, Ullrich wins at home, Ullrich and Botero in Clasica de Alcobendas, 11 teams confirmed for Burgos, Squadra Corsa Cycling Team
Latest News - Armstrong on track after Amstel, Boogerd disappointed with second, Tour de Georgia ready to roll, Evans to miss LBL due to broken collarbone, Brochard ready for Liège, Museeuw stuck at 200, Dekker out again, Pichon fractures collarbone

Wednesday, April 23
First Edition News - UCI rankings post-Amstel, Saturn to skip Beauce but Dionne & Wohlberg will ride, Igor Gonzalez out of Ardennes classics, Saeco seeks Flèche glory, Popovych out of FW and LBL, Places still available at CTC training conference
Latest News - Bartoli ready to complete comeback, Merckx still optimistic, Verbrugghe anxious too, Aerts has his own motivation, Ullrich: "I do what I feel like doing again", Heras stays in Spain, Brochard keeps riding, Vendée crash claims another, Swift Post backs Elliott to deliver on time

Thursday, April 24
First Edition News - Saeco celebrates Flèche victory, Rebellin sustains fracture, Sunderland on the up, South African Track Championships, Livingstone talks cycling
Latest News - Flèche Wallonne: comments, Bruyneel: According to plan, Garzelli returns, Pantani out, Moreau on the rise, No surgery for Cooke, Rebellin out five weeks, Same name, different face, World Of Difference sponsors women

Friday, April 25
First Edition News - "Sunday is another race" for Vandenbroucke, Ullrich does the Muur van Geraardsbergen, No Giro for Steels, Sevilla still waiting, Joly back for Tour de Picardie, Broken hand for Goubert, Raisin gets key to city, Australian Track Cycling Championships, American Criterium Championship Series announced, Kissena Velodrome reconstruction in full swing, Team Down Under online
Latest News - Spring classics finish with La Doyenne, Live coverage, Virus still with Museeuw, Quaranta prepares for the Giro in Brescia, Palmans annoyed at poor performance, Van Lancker signs for Flanders-iTeamNova, 43rd Vuelta Ciclista a la Rioja, History-steeped Bisbee offers challenging terrain

Saturday, April 26
First Edition News - Bondue among the unhappy directors, Association presidents meet, Brouzes suspended, Quick turnaround for Rebellin, Flecha also on the mend, Paolini OK, Blijlevens still off

Sunday, April 27
First Edition News - 89th Liège-Bastogne-Liège, Armstrong the favourite, Eddy Merckx tips Lance, Saeco confident, No great expectations for Ullrich, VDB feeling good, Van Petegem should keep World Cup jersey, Domina Vacanze-Elitron prepares, Wet weather predicted, Live coverage, Baden Cooke's saddle, Marco Polo adds three

Monday, April 28
First Edition News - Liège-Bastogne-Liège wrap-up, News from South Africa, Riders begin itching for Fitchburg, Volunteers wanted: 2003 Hamilton Worlds, Wil-Lec Panoramic Racing Team
Latest News - Spring goal accomplished for Hamilton, Mayo "could have been better", Boogerd in line for World Cup, Scarponi best Italian, Di Luca not happy with eighth, Lance Armstrong disappointed but satisfied, Verbrugghe changes gears, 57th Tour de Romandie, Win Super Mario's helmet

Tuesday, April 29
First Edition News - Latest UCI rankings, Break for Bracke, but Ludo back, De Clercq recovering fast, Fassa Bortolo interested in Mattan, Irish professionals confirmed for FBD Milk Ras, Date change for Vuelta a Castilla y León, Burnaby Velodrome wraps up season with 3 day event
Latest News - Tour selection approaches, Win or lose, Armstrong will go on, Eddy Merckx disappointed, Simoni and Garzelli out of Romandie, China Track World Championships in doubt, Martinez goes off road

Wednesday, April 30
Latest News - Gonzalez de Galdeano suspended in France, 42nd Rund um den Henninger Turm, Too high hematocrit for Astolfi, Christopher Myhre injured, Tour of the Gila preview, Paris-Roubaix on SBS, Bedford 2 Day cancelled
First Edition News - Heritage series kicks off, George Hincapie on the mend, Team fakta gets its chips, Giro adds one, NORBA calms series fears, Teams galore at Wachovia, Keen to new nutrition institute, Think Racing endowment to Michael Norton