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February 2003 - News archive

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Saturday, February 1
News - 2003 World Cyclocross Championships, UCI sets 2006 track and cyclo-cross world's, 2003 Open des Nations cancelled, David Cañada injured, Wegmann to RSV Gütersloh, Honey Stinger/Spinergy Cycling Team, Team Ford Outfitters, Australian and Oceania MTB Championships, Record Field for Dimmeys-Forges Stores Wheelrace
Second Edition News - Armstrong's 2003 season plan, Cipollini confident for Tour start, Expanded blood doping tests, No division II for Index-Alexia, More teams for Trust House Cycle Classic, Team Mack Racing 2003
News Update - Cannondale back in production soon

Sunday, February 2
LTdL News - Andrea Tafi at LTdL, Telekom Malaysia generous
LTdL News - Riders licking their wounds after a crash-infested finale
News - More teams OK for UCI Division 2, De Clercq cries conspiracy, No parties at Belgian team hotel, Vuelta invites four more, Trek and Mavic settle in patent dispute, Fastest Man Alive in Burnaby, Arizona regional team, Dansko Wheelworks 2003

Monday, February 3
News - World Cyclo-cross Championships wrap up, U.S. comments post World's, Milaneza-MSS hopes for Tour wild card, Bodrogi injured, 28th Vuelta Ciclística a Cuba, Michael Johnson wins Tasmanian Rider of the Season, Cycle for Sight: Father to raise money for charity, 2003 Campione Cycles/Cramerotti Cycling Team

Tuesday, February 4
News - France quietly gears up for 2004 'cross, Armstrong ponders Millar's future, Phonak drops Bergmann, Kona/Clarks Factory Team, Lance the car salesman?, Nicole Reinhart Women’s Cycling Classic

Wednesday, February 5
News - UCI Cyclo-cross rankings, Monopoly in Monopoli: Verbruggen can't see change, More down than up for Quick Step, Swiss home for Freire, Olivier to MBK-Oktos, 05 Orbitel is go, 2003 BMX World Titles in Perth, André Noyelle dies
Second Edition News - Bartoli back on the bike, New Pro Crit Series for South Carolina, US Postal's 2003 program, UK Trials ace Ashton recovering from broken back, World Champion Showdown At Vodafone Arena, Cooma-Snowy Women's Cycle Classic wants riders, Munster Cycling Federation coaching course this weekend, Charity rides roll out
Latest News - Tour of Qatar stakes its claim, Slow start for Dekker, Etoile des Bessèges starts today, Holm becomes Telekom director, Fiedler to miss first World Cup, Eeckhout back in March, Cycling Ireland prepares for 2003

Thursday, February 6
First Edition News - Quebecois doctor accused of supplying EPO, Giro della Provincia di Reggio Calabria returns, New diaries on Cyclingnews, USA Cycling clubs of the Year, UK's CTC backs call for safer roads, Boneshaker's Cycling Team, Bikesource/Whole Foods Cycling Team
Latest News - Ullrich trains in Tuscany, Cipollini hopes for clean Giro, Marlux and Palmans at odds, Blijlevens injured, New U.S. Division III team: Health Net, Loteria De Boyaca 2003, Vuelta de las Americas, Jamieson sets sights on World Cups, Honda goes downhill

Friday, February 7
First Edition News - Top names line up for UK Good Friday meet, Reed Watson injured, Tracey Gaudry becomes a mum, Lance Armstrong Junior Olympics Race Series, UK 24 hour racing kicks off, RAAM gets first corporate teams, New Scottish offroad law, Mathis Brothers Cycling Team
Latest News - Vainsteins comes home, Fassa Bortolo changes early program, Pantani's team for 2003, Two crash out of Bessèges, Kolding to Michela Fanini, AKI-Prato Marathon Bike, Chmielewski to CCC-Polsat, Andorra start for 2004 Grande Boucle, Wielinga misses flight

Saturday, February 8
First Edition News - Trofeo Luis Puig preview, Virenque wants six polka dotted jerseys, Dutch team for Moscow World Cup, Minolta cycling academy, Tioga and Orange MTB team, Hawley-ATA team, USCF Officials Clinic in North Carolina

Sunday, February 9
First Edition News - Milan-San Remo under fire, Superprestige Round 7, BigMat still working on Guimard, Botero Sportsman of the Year in Colombia, Eddy Planckaert bankrupt, Etape du Tour registration form online, Hey Pippo! Pozzato website

Monday, February 10
First Edition News - Domina Vacanze-Elitron presented in Egypt, European season objectives: Part I, Verbruggen on warpath against WADA, Evans' big chance, Scott Sunderland checks in, Age Concern's Bike the Nile challenge, Intermountain Orthopaedics/Lost River cycling team
Latest News - Behind the scenes at the Cyclo-Cross World's, 29th Volta ao Algarve, 56th Peace Race, Palmans-Collstrop annoyed at second class treatment, presentation, Trek/VW East Coast Factory Team, Baziel Wambeke dead

Tuesday, February 11
First Edition News - First UCI road rankings of the year, Quaranta and Sacchi hungry for European success, Quick Step injury update, Jan Vesely dies at 79, Books 4 Bike Racers, CTC says 'Go Biking', Run For Home to help the homeless
Latest News - Aitor Gonzalez remains in limbo, Aimar defends decision, Amore e Vita denied Division II, Schleicher to U.S.C. Forno D'Asolo, Italian National Championship schedule, Yates still a TT force
News flash - Cipollini out of the Tour Méditerranéen: Controversy ensues after team's exclusion

Wednesday, February 12
First Edition News - Domina Vacanze reinstated in Tour of Med, Millar's track debut, Cipo, Millward, Evans & Grigson gear up for grabs, Lurgan and Apollo merge, Team Chocolate Sol, Terry team seeks rider, IMBA announces 2003 Epic Rides, swapmeet, Essex County Velo stays home, Intermountain Color Cycling Team, Faulkner Honda Racing
Latest News - Shorter but tougher Tour of Flanders, 30th Tour Méditerranéen, Dekker could miss early season classics again, Pantani gets ready, Chiappucci contradicts himself, Stephen Pate falls foul of the law, Hamilton raises money for MS

Thursday, February 13
First Edition News - Subaru/Gary Fisher, Cycling Made Real for rookie women, Team Rubicon adds men's squad, Tasmanian bar and brewery backs Longford tour, Rod Hansen handicap, Epic ride against polio, Litespeed debuts owners' club, Schroeder Iron camps out, Breitling Tradeware Cycling Team, CRCA/MAGIC-Blue Ribbon, Watson goes freeride
Latest News - Beloki still searching, Landbouwkrediet to Tirreno-Adriatico, No rush for Botero, Team GS Mazza

Friday, February 14
First Edition News - Green to board the 'blue train' in '03, Pantani puts his Best Face Forward, US riders wanted for Vuelta Independencia Nacional, Team Diet Rite, UK insurer drops contributory negligence claim, Big Shark Racing Team, Team Jamis becomes Team Aerospace Engineering Group, Team Airborne, Morgan Stanley - Specialized Cycling Team
Latest News - Come in spinners - how Lance may inadvertently prolong Ullrich's career, Gonzalez case goes to arbitration, Guess who's back? VDB, Martinez ready to climb, Moreau out of Tour Méditerranéen, Hulsmans off crutches, Meirhaeghe to try Paris-Roubaix, Accell interested in Cannondale, BankGiroLoterij presentation, Rabobank riders train in Croatia, 9th International Tour of Rhodes, Women's World Cup opens in Australia, 2003 Giro della Liguria, Funding increase for USAC Development Foundation

Saturday, February 15
First Edition News - Cipo in Milan, Milan-San Remo goes back to its roots, Giro dell'Etna confirmed, Sea Otter gets bigger on the road, Prime Alliance on Pinarellos, Navigators train in Italy, Index asks UCI to reconsider, NZ mountain bike team for Oceania champs, NEBC/The Cycle Loft Women's Team

Sunday, February 16
First Edition News - War won't prevent Armstrong from riding the Tour, Savoldelli and Aerts injured in crash, Amore e Vita must settle for Division III, Cyclo-cross World Cup finale, LeMond Fitness-Blender Magazine Cycling Team, GP Wallonie parcours announced, Kelly back to Belgium, Lehigh Valley Velodrome 2003 Schedule, Girvan Three Day Stage Race, Norco team rides for a cause, GS Camerati for 2003

Monday, February 17
First Edition News - European season objectives: Part II, 49th Vuelta Andalucía "Ruta Ciclista del Sol", Kiwi McCauley to stay home for Winter, Mondini to Domina Vacanze, UK warns athletes against supplement use, Canadian EPO doctor faces 14 charges, March reopening date hoped for Frisco Superdrome, Morris Financial Group/Eastside Cycles
Latest News - Major Refit: Panaria-Fiordo 2003, De Clercq bowed but not broken, Dutch and Spanish records fall in Moscow, signs Laurent Roux, Geelong World Cup and women's tour news, 2003 Tour de l'Aude, Courses au Soleil to stay in France, Girvan three day confirmed, Carnegie change venues

Tuesday, February 18
First Edition News - UCI 'cross rankings, Wordin returns with new Division 3 team Monex, 40th Trofeo Laigueglia, Cipollini presents his colours, 20 teams selected for Tirreno-Adriatico, Adventures with Aki-Prato, Upbeat Wiggins happy after Moscow & Qatar
Latest News - Savoldelli scheduled for operation, Freire satisfied, Armstrong and Casagrande in 23rd Vuelta a Murcia, GP Rudy Dhaenens, 2003 Copa de España, Pfannberger to Voksbank-Ideal, The return of Dr. Mabuse?, Campers for Team fakta, Colombian cycling woes

Wednesday, February 19
First Edition News - USAC says no to Wordin, Armstrong ads up, Vandenbroucke satisfied, ABC-Aitos gets bigger, 19 teams to ride Giro Della Liguria, South African selection showdown Saturday, New Zealander Elden turns pro , Motorex Bianchi rolls out, FIAC announces points series
Latest News - McEwen cops a serve, but vows to be back soon, Zabel may go until 2005, Ullrich happy with training, No surgery for Fédrigo, Teams announced for Het Volk, Tour of Rhodes to go ahead as planned, Vuelta a Castilla y Leon requests date change, Spanish teams sign Vuelta agreement, Cyclo-cross World Cup 2003/2004 news, Junior Track World's venue change, 2003 AIS Women's Cycling Team, Geelong Women's World Cup news

Thursday, February 20
First Edition News - Costs dispute threatens Hamilton worlds, Maxxis goes up a notch with 7-Up, Rossner & Arndt train with Sydney locals, Trek-VW 2003, Tasmanians join overseas cycling contingent, Fastest Burglar on Wheels, NRC status for Joe Martin Stage Race
Latest News - Fewer teams for Vuelta, 51st Circuit de la Sarthe, Down by Law: Cipo gets a ticket...On his bike!, Hamburger to Formaggi Pinzolo Fiave, Campagnolo 2003 Pro Team Sponsorship, women's MTB team, 2003 Polaris Challenge

Friday, February 21
First Edition News
- Baguet looks forward to 2003, Armstrong's Tour 'secret', Vuelta a Asturias, Irish Olympic campaign begins, Franco-Irish success for La Pomme, Team Santa Cruz, Redlands piles on the gradient, New Heffron Park course record
Latest News - Fifty one people wanted for 2001 Giro raids, US Postal to Paris-Nice, Lotto-Domo's Sergeant stays calm, Walter Planckaert still resentful, Coupe de France begins, Knee pain for VDB, WADA Releases final anti-doping code, Eduardo Chozas eyes Vuelta return

Saturday, February 22
First Edition News
- Eye in the sky: Italian TV broadcasts alleged doping video, Lance sans-family in Europe, Wicks and Snedden join Kona Clarks Factory Team, Atlas Cold Storage/Italpasta Division III team, 2003 U.S. Postal Service Masters Cycling Team, Dallas Cowboys Courage House team, Former British champ killed, Verge New England Championship Cyclo-cross Series 2003, Sports Supplements Seminar in Perth

Sunday, February 23
First Edition News
- Merckx on Museeuw, VDB and Boonen, 23rd Trofeo Luis Puig preview, Tour du Haut-Var & Classic Haribo overview, Jean Delatour riders look forward to French weekend, VDB will start in Haut Var and Haribo, Euskaltel-Euskadi's weekend, Kelme won't focus on spring classics, Hans De Clercq responds to Giro accusations, Heart problem forces Nitsche to retire

Monday, February 24
First Edition News
- Padova prosecutor calls provocative TG2 broadcast "crazy", Berden to join new cyclo-cross team, Roodhooft to Palmans, Tour of Belgium vies for attention, Unipublic plans baby Vuelta, Sevilla's season takes shape, Escartin honoured, Los Gatos Bicycle Racing Club, ISCorp Cycling Team
Latest News - Europeans feel the heat in Geelong, Kirsipuu turns 100, Vandenbroucke in doubt for Het Volk again, Hincapie suffers in Portugal, Knee problems for Wielinga, Bruyneel comments on the Armstrong separation, Gonzalez decision delayed, Saiz believes the Tour is too big

Tuesday, February 25
First Edition News
- Wellens gives his team a choice, Dierckxsens sick, 61st Vuelta Ciclista a la Comunidad Valenciana, Stages announced for 38th Tirreno-Adriatico, 33rd Menton - Savona preview, Stronger local scene for Aussie women, Fuji adds track cyclists, Czech MTB national cup program
Latest News - Latest UCI rankings, Casagrande injured, VDB still concerned about knee, Quick-Step prepares, Millar satisfied, Tessier to Marlux, Heulot looks ahead, San Diego hots up for track weekend, 24th Bayern Rundfahrt

Wednesday, February 26
First Edition News - Dekker's early season definitely gone, Gonzalez wants to focus on racing, No room for Wellens at Saey-Deschacht, Fredrik Kessiakof joins Motorex Bianchi, Valen to Bik-Powerplate, Zülle on track, Virus for Moreau, Dutch championships in Rotterdam, RONA adds sponsor, Virenque pitches for sponsor, Third Hamilton 2003 meeting Tuesday night, Team BBC
Latest News - French teams concerned about selections, Italian teams ask RAI TV for more coverage, Pantani, Gonzalez wait for decisions, Women's cycling taking off in Australia, Two new Japanese Div III teams, Global Racing returns

Thursday, February 27
First Edition News - VDB can't train with Quick Step, but looking good for Het Volk, Rabobank substitutes three for Het Volk, BankGiroLoterij without Koerts, Dierckxsens looks good, Konyshev misses early season, Berden signs for three years, Teams finalised for Tour de Georgia, O'Loughlin To Miss Cycleways Cup, 50th Lacey Cup preview
Latest News - Team Coast under the microscope, Ullrich's contract not yet registered, Rumsas doubts Lampre invite to Tour, New complications for Savoldelli, Cycling Australia suspends Kersten, Kiwi cyclist Sarah Ulmer on track for Athens, Manfred Donike dead at 41

Friday, February 28
First Edition News - New assistant director for USPS, Mondini back on Saturday, Power injury almost resolved, Tour of Belgium 2003, Mechelen wants a Tour stage, Dauphiné Libéré to start in Villard de Lans, Geelong World Cup news, Boost for County Riders in FBD Milk Ras
Latest News - Gonzalez clear to join Fassa Bortolo, Armstrong more motivated than ever, Zülle to retire this season, Pantani still on ice, Bad luck for Scheirlinckx, Wauters out of Het Volk, Irizar looks to Armstrong for inspiration, McCauley signs with Giant Asia Racing, GP Erik Breukink, South Africa set for Tri-Nations track