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Wednesday, January 1
News - Happy new year! 2003 is here, Ferretti wants more from Fassa Bortolo, fakta adds Rheis, Pata Chips, Chouffe out of Oktos, Cyclo-cross Trofee round five, Fior di Frutta/Wheelworks 2003, Zabel's other jersey collection

Thursday, January 2
News - Cyclingnews awards: Best Rider, Moment & Legend, Cipollini honoured, Lance Armstrong awarded, Arvesen Norwegian rider of the year, JaJa and PouPou honoured, Peter Keen honoured, Bruylandts getting closer, Xavier Tondo to Paternina, Burnie Carnival washed out, 22 teams for Tour de Langkawi, Tour du Qatar teams, Panaria news, Tacconi meets for first time, Pregnolato becomes a mother

Friday, January 3
News - Cyclingnews awards: Top 10 News Stories, Cipollini to start in the Tour of Med, De Clercq must rest, US sponsor for De Baeremaeker's squads, Codol to Scananivo-La Verve, Lievens extends with Landbouwkrediet, Selle-Italia aiming high in LTDL, A little on Antonio Bucciero, Tietieruk to work in beauty parlour?, A night with Robbie McEwen & Baden Cooke

Saturday, January 4
News - Cyclingnews awards: Top 10 Photos, Ullrich to Coast looking likely, Riis no longer wants Ullrich guarantee, Cipo wants to honour the jersey, Copenhagen Six off after velodrome collapse, De Clercq's back, USA World Cyclo-Cross Championships team, Sacchi hungry for JCTDU success, Estonian duo fly in early, Bruylandts chooses Marlux, Nijland signs for MTB squad

Sunday, January 5
News - Coast finances remain in question, Free from US Postal Boonen thinks big, French road season openers, Tour de Corse 2003, Chouffe to race Elite 2, BIK Powerplate for 2003, Hunter clashes with motorist, Glomser Austrian cyclist of 2002

Monday, January 6
News - Cyclingnews Top 10: Personalities, Phonak steps up in Ullrich bidding, Copenhagen Six rescue plan, Jean Nuttli to Volksbank, BankGiroLoterij in Spain, National riders vie for spot in Telekom Malaysia team, Towering Insane, Wildside MTB launch

Tuesday, January 7
International News - Cyclingnews awards: Top 10 Nordic Moments, Riis confirms Ullrich deal off, Tonkov set for CCC, Bodrogi awarded, Van Zyl wants Hunter for Olympics, Marx to retire, Jelly Belly 2003, Flanders-iteamNova ready, JCTDU news, Langkawi live telecast, Route change for Trust House Classic
Regional News - Hemsley in form, Millward out of Australian championships, Coaching in Limerick, San Diego Velodrome gets a facelift

Wednesday, January 8
News - US Postal ready for 2003, Paris-Nice presentation, FDJeux 'cross assault, Michele Bartoli crashes in training, Godefroot pulls no punches, Igor Flores retires, Piccoli under investigation, NSW Mountain Bike Summer Series
News update - Team Coast admits Høj's contract not UCI-point regulated

Thursday, January 9
News - Cyclingnews Top 10: Tech moments, Kelme reborn, Quaranta looks forward to new lease of life, Knee injury for Dekker, Tonkov chooses Marlux, Santi Blanco signs for Relax-Fuenlabrada, Solaun retires, New Perssons for Kronborg, for LTDL, De Nardi-Colpack-Astro meet, Vuelta a Tachira back on, British Cycling launches circuit race series, Major events in Ireland in 2003

Friday, January 10
International News - Quick Step-Davitamon presentation, Five Belgians certain for World's, Pevenage reacts, Team Coast saga: Escartin complains, Missaglia looking at winning again, 'Pot Belge' trial sentences, New manager for Trek Volkswagen, Siemens-Cannondale takes shape
Regional News - Australian and Oceania MTB Championships, Perry Stone finishes round Oz, Johnson & Johnson battle for Tasmania Rider-of-the-Season, Mersey Valley - Devonport Cycling Club Carnival

Saturday, January 11
News flash - UCI announce remaining Division I teams
News - Denis Zanette dead from heart attack, Heulot to retire, ONCE to Australia, Saeco in Australia and Terracina, Quick Step-Davitamon train, CSC Down Under, Tafi to help LTDL, Masschelein joins, Carvalhelhos-Boavista still want Gutierrez, Navas to Relax, Roger De Vlaeminck joins Saey-Deschacht 'cross team, Wildside MTB launched

Sunday, January 12
News - Davide Rebellin remembers Zanette, De Clercq the favourite - according to himself, Ullrich not quite right, Cipollini's new team: Domina Vacanze, Virenque eyes l'Alpe d'Huez and Worlds, Savoldelli a no show at the Giro, Livingston keeps the wheels spinning, Team Telekom Malaysia for LTdL, Reynes to LA Pecol, Salsa to debut with TDS Women’s Pro Cycling Team, Verge Sport gets Jittery, Princeton University Cycling Team announced, Scottish Cyclists' Union awards night

Monday, January 13
News flash - Ullrich announces new team
News - Zanette's death: Investigation opened, Fanini speaks out, FCI gives money to Zanette's family, McEwen out to defend Australian title, Malaysia announce LTDL team, Panaria announce JCTDU line up, Euskaltel train, Paredes changes its name, The Advertiser Super-Drome Challenge, Topbike MTB stage race in Mt Beauty, Australia, Enable Ireland Cappadocia Cycle Challenge

Tuesday, January 14
News - Ferretti on Zanette, Verbruggen on Fanini, Armstrong on Zanette, Ullrich and the Tour, Belgian, Dutch, French and Spanish World's selections, 2004 Dutch 'cross champs, 51st Olympia's Tour, JCTDU: Internationals Prepare In Adelaide, Jeff LaBauve announces retirement, Bootes to compete in Track World Cup, Siemens-Cannondale update, Greg Minnaar released from Global Racing, CI coaching course drive, A Night with Robbie McEwen: January 17, LTDL Blue Ride
Second Edition News - Floyd Landis breaks hip, Minaar signs for Haro, Jittery Joe's 2003, U.C. Forno D'Asolo takes shape, USAC names Matt Cramer for MTB development, Burnaby Velodrome 3 Day in February
News flash - Fred Rodriguez signs at last

Wednesday, January 15
News - Police search Zanette's home, Bartoli critical, Fanini vows to fight on, Ullrich must apply for Swiss license, UCI Cyclo-cross rankings, Nijs to decide after Paris-Roubaix, Luxembourg World's team, Jacob's Creek Tour Down Under news, Rogers on his chances, Hulsmans injured, Saturn for Langkawi, Rabobank presentation live
News flash - Ullrich confirms with Team Coast, JCTDU update: ONCE lose Arroyo, Hulsmans returns home

Thursday, January 16
News - Re/Max deal a house of cards, Clarification: Link between tooth bacteria and coronary disease, Bodrogi injured, 2003 Pro Cycling Tour schedule, Trek Midwest regional road team, Northeastern Hardware strengthens for 2003, Valen retires, Ringerike Sykkelklubb continues, Hartwell becomes Welsh national coach, New MTB coaches for Great Britain

Friday, January 17
News - Another award for Armstrong, Bordeaux bids for World's, Bodrogi OK, Cooma gets behind women's cycling in Australia, Cyclists International needs help, British National 4X Series, New Zealand 2003 Naitonal MTB Series, Chris Boardman OBE pursues Cycling Ireland's Olympic Dream

Saturday, January 18
News - Has Pantani found his team?, Dekker hopes to be back soon, Kupfernagel aims for Monopoli, End of season for Groenendaal?, Inaudi out of JCTDU, Preliminary UCI Division II registration, Jimenez: iBanesto or nothing, De Paoli's three year suspension confirmed, Moriarty, Evans prepare for top level pro events, CTC denounces 'paltry sentence' for driver

Sunday, January 19
News - Gonzalez & Fassa Bortolo still uncertain, Pantani comeback team in doubt?, Will McEwen succeed himself?, MBK-Oktos presented, Ingevaldsson joins Team Bianchi Scandinavia, Trek Southwest regional road team, Antarte-Rota dos Móveis-BPN thinks big, Jørgensen to Glud & Marstrand Horsens, Events in doubt due to fires in Australia, Dr. Arratibel is back

Monday, January 20
News - Spanish riders give Coast until the end of the month, Groenendaal soldiers on, Tour du Qatar assured, Paolo Fassa remembers Denis Zanette, Gutiérrez tries the two contract approach, Team West Virginia-GoMart, 2003 Healthy Choice/Guru's Cycling Team, Inaugural CapTech Classic
JCTDU News - O'Grady ready for win number three
JCTDU News - Team presentation: It's showtime

Tuesday, January 21
News - Ullrich unlikely to join Armstrong at USPS, Jacob's Creek Tour Down Under starts today, Hulsmans operated on, Fanini acquitted of extortion charges, Lotto-Domo in search of oil, Deutschland Tour presentation, World Road Championships countdown, Vuelta a España femenina postponed, Alpine Classic cancelled, Eadie to ride Queensland Summer Cycling Track Carnival, Sinden to
JCTDU News - "I want to win": Andrea Tafi talks to Cyclingnews

Wednesday, January 22
News - Millar wants out of "Cofidis system", Landbouwkrediet-Colnago takes shape, Pressure continues at Team Coast, Grönkvist to Team fakta, iBanesto encourages Jiménez to lower expectations, Tour Féminin not yet registered, Webcor Cycling Team for 2003, American Bicycle Racing declines USAC offer
JCTDU News - Hendrik Redant on the Brown vs. McEwen controversy
News flash - 2003 Paris-Nice presentation

Thursday, January 23
News - Phonak team presentation, Tonkov decides on CCC-Polsat, MBK-Oktos in Division II, 05 Orbitel hopes for Division II, Gutiérrez released from Carvalhelhos, Planckaert gets an offer from Palmans, Asmaker to amateur ranks, adds, Eeckhout operated on, Tour de Langkawi: Different ambitions, Teams for Luis Puig and Valencia, Domina Vacanze Elitron in Capodarco

Friday, January 24
News - Cofidis responds to Millar, Vuelta a Murcia route, New start for Tirreno-Adriatico, Vlaanderen-T Interim presentation, Alessio in training, Team 5280/Subaru comes to fruition, HSBC for 2003, Cycle Science Racing Team, Dutch develop faster doping test, Kashi Leuchs to ride Trek

Saturday, January 25
News - Italian World's riders to be honoured, Tankink to return to Europe, Saeco completes training camp in Terracina, Somarriba will continue racing, team or no, Teams for Etoile de Bessèges, 2004 World's news, UCI sets Grand Tour dates until 2010, Iranian team for Tour de Langkawi, Sea Otter to begin with Bay Area Circuit Race, Miche announces professional team, Phil's Bar B Q stays on, Joseph Sunde Memorial criteriums, Wangaratta carnival postponed
JCTDU News - McEwen philosophical as he pulls out of Jacob's Creek Tour Down Under
JCTDU News - Medium term future assured for Jacob's Creek Tour Down Under

Sunday, January 26
News - Less Than Zero? Suspension looming, Pantani comeback continues, Navigators thinking big in Italy, 'Cross world's line up, Superprestige round 6: Hoogstraten, Thirty years of Mavic neutral support, LTdL: Marlux looks for GC, Iron Horse/Mad Catz Pro Team, MTB team, 2003 Nebraska Cycling race calendar

Monday, January 27
News - Pantani case heard at CAS; Decision expected soon, Lance's Super Sunday, Fever keeps Museeuw from 'cross, Zabel's new focus, Rebellin wants Liège, Teams for Ruta del Sol, 2003 Maxxis Factory Team, Terry Cycling Team 2003, Hillenbrand Racing returns, Marcia Eicher retires, Dutch cycling returns to New Zealand, Wes Luczak passes away

Tuesday, January 28
News - Cannondale file for bankruptcy, Nijs wants Daelmans in World's team, Lotto-Domo presentation, Antarte-Rota dos Móveis-BPN now secure in division II, 7UP announces 2003 roster, Women's Challenge is no more, Muñoz on a high for Langkawi, Team Index will not go to Langkawi, Knaven a father again

Wednesday, January 29
News - BigMat-Auber: Division II for 2003, Tour of Tasmania off, Saeco ends contract with Longoni Sport, Siemens mobile/Cannondale race team confirmed, Buxhofer suspended, Hamburger cleared, Coupe de France presented, Challenge Illes Baleares, Axel Merckx already thinking of World's, No pain for Ullrich, Dylan Casey moves on, Tough luck for travelers, Australian Mountain Bike Nationals in doubt

Thursday, January 30
News flash - Four more wild cards selected for Tour
News - Team Telekom presentation, Simoni goes skiing, U.S. team has high hopes for World's, Teams announced for Tour de Georgia, adds duathlete World Champ, Floyd Landis diary 2003, Independent Fabrication/Wheelworks Women's Cycling

Friday, January 31
News - 2nd Tour of Qatar preview, Euskaltel-Euskadi presentation, Lampre meets, Krone becomes Ringerike...for the time being, Navigators adds Chris Wherry, Women's team to show the boys in New Zealand, FBD Milk Ras presented, Road Racing Back in Phoenix Park, Genesis Scuba/FFCC cycling team, Youth Olympics competitor loses bike
LTdL News - Pre-race press conference & team presentation: Le Tour de Langkawi says Selamat Datang