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Tuesday, July 1
First Edition News - Bettini tops UCI rankings, US Postal announces Tour team, Ludewig gets Saeco's last Tour spot, Wadecki out of Tour, Rumsas fails B test, Commesso close to three jerseys, Canadians give World's course thumbs up, Jutras breaks collarbone, Young cyclists debate and parade on Tour, It's 'Full Speed Ahead' in the Cyclingnews Tour de France Fantasy, Mt Holly-Smithville GP
Latest News - ASO Weighs its overseas options, Savoldelli out of Tour, Zabel on Ullrich, Date with destiny for Euskaltel, Leblanc to carry on, Olympic BMX to replace two track events, Racing back on the road in NSW, WADA at the Tour

Wednesday, July 2
First Edition News - Ullrich becomes a Dad, McEwen seeing green, Vogels slowly recovering, UCI happy with Hamilton world's preparations, TDS riders head to Europe, Heidi Van De Vijver back on the bike, Women's Giro d'Italia this weekend, Tour de Gastown seeks volunteers
Latest News - Botero: the invisible man, Moncoutié looking at GC, Tour landmark commemorated, Brioches changes colours, Somarriba ready for Giro test, Gonzalez de Galdeano recovering, Moos happy with Phonak, De Volder joins USPS, Spruch to retire

Thursday, July 3
First Edition News - Garzelli under the weather, Maier looking forward to Tour start, Oldest starter: Udo Bölts, Desgrange honoured, Casa and Popo to Brixia Tour, German hurt in Transalp, New Pro Cycling Tour event in Vail, British Olympic Track Cycling Trials, Danielson helps collegiate cycling, Ghent Six secure for five years, Speedplay makes its full debut at the TdF - and joins the Fantasy Game
Latest News - Simoni ready for Tour challenge, Steinhauser anxious, Women's Giro favourites assess their chances, Simper sets a record, Hutchinson abandons Hour Record try after 40 minutes, Sei Giorni delle Rose, 2.5 million for Verona World's, Ras Connachta preview

Friday, July 4
Latest News - Teams prepare for Tour, Health checks OK, The salary of a Tour winner, Some Tour numbers, Pantani released from clinic, British team for Track World's, Cyclingnews Fantasy Tour Game
Tour News - Lance Armstrong's press conference
First Edition News - Two more years for CSC, Vini Caldirola's big guns get set, Hamilton on the (very) big screen, Yellow jersey contenders, Going for green, Hutchinson plans to go again, Scanlon to ride Ras Connachta

Saturday, July 5
First Edition News - Armstrong will start in yellow, Team Bianchi, reborn, Gilberto Simoni interview, Live Tour coverage, UCI approve Women's Cyclo-Cross World Cup, Colombian team for the Track World's, WADA welcomes adoption of World Anti-Doping Code by IOC

Sunday, July 6
First Edition News - Millar wants to win, Claudio Corti: Saeco will be competitive, Belgians assess their chances, Uneasy alliance between Tour and Basque movement, Who's tall and who's small for 2003, Security measures at the Tour, Cipollini settles for Egypt, Armstrong to lead cancer survivors in Tour of Hope, Darren Smith Cycle Classic

Monday, July 7
News Flash - Hamilton, Leipheimer, Lotz out of Tour
First Edition News - Shy guy Petacchi: "I'll win it", McEwen rues missed chance, Big setbacks for CSC and Rabobank, Wilson glad to be rolling, Ludewig comments on Saeco tactics, Millar lashes out at Cofidis, Rodriguez psyched for a stage win, Rudy Project joins the Fantasy Game, Wielinga signs for two years
News Flash - Hamilton continues
Latest News - McGee happy to keep yellow, Sprinters quiet and loud, Theo de Rooij in favour of 3 km rule, New director at Cofidis, Wauters in form

Tuesday, July 8
First Edition News - The Brad and Baden show, McEwen goes for green, wants more help, Casper down but not out, CSC brain cam, Tour reneges on Basque deal, Medical communique, Why is it the 90th TdF when it's the centenary? Telekom hunting for riders, Trofeo Melinda-Val di Non moves, South Africans get ready for Tour of Qinghai Lake and MTB World's
Latest News - Courage and pain for Hamilton, McEwen on French team conspiracy, Extra motivation for Bodrogi, Simeoni to sue Armstrong, Knee injury hits Kiwi Roulston, 20 cyclists injured in St Petersburg, Florida

Wednesday, July 9
First Edition News - Alessandro confirms it for himself this time, McGee not disappointed, More post-stage comments, Boogerd needs stitches, Legeay: "O'Grady's a true winner", Team talk before TTT, Ramping up the TTT, Zabel wanted birthday win, Lobbying at the Tour, Stage 3 Medical communique, Giant's 2003 Tour de France special, Racing gets the green light in McGee's home state, Salmon searching
Latest News - A day in yellow for Nazon, Hamilton still wants to finish, More post-stage comments, Where's McEwen?, Rabobank talks with Hushovd, Godefroot happy with Schmitz acquisition, Pieter Weening promoted, Team fakta invited to HEW and Zürich, Cascade Cycling Classic preview

Thursday, July 10
First Edition News - A Colombian in yellow, Haselbacher hits back, Aussies impress French media, John Waddell stable, Superweek hosts Junior selection, Hamilton adds indigenous festival to World's program, CRCA launches collegiate program, Worldwide distribution for Tyler's brain
Latest News - Armstrong not completely satisfied, Beloki will attack, Garzelli a horse, CSC team time trial "acceptable", Lotto-Domo: "A day to forget", Petacchi's rivals on Petacchi, Igor Gonzalez de Galdeano's views, Henk Vogels leaves hospital, USPS Sponsorship raises questions

Friday, July 11
First Edition News - No comparisons please: "I am Petacchi!", McEwen: "I don't deserve Green", CSC doctor on Hamilton's performance, Medical communiqué, Last chance to win Fantasy Giant TCR 100, Camenzind stays with Phonak, O'Loughlin time trials for charity, British Cycling's regional team
Latest News - More post stage 5 quotes, Ullrich looking forward to mountains, Tyler soldiers on, Vicioso breaks wrist, O'Grady finding form, McEwen: Everybody is beatable, Lotto-Domo go quiet, Mayo talks to Rabobank, Coffee for all, Tommy Sheehan Memorial

Saturday, July 12
First Edition News - Petacchi surprised, Simoni won't give up, Special prize for Geslin, Basque language allowed, Armstrong to race in Denmark, Some real Tour trivia, Medical communique, Ekimov extends with USPS, Ivanov signs for Telekom

Sunday, July 13
First Edition News - "When you stop thinking of it, the yellow jersey comes by itself", Belgians on Armstrong's Alpe d'Huez chances, All or nothing for Beloki, Mayo feels good, Petacchi packs, Legalize My Cannondale, O'Grady's long day out, McEwen's forgettable day, Dutch likely to host Tour in 2005, Medical communique, Lotz operated on, Van Den Broeck on the sidelines, Dutch team for U23 European championships, Carnegie-Caulfield Tour night

Monday, July 14
First Edition News - Iban Mayo: First objective achieved, Post-stage quotes, No love lost: Armstrong slams Simoni and Gonzalez, Hamilton does more than survive, Communique medical, Irish TT Championships in Enniscorthy
Latest News - French can't hold the Mayo, Beloki finds renewed confidence, Simoni not recovered from TTT, Ullrich admits Stage 5 stomach trouble, Belgians criticised at home, New Division I Belgian team in the making, Redlands - Sea-Otter merger off for 2004, Australia's premier one-day race on track for 2003

Tuesday, July 15
News Flash - Beloki crashes out of Tour
First Edition News - Impressive win, but ambitions kept low, Armstrong not penalised for cutting course, More post-stage quotes, Bruyneel satisfied with Alpe d'Huez, French wins on Bastille Day, Medical Communique, Mercado talking to Quick.Step, Di Luca talking with Cofidis, Waterford Junior Tour preview, UPMC confirmed for Vuelta a Venezuela
News Flash - Garzelli abandons before stage 10
Latest News - Mayomania gives way to Beloki's pain, Lotto-Domo scrape in, Wilson hanging tough, What's the Centenaire classification?, Pantani back on the bike, Boogerd extends with Rabobank, Latest UCI doping news

Wednesday, July 16
First Edition News - Mission accomplished for Stage 10 winner, Stage 10 comments from Sacchi, O'Grady, Jaksche, Boogerd, Riis & more, ONCE still motivated after Beloki crash , Communique, Lehigh Valley Velodrome's 4th Annual Corporate Challenge, De Hart plans to back into history
Latest News - Tour heat takes its toll, More post-stage quotes, Cooke wants cameras, Fassa Bortolo leading prize money standings, Indurain in l'Etape du Tour, Quick.Step keeps two, Cofidis' Belgians moving on, ASO Picks up Midi Libre

Thursday, July 17
First Edition News - Stage 11: Narbonne-Toulouse, Raymond Poulidor appreciates Lance, Tour tough Totschnig, Dario David Speaks, George Hincapie on cruise control, Bruyneel "very satisfied" with team performance, Marc Sergeant uncovers strategies, Leblanc braces for more protests
Second Edition News - McEwen - Hushovd the dark horse in battle for green, Dufaux plans Pyrenées revival, Armstrong's 'cross training revealed, Alpenrose, US govt cuts back bike funds, Leroy McKenzie arrives
Latest News - Beloki's prospects, Riis bothered by speculation, Baguet takes chances when they come, Dutch Tour reunion in Den Bosch, No big changes for Lotto-Domo, Team Fakta to Italy, Global outages possible due to global security issue

Friday, July 18
First Edition News - Flecha hits his target, Stage 11 quotes, Heras relaxed and ready, Stage 12 TT, Friday's weather, Roche slams Hamilton, Communique medical, The Terminator meets Lance, Tour organisers defend themselves, Jean Delatour needs cosponsor, Brioches keeps core members, Petacchi to ride in Stiphout, 2004 NZ MTB National Series Dates
Latest News - Important test for Armstrong, McEwen salvages unlucky day, Disappointment for O'Grady, Job well done for Da Cruz, Knaven extends with Quick.Step-Davitamon, De Groot extends with Rabobank, Bodysol-Brustor team emerges

Saturday, July 19
First Edition News - Über Ullrich back to his best, Vinokourov satisfied, Millar suffers, 42 riders tested, Communique, Weather for stage 13, Leipheimer looks to the Vuelta, Cofidis wants Casper, Rumsas suspended by Lithuanian federation, SA BMX team down under

Sunday, July 20
First Edition News - Tour GC grip tightens, Carlos Sastre - One for Claudia, Pevenage happy, Godefroot also picks Ullrich, A look at the Euskaltel-Euskadi team, Saeco looks ahead, Long road ahead for De Clercq, Gates learns the hard way, Hamilton defends again, Medical communique, Weather for stage 14, Blood tests for 39 riders, Petacchi to ride in Aalst

Monday, July 21
First Edition News - Lauri Aus killed, Simoni: There's always tomorrow, Vinokourov does it again, The Italian Job: Cassani Speaks, Armstrong's dehydration, Weather for stage 15, Communique, Lefèvre joins La Boulangère, Surgery for Garzelli
Latest News - Stage 14 quotes, Verbrugghe hits his limit, Heras weakened, Future assured for Euskaltel-Euskadi, Ag2R-Prévoyance extends, Petacchi goes Dutch post-Tour, Hans Dekkers turns pro, 05 Orbitel hoping for Vuelta start

Tuesday, July 22
First Edition News - Lance Armstrong: What goes around comes around, Mayo thinking of stages, Chavanel offers first Tour opus, Daniel Becke: Lance will win the Tour, Beloki heads home, Prize money update, Communique
Latest News - Hamilton survives tough five days, Top five finish from Rogers by 2005, Waddell condition worse, Scarponi motivated, Wynants signs for UPMC, New Zealand MTB nationals, Phonak for Sachsen-Tour International, RONA supports Hamilton world's, Tennessee plate deadline extended

Wednesday, July 23
First Edition News - Ullrich believes in victory, Moreau staying "humble and concentrated", Chest X-rays clear for Heras, David Millar still not good, McEwen will have to save the day, Top six riders tested on rest day, Tour slightly less popular in the Netherlands, Simeoni asking €100,000 in damages from Armstrong, De Jongh and Hayman extend with Rabobank, Dekker starts training, Dutch team for Track World's
Latest News - Bruyneel happy with situation, Sergeant praying for sprint finishes, Eddy Merckx on the Tour, More money for Euskaltel-Euskadi, Ullrich to ride four criteriums, Hondo to Gerolsteiner

Thursday, July 24
First Edition News - Broken bone blues, Tyler's Haven, the woman behind the man, Ullrich or Armstrong?, McGee uncertain for track world's, Saeco sign Simoni and Pieri until 2005, Moreau extends with Credit Agricole, New team for Ljungskog, Mattan to lead new Belgian team?, Dominguez looking for repeat in NYC Cycling Championship, NORBA series at Schweitzer Mountain Resort
Latest News - Disbelief at Hamilton's ride, More stage 16 comments, The battle for green, Ullrich given Fair Play prize, Lotto-Domo: and then there were six, Mayo in demand, Engoulvent talking to Cofidis, Sevilla back on the bike, New Turkish stage race, Pan Am Games Mountain Bike preview, Good lineup for M. Donnelly Junior Tour

Friday, July 25
First Edition News - Servais Knaven: Today I'll ride to win, 150th Dutch victory, Rubiera still focused with three stages to go, Basso Looking at top 10 in Paris, Competition Director Pescheux pleased with Centenary Tour, Lefevere happy with Quick.Step-Davitamon's Tour, Lance's biggest fan, Medical communique, McGee and Eadie out of World Championships, World's OK, but no Pan Am selection for Mirabella, Irish team named for Junior Tour
Latest News - Who will win the Centenary Tour?, Robbie McEwen relaxed but on track for green, Zabel doesn't rule out Green, Peter Luttenberger moves up, Who was third on Luz Ardiden?, Lauri Aus buried, Brard back in action, Jacob's Creek Tour Down Under 2004 Launch, BMX moves towards mainstream cycle racing, Registration opens for Tour of Hope LA and DC rides

Saturday, July 26
First Edition News - Pablo Lastras: "I'm equally bad at everything", Second fastest Tour stage ever, Every second counts, McEwen snatches green lead, Cooke going for €100,000, Ullrich at Marcolès criterium, Stage 18 Communique, No fines for unbuckled helmets, UCI doping sanctions, Halgand to Crédit Agricole, Gaumont to Track World's, Colombian team for Track World's, Robinstown Grand Prix preview

Sunday, July 27
First Edition News - David Millar: "Keeping it cool", Post stage comments, McEwen ready, Michael Rogers reflects, Hans De Clercq, the Lanterne Rouge, Medical communique, Joly joins Credit Agricole, Konecny to Telekom, Hondo out
News Flash - EPO positive in Tour

Monday, July 28
First Edition News - Armstrong goes five out of five, Ullrich very satisfied with second place, Cooke gets green on the line, Lotto-Domo not too happy, O'Grady takes Centenaire classification, Communique, Post Tour criteriums in Austria, Telekom becomes T-Mobile
Latest News - A different Tour with the same result, Mixed emotions for reborn Ullrich, Vinokourov dreams of yellow, Armstrong continues fight against cancer, Today Show on Champs-Elysées, Rookies comment on tough Tour, Good Tour for Belgian directors, but not the riders, Baden Cooke in Aalst tonight, Tour podium girl kicked out, No World's for Museeuw and McEwen, Barcelona gold medallist bounces back, Tour de la Region Wallonne preview

Tuesday, July 29
First Edition News - UCI rankings post-Tour, Ullrich, Cipollini to the Vuelta?, Millar extends, Mattan may stay at Cofidis, Telekom becomes T-Mobile and extends until 2006, Vinokourov keeps on going, Jean Delatour continues to crumble, 10.5 million TV viewers in the Netherlands
Latest News - Latest UCI women's rankings, No Vuelta for Mayo, Bernaudeau satisfied, almost, CBS ratings similar to 2002, Tour does well in Germany, Vinokourov to race in Chaam, Second Annual Criterium Queensland Carnival, Race Around the Bay

Wednesday, July 30
First Edition News - 2003 Track World's: Showdown in Stuttgart, Bartko replaces Lehmann in German team, Cipollini comes back, Mercado to Quick.Step, U.S. MTB rider fails to show up for drug test, Irish weekend preview, Nature Valley Grand Prix to Air on OLN
Latest News - Track World's qualifiers begin, Hoy set to defend at Track World's, Organisers hopeful of Armstrong racing down under, Leblanc more than satisfied, Casper seals deal with Cofidis, Botcharov joins Crédit Agricole, Organisers lament McEwen's disappearing act, OLN Audience grows

Thursday, July 31
First Edition News - Armstrong not slated for Zurich World Cup, Dajka looking for hat trick, Rebellin asthmatic, Doherty Hotels Classic 2003 Launch, Nothstein to Northbrook Velodrome benefit, Mount Holly-Smithville Invitational, Pro-Team Challenge at LVV
Latest News - Dajka crashes but qualifies, Bronze OK for Tournant, New York City Cycling Championships, Popovych stays with Landbouwkrediet, Ster Elektrotoer to start in Veldhoven