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Thursday, May 1
First Edition News - Armstrong responds to Merckx, Tour of Picardie teams announced, Wells Fargo Criterium adds women's race, Colombia gets ready for Pan-American MTB Championships, Past and present stars for European Cup, Rides for all mark CTC's 125th birthday
Latest News - Millar back to racing, Lefèvre out of Romandie, Friendly rivalry at Henninger Turm, News from Australian/Oceania Track Championships, Wim van Est dies, Capital Cup cancelled, Van Impe to lead juniors, Casagrande tries the Zoncolan, Holiday weekend racing in Ireland

Friday, May 2
First Edition News - ONCE says it will do the Tour...with Igor, Kroon out of Rabo Tour team, New manager for SpaarSelect, SARS threatens Tour of China, International teams announced for FBD Milk Ras, 24 Hours of Adrenalin National Championships
Latest News - No UCI help for Gonzalez de Galdeano, Kelme for the Giro, Team Coast takes shape for the Tour, USPS interested in Devolder, SBS announces Tour de France coverage
Newsflash - World track championships to move

Saturday, May 3
First Edition News - In-form Rebellin out of Giro, Team fakta for the Giro, May 5: Helmets for all, VDB unlikely for Tour, Andersen to ALB-Gold Mountainbike, SACF development commissioners ousted, British wheels for FFC, Last chance for Cipo's helmet

Sunday, May 4
First Edition News - MTB European Cup begins, 29th Trophée des Grimpeurs, Rabobank pre-selection for Tour de France, Casar to the Giro, Telekom in the wind, Hushovd still recovering, Telluride MTB World Cup cancelled, Fatal motorcycle accident at Romandie, UK Promoter fills Bedford void, TDS High-Speed update
Newsflash - Bootes crashes in keirin, ruins MTB season

Monday, May 5
First Edition News - Hamilton's purple patch continues, Teenagers take the spoils in Australian track championships, Kupfernagel and Algelid still out with sickness, U23 Thüringen-Rundfahrt, Mont 24 Hr Australian MTB race
Latest News - 49th Four Days of Dunkirk, Lotto-Domo for the Giro, Fassa Bortolo for the Giro, Sydney hosts final round of Track Cycling World Cup Classics, Young Italian rider dies

Tuesday, May 6
First Edition News - Team Saeco for the Giro d'Italia, Pantani prepares in Spain, Ceramiche Panaria-Fiordo for the Giro, Steegmans in for Detilloux, Kelme may start with eight, Bloch out of South African team for Track World Cup, Texas cyclist killed, Freedom Fest 2003 cancelled, Two more Australian MTB endurance events
Latest News - Cipollini with purpose built team, Cannondale finalises Chapter 11 sale to Pegasus, Stephen Pate jailed, Ex-Dutch Prime Minister at Van Est funeral, Van den Brand signs for @Home, Matt Hunter signs for Specialized, Eagle Tour of Malaysia cancelled, 'Days of Our Lives' star to ride with Cycle for Sight

Wednesday, May 7
First Edition News - Milaneza sights on 2004 Tour, Oelkers injured, Vale Michael R. Rabe 1954-2003, World's most expensive rear derailleur?, Hawley rides to work, Defending champs to line up in Arlington, Spin out for Lance Armstrong Foundation
Latest News - Pantani takes in a soccer match, Sunderland wants a stage win, Savoldelli picks Simoni and Gonzalez, Two hematocrit tests before the Giro, Live coverage, Tour of Japan Canceled, Steels remains optimistic, Quick.Step Division III team doing well

Thursday, May 8
First Edition News - Anita Valen non-negative, Landis back on track, Andrea Tafi on line, CCC Polsat for Giro, gear stolen, Booty call for LAF, Event organizer dies, Joe Martin Stage Race, Riding for health
Latest News - Martinelli on the Giro favourites, McEwen hopes for a birthday present for Ewan, Local riders with different ambitions, Live coverage, Euskaltel waits for May 19, Steels happy with sprint, Helmets are go, McGee crashes in Dunkirk, Track World's in Stuttgart, 18th Clásica Internacional Alcobendas, Sven Vanthourenhout on the road, Dylan Casey Day: 29th Annual Cat's Hill Criterium

Friday, May 9
First Edition News - 56th Peace Race, First Giro blood controls OK, Tosatto in question, Enter your team in the Giro, Virenque plans for Olympics, UK Anti-doping news, Hammond Memorial Races, LeMond helps YMCA, Tour of Shenandoah, Cape Epic for 2004
Latest News - Cipollini talks, Simoni fears Gonzalez, Gonzalez not afraid, Six Australians in the Giro, Tosatto still not in the clear, Pantani opts for more kilometres, Gonzalez short on sleep, Cipo and Casa meet up, I Campioni - the champions, Enter your team in the Giro d'Italia, Coast suspension: Pevenage didn't see it coming, UCI confirms Stuttgart for 2003 and 2007, Tournant and Gane out of Sydney World Cup, No retirement for Sarah Ulmer, More favourites for the Noel/Kieran Hammond Memorial

Saturday, May 10
First Edition News - Coast/Ullrich saga continues: Ullrich disappointed, Questions for the Tour, Cofidis back in the fray, Tossatto will start Giro, Klemencic is out, Corti confident, A sign for helmet removal, Team Ringerike adds Bøhler, Bear Mountain Spring Classic

Sunday, May 11
First Edition News - Giro underway, Marzoli non-starter, Verbrugghe wants a stage win, CCC-Polsat looking ahead, An ex-pro laments, Sevilla still sidelined, Paltry sentence for California drivers

Monday, May 12
First Edition News - 86th Giro d'Italia news: McEwen relegated, Pantani doesn't want helmet rule, The Coast will soon be clear: Pevenage remains optimistic, SARS effects create havoc for sports hosted in Japan, News from South Africa, Guess who's coming to Dinnerville, The future's bright for CTC, Cipo's misses are your (possible) gain
Latest News - 86th Giro d'Italia news, Only one arm for Baldato, Petacchi happy with Baldato's win, McEwen doth protest, UCI commissaire firm, More comments about McEwen, Cipollini threatened with DQ, Cipollini didn't have it, Pantani happy with performance, Garzelli has a go, Simoni wants to test legs, Frigo and Gonzalez easing into it, Piccoli breaks ribs, Stage 3: Policorno-Terme Luigiane 145km, Dr Michele Ferrari interview

Tuesday, May 13
First Edition News - 86th Giro d'Italia news: Stage 3 wrap up, Verbrugghe crashes and loses time, Play the Cyclingnews Giro fantasy game, Pevenage rounding up investors, Latest UCI rankings, Wegmann out for a week, Record Tour coverage, Yoplait Women's Cycling Summit Conference, Unicyclist sets world record
Latest News - No revenge for Garzelli, Petacchi wants more time in pink, Simoni compliments Petacchi, Problems with changing pace for Pantani, Frigo and Gonzalez lose more time, McEwen goes on the attack, Verbrugghe will not start, Stage 4 - May 13: Acquappesa Marina-Vibo Valentia, 170km, 47th Vuelta Asturias, Perpignan pot belge case resumes

Wednesday, May 14
First Edition News - Giro stage 4 wrap-up, Drug use spiral in Perpignan pot Belge case, Peace Race woes for Saturn stars, Tony Cruz becomes a father, Queensland criterium championships, Return of the University Hill Criterium, CTC aims to get adults back on bikes, Teams for Tour of Connecticut & Saturn Classic, Bici Imports-CSN-Rudy Project for Milk Ras, Cyclingnews fantasy game update
Latest News - McEwen wants another, Petacchi's family prognostic, Belda on Gonzalez, Look for Conte today, Stage 5 preview, Ullrich and Pevenage to go Dutch, Two weeks out for Verbrugghe, Bettini back in a week, Van der Kooij's career in doubt, Verbruggen says Igor Gonzalez won't do the Tour, English Kiwi out of Sydney World Cup, Vuelta 2004 to start in Leon, Rest for Roesems and Vanhaecke, A scare for the Devil

Thursday, May 15
First Edition News - Ullrich & Coast: further cooperation "not possible", Giro stage 4 wrap-up, Tough Milk Rás, Rossner heads for Wachovia, adds two, Teams & contenders for Picardie, Teams for Captech Classic, Cyclingnews fantasy game update
Latest News - Giro news: Rest Day 1, More woes for Frigo, Cipollini meets school children, Stage 6 Preview, Pellizotti online, 19th Tour de l'Aude Féminin, Van Petegem back next week, Belgians to Sydney

Friday, May 16
News Flash - Rik Van Steenbergen dies, Beltran signs for US Postal Service-Berry Floor
First Edition News - Coast in breach of contract, Extension of 1km rule?, Pantani needs more time, Simoni still ready, Cofidis makeover for 2004, Bettini glad to be back, Jalabert gives back, Payment time for Fantasy Giro
Latest News - Farewell, Rik I: Eddy Merckx, Patrick Sercu, Walter Godefroot comment, Change of venue for Track Worlds signals change of plans for Australia, Cipollini: "My job is to win", Tour Wild Cards: Super Mario vs. Mad Dog, Quaranta to come back in Germany, Cyclingnews Giro Fantasy game - last chance for excellent prizes

Saturday, May 17
First Edition News - Giro stage 6 wrap up, UCI Track World Cup day 1, Bianchi official, Tour participation uncertain, Suspended sentences in Perpignan, Beltran 'honoured', Former top cyclist on the run, Former top cyclist on the run
News Flash - NAS raid Formaggi Pinzolo hotel

Sunday, May 18
First Edition News - Stage 7 wrap-up, Pantani loses more than he hoped, Petacchi happy to let go, Formaggi Pinzolo manager comments on NAS raid, Track World Cup Day 2 wrap-up, Saiz upset with UCI, Return of the playboy, Friday Night Winter Track racing returns, 41st Snowy Wilson Memorial Criterium, UCI anti-doping news

Monday, May 19
First Edition News - Stage 8 wrap-up, More reactions from stage 7, Giro brings Hamburger close to fakta, Track World Cup: Germany takes overall, Australia the round, Van Steenbergen to be buried next Saturday, Francisco Perez: Working on the highway
News Flash - Tour Wild Cards announced, Gold medallist Russian cyclist and coach face drug charges in Sydney
Latest News - Tour selection leaves Cipollini in the cold, 86th Giro d'Italia news, Cipollini's "most beautiful win", Pantani disappointed in team, Stage 9 - May 19: Arezzo-Montecatini Terme 160km, Broken forearm for Bouyer, Broken elbow for Van de Vijver

Tuesday, May 20
First Edition News - Universal support for Mario Cipollini after Tour snub, 86th Giro d'Italia news, Post stage wrap-up McEwen close again, Stage 10 preview
Latest News - The Nauduzs/Petacchi incident, Riders complain about dangerous circuit, Top 10 Giro stage winners, A new bike for Cipo, Vierhouten out, Tour of Belgium preview, ASO looking for Midi-Libre replacement, McCann joins, Field confirmed for Clarendon Cup

Wednesday, May 21
First Edition News - Giro stage wrap-up: Arvesen takes stage, Simoni the opportunist, Stage 11 Preview, Yes to Cipo and Ullrich - no to Jean Delatour, South Africans too good for 'B' World's road races, Former champions to line up for Vuelta a Colombia,Armstrong awarded, Compass Bank Elephant Rock ride for Down Syndrome
Latest News - Saeco realistic, Garzelli not disappointed, Pantani watch, Armstrong: Cipo should be in, Verbruggen: Leblanc followed the rules, Riis surprised over Phonak's Tour miss, Armstrong rides key Tour stages, , Top men at Rabobank stay, Belgian start for Peace Race?, Dr Michele Ferrari interview: Part II

Thursday, May 22
First Edition News - Giro stage wrap-up: McEwen wins, Cipo crashes, Cipo will decide tomorrow, Stage 12 Preview, Thevenet & Hinault open Tour expo, Armstrong collects gong, Pozzato looking up for 2003, Luttenberger joins CSC, Dean named as top Kiwi cyclist, Di Luca helps MS charity
News Flash - Cipollini out of Giro
Latest News - Yes to Cipo, say cyclists, No 23rd team for Tour, Galvez also out of Giro, Steels winning again, US Hall of Fame inductions, Liège highlights on SBS

Friday, May 23
First Edition News - Giro stage wrap-up: Simoni conquers Zoncolan, Giro crash claims three, Mason breaks pelvis, Pantani finding his wings, UCI discuss Coast/Bianchi situation, Aebersold joins Phonak, Estonian Cycling Weekend, Javier Ochoa back on the bike
Latest News - Giro news: Garzelli feels good, Casagrande comes back, Popovych fourth, Cipollini congratulates Pantani, Aitor González getting better, Adolfo Garcia Quesada satisfied, Angliru vs Zoncolan, Doping tests negative, Stage 13 preview: Pordenone-Marostica 149km, Axel Merckx shines in leader's jersey, Brioches-La Boulangčre preselection for Tour, Shorter first Vuelta time trial, Nas arrest 10
News Flash - Team Bianchi official

Saturday, May 24
First Edition News - Team Bianchi official, Ullrich to the Tour, Leblanc: No discussions with DVE, Still hope for Cipo?, Giro stage wrap-up: Petacchi times four, Petacchi: More than a sprinter, Gonzalez progressing, Tamouridis recovering, Marco Polo online

Sunday, May 25
First Edition News - Stage 14 wrap up, Tonkov attacks, then abandons, Don't call him Cheeseburger, Elite honours 100th Anniversary of Tour, Carpenter-Phinney at the Giro, Stage 15 preview, Heras goes home, Tafi not in Tour, Garcia Casas to CSC, Michael Rasmussen breaks bone in hand, Van De Walle breaks collarbone

Monday, May 26
First Edition News - Stage 15 wrap up, Petacchi crashes in TT, Gonzalez to the Tour, Aussies in orange, Di Luca breaks collarbone, Rogers' first for Quick.Step, Team Bianchi revealed, Lehigh Valley Hall of Fame, Cuvée Jalabert
Latest News - Giro news: Garzelli vows to fight on, Yaroslav Popovych gains seconds, Petacchi sore, but will continue, Operation for Moreni, Stage 16 preview: Cipollini writes to Leblanc, iBanesto and Kelme tour teams take shape, Fans pay last respects to Rik Van Steenbergen, 2004 World Track Championships get into gear

Tuesday, May 27
First Edition News - Giro stage 16 wrap up, Petacchi digs deep, Giro stars think of Tour, Bennati close again, Kids meet riders at "Bimbingiro 2003", Bruylandts hungry for Division I, Latest UCI women's rankings, Virenque targeting Classique des Alpes, Galdeano still wants Tour

Tuesday, May 27
Latest News - Perez positive for EPO, Casper hopes for birthday gift, More tests for Cipo, Rabobank hits the hills, Hincapie happy, New Italian national team jersey
First Edition News - Giro stage 16 wrap up, Petacchi digs deep, Giro stars think of Tour, Bennati close again, Kids meet riders at "Bimbingiro 2003", Bruylandts hungry for Division I, Latest UCI women's rankings, Virenque targeting Classique des Alpes, Galdeano still wants Tour

Wednesday, May 28
First Edition News - Simoni feeling good as Giro moves into endgame, Simoni challenges Armstrong, Pantani ponders switch to Bianchi, Cipollini back on the bike, Perez B test due June 17, Giro blood tests clear, SARS silver lining for Chinese cycling, Zabriskie injured, Marco Polo recruits African riders
Latest News - Customs officer questioned over Russian doping scandal, Roux suspended for four years, Sinyard vows to fight on, Verbrugghe back in the Tour of Luxembourg, Van De Walle training again, 21st Volta ao Alentejo, Eisel renews with, No Tour for Van Petegem, Cyclingnews Giro competition: And the winner is...

Thursday, May 29
First Edition News - Giro Stage 17 wrap up: Unstoppable Petacchi! Giro anti-doping controls negative, No Tour of Luxembourg for Bianchi, Domina Vacanze still hopeful, Hutchinson goes after Hour Record, Steinweg banned for two years, Vladivostok - Scheveningen riders start out, Teutenberg to defend Clarendon Cup title, SBS Tour doco, Adopt-a-metre for Halesowen track, UCI hosts Tour exhibition
Latest News - Giro news: Petacchi's "incredible Giro", Svorada improving, Lombardi close, Simoni likes the heat, No easy run for Garzelli, Perez maintains innocence, 63rd Tour de Luxembourg, Teams announced for GP de Beauce

Friday, May 30
First Edition News - Giro stage 18 wrap up, Frigo satisfied, 35 Riders eliminated, Pantani to decide Friday, Simoni won't rest until Milan, Scott Sunderland's epic day, Garzelli thinks podium, CSC to start in Clarendon Cup
Latest News - Giro news: Pantani continues, Casagrande out to stomach bug, Points classification still open, Gonzalez assured of mountains jersey, Bäckstedt has Intergiro secure, Longest stage today, Carrigan looking to reclaim World Cup lead, Strong New Zealand team named for track World's, Aitken leads Australian National Road Series, Dunboyne Three Day preview, Life, the universe and stage wins in the Giro

Saturday, May 31
First Edition News - Giro stage 19 wrap up, Popovych according to plan, Simoni's preparation pays off, Ullrich back at Erfurt, Bettini still wants World Cup, Australians for MTB World Cup, Irish rider positive for pseudoephedrine, Kerry Youth Tour