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Friday, August 1
First Edition News - Germans dip out of team pursuit, Too high hematocrit for Russian rider, Serious crash for O'Neill in 'Toona, fakta to stop sponsorship at end of season, Freire won't race HEW, Saeco with strong line up, Domina Vacanze to rely on Lombardi in HEW, ONCE on two continents, Prime Alliance to race as TIAA-CREF in NYC, Hamilton to be official starter of NYCCC,  Salmon to Credit Agricole, Fantasy Cyclingnews Tour de France winners
Latest News - World Cup resumes with HEW Cyclassics, Museeuw wants to confirm, More blood controls at Track Worlds, Mayo and Zubeldia won't ride Vuelta, Rumblings within Marlux, Quick.Step loses Kashechkin, USAC announce automatic qualifiers for MTB World's, Marathon ride to benefit cancer research

Saturday, August 2
First Edition News - Big Apple bike bash rocks Lower Manhattan Sunday, Ullrich ready for Hamburg, Armstrong's Tour "a dream" for Beltran, Tour EPO case to be revealed, Steels stays, DataPhonics Racing Team contests Junior Tour

Sunday, August 3
First Edition News - Van Petegem riding for the win in Hamburg, Bettini looking forward to Hamburg, , Track World's Day 4: Aussies smash record; Gane gains; Slusareva, Website live for Melbourne 2004 Track World's, Grande Boucle Féminine preview, Nazon still searching, Moves afoot (again) to ban bunch training in Centennial Park

Monday, August 4
First Edition News - Van Petegem holds World Cup lead, Ullrich to marry, Track World's final day wrap up, Beloki fearful of ONCE withdrawal, UCI confirms Tour EPO case, withholds identity, EPO positive from Volta a Catalunya, Marblehead to welcome home Tyler Hamilton, Visser signs for Farm Frites-Hartol, Strait selected for MTB World's
Latest News - Bianchi or Telekom for Ullrich?, Rabobank interested in Beloki and Mayo, Hushovd extends with Credit Agricole, Room to improve for Australia at Track World's, O'Neill improving, Starchyk positive for EPO, Sweet Paradise to pull out, New Zealand MTB World's team named

Tuesday, August 5
First Edition News - ONCE to end sponsorship: it's official, Bruyneel saddened by ONCE's demise, Bettini wants repeat World Cup win, Ljungskog loses time, No Vuelta for Freire, Beltran renews with US Postal, Collarbone break for Caroline Slikker, M. Donnelly Junior Tour is go
Latest News - Beloki in demand, Zabel thinks of Vuelta, Euskaltel-Euskadi for Clasica San Sebastian, Italian showdown in Camaiore, Gerrit Glomser crashes, Virenque stays at Quick.Step-Davitamon, Leontien Zijlaard-Van Moorsel prepares in Spain, Spaarselect assured until 2005, Marco Polo adds five, Stamullen M. Donnelly announce team for Junior Tour

Wednesday, August 6
First Edition News - Ullrich wants to stay with Bianchi, Bodysol-Brustor takes shape, Tim Jones to Domina Vacanze, Milaneza expected to dominate Volta a Portugal, Swiss victory snatched from the jaws of disaster, Australians demand apology over Italian slur
Latest News - Tour EPO positive revealed... Almost, Damien Nazon to Crédit Agricole, Gerolsteiner signs Krauss, VDB's Re-entry delayed, 19th Regio Tour, Taberlay ready for MTB Tour de France

Thursday, August 7
First Edition News - Llorente defends himself, JP Nazon to Ag2r, Botero sidelined, Quick.Step interested in Dufaux, Bobby Lea crosses over at Mt Holly, $125,000 criterium in Charlotte, NC, CNN anchor pleads guilty to hit and run, Seven races in 2003 WCA 'cross series
Latest News - ONCE and iBanesto seeking new sponsors, Bianchi deny any problems, Vandenbroucke hopeful for good end of season, Kelme's woes continue in Portugal, Jaksche to Gerolsteiner, Marty Nothstein to ride in Nestor's Keirin Cup, UCI pre-World's race for Juniors/U23s, Illawarra Cyclists to Tahiti

Friday, August 8
First Edition News - Clasica San Sebastian: Who will succeed JaJa?, Nazon looks ahead, Rabobank plans for Vuelta, Cofidis names nine, Cipo to Ouest France, T-Town flea market opens registration
Latest News - Last race for 2003 for Mayo?, Perdiguero building up for Vuelta, Sercu wants more from Verbrugghe, French focus for Crédit Agricole, Van Heeswijk extends with US Postal, Ben Johnson stagiaire for Cofidis, Veuchelen signs for Vlaanderen, Dutch team for European MTB championships, Maurice Mollin dies, Mayo wheelers big challenge

Saturday, August 9
First Edition News - German track riders suspended, Success of Track World's, Vervecken to miss 'cross opener, Three Italians positive for EPO, UCI Doping report, Saiz considers other options, Barça looks to cycling, Scandinavian Open, Georgia velodrome needs your help

Sunday, August 10
First Edition News - Bettini back into World Cup lead, San Sebastian marred by moto accident, Morale boosting win for VDB, Cofidis still building, Mondory returns to Ag2R-Prévoyance, Virenque tops in Tour fan mail

Monday, August 11
First Edition News - Zubeldia sticks with Euskaltel, 25th Vuelta a Burgos, 'Tis the season... for Zomercross?, Bendigo Madison gets a boost, New sponsor for Spanish cycling?, Promoter's conviction hits New Zealand Cycling hard, 2003 Tour du Poitou-Charentes
Latest News - Bettini gives himself an "80 percent chance", Ullrich and adidas could get back together, Dufaux to Quick.Step, For sale: Spanish riders, No Steels in Denmark, 6th San Rafael Women's Cycling Classic, Eatough and Juarez to battle in World Solo 24 Hours of Adrenalin Champions

Tuesday, August 12
First Edition News - Bettini's reign continues at the top, Piil back for another bite in Tour of Denmark, Pecharroman and Garrido with Quick.Step for two years, Elliott still good at 42, NORBA series finals return to Durango, Nothstein and USPS team members at Northbrook Velodrome
Latest News - Colombians to Labarca 2-Café Baque, Eritrea riders line up against top Euro's, Tour de l'Ain preview, Klöden hopeful for Denmark, UCI Status for Trust House, Giant TCR-100 Tour bike awarded

Wednesday, August 13
First Edition News - Somarriba on course for third Grand Boucle win, Brett Aitken back and dreaming of Athens, Simoni rides with EU President, Worrack going for gold at Athens Olympic dress-rehearsal, Italian women's team for Euro champs, Irish National Track Championships
Latest News - Vinokourov looks to Zurich, Cipollini to defend World Championship title?, Dekker comes back in time for Ronde van Nederland, Political support for suspended German trackies, Sentjens and Mutsaars have to prove their place, Omloop and Trouvé extend, Renshaw and Bates stagiaires with French teams, Verheyen a dad, looking for Flower Power Awards nominations, Wisconsin Cyclocross Series

Thursday, August 14
First Edition News - Contreras battles on after bike loss at Pan-Ams, Davidenko is a daddy, Domina Vacanze Elitron for Zurich, Portland to host consecutive 'cross nats, Tandemonium! at the Lehigh Valley Velodrome, NORBA gets cash for finals, Hamilton world's takes to air with Westjet, Eugene Celebration seeks volunteers
Latest News - Bettini goes for hat trick in Zurich; Jan Ullrich his top rival, Armstrong to race Olympics?, Ullrich not sure about World's, Kashechkin signs for Crédit Agricole, 12th Trofeo Melinda-Val di Non, Track stars to Amsterdam Six, Pedrosfest more popular than ever, Karapoti Classic 2004

Friday, August 15
First Edition News - Casagrande looking for luck, Robert Hunter breaks wrist, Stagiaire season approaches, Vandborg to CSC, British MTB World's team, British team for Junior Track World's, Wrong gear for Steel, Elite field in Evans Cycles-Surrey League 5-Day
Latest News - Mercado blames doping for Spanish downturn, Phonak interested in Beloki, ONCE and Phonak for Zurich, Ullrich to ride Rund um die Nürnberger Altstadt, World champs confirmed for Tasmanian track races, Jamieson, Manion to join pro teams?, Danielson and Jeanson star at Mt. Washington Hill Climb, 2003 NORBA series showdown in Durango, Irish Cycling gets a welcome bonus

Saturday, August 16
First Edition News - Zurich could be enough for Ullrich, La Boulangère for Zurich, Millar 'chilling' before Vuelta, Hamilton to ride Ronde van Nederland, Lamballe criterium returns, Cipollini hasn't impressed Moser, Momentum grows at Northbrook

Sunday, August 17
First Edition News - Merckx bounces back, Main sponsor of Grande Boucle pulls out, Cofidis thins track lineup, Vervecken operated on, Kaggestad injured in l'Ain, Vincent Cali's brother dies, Memorial race for Andrei Kivilev, USPRO Criterium Championships this Sunday, 54th GP Llodio, IMBA talks with President Bush

Monday, August 18
First Edition News - Championship of Zurich: winner's profile, No Vuelta for Ullrich, Merckx tired, Virenque renews with Quick.Step, Mick Rogers previews Athens TT, Dutch reluctant to sign Athens agreement, Geminiani operated on, Georges Decraeye dies
Latest News - Nardello gets his reward, Somarriba equals record, Dekker takes it easy, Athens 2004 cycling courses get thumbs up, Tre Valli Varesine to kick off Trittico Lombardo, Lee Godfrey breaks elbow

Tuesday, August 19
First Edition News - Bettini's next stop: the World's, Latest UCI rankings, World Championships participation, Phonak wants Hamilton, Spanish sponsors coming forward, Short but tough Tour of Holland in 2003, Tour du Limousin preview
Latest News - Somarriba to lead at Plouay, 2004 Women's Tour via France, Lampre confident, Zülle rethinks his future, New recruits for Rabobank Div. III, More stagiaires for Ag2R-Prévoyance, GP des Laurentides needs riders

Wednesday, August 20
First Edition News - Riders honour Indonesian racer, Australian talent program rider recovering, Klier a father, Tour de l'Avenir teams announced, Acht van Bladel 2003, Climb Mount Diablo for American Lung Association
Latest News - Petacchi chases Baffi Senior's Grand Tour record, Verbruggen calls for a "BeNeLux Tour", Casagrande hoping for win in Agostoni, New sponsor for Saiz?, Courageous Javier Ochoa back on his bike, Driedaagse de Panne 2004 takes shape, Landbouwkrediet gets a boost, Belgian juniors bikeless at Track World's, 05 Orbitel looking to move up, Vanhoudt stagiaire with Vlaanderen

Thursday, August 21
First Edition News - Hamilton, Van Bondt & Wilson crash out, Jeremy Roy to begin pro career, South African cyclists arrested after shoot-out, Klier: It's a boy, RONA to France without Jeanson, Fire in Café Reveil Matin, Cyclist inducted to Malaysian sport Hall of Fame, Air Products Developmental Finals at Lehigh, Team Basis at Downer's Grove
Latest News - Preliminary starters for Vuelta España, Ullrich's late season plans, Casagrande hopes for World's spot, Totschnig and Pfannberger crash out, Dominican Republic rider positive in Pan-Am Games, Australian Paralympic team for Prague

Friday, August 22
First Edition News - What's wrong with the women's Tour de France?, Mayo's Euskaltel expectations, Gerrans in Tour de l'Avenir for Carvalhelos-Boavista, Sweet Paradise to continue sponsoring, Broken finger for Hamilton, not hiring, London closer to Tour start, Milk Race to return, Sheeffry Challenge preview
Latest News - Petacchi calls stage finish too dangerous, No pain for Dekker, Sevilla underdone, but ready for Vuelta, O'Neill undergoes surgery, Mary Grigson retires, South African cyclists charged with murder, Two stagiaires for Palmans, GP Jef Scherens wants more support, 47th SEAT Tour of Slovakia news, Tour of the Turkish Riviera planned for 2004, Field grows for World Solo 24 Hours of Adrenalin Championships, Six Days of Detroit

Saturday, August 23
First Edition News - Rous loses Limousin to crash, Mattan moves closer to Bodysol, Ullrich has chance for Olympics, Martinez out of European MTB Championships, UCI Anti-doping news, Dick Lane Velodrome fundraiser, Hamilton World's ticket sales, Howard creates Irish 2-day

Sunday, August 24
First Edition News - Mayo: Between Euskaltel and Saeco?, Labarca grabs another, Wauters vexed by TT timing, Ullrich uncertain for Hessen-Rundfahrt, French 'cross sponsor pulls out, Randwick Botany celebrates centenary

Monday, August 25
First Edition News - Cooke closes in on World Cup, Seven out at Telekom, Mickael Pichon to re-join La Boulangère, Sijmens to Landbouwkrediet-Colnago, More stagiaires, Ullrich won't ride Hessen-Rundfahrt, Cipo still uncertain, Third Spanish death in 15 days
Latest News - Bianchi wants Bartoli, Muravyev to Credit Agricole, Dierckxsens crashes in Belgian TT champs, Eneco Tour a week later, Russia and Australia top medals at Junior World's, Stagiaires for Landbouwkrediet and Vlaanderen, Tour of Hope riders selected, Dutch Ride for the Roses raises €222,000, Backwards cycling record attempt fails

Tuesday, August 26
First Edition News - Latest UCI women's rankings, 17th Tour de Poitou-Charentes, Time trial specialists to GP Eddy Merckx, No place for Lander Euba in Euskaltel, Steels junior arrives, Michael Hutchinson breaks British 100 mile record
Latest News - Danielson to Fassa Bortolo, Flickinger thinks big, Chavanel also aims for October, Spanish selector pleased with Plouay, Tension remains at Paternina, Brochard extends, Strong field for shorter Paris-Bruxelles, US Team for MTB World's

Wednesday, August 27
First Edition News - Why Fassa & what's next? Tom Danielson explains, Henk Vogels in the land of the living, British Cycling review progress, Aussie actor plans 1000km unicycling cancer fund-raiser
Latest News - VDB, Bruylandts and the World's, Dutch say no to World's TT, Ullrich's asking price too high, Holland Ladies Tour to go ahead, despite no sponsor, Shorter but hillier GP Tell, Boven extends, Dutch BMX coach extends contract, Irish U23 and Junior Championships this weekend

Thursday, August 28
First Edition News - Botero to miss world's, Wiggins to Credit Agricole, Transfer news, Blatter claims climbing record, Grafton to Inverell Classic offers $20,000 purse, Vuelta adds 23rd team of former riders, SCU first aid for cyclists, Gateway Cup preview
Latest News - Cipo doubtful for Vuelta, but says yes to World's, Quick.Step for the Vuelta, Mattan chooses Bodysol-Brustor, Bianchi interested in Sevilla, Zanini to Quick.Step, Zubeldia until 2006 with Euskaltel, Thijs extends, Three stagiaires for Flanders, Demeulenaere looks to Belgacom, Fund to help Scottish Cyclists, Mirko Lauria dies, Team Rubicon announces Polka Dot Essay Contest

Friday, August 29
First Edition News - Hamilton to end in October, Voigt to CSC, VDB Motivated for Vuelta and World's, Zabel marches on, Durand out of, Lefevere's empire grows, Ludewig extends with Saeco
Latest News - Vuelta to Domina Vacanze: Cipo or nothing, Pecharromán will start, Phonak for Vuelta, Beloki closer to Phonak, Chocolat Jacques finds co-sponsor, Stagiaire contract for McPartland, Australians to ride New Zealand Junior Tour, Green Mountain Stage Race preview, World Solo 24 Hours of Adrenalin Championships this weekend

Saturday, August 30
First Edition News - Women's World Cup Round 8: Rund um die Nürnberger Altstadt, Hamilton calls it a season, Jaksche reconsiders, Kelme's Vuelta team, Vuelta festivities set, 29th Giro del Friuli, Valencia to host European track championships, British Cycling Open Talent tests, Manchester Velodrome winter training days, Tour of Hope needs volunteers, Fairy tales do come through... For some!

Sunday, August 31
First Edition News - Ekimov ready for more, No bad blood between Merckx and Armstrong, MTB World's preview, Brussels start for 2004 Peace Race, Belda: Sevilla can win, Mertens to Vlaanderen, Vinokourov honoured, Junior Het Volk