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Wednesday, October 1
First Edition News - De Clercq announces surprise retirement, Van Moorsel ready for record attempt, Quick.Step-Davitamon for Paris-Tours, Voskamp to Chocolade Jacques, US rider suspended, Roger Hammond to speak at coaching seminar, Minute Maid/Dasani-La Grange recruiting, Stolen bike recovered - after 24 years!
Latest News - No agreement yet for Pevenage and Godefroot, Illes Balears close to agreement with Banesto, Rebellin respects Ballerini's decision, WADA publishes 2004 banned list, Sevilla extends for another year, Eddy Serri to Domina Vacanze, Van Speybroeck to Vlaanderen, BankGiroLoterij stops after 2004, Vuelta less popular in Spain, Eugene Moriarty awarded

Thursday, October 2
First Edition News - Van Moorsel smashes Hour Record, Ullrich still welcome at Telekom; getting closer to Balearics, Ullrich clear for 2004 Olympics, Headache for world's coaches: choosing juniors, Phonak for Paris-Tours & Paris-Bourges, Lehigh Bike Flea Market this Saturday
Latest News - Paris-Tours preview, Pantani cleared of drug charges, Millar's TT build up, Final Colombian World's selection, Van Moorsel-Cooke showdown, Iron Cross 'cross

Friday, October 3
First Edition News - Beloki wants a decision, Final two for France, Longo in road race, Vainsteins in limbo, Kirsipuu takes Coupe de France, Brooks going back to a stronger Jelly Belly in '04, Steels stops, Monique Knol to train @Home, Wallaard and Groenveld sisters to Team Ton van Bemmelen Sports, Channel Ten takes on JCTDU, Smelt reaches Rome for MS
Latest News - Cipollini says no to World's, Teams and principal riders for Paris-Tours, ONCE-Eroski for Paris-Tours, Swiss team led by Camenzind, Cañada to Saunier Duval, De Clercq to continue as director with Palmans, Vlaanderen-T Interim riders extend, Enough racing for Van Bon, Nebraska Cyclo-cross Series, Cyclingnews Fantasy Vuelta: and the winner is...

Saturday, October 4
First Edition News - Vandenbroucke faces court again, Ullrich says no to Balears, Euskaltel completes renewals, Jacques registers, Ballerini OK with Cipo's decision, TQ Paper International is go, Ampler's condition improving, Clear Channel gets another message

Sunday, October 5
First Edition News - It's official: Ullrich to T-Mobile, Van Petegem ready for Paris-Tours, Kirsipuu satisfied, Italians ready to roll, New UCI MTB race category, UCI Anti-doping news, Iranian visit to World Cycling Centre, Gullickson to NorCal opener

Monday, October 6
First Edition News - A "petit miracle" in Tours, Rodriguez may do the World's, Vandevelde looking forward to Hamilton, Saiz keeps his hand in, Ampler out of coma, Rafael Casero to Saunier Duval, Sastre signs again for CSC, Lotto riders sign for 2004, Rondelez to Jacques, Van Impe team director?, People Cycle launches Heritage Cyclocross series
Latest News - Bettini, Vasseur on target, Zabel regains the lead in UCI rankings, Bianchi furious at Ullrich's departure, Bondue loses bike shop, Armstrong/Ullrich's World's absence: Verbruggen not worried, No contract extension for De Knegt

Tuesday, October 7
First Edition News - Der Jan is back in the fold, World Championships kick off on Tuesday, Ljungskog keen to defend title in Hamilton, BankGiroLoterij losing out to Jacques, Six months suspension for Neben, Yoplait to honour leaders in women's cycling
Latest News - Saiz closer to new team, Spanish TT specialists optimistic, Frigo not thrilled with TT course, Bruylandts settles in, 2006 World's to Salzburg, Camaño sees orange, Record field for Herald Sun Tour, Tour of Scotland arrives

Wednesday, October 8
First Edition News - Museeuw not ready to retire, Landuyt and Versele still in custody, Rotorua to host 2006 MTB world's, Trevorrow back on the bike for Australian 'gran fondo', Record entry for 24 Hours of Moab, Georgia Cross Series enters fourth year, Crescent Park Cyclocross Series
Latest News - UCI and WADA still at odds, Axelsson hopes to race again, UCI confirms mandatory helmet law, Teams announced for Tour du Faso, No more women's Amstel Gold Race, Revamp for Team Ton van Bemmelen Sports, Peter Dawson joins teammates at Tassie Carnivals, Michael Rogers launches web site

Thursday, October 9
First Edition News - Julich and Leipheimer get ready for TT, Women's TT vox pop, Canadian Cyclo-cross nationals, Canberra to host two weeks of masters cycling, MACCC Series round 2
Latest News - Millar the favourite for Elite Men's TT, O'Grady not able to compete in Australia in 2004, Nathan O'Neill back in the saddle, De Clercq may not be able to retire, Hermida to Merida, Jean Delatour to become RAGT-MG

Friday, October 10
First Edition News - Breathing problems end Gonzalez de Galdeano's race, Bauer on the spot, U.S. women give the course the thumbs up, Rapinski disappointed, Swiss fails blood test, Valkenburg gears up for 2008, Simoni believes Tour victory is possible, Beloki delays, Dean to Credit Agricole, Aquarel with TDF until 2009, 7-UP to finish, Fuji Southeast Cyclocross Team
Latest News - Rogers' fantastic day, Frigo satisfied, Ben Day close to top ten, Leipheimer"so-so", Julich ready to relax, Disappointment for Colombia, Van Petegem's verdict, Nozal could replace Gonzalez de Galdeano, Hardshell helmets in TT, Saeco confirms new arrivals, Malaysian PM honoured

Saturday, October 11
News Special - Sea Change Coming For Pro Cycling With New UCI ProTour
First Edition News - Mechanical costs Sutherland position in break, Americans come up short, Southam finds it tough going, Australian juniors in top 10, French TT performances lacking, Somarriba gets a financial boost, Rodriguez in, Vandevelde out, Rest of U23 blood checks OK, WADA and UCI talk, Illes Balears pull out of iBanesto takeover, Ullrich and Vino in Kazakhstan, Millar to compete Down Under, Ghent Six attracts four World Champions, Agenda for Yoplait Women's Summit

Sunday, October 12
First Edition News - Jeanson declared "unfit to ride", Serious crash for Kevin Lacombe, Aussies come up short, Zabel relaxed for the big one, Ballerini has a plan, Igor to start, Antequera hopeful, Three World's riders for Inverell, Contract news, Cannondale Stumptown Cyclocross Classic

Monday, October 13
First Edition News - Astarloa confirms, Bronze OK for Van Petegem, Belgians satisfied, Davis in the hunt, Ljungskog surprises herself, Lacombe's condition improving, Big contracts for CSC, Olympics prompt calendar changes for 2004
Latest News - Astarloa can't believe it, Valverde: "Something incredible", World's medals: Dutch on top, Americans close, but not quite, UCI rankings: Bettini back to number 1, Hamburger to Acqua e Sapone

Tuesday, October 14
First Edition News - Astarloa celebrates his triumph in New York, De Clercq hangs it up at 37, Zabel finishes his season, Italian season culminates with Trittico d'Autunno, Roesems has a choice, T-Mobile switch to Giant, Carlos Zarate turns pro with Kelme, Former Miss America kills cyclist
Latest News - Sevilla close to Phonak, Astarloa offers apology, Women's World Cup expands, Baal tries BMX, Four abnormal tests at Hamilton, Van der Kooij to continue, Finances uncertain for Tour of Malaysia

Wednesday, October 15
First Edition News - Bartoli to defend Milan-Torino title, & Lapierre: Good for two more years, ONCE-Eroski for Trittico d'Autunno, Aitken working for Athens, USA Cycling revamps MTB & road nationals for 2004, New England 'cross gets underway this weekend, 7Up/Maxxis gets 'cross
Latest News - Rebellin looking forward to Lombardy, Somarriba outlines her objectives, Antequera anticipates no problems in future, Quebec to be considered in 2008, Euskaltel to discuss Nozal with Saiz, Koen Barbé close to Vlaanderen, Hip operation for Kleynen, Sydor to Rocky Mountain Crystal Decisions, Heritage Cyclo-cross Series schedule

Thursday, October 16
First Edition News - UCI attempts to cool world's drug speculation, Astarloa can look for a bonus, Martinez and Pezzo looking at Athens, Chaos at Tour of Malaysia as officials boycott, Seymour certain of Olympic qualification, Hematocrit controls in Milan-Turin, Moore resigns from USA Cycling
Latest News - Belda furious at Sevilla's departure, Astarloa hopes for quiet resolution, Labarca/Orbitel merger possible, Tour to visit Limousin, London Tour bid in question, Eight suspended in Italy, Transfer news

Friday, October 17
First Edition News - Bianchi riders nervous, Flemish anti-doping website aims to educate, Magnien to focus on 'cross, Perez to Colombia-Selle Italia, Planckaert close to Palmans, No Jacques for Van der Ven, Grimberg to new Therme team, MrBookmaker joins Palmans, Six Days of Mexico cancelled, Vuelta Ciclista Higuito, Irish off-road news
Latest News - UCI maintain "no positive" line in World's testing affair, Armstrong rides through Indianapolis on a Tour of Hope, THG bust hailed as a success, Saturn sweeps 2003 National Racing Calendar Series, Peers and Van de Walle to Jacques, Three more for Saunier Duval

Saturday, October 18
First Edition News - Saeco's day with the rainbow, World Cup wraps in Lombardy, Ghita Beltman to Powerplate-Bik, Team Bianchi Scandinavia looking for replacements, USAC announces 2004 NRC, Downeast Cyclo-Cross, Jet Fuel Coffee in 2004, Jack Watson awarded

Sunday, October 19
First Edition News - Bartoli doubles in Lombardy, Bettini takes second World Cup, Wegelius prevented from Lombardy start, Bettini and Astarloa OK, Trampusch to Acqua e Sapone, Planckaert confirms with Palmans, Sponsor inspired by 2002 Tour, UCI doping news, Rebellin meets Schumacher on the field, USA MTB Nationals to Snowmass, Polaris Challenge season nears

Monday, October 20
First Edition News - Sarah Ulmer: "I'm definitely capable of going faster", Superprestige begins, Brighter outlook for Balearic Islands, Tenax takes three, Martinez, Herrero to Relax, Javier González to Saunier Duval, 24 Hours of Adrenalin
Latest News - No Astarloa in 12th Japan Cup, Tour De Langkawi 2004 route unveiled, Ullrich made honorary member of Olymp Club Rostock, Jiménez and Rodriguez to Kelme, Yates back to amateur ranks?, A bad season for Traksel, Stam to go for Dutch derny hour record, McCann's 25 mile record ratified, Track Revolution in Manchester

Tuesday, October 21
First Edition News - UCI rankings: Bettini keeps Zabel at bay, iBanesto to continue as Illes Baleares, Astarloa to be honoured in Ermua, Bartoli to come in from the cold?, Belgian team for first 'cross World Cup, Wadecki to Lotto-Domo, Rumsas to Mroz, Colavita-Bolla signs Joanne Kiesanowski, Velo Girls raises $14,000 for Breast Cancer Fund
Latest News - Unzué a happy man, Ljungskog finishes year as number 1, A Vuelta stage in Camp Nou, Operations for Rebellin and Garzelli, Domínguez to Saunier Duval, Ride for the Roses this weekend, Ideal Tile/Brielle Cyclery looking for riders

Wednesday, October 22
First Edition News - Health Net expands for 2004, No release for Landuyt and Versele, Court of Arbitration of Sport criticizes USA Cycling, Rastelli to Alessio, Big Stampede Expo & Swap meet, 'cross series to Marysville, JaJo Sport seeks riders
Latest News - Astarloa to aim for the classics, Simoni plans his season, Tour de France presentation tomorrow, Astarloa, Valverde and Heras in Criterium de la ACP, Dutch team for Turin World Cup, De Nardi-Colpack to Division I, Bertogliati to Saunier Duval, Ziegler to Gerolsteiner, Kai Reus to Rabobank TT3, Two more for Tenax, Milone and Radchenko suspended by FCI, THG steroid now detectable by other labs

Thursday, October 23
First Edition News - Manchester to host Track World Cup round, Heal and Hijgenaar to Farm Frites-Hartol, SoBe ends MTB sponsorship, Irish Olympic squad starts to take shape, Rogers awarded, Transfers: New berths for Durand & Piepoli; Farazijn stays put, Memorabilia auction for Northbrook velodrome, Massachusetts State Cyclo Cross Championships, Iranian cycling needs club support, New England mountain bikers buy trails
Latest News - 2004 Tour de France route unveiled

Friday, October 24
First Edition News - A Tour in two parts, Reactions to the route, Team selection decided earlier, Rule changes to TTT and mountains jersey, Museeuw plans for April finish, Vandenbroucke leaves Quick.Step, Bölts to direct Gerolsteiner
Latest News - Dauphiné doubtful for Armstrong, Classic shape for Stage 3, Jeanson, Astarloa tests negative, MTB World Cup 2004, Saiz confirms sponsor, Where to for VDB?, Engels to BankGiroLoterij, Koerts to Chocolade Jacques, Van Dongen-Cools and Coene to Ton van Bemmelen Sports, Van de Vijver to Keukens Redant, Marco Polo 2004, Wiggins in town for first Revolution event, Rostrevor 'cross preview

Saturday, October 25
First Edition News - Spanish react to the Tour, Lefevere: Bettini can win, UCI confirms World's samples negative, Ullrich a "Man of the Year", Andrzej Bek appointed U.S. sprint director, Tough weekend for MAC Series, Orwell Club chase sponsorship, Dick Lane Velodrome flea market and swap meet

Sunday, October 26
First Edition News - 'Cross World Cup opens in Turin, Paolini injured in Japan, Pevenage unsure, VDB to Fassa? Ferretti lays down the law, Gotti accepts five month sentence, Jeanson to review oxygen tent use, Museeuw to work for Quick.Step after retirement, De Clercq to continue?, O'Neill back on the road again, Tour ambitions for Landbouwkrediet, Grönqvist brothers to Amore e Vita, Ceramiche-Panaria Fiordo complete

Monday, October 27
First Edition News - Addio, Robbie - Roberto Conti retires, No transfer for Mancebo, Pantani thinks of his future, Armstrong follows Ullrich's progress, Astarloa and Valverde honoured in Valencia, USA Team for Okinawa, Rotorua begins World's preparations, 2004 American Mountain Bike Challenge, Banned substance watch for Greek customs, CrossLogic Cyclocross Challenge
Latest News - Valverde to race the Tour in 2004, Mario De Clercq back on November 8, Verhagen injured in World Cup, Vlaanderen-T Interim in Division III as well, Galvez and Tauler to Illes Baleares, Bettini voted as "De Flandrien", Tour of Southland gets ready, Cooke and McEwen to race in St Kilda, Correction: Celestino staying at Saeco

Tuesday, October 28
First Edition News - Nominations for Dutch Cyclist of the Year, Tour 2004: Janssen and Delgado picks, Tour donates award money to terror victims, Tristan Hoffman extends with CSC, Oliver Zaugg to Saunier Duval, Colavita-Bolla signs Charmian Breon, Yoplait Women's Summit, Nicole Reinhart Memorial Fund Ebay auction, Eddie B loses home in fire
Latest News - 17th Tour du Faso, CSC signs Fabrizio Guidi, Cofidis keeps Tournant, Phonak drops Gougot, Division I ambitions for Oktos, Gazet van Antwerpen 'cross series, Balearic malcontents, Cooke gives back

Wednesday, October 29
Latest News - Dean heads classy field for Tour of Southland, 12th Tour de China, Belgians to train in Athens, De Clercq will find it tough, says De Bie, Zanotti to Vini Caldirola-Sidermec, Tour awards publicity caravan, CapTech Classic bigger for 2004, Phillipsburg Crit needs help
First Edition News - Landbouwkrediet-Colnago complete, Barry extends, Appeal to help Eddy B, Armstrong denies Sandra Bullock rumours, Baleares - Banesto almost final, Relax & Bodysol may merge, Raisin to Credit Agricole TT3, Domina Vacanze signs B World Champ, Muur reconstruction begins, North American Cyclo-Cross showdown, 2004 Wisconsin Off Road Series announced, Randwick Botany "100 Years of Cycling" Race Day

Thursday, October 30
First Edition News - Ullrich's transfer could cost him, ONCE to become Liberty Seguros, Casero to Kelme, Saturn and Prime Alliance managements team up, Francophone neighbours boost Tour du Ghana, Ride with Lance Armstrong up for auction, Thanks from friends of Eddie B
Latest News - Six day season under way, Relax-Brustor merger, New setback for VDB, Inaugural Tour of Queensland starts Monday, Top Kiwi riders line up for K2 Classic, Swift builds up for Okinawa, NORBA adds eighth race to 2004 series, Phillipsburg Crit fights anti-race petition, New South Wales track kicks off Saturday

Friday, October 31
First Edition News - UCI Criticizes WADA Tour report, Beloki still without team, Millar looking forward to Tour, Surgery a success for Savoldelli, Italian federation clears A. Conti, 'cross series to New Jersey, Irish cycling's AGM season, Velo Girls adds junior rides
Latest News - Baden Cooke's rough ride home, Euskaltel almost sealed, Bonilla to Kelme, Kashi Leuchs signs with Bianchi, Tour de France re-launches anti-doping message, Orwell Wheelers fundraiser a success