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Monday, September 1
First Edition News - Jan Ullrich calls it a year, but plans for big 2004, Two more years for Cipollini - and no Vuelta, Euskaltel-Euskadi for the Vuelta, Fire causes problems for GP Eddy Merckx, McGee unlikely for World's, McEwen wants a Cipo train, Kelme to turn 25, Rabobank interest in Gonzalez de Galdeano, Forde tests positive, Hefty fine for New Zealand bike ride organiser, World Masters Track Cycling Championships
Latest News - Hamilton to leave CSC for Phonak, Ullrich at Eurobike, Belgian World's team takes shape, Hoste and Voskamp candidates for Chocolat Jacques, Marlux interested in Gontchar, Karpets and Petrov, Wentzel out of Vlaanderen-T Interim, Devolder certain for USPS, Swedish driver charged over training ride accident, Australian MTB'ers for World's, Stagiaires for 2003

Tuesday, September 2
First Edition News - Hamilton and Phonak's new guard, Ullrich happy to retire with a Tour win, Latest UCI men's and women's rankings, Pantani suspended by team, Moreni renews with Alessio, Saturn Development team named after Nicole Reinhart
Latest News - Arvesen to leave Team fakta, Another Norwegian arrives, Jaksche to CSC, Van Petegem confident for World's, Hoste sticks with Lotto, Lampre ready for Vuelta, Bernabeu suspended, Moreno honoured in Aragón
News Flash - Domina Vacanze out of Vuelta

Wednesday, September 3
First Edition News - Mayo likely to leave Euskaltel, No replacement for Domina Vacanze, Saeco for the Vuelta, Di Luca confirms with Saeco, MTB World's continues with junior XC & team relay, Strong US field for Tour de l'Avenir; UK's Wiggins hopeful
Latest News - "Contaminated" protein the cause of Ullrich's Tour problems?, Zabel to lead Telekom in Vuelta, Museeuw still interested in World's, Arvesen joins CSC, Peron renews, No Postal for Peers, Intestinal problems for Vandenbroucke, More riders for Chocolat Jacques, Belgian team for MTB World's, Gölz vice-president of BDR, Australian National Road Cycling Championships in Maroochydore, New U.S. bill threatens funding for cycling facilities, Two Texas riders killed
News Flash - Mayo stays with Euskaltel until 2006

Thursday, September 4
First Edition News - Cipollini and Domina back in the Vuelta, Bradley McGee to undergo tests, US Postal fields "strongest ever" Vuelta team, ONCE for Vuelta & Tour of Poland, Another year at Panaria for Tiralongo, Junior Giro della Lunigiana starts today, Latvians check out world's site, Essay contest for Team Rubicon 'Polka Dot' prize
Latest News - Armstrongs to divorce, Museeuw's house searched by police, Kim Andersen to CSC, Last edition of Ster Elektrotoer in September, Leukemans stays with Palmans, Gary Fisher backs 9 to 5 series, O'Loughlin in form for weekend

Friday, September 5
First Edition News - Museeuw questioned for nine hours, Quick.Step waits on Museeuw case, Heras is here to win, Vuelta blood tests OK, Teams for Paris-Tours, Owens battles on, Lavarinhas suspended, Sears suspended, Kjaergaard to retire, Randell renews with Jet Fuel Coffee, SA Cycling gets new selectors, Kirk and Foster for Manchester, Orbea steps up for Cyclingnews Vuelta Fantasy Game
Latest News - Landuyt confesses, but no names yet, Vandenbroucke investigation complete, González ready for Vuelta defense, Quaranta and Mazzoleni move, Nijs drops back, Olympic cycling medal still in limbo, Fiedler to Air Namibia International in S.A., TQ Paper Ladies 2 Day Cycle Race, Argus fills up quickly

Saturday, September 6
First Edition News - La Vuelta gets ready, Kintana out of Vuelta, Saiz wants to leave on top, Beloki: "The route suited me", Neben announces voluntary suspension, Riders for GP des Nations, Life Repair enters Division III, An orange melodrama

Sunday, September 7
First Edition News - Gonzalez de Galdeano realistic, Lombardi shares Vuelta ambitions, Sastre ready to build on Tour success, Millar looks to TTs, Virenque's Vuelta test, Stage 1 medical report, Franco announces retirement, Lefevere troubled by drug investigation, Final stop for women's World Cup, Chavanel wins for Salanson

Monday, September 8
First Edition News - Cipollini's swift departure, Solid start for Sevilla, Sastre takes seconds, Noval's Vuelta incentive, Quick.Step confirms new recruits, Gorka Gonzalez extends, Michael R. Rabe Midwest 'Cross Championships, Jim Traynor RIP, More prizes for Cyclingnews Vuelta Fantasy Game
Latest News - Slow start for Leipheimer, Ullrich likely to stay with Bianchi, Planckaert questioned in Landuyt affair, Museeuw back in action, Quick.Step back in Paris-Tours, Go Pass-ABX no more, Time running out to join Vuelta Fantasy Game

Tuesday, September 9
First Edition News - Unlucky Evans injured again, Early scare for Sevilla, ONCE According to plan... Almost, US Postal denies Maestre acquisition, Calvente extends with CSC, Demeulenaere getting closer to Belgacom, Museeuw's teammates on Museeuw, Police question riders in Kortrijk, Landuyt now denies charges, Illness forced Wiggins out of Avenir, USADA Confirms Neben's suspension, TQ Paper Two-Day
Latest News - Petacchi equals Poblet and Baffi, Latest UCI women's rankings, 51st Coppa Sabatini presented, World's 2004 news, Jeff Hansen in car accident, Return of the Vandedrome, Lehigh Valley Velodrome Food & Wine Festival, Time running out to join Vuelta Fantasy Game

Wednesday, September 10
First Edition News - Kim Bruckner undergoes cancer surgery, Piil renews with CSC but Jalabert to Phonak, Jeff Hansen update, Pelle Kil becomes a dad, US Postal cleans up with Dial, JP Print - Marco Polo Cycling Team for Ster Elektrotoer, T-Mobile International on the air, Eugene Celebration adds kids' race, Second Yoplait Women's Cycling Conference, Vale Harry Dawson
Latest News - No Vuelta roadblocks from CPLD, Scanlon out of Tour of Poland, Millar looking for form, Freire sets his usual obective, Raas under pressure, Flecha to Fassa, Mancebo waits, Sassone searching, Landuyt held in prison, Dick Lane Velodrome benefit a success, Final day to join Vuelta Fantasy Game!

Thursday, September 11
First Edition News - Landuyt affair: soigneur questioned, Rebellin extends, Celebs line up for San Fran charity race, Big field for 2003 Grafton to Inverell, Star-Crossed twilight 'cross returns, Four UCI events in eight-race 2003/4 Vergegear mid-Atlantic series, RAAM on OLN, Two new collegiate cycling conference directors named, Collegiate riders to Indianapolis for track nationals, Big winner at Bicycling Australia show
Latest News - Tour & Giro stars in San Francisco, Sevilla hangs on, Petacchi eyes Madrid, Bad fall for Cortinovis, Barbero extends, 2004 Tour won't reach Barcelona, Van der Kooij faces new challenge, Motorcycle driver dies in Poland

Friday, September 12
First Edition News - Of wasps and inner tubes, Museeuw and Planckaert questioned again, First stage of Toscana cancelled due to accident, Scanlon recovering well, Peers breaks collarbone, Nothstein extends with Navigators, Saugrain considers retirement, Fragnière ends early, Sponsor found for Go Pass-ABX, Houston radio station tries to change tune, Cycling Ireland Classic League finale
Latest News - ONCE versus US Postal showdown looming, David Millar has Hamilton in mind, Three down for Saeco, Botero announces 2004 plans, Herman Versele remains in jail, Belgian World's squad announced on September 24, Italian time trialists gather pre-World's, Contract news

Saturday, September 13
First Edition News - Rabobank breaks the drought, Vandenbroucke running on empty, Ullrich lays out ambitions, Big test for Saeco stagiaires, London's Tour bid evolves, Hamilton to chair MS Cycling Series

Sunday, September 14
First Edition News - T-Mobile International ready to rock San Francisco, Sick Tony Cruz forced out of T-Mobile International, Greek track nationals cancelled due to lack of velodrome, Vuelta news: Plenty of penalties in first mountain stage, 40 riders tested, De Cauwer not impressed with VDB, Forde hands over Pan Am medals
Latest News - Aitor Gonzalez stronger, A good ride by Van Goolen, Virenque and Perez DQ'd, Museeuw still interested in World's, New Zealand loses track coach, De Goede to leave Farm Frites-Hartol, Otxoa back on the podium

Monday, September 15
First Edition News - Sevilla, Sastre and Casero suffering, Riders drug tested in Landuyt affair, Verhaegen positive, Crash ends Vanlandschoot's season, Australian women's team confirmed soon, Thomas Lövkvist signs with, More contract news, World's tune-up race for juniors and espoirs, Emerald City Cyclocross Series
Latest News - Aitor Gonzalez stronger, A good ride by Van Goolen, Virenque and Perez DQ'd, Museeuw still interested in World's, New Zealand loses track coach, De Goede to leave Farm Frites-Hartol, Otxoa back on the podium

Tuesday, September 16
First Edition News - An interview with Michael Rasmussen, Casero carries on, Zülle's Vuelta swan song, Kirchen steps up, Martinez stays calm, Jean Delatour's future looking brighter, Durand eager to continue, Den Bakker injured
Latest News - Vuelta rest day summary, Ullrich has three offers, Mondory signs with Ag2R, Fothen to Gerolsteiner, Julian Dean for Cycling Tour of Southland, Mende bids for Tour stage, Eugene Celebration Cycling Classic

Wednesday, September 17
First Edition News - Steinweg ban lifted, Evans sets new Irish ten mile TT record, Quick-Step for GP de Wallonie, Carrara to Ceramiche Pagnoncelli, Hamilton world's and eBay raise funds for Right To Play, Nella/Cramaro GP goes international, St Kilda CC racing again, IMBA takes congressional staff for a ride
Latest News - No polemics for Saiz, Rheinland-Pfalz last race for Bölts, Briek Schotte on Johan Museeuw, No Pantani = No Mercatone Uno, Mattan signs for two years, UCI approves 2004 World's TT course, 183 riders for "The Grafton"

Thursday, September 18
First Edition News - Saturn ends sponsorship, Virenque won't go to Hamilton, Lefevere defends Virenque, McCarty to US Postal, USA Cycling announces world's long teams, Strong field for Univest GP, Australian team for New Zealand junior tour, Cycle-thon on schedule for London, Bid for Armstrong jersey to help save Northbrook Velodrome
Latest News - Lance Armstrong: Soccer dad and superstar, Beltran hopes to bounce back, Beloki stays prudent, Ullrich enjoys reception at Milan EICMA, Telekom still bidding, French world's selection wide open, Meschenmoser in coma, Covadonga bids for Tour

Friday, September 19
First Edition News - ONCE-Eroski still looking for sponsors, Saeco and Bianchi talking, Disappointment for Fassa Bortolo, @Home Cycling Team 2004, Lombardi to Fassa Bortolo, Casagrande extends, Lynn Gaggioli to T-Mobile, Simoni still wants the Tour, Tafi back in action, Moreau out of GP des Nations
Latest News - Vuelta crosswind carnage, Spanish TV audience stable, Jukka Vastaranta out of world's, Mouris to Axa, Milaneza-MSS continues, An Italian in Mexico, Tour de Borneo postponed, Irish racing around Bike Week

Saturday, September 20
First Edition News - Frigo reinvigorated by the grand tours, Frigo sole Italian in World's TT, Final US men's selection for Hamilton, Kelme secure through 2007, Van Moorsel gets ready for Hour attempt, 69th Giro del Lazio, Pantani verdict due, Guimard joins VC Roubaix, Lea continues collegiate success, Southern California 2-day Madison

Sunday, September 21
First Edition News - close to new sponsor, Farazijn breaks collarbone, Ullrich-Simoni not a match made in heaven, GP des Nations preview, Pinotti renews with Lampre, Scheirlinckx to Cofidis, Henderickx positive, Demeyere breaks wrist, FC Barcelona taking shape, K2/Widmer Brothers Star-Crossed Cyclocross

Monday, September 22
First Edition News - Ullrich nearing a decision, Bettini happy with form, Vuelta traffic jams, Team fakta looking for merger with Alessio, Vervecken to race in U.S., Women's RVV to be part of World Cup, 63rd Circuit Franco-Belge, Polish team for the World's, Strong Leinster team for TQ Paper 2 Day
News Flash - Schroeder Iron ends
Latest News - Who is Isidro Nozal?, Heras comes up short, Exit Hincapie, Valverde makes World's team, Bölts goes out strongly, Anna Millward: Life after racing and Millward bikes, VDB remains with sick wife

Tuesday, September 23
First Edition News - Ballerini bets on Bettini, Freire on track, Gaumont selected for France in TT, Irish teams announced for World Championships, Nauduzs to Domina Vacanze, Roster changes for Team Basis, Greensboro to kick off North Carolina 'cross series, Wedding bells for Ric Stern
Latest News - Eight Spanish riders pose in the buff, Bartoli and Rebellin out in the cold again, Dutch World's team takes shape, WADA issues Tour anti-doping report, Pantani looking at retirement, Professional offers for De Schrooder, Geelong to kick off women's World Cup again in 2004, Irish season still going strong, Hibernian National Bike Week

Wednesday, September 24
First Edition News - UCI withdraws recognition of WADA observers, O'Grady confirms departure from CA, Merckx' world's tip: "Bettini is the guy", Top Italians roll up for 51st Coppa Sabatini pre-world's test, Saeco targets Sabatini, Tom Southam tries out with Amore & Vita, Colavita-Bolla plans forward into 2004, Australian team for world's, USA Cycling announces final women's world's team, Hungary for Hamilton
Latest News - Nozal increasingly confident, Differences in the Kelme camp, Belgian World's teams announced, Museeuw not selected, French TT teams set, Van Moorsel's target dates, White to Cofidis, Carrara to Lampre

Thursday, September 25
First Edition News - WADA unbans caffeine and pseudoephedrine, WADA condemns Tour report leak, Supplements largely ineffective, Spanish pre-selection for World's, Swedish world's selection, T-Mobile International KoM makes Colombian world's team, Strong field for Mengoni Grand Prix, San Diego Bicycle Club gets elite
Latest News - WADA makes "mistake" with new approach to doping, Australia gets its first EPO case, De Cauwer counting on Van Petegem, Merckx and Bruylandts, VDB calls it a season, Palmans news, Richard Sachs announces 2003/2004 cyclo-cross team

Friday, September 26
First Edition News - Nozal three days from glory, Saunier Duval extends three years, Sierra Nevada TT in 2004, 3rd Paris-Corrèze, Vanlandschoot to Bodysol-Brustor, Ride With the Champions, Important test for Irish TT riders, Benefit sale of Milk Race jersey, Clear Channel continues to threaten cyclists
Latest News - O'Grady to ride for Cofidis, Ullrich in Spanish team? "Not yet" say directors, Leipheimer stays with Rabobank, Another year for Lotz, No changes for Lotto-Domo in 2004, Australian track event threatened by sponsor's withdrawal, Shane Kelly okay after training crash, Italian U23 World's candidate "unsuitable", Cox takes Hunter's spot in SA World's team

Saturday, September 27
First Edition News - Saiz ejected from Vuelta, Indurain on the Vuelta, Vuelta medical checks OK, Stage 19 medical communique, Mälarenergi continues, Ardila to miss world's, Shock for Montgomery, Don't eat the fish, TQ Set to be biggest ever, Alan Factory Cyclocross Team, T-Mobile International correction

Sunday, September 28
First Edition News - Saiz confined to team bus, Luis Pérez content, Belda bets on Valverde, Spanish World's selection, Austrian World's selection, Jean Delatour assured, Uwe Ampler in accident, USAC Team Selection Race and Elite Nationals, FFC Creates management committee, All Ireland Criterium finds a home

Monday, September 29
First Edition News - Tour de France beckons for Heras, Sevilla satisfied with his performance, Riis satisfied with his riders, Bettini a father, Vasseur looking forward to Hamilton, Cooke signs for two more years with FDJ, Quick.Step-Davitamon complete for 2004, McCann, Jennings for Irish World's team, Knee surgery for Evans
Latest News - Nozal changes his mentality, The last Vuelta for two historic Spanish teams, Italian team for World's, German Team for World Championships, Ullrich says...he waited, Pfannberger to eD'system ZVVZ, Caethoven to Vlaanderen-T Interim, Mid-Atlantic Cyclo-Cross Championship Series

Tuesday, September 30
First Edition News - UCI rankings: Petacchi and Zabel close the gap, 5th Giro di Lucca last warmup for gli azzurri, USA Cycling finalises U23 World's team, Slow start for Groenendaal, De Goede and Pirard to Team Ton van Bemmelen Sports, U.S. cyclist fails dope test, New Dutch 1.3 race, 2003 U17 Oceania Development Camp, Scary Fast Cyclocross Cup
Latest News - French World's selection narrows, Valverde confident for World's, Wary eye on Cipollini for Hamilton, Heras honoured at home, Pevenage and Godefroot talk, Keeping tabs on VDB, Museeuw soldiers on, Rumsas counter attacks