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Thursday, December 1
First Edition Cycling News - Astana fails to secure ProTour license, McQuaid: Astana application was late, Sevilla and T-Mobile agree to part, Bettini reflects on Velo and Gálvez, De Fauw speaks about Gálvez, Raisin makes progress, UCI allows more US Continental teams, FBD to go again, Drug testing begins for amateur golf, AEG-Toshiba-JetNetwork team rides for kids
Cyclo-cross News and racing round-up - Nys doubles up, Bessette and Johnson on top again, National champion dominates, A new 'cross team for Belgium, Verge MAC finishes up in DC, Nashville series finale set, Chicago 'cross cup winds up, Michigan 'cross heads for a 'showdown in Motown
Latest Cycling News - Six national federations oppose UCI ProTour, Back to racing: Tyler Hamilton, Swiss go for all or nothing, Krauss breaks foot, Crake home for Christmas, KodakGallery team announces 2007 roster, Santa’s "Win Your Weight" sprint omnium, MacFarlane contracted for the Christmas Carnival Series
Saturday, December 2
MTB news & racing round-up - Fisher signs Schultz, Brentjens named best off-road cyclist, Armstrong to Leadville 100, Australia National Series #2, California land managers meet riders, TransRockies sold out, Geoff Kabush ties the knot, Cyprus Cup, Dirt Sweat & Gears promises big money, Aussie MTB'ers of the year named, Canberra urban mtb race, Answer Products acquired, NorCal School league grows
First Edition Cycling News - Saiz’ license in doubt, Operación Puerto riders called to testify, Biver disappointed with UCI over Astana ProTour Bid, Krauss home after operation, Asian Games kick off in Doha, Ballan wins Tuttobici, Millar and Wiggins to try team sprint, Olympic champions to Bankstown Wheelrace, Grupo Nicolás Mateos signs five
Cycling News Flash - 90th Giro d'Italia celebrates climbers
Sunday, December 3
First Edition Cycling News - McQuaid plays down federations' protests, The Future of German Cycling: Heinrich Haussler, Three questions for Operación Puerto testimonials, Ullrich travels to U.S., Barloworld train in Tuscany, debut in Australia, Rabobank in survival camp, Irish riders in track test, Andalucía-Cajasur signs 14 riders
Monday, December 4
First Edition Cycling News - Paolo Savoldelli confirmed with Astana, Stefano Garzelli remembers Briançon, Gilberto Simoni: "tremendous suffering", Maglia bianca returns to Giro d'Italia, Ivan Basso back with Discovery, Ridley's big day out, 87th Volta a Catalunya parcours, Landis regaining fitness, Northern Rock Cyclone festival
Latest Cycling News - Holczer stands fast, Mancebo still negotiating, Camenzind fined for not naming supplier, Boonen out for early season start, Kohl training and planning for 2007, Team Spike seeks new main sponsor, New humanitarian project for Saunier Duval, British U23 Olympic Academy team is "100% ME", 2006 Tour de France photo exhibit
Tuesday, December 5
First Edition Cycling News - Mancebo/AG2R split, Hoy confirms world record plans, Asian Games champions crowned, Compton going for three, Anderson's ugly marriage break-up continues, Illes Balears team gathering, Jartazi make '07 announcements, Cooke re-signs, Bobridge joins carnival, Sooty Park returns
Latest Cycling News - Simoni reconnoitres Zoncolan, Gerolsteiner planning future, Zabel: Vino will win Tour, Richard sentenced, Premio Sport awarded to Basso, Brixia Tour announces teams, Saunier Duval-Prodir holds ProTour, Sakonnet reloads
Wednesday, December 6
First Edition Cycling News - Vuelta organisers determined, Ludewig bouncing back, Giro & Tour for Mayo, Landis to ride for families, Osa injured, CSC promote Pedersen, Lampre-Fondital training camp, Zabel to Qatar, Obree takes on future stars, RAAM changes hands, Garcia joins Fuerteventura-Canarias, Christmas carnival's STAR attraction
Latest Cycling News - Basso with Discovery in Austin, Ullrich's manager blasts D-Tour, No barrier to Ullrich return, Milram meet, Pereiro and the Tour, Luttenberger makes decision, Lang training hard
Thursday, December 7
Cycling News Flash - Tour of California announces 2007 route details
First Edition News - California Tour tougher for 2007, Discovery Channel riders support "Bikes for Kids," Fuji partners with United Bicycles for 2007, Team time trial in Qatar, ValueAct Capital sponsors women's team, Cycling’s elite unite for Amy’s ride Queensland, Bikes 4 Kids Utah gets honours
Latest Cycling News - D-day for ProTour hopefuls, Ullrich won't testify, T-Mobile riders training, Simoni and Saunier continue, Slipstream-Chipotle announces pro continental, Tinkoff's ends camp, McEwen spearheads Predictor-Lotto Down Under, Usov continues with Ag2R
Friday, December 8
First Edition Cycling News - Spanish soccer clubs linked to Fuentes?, Ullrich and Operación Puerto - the confusion continues, Swiss Cycling expects court to uphold Hondo' ban, Shorter Bayern Rundfahrt, Rujano signs with, Rite Aid Pro Cycling for 2007, Women's development foundation created
Cyclo-cross News and racing round-up - Nys still second to Boonen in Belgium, Willemsens out with knee problems, Nys is nigh-unstoppable, Capital 'cross closes out Verge MAC series, Tilford goes for a swim to win, Tsujiura takes fifth straight victory, Hammond to UK cyclo-cross championships, Premiere of film to benefit 'cross teams, Ohio Valley series concludes with state championships, Kansas cyclo-cross championships
Latest Cycling News - Armstrong ready for number eight, Basso visited by WADA, Bettini questions Basso's DNA stance, Drapac-Porsche confirm pro-continental, Hamilton meets Tinkoff teammates, Musiol learns hard lesson, Full house at Manchester world cup, VRC announces "No Opportunity Wasted"
Saturday, December 9
First Edition Cycling News - Riis confident, Detour possible for ToC, ProTour license delayed, Preparing for Stuttgart, Verge NECCS wraps up, New UCI women's stage race, Specialized-Menikini women's team, Expresscopy sponsors women's team, New sprint series for Tassie, USA Cycling team for Moscow
Sunday, December 10
First Edition Cycling News - IPCT excludes Discovery and Saiz, Rumpf: UCI to discuss reducing ProTour teams, Ullrich: "I'll be back!", Soccer implication raises pressure on Puerto case, Scanlon training well prior to new season, 2007 Tour Méd ends in San Remo, Team PZ Racing complete for 2007
Monday, December 11
First Edition Cycling News - Lefévčre ready to reconcile?, Retro: Who got their tyres crossed?, CSC still in South Africa, Rich scouting bikes and talent for Gerolsteiner, "Extreme Power" for Milram, 2007 Tour de Romandie to start in Fribourg
Latest Cycling News - Tinkov & Piscina ready for 2007, Landis considers cost, Garzelli - one more Giro, Rubiera is worried, Contador and Hernández to testify, Subaru-Gary Fisher roster, ACT backs mountain bike worlds bid, Women's 2007 team Ultralink
Tuesday, December 12
First Edition Cycling News - Holczer calls for race organisers to join Discovery exclusion, Three days left for Sutherland, Manzano offers testimony, Cunego extends to '09, Hushovd resumes in California, Basso back, Four new Asian Games records, Riders raise funds for Crake, Giant joins Canadian six day
Latest Cycling News - Basso unwelcome in Denmark Tour, Holczer expands on anti-doping, Discovery wraps up camp, Rasmussen unhappy with Basso treatment, New Zealand track team loses luggage, T-Mobile women's team goes down under, USA Cycling announces 2007 nationals
Wednesday, December 13
First Edition Cycling News - ProTour split resumes, Tinkoff wants Denmark start, First witnesses testify in Operacion Puerto, Villumsen makes history, BMC launch, Malaysia's new continental team, Discovery gets First Endurance, US Cyclo-cross champs, Clarke leads NGCCS competitors
Latest Cycling News - Zomegnan and Prudhomme explain, Cunego reconnoitres Zoncolan, González remarks on Fuentes, Krauss with bike and crutches, Fracturee for Roesems, Valentin disqualified, Spaniards in Russia, USA Cycling recognizes clubs, McCook and Perras sign
Thursday, December 14
Cycling News Flash - 62nd La Vuelta a España route announced
First Editition Cycling News - Vuelta 2007 preview & route reactions, Team CSC announces '07 roster, Mattan (almost) to DFL-Cyclingnews, Melchers on her way back, Asian Games continue, Hincapie tops list of influential people, Eisel looking to the Tour?, Lang goes back to nature, Canberra club funds for Crake, NZ track team woes continue
Latest Cycling News - Astana certain for Grand Tours, Tour de Suisse route revealed, Austrian U23 riders receive doping suspensions, Aussie cycling stars to Cronulla, Flexpoint welcomes new base & riders, Gold Badge of honour for Cookson, Alliance Environmental team, Symmetrics men's roster, Champion field for NSW keirin
Friday, December 15
Cyclo-cross News and racing round-up - World champion falls a spot, Nys still on top, US champs start this weekend, Wellens the new master, Nys overcomes illness and bad luck, Johnson & Bessette double up in Rhode Island, New courses for USGP, Santa Cruz 'Peak Season' cyclo-cross series
First Edition Cycling News - Bettini searches for more, South Korea adds more medals, Tammy Thomas indicted, Young guns part three, Antón wants more, Zabriskie to attempt hour record, Fast Freddie announces scholarship winners
Latest Cycling News - T-Mobile sports directors plan ahead, Milram training around the world, Rubiera and Barredo critical, Australia-UniSA in Tour Down Under, Basque country represented in Moscow, Cycling Central returns for a new season
Saturday, December 16
Cycling News Flash - Saiz out, Unibet in ProTour
First Edition Cycling News - Tom Boonen under less pressure, Schleck sportsman of the year, A Spaniard in Italy, Grajales returns to Jittery Joe's, Navigators teams up with Cycling Center, Elk Haus team meeting, Carrigan and McEwen to Cronulla
MTB news & racing round-up - Ross gears up, MTB world's worth $33.5 million, Australia MTB series #3, Subaru-Gary Fisher '07 roster, Formula Oro Puro disc brakes, US$5,000 to local clubs, 24 hour solo film, Kranked 6 draws attention, Reg. opens for 2007 Oz MTB champ's, Friberg signs with SRM Simplon, Swisspower with DT Swiss, Dirt Devils host Tas 24 hour race, Onabike Cup this weekend, NMBS heads into 2007
Cycling News Flash - Road tragedy claims young Australian cyclist
Sunday, December 17
First Edition Cycling News - Bos breaks world record, US Cyclo-cross champs underway, Erik Zabel: Cycling's iron man, German TV investigated for paying Ullrich, Canadians in Moscow world cup, O’Loughlin pleased, Three strikes & out for Hansen, Tinkoff Credit Systems' Malaysian debut, Team Flexpoint opens Down Under, Long Beach festival, Kodak Gallery-Sierra Nevada conclude camp
Monday, December 18
First Edition Cycling News - Cycling's back in Sydney, Bos' record, Landis: "I don't see myself as a bike racer", British and German teams on top in Moscow, Unibet transformed, Thor Hushovd to debut at Giro, Sacchi awarded Gregario d'Oro
Latest Cycling News - Quickstep presentation, Davis case closed, Sevilla for a better year, Hondo hurts knee, UCI to rule on Pro-Conti licenses, Orbea BTTs Absalon, Volksbank to ride Corratec
Tuesday, December 19
First Edition Cycling News - Landis camp quashes retirement rumours, Ullrich ready for come-back, Beltrán happy, Five nominated for 'cross world's, USA Cycling wants ProTour event, Scott Peoples funeral details, Kiwis raise $10,000 in Crake appeal
Latest Cycling News - Former Astana riders find teams, Ale-Jet keeps a positive outlook, Valverde not sure about Vuelta, García Quesada's struggle with Unibet, Dajka convicted, but wants to compete, Successful Living for 2007, Champion returns to defend title, Cyclingnews reader poll: The lines are open... It's time to vote!
Wednesday, December 20
First Edition Cycling News - Astana granted ProTour slot, Jeanson: "I won't race ever again", Magazine prints Operación Puerto figures, USA teams announced, Dominguez retires, Nozal close to Karpin-Galicia, Ulmer returns at NZ champs
Latest Cycling News - ProTour: British Cycling supports McQuaid, Italy wants Basso for 2008 Olympics, Peace Race 2007 cancelled, Wrolich looking for training possibilities, New Australian Continental team: FRF Couriers-NSWIS, Danielson at CTS spring training, The lines are open... It's time to vote!
Thursday, December 21
First Edition Cycling News - CAS acquits Landaluze on technicality, Landis responds to Landaluze case, Public fund hopes to raise US$2M for Landis, Austria to designate "transparent" cyclists, Cummings to Discovery, Longo signs with Austrian team, Dean and Ulmer headline NZ road nationals, 12 nominations to US 'cross world's team, Colavita/Sutter announces 2007 men's roster, Calyon Canada for '07, Lines still open... It's time to vote!
Friday, December 22
First Edition Cycling News -Ullrich: Case closed or not?, 51 witnesses for Operación Puerto, British Cycling wants doping-free Tour start, Iraq's cycling coach killed, Page joins Morgan Blue, Cyclists avoid serious injury in Tasmania, World champ riding for injured Crake,Women's cycling in review, Rund um Berlin returns, Schmitz to Dutch Continental team, Volksbank licensed, Gallagher signs with Sean Kelly team, Team Spin12, AMD-Discovery adds juniors, Cyclingnews reader poll... It's time to vote!
Cyclo-cross News and racing round-up - Page in Morgan Blue-BSI colours, Wellens criticises Nys, US 'cross world's selections, 'Cross Camp IV assembles in Europe, US National champs round-up, Nys scores twice over weekend, Johnson & Bessette top US rankings, Global 'cross roundup, Upcoming UCI races
Regional Cycling News for Australia - Dajka gets license back, announces 16 for 2007, Crake back home for Christmas, 24-hr Crake Madison appeal raised $13,000, KHS to sponsor Working Week Series in 2007, Volunteers wanted for research study
Saturday, December 23
First Edition Cycling News - González two year ban, 2007 Langkawi Tour, Polygraph for Manzano, Rojas to Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears, UCI pro-conti licenses, Lloyd to DFL-Cyclingnews, Bruyneel says more to come for Disco, Rotterdam six, Spanish cycling departures, Grupo Nicolás Mateos signings, Gaggioli directs AEG-Toshiba-JetNetwork, Midwest junior open house, New England honors, Cyclingnews reader poll... It's time to vote!
MTB news & racing round-up - Leadville Trail 100: Landis vs. Armstrong?, US mountain bike calendars, Australian national series Round #3, Oregon and Scotland earn top marks, Two championship events for South America, Highland Fling to serve as 2007 Australian marathon championships, Team G Cross Honda team, Gehbauer joins Multivan Merida
Sunday, December 24
First Edition Cycling News - IOC president Rogge wants DNA database, UCI consider ProTour globalisation, Fuerteventura-Canarias to fight UCI decision, Another Olympics for Longo, Caisse d'Epargne confirms Luis León Sánchez, Alm. Brand extends sponsorship with CSC, Unibet to use Canyon bikes, Lines still open... It's time to vote!
Monday, December 25
First Edition Cycling News - Merry Christmas!, Landis wants to win Tour again, Philippe Gilbert: Coming out of Boonen's shadow, Sosenka to improve hour record, Hincapie to focus on Classics again, Eisel Austrian cyclist of the year, Historic agreement in Northern Ireland, Tasmanian Christmas Carnivals: a gift to the track cycling world, Boost for Irish women cyclists, Lines still open... It's time to vote!
Tuesday, December 26
First Edition Cycling News - Wellens takes a win, Tour of South China Sea begins, Tassie Carnivals kick off in Roseberry, Mouris replaces Schep in Zürich, Kodak Galley goes green, US riders take on European 'cross scene, New cycling facility for Britain, Unity for Irish cycling, Vote in the Cyclingnews reader's poll
Wednesday, December 27
First Edition Cycling News - Rory Sutherland: Keeping the fire burning, Pedersen, Lilholt confess to cortisone use, Savings & Loans disappointed with TDU decision, Mattan committed to Cyclingnews, Rookie wins Australia's richest wheel race, De Gruyter re-signs, Felt sponsor Team Slipstream, Vote in the Cyclingnews reader's poll
Thursday, December 28
First Edition Cycling News - Stahurskaya charged with trafficking, Bettini to retire in 2008, Savoldelli to ride Giro and Tour, Basso and Cunego's Christmas in the saddle, Voigt's Christmas, Crashes for Sinkewitz, Bay Series begins January 3, Adobe/Schwalbe team announce 2007 roster, 24 hours left in Cyclingnews reader poll
Friday, December 29
First Edition Cycling News - Pereiro and Valverde improving, Tour of Utah gains UCI approval, Langkawi teams announced, CSC's Breschel okay, announce TDU team, Savings & Loans confirm Wellington start, Bike-riding - a New Year's 'Resolution'?, Voting closes for 2006 Cyclingnews reader poll
Saturday, December 30
MTB news & racing round-up - Wells for Puerto Rico race, UCI inspects Gran Canaria course, Gran Canaria registration opens, Lacondeguy wins first indoor dirt jump, Team ALB Gold announced, Snow MTB racing in Kashmir, McConneloug & Broderick diary, Utah endurance series
First Edition Cycling News - Friedman sidelined, No Armstrong for Leadville, Czech giant on the way up, Catching up with the stars, Mancebo and Hruska to Relax-GAM, Masciarelli confirms 2007 Acqua & Sapone, Basso receives Premio Sport, Cycling Ireland role for Evans, Southern Nevada develops
Sunday, December 31
First Edition Cycling News - TIAA-CREF's silent partner, Lefèbvre in trouble, Zabel wants certainties, Basso to Milano-Sanremo, Mayo in Saunier Duval-Prodir colours, Nozal signs for Karpin-Galicia, Sandoval honoured, Tas Carnivals stars hit Burnie