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Wednesday, February 1
First Edition Cycling News - Freire back for Challenge Mallorca, An interview with Andreas Klöden, Boonen three for three, Gerrans and Deignan injured, Surgery for Dean, New Zealand women tune up, Ignatiev leads new Russian team, Health Net sponsors California, Austral wheel race, Cascade Classic, Pacesetter Steel team, Nature Valley team
Latest Cycling News - Gerrans could miss Commonwealth Games, Santa Rosa and Leipheimer looking forward to Tour of California, Getting things rolling in February, Nature Valley Grand Prix schedule released, Eddy Merckx bikes for Nevada, TEAm Lipton to the Daytona 500
Thursday, February 2
First Edition Cycling News - Langkawi: A change of pace, and perhaps a new face, Ullrich in South Africa, Aldag's farewell race, Schumacher: "I don't have any reason to hide", Petacchi returns at the GP Costa degli Etruschi, Liquigas in Donoratico, Liberty Seguros-Würth in Estepona, Cracked hip for Nys, Six Day stars come to Revolution finale
MTB news & racing round-up - Jongewaard takes Wildside, NZ National Championships, Aussie National MTNX Series winners, Goldman wins The Gathering, World's venues announced, UCI announces Mountain Bike World Cup Organiser's Trophy, MTB World Cup registration open, No drops allowed in NORBA Marathon, 'Race under the Sun' offers a warm season start, Florida MTB stage race planned for April
Tour de Langkawi Cycling News - A new lease of life for Wiesenhof, Raisin' hell in Malaysia
Friday, February 3
First Edition Cycling News -Gerrans hopeful, T-Mobile, Gerolsteiner for the Vuelta a Mallorca, Liquigas looks to Colli, Barloworld in Donoratico and Langkawi, Wiesenhof's sports director crashes out, Les Pruneaux d'Agen presented, Bertolini joins Selle Italia, USAC names World's and Pan-Am pool, NZ Women's World Cup teams named
MTB news & racing round-up - Cannondale signs Wayne Goss, GT Bicycles re-signs Chris Smith and Dave Wardell, FSA announces Team Gravity, Want to be Gee Atherton's road manager for 2006?, Luna switches to Orbea, Mountain Cycle and Jim Dellavalle together, Haro Bicycles adds one more, Mongoose signs De Champ, Hayes El Camino On Test, MTB stuff in New Arrivals
Latest Cycling News - An interview with Carlos Barredo, Australian Commonwealth Games team named, Dwars door Gendringen still out, Symmetrics meets the people, Louis Garneau continues with CCA, Union Bank of California sponsors ToC, Maxxis doubles up on race sponsorship, San Dimas Stage Race bigger, Overcoming in Brisbane, Oxfam Challenge India cycle tour, Subaru Cycling Team presented by Deutsche Bank
Tour de Langkawi Cycling News - Gene's still a keen bean, David hoping to be George of the jungle
Saturday, February 4
Tour de Langkawi Cycling News - Gene's still a keen bean, David hoping to be George of the Jungle
Cross news & racing round-up - Cyclo-cross World Championships Wrap-Up, Cracked hip for Nys, English-speaking results at Worlds, The internationalization of Cyclo-cross, The Greatest Show on Earth; the Barb Howe 'Cross Worlds diary
First Edition Cycling News - An interview with George Hincapie, AIS crash: driver sentenced, Valverde starts season in Mallorca, Petacchi at Etruschi, Nys racing despite injury, Gerrans and Deignan out for one month, Liquigas, Quick.Step for Mallorca Challenge, "Simply unbelieveable!" says Eisel, Anti-doping news
Sunday, February 5
Tour de Langkawi Cycling News - Giro doubtful for Rujano, Newton's Commonwealth Games plans intact
First Edition Cycling News - Mark McCormack: Uncorking another season, 2006 last season for Axel Merckx?, Rolling again: Tornado Tom, Bessèges bad luck for Traksel, Armstrong and Crow separate, ComNet-Senges becomes Regiostrom-Senges, Cascade Classic registration open, 2008 MTB Marathon World Championships in Tyrol, Gran Canaria Open on its way
Monday, February 6
First Edition Cycling News - Freire comes back, Tosatto impressed with Boonen, Maurizio Carta recovering, Sentjens weakened, De Waele OK; Sijmens still hurt, Lampre finishes in Montecatini, Euro-Devo scholarship, Darren Lill looking
Tour de Langkawi Cycling News - Who is José Serpa?, George: "If somebody wants it, let him"
Tuesday, February 7
First Edition Cycling News - AIS crash verdict: "German law was applied", An interview with Michael Rogers: A new beginning, World champs and supermodels ride for charity, Paris-Nice route announced, Zabel satisfied, Tour Méditerranéen teams, Renäng and Stubbe on the mend, Fothen trains in Tenerife, More sponsors for Univega, Ladies day on Sooty Park, 2006 Team Meehan'/Cycleworks, North Atlanta Riding Club
Wednesday, February 8
First Edition Cycling News - United Pro Cycling unveils sponsor, Tirreno-Adriatico route, Tour of California, Tour de Georgia, Revolution 12, Biondi & DuPouey in doping charges, Barloworld, Acqua & Sapone Caffè Mokambo, 2006 World Deaf Cycling Championships, Isle of Man Junior Tour, Overcoming in Sydney
MTB news & racing round-up - Sawicki gets her season started, 2008 MTB Marathon World's in Tyrol, Gran Canaria Open, Australian Comm. Games team named, On test: Rotor RSX4 MTB, New in MTB tech
Tour de Langkawi Cycling News - Malaysian star on the move to Oz, McCann goes close
Thursday, February 9
First Edition Cycling News - Boonen takes to the track, Voigt crashes out in Mallorca, Kersten winning sprint 'swan song', Symmetrics all set for 2006 America Tour, Katharine Carroll clipped by car, USA Cycling partners with SponsorHouse
Cycling News Flash - Heras banned for two years
MTB news & racing round-up - Cannondale-Maxxis-SRAM, Aaron Chase breaks leg, Cannondale signs Chris Van Dine, Gunn-Rita Dahle diary, Whistler expands Crankworx schedule, Australia's Working Week Series, Aussie MTB Nationals on TV, USA Cycling partners with SponsorHouse
Tour de Langkawi Cycling News - Bellotti a climber in the making, Bates lean and mean - but still a little green
Friday, February 10
First Edition Cycling News - London plans mega Tour start, Heras to appeal, Cycling Center announces 2006 roster, growth plans, USA CRITS Championship Criterium Series, Fred Rodriguez hosts fund raising repast, Padraig Marrey training camp
MTB news & racing round-up - Rocky Mountain Business Objects, Velo Bella teams, Oceania Championships, Sea Otter schedule, Bikes Belong grants, IMBA freeriding grants, Haro to demo Sonix, Watts wins Rays MTB Park 3Ride Pro Invitational
Tour de Langkawi Cycling News - To rest or not to rest?, Saul's Malaysian Raisin d'être
Saturday, February 11
First Edition Cycling News - Quiet celebration for Menchov and Rabobank, Sieberg's star set to shine, An interview with Olivia Gollan, Kersten busy ahead of Commonwealth Games, Boonen beats Wauters in IP, Diamond helmets for Quick.Step, Quick Step-Innergetic, Milram to Vuelta a Andalucía and Trofeo Laigueglia, TEAm Lipton at Daytona, SEQ Tour
Tour de Langkawi Cycling News - Best of the Brits: Robin Sharman, Segamat finish "troppo pericoloso"
Sunday, February 12
Cycling Newsflash - Hamilton appeal rejected
First Edition Cycling News - Bettini: Heras case "strange from the start", Ex-Festina director Roussel accused of tax evasion, Nobili Rubinetterie to Geelong Tour, TIAA-CREF roster announced, 2006 Tour de Nez expands, Tour of Shenandoah turns Under 25
Tour de Langkawi Cycling News - Selle Italia rumours quashed, Japanese team counts on promise of payment, Clement brings Rabo's professionalism to Bouygues
Monday, February 13
First Edition Cycling News - Cooke heading to Spring Classics, Australian team on track for Commonwealth Games, Team line-ups for Trofeo Laigueglia, Löwik undergoes surgery, again, Caisse d'Epargne team bus robbed, Cannondale supports Meredith Group-GPOA Cycling Team, M Street Racing
Tuesday, February 14

First Edition Cycling News - Davitamon targets the ProTour, Track stars in pre Commonwealth Games hit-out at Perth GP, Bittersweet Anniversary: Marco Pantani remembered, two years on, Giant MTB squad has giant goals for 2006, Three-way showdown for Dwars door Vlaanderen, Thomas Dekker to Tirreno-Adriatico, T-Mobile to the Algarve, Liquigas for Trofeo Laigueglia
Latest Edition Cycling News - Gianluca Bortolami retires, Wildcard still available for Deutschland Tour, Sea Otter Classic boosts local economy, LeMond to feature at ICC awards, World champs to ride Oceania MTB, Nothin' to do but hit the dirt
Wednesday, February 15
First Edition Cycling News - Hondo injured in road rage attack, Gerolsteiner confident, Sanderson leaves Davitamon (updated), Wellington World Cup, Australian Madision championship, Australian team for Sydney, Clarence St Cup, Eddie Soens Memorial, Isle of Man Youth Tour, Kenneally joins Cycleways
Thursday, February 16
First Edition Cycling News - CSC and Phonak announce Tour of California rosters, Wind tunnel tests for Phonak, Cavendish confident after near-misses, Shorter distance for 2006 Road World's?, Rabobank for upcoming races, Future Stars this weekend, Simoni's voice wakens coma girl, McLane Pacific Cycling Classic, Rare bike stolen in Australia
Cycling News Extra - Adam Bergman admits EPO use
MTB news & racing round-up - Last race on home soil for Comm. Games MTBers, Roadies hit the dirt, Giant MTB squad for 2006, Sea Otter Classic brings $28 million to local economy, WORS turns 15, Giant Anthem LE on test
Latest Cycling News - Tyler Hamilton's last stand, Hoy aims for London 2012, Vandenbroucke's fine dropped, Star studded field for Geelong, Sanderson 'more motivated than ever', for Tour of California, ABC TV to feature AIS women
Friday, February 17
Cycling News Flash - Grand Tours' Trophy blocked by UCI
First Edition Cycling News - All systems go for first Tour of California, Rogers ready for T-Mobile debut, T-Mobile women down under, Simoni leads Saunier Duval in Tour of CA, CPA wants to continue negotiations with grand tours, Wildcards announced for Roubaix, Flèche, and Liège, Revolution 12 wraps up season, Perth International GP a speedy affair, Wired to Win in Australia
Latest Cycling News - Floyd Landis: Settling into team leadership role, Broken wrist doesn't stop Zajicek, Power gets operation to correct vascular problem, Liquigas in France, McGrory to ride Bendigo Madison, Nixon heads up Malaysian cycling program, Meet Team TIAA-CREF
Saturday, February 18
First Edition Cycling News - Liberty Seguros launched, Danielson and Hincapie lead Discovery in Cali, Olympic gold medalist Aitken returns to cycling, Gerrans, Deignan and Putsep updates, Milram for Het Volk, KBK, and Valenciana, Acqua & Sapone for the French weekend, Dunlap features at Five College Outdoor Festival, Tardaguila banned for two years
Sunday, February 19
First Edition Cycling News - Tom Danielson interview, Martini turns 85, Teams for Tirreno-Adriatico and Milan-San Remo, Lampre-Fondital for Valenciana, Australian MTB champ injured, Operation for Criquielion, Jittery Joe's invites world round for a beer, Fast Freddie trains juniors, A new Bortolami, New endurance sports event firm, Advil-ChapStick women's team, Club One Fitness / Performance Max Racing
MTB news & racing round-up - World champions to ride Oceania MTB Championships, Kona Les Gets gets ready for 2006, LUNA Chix for 2006, Georgia State Single Speed Championships announced, IMBA looking for grant applicants, Marin partners with Mad March Downhill and Freeride Camps, New MTB trade team announced
Monday, February 20
First Edition Cycling News - Ullrich back in Europe, Petacchi in all three 2006 Grand Tours, Baumann breaks bones, Australia announces Junior World's track team, Teams for Kuurne-Brussel-Kuurne, Mt. Hood Women's Cycling Classic offers travel grants, Sea Otter teams up with Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Great Karri Ride on again
Tuesday, February 21
First Edition Cycling News - Leipheimer: Arnie's a big deal, AIS survivors tell of crash and recovery, CSC kicks off well at ToC, Belgian teams cancel Het Volk scouting, Merckx hands over "bikes for Cuba", New trainees at African Continental Centre, Kersten out for Clarence St Cyclery Cup, Anti-doping news
Latest Cycling News - Time trial amendments for Landis, CSC happy with O'Grady, Gerolsteiner manager impressed in California, Cyclingnews' WAP Service for Tour of California, An interview with Baden Cooke: The bullet's back, Belgium set for season start, New partners for Swiss stage races
Latest Cycling News - Tour of Cali stage 2, CSC still in the hunt, Levi Leipheimer diary: Keeping watch over tomorrow, Hondo optimistic, Steinhauser to direct Bayern Rundfahrt, Davis and Barredo on the hunt, Sydney hosts final track World Cup, IMAX teams up with new women's squad, Irish season commences
Wednesday, February 22
First Edition Cycling News - An overwhelming day, California stage 1 wrap, Hondo defends suspended biathlete, Three unfit to start Valenciana, T-Mobile ready for classics, Ciolek turns pro, Milram for Le Samyn and West Vlaanderen, Kona Les Gets, Cycling features at Australian Sports Awards, Clarence St Cup, Cyclingnews' WAP service
Latest Cycling News - Tour of Cali stage 2, CSC still in the hunt, Levi Leipheimer diary: Keeping watch over tomorrow, Hondo optimistic, Steinhauser to direct Bayern Rundfahrt, Davis and Barredo on the hunt, Sydney hosts final track World Cup, IMAX teams up with new women's squad, Irish season commences
MTB news & racing round-up - Only six UCI MTB teams, Aussie National Series finale wrap-up, Australian MTB champ injured, Gunn-Rita Dahle diary, Sea Otter teams up with Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Great Karri Ride on again, Launceston 12hr, King's Pretty & Strong fundraiser, Dunlap at Five College Outdoor Festival, Eatough at Off Road to Athens, Trail improvement grants, Heartland Sports XC /Endurance schedule
Thursday, February 23
First Edition Cycling News - McEwen targeting Het Volk, Winter time in Belgium, Naturino for Swiss races, Gilmore injured in Geelong Tour, Van Goolen breaks hip, Sutton in road rage incident, Encino Velodrome announces Bob Hansing Memorial Cup Series, SEQ Tour sponsored by Cannondale, 45th edition of UK's Soens Memorial, Cyclingnews' WAP service with new browser link
Latest Cycling News - Tour of California stage 3, Levi Leipheimer diary: Everything catches up with you, Strong ride for O'Neill, Stewart leads the charge, Kohl "very satisfied", Altig criticises Ullrich - again, Liquigas in Belgium and Switzerland, Klöden comes back, More weekend selections, Simoni challenges for Human Rights in Milan, Cyclingnews' WAP service
Friday, February 24
First Edition Cycling News - Boonen and Nuyens lead Quick.Step at Het Volk, Boonen leads the way in promoting cycling in Belgium, Nichols and Rhodes ready for Geelong World Cup, Wood early favourite for New Zealand World Cup, Barloworld ready for Tirreno-Adriatico and Milan-Sanremo, Classics accessible for handicapped spectators
Latest Cycling News - Tour of California stage 4 wrap up, Levi Leipheimer diary: Getting our man in there, Kohl wants to keep on fighting, Navigators in the thick of it, Stewart makes top 10, 61st Omloop Het Volk, Rujano and Savio's Selle Italia squad at odds, More teams for Het Volk and K-B-K, Wholly Bagels to NZ
Saturday, February 25
First Edition Cycling News - CSC looking for a positive Het Volk, Wiesenhof-Akud for Het Volk, AG2R Prévoyance for Belgian weekend, No Het Volk for Backstedt, Weather good for the Omloop, Wood Predicting sprint finish at Geelong WC, Teutenberg beats the men with first T-Mobile win, Baumann successfully operated on, Cunego back in Almeria, JCTDU wins
Sunday, February 26
First Edition Cycling News - Omloop Het Volk wrap-up and quotes, More cold action in Kuurne, UCI Head visits Tour of California, Britain's new Continental team ready for action, Second Irish Continental team to be launched, 2006 Trust House Women's Cycle Tour "more challenging", Amy Gillett Scholarship applications open, Dekker and Boogerd fined
Monday, February 27
First Edition Cycling News - Kuurne-Bruxelles-Kuurne wrap-up and post-race quotes, Arenberg sector back in Paris-Roubaix, Cunego debut at Clasica de Almeria, Armstrong "devastated" at Crow's breast cancer, Second edition of Saint Patrick’s Classic, Scott Bleifer Scholarship funded
Latest Cycling News - Tour of California final stage wrap up, Zwizanski shines, Levi Leipheimer's diary: Time for a little vacation, Gerolsteiner's Lang: "one man alone", CSC miss out in Flanders, Casero blames equipment for health test failure, Milram and Davitamon for Paris-Nice, Women's tour heads to New Zealand, Cyclo-cross contract news
Tuesday, February 28
First Edition Cycling News - UCI source of Armstrong leak, Mayo returns to racing in Murcia, An interview with Frankie Andreu, World Deaf Cycling Championships to host power training clinic, Sponsors renew with USAC, OBRA road race season revs up with Banana Belt Series, Morgan Stanley/24 Hour Fitness/Specialized Factory Team, Fiordifrutta 2006
MTB news & racing round-up - Meirhaeghe ready to put cycling first, Rocky Mountain goes custom, Aussie MTB junior team receives award, 2006 ADJOMTB application available, Kona Clump Team 2006
Latest Cycling News -Landis the King of California, Pollack: "Crazy!", Phonak and Française des Jeux to Paris-Nice, 22 teams to Giro d'Italia, Klöden happy to be back in action, Rujano vs. Selle Italia, NZ Women's races equipped with tracking system, Neiwand sentenced to prison