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Monday, May 1
First Edition Cycling News - Romandie final stage wrap-up: Evans pulverizes rivals, Family ties: An interview with Manolo Saiz, AIS centre in Italy helping Aussie pros, Belgium ready for Giro, Cummings & Manning back to the road, T-Mobile to Tour de France with special jersey
Latest Cycling News - Romandie: Bittersweet result for Liberty Seguros, Ullrich passed the test, CSC, Davitamon announce Giro line-up, Grillo out of Giro, T-Mobile selects five for July, Dekker the younger in Tour de France roster, A happy ending for Aldag
Tuesday, May 2
Latest Edition Cycling News - CSC lineup strong for Giro, Quick.Step for the Giro, Weening struggles with illness, Loyalty doesn't pay at Rund um den Henninger Turm, Discovery happy with youth brigade, Arndt pleased with win in Czech Republic, Memorial Ride of Silence announced
MTB news & racing round-up - 2006 Singlespeed Worlds, TransRockies Challenge, USCF issues cross licenses, MTBA clarifies full-face helmet rule, Avid introduces Juicy Ultimate, IMBA, Global MTB racing round-up, Mary McConneloug and Mike Broderick, Gunn-Rita Dahle-Flesjaa diary,Nat Ross diary
First Edition Cycling News - Threshold faces final hurdle for Philly series, "Confident" Ullrich expects to suffer in Italy, Phonak for the Giro, Davitamon-Lotto for the Giro, Landbouwkrediet - Colnago for Four Days of Dunkirk, Three-time winners look to repeat at Gila, All-diabetic team to race RAAM, UCI anti-doping news
Wednesday, May 3
First Edition Cycling News - Cadel's looking good for July, Di Luca poised for Giro, Quick Step for Dunkirk, Milram for Giro d'Italia, Gerolsteiner replaces Montgomery with Scholz, 2006 US MTB national championships relocated, Yates and Danielson prepare for the Giro, Cycling easier than walking for Baumann, O'Loughlin to lead strong Ireland team in FBD Insurance Rás, BMXer positive for THC, Tour of Friuli Venezia Giulia, Another little Gerolsteiner
Latest Cycling News - Bruyneel: The race will be on CSC's shoulders, Ullrich looking to final week, Perez: “The Giro will be won in the Dolomites”, Sprinters in action in the Four Days of Dunkirk, New Zealand cycling under siege, Frans Assez dies, Unibet for Tour of Luxembourg
Thursday, May 4
First Edition Cycling News - The paper and bike war that birthed the Giro, Saunier Duval for Simoni, Belgian Giro stages goal for Rebellin, French line-ups for Giro, Armstrong in Belgium, Garzelli aims at Tour de France, Gerolsteiner names 15 for July, Roche Jr. close in 4 Days of Dunkirk, Track World Cup 2006-2007, Boston Bike Film Festival calls for films
Latest Cycling News - An interview with Bobby Julich: A maglia rosa for two, Phonak ready for Giro, Voigt: "I believe in Ivan", Raisin "racing to get well", Hondo still has Tour hopes, Beloki "much better", Moncoutié back on the bike, Friedensfahrt lives again
MTB news & racing round-up - NORBA comes to Fontana, CA, MTB action all over the world, 2006 US nationals relocated, Ernie Marenchin Interview, England's Premier Series, Liam Killeen's Specialized S-Works Epic, Chris King, Mary McConneloug and Mike Broderick diary
Friday, May 5
First Edition Cycling News - Giro preview: Italian giants take centre stage, An interview with Jose Rujano: The Rujano show, Liberty without a leader, Schmitz misses out on Giro, Sprinters will pull out before end, All riders fit to start, Teams for Clásica de Alcobendas, Ullrich plans to ride in Hamburg, LuK Challenge entries complete
Latest Cycling News - A mixed mission for Rabobank, Caisse d'Epargne aiming for pink, Lampre-Fondital in Belgium, €50,000 for Giro winner, Ciarán Power for FBD in Tipperary colours, New Zealand's Junior Track World's team announced, Sunflower Revolution III
Saturday, May 6
First Edition Cycling News - Seraing TT not too technical, Petacchi ready for Giro start, Liberty's Caruso up for his second Giro, Radio show for Di Luca, Geslin breaks collarbone, Hoste recons World's TT course, Fantasy Giro Grande Prize announced!, World Deaf Cycling Champs include Points race
Sunday, May 7
First Edition Cycling News - Women's World Cup in Castilla y Leon, T-Mobile "didn't accomplish" its goals in spring, Hondo: "Positive thinking pays off", Selected riders announced for Volta a Catalunya, Johnson named USAC CEO, Landbouwkrediet bikes stolen
Giro d'Italia Cycling News - Stage 1 wrap-up, Post-race quotes, A new gig for Museeuw?, Time trial tidbits, Ullrich cuts his hair, Caisse d'Epargne places two in top 10, Giro diary watch: Vampires and ice cream
Monday, May 8
Giro d'Italia Cycling News - Stage two wrap-up, McEwen 'a real team leader', All for Il Falco, Bruyneel: "Tour even better for Savoldelli than Giro", Basso not worried, Sergeant: "We can race without pressure", Merckx's quiet day in the office, Another fast German Schumacher?, Ullrich earring-less, Fantasy Giro game prize list confirmed!
Giro d'Italia Cycling News - Pollack thinks he has "started well", Rasmussen gives up his wheel, Armstrong in Belgium, Pérez gives Caisse d'Epargne another option, Rabon "very nervous" at opening the Giro, Pino Cerami: A Belgian-Italian celebrates the Giro, Fantasy Giro game prize list confirmed!
Giro d'Italia Newsflash - Petacchi out of Giro
Tuesday, May 9
Latest Cycling News - Petacchi's "worst injury", Ullrich to skip Tour de Suisse?, Bettini to T-Mobile?, Paris-Roubaix controversy goes on, CPA meeting in April, Van den Brand operated on, Aerts, Brandt and Dockx extend contracts, Discovery Channel looking for new Lance Armstrong, CSC sponsors Team O'Grady Youth Cycling Squad
Giro d'Italia Cycling News - Stage 3 wrap-up, Brandt & Petacchi out, Stage 3 post-race comments, An interview with Robbie McEwen, What's in a name?, Top tips for Fantasy Giro game 2006
Wednesday, May 10
Giro d'Italia Cycling News -Giro stage 4 wrap, Post-stage comments, Armstrong visits Giro, Stoic Petacchi confirms Tour absence, Transfer time for Giro teams & staff, Liberty escapes unscathed, More tips for Fantasy Giro game 2006
Latest Cycling News - An interview with Brad McGee, Tom Danielson: In the right place, at the right time, Scott Sunderland: Bound for Italy, Giro diary watch: Picnic at the airport, Klöden and Zabel to ride in Bayern, French mission for Barloworld, Two broken ribs for Rooijakkers, Hammer comes home, Ludovic Poilvet retires, Slaney CC hosts FBD Insurance Ras, Bianchi special for CN Fantasy Game
Thursday, May 11
First Edition Cycling News - Petacchi successfully operated on, Gutierrez eyes Pontedera TT, Hulsmans breaks collarbone, Bakker banned for life, Moriarty out of FBD Insurance Rás, Bianchi special for CN Fantasy Game
Giro d'Italia Cycling News - Giro rest day 1 wrap - When you're hot..., Rogers isn't dodging the hard work, Voigt: "Everything's according to plan", Olson enjoying first Grand Tour
MTB news & racing round-up - NORBA overruns California, Hannah in Vigo, Bart Brentjens interview, Bakker banned, Minnaar crashes, NZ's biggest 24 hour, Global racing round-up, Raleigh Factory Team, Bikes Belong grants
Latest Cycling News - Team time trial to shake up classification, Saunier Duval charity event for human rights, Hoste has five offers, Martin Pedersen aims for USA comeback, Colavita/Cooking Light signs Holt, Landbouwkrediet-Colnago at Tour de Picardie, Konica Minolta in Japan, Milram gains Le Coq Sportif as sponsor, Irish double header
Friday, May 12
First Edition Cycling News - Stage 5 wrap-up, Scott Sunderland's Giro diary, Rogers over the moon, Liberty Seguros limits losses, Armstrong picks Basso as Tour de France favourite, Valverde: "I'm better than ever", Alisha Lion joins Webcor-Platinum, Hours left to join Fantasy Giro game!
Latest Cycling News - Lampre-Fondital meets expectations in TTT, Wielinga out, Giro diary watch: Three rest days in a row?, Landis visits teammates at the Giro, An interview with Baden Cooke, WADA considering banning altitude tents, Philly-week gets new sponsor life, Quick Step to Volta a Catalunya, Barloworld looking forward to Peace Race, Wiesenhof-Akud for the Peace Race, USA Mountain Bike Nationals move to Sonoma
Saturday, May 13
First Edition Cycling News - Stage 6 wrap-up, Cipollini explains McEwen, Giro predictions from Bugno, Motta and others, Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears disappointed with TTT, Little Prince meets big Prince, Cyclo-Cross World Champion in Tour of Japan, Liberty Seguros-Würth and Liquigas for Catalunya, Hulsmans operated on
Sunday, May 14
First Edition Cycling News - Stage 7 wrap-up, An interview with Victor Hugo Peńa, Basso moves up, Tough day in the saddle for Selle Italia, Strong ride by Liberty Seguros-Würth, Two more weeks for Armstrong investigation, Gerolsteiner, T-Mobile for Catalunya, Celestino to return in Catalunya, MTB World Cup #2
MTB news & racing round-up - Madrid World Cup Cross-Country, USA Nationals move, Paulissen injured, Sydor extends win streak, Tech News, Chris Davidson diary, Gunn-Rita Dahle-Flesjaa diary
Monday, May 15
Giro d'Italia Cycling News - Stage 8 wrap-up: Basso blasts the rest on the Passo Lanciano, Scott Sunderland's Giro diary: In the pink, Cunego crashes, but finishes second, Caruso good for Liberty, Caisse d'Epargne going for stage wins, Ullrich "very satisfied" with his Giro ride, Bad luck continues for Brown
Latest Cycling News - Ullrich looks to the time trial, Ardila disappointing for Rabobank, More ProTour action in the Volta Ciclista a Catalunya, Saunier Duval at Catalunya, No Catalunya for Kohl, A daughter for Nardello, CSC Invitational announces men's teams, CLIC24 2006: 22,500 miles ridden and £40,000 raised for charity
Tuesday, May 16
First Edition Cycling News - Giro stage 9 wrap-up, Post-stage reactions, Bad luck for Liberty Seguros, Hruska out of Catalunya, Frischkorn breaks hand, Tour of Britain finale tests Tour de France and Olympic routes, Healion and Roche lead Murphy and Gunn Rás team, Westjet supports Symmetrics
Latest Cycling News - Förster: "Listen to your body" - or maybe not..., Road to be completed just in time for Plan de Corones, 23 women's teams for Commerce Bank Triple Crown of Cycling, Cascade Cycling Classic increases field size, Independent Fabrication/Kempner Women's cycling team
Wednesday, May 17
First Edition Cycling News - Giro stage 10 wrap, Post-stage comments, Rebellin questionable, Baranowski & McGee out, Saunier Duval looks forward, CSC surprises itself in Catalunya, Liquigas for Skoda Tour, Landbouwkrediet-Colnago for Circuit de Lorraine, 7-Eleven reunites for Parkinson's, Amateur event adds to Philly Triple Crown, Bracken sets new record for Ras starts
Latest Cycling News - "Easy" day for CSC, Broken rib for Rebellin, Rogers at the dentist; Ullrich happy to be "safe and sound", Boonen back in Tour of Belgium, Valverde voted best sportsman in his region, Kelly and Beutler to ride for Aaron's at Triple Crown, Australian BMX World's team named, Dutch journalists' championships in Boekel
Thursday, May 18
First Edition Cycling News - Rest day 2 wrap up, Ivan Basso: Domani sera in Pontedera, Liberty recons the TT, Horrach aiming at final week, Michaelsen crashes in Spain, Gerolsteiner joys and woes and rumours, Rochelle Gilmore guest for Advil-ChapStick
Latest Cycling News - Gonchar to Pollack to Gonchar, Giro diary watch: Rest day in the bus, "Hasi's" happy day, Symmetrics to Ireland, New Zealand's first indoor velodrome, Bike Chicks - Come and Try Cycling, Bike The Drive in Chicago
Friday, May 19
First Edition Cycling News - Stage 11 wrap-up: Ullrich stretches his legs, Scott Sunderland's Giro diary, Caruso loses nine minutes, Rich looking forward to "his race", Brandt can start training again, Landbouwkrediet-Colnago injury update
MTB news & racing round-up - World Champion is as World Champion does, NORBA schedule, 12 Hours of Addison Oaks, Global MTB racing, Scott Scale review, Sunshine Series, Yeti 'Tribe' gathering, IMBA conference, Litespeed backs womens 24hr team, Kona named Whistler's official bike, Geoff Kabush diary, Chris Davidson diary
Latest Cycling News - Ullrich gains morale, Rogers impressed, Rasmussen out, Don't criticise the hotel?, An interview with Stuart O'Grady, Gunnewijk breaks collarbone, TEAm Lipton for Montreal, UPS Freight Corporate Challenge for CapTech Classic
Saturday, May 20
First Edition Cycling News - Stage 12 wrap-up: Horrach finally scores for Caisse d'Epargne, Unlucky day for Saunier Duval, "Ask before you write," warns Basso, Just how far in front was Ullrich?, Erviti ready to suffer, Gasparotto makes comeback, UCI wins legal battle against Voet, Skil-Shimano signs Floris Goesinnen, Entry date set for Mont 24 hour
Sunday, May 21
First Edition Cycling News - Stage 13 wrap-up, Cunego concedes defeat, Serrano out, No broken bones for Gonchar, Rogers out with infected tooth, Wüst sees Ullrich as Tour favourite, Pérez's GC chances limited, MTB World Cup preview, Cheula: "It's cool" to win the Peace Race, Big battle in store for FBD Insurance Rás, Otxoa crash driver sentenced, Webcor-Platinum for Montreal
Monday, May 22
First Edition Cycling News - Stage 14 wrap-up, Pérez disappointed, Strano exit for Rujano, Scheirlinckx crashes out, Scott Sunderland's Giro, Plan de Corones plagued by bad weather, Meirhaeghe makes waves in Spa, Ciarán comes back in Ras
Latest Cycling News - Savoldelli improving, Valverde still tops ProTour rankings, CSC happy in Catalunya, Hoste to Davitamon, Boogerd stays with Rabobank, Hondo still in limbo, Konica Minolta satisfied with Japan
Tuesday, May 23
First Edition Cycling News - Giro stage 15 wrap-up, Basso: "I'm not interested in football", Luis Felipe Laverde, Home roads for Saunier Duval, Italian journalist killed, TIAA-CREF, Tour of Utah, Doctor Armstrong, Mirabella honoured, Colavita/Cooking Light, Team Biovail,Westside Cycling Classic
Latest Cycling News - Let the Dolomites begin, Bettini v. Pollack v. Förster v. Lampre, Boonen returns, Indurain: Valverde needs to improve to win Tour, An interview with Udo Bölts, Peace Race wants Pro Tour status
Cycling News flash - Saiz arrested on doping charges
Wednesday, May 24
First Edition Cycling News - Giro stage 16 wrap-up, Scott Sunderland's Giro diary, Spanish federation denies involvement in Saiz arrest, Water-carriers battle, Baby Giro returns, Escobar in doubt, Cheula's self-confidence, Barloworld, Landbouwkrediet-Colnago, AG2R Prévoyance, Australia for junior world's, Freedman retires, Changes to UK Premier Calendar
Latest Cycling News - Spanish cycling speaks out over Saiz, Ivan enjoys winning in pink, Hondo's ban reinstated, Phonak recons the Pyrenees, Vinokourov doesn't recon the Pyrenees, New riders for Chocolade Jacques and Davitamon-Lotto, Russell Downing in the footsteps of Basso, Di Luca and Baguet, Team Biovail for Montreal
Cycling News Flash - Foul weather sees shortened Giro stage
Thursday, May 25
First Edition Cycling News - Stage 17 wrap-up, Saiz released, Breschel comes back, Hondo - the never-ending story, Knee problems for De Weert, Reading gets UCI nod to complete Triple Crown, Lyne Bessette retires, Book review: Quäl Dich, Du Sau!
Latest Cycling News - Basso supports decision to shorten stage, Giro diary watch: Fans, money, surviving..., Hondo doesn't start, Lyne Bessette retires, Two national road titles on offer in UK, Macedon Ranges teams classic
Cycling News Flash - Liberty Seguros terminate contract
Friday, May 26
First Edition Cycling News - Stage 18 wrap-up, Post stage quotes, Ullrich and Basso deny involvement with Fuentes, The UCI responds to the Spanish affair, Spanish federation president wants it to end, Hondo thanks Lamonta, New Zealand Junior World's road team
MTB news & racing round-up - World Cup #2 wrap-up, Gripped films to make Eatough feature film, Meirhaeghe makes waves in Spa, Entry date set for Mont 24 hour, Rocky Mountain Marathon Endurance Series, Global MTB racing round-up, X-Fusion adds additional cash to U.S. Nats, On test: Lake MXZ301 Winter MTB shoes
Latest Cycling News - Saiz' team to continue racing, Zabel, Holczer and Wüst comment, Ludewig: concentrating on the Giro, No mistakes for Tom in Belgium, Montreal World Cup gears up, Dublin or Meath for the team prize in FBD Ras?
Saturday, May 27
First Edition Cycling News - Stage 19 wrap-up: A gift for Garate, Basso a dad again, Ullrich abandons, Schumacher looking towards la classifica, Michele Ferrari absolved of all charges by Italian appeals court, MTB World Cup preview: Wet, but not as wild in Scotland
Sunday, May 28
First Edition Cycling News - Stage 20 wrap-up, Cunego's post-Giro program, Fuentes released on bail, Sastre extends with CSC, Mount-Mégantic returns for Tour de Beauce
Monday, May 29
First Edition Cycling News - Stage 21 wrap-up, Basso credits his team, I.B., The Extra Terrestrial?, Bad Vibes between Basso and Simoni mar Giro finale, Scott Sunderland's giro diary, Tough finish for Milram, Unzue expresses satisfaction
Latest Cycling News - Ullrich: "A very good Giro", ProTour rankings: Basso moves up, Phonak's fate, Jaksche unsure as to future, Klöden has a "good feeling", Leukemans out for several weeks, New president for Cycling NZ, Top women's sprinters at CSC Invitational, Landbouwkrediet-Colnago for Tour du Luxembourg
Tuesday, May 30
First Edition Cycling News - The UCI speaks on Spanish cycling, Riis believes in Basso, Italian federation to investigate Simoni claim, Giro bodes well for Phonak, Garzelli & Backstedt return, Spiuk-Extremadura, Mt Hood Classic, Forest City Velodrome
Latest Cycling News - Manzano statements pivotal to latest scandal, Sevilla admits to visiting the lab, Basso returns home as Giro victor, Basso does two post-Giro crits, T-Mobile not underestimating competition in Luxembourg, Acqua & Sapone confident in Spain, Australia MTB series dates announced
Wednesday, May 31
First Edition Cycling News - Ullrich: 2006 Tour will be as hard as ever, Spanish federation rebuffs criticism, Phonak issues statement, Sáiz's team to ride Euskal Bizikleta in white, Dean battles injury to aim for the Tour, Health Net riders on the mend
Latest Cycling News - ASO to withdraw Würth's TdF invite?, All T-Mobile riders must deny involvement, Liberty Seguros offline, UCI lawyer asks for Armstrong to be cleared, Phonak for Schwarzwald & Gippingen, Wiesenhof-Akud for upcoming races, Lampre to Memorial Pantani, South African nationals start tomorrow, Pakistan MTB race to help earthquake victims