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Tuesday, April 1
Special Edition Cycling News - Édition Avril Imbécile - New TTT format for Tour de France?, "Mystic Manchester" leads to medal enquiry , New 'cross world cup event, UCI imposes limit on team names, Judge Sheindlin to decide Landis' fate, Tech test: Carbon fiber performance for everyone?
First Edition Cycling News - Petacchi unsure about Gent-Wevelgem, Steegmans appeals to sticky spectators, No pressure for Hoste, Gilbert: Getting sick is the biggest danger, Teams announce Driedaagse de Panne rosters, Colavita/Sutter Home roster for Redlands, Grafton-Inverell gets McDonald's backing, Taylor awarded Amy Gillett scholarship, Bennett, Kintner claim American BMX crowns
Latest Cycling News - Flanders form tuner, Klöden won't defend Sarthe title, German equals Anquetil, Settimana Lombarda presented, GP Portugal a roller coaster, San Dimas ends with surprise, Armstrong well in Italy, Miche Silver Cross to tackle Lombarda
Wednesday, April 2
First Edition Cycling News - Di Luca's judgment day, Paolini wants to send signal, Friedman has Backstedt's back, Ballan ready for second step towards record, No rest for Eisel, Bad breaks for Rabobank, Valverde, Pereiro to lead at GP Indurain
Latest Cycling News - Boonen trains for Ronde, McEwen enjoys Flanders, De Panne crashes, No 'Samueldependence' at Euskaltel, CSC team doctor gives doping opinion, Vandenbroucke to testify, Epic's hottest day ever, CSC reflects on good month, Caisse and Barloworld for Flanders, Broom wagon forgets rider in E3 Prijs, Tour de Perth to start
Thursday, April 3
First Edition Cycling News - ASO Spring Classic returns to UCI Calendar, ASO refutes UCI's claims, Nowhere to go for Australian sprinter, Liquigas protects Quinziato, Tinkoff racer aims for Roubaix's velodrome, Another jersey for "Gaspa", Euskaltel-Euskadi reconnoiters in Basque, Cannondale Vredestein prove tyre-less as Cape Epic GC leaders, Two American stage races cancel
Latest Cycling News - CPA consider legal action against Tour de France, Back on track: The other Bradley dreams of Olympic gold, Petacchi decision still pending, Cavendish recovers from "dog days", De Panne crash series continued, Milan Sixday back with Basso, Vandenbroucke "inactive" in light of court hearing, Men's racing at Nature Valley by invitation only, Cincinnati 'cross race improves status
Friday, April 4
First Edition Cycling News - Flying Dutchman surprises in De Panne, Quick Step retools for the Ronde, Slipstream on target, Cobbles and Bergs for World Cup's next stop, Another shot for glory for Hincapie, Pound's bid for CAS seat fails, VDB denies cocaine charges, Tour of Britain gains a day, KBS ready for Redlands defense, Lancaster lives on
Latest Cycling News - Beer, chips and mayonnaise and the Ronde, McEwen's De Panne conclusions, GP Indurain opens 'Basque week', Burghardt returns to racing, Astana welcome in Austria, Equipe Nürnberger for the weekend, Moreno optimistic after season debut, 2nd Tour of Ulster coming up, Tension builds at Cape Epic
Saturday, April 5
MTB News & Racing Round-up - Cape Epic day in the life, NMBS #2 heads to blooming desert, Madrid preps for World Cup, Fisher rolls out 29er crew, Pokoj joins Felt, USAC offers U23 incentives, Irish Olympian almost selected, Filmakers to Greenbriar, Determination sees Kempson through, UCI appoints Ball, Swisspower Cup to Winterthur, MASS kicks off with unique team relay, Virginia DeRailer Series
First Edition Cycling News - Ronde weather to select true Flandriens, Melchers returns to Flanders, Flecha trusts victory will come, Cape Epic leaders survive together, Defending champ out of País Vasco, Moreno optimistic after debut, Elías to start at GP Induráin, France names Olympic track squad, Bajadali: Putting things into focus, Two new US stage races announced
Sunday, April 6
Ronde van Vlaanderen Cycling News - Ballan plots Ronde defence, CSC troops rally behind Cancellara, Hoste not keen to be next Poulidor, O'Grady in support role, Greipel roped into Ronde
Monday, April 7
First Edition Cycling News - Ronde winner a Tour contender?, Rabo couldn't have done better, Early crash compromised contender's chances, Spaniard key to winner's success, Only broken arrows for this favourite, American features in unlucky break, Sprinter dissatisfied despite strong Ronde performance, ProTour lead unchanged, Dutchwoman takes World Cup lead, Flanders injury report, Bruyneel making best of Astana's situation, Volksbank joins MPCC
Latest Cycling News - Making the grade in Georgia, Kemmelberg keeps kicking, Redlands winners crowned, Aussie in cold Hel, Euskaltel changes for País Vasco, Coupe de France continued, Gerolsteiner and Volksbank for Sarthe, Belda is back, German Mini Flanders decided
Tuesday, April 8
First Edition Cycling News - Boonen: I'm ready for Hell, Confident Spaniard leads in Spain, Judith Arndt: From Flanders to Beijing, Flanders winner to lead Quick Step in Gent-Wevelgem, High Road ready for Gent-Wevelgem without Burghardt, Milram riders get snappy Gent-Wevelgem announcement, Davis Phinney's brain surgery successful, Former RAAM competitor killed in accident, Vázquez wants another Alentejo win, Team to promote Lance Armstrong Foundation
Latest Cycling News - Symmetrics feeling financial pinch, Euskaltel comfortable at home, Sarthe searches new champion, German explains victory, Buendía recovered, Dutchwoman takes revenge in Belgium, Willems Veranda riders unpaid, Plowman Craven RT not happy
Wednesday, April 9
First Edition Cycling News - Trek, LeMond at loggerheads, Russia aiming for '09 ProTour berth, Lucky dip could affect Roubaix outcome, Voeckler back in the picture, Kirchen beats Bettini in Basque country, Van Gerwen not satisfied, Top line-up for Australian series round, Utah calls for team applications, Mazzoleni gets two year ban, Teams for Pino Cerami, Adelaide starts work on World Cup track
Latest Cycling News - Gusev on the road again, Riccò back and building for Giro, Franzoi hopeful of Roubaix return, 'Litu' Gómez is optimistic, Surgery for 2007 Gent-Wevelgem winner, Liège strikes with new climb, Leukemans to hear appeal
Thursday, April 10
First Edition Cycling News - Spaniard makes history, Dekker plays his cards, Weylandt ok, Clerc enjoys the champagne, Flecha's performance unnoticed at home, McEwen without team-mates, Traffic clogs Gent-Wevelgem, Burghardt: Rehab before racing, Slipstream scores first international win, Teutenberg & Arndt to lead High Road at next World Cup, Tour de France modifies route
Latest Cycling News - Programme change for Chavanel, 120 metres of additional cobbles in Roubaix, Haussler erases bad memories, Team line-ups for Paris-Roubaix, Hondo to win again in Turkey?, Estonia's future star to peak for Romandie, Movement in Ullrich investigations, New route for London to Paris Cyclosportive, Metlife Pro-Am Team's sponsorship strengthens, New elite Canadian team sets sights on Continental status, Bike film festival to Portland
Friday, April 11
MTB News & Racing Round-up - Cannondale Vredestein team learns lesson & adopt insurance policy, Words of advice from Cape Epic winners, Gould & Kabush continue NMBS domination, Pan American titles awarded in Venezuela, NMBS Finals to relocate, Dahle Flejså returns to podium, Juarez leads Team around world, iXS European Downhill Cup selects Italian venue, Swisspower Cup round three
First Edition Cycling News - Hell's pavé strike its rhythm, Riders ready for Roubaix rumble: Silence-Lotto, High Road, Caisse d'Epargne, Lampre and Milram name teams, Curse of rainbow jersey continues, Steegmans out of P-R, Double success for High Road, Quick Step warns of fraud, De Goede set to defend World Cup jersey
Latest Cycling News - Paris-Roubaix: Tricky train schedules, again, More team line-ups: AG2R, Tinkoff, Landbouwkrediet, The last step is the hardest for young Dutchman, Thurau junior faces steep learning curve, Seehafer across the pond, US Open put back to 2009, Inaugural Chicago Crit announced
Saturday, April 12
First Edition Cycling News - Boonen and Devolder lead Quick Step to hell, Agritubel "outsiders" captained by Casper, Contador to go it alone, Wide open World Cup heads north, Hayles, Ligthart cleared to compete, 'Dr. Mabuse' receives prison sentence, UCI omits signatures on commitment, Sanz misses 24-hour mark
Sunday, April 13
MTB News & Racing Round-up - Barel starts new downhill team, Epic shopping list impresses, Final Cape Epic diary, Gispert assumes Spanish series lead, Gunn-Rita diary, Kobold Watch / Cannondale team, Steamboat Springs shortens format, Bullrider becomes Anaconda Enduro, Rocky Mountain goes on tour, US 24hr Nationals back to Wisconsin, Record entries for No Fuss series, Seasons to premiere in Boston, NorCal League hosts new race
Paris-Roubaix Cycling News - O'Grady: "We will do our best", Pozzato will take win however it comes, Experience gives Cancellara confidence entering Hell, Knaven keeping an eye on the numbers, Hoj strengthens Nuyens' red guard, The one for Eisel, Lottery decides team car order, Barloworld for Paris-Roubaix
First Edition Cycling News - German squad claim second consecutive victory, Spaniard doubles in País Vasco finale, Hincapie ready for Roubaix win, Klasika Primavera to end Basque week , Nuyens worried about knee, X-rays reveal world champion's injuries, Barack Obama a cycling fan?, Ullrich agreement to be announced Monday?
Monday, April 14
First Edition Cycling News - Belgian picks up much needed victory in Roubaix, Rider graceful in defeat, Italian happy with second Roubaix podium, Unlucky Roubaix for Milram, Valverde building for Ardennes Classics, Rast shows Astana's strength in Turkey, Vittel now Tour's official water
Latest Cycling News - Italian frustrated by Northern campaign, Liquigas' day dashed by crash, Ignatiev's first Paris-Roubaix, Crashes crush Rabobank hopes, Future Paris-Roubaix winner?, Germans close Ullrich investigation, Spanish judge refuses blood transferral, U23 Vuelta a Colombia, German gets first season victory
Tuesday, April 15
First Edition Cycling News - A High Road to Schoten?, Martijn rocks on towards fourth place in Roubaix, Prosecutor claims "Ullrich doped", Nürnberger women planning a big year , U.S. Bicycle Hall of Fame looking for new home, Beijing BMX starts in Madill's backyard
Latest Cycling News - CSC ok with Roubaix, Baldato says 'ciao' to Paris-Roubaix, Hincapie's hopes dashed again, Hoste wasn't good enough, Flecha angry at team for lack of support, German TV to air Tour de France live again, Nys to Landbouwkrediet in 2009, Clearing the road for the Giro
Wednesday, April 16
Cycling News Flash - ProTour team pulls out of Tour de Georgia
First Edition Cycling News - Nys: I'm begging for a fresh challenge, Rock to race Tour de Georgia, Boonen targets Tour, worlds, Barloworld announce Giro selection, Spaniard takes the cheese, Herrero out for one month, Broken rib for Moerenhout, Halfords signs Laws, Colavita/Sutter Home announce Sea Otter roster
Latest Cycling News - Mark Cavendish the first, Bennati back after seven-month stop, Paolo Bettini skips Amstel Gold, Greipel with kidney infection, BMC Racing Team confirms Georgia roster
Thursday, April 17
First Edition Cycling News - Prudhomme happy with Paris-Roubaix outcome, CONI clears Giro champion Di Luca, Cobo targets Tour top 10, Van Houwelingen denies Flecha reports, 2008 Deutschland Tour presented, Langeveld to miss Amstel Gold, Yates' Olympic hopes dashed by past
Latest Cycling News - Boven says goodbye, Cavendish can't stop winning, Simoni and Bettini headline Trentino, No kidney infection for Greipel, Weissinger enjoys racing in Belgium
Friday, April 18
First Edition Cycling News - Amstel heralds Ardennes men's arrival, VDB unemployed again, Ullrich Swiss case set for summer, Azevedo to retire, World hour record holder re-starts, ProTour leader skips Amstel for Georgia, Marco Polo takes on Georgia, Christophe Agnolutto: Finding stability in retirement, Jittery Joe's for Tour de Georgia, Top teams to Air Force Classic
MTB News & Racing Round-up - Cohutta 100 to open NUE series, Sea Otter action starts, Spitz & Kurschat collect German victories, Vogel & Leumann win in Muttenz, Injury sidelining Stander, Pedros under new ownership, Fumic brothers suspended, MTBA 2007-8 schedule, NPS 4X series starting, Llanes benefit auction
Latest Cycling News - New format for the Vuelta?, Cycling reform: Paris meeting concludes, High Road youngsters dominating win list, Xavier Florencio: Ready for Amstel, Flèche and Liège, More team line-ups for the Ardennes Classics, Tinkoff return to Italy for Trentino, Wheel & Sprocket looking for riders for Nature Valley
Saturday, April 19
First Edition Cycling News - Tour de Georgia evolves, UCI announces Olympic track slots, VDB releases autobiography, Haussler steps in for Amstel, Liquigas changes guard, Bennati returns, More 'Oil for Drugs' verdicts, Chadwick gets a reality check, Women's Prestige Series topped by Canadian
MTB News & Racing Round-up - Houffalize opens World Cup cross country season, Niner Bikes pairs with IMBA, Mike & Mary diary, Hessler to race Baja, Plattkill signs Ulmer, Greenbrier important for American juniors, Watch Valley Bike cup starting, Chase the Sun series, Scottish Borders to host festival
Sunday, April 20
First Edition Cycling News - Schumacher feeling the pressure, Rebellin arrives calm for a nervous Amstel Gold, Van Goolen out, Arvesen in Amstel, New ProTour race for Russia, Rock Racing happy with Georgia entry, USADA anti-doping pilot program, Team Type 1 on the hunt for Georgia stages
Monday, April 21
First Edition Cycling News - Amstel winner gains confidence, Lampre names six for Tour, Former winner falls short in Amstel, Garcia Dapena blooms late in Turkey, Astana stymied on Cauberg, Aussie champ Lloyd outrun in Amstel roller-coaster, Volksbank's mixed bag in Italy, Aldag not worried about d'Hont book
Latest Cycling News - The Mur's madness, Freire heads to Ardennes, Rebellin misses out, Team time trial adding twist to Georgia, Pérez ready for Giro, Dekker and Rabobank more or less satisfied, De Goede to defend lead in Flèche, Mapei-Heizomat on winning streak
Tuesday, April 22
First Edition Cycling News - Sprinters' delight in short, flat Georgia opener, Bettini better for Liège, Petacchi with doubts and ambitions, Klöden targetting Romandie, Hondo looking to Giro, Gerolsteiner's Holczer confident, Lance Armstrong finishes Boston Marathon, Northern California women's series announced
Latest Cycling News - Rebellin ready for Ardennes and beyond, Hesjedal building for Giro d'Italia, Sutherland back again, Pfannberger up for Ardennes challenges, Grabsch with knee problems, Knee surgery for Rosseler, Quick Step with minor changes for Flèche, Flèche line-ups, Lampre change for Belgium
Wednesday, April 23
First Edition Cycling News - Evans testing form in Ardennes Classics, Georgia victory despite broken hand, Sanderson showing renewed promise, High Road's hopes rest with young, Leukemans' two-year suspension upheld, USA Crits Speed Week, McCann tops Lincoln GP entries
Latest Cycling News - Gilbert says he can't win, Women's showdown at Mur de Huy, Henderson inches closer, CAS case weighing on Petacchi, Chadwick checks in from Georgia, Jaksche still looking for a team, No place for Boogerd at Rabobank?, Colombia Es Pasión's final prep for National tour
Thursday, April 24
First Edition Cycling News - Luxemburger delivers on the Mur de Huy, Bad crash mars Georgia stage, Schleck tries his hand at Flèche, Lloyd strong in Ardennes, Tragedy at Sea Otter, Simoni to MTB world's?, Gerolsteiner for Liège-Bastogne-Liège, USWCDP partners with JETCycling
Latest Cycling News - New Zealander takes yellow in Georgia, Injured Duggan improving, Schumacher on the up despite Flèche crash, Hesjedal's hopes dashed by puncture, Rabo youngsters show Classics promise, Dutchwoman doubles in Huy, Rasmussen still hoping for come-back, Volunteers needed for Commerce Bank Triple Crown
Friday, April 25
First Edition Cycling News - Basso signs with Liquigas, Liège-Bastogne-Liège preview, Georgia important to Astana, Gerdemann unlikely for Tour, Wegmann disappointed with Flèche Wallonne, Leukemans appeals again, Totschnig shatters collarbone, Caisse d'Epargne for Romandie
MTB News & Racing Round-up - Racers ready for World Cup round two, Bike thieves strike at Houffalize, World's fastest gravity racers converge at Sea Otter, Singlespeeders flock to Rotorua, US Nationals bids sought, Southern California summit, Tragedy at Sea Otter, Simoni contemplates worlds, New SRAM items, Whiskey Off-Road honors Janelle, 24 hours of Vail Lake, NSW & ACT reintroduce dual slalom
Latest Cycling News - Valverde: "I am not favourite number one", Cunego and Menchov in Liège, Zabel and Petacchi out, Slipstream sets up key players in Georgia, Stapleton happy with High Road roll, Toyota-United and BMC satisfied, too, Duggan update, Riders react to Basso signing, Dauphiné parcours and teams announced, New race series to come in 2009?
Saturday, April 26
First Edition Cycling News - CPA President Vasseur wants democracy, Liquigas withdraws from AIGCP, Basso: 'I can win Giro again', Jaksche gives up the fight, Grajales sidelined in Georgia, Boonen caught speeding, USA Crits Series ready to roll, AG2R for Trophée Grimpeurs
Sunday, April 27
First Edition Cycling News - Basso's Tour future uncertain, High Road opts out of Vuelta, New climb in Liège-Bastogne-Liège, Cunego trying to make history, Schleck ready for Liège, Rabobank without clear team leader, Kirchen's Olympic dreams, Canadian champ going strong in Georgia, Bissell gives England the green light, Health Net's daily double
Monday, April 28
First Edition Cycling News - Liège-Bastogne-Liège winner has further objectives, Gerolsteiner come close again, Belgians invisible in Liège finale, Strong ride by Austrian champion, Rodríguez satisfied, Wegmann ready for next step, Petacchi's Giro in doubt
Latest Cycling News - Schleck leaves Ardennes 'satisfied', Cunego suffered, Georgia's dark horse win, Duggan talks recovery, Bruyneel does't want Vinokourov, Astana confirms in Georgia, Cavendish wins in unusual way, Rasmussen and Rabobank can't settle, Vandenbroucke not ready to give up, Photographer seriously injured
Tuesday, April 29
First Edition Cycling News - Mountainous Romandie course offers good Giro preparation, Teams ready for Giro dress rehearsal, Team uninvited for Henninger Turm, Evans stays focused on Tour, Barloworld looking for success, Team Type 1 happy with Georgia, WADA hosts symposium, New track race for Minnesota, Pro bike racing returns to Toronto, Six days of Fort Collins
Latest Cycling News - Valverde to Clásica de Alcobendas, Not enough water for Gerolsteiner's Wegmann, Volksbank looking to improve in Frankfurt, Calvente thanks Contentpolis-Murcia with win, Burghardt planning his comeback, Sulzberger claims Regioni stage win
Wednesday, April 30
First Edition Cycling News - Astana gets Vuelta nod, Vino's Tour stage wins stripped and awarded to others, Two Quick Step riders hit by car, Barloworld finalizes Giro picks, Tour Down Under breaks records, Time to Bern in Swiss World Cup, Nürnberger for the weekend, Swiss Gerolsteiner riders look to Romandie, German teams for Henninger, Boston area's new race
Latest Cycling News - Cavendish heads youngsters in Romandie, Bennati makes a strong comeback, Gerolsteiner proud of its Ardennes, Diquigiovanni-Androni Giocattoli finalises Giro picks, Menchov to lead Rabobank in Giro, Switzerland names first Olympic picks, CSF Group pleased with April