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Monday, December 1
First Edition Cycling News - Bettini back with Team Fuji-Servetto, Gieten Superprestige winner triumphs despite crash, Sastre draws Gomez Marchante to Cervélo, Cavendish injures self with "Wii" game, Bruno-Roy & Driscoll win in Bay State, Ceramica Flaminia - Bossini Docce holding team camp, Fuji-Servetto signs clothing sponsor, "Henninger Turm" to be held in 2009, Now online: 2008 Cyclingnews reader poll
Latest Cycling News - Saxo Bank - IT Factory sponsor declares bankruptcy, Armstrong's anti-doping testing program pending, Sella's one year-ban upheld, Acqua & Sapone to merge with Fuji-Servetto?, Tour de France goes Belgian?, CERA's shadow casts doubt, Vuelta a Valenciana loses sponsor, French wins legal suit, Cyclingnews reader poll online
Tuesday, December 2
Cycling News Flash - Armstrong plans to race the Tour
First Edition Cycling News - Leogrande gets two years, Astana trains in Tenerife, Hoy 'VIP freight' in Bangkok, Katusha adds another, Manibal appointed to CCA Board, Malaysian national team looking to Langkawi, Oregon Pro Cycling Classic returns, Davison to ride in Tasmania, Cyclingnews reader poll online
Latest Cycling News - Armstrong surfs with Astana, Ullrich says no comeback, Gilbert aims for more one-day wins, Zanini accepts Fuji-Servetto directeur role, Rock Racing manages negative attention in Leogrande aftermath, De Bonis to Diquigiovanni, Albert on the rollers, Bastianelli appeals suspension, Cyclingnews reader poll online
Wednesday, December 3
MTB News & Racing Round-up - NUE Series set for fourth season, Davison's breakthrough season, 2009 Canadian calendar set, O'Shea takes step toward Olympic dream, Couple wins Aussie downhill double, Moseley to Trek, Rotorua declines to bid for marathon worlds, Man dies in New Zealand race, Costa Rica to host pre-Pan-Am race, Trips for Kids partying at "Brews, Bikes and Bucks", Twenty four hours Sydney registration opens
First Edition Cycling News - Team Columbia meets in Mallorca, Beginning of battle for Riis, Renshaw to make mark at Columbia, Zanini hopes Bettini will follow, Basso chooses mountains over surfing, Sella unsatisfied despite shortened ban, Racing changes for Tour of California, Down Under debutantes announce lineups, Hammer headlines Hawk Relay, Cyclingnews reader poll online
Latest Cycling News - Zabel zooms in for Cavendish, Armstrong and Contador ride separate paths towards Tour, Cops stop "topless" Horner, Gripper visits Columbia for anti-doping update, Sinkewitz will lead PSK Whirlpool-Author, Olympic gold medalist Carrigan retires, The biggest moments of 2008: Ten-to-six, Van Bon continues his voyage with Marco Polo, List of Professional Continental teams for 2009, USA Cycling cyclo-cross National Calendar standings, Hire a professional at the California BikeFest, Now online: 2008 Cyclingnews reader poll
Cyclo-cross News & Racing Round-up - Vervecken claims record, Compton back on track, Breakthrough for Vantornout, Nys tops UCI rankings, Albert back on the bike, Sunweb-Projob roster changes, Hong Kong race canceled, US World Cup in doubt, Page goes Blue, Trebon, Gould lead US rankings, MAC winds up in Reston, Upcoming UCI races
Thursday, December 4
First Edition Cycling News - Horner unites with Armstrong despite past differences, Austrian Federation to take legal action against Kohl, 2009 Vuelta a España route not decided, Pellizotti to face Giro & Tour, Danielson looks forward to "good pressure", Italian stars ride Pedalata con i Campioni, US 'cross nationals course & registration, Euskaltel-Euskadi duo visits wind tunnel, Tour of Bright, Now online: 2008 Cyclingnews reader poll
Latest Cycling News - The biggest moments of 2008: Five-to-one, BMC "honoured" to receive Pro Continental license, Belgian awards to Gilbert and Bruyneel, Six Day rider Slippens retires, 2009 UK Road and Circuit race calendars revealed, British Stars out in force at Revolution 22, Midwest Cycling Series takes shape, Now online: 2008 Cyclingnews reader poll
Cycling News Flash - Tour of California details 2009 route
Friday, December 5
First Edition Cycling News - Armstrong: Contador is the best, Astana meet the press, Vinokourov returns to racing, Tour of California organisers excited, Rabobank names TDU squad, Koji Fukushima retires, Furlan to Lampre-NGC, Ride with Robbie McEwen at Revolution 4, Your opinion required! Fill in 2008 Cyclingnews reader poll and WIN!
Latest Cycling News - Armstrong considers Tour of Ireland, Astana's super-domestiques content, No mountain bike race for Vino, Milram sponsor confirms for 2009, Pound criticises cycling's anti-doping efforts, Vuelta a Valencia in danger, Clerc latest addition to AG2R La Mondiale, High stakes for USGP of cyclo-cross finale, Bartko out of Cali World Up, Singapore hand sling, Now online: 2008 Cyclingnews reader poll, Bike raising for Namibia
Saturday, December 6
First Edition Cycling News - Rast on life with Armstrong, Laura van Gilder signs with Juice Plus, Nys looks to consolidate World Cup lead, Backstedt back to basics, Xacobeo Galicia rides Camino de Santiago, Sánchez has a plan for 2009, Colavita/Sutter Home Women's Team signs powerhouse sprinters, Rabobank's Stamsnijder breaks ankle, Former Belgian pro dies at age 80, Beijing medallists clash in BikeNZ National Series in Christchurch, Now online: 2008 Cyclingnews reader poll
Sunday, December 7
First Edition Cycling News - Hincapie keeps sights set on Roubaix, Hoy shifts post-Olympic focus back to training, Astana busy training, US Cup MTB series going forward, Castaño becomes new Spanish cycling federation president, Bartko the track specialist, USA Cycling appeals Haywood verdict, Dubnicoff heads south, Now online: 2008 Cyclingnews reader poll
Monday, December 8
First Edition Cycling News - Armstrong climbs Teide, Contador debuts in Italy, Giro visits Milan mid-race, Nash and Johnson win in Portland, Brailsford looks to build on Great Britain's Olympic success, Cancellara Swiss Male Athlete of the Year, IT Factory director turns himself in to police, Now online: 2008 Cyclingnews reader poll
Latest Cycling News - Catlin fills ACE void for Columbia and Garmin, Petacchi rules out Hondo, welcomes Ongarato, Destiny and third Giro calling for Simoni, Reus starts in Australia, Bartko and Zabel: A "Dream Team" in Berlin, Haselbacher back to Austria with Vorarlberg, Steensen learns from hard debut, Cyclingnews reader poll
Tuesday, December 9
First Edition Cycling News - Boonen court date looms, Checking in with Ivan, US Continental teams announced, Suspects arrested in 2005 Neliubin murder, Hong Kong riders to compete in Tasmania, New team for Vos, New Spanish continental team takes shape, Now online: 2008 Cyclingnews reader poll
Latest Cycling News - Boonen also on Ecstasy?, Schleck hearing today, Tour de France rivals team up for Revolution 4, Sastre to receive French medal of youth and sports, Simeoni at Giro presentation, OUCH Sports Medical Center takes over sponsorship for HealthNet, Katusha's first training camp in Italy, Bikes & Gear magazine: The essential 2009 preview guide, Now online: 2008 Cyclingnews reader poll
Wednesday, December 10
MTB News & Racing Round-up - Trek/VW riders' futures in doubt, South African World Cup courses ready, Atherton wins BBC award, US Cup series going forward, Tasmania keeps national program host status, Multivan-Merida signs Van Houts, Cannondale evolves team for 2009, SuperBike champ Bostrom joins Sho-Air, USA Cycling appeals Haywood verdict, Review: Northwave Aerlite SBS
First Edition Cycling News - No case for Schleck to answer, Keisse positive, Olympic sample retesting begins January, Eneco Tour granted licence, Piepoli hearing next week, Johan back where he belongs, Quality field for Aussie Crit Champs, Irish enhance track programme, García-Casarrubios back with Murcia-AMPO, Now online: 2008 Cyclingnews reader poll
Latest Cycling News - A Giro time trial for Armstrong, Evans to race Giro d'Italia, Merckx: Armstrong's return good for cycling and Giro, Dekker's summer of discontent, Keisse said to be positive for cathine, New UCI road race in North America, French teams for Tour Down Under , Cyclingnews reader poll
Thursday, December 11
Cycling News Flash - Dominguez stepping up to ProTour?
MTB News & Racing Round-up - Seven events comprise new elite US national cross country series, Hermida renews with Multivan Merida, Norco Factory Team rides into 2009, Torq team diary, RockShox SID Team not just for racing anymore, 2009 Midwest Fat Tire Championship Series set, Registration opens for Breck Epic and Open MTB Gran Canaria
First Edition Cycling News - US Successful Living merges with Aussie team Virgin Blue, BMC adds five, Bahati stays calm, Bennati confident leading Liquigas, Bisceglia settles with USA Cycling & Ochowicz, Moletta puts troubles behind & signs with Miche, Besson Chaussures - Sojasun signs Casper, Goin' back to Cali, Criticism for Keisse, Schreck retiring, British Championships return to Beverley
Latest Cycling News - Giro visits Merckx's first: Block Haus, Van Goolen targets Giro, Rogers out for two national titles, Le Tour de Langkawi launched, 2010 Tour de France start details announced, Schleck and Riis happy, Madiot responds to Armstrong, Second chance for Pro Conti applicants, bigla announces 2009 line-up, Keisse positive on two substances?
Cyclo-cross News & Racing Round-up - Balmy weather on tap for nats?, Compton looks to tie record, '09 US championship back to Portland?, Johnson's story is a wrap, Van Compernolle earns pro contract, Vantornout extends with Sunweb, Major US 'cross series to add events?, German 'cross champion Urban retiring, Recent Cyclo-cross results
Friday, December 12
First Edition Cycling News - Andy Schleck says 'no' to Giro, focuses on Tour, Sastre targets Giro as first 2009 goal, Page on the hunt for the title, Victory at last, Haussler ready to put difficult year behind him, Team Astana members travel to Kazakhstan, Another broken collarbone for Van Den Broeck
Latest Cycling News - Millar looks ahead to 2009, Di Luca fears Giro adapted for Armstrong, Hansen wants the double, Katusha's on display in Italy, Silence-Lotto, Bouygues for Down Under, Kirchen Luxembourg's male athlete of the year, Albert on the road again, Perutnina Ptuj riders looking for new teams, Meet the pros in San Luis Obispo
Saturday, December 13
First Edition Cycling News - Evans still working on pre-Tour programme, Dolce & Gabbana designed maglia rosa, Landis joins Ouch for a second camp, A conversation with Bob Stapleton, Basque says no to Vuelta, Pucinskaite ready to lead, USAC announces 2009 Nationals schedule, Figures show unprecedented British Cycling growth, New role for Nothstein
Cycling News Flash - Giro d'Italia celebrates 100 years with bella route
Sunday, December 14
First Edition Cycling News - Home-grown reactions to Giro route, Garmin's Vaughters looks for second pink jersey, Bruno Roy regains lost jersey, Shimano joins the 24 hours of Le Mans, Slovenian champion goes Japanese, expects debut in Malaysia, Rujano in search for third Vuelta al Táchira, Tigros will satiate Liquigas
Monday, December 15
First Edition Cycling News - Armstrong, Astana not unhappy with Giro route, Simoni to take initiative in 2009 Giro, A Giro for Bruseghin, Hoy named BBC Sports Personality of the Year, Contador and Sastre play football for good cause, US Track talents storm Europe, Bru ends career, Team Toshiba on top, Kevin Van Impe crashes at training camp, Now online: 2008 Cyclingnews reader poll
Latest Cycling News - German TV must broadcast Tour says EBU chief, Savio aims Diquigiovanni for early maglia rosa, Sánchez hopes for strong season start, US National cyclo-cross championships decided in bitter cold, Nys Belgian male athlete of the year, Wegmann still disappointed, Ciolek from snow to sun, Hoy versus Hamilton cancelled, Webcor/Alto Velo expands, Now online: 2008 Cyclingnews reader poll closing soon!
Tuesday, December 16
First Edition Cycling News - Another Tour champ for Tour Down Under, Rock Racing to remain, but feeling the pinch, Florence 2013 bid launched, V Australia/Virgin Blue target Aussie titles, White reflects on stellar '08, Albert may return in 2008, Xacobeo-Galicia faces storm en route to Santiago, Now online: 2008 Cyclingnews reader poll closing soon!
Cycling News Flash - Johan Museeuw receives suspended jail sentence and fine
Wednesday, December 17
First Edition Cycling News - Petacchi requires strong team for diverse Giro, Clarke follows Dominguez to Fuji-Servetto, Schumacher, Holczer in court, UCI decides on ProTour details, Haussler, Marchante sign with Cervélo TestTeam, Spanish teams confirmed for Tour Down Under, Kirsipuu returns to racing, Milram's van Gerwen "family affair"
Cycling News Flash - Vuelta 2009: Easy start, tough ending
Thursday, December 18
Cyclo-cross News & Racing Round-up - Trebon triumphs in Kansas City, Compton takes number five, Gould to make Euro debut, Nys extends GvA lead, Pauwels takes first elite win, US championship to stay in December - for now, Punch-ups mar US championships, Tsujiura takes seventh title, Tight collegiate racing ends in tie-breaker, Recent Cyclo-cross results
First Edition Cycling News - Tinkov breaks with Katusha, Contador leaves door open for Vuelta participation, Vaughters: Armstrong's explosiveness important for Giro success, Saxo Bank continues with Damsgaard, Lotto wants Evans in Giro, German group calls for eliminating B samples, De Groot breaks collarbone, Cross-training with the pro, Vilajosana recognized, British cycling's funding nearly doubles, World Bicycle Relief campaign
MTB News & Racing Round-up - Fuglsang switches sides, Kenda team set for next year, National Champ Jongewaard outclasses Olympians, Mazda bids farewell, Rennie says goodbye to Santa Cruz Syndicate, New bike fest to accompany World MTB Conference, Giant Italia looking to 2009, Vuelta a Ecuador
Cycling News Flash - Two-year ban requested for Piepoli
Friday, December 19
First Edition Cycling News - Eight ProTour teams for Tour of California, The Ronde returns to its roots, New sponsorship could shrink Philly week, Roberts stays in Germany, Cooke's Vision taking shape, Mauri to lead Andorra-Grandvalira, 20th Bay Classic launched, Training camps on Cyclingnews, Last chance to take the 2008 Cyclingnews reader poll!
Saturday, December 20
First Edition Cycling News - Kohl, Dueñas no-show at doping hearing, Tinkov brewing over exit from cycling, Benfica to stop, Giro faces dilemma over classic stage, Gianetti wants Tour of California spot, Rojas ready for Tour Down Under, Kiryienka to Caisse d'Epargne, Sinkewitz denies naming names, Schumacher goes ahead with AFLD lawsuit, Elk Haus for 2009, Gilmore prepares for World Cup, Milram donates to charity, Cycling Ireland seeks new performance director, Pennsylvania native wins Cyclingnews' end-of-season sweepstakes, Polls closing now! Last chance to take the 2008 Cyclingnews reader poll!
Sunday, December 21
MTB News & Racing Round-up - Fontana plans next year with Cannondale, New Sunshine Cup course set, World Cup downhill champion races enduro, Milatz renews with Multivan Merida, GT Bicycles unveils Fastest Trophy series, Mountain bike museum opens in North Carolina, Luna racers to BC Bike, New Zealand gets supported stage race, Scottish events & GimondiBike for 2009
First Edition Cycling News - Promising American cyclo-crossers head to Europe, Jaksche racing for one euro salary, Armstrong to Circuit de la Sarthe-Pays de la Loire, Rujano with new team, UCI clarifies Duarte's status, 2009 Vuelta al Táchira presented, Two in a row for Brownie, Danish pursuiters, Vos & Velo Girls honoured, Vacansoleil signs Löwik & Carrara
Monday, December 22
Cycling News Flash - UCI formally requests doubling of Vinokourov ban
First Edition Cycling News - American women excel in French round of cyclo-cross World Cup, Hoy to be knighted, No Circuit de la Sarthe for Armstrong, Deignan motivated by team change, New Tour of Qatar added to women's calendar, Schumacher determined to return, Klöden plays by the rules, Zaballa back to cyclo-cross preparation
Tuesday, December 23
First Edition Cycling News - Rabobank changes tack in '09, Fraser new Team Type 1 director, Clarke excited by Down Under start, Chicago adjusts Olympic bid, cycling venues, Italian teams for Tour Down Under, Euskaltel aids in kids' camp, CSF Group-Navigare holds team camp, British Cycling helps members, Specialized teams up with London-Paris, New videos from USGP Portland
Wednesday, December 24
MTB News & Racing Round-up - UCI gives thumbs-up for Pietermaritzburg, Alvarez Gutierrez signs extended contract with Giant Italia, Vallnord World Cup makes course modifications, Pendrel named Canadian Cyclist of the year, One month until Australian nationals, USA Cycling names clubs of the year, Alpine winter downhill series returns to Innerleithen
First Edition Cycling News - Katusha presented on home soil, Bartoli returning in 2009?, Roche settles in at AG2R - La Mondiale, Riders demand 'valued' jersey, Cooke to lead UniSA-Australia, Perez and Curuchet take award, Sydney gets New Year carnivals
Thursday, December 25
First Edition Cycling News - Piepoli admits mistake, Pozzato gets early start in Moscow, Sastre's yellow jersey auctioned for 15,000 euro, Armstrong to be father for fourth time, UCI awards three Professional Continental Team licenses, Murcia-Contentpolis AMPO relieved by UCI registration, World Cup kicks off holiday 'cross-fest, Drapac Porsche to race Trust House Cycle Classic, New women's UCI race for New Zealand
Friday, December 26
First Edition Cycling News - 'Sweet baby Jesus' on form for Armstrong, Contador, Richard England: A new lease on life, Gould reflects on European 'cross debut, USA names 'cross worlds team, US 'cross titles to be decided in Bend, Oregon, Battenkill adds AMD as sponsor, Tuft & Pendrel Canadian Cyclists of the year, Reader Poll - Results out soon!
Saturday, December 27
First Edition Cycling News - Tactics turn the tide for Al in Zolder, Compton faces tough competition, The peloton's 'best of 2008', Driscoll makes headway in elite ranks, Trebon blows motor on Zolder F1 track, McDonald finds his Euro' feet, Cervélo adds three, Bamberger joins Touchstone
Sunday, December 28
First Edition Cycling News - Page missed post-race doping control, Bileka resigned due to positive EPO control, Tibco headed to Europe in 2010, Corbett back from retirement with Tibco, The peloton's 'best of 2008' (part 2), Riccò to become father in June, Quick Step and Milram confirm Tour Down Under rosters, Aeronautica Militare-Amica Chips signs Kwiatkowski
Monday, December 29
First Edition Cycling News - Worried Page back racing, Boom giving all for second title, Summerhill suffers in Diegem's cold, Jayco Bay Cycling Classic set to Rock, Rodriguez sets goals for 2009 season, ISD continues push for Giro entry
Tuesday, December 30
First Edition Cycling News - O'Grady to lead Saxo Bank at Tour Down Under, Nys calls for Belgians to unite against Boom, Rolf Aldag: German Shepard, Powers cracks Europe's top ten, Americans bloodied at start in Middelkerke, Page awaits verdict, California Giant Berry/Specialized announces '09 team, USA Cycling announces scholarships, Burkina Faso elects new federation president, Cyclingnews Reader poll - Best 'cross racers
Wednesday, December 31
First Edition Cycling News - Scotsman gets New Years Knighthood, Cunego sides with Simoni in Armstrong-Basso Giro battle, Cooke rocks on with Vacansoleil, Hansen takes the plunge, Kessiakoff joins road squad, Robbins wants Olympic ride, Cyclingnews reader poll: Best mountain bike racers

Cyclo-cross News & Racing Round-up - Boom's birthday ends in stitches, Al credits 'cross success to lighter mountain bike season, Cool change receives mixed reactions, Powers runs at the front again, Lloyd makes American top-10 trio, Summerhill's chances come crashing down in Loenhout, Euro 'cross camp VI diary, Cyclingnews Reader Poll: Best 'cross racers