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Friday, February 1
First Edition Cycling News - Backstedt holds onto Roubaix hopes despite broken collarbone, Sutton & Millar rue misfortune, Speedy Riccň goes too fast, Wiggins on father's death, Ex-trainer compliments Klöden, Three favorites to Mallorca, Troncoso aspires to Langkawi win, Portuguese federation president worries about Spanish cyclists, Giling to Collstrop, Tour de Nez changes, Tom Danielson 2008 Junior Series
Latest Cycling News - New Astana launched in Albuquerque, An interview with Johan Bruyneel, Fresh start for Team High Road, Qatar applies for Tour prologue, Van Avermaet still learning, Another year for Goubert, Petacchi regrets cancellation of Niedersachsen RF, World's View Challenge gets underway, Tour of South Africa cancelled
Saturday, February 2
MTB News & Racing Round-up - Pros prepare in Israel, Kona Team shifts focus, Hermida switches season, Atkinson scores silver behind Rennie, Fort William to see a new kind of event, TransAlp 2008 unveiled, Trail Tune-Up grants awarded, MMBA kids' bikes stolen, F1RST to premiere at Sea Otter, Costa Rica boasts second stage race, Government to honor Fort Lewis Collegiate Team
Cycling News Flash - Some ProTour teams without 2008 Giro d'Italia invititations
First Edition Cycling News - Cunego responds to disqualification threat, Tinkoff manager gives thumbs up, Reactions mixed to Giro invitations, Euskaltel - Euskadi preparing for Giro, Monte Paschi Eroica moves to spring, La Française des Jeux presents team, London Olympic organizers to find different MTB course, IF backs two teams, Tour of California adds women's crit
Sunday, February 3
First Edition Cycling News - Boonen conquers the desert, Johan Bruyneel; always looking forward, Bäckstedt comfortable after shoulder operation, Bates and Kersten to miss Aus Track Nats, Marco Polo for Langkawi, Diquigiovanni-Androni pleased with Giro invitation, Evans, Menchov and Petacchi in Andalucia, Page signs with Pezula, Chiapucci to race Titan Desert MTB Race, Jalabert is optimistic with cycling
Monday February 4
First Edition Cycling News - Giro invites ripple through ProTour, Lotto looks to continue, Grivko's two near misses in Africa, Rojas ready to bloom, Extremadura rebounds from sponsor loss, Van Heeswijk claims Rabo team knew, Pound nominated to CAS
Latest Cycling News - LPR Brakes off and running, Hunter gains with Barloworld, High Road opens training camp, Jufré looks forward, Burghardt looks back, Wrolich travels the world
Tuesday, February 5
First Edition Cycling News - Astana reacts to Giro decision, Pinotti dreaming of Giro start, Meares returns to the bike, Duclos-Lassalle opens palmarčs, Koppenberg back in Ronde van Vlaanderen, Claudio Corti : Father and son reunion, Elk Haus opens season in France, Women's Prestige gets new finale, MTN sponsors Giro del Capo
Latest Cycling News - High Road now USA-based, Corti denies Basso dealings, Ballan requests CONI hearing, Parra back home, Swiss cycling in financial troubles, Tour riders still waiting for prize money, Haselbacher not happy with Giro, Vannoppen convicted
Wednesday, February 6
First Edition Cycling News - 43rd Tirreno-Adriatico route announced, Cycle-Collstrop start season at Bessčges, Paris-Nice to name teams, Sulzberger joins LeTua, Langkawi not bothered about ProTour, Women's Omloop Het Volk popular with teams, Vandenbroucke tries again, ProTour council adds four, Redlands gets new stage in Beaumont, Grandview date announced
Latest Cycling News - Garzelli hopes for Giro, Bettini in form, Italians for GP Etruschi, Laigueglia teams, Milram in South Africa, Redondo and Ventoso to lead Andalucía-Cajasur, Leukemans appeal to be heard
MTB News & Racing Round-up - The American road to the big show, Australian champions back up wins, Colorado Epic postponed, London Olympic organizers told to seek another course, Federau chases Olympic dream, IF backs team, Käss sees early season setback, Brodie signs Brass, Wanted: Junior downhillers from British Columbia, Costa Rica race features volcanoes, AY-Up Dusk to Dawn postponed, Klunkerz travels with stars, Coronet Peak season wrap-up
Thursday, February 7
First Edition Cycling News - Indurain shares impressions in Australia, Ballan clarifies position to CONI, McQuaid calls out problems with Grand Tour invitations, Bretagne Armor-Lux hopes for Tour start, Bäckstedt back training, PSK Whirlpool in Mallorca, Fleeman finds team, Alfred sanctioned for life, Johnson for Geoff Thomas Challenge, Record funds raised for diabetes research, Team HPC goes national
Latest Cycling News - Klöden worried about racing schedule, Teams to meet with Grand Tour bosses, Zomegnan responds to McQuaid, Petacchi to debut in Donoratico, Tour de Langkawi an open contest, Team Type 1 announces Langkawi roster, Deutschland Tour to start in Austria, 'Marathon man' Boogerd, Hincapie Barkley development team launched, Sequoia Cycling Classic needs host families
Friday, February 8
First Edition Cycling News - Riders wanted for Pro Conti team, Quinziato doubles up, US closer to anti-doping treaty, Bayley and Perkins in 'family feud', German cycling's dismal state, Unemployed riders sue Relax-GAM, Alarcón out of Mallorca, Caisse d'Epargne, Quick Step for Mallorca, Trek-Marco Polo names Langkawi squad, Mills joins KBS
Latest Cycling News - Operación Puerto case re-opened?, Loddo wants victory in Langkawi, Olympic road race "for climbers", Vanhuffel and Suray hit the pavement, Barloworld happy after Intaka Challenge, Italian teams to GP Costa degli Etruschi, Hiekmann retires
Saturday, February 9
First Edition Cycling News - Gerrans: Crédit Agricole can win Langkawi, Teams oppose boycott, UCI wants Rasmussen punished, WADA hopes Puerto case is re-opened, Baden Cooke: Finding the power, Gerolsteiner for Mallorca Challenge, Uran gets surgery, Australian team for Copenhagen
Sunday, February 10
First Edition Cycling News - Langkawi stage winner nets biggest career victory, Familiar winner at Italian season opener, Tending to cycling's emergencies, Two riders claim three golds each at Australian Nationals, Some Tour de France prize moneys to be paid, Tour & Vuelta organizers in talks, Drapac's Docker chases Langkawi points, Team CSC training in California, Meet the stars at pre-Tour of California benefit
Monday, February 11
First Edition Cycling News - Brothers in arm warmers, Whoops - crashing in front of the coach spurs on teenagers, McCulloch wins keirin after Meares disqualified, Contador & Pereiro to Comunitat Valencia, Martínez injured in Mallorca, Feillu recovering, Mended Haymen to California, New Zealand trio to chase Olympic opportunity, Caisse D'Epargne for Mediterranean Tour, Godfrey joins Team Inferno Pro
Latest Cycling News - Di Luca returns in Reggio Calabria, A surprise Mallorca sprinters, Etruschi causalities okay, Lampre concludes its training camp, CSC training camp good and bad, Hondo optimistic, Amy Gillett Foundation announces scholarship details
Tuesday, February 12
First Edition Cycling News - Asian cycling strengthening, Silence-Lotto presented, First pro victory for Trofimov, Gilbert: on time, Nys weighing up his options, High Road for New Zealand, Txurruka leaves Challenge de Mallorca, Livingstone plans to transform London, High Road supports Right To Play
Latest Cycling News - Di Luca's sprint debut, Brown takes first, UCI names 15 "wild cards" teams, CPA wants best riders to compete, Reus recovering and training, Roelandts: (missed) doping control, Petacchi calls on experts, Klöden sick again, White jerseys for High Road
Wednesday, February 13
First Edition Cycling News - Hondo makes successful return, Sprick boosted by Langkawi win and French sponsors' confidence, Antonio Cruz: Team captain at last, Evans and Menchov face off in Vuelta a Andalucia, Sean Kelly pushes harder for 2008, Rojas signs with Caisse d'Epargne until 2010, Region demands changes in Regio Tour
Latest Cycling News - Back to his winning ways in Langkawi, Change of schedule for Danielson, Tour Méditerranéen kicks off, Luis León Sánchez eyes Paris-Nice, Bernard Hinault back to racing, Retschke to Mapei-Heizomat, First win in Europe for Team Barloworld, Macchi prepares for Paralympics
Cycling News Flash - Astana banned by ASO - Contador unable to defend Tour de France title
Thursday, February 14
Special Edition Cycling News - Astana in disbelief over ASO decision, Paris-Nice invitations indicative of ASO plans for 2008?, Evans more firmly in the frame?, Bruyneel disappointed: "incomprehensible", Contador rages in Mallorca, may target Vuelta, Teams react to Astana ban
First Edition Cycling News - Pros ready to rise to challenge, CSC prepares strong line-up for California, Rojas crashes out of Mallorca, Eindhoven Team Time Trial to be replaced , Top stars headline Geelong, Nurnberger Versicherung ready for New Zealand, 2008 FBD Insurance Rás route announced, German team in loses two for Copenhagen, Milram for the weekend races, Lowe's Motor Speedway series announces dates
Latest Cycling News - Prudhomme: "No more mistakes allowed", Di Rocco supports ASO's Astana decision, RCS Sport announces teams for Monte Paschi Eroica, Horner happy with new home, Amstel Gold hand out wildcards, Cipo to ride in California?, Boogerd's marathon plans in question, New sponsor for Grupo Nicolás Mateos-Murcia, Rebellin leads Gerolsteiner in Italian race, Team Successful Living for 2008, Team H&R Block announces squad
Friday, February 15
Cycling News Flash - Operación Puerto reopened in Spain
First Edition Cycling News - Third Tour of California combines 'old' with 'new, More California squads announced, Klöden sticks with Astana, Langkawi gets astronaut visit, Premier Targets for Sigma Sport - Specialized - Sportful, Soler to sit out Giro della Provincia di Grosseto, Fire at Titus factory, Things looking up for Gerolsteiner, Gerolsteiner riders arrive without bikes and bags, Revolution to decide British selections for Worlds
Latest Cycling News - Contador sticks to plan, Puerto investigation to concern Fuentes and Batres only, Langkawi: Riders ready for Saturday showdown, Mountains competition 'a matter of advertising', Quickstep for California, Pollack looks to help young Austrian team, Brochard to quit?, Fiordifrutta announces 2008 team
Cycling News Flash - Team High Road back in 2008 Giro d'Italia (updated)
Saturday, February 16
MTB News & Racing Round-up - Rebecca's new adventure, 24 Hours of Old Pueblo draws more riders, Subaru-Gary Fisher stays strong, Spitz training for Beijing, Blenkinsop inks two year deal, Ergon signs two legends, Pros throw down at Ray's, Stage racing to India, Australia selects juniors for worlds, Sea Otter caters to all, GHORBA & SORBA win Bikes Belong grants, Mike & Mary diary from Chile, 24 Hours of Kellevie celebrates year two, 24 Hours of Rotorua to serve as Worlds qualifier, Midwest Fat Tire series
First Edition Cycling News - Conditions on High Road Giro entry, Medalist expects ProTour calibre ToC, Lissavetzky supports Contador, Klöden disappointed, Gerolsteiner hits top ten, CONI appeal against Petacchi set, Wegmann to lead in ToC, Stewart warmed up for ToC, THF Realty announces 2008 team
Cycling News Flash - Rock Racing announces Tour of California roster with Cipollini and calls for rider union
Cycling News Extra - Tour of California holds firm against Puerto-implicated riders as Rock Racing considers options
Sunday, February 17
First Edition Cycling News - Rock Racing ready to roll in Cali after all, McQuaid: ASO decision is a "monumental folly", Leipheimer starts petition to appeal Astana's TdF exclusion, Cruz recovers from illness, Contract issues influence final 'cross weekend, Silence-Lotto bikes stolen in Italy, Llaneras' new job, Orbetello stage annulled, Georgia announces first teams, Two Stanford riders to take on pros, New Zealand women to Tour of Geelong, Contentpolis-Murcia team plans early season, Former inline speedskater shines at World Cup, Karpin Galicia for Vuelta a Andalucía
Tour of California Cycling News - Tour of California press conference, Michael Ball starts Rock Racing team, AEG responds, Leipheimer comments on Astana and ASO
Monday, February 18
First Edition Cycling News - A flying start in California, Richeze takes the riches, Ivanov completes comeback, High Road in a good position, Pozzato takes Grosseto, Walker too sick for California, Contador to Murcia, Dave Zabriskie launches 'Yield to Life', Christian Knees crashes, Around the world in 195 days
Latest Cycling News - Rock Racing banned trio in special kits, Cipollini blasts back, Boasson Hagen: A new Viking warrior, Hayman back and racing, Schumacher debuts, Hondo happy with return to racing, More names in Wiener Blut, Sutherland offers freebies
Tuesday, February 19
First Edition Cycling News - Evans on form, IOC happy with Puerto re-opening, Zabel opens season, USA Cycling sees growth from California, Australian junior track team announced, Evans portrait entered for Archibald Prize, Archer GP cancelled
Latest Cycling News - The first golden boy, Asian cycling getting stronger, Cipo and Haussler impress Gerolsteiner, Rain in Spain brings pain, Pozzato thanks team, Astana to West-Vlaanderen, Contador misses out on Laureus prize, Nürnberger for Geelong, More teams for Tour of New Zealand, French cycling federation in financial trouble, Quick Step for Volta ao Algarve, Ray-Glow elite cycling team seeks riders
Wednesday, February 20
First Edition Cycling News - RCS gives Astana the cold shoulder, ASO invites gets political attention, Tour looks towards Le Grand Départ cities for 2010, Menchov won't defend Vuelta title, Lastras takes Andalucía lead, Tour of California women race a hit, Azevedo to retire at season's end
Latest Cycling News - Return of the Lion King, Tirreno and Sanremo teams named, The disbelieving national champion, Haussler in green, Rory Sutherland and the cat-eyes, Rojas back on the road, Astana can count on sponsors, Contentpolis-Murcia starts racing, Paris - Nice route announced, World Cup race concludes Trittico Lago Maggiore, German Cycling Cup
Thursday, February 21
First Edition Cycling News - Nydam uses breakaways to send Dad support, Tour of California leader abandons, McQuaid contemplates action supporting Astana, 2008 Health Net Camp: Quality versus quantity, Toyota-United gets new faces and goals, Lastras keeps his cool, Tinkoff happy, Team sprint selection to highlight Revolution, Ponzi out with mono, Barloworld for Trofeo Laigueglia, Fitchburg Longsjo Classic partners with benefactor
Latest Cycling News - BMC shows off for home crowds, Lacombe takes a trip through CSC car, Kohl shows his climbing ability, Sprinters continue domination of Algarve, Deutschland Tour ready for Astana, Team Barloworld ready to defend Giro del Capo Crown, Carlos Sastre hands out prize
Friday, February 22
First Edition Cycling News - Astana gets first stage victory and yellow jersey, Italian sprinter makes it three in a row, León Sánchez thinks of Paris-Nice, Pozzato and Nibali ready for Italian appointment, Madison time trial to highlight Revolution Finale in Manchester, Meirhaeghe down with flu, Sřrensen improving, Teams for Trofeo Laigueglia and Tour du Haut Var, US team to provide own meat at Olympics, Vegan team rides plant-based bikes
Latest Cycling News - Rollin along, Team Volksbank presentation, Gerolsteiner's California woes, Soler out of action, Knee problems for Classics riders, Andy Rihs enjoys BMC racing, Rainy days for Rory Sutherland, Rock Racing to Belgium, Rebellin leads Gerolsteiner in Haut Var, Extremadura for Valencia
MTB News & Racing Round-up - Kenda Titus Hayes captures Old Pueblo win, Sager & Smith crowned Mas o Menos champions, Paulissen to meet Kessiakoff at Sunshine Cup opener, Otway Odyssey draws top racers, Offenburg modifies course, Cannondale-Vredestein sets sights on Beijing, Sydor & Prémont to lead Rocky Mountain, TIS to host Australia's National Program, iXS European Downhill Cup, Minaar welcomed to Santa Cruz, Cycling BC happy, Pioneers tip glasses for TFK, Llanes Benefit Jam, Gunn-Rita diary, BH SR Suntour team
Saturday, February 23
First Edition Cycling News - McQuaid reacts to RCS decision, Riders should be allowed to compare their DNA, Förster thanks team, High Road confident, Riders lucky after accident, A paralympian enters UCI event, Colombia es Pasión-Coldeportes aiming for the Tour of California, Ignatiev poised to defend Laigueglia title, Young Slovakian to lead Milram, Go By Bike Challenge kicks off, PacificHealth sponsors sweepstakes
Sunday, February 24
First Edition Cycling News - Cipollini on American future, Female inspector watches Quick Step riders shower, Austrians not enjoying California, Devolder takes advantage of the weather, McEwen not seriously injured, Les Boucles du Sud Ardčche opens up for professionals, Movement in T-Mobile TdF 2006 doping investigation?, Bissell is looking for the stage races, Caisse d'Epargne for Valenciana
Monday, February 25
First Edition Cycling News - UCI responds to ToC anti-doping complaints, Rubiera readies for retirement, Contador focused on 2009 Tour, Riders celebrate Algarve victories, Italians shine in Haut Var, 4 Jours de Dunkerque Time Trial canceled, Broken collarbone for Gusev, Gollan competes for final time on home soil, Milram's star sprinters to pair up in Valenciana
Latest Cycling News - Leipheimer repeats in California, BMC wins Most Aggressive Team award, Mattis takes World Cup opener, Valverde happy with Tour du Haut Var, Regio Tour back to its roots, Silence-Lotto Het Volk changes, Klöden satisfied with season start, Gerolsteiner finishes with two, Women getting ready for Tour of New Zealand, Liquigas Team heading to Valencia
Tuesday, February 26
First Edition Cycling News - UCI threatens ASO over Paris-Nice actions, Rebellin Paris-Nice favourite once again, Tournant misses French Worlds team sprint spot, Devolder suffering from crash injury, Mattis unable to qualify for the American Olympic team, Van Avermaet out for the weekend, Haynes signs with Yawadoo
Latest Cycling News
- Greipel comments on Tour Down Under, Australia announces Worlds track team, Förster wins early, Landis losing hope?, No Olympics or Worlds for Eisel, Fertonani stopped for two years, Jesús Manzano questioned by CONI, Rund um Köln hopes for locals, Women's Swift Racing Team presented, Leontien's Ladies Ride expanding
Wednesday, February 27
First Edition Cycling News - ASO: Paris-Nice will take place, McQuaid: ASO's attitude totally wrong, ASO appoints French anti-doping agency, Sick Roelandts replaces ill van Avermaet, Leukemans calls for acquittal, High Road strong for New Zealand
Latest Cycling News - Silence-Lotto reconnoiters Omloop Het Volk, Moletta eager to return to Sanremo, Cipollini and Ball's relationship on the rocks, Euskaltel will participate in Paris-Nice, CPA reminds organisers of riders' interests, Sieberg looks to Classics, UCI bans radios in U23 races, De Goede takes New Zealand stage
Thursday, February 28
First Edition Cycling News - Teams decide in favor of Paris Nice, McQuaid: Teams have the power to resist, Did the Vuelta's date change hurt the race?, Danilo Di Luca faces possibility of another suspension, Volksbank gets only Tour de Suisse wildcard, Calvente signed by Contentpolis-Murcia, US selects track worlds team, Grabsch & Eichler to lead Milram to Belgium, Kona expands AfricaBikes support, Armstrong to Wisconsin
Latest Cycling News - Belgian big guns getting ready for Het Volk, UCI cautions teams over Paris-Nice participation contract, Rojas back in Almeria, 2008 Tour Down Under a record breaker, Health problems at Mitsubishi, Nokere Koerse happy over teams participation, Wood takes lead in New Zealand, Milram, Gerolsteiner and Astana announce line-ups for upcoming races, MTB league bans caffeine for High School athletes
MTB News & Racing Round-up - Kessiakoff & Irmiger start season with wins, Afxentia to host next two rounds of Sunshine Cup, Jongewaard & Smith reign in Otway Odyssey, New Zealand crowns national champions, Canada sets national calendar, Road world champions help out school mountain biking, 24 hours of Moab goes galactic, Dusk to Dawn 12 hour challenge still on
Friday, February 29
First Edition Cycling News - Chaos in Valenciana, McQuaid: ASO stirring up disharmony, FFC signs on with ASO, WADA passports to be ready for Tour, 19 teams for Critérium International, German Olympic medalist confesses to doping, De Bonis out of Lugano, Barloworld prepares for upcoming races, Sequoia Cycling Classic to benefit Brain Injury foundation, UK's sprint school back in session
Latest Cycling News - Di Luca confident in vindication, Omloop Het Volk: Opening classic returns home, Boonen chooses Tirreno over Paris-Nice, Quick Step medical woes, Team Volksbank makes its Het Volk debut, Sastre to start in Almería, Wrolich slams Austrian Olympic qualifications, New sponsor for Holland Ladies Tour, Redlands Classic: Volunteers wanted
MTB News & Racing Round-up - Wide open racing expected at Karapoti Classic, Sauser & Stander team up, Best New Zealand singlespeeders to head to worlds, No more caffeine for high school racers, Mountain bikers to advocate at US National Bike Summit, Team Yeti / Fox Shox picks up more support, Cranky Monkey series set