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Tuesday, January 1
First Edition Cycling News - Langkawi route revamped, Former British U23 champ dies, 2007 year in review, Napolitano dreams of Sanremo, Bettini flies into '08, Support for injured Tassie rider, Tuft, Premont top Canadians, Cyclingnews' Readers' Poll - calling all votes!
Wednesday, January 2
First Edition Cycling News - Defending team returns to Langkawi, Bay series ready to rumble, Riccò aims for the Giro, Grupo Nicolas Mateos presented, Hansen to Aussie nationals, World Champs head to the Revolution
Thursday, January 3
First Edition Cycling News - Simoni keeps pushing for third Giro, Navigators say goodbye & hello, Astana's first win is "easy", Weening's knee problems, Good start for Australian champion, Sprinters to Adelaide Challenge, Targetraining holds camp, Investigators reject Franke's speculations, Trek - Marco Polo for busy January, CSF Group-Navigare for Malaysia, Introducing
MTB News & Racing Round-up - Wake-n-Bake elite team launched, Fullana signs new contract, MTBers fare well in Canadian awards, New Zealand's South Island Series next stop, Kessiakoff to Cyprus, Coloma heads ECP-Tau Ceramica team, Test of Metal sells out, DS&G fights against cancer & for equal prize money, O'Dea Diary, Montana mountain bikers unite, Winter downhilling returns to Pennsylvania
Friday, January 4
First Edition Cycling News - Olympic MTB selection closer, Slippens starts in Rotterdam, No Giro for Hushovd, Astana, Silence-Lotto, Lampre announce camps &TdU line-ups, Rás reduces Conti team count, Petacchi to Ruta del Sol, Grillo injured in car crash, Gadret combines 'cross & road, Tafi makes management debut, CSC takes promising young riders to camp, Sakonnet U25 team
Cyclo-cross News & Racing Round-up -Belgian wins when it counts, Franzoi to skip Italian Championships, Euro riders debate US trip, Tim Johnson: Unfinished business, Page in search of support, Chown gains European experience, Fisher wins Junior Worlds Scholarship
Saturday, January 5
First Edition Cycling News - Rogers lines up for Aussie champs, The 'Bruyneel philosophy', Two drop out of Rotterdam Six Day, No Bartko for Berlin Six Day, Extremadura becomes Pro Conti, Sinkewitz denies Franke's claims, USA Cycling Pro Tour 2008, Velits Slovak Cyclist of the year, Valverde a double dad
Sunday, January 6
First Edition Cycling News - Rifts at Rock Racing over big-name signings, Casper, Moreau boost Agritubel, Valverde to Majorca, Power aims for Olympic form, Another German race on ice, Grillo improving, D-Tour to visit Neuss, Seymour aims for sweet 16, Cycling & auto racing join forces in Malaysia, Ziegler trades riding for business, Cyclingnews reader poll - results soon!
Monday, January 7
First Edition Cycling News - 'Cross titles awarded across Europe, New leaders emerge in Rotterdam, Damsgaard: The man with the plan, Former German trackie killed, Bubnenkova fights for results, Borrajo to lead Colavita, Arlington gets a new race, Nothstein & Hartwell on talk radio, Cyclingnews reader poll - Best 'cross racers.
Latest Cycling News - Franzoi ready for Worlds, Fontana takes Italian Championships, Giro still doubtful for Sastre, Burghardt training again, Evans notes training fears in Australia, Vandenbroucke looking forward, Elk Haus training, Acqua & Sapone, Urban wins title, Marco Polo and Li off to good start, Pros return to Revolution
Tuesday, January 8
First Edition Cycling News - Rabobank team launch, Spanish Federation won't re-open Mayo case, Elmiger to defend TDU crown, Powering towards the Worlds, Webcor announce roster , Bikes continue to outsell cars in Australia, TIBCO goes green, Cyclingnews reader poll - Best mountain biker racers
Latest Cycling News - Traces of amphetamine in Schumacher's blood, Bennati aims high at Pozzato's side, Kessler hearing scheduled, Grillo dreams of Giro start, Heat added to Aussie nationals, WADA remembers Boogerd, CSC takes on a bigger presence, Roulston returns to Wellington title, Cyclingnews' poll: product and team bike
Wednesday, January 9
MTB News & Racing Round-up - Baja Epic adds to growing stage race calendar, Killeen shows early season form, Cyclingnews reader poll - Best mountain biker racers, Olympic MTB selection one step closer, Man's alleged retaliation threatens riders, Smaller Team Squamish ready for intense season, Bikercross draws winter downhillers
First Edition Cycling News - No doping case for Schumacher, Rock Racing on slippery slope with sponsors, Cofidis hold low-key launch, Lapthorne ready to challenge from the top, Team Type 1 to start at Langkawi, Gillett asks locals to join weekend ride, Fuentes' testimony expected this year, Cyclingnews reader poll - Photo of the year and most improved rider
Latest Cycling News - Gilbert to start Down Under, Quick Step in Spain, Dekker for the white jersey, Beltrán in Tour and Vuelta, 2008 Serramenti PVC, Vos to Olympic TT, Dean chases national jersey, LPR signs Marinangeli, New Zealand announces Langkawi team, Women with Engines pays off, Cheatley recovering, Cronulla winnings donated
Thursday, January 10
First Edition Cycling News - Biological passport taking shape, Cofidis team launch, Six Day racing to London?, Sánchez re-signs with Euskaltel, Bad news for Pedaltech-Cyclingnews, Ludewig gets surprise visit, Volksbank signs two more, GB Team signs new BMX coach, Cyclingnews reader poll - Best stage race and one-day race
Latest Cycling News - Hansen Australian TT champ, targets road race, too, GB women's pro team launched: Halford's Bikehut, Team presentations: Caisse d'Epargne, Liquigas, CONI to hear Puerto witnesses, Austrian lab investigated, Swift Racing looking to recruit, 2008 Around the Bay in a Day
Cyclo-cross News & Racing Round-up - 'Cross most popular sport in Flanders, UCI rankings steady, Nys gets his stripes, Hammond takes first win, Lucky seven for Kupfernagel, Fontana pushes toward Worlds, Urban best German, Presslauer tops in Austria, Canadian 'cross team seeks friends, 'CrossVegas returns, Cyclingnews reader poll - Best male, female 'crossers
Friday, January 11
First Edition Cycling News - Milram's new identity, Caisse d'Epargne not messing with winning formula, Bouygues Telecom extends sponsorship, Hondo makes a comeback, French minister wants peace between ASO & UCI, Serrano out of Karpin-Galicia, Cyclingnews reader poll - Best moment, legend of cycling
MTB News & Racing Round-up - Coronet Peak hosts two South Island Cup rounds, Stropparo leads Ideal Bikes, Lehikoinen back on bike, Kenda, Titus & Hayes support team, Gispert closes ECP-Tau Cerámica roster, Merida Czech & CeMBA partner, Australian 4X seriesto wrap up, Juarez's calendar filling, Alaskans race despite winter, Corrected NUE series calendar
Latest Cycling News - Australian U23 and Women's Champs wide open, A "good day" for Hansen, Moncoutié looks forward to new season, Pedaltech confirms UCI action, Olympic shadow squad gets measured up, Kessler given two-year ban, Contador and Valverde called to testify, Leukemans trusted team doctor, Great River Energy Festival donates to Children's Hospitals, Cyclingnews reader poll: Rider of the Year
Saturday, January 12
First Edition Cycling News - Winter spectacle for Roubaix vélodrome, Boyer takes AIGCP reins, Unibet reborn as UCI ProConti team, Hat trick scored in Malaysia, King steps up the ranks, Five German XC racers to Beijing, Euskaltel Euskadi presented in Irún, Both sides appeal Sinkewitz suspension, Kessler to appeal, Jelajah Malaysia aims to be best
Sunday, January 13

First Edition Cycling News - Aussie champs wide open as favourites pull out, Sastre re-affirms Grand Tour goals, "Safer" Kemmelberg in Gent-Wevelgem, Boonen on track in Beijing?, Aussie teams for LA World Cup, Commerce Bank Triple Crown race dates, Saunier optimistic for 2008, Wesemann and Kopp to Collstrop, Kashechkin hopes to ride, Maglia nera back in black, Colavita women's team names DS, O'Grady squad opens season, Tour Down Under extends deadline for series, Partner for women's New Zealand tour, ZteaM announces team
Monday, January 14
First Edition Cycling News - Foreigners strongest in Liévin World Cup, Victorian slips away for Aussie Nats win, Trebon struggles with back injury, CAS sets date for Landis appeal, Astana 2007 salaries assured, Kiwi team for LA World Cup, Free tickets for juniors in LA, Savio confident in Hondo's return at Langkawi
Latest Cycling News - Valverde & Pereiro for season, Hansen happy with medals, Vantornout's bad weekend, Pantani investigations continue, Cipollini faces tax evasion fees, Grillo to return home, Miche - Silver Cross presented
Tuesday, January 15
First Edition Cycling News - ASADA reveals Tour Down Under plans, Man jailed over Pantani death, Landis gets CAS date, Martin gearing up for '08, Liquigas announce TDU roster , Delmaine to launch NZ squad, LeTua appeal for help, Armstrong to lead Team Cervélo-Lifeforce, Online retailer partners with Lampre, Vitaminwater-Trek Cycling Team announced
Latest Cycling News - Contador not concerned CONI's Puerto investigation, Schumacher's up-and-downs, Trofeo Laigueglia changes dates, Bennati starts in Africa, Franzoi returns, Di Luca's Zoncolan dossier to CONI, Jaksche to Collstrop?, Barloworld arrive in Italy, CSC enjoying Mallorca, South Australia breaks Down Under records
Wednesday, January 16
Cyclo-cross News & Racing Round-up - Belgian team for Worlds, USA men for Treviso, Proctor reflects on Euro 'cross camp, Franzoi returns to racing, Vantornout injured, Trebon struggles with injury, Liévin offers last minute rankings boosts, Vervecken flies rainbow stripes in Roubaix, Juniors benefit from Santa Cruz auction
First Edition Cycling News - Gerolsteiner: Quality over quantity, Valverde not worried about CONI, Scottish time trial ace killed, Big names at Vienna blood bank?, Former Vuelta champion jailed, Tinkoff trains for Qatar, Korff signs with Volksbank, British women's team pursuit, Momentum gathers speed for LA, Flexpoint extends sponsorship, Former Comunidad Valenciana members seek compensation
Latest Cycling News - Haussler heads down under, Dueñas prepares with Barloworld, Vienna blood bank causes stir, Petacchi aims for Sanremo repeat, Gerolsteiner's brother act, Eisel enjoying Australian sun, Giro considers shows, Massa passes away
Thursday, January 17
MTB News & Racing Round-up - A Luna star in the making, Racers crash and run in two Australian 4X rounds, Leov & Hagen take top points in New Zealand, Gullickson named USAC off-road program manager, Gran Canaria caters to women, Thomson bash goes on despite founder's passing, Gunn-rita diary & Pro Bike, Action in Asia
First Edition Cycling News - Quick Step rolling in Spain, Pedaltech continues despite more bad news, Component innovator dies, Memorial fund for Scottish cyclist, Record numbers changeWorld Cup schedule, Jalabert & Chiappucci to MTB marathon, Team Hadimec's new sponsor, Skil-Shimano in Majorca, Caisse d'Epargne for Tour Down Under, Solvang hosts race to defray Tour of California costs, Legal problems for Sinkewitz, California's new spring series
Latest Cycling News - Sánchez targets Paris-Nice, FRF Couriers-NSWIS launch '08 squad, IPCT supports biological passport, Ex-champions race in Hasselt Six Day, CSC signs Bøchman, No Jaksche for Collstrop - yet, Driver jailed for hitting British coach, Pliuschin injured, CSU Rams Cycling improves support for riders, 2007 Team MACK Racing announced, Team CCB/VW plans racing schedule
Friday, January 18
MTB News & Racing Round-up - Landis to race NUE series, Pure Tasmania Wildside starts this weekend, Fort William event wins award, Tomac back to racing, Singlespeeders get more support at 24 Hours of Adrenaline Worlds, Jalabert & Chiappucci to Moroccan MTB marathon, Masters Worlds prep begin, Race face goes grassroots, Merida MTB series, Winter short track series to Charlotte
First Edition Cycling News - Independent testing to continue alongside UCI's 'biological passports', German TV backs down on doping charges, Tour of California announces teams, Eye of the Tornado, Hoy recovering from illness, Kashechkin fires lawyer, Reade eyes up 500m world title, Armstrong to run Boston Marathon, Tour of Utah seeking a few good teams
Latest Cycling News - Rider Council asks for ADAMS amendments, Australian Road Cycling aim for 2010 Tour, Cipollini to come back with Rock Racing, South Australia celebrates to welcome ProTour, Suspension "best thing" for Basso, Knee problems threaten Rosseler's spring season, Baumann signs with Continental team, US Development team in training camp, Pacesetter returns for eighth season
Saturday, January 19
First Edition Cycling News - Team Quick Step on the eve of a crucial season, No Olympics for Boonen, Tour of Prince Edward Island wins award, Relaxing with Lloyd, Top Spanish pros to Murcia, Schumacher to stay with Gerolsteiner, Team Barloworld trains in Tuscany, Astana, Gerolsteiner & Milram for Tour Down Under, Kashechkin with Kazakh Continental team, Vuelta a Cuba attracts five foreign teams, Bikes for Kids Utah changes dates
Sunday, January 20
First Edition Cycling News - Riders battle illness and injury in pursuit of victory, Russian & Korean teams angry over crash, Cipollini postpones Rock Racing contract, UCI announces remaining Olympic MTB qualifying nations, O'Grady to join strong peloton at Tour Down Under, Injured Hondo delays return, No new team for Kashechkin, Mockridge: an Australian pioneer
Monday, January 21
First Edition Cycling News - 'Cross World Cup possibilities resurface for US, Mixed day for American 'crossers, Meares watches during world record threat, Compton faces worlds' doubts, McEwen to tell how to win sprints, TDU as opportunity for cycling's globalization, Gerolsteiner Down Under, Longo signs for another year, Cipo signs with Rock Racing, Taberlay makes up for punctures, MacKinnon aims higher, BMC to join action in Qatar
Latest Cycling News - Tour Down Under: All the way to the top, Elmiger ready for title defence, Rabo's Brown "cool" Down Under, Slipstream gets Giro invite, UCI supports Davis' team search, 2008 Victorian Senior track team announced, Song for Amy Gillett Foundation, Cyclingnews reader poll: We have a winner!
Tuesday, January 22
First Edition Cycling News - Lloyd quietly confident, Barloworld rolling in Bibbona, Mighty McEwen aiming for March, Gerrans: Only time will tell, Davis wants sprint wins, Petacchi gets CAS date, Meares injured in keirin crash, Savings & Loans presents 2008 squad, Jongewaard to stand trial over crash
Latest Cycling News - Renshaw claims first ProTour stage in Australia, Menzies' day ends in disaster, Carlström too late for Olympic qualification, Meares to undergo further tests in Australia, Bettini "dreams" of Flanders, Cooke to miss Geelong World Cup, Evans to stay with Lotto?, Cheerwine announces 2008 roster
Wednesday, January 23
First Edition Cycling News - CONI wants two-year ban for Italian star, TdU: Non ProTour teams good for the race, UCI vs. GT war spills over, Porte pleased with ProTour debut, Champion happy to be in Adelaide, William Walker: A tough transition, Rob Jebb: Peak performer, Totschnig to sue
Latest Cycling News - Greipel proud of win, Moncoutié still loves cycling, Calzati in search of fifth Ag2r win, McKenzie soaks up atmosphere, Meares heads home, Tinkoff presented, Fraser's Hill replaces Langkawi's Genting, Landbouwkrediet presented, Laigueglia with 24 teams, Mitsubishi-Jartazi goes Estonian, Sardegna cancelled
Thursday, January 24
Cyclo-cross News & Racing Round-up - Italy hosts battle for 'cross supremacy, Boom, Kupfernagel become top favourites, 'Cross World Cup possibilities resurface for US, Germans announce 'cross worlds team, Helen Wyman: Swiftly does it, Compton faces doubts over Worlds, Mixed day for Americans in Hoogerheide
First Edition Cycling News - Student Offredo on a mission in Australia, Tour of California organizers announce anti-doping program, Wyman goes swiftly, Tour de France extends French TV deal, Vázquez injured after bus collision, USA Cycling names Olympic "Long Team", Boonen to lead Quick Step in Qatar, Soler joins team-mates in Tuscany, Andalucia-Cajasur holds training camp
Latest Cycling News - A close battle for Renshaw, Davis confirms world-class status, Evans debates future, Gilbert on target for spring classics, Riders react positively to Langkawi climb replacement, Züri Metzgete returns as women's race, Rabobank demands apology from ARD, Sanremo's Via Roma gets detoured, Two German stage races in doubt, AT&T upgrades sponsorship for 2008 Tour de Georgia
Friday, January 25
MTB News & Racing Round-up - Jackson and Fry collect Wildside wins, Spitz forms new team, UCI announces remaining Olympic qualifying places, US Olympic long team named, Australian Nationals returns to Canberra, Jongewaard to stand trial over crash, New Zealand classic race fills up & offers bonus, South African series gets more sponsorship, West Virginia advocates surprised by bill threatening access
First Edition Cycling News - Bettini dreaming of August, Madiot knighted by Sarkozy, Leukemans suspended, Ladies Tour loses sponsor, BMC begins in Qatar, UCI awards 2011 'cross worlds, 'Cross Worlds on WCSN, Trust House tour attracts top teams, New WADA president meets with IOC, Interbike explores alternative sites, Bruno-Roy loses US title, Time goes pro for 2008, Ride the ToC prologue
Latest Cycling News - TDU throws rider off tour, another left with fractured collarbone, Franzoi: Back on track for the Worlds, Boonen visited by police, training partner Vannoppen investigated, Greipel one of many at High Road, Rabobank up-and-down Down Under, Flahaut the new French sprinting bomb, 2008 Karpin-Galicia: younger than ever, Chain Reaction Challenge for children's charity
Saturday, January 26
First Edition Cycling News - Top 'crosser admits cocaine positive, Renshaw dreads Willunga, Txurruka promises continuous TdU attacks, Anonymous cyclist sues USADA, Big-gear specialists to Qatar, Rapha 'superteam' lays plans for 2008, Le Bandie promises fast day, Fitchburg Longsjo Classic expects 900 riders, Milram for Qatar
MTB News & Racing Round-up - Eatough to defend NUE series title, UK gets first all-female UCI trade team, Belgians to head competition at revised Sunshine Cup, TransAndes bringing stage racing to Chile, Four riders join Team Garmin-DCM, George leads MTN Energade team, Trek / VW finalizes 2008 team, Tokyo Joe's picks up elite junior development team, Gravity riders to converge in Nevada over St. Patty's weekend
Sunday, January 27
Special Edition Cyclo-cross News - Third time's a charm for espoir, French junior conquers La Bandie, Boom leads struggling Dutch squad, Page thrives on big days, Compton still a question mark, Field plans for US season
First Edition Cycling News - Evans close to signing, Davis prepares for one last crack, 'John Doe' identified in USADA suit, US team re-cons sans Trebon, UCI and federations make progress, Klöden recovers in time for camp, MacIntyre fund tops goal, Feillu ill
Monday, January 28
First Edition Cycling News - Rumpf: UCI announcement good news, High Road pleased with season opener, Davis couldn't have done more, 'Cross elders get upstaged, Olympic dreams for top 'cross women, New 'cross World Cup calendar, Simms happy with worlds, Germany loses another race, Rabobank unhappy down under
Latest Cycling News - Millar pleased with Qatar, Dean aims for yellow, Quick Step predicted Tosatto, Gasparotto growing up, Women's cycling conference, Vannoppen without team, Algarve for sprinters, Karpin ready for racing, Tinkoff to Langkawi
Tuesday, January 29
First Edition Cycling News - Contador and Valverde not guaranteed Tour start, Andreu reacts to Leogrande revelations, Boonen happy with form, Sutton aiming high, Millar bides his time, Albert, Nys honoured in Tremelo, Museeuw opens fitness center, Women's Tour to start in Gent, Sørensen signs for three years
Latest Cycling News - Police investigate Gary Wiggins' death, Meares: "I'm lucky, but disappointed", Knaven: High Road to white, Tour Down Under tougher course, Karpin Galicia's programme, ACE's smaller team programme, Klöden training again without former trainer, Pooley takes three of four
Wednesday, January 30
First Edition Cycling News - Quick Step to ride Giro stage, Sanremo confirms conclusion, Boom receives hero welcome, Saunier Duval-Scott announce California roster, Leukemans appeals suspension, Internationals confirmed for track worlds warm-up, Wellington gets late lengthening, Barloworld to race at home, USAC announce Masters Road Nationals location, Mirra swaps wheels, New South African domestic squad, CNSW announce track championships squad
Latest Cycling News - Astana presentation, Tour insists on freedom of choice, Shortened sentence for Basso?, ACCPI supports Lampre after late night controls, Only ProTour teams to the Dauphiné?, Hainleite part of Thüringen U23, Club Extremadura prepares
Thursday, January 31
First Edition Cycling News - AG2R-La Mondiale gets new name, Successful Tour of Missouri grows by one day, Rock Racing questions remain, Germany loses another race, Police attribute Wiggins' death to head injuries, Milram youngsters to South Africa, Volksbank heading to training camp and first races, Dutch get first invitation to inaugural Tour of Pennsylvania, California racing season opens, USAC local association payouts, CRCA 2008 calendar
Latest Cycling News - Boonen happy with form, Torri defends late night tests, Contador willing to testify in Italy, Sutton fired up by team performance, Sanchez follows Indurain's footsteps, Unhappy Moreau argues "solutions possible", BMC Racing Team set for first season, Broken collarbone for Bovay