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Saturday, March 1
First Edition Cycling News - Boonen & Bettini ready for spring campaign, Teams to request amendment to ASO agreement, Merckx calls for cycling to "regain its dignity", Armstrong takes over in New Zealand, Iranian team confirmed for FBD Insurance Rás, Mitsubishi-Jartazi gets "wild card" status, Michaelsen to debut as DS, Tinkoff to race at Almeria & Lugano, Liquigas readies for busy weekend, Fort Collins boasts new team, Norcal League season kicks off
Sunday, March 2
First Edition Cycling News - Het Volk winner does it the Merckxian way, Slipstream starts well in Belgium, FDJ makes use of the Belgians, Junior world champion comes of age, UCI says Paris-Nice agreement not unanimous, Kemmelberg back on the menu, Kupfernagel previews Olympic courses
Monday, March 3
First Edition Cycling News - Quick Step back on the podium in Belgium, Cozza continues Slipstream's strong weekend, Flecha satisfied with Rabobank's second, Eichler making progess, Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne injury report, Boonen and Bettini reflect on California, BMC Racing to Tour de Romandie
Latest Cycling News - Nocentini shows in Lugano, Young gun Rojas for Tirreno, Mitsubishi-Jartazi wild card without Vandenbroucke, Kuurne-Brussel-Kuurne injuries, Volksbank at Het Volk, Cavendish takes Madison title, Team High Road sick list, Novacel joins Team Lampre
Tuesday, March 4
First Edition Cycling News - European Cycling Union votes, McQuaid responds to meeting, Vandenbroucke to take UCI to court, Madiot: I do not want Gilbert suspended, Backstedt to return at Eroica, AG2R - La Mondiale for Paris - Nice, Milram sends youngsters to Belgium
Latest Cycling News - Cipollini continues with Rock Racing towards Sanremo, Hansen describes incident, Bouygues to Paris-Nice without Voeckler, Sanremo even more challenging, Bettini rests, Van Avermaet out, Silence-Lotto medical update, Germans calls for an end to conflict, Rabobank sends seven to Murcia
Wednesday, March 5
MTB News & Racing Round-up - Dunlap cycles through retirement, Paulissen & Hurikova win Afxentia Stage Race, Houltham & McDermid ride away at Karapoti, Campos happy with season's start, Elite Australians set sights on Olympics, Dual Stunt racing format to make Sea Otter debut, Team Lost Coast Brewery grows, Qashqai Challenge 2008, Gravity East Series returns for second year, US Open of Mountain Biking
First Edition Cycling News - UCI threatens teams, riders with bans and fines, Teams: Our choice is either being quartered or hanged, McQuaid refuses French federation, sports minister meeting, ASO accept AIGCP changes to Nice contract, Track hopefuls skip Paris-Nice, Ronde van Vlaanderen gives wild-cards, Rás Mumhan confirms route
Latest Cycling News - ASO reacts to UCI threats, USA Cycling weighs in on Paris-Nice struggle, Kohl up in the air, Di Luca date and protest set, Brown takes lead in Murcia, Team Barloworld gets double win, Saunier Duval's youngster team, CSC's injuries not serious, Benetseder loves Belgian racing, Boogerd ambassador of Dutch race, Grandview Cycling Classic sponsor renewal
Thursday, March 6
Latest Cycling News - Tour de France participation rules revised?, Three teams yet to name Paris-Nice line-ups, Contador re-focuses on Olympics and Vuelta, 'Maniac' enters Milano-Sanremo, Amstel Gold issues three more wild-cards, Cooke leads Barloworld in Eroica, Brabantse Pijl announces teams and course, Volksbank to Driedaagse, Equipe Nürnberger for the weekend races, CSC donates equipment to SA cyclists, Boston Bike Film Festival calls for entries
First Edition Cycling News - IPCT calls for peace through arbitration, French upset by threatened consequences for Paris-Nice participation, Women's North American race scene improves, London calling the Tour again?, Prudhomme optimistic about anti-doping movement, Lampre, Tinkoff & Gerolsteiner for Eroica, USAC Pro Tour sees some changes, USAF Classic to benefit Raisin Hope Foundation
Friday, March 7
Latest Cycling News - CAS may not be competent in Paris-Nice dispute, Cycling Australia alerts riders, Gerolsteiner signs on, Di Luca asks for hearing date to be moved up, Argentinean outsprints the field in Murcia, Roberts delivers in new role for new team, Teams for Monte Paschi Eroica, Nokere Koerse announces route and teams, Jennings' diary from the Giro del Capo, Richmond gets new pro cycling team, Cycling highlights on SBS
First Edition Cycling News -UCI launches anti-doping foundation, Newton's worlds hopes get 'doored', Danish Tour's route released, Driedaagse van De Panne presents course, teams, Georgia parcours comes into focus, Neben, others sue Hammer Nutrition over contamination, Sinkewitz, German federation drop appeals, Astana, Quick Step for West-Vlaanderen, Tour of Wessex cancelled
Special Edition Cycling News - Hushovd not afraid of hilly Paris-Nice, CAS to decide on Paris-Nice sanctions, Two teams unconfirmed for Paris-Nice, Saunier Duval signs on, Riders, teams stand up to UCI, Double controls for Paris-Nice
MTB News & Racing Round-up - Multivan Merida Team ready to start racing, Shimano & IMBA release economic study about mountain biking, Spitz eases into the Olympic season with two wins, Utah to host new American XC stage race, Jamie Whitmore sidelined with tumor, El Reto del Quetzal gets new venue for year two, Bray to blast off for K-Cap, Alison Dunlap Junior Olympic MTB Series set
Saturday, March 8
First Edition Cycling News - Favourites emerge for Paris-Nice, Teams vote on Paris-Nice participation, UCI: ASO resorting to blackmail, Cycling set for a showdown, Sinkewitz points to Klöden in German doping affair, Voigt to lead CSC in Rund um Köln, 47 Nations for Track Worlds
Sunday, March 9
First Edition Cycling News - Cancellara not pleased with UCI's battle, Prudhomme happy, McQuaid not, Silence-Lotto explains Paris-Nice reasoning, Slipstream's Hesjedal and Cozza pleased with "cool" Eroica, Cipollini's Sanremo still in doubt, Euskaltel - Euskadi's Fernández de Larrea overjoyed in Murcia, Time trial concludes Giro del Capo for successful Barloworld, Volksbank's woes in Driedaagse, Mitsubishi offered to not start Vandenbroucke, Fourth round of Sunshine Cup heads to Voroklini, Freiburg investigation widens after latest Sinkewitz statements, Team Type 1 off to Taiwan, SEW forms to boost women's cycling
Monday, March 10
Latest Cycling News - Cadel Evans starts Paris-Nice in support of Popovych, David Millar: Leading by example, Rain, rain go away, Rabobank's van der Aat expects no suspensions, Di Luca clarifies Zoncolan evening, Garzelli races on despite missing Tirreno, UCI won't challenge Jaksche's one-year ban, 17 year-old rider placed in coma following crash
First Edition Cycling News - Paris-Nice off to wet start with all invited teams, despite UCI threats, German teams happy with Paris-Nice prologue, Crashes mar Sunshine Cup round four, Sastre leaves Murcia satisfied and looking ahead, Equipe Nürnberger rider comes back after one-year pause, Klöden denies alleged Sinkewitz' charges, Prosecutors said to offer Ullrich million-euro deal, Caisse d'Epargne for Tirreno-Adriatico, Ohio Valley 'cross series looks to long-term growth
Tuesday, March 11
First Edition Cycling News - ASO, UCI quiet as riders go racing, Paris Nice stage shortened by bad weather, Eisel satisfied, but wanted more, Virus sidelines Rogers, Police vehicle hits cyclists in California, kills two, Glomser recovered and ready to go, Rabobank names Tirreno-Adriatico roster, Gerolsteiner for Tirenno-Adriatico, Traksel snatches Driedaagse from Eechout, Geelong likely to receive funding for cycling, Leelanau gets new date
Latest Cycling News - Big sprinters to race in Tirreno, Di Luca intends to race now, Sprint duo Zabel-Petacchi at Tirreno, Tinkoff looks for win on home soil, Liquigas with Pozzato, Lampre for Tirreno, Barloworld announces line-ups for upcoming races, BMC happy with Belgian racing, Spanish federation has Olympic long list, Van Avermaet waiting to return, Teutenberg wins Central Valley Classic Criterium
Wednesday, March 12
First Edition Cycling News - Steegmans feeling strong, Lowe in perfect position before Ventoux, Landis' judgment day nears, Fédrigo cleared of broken pelvis, Leukemans still in with a chance, Gerolsteiner, Astana for Santarem, Baby boom continues at Landbouwkrediet, Team Strong Heart to Race Across America for charity, Time Pro Cycling to hold development camp, BikeNZ gets top BMX coach for Beijing
Latest Cycling News - Hitting the road in Paris-Nice, Danielson with herniated disk, Simoni out of Tirreno, Collstrop gets wild card, Di Luca & Petacchi get CAS dates, German track team for Manchester, French federation required to pay for accident, Toyota-United wins in Mexico, Prudhomme reacts to open letter, Trek founder Richard Burke died
Thursday, March 13
First Edition Cycling News - McGee is back on the road, Kroon's 20-second penalty shuffles Paris - Nice GC, Tirreno-Adriatico opener ends in tight sprint, British select World Track Championship team, MacIntyre's family presented with cheque, Barloworld celebrates invitations, Jittery Joe's trains in Georgia, USA Cycling narrows choices for new headquarters, Portland Monday night racing set for 12th year
First Edition Cycling News - Bennati back for Giro after stop, Prudhomme considers Tour without radios, Calvente for Castilla y León, Kohl goes three for three, Grillo back and training, Sinkewitz denies naming names, Van Avermaet to return, 'Paco' Wrolich happy for Portugal, Teams for Dwars Door Vlaanderen, Belgians announce Worlds Track team
Friday, March 14
MTB News & Racing Round-up - Australians travel to Nelson in force for Oceanias, McGrath switches teams, Crashes mar Sunshine Cup round four, Cannondale-Vredestein riders celebrate back-to-back wins, Leov & Macleod win New Zealand Open, Voices heard on Capitol Hill, All Mountain stage race highlights Keyesville Classic, USAC adds four cross nationals, 24 hours of Dubai, SERC season gets going
First Edition Cycling News - CSC stops sponsorship, Evans "same as last year", Voigt hungry as ever, French secretary vows to protect riders, McQuaid: Riders are the victims, Txurruka renews, Team Type 1 scores in Taiwan, Largest one-day US race set for April, Armstrong to open bike shop
Latest Cycling News - ASO races become state affair, Riccň misses and relaunches, Garzelli for Gent-Wevelgem, Sprinters to Köln, Tour Down Under confirms 2009 dates, Equipe Nürnberger for Het Volk, 24 hours of Dubai cancelled
Saturday, March 15
MTB News & Racing Round-up - Kugler & Henzi close to overall Sunshine Cup wins, Stander & Speedy favorites for South African Nationals, ALB Gold readies for first marathon World Cup, UCI counts record registrations, 24 hours of Dubai cancelled after rider's death, 24 Hours of Adrenalin & IMBA Canada partner, BC Bike sells out, BMC Australia racers gone overseas, Swisspower Cup, International MTB Cup, Bike Asia 100
First Edition Cycling News - Gesink one day closer to Paris-Nice title, Rebellin and Nocentini in pursuit, Sanchez vows revenge, Lhôtellerie: France's next climbing sensation, Schleck still in pain, Irish women object to grant inequality, Richmond Pro Cycling supports community, Braveheart gets new mentor
Sunday, March 16
First Edition Cycling News - Yellow jersey race goes downhill, Chavanel frees his mind, Rathbone nearly throws Austral win away, FFC president asks UCI board to resign, UCI suspends contact with AIGCP, Drug testers impose on funeral arrangements, CONI asks for more bans, Sunny King announces teams, Taylor receives Gillett scholarship
Monday, March 17
First Edition Cycling News - Rebellin asks the UCI for respect, Nocentini happy, Australian champ on a mission, No pressure on U23 world champion, O'Grady hones form for Classics, Skipped gear ruins Piepoli's chance, Cooke asthmatic but running well, Tour of Turkey boosted by five ProTour teams
Latest Cycling News
- Teams to sign contract with ASO, Gasparotto wants stage, Gerdemann breaks leg, Zaugg part of winning team, Worlds course tested, Untamable Wild strongest in Het Volk, Leigh Howard Victorian Cyclist of the Year, Armstrong and Jacques-Maynes fastest in California, School first for young German riders
Tuesday, March 18
First Edition Cycling News - Freire favourite for Sanremo glory, Zabriskie chipping away at Cancellara, Gasparotto dreaming of Sanremo victory, Rodríguez sees Montelupone as sign for Ardennes week, Riccň doubts Sanremo participation, Gerdemann waiting for surgery, Andreu to lead regional team, Dairyland re-signs
Latest Cycling News
- Luis León Sánchez back to winning, Cipollini wants out of Rock Racing, Gerdemann injuries, Moment of silence in Visalia, Van Avermaet likely for Milano-Sanremo, Burghardt to miss spring season, Verdugo winning confidence, Vandenbroucke out of Nokere Koerse, Nine ProTour teams to Tour of Austria, Barloworld for Milano-Sanremo, Quick Step for next races, Encino velodrome opens with improved track surface
Wednesday, March 19
MTB News & Racing Round-up - Marathon opens UCI World Cup season, Hermida "satisfied" with Spanish Cup debut, Kugler & Henzi collect overall Sunshine Cup victories, Muddy Mundy defends South African title, Australia & New Zealand take turns dominating at Oceanias, La Ruta winner gets nod for Beijing, Schultz brothers break away together, Gunn-Rita diary, Alpine Bikes Winter Series round three
First Edition Cycling News - Winner on victory in Adriatico, California cyclists remembered through ride, memorials, Team CSC riders ready for Sanremo, Tankink out of Sanremo, Cipollini/Rock Racing split confirmed, Riders to face Paris-Nice fallout, WADA disappointed with UCI over Landis case funding, Landis case starts today, Merckx publishes cycling guide
Latest Cycling News - Boyer in the line of fire, Van Bon won't defend Nokere, Grabsch takes a hike, Elk Haus out of Henninger, Women's World Cup in Varese looming, Caisse d'Epargne for Primavera, Successful Living off to good start, German Bundesliga starts without radios
Thursday, March 20
First Edition Cycling News - Hushovd focused on the Primavera, McEwen's form rising, Ballan: The Mŕnie will be felt, Teams for Sanremo, Soler studies the Giro d'Italia climb, Halfords expands its British team support, Wiggins & Cavendish aim for gold, Busy week for Astana, British team for sale, New Zealand Junior Worlds team named, Schools to duel at Redlands, Tour of Pennsylvania picks teams, Tour of Ohio
Latest Cycling News - Easter weekend Sanremo slugfest, Nocentini "inspired" by Sanremo, Miche-Silver Cross is 25th Sanremo invitee, Milram for the weekend races, Track Worlds: teams finalised, Marco Polo to Tour de Georgia, Page to Planet Bike, Two more T-Mobile doctors accused
Friday, March 21
Cycling News Flash - Slipstream a go, Astana a no for Tour
First Edition Cycling News - ASO picked 20 "best teams in the world", Slipstreams Tour plans come to fruition, Merckx to direct Rock Racing?, Davis signs with Mitsubishi-Jartazi, High Road keeping Sanremo options open, Di Luca to remain in limbo, Mattis will not defend World Cup lead, 15 teams for Tour de Georgia
Latest Cycling News - Riccň skips Milano-Sanremo, Three sprinters for Barloworld, Bruyneel: ASO decision "unfair", Boonen finds "fantastic" course in Varese, Davis eyes Olympics and Worlds, Team Type 1 happy with Georgia invite, UCI & Verbruggen sue Pound, Trampusch to settle at Elk Haus, Team line-ups for Castilla y Léon, Grandmothers cycle for charity
Saturday, March 22
MTB News & Racing Round-up - Kalentieva follows her own path, Cape Epic draws most competitive field, Zimbabwe cyclists to first Olympic Games, Bennett finds success at Oceanias, Mountain bikers face threat of illness, K-Capital #2 to Moneyscalp, Support grows for Voreis' Tour, O'Dea Diary, Outdoor Outreach fundraiser, Introducing new Burnaby Mountain race, SXC series
First Edition Cycling News - Wide open Women's World Cup kicks off, Hoy hunting for gold, Equipe Nürnberger ready, High Road women target World Cup, Crash sidelines Bossoni, Nibali to lead at Coppi e Bartali, Volksbank for Rund um Köln, Riders' names mentioned in German doping report, Polish juniors struck by car, Brown & Porter to receive MassBike awards, Wisconsin Cycle Series, Arizona cancer fundraiser
Sunday, March 23
First Edition Cycling News - Sprinters foiled in Milano-Sanremo, Milram's tactics 'just didn't work', Rebellin 'tried everything', Belgian drought continues, Nys on the market?, Line-ups for Settimana Ciclistica Internazionale, SuperWeek announces 40th anniversary edition, Tour de Hood recreational challenge
Monday, March 24
First Edition Cycling News - Manchester ready for Track Worlds, Australian Track Worlds team announced, Tammy Thomas perjury trial set for Monday, Broken wrist for Wilson, Petacchi out of Rund um Köln, Pereiro to skip Vuelta a Castilla y León, Rasmussen and Mřrkřv interview, Teams for Brabantse Pijl
Latest Cycling News
- Rund um Köln cancelled, Vaitkus wins another one, Sastre feeling well, Contentpolis-Murcia heading to northern Spain, Cunego likely to skip Giro, Stalder ready for hills, Fleeman back on course, Astana for Dwars, Miche Silver Cross to Coppi e Bartali, GPOA-Cannondale Team expands, Up close at top US races
Tuesday, March 25
First Edition Cycling News - Briton dominates Women's World Cup, Landis outcome months away, Interim Freiburg report released, Dwars door Vlaanderen making snow plans, Moreno signs with Caisse d'Epargne, Manchester ready for World Records, Skil gets ASO call up, Teams line up for Perth challenge
Latest Cycling News - ASO names teams for Classics, Pooley thrilled, Centrum Ronde van Vlaanderen, Niermann's 300 kilometres, Coppi e Bartali underway, Astana hungry for more, Stapleton happy with High Road's season start, Team Kuota-Senges frustrated, Milram youngsters to Belgium, Quick Step to Dwars, German Bundesliga race held in snowstorm, Inaugural Tour of Colorado set
Wednesday, March 26
First Edition Cycling News - WADA slams UCI legal action, CPA, UCI to increase communication, World champion to focus on Ardennes week, Silence - Lotto ready for Dwars door Vlaanderen, Quick Step hits key Giro stages, Cofidis opt out of the Driedaagse De Panne-Koksijde again, Liquigas delighted with Coppi e Bartali success, Petacchi sick in bed, Reade to ride BMX in Beijing
Latest Cycling News - Di Luca upset with ASO's decision, Gasparotto's birthday in Sanremo, O'Loughlin pursuing Olympics,Kirchen out of Ronde van Vlaanderen, Dutch podium in Castilla y León, Van Avermaet pleased
Thursday, March 27
First Edition Cycling News - Phinney sets unofficial world record, Brailsford & Wiggins back Hayles after exclusion from Worlds, Clerc comments on Astana's non-invitation & Vuelta ownership, Kemps feels at home, Roelandts gets serious, Terpstra tenacious at Dwars door Vlaanderen, Two Quick Step riders crash, Team CSC's rough day, Klöden sick again, Liquigas begins Northern Campaign, Worlds on WCSN, Iowa race weekend
Latest Cycling News - French sprinters score third in a row, Wiggins ready for team pursuit, Australians improved, but still lacking, Dutch to look into Ligthart's blood values, Nuyens on list of favourites for Flanders, Dutch veterans still going strong, Scarponi ban shortened after CAS ruling, Steegmans, Klöden in sick bay, Rund um Köln organiser won't give up, BMC receives Tour de Suisse invite
Friday, March 28
MTB News & Racing Round-up - NMBS opening in Fontana, Time bonuses spice up Cape Epic, Cape Epic Diary: Counting down, English & Van Der Spiegel crowned Australian 24 hour solo champions, Compton returns to the dirt, Polish racers ready for race series & Olympic selection, Adidas team extended, Swisspower Cup starting in Buchs, IMBA Epic Rides, Gunn-Rita diary, Châtel to host snowy downhill, VisitPA team
First Edition Cycling News - Records tumble in Manchester, WADA dumps passport support, O'Loughlin sixth, Olympic place likely, Mitsubishi-Jartazi seeks second sponsor, Klöden strikes back, Cunego to race Critérium International, Spanish speculate on Contador-Caisse d'Epargne connection, Cordero warns Astana not to do anything stupid, French court recommends three years for Sainz, USA Cycling board gets three new officers
Latest Cycling News - Cunego and Steegmans recovering, Valentino Fois passes away, Wildcards for Tinkoff to Spring Classics, Rabobank climbs into Top Ten, Österreich Rundfahrt "Olympic preparation race", 9th San Dimas stage race kicks off, Kelly Benefit Strategies warms up, Hushovd ready to protest for Tibet, Team line-ups for upcoming races, Coming up: Australian Schools Cycling Cup
Track World Championships Cycling News - Manchester: Boardman buoyant with British, Clancy and Manning on world record, Thomas uses Giro for Beijing form, Australian Team Pursuiting, Reade's commitment BMX, Mactier disappointed with bronze
Saturday, March 29
First Edition Cycling News - Contador dispels transfer rumors, Meares qualifies, Cavendish targets Worlds, German track rider fined, CSC fine-tunes for Flanders, Team clarifies Jartazi sponsorship, South Africans top Cape Epic prologue
Sunday, March 30
First Edition Cycling News - CSC plays its cards at Harlebeke's E3 Prijs, Eisel as comeback kid, Ekimov considers Astana's chances, Kopp makes the break, Gasparotto saves legs, Ballan manages pressure of Ronde defence, Steegmans rides strong after tractor encounter, Cape Epic winners ride into yellow, Team Rocky Mountain climbs on, Cape Epic riders' health carefully monitored, Tour de 'Toona shrinks, D'Hont to write about Ullrich
Track World Championships Cycling News - Vos looks towards Beijing, Great Britain record number of medals, Pollack amazed with Madison, Work expected for Australia, European Masters Track Championships go on
Monday, March 31
First Edition Cycling News - Frenchman excels in the rain, High Road's viking warrior emerges as HR women dominate Stateside, American takes all at Cape Epic, The 'baggies' set records, UCI links with Look for bike programme, A few breaks for Rabobank, US BMX titles decided, Kiwi women return to North America
Track World Championships Cycling News - American takes first world championship gold, No Olympics for Van Dijk, but happy with worlds, New Zealand grabs gold on final day, Howard and Goss boost Aussie morale
Latest Cycling News - 2007 Giro: Schleck can't ask for more, Evans on target with Coppi e Bartali win, UCI reacts to WADA's passport programme dismissal, Liberty Seguros not in GP Indurain, Successful times for Beckers, Museeuw misses cycling "family"