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Thursday, May 1
First Edition Cycling News - Riders scout Giro's Plan de Corones, France stiffens anti-doping laws, Di Luca wins and loses in CAS decision, Cordero: Vuelta better than Tour, Iglinsky takes wet Romandie stage, Champions shocked after World Cups delivered by mail, Teams get Tour prizes, Tour of Pennsylvania route announced
MTB News & Racing Round-up - Legendary Cactus Cup returns, NMBS finals relocate to Brian Head, Kalentieva and Absalon win in Offenburg, Unlucky weekend for the Multivan Merida , A World of potential for Wells, Hannah stays "home" for 2008, Wheeler and O'Dea win 24-hour NPS opener, Canada boasts another stage race, IMBA contest calls for short films, O'Dea diary: Testing the new bikes
Latest Cycling News - Burghardt is no couch potato, Milram's game for Roels, Recovered Korff back, Tinkoff "ecstatic" with Vuelta invitation, French teams finalise Giro line-ups, Cruz back to normal training
Friday, May 2
First Edition Cycling News - Number 1 for McEwen, Kroon repeats in sunshine, Verbrugghe targets Giro,Timmer takes a break, French teams still waiting, AG2R for upcoming races, Traksel again
Latest Cycling News - Volksbank on probation in MPCC, CSC's Giro line-up ready, Caisse d'Epargne sends climbers to Italy, Rabobank hopeful for Romandie time trial, Sinkewitz still looking for team, Austrian one-two in U23 Henninger, Doping controls in Frankfurt, Ullrich wins step in Coast trial, Ray-Glow seeks riders for Commerce Bank Series
Saturday, May 3
First Edition Cycling News - Top rider under suspicion from passport data, All Giro riders have passports, Dunkerque to start without Ladagnous, Gerolsteiner's fate to be known before Tour, Peter Velits: the modest champion, High Road sends top riders to Berne, Euskaltel on stage hunt in Vuelta a Asturias, Judge upholds 'Toona suit
MTB News & Racing Round-up - World's best ready in Madrid, More burglaries at World Cup, European Marathon Champs to Albstadt, George looks for success in Graskop, Probike: Irina Kalentieva, New Zealand picks for Worlds, Introducing Women Who Ride Club, Dirt Sweat & Gears, El Reto de los Misioneros returns to Peru, Kellevie hosts six hour race, USA gravity and endurance rankings, Mid-Atlantic Cup accepting teams
Sunday, May 4
First Edition Cycling News - Astana may receive last minute Giro invitation, Petacchi out of Giro, Ambitious plans for High Road, Strength helps "unknown" win in Romandie, Toyota United's title sponsor not to renew, Austrian climbing champ, KBS/Medifast collects first 2008 win, Fast Freddie camp to benefit youth
Monday, May 5
First Edition Cycling News - Astana to ride Giro, Klöden the first, High Road satisfied, Arndt takes over, German TV claims 2007 payments to Freiburg doctors, Teams for Four Days of Dunkirk
Latest Cycling News - The Corsa Rosa promises excitement, Contador with "unknown form", A surprise called De Bonis, Pereiro on the up, Rabobank lost out, Petacchi decision expected this week, Burghardt pain-free
Tuesday, May 6
First Edition Cycling News - Astarloa racing towards Giro d'Italia, Riccò to lead Saunier Duval's Giro bid, Loddo targets Tinkoff Giro stage wins, More injuries hit Milram, Toyota-United dominate weekend racing, NZ team for Junior worlds, USA has successful Fleche du Sud
Latest Cycling News - Petacchi suspended, Patxi Vila positive, Tour champion Contador back in Italy, Hansen hopes for long lasting Giro, José Joaquín Rojas fights in Dunkerque, Hulsmans out of Dunkerque, Bileka resigns from Silence-Lotto
Wednesday, May 7
First Edition Cycling News - Arroyo wants Giro top five, Rabobank makes preliminary Tour selections, Breschel abandons Dunkerque, Nuyens has the world at his feet, Lefevere denies new sponsor rumours, Bayern Rundfahrt announces teams, Armstrong's shop grand opening this weekend, Carney happy with KBS/Medifast improvement
Latest Cycling News - Barloworld's Corti aims for well-managed Giro, CPA's Vasseur polling riders, Petacchi loses wins, Cooke and Caccia return to racing, Rojas for the Tour?
Thursday, May 8
MTB News & Racing Round-up - Dahle Flesjå back to the beginning, Three in a row for Absalon, Premont & Dahle battle in Madrid, Kenda & Tomac launch new downhill team, Ghost picks up healthy sponsorship, Juarez & Sawicki win Dirt Sweat & Gears, NMBC standings updated, Keith Bontrager diary, Pro Bike: Todd Wells, F1RST and Seasons showing worldwide
First Edition Cycling News - Men from the North meet in Dunkirk, Organizers hopeful for Giro free of scandals, Teams set for Triple Crown in Philly, Hincapie to defend Tour of Missouri title, Volksbank signs Australian time trialist, USA Cycling to stay in Colorado, British Cycling ramps up for Bikeability, Tobago cycling classic returns, ORBA supports grassroots women's racing
Latest Cycling News - Road rage crash shocks Sydney, McGee eyes Giro TTT, Rodríguez part of three-pronged Caisse team, Duggan finally home again, Lhotellerie on the UCI's passport list?, Teams informed of suspicious riders, or not?, Barloworld commits to 2009, New co-sponsor for Lampre, Berlin winner will not defend title, Juniors tackling Trophée centre Morbihan
Friday, May 9
First Edition Cycling News - Astana pulls together for Giro, Simoni's last Grand Tour, Caisse d'Epargne loses one, McEwen optimistic, Innocently guilty?, Agritubel gains two, Steegmans lashes out at UCI, Sydney road rage driver questioned, Liquigas to Philly, Vos heads south, Armstrong makes top 100, Sprinters to rule Triple Crown opener, US Collegiate nats open, Welsh track champs call for racers
Latest Cycling News - CSC targets team time trial & Best Young Rider, Nuyens looking for a stage win, Australian champion motivated, Wegelius: Liquigas will have more freedom, Henninger Turm latest German victim, Hoste to stay at Silence-Lotto, Milram's Tour de France pre-selection, Sydney accident driver on defense
Saturday, May 10
MTB News & Racing Round-up - On the trail with Sabine Spitz, Hill ready for downhill World Cup opener, ECP-Tau riders to represent Spain, IMBA volunteer stewardship program renewed, Velirium to rock Mont-Sainte-Anne, Eastern Canada gets stage race, Houffalize tech, Irminger's new steed, O'Dea diary, Watch Valley Bike Cup
First Edition Cycling News - Contador says Giro win 'difficult', Di Luca calm, Menchov's goals depend on form, Cavendish eyes stage wins, Richeze out of Giro over positive test, Lhotellerie quashes rumours, Irish rider hopes for solid Giro, Astana swaps Giro riders, Blaudzun to retire, Ascani banned, Charges recommended in fatal California crash, Toyota-United to help paralyzed former national champ
Sunday, May 11
First Edition Cycling News - Giro leader wants to share the jersey, Millar: 'The hard work has paid off', McGee psyched, Pinotti content with High Road performance, Riccò eyeing Giro's second stage, Good news for Petacchi, Vervecken to change teams, Grabsch plans return
Monday, May 12
First Edition Cycling News - The Cobra strikes in Sicily, Zabriskie crashes out of Giro, Landis case costing WADA $1.3 million, Vervecken denies transfer rumours, McLeod returns at South African nationals, Tragedy at Portugese Cup race
Latest Cycling News - German women's coach optimistic, Davis happy to be back in the action, Mountain goats dominate Colombia, Rojas happy with Dunkirk, Mosquera does well in Spain, Weylandt crashes in Derny race, Conclusion of Pan-American Championships, Priority Health Tour de Leelanau taking shape
Tuesday, May 13
First Edition Cycling News - Italian claims maiden Giro win, Barloworld riding to protect Soler, Zabel to try again today, CSC's Aussie out of Giro, Lloyd content thus far, Hoy sends track bikes, kit to Bolivian cyclists, Sydney driver charged over crash
Latest Cycling News - Riccò's rough day, Bianca Possoni, Catching the Giro boat, Giro classifications demystified, Valverde thinking of Tour, First win for Riccio, Austrian teams win in Germany, Australian juniors selected for worlds
Wednesday, May 14
MTB News & Racing Round-up - 4X opens gravity World Cup season in Slovenia, Familiar downhill stars reign in World Cup, Bryceland injured in spectacular crash, World's best to downtown Lisboa downhill, Gunn-Rita diary: A return to the top, Bikes Belong awards spring grants, Highland Fling MTB Marathon
First Edition Cycling News - Youngster takes finest victory, Leipheimer to keep building form, Riccò's Giro hopes ride on hand, O'Grady to come back bigger, better, McGee could be out for a month, Triple Crown announce women's teams
Latest Cycling News - Pellizotti gives it a go, LPR Brakes rode defensively, Verbrugghe: "you have to be a little crazy", Broken collarbone for Nuyens, Zabriskie flies home, Pollack happy with second, Burghardt confident, Hunter building form, Kitchen sink weather ready in Mt. Hood
Thursday, May 15
First Edition Cycling News - Italian team logs first Giro win, Giro shortened, Millar's bad luck, Ljungskog to defend at Aude, Quick Step strong in Holland, Meares in last chance Beijing bid, Track World Cup goes to new host city, AG2R for next week's races, Cameron Jennings diary, Wisconsin Cycling Series expands, new amateur stage race for Georgia
Latest Cycling News - Italian speaks about shortening of Giro stage, Wiggins satisfied with Giro, Yates calm about team's chances, Leukemans ban overruled, Gilbert tempted by Olympics, Positive vibes over TDU's ProTour debut, Bissell to defend Leelanau title
Friday, May 16
MTB News & Racing Round-up - NMBS returns to California, Fullana ready, Britain for Continental XC Champs, O'Deas enjoy "home" advantage, New Australian stage race, 4X Doubleheader in Bridgnorth, South Africa's Speedy & Muhl duel, Mike & Mary diary, NorCal fundraiser, Freeride rookies given chance, Aussie calendar changes, Auction helps Murray, Roc du Littoral
First Edition Cycling News - Battle for pink goes to Italy, Reactions to long, hot stage, Leipheimer held up by police, Unlucky 13 for Mandri, Surgery for McGee, Feillu returns in Picardie, Dutch coach names Beijing trackies, High Road hoping for more in France, Stander back racing in South Africa, Balco head reveals methods
Latest Cycling News - Giro leader boosted by maglia rosa, Priamo: A gregario who can win, Leipheimer expects time change, Morabito soldiers on, Second Catalunya for Sastre, Lampre, Caisse d'Epargne for Catalunya, One week to go for Estonian Cycling Weekend
Saturday, May 17
First Edition Cycling News - First mountain test for Giro contenders, Unfortunate puncture for Italian, Tinkoff trackie transfers talent, Milram terminates Petacchi's contract, Pursuiter excels at Aude prologue, Devolder to scout Tour de France stages, Tour of Japan starting, Shortened 'Toona keeps equal prize money, Favorites ready for Euro XC champs
Sunday, May 18
First Edition Cycling News - Ups and downs mark Giro stage, Sprinters to emerge for stage nine, Swiss riders shine in Picardie, Comeback victory in Aude, Devolder recons Tour stages, Rogers returns in Catalunya, Leukemans returns to whereabouts, Teams revise Catalunya rosters, Austrians dedicate race to Matzenbacher
Monday, May 19
First Edition Cycling News - Razor thin victory in San Vincenzo, Giro injury report, Pinotti aiming for good showing, Picardie decided by one second, Uncertain future for Milram, Petacchi, Gerdemann back on the bike, Sanchez returns for Catalunya, New leader in Aude, Tour de Nez adds women's race
Latest Cycling News - Aussies rule in Japan, Hanson does well for guest team in Ireland, Fröhlinger's Italian lessons, Karpin Galicia to second ProTour race, Fernandez crashed out of Giro, Colnago prolongs sponsorships with Landbouwkrediet - Tönissteiner, An Post to sponsor green in Tour of Ireland, Tour of Arkansas decided, World Championships for students, Bundesliga round two
Tuesday, May 20
Giro d'Italia Cycling News - Giro enters second week with demanding time trial, Di Luca aims to limit time trial losses, Riccò unsure about time trial, Contador to continue despite fracture, Soler to continue on day-by-day basis
First Edition Cycling News - Strong day for Norway, Sutherland makes it two, First year pro Beveridge claims Mt. Hood Classic, Chadwick stakes Olympic claim, Ferris named Gay Games ambassador, Nez adds women's race, Bikes for Kids Utah gets $40,000 USD donation
Latest Cycling News - Wegelius a great support, Hansen: Catching Up, CSF Group-Navigare counters Klöden's accusations, Russ wants pink, Snow stops Devolder, Dekker to skip nationals, Rest day in Colombia, WA State Road Championships 2008 coming up
Wednesday, May 21
First Edition Cycling News - Di Luca surprised by Contador, Italian storms to time trial win, Contador: I wanted to win, Police raid LA MSS headquarters, Riccò laments Giro slip, Priamo upset with Klöden, satisfied with first week, Petacchi: I remain a winner, Capelli fights to keep numero nero
Latest Cycling News - Special anniversary for Bruseghin, Klöden riding for Germany?, CSC heads to Bavaria, McGee back in the saddle, Aussies continue to dominate in Japan, CAS hears Mayo case, AG2R La Mondiale preparing Dauphiné, Contentpolis-Murcia young but strong, South Africa announces junior Worlds team
Thursday, May 22
MTB News & Racing Round-up - NMBS #3 sees new winners, Swiss excel at European cross country championships, Peaty continues reign as downhill king, Bromont round opens Canada Cup, Staatsmeisterschaften crowns Austrian champions, Test of Metal route changes, Tour of Durango launch party set, Nat Ross diary
First Edition Cycling News - Frenchman seizes lead in Catalunya, Riders injured in crash-marred Catalunya stage, Gerolsteiner places Moletta on inactive status, German star fends off chasing field for Aude stage win, Esparza to be released from hospital, First ever Napa Downtown Gran Prix
Giro d'Italia Cycling News - Italian takes first Giro stage after 16 years, Rain and cold stop Soler, Russ hopes to stay healthy, Rider talks about accomplishing a dream, Spaniard disappointed with second, Crashes hit Giro again
Latest Cycling News - Pellizotti: leader for a year, Lloyd changes Giro objectives, Dall'Antonia comes close, Aude: sprinter wins in mountains, Kashechkin to return soon?, Burghardt looks to Bavarian race, The Rás has started!, Nys looks at Beijing
Friday, May 23
MTB News & Racing Round-up - SoBe / Cannondale team back in action, Racers respond to Fumics, Going long at the Anaconda, Swisspower cup, Trips for Kids workshop at IMBA Summit, Fundraiser honors memory of racer, Pink bike raffle, Rocky Mountain partners with IMBA, Hong Kong series, BURN 24 hour Challenge
First Edition Cycling News - Another Giro photo finish, McEwen wants stage 13, Di Luca: The real race begins Saturday, Contador impressed with rivals, A new Frenchman in charge of Catalunya, Tired Gasparotto keeps morale high, Riders using Viagra for altitude?, USAC president: the era of the collegian, Tour of Colorado continues with Iron Horse, 'Voice of Cycing' to benefit Chicagoland
Latest Cycling News - Leipheimer part of dangerous Astana trio, Cavendish delays birthday celebrations, Priamo next crash victim, Duggan likely out for season, Rabobank and Rasmussen in court, Brown "not even close", Nys to Landbouwkrediet as of June 1, Buenahora inches closer, Cuesta's special prep for Dauphiné
Saturday, May 24
First Edition Cycling News - High Road takes another stage, McEwen says 'ciao' to Giro, Rebellin may also leave, Contador tips Simoni for victory, Bosisio the hidden ace, Fernández to rest and recover, Papa Moletta denies all, UCI says Kashechkin still suspended, Pellizotti re-signs with Liquigas, Tour de Leelanau preview
Sunday, May 25
First Edition Cycling News - Two Italians benefit in Giro's stage to Pampeago, Maglia ciclamino survives, Slipstream backs Vande Velde in mountains, Van den Broeck continues as classification threat, Caisse d'Epargne persists with attacks, Strike two at Aude, Australian claims Tour of Japan lead, BC Provincial Championship doubles as cancer fundraiser, Asthmatic cyclists wanted for study
Monday, May 26
Giro d'Italia Cycling News - Tour champion's confidence rises with the mountains, Solo rider wins queen stage, Simoni roars amongst lambs, Little Pozzovivo makes big moves, Vande Velde saves bullets for next shoot out, Voigt going strong
First Edition Cycling News - French women's race finishes, Uran is back, Piepoli crashes out, Local racer to lead Milram Tour favorites in Bavaria, Veilleux wins first NRC race, Cappelle signs as stagiaire, Armstrong takes fundraising to Quebec
Latest Cycling News - Italians with home court advantage, Giro mountain time trial underway, Menchov climbs up the overall, Fröhlinger's "legs exploded", Aussie claims Tour of Japan, Domínguez: From weekend warrior to professional racer, Ullrich to testify?, Zaballa distressed about LA-MSS drug raid
Tuesday, May 27
First Edition Cycling News - Pellizotti lives up to Giro promise, Contador cautiously confident, Van den Broeck happy in Italy, Australian champion aiming for Giro stage win, Vandenbroucke: Focused on the job again, Quick Step, Silence-Lotto for Belgium, Rally stars to cycle Britain, Century ride a sell-out
Latest Cycling News - Gasparotto: "It is impossible", Millar not impressed with Corones circus, Surprises in the mountains, Gerolsteiner: From nine to two, A Major moment, Milram injuries adding up, Barloworld injury update, Gerdemann cancels Bayern Rundfahrt, Garzelli at Europe's top
Wednesday, May 28
First Edition Cycling News - Klöden dedicated to Contador's Giro campaign, Bruseghin seeking best Giro finish, Barloworld will fight to Milano, Hoy aims for triple Olympic gold, Tour de Beauce announces teams, courses, Lithuania's ex-pro passes away, Leukemans off the list, but not the hook, Rabobank still not free of Veneberg, More riders react to Corones climb
Latest Cycling News - McGee: Tour start a long shot, Major financial boost for Tour Down Under, Gilbert not in Olympics, Turtur opposed to Olympic ride-off, Induráin sees advantage for Contador, Pfannberger crashes out of Giro, The cheekiest Tour stage win, Traralgon to host Herald Sun Tour start, Tuft to contest Westside Classic, AVC offers $10,000USD prize purse, Tour of America offers new proposed course
Thursday, May 29
First Edition Cycling News - A day for the sprinters at the Giro, Leipheimer: Astana Giro win would be "amazing", Di Luca considers Giro open, Young German claims first 2008 win, Liquigas & Cannondale renew, Harlem Classic Rocks on, Tour de Grandview to award equal payout, New Tour de Nez location, Sacremento cycles for cleaner air, MVA cleans up
Latest Cycling News - Cold comfort: Hampsten's day on the Gavia, Contador previews Mortirolo, Test result problems for Astarloa, Eichler carries Giro's numero nero, Pellizotti fights for top spot, Pinotti pulls through, Rojas wants Tour spot, Part of Dutch team for Beijing known
MTB News & Racing Round-up - NUE Series to Ohio's Mohican 100, Massanutten Hoo-Ha! celebrates 20 years, Griffiths successful at US Open, McDermott wins Qashqai, Jackson & Smith fastest at Anaconda, Champions crowned at US 4X nationals, Two racers sitting out Andorra World Cup, Full Australian & partial US worlds team selected, Sam Schultz Pro Bike
Friday, May 30
First Edition Cycling News - Giro stage winner rides on instinct, Italians rally behind Contador, Rides for radios, Milram sacks Astarloa, An insider's view of stage 19 climbs, Tinkov confident of one more win, Business as usual for two-man Gerolsteiner team, Germany names Olympic track team, Collegiate women to Nature Valley, USA Crits continues in Tulsa Tough
Latest Cycling News - Philly week welcomes strong contenders, CSC Invitational ready with international fields, Contador not suited to Worlds course, Cárdenas moves up in GC, Gómez returns in Switzerland, Zubelida a happy father and racer, Bruyneel joins World Bicycle Relief Board, Vos satisfied with El Salvador trip
Saturday, May 31
First Edition Cycling News - Lone wolf holds off wave of Giro hopefuls, Teamwork upends Giro standings, Evans' form uncertain after knee problems, Hansen finishes up, Millar wants to rule Milano, CSC bouyed by win, World Cup heads to Canada, High Road to attack Montreal