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Wednesday, October 1
First Edition Cycling News - Rumours surrounding Tour samples rampant, Klier, Pauwels to Cervélo, Back to Belgium for Boonen, Xacobeo-Galicia secures Mosquera, Heulot names riders, Lapthorne joins hunt for sister, McCaughey returns for Tassie Carnivals
Latest Cycling News - Leblanc questions Armstrong's return, Ballan debuts as World Champion in Lazio, Paolini puts in early effort, Grivko satisfied with Worlds, Zabel faces last road race in Germany, Van Dijk to Columbia Women
Thursday, October 2
First Edition Cycling News - Clerc leaves ASO, Schleck heard by Luxembourg anti-doping agency, Judge dismissed Puerto again, AFLD proposes more testing for Armstrong's samples, Gerolsteiner to Münster, Tinkoff Credit Systems prepares for season finale, Leipheimer to NorCal CycleFest benefit
Latest Cycling News - Armstrong responds to testing times, No Armstrong/Contador conflict for Bruyneel, Kolobnev baffled with Worlds tactics, ProTour 2011: AIGCP president raises questions, Cancellara denies doping involvement, Astana announces more signings, Greipel re-ups with Columbia
Cycling News Flash - Riccò suspended for two years
MTB News & Racing Round-up - Belgian legend to Crocodile Trophy, Mature riders excel at Simpson Desert Challenge, Leuchs to lead Felt 2009 team, New Trek team signs Killeen & Flueckiger brothers, Good weekend for Naaf, Platt earns German marathon title while Brandau surprises, Copa Chile #2 to La Serena
Friday, October 3

First Edition Cycling News - Boonen back on the good foot, Phinney takes kilo title, Riccò may appeal two-year ban, Bordry regrets Armstrong decision, Contract problems for Eltink, Johansson signs with new women's UCI team, Bennati returns in Memorial Cimurri, Hell of the South: A look at Volta a Portugal, Gasparotto takes UCI Europe Tour lead, Reistad, Frischkorn with USPRO elections
Latest Cycling News - Schleck admits Fuentes payment, denies having doped, suspended by team, Italy's henchmen reflect on damage done, Grabsch hopes for 2009 Worlds duel with Cancellara, IT Factory announces web-based anti-doping tool, Lotz gets 16,5000 Euro penalty, Four races for World Champion, Bernucci to LPR
MTB News & Racing Round-up - 2009 UCI World Cup revised, Marathon World Cup wrapping up this weekend, 2008 Hall of Famers inducted at Interbike, TAKMBD celebrates fifth year, Mountain Bike conference coming to London, Geoff Kabush diary, Interbike: Hitting pay dirt in VEgas, Countdown to North Brisbane 8 hour & Poor Mountain Hill Climb
Saturday, October 4
First Edition Cycling News - Zabel's last German race signals change, New ASO chief to maintain values, Quick Step down two in Franco-Belge, Puerto closure appealed - again, Ullrich thinks Armstrong can win Tour again, Zampieri retires, Rochester expands into Tour de New York, USGP to qualify junior, U23 worlds slots
Sunday, October 5
First Edition Cycling News - Vinokourov next to try comeback, Tour of Missouri gets upgrade, Well timed attack nets Cimurri win, New Franco-Belge leader, Popovych denies retirement, Armstrong's return no distraction for Tour de France anti-doping, Three teams ousted from Paris-Tours, Phinney breaks record, Heulot's new team almost complete, Simpson Desert cooks racers, Tour de Nez on TV, Polazzi tests positive
Monday, October 6

First Edition Cycling News - Flecha, Rosseler survive in Franco-Belge, Evans happy to have Armstrong back, Peloton pays tribute to Vansevenant, Blaudzun says good-bye, too, Aldape renews with Team Type 1, Inferno goes Pro for 2009, Tour of Durango postponed
Latest Cycling News - Staying put with Astana, Basque hattrick in France, Zabel will end career at Berlin Six-Days, Tankink out of Paris-Tours, Vegas and beyond for Howe, Will Extremadura-Ciclismo Solidario become Extremadura-Loterías Boyacá?, Contentpolis-Murcia works for 2009, Yates breaks record again in BikeNZ series, Frenchman wins in Cameroun
Tuesday, October 7
Cycling News Flash - Schumacher and Piepoli test positive
First Edition Cycling News - German federation reacts swiftly to Schumacher positive, Holczer to sue Schumacher, More changes to come at Caisse d'Epargne, Boonen in for Paris-Tours, Tankink uncertain, Vandenbroucke wants another comeback, again, Team Specialized Designs for Women stops, Levi Leipheimer: A memorable season Part II
Latest Cycling News - Schumacher's future unclear, Benítez sprints to leadership, Legeay consultant for British cycling?, Kaisen done at Silence Lotto, Pucinskaite switches to Italian team, Flexpoint and Vrienden van het Platteland merge, Jayco Herald Sun Tour ready to roll, Degenkolb with historic triple, Junior Jim Takes Yellow In Western Cape Spring League
Wednesday, October 8
First Edition Cycling News - Bach attacks, McQuaid defends, Lang's Schumacher suspicions, Schleck cloud darkens, Prudhomme praises anti-doping measures, UCI congratulates AFLD, CPA meets to discuss 2009, Aerts, Kaisen continue with Silence-Lotto, Team Type 1 bolsters squad, 'Celebrity' road rage in Melbourne
Cyclo-cross news & racing roundup - Management defends Nys, A conversation with Ryan Trebon, No injury concerns for Albert, Anthony re-signs with Jamis, USGP announces junior race series, Recent UCI Cyclo-cross results, Upcoming UCI races
Latest Cycling News - Tour boss Prudhomme expects more positives, German federation confirms two positives, AFLD reveals Riccò positive again, Tour positives bring strong reactions, Questions over UCI's biological passport, World Champ Ballan adds horsepower via Ferrari, Swift Racing launches "Own our team" initiative
Thursday, October 9
MTB News & Racing Round-up - Winners crowned in final marathon World Cup, 24 Hours of Moab draws strongest field yet, English & Beck win in Yellomundee, Registration opens & course info revealed for Alps Epic, Gunn-Rita diary, Equal purse offered for Wigwam Challenge, New fundraiser for Llanes, Tour of Durango postponed
First Edition Cycling News - IOC to re-test Olympic Games samples, UCI allows Armstrong to start the 2009 Tour Down Under, French to test Tour de France samples for blood transfusions, Wrolich to Milram, McGee wrapping up career in Australia, Bisolti signs with CSF Group-Navigare, Quick Step for Paris-Tours, Italian autumn classics
Latest Cycling News - One more time: sprinters' season ends in Tours, Milram and Rabobank for Paris-Tours, Changes planned for Tours finish, Lefevere considers Schumacher's contract as "void", Manufacturer helped WADA with CERA test, German races endangered, Garmin-Chipotle becomes ProTour team, Wiggins and Cavendish make up, Wichmann retires
Friday, October 10
MTB News & Racing Round-up - Australian national series opens in October, Flight Centre team announced for Croc Trophy, Kupfernagel to Stevens Bikes, Brentjens Challenge this weekend, Stander returns for Asishove Challenge, Pekatch back on form before Israel championship, Test of Series 2009 race dates
First Edition Cycling News - Leadout man takes second win, Winner continues streak at Sabatini, Prosecutors open Schumacher investigation, No retesting for Giro, Piepoli's hearing postponed, Dockx stays at Lotto, Gerolsteiner for Paris-Tours, New UK crit series, Tecos & Extremadura merger possible, Grand Prix of Gloucester, Miami racer suspended, Virginia Beach clinic
Latest Cycling News - LeMond wants a different kind of testing, Scott-American Beef to continue, Scharping criticises UCI's special handling of Armstrong, Fofonov gets three months, Bernaudeau fed up, Mike Sayers: The best years of my life, Paris-Tours: Cycle Collstrop will start, Sun Tour kickstarts another sensational summer, Back problems end Ardila's season
Saturday, October 11
First Edition Cycling News - Contador faces uncertainty about Armstrong's return, CSC program includes CERA tests, Schumacher denies receiving AFLD notification, Another German sponsor leaves cycling, Ralf Grabsch retires, Skil-Shimano signs two, Columbia gunning for breaks in Paris-Tours, French Federation claims 100 cycling medals for 2008, USA Cycling launches Joshua Kuck Memorial Scholarship fund
Sunday, October 12
First Edition Cycling News - Albert and Vantornout speak out on prize money tensions, Anti-doping expert defends CERA tests, Beghelli will challenge Cunego's Lombardia form, Eeckhout to Rock Racing?, Pfannberger's bike stolen at Giro dell'Emilia, Liese named German national women's coach, Franzoi keeps focus on cyclo-cross and marriage
Monday, October 13
First Edition Cycling News - Wilson comes home to defend Sun Tour, Cyclo-cross elite disappointed in Roodervoorde, Basso to return in Japan Cup, Further investigations of Freiburg Clinic, Grabsch makes career move official, Vanendert switches teams, New AUS track team releases roster, Cyclingnews online production editor required - Australia
Latest Cycling News - Aussie doubles up, Svein Tuft's journey to Worlds silver, Gilbert becomes rare Wallonian Classics winner, Gilbert's family anxiously followed race on TV, No easy season for Boonen, Hanson already planning for 2009, Ciolek calls Schumacher positive a "slap in the face", Sastre guests at Volvo Ocean Race, Cyclingnews online production editor required - Australia
Cycling News Flash - Armstrong in Giro d'Italia
Cycling News Flash - Kohl non-negative for CERA as well
Tuesday, October 14
First Edition Cycling News - Kohl positive confirmed, Holczer departs cycling, Moser, Simeoni comment on Armstrong's Giro plan, Ricco details released, Final statements in Landuyt case, Crédit Agricole finishes with champagne, Mancebo back in the big time?, New US women's pro team announced, Cyclingnews online production editor required - Australia
Latest Cycling News - Zomegnan: Armstrong to raise Giro's awareness, Armstrong wants to go pink, AFLD done with Tour testing, Bahati paving the way, AFLD confirms two non-negatives for Kohl, Boonen ends season on home soil, Ullrich foretells leadership problems at Astana, Schumacher has more time to ask for B-sample analysis, Bettini to Amsterdam Six-Days, Rogge rejects idea of removing cycling from Olympics, Cavallari next doping case, Major shakeup in the USAC NRC calendar for 2009, Cyclingnews online production editor required - Australia
Wednesday, October 15
First Edition Cycling News - UCI to introduce four-year ban in '09, Rasmussen bound for CAS?, Bordry comments on Tour's retrospective testing, Kohl wants B samples tested, Gerolsteiner reactions, Slippens and Stam reunited, Stuttgart six-day cancelled, Manchester prepares for World Cup, Denmark searches for new national track coach, Cyclingnews online production editor required - Australia
Latest Cycling News - Basso closes Operación Puerto case, Biological Passport suspensions possible in 2009, Piemonte to decide Coppa Italia, Europe gets ready for the muddy cyclo-cross World Cup, Furious Rebellin forced out of home Classic, Bastianelli suspended for one year
Thursday, October 16
First Edition Cycling News - Kohl admits doping, Piemonte provides possible sprint duel, Teams ready for Giro del Piemonte, Lombardia promises thrilling 2008 finale, Tour of Britain confirms 2009 dates, Team Type 1's rider dons best climber's jersey at Sun Tour, Continuing tech coverage of the 2008 Interbike show
Cyclo-cross news & racing roundup - Europe gets ready for 'cross World Cup, Belgian team for World Cup #1, De Bie analyses Fidea's performance, Boom comments on worlds course and preparation, Powers and Dombrowski top standings, Swedish 'cross moves forward, Recent UCI Cyclo-cross results, Upcoming UCI races
Latest Cycling News - Ongoing battle for cycling’s governing body, Armstrong skips Tour presentation, Lombardia offers Danielson end of season boost, Sánchez to stay with Euskaltel, targets Lombardia, Deutschland Tour loses sponsor, New H2O team takes shape, Lhotellerie to Vacansoleil
MTB News & Racing Round-up - Prémont delays retirement, Dahle Flesjå renews with Merida, Paulissen doubles at Roc d'Azur, Yorkshire sets sights on 2010 World Cup, Tostado & Kirkland solo to 24 hour victory in Moab, English & Douglas among winners at Mt. Stromlo, Four cross rounds to kick off Australian national series, French descend on Costa Rica Trophy Bike
Friday, October 17
First Edition Cycling News - Bennati closes problematic season with win, German broadcasters pull Tour de France coverage, Deutschland Tour cancelled in wake of doping scandals, Evans targets Lombardia at end of hectic season, Cooke to form new British women's squad, Gilbert & Voeckler take on TT specialists at Chrono des Nations, Pinotti's season "a success"
MTB News & Racing Round-up - Jurekovic signs with Sho-Air, Absalon reflects on 2008, O'Grady brother bolsters Shimano Dream Team for Crocodile Trophy, La Ruta draws roadies, too, US National Parks push regulation change benefitting mountain bikers, Inaugural Bike Buller Festival set for Victorian Alps, Sand Creek Fall Classic
Latest Cycling News - Llody only getting better for Lombardia, Quick Step, Columbia and Acqua & Sapone to Lombardia, La Madonna del Ghisallo - the Patron Saint of Cycling, World champion Neben back to Europe for Chrono des Nations, Gilbert grateful and focused, Legeay launches cycling 24 hours of Le Mans, Ullrich plans farewell ride
Saturday, October 18
First Edition Cycling News - Basso seeks to restore fans' faith, Milram sponsor must reassess, Austrian Federation supports continued Tour of Austria, Tour de France route launch to be broadcast live next week, Wrolich supports Kohl as friend but not cyclist, CSC Saxo Bank among teams concluding season at Lombardia, Kelly Benefit Strategies/Medifast wraps up in France, Gerolsteiner fire sale, Taillefer to Roubaix Lille Metropole, Dekkers to Garmin-Chipotle, Copa Chile stops next in Santiago
Sunday, October 19
First Edition Cycling News - Exciting Lombardia finale wraps up season, Champions to meet in Borgomanero, CSC excels at Herald Sun Tour, Gianetti announces new ProTour team, Contador staying put, Armstrong's coach recognized, Parrish joins Kenda, Burnaby Six Day postponed, British Tour Series signs Southport, Cycling BC to host conference
Monday, October 20
First Edition Cycling News - Nys unfazed by black eye, Sánchez's future confirmed, Cunego fears Armstrong for Giro d'Italia, Italian giants to meet at Japan Cup, McGee gets career makeover, Vanderaerden lightens up for Crocodile Trophy, Safi-Pasta Zara signs, Pairs TT together in Borgomanero, Team Colavita recruiting
Latest Cycling News - Contador sees problems in possible Vinokourov return, Basso to bring experience and wins to Liquigas, Gianetti to sign Rebellin in new ProTour team?, Valverde tops Route des As criterium, The CPA insists on respect for clean riders, Clement says goodbye to Bouygues Telecom in style
Tuesday, October 21
First Edition Cycling News - Italian cycling celebrated in Conegliano, Cunego: "I'm not the new Bettini", Ballan declines, Quick Step denies, Keisse confident ahead of Amsterdam, Villa to retire, Jamieson racing on home turf again, Battle for Warrnambool on again Latest Cycling News - Contador heads cycling's new era, Valverde takes ProTour award and sacrifices all for 2009 Tour, Sastre joins Cunego and Armstrong at Giro, Savio renews promising Ginanni, Continuing tech coverage of the 2008 Interbike show, Procycling's racing photographs available online
Wednesday, October 22
First Edition Cycling News - Re-testing not the priority for McQuaid, Horizons broadened on shifting sands, Bettini edges closer to hanging up the bike, Locals kick off Six-day season with promise, 'Nothing to prove' for Cooke, Wiggins heads to Manchester
Cycling News Flash - Cyclingnews streams 2009 Tour de France route presentation
Cycling News Flash - 2009 route turns Tour de France upside down
Latest Cycling News - Sunderland departs Cervélo on mutual agreement, Garmin: Work is a four-letter word, Kohl details his doping practice, Merckx does not believe in Armstrong Tour start, Rojas anxiously awaits 2009 season, Working together at the Tour du Faso, Bausch joins JETCycling
Cyclo-cross News & Racing Round-up - Nys shines with a shiner, Van den Brand repeats, Powers top American in world rankings, Kupfernagel surprised with form, Compton hampered by muscle problems, Canadian champ tops UCI rankings, North American briefs, Recent UCI 'cross results, Upcoming UCI races
Thursday, October 23
Tour de France News - Sastre gunning on Tour defence, Evans: Astana are the favourites and I won't miss Kohl, Tour 2009 route reactions: Millar, Bruyneel, Lefevere, Schleck, "Real time the absolute rule" in 2009, Crédit Lyonnais renews to 2013, 2009 Etape returns to Ventoux
First Edition Cycling News - Elaborate & audacious 2009 Tour wide open to the wire, French expect tight Tour, Armstrong leaves the door open, Astana's Contador motivated, Valverde aspires to Tour podium, Piepoli a no show for doping hearing, Bossoni suspended & Carini confirmed positive for doping, More teams for Japan Cup, Gasparotto named best in Europe, Roche running New York marathon, Garmin-Chipotle H3O celebration
Latest Cycling News - Garmin: Work is a four-letter word - part two, 2009 Tour anti-doping test policy yet to be settled, Prudhomme: No extra treatment for Armstrong, Sergeant: "Contador can be beaten", World champ in Firenze-Pistoia, Cyclingnews' rider transfer list 2008-2009
Friday, October 24
Cyclo-cross News & Racing Round-up - USGP kicks off in Louisville, Simms tops world rankings, Page unlucky in Kalmthout, Bishop takes on 'cross, Fontana to start in Koppenbergcross, North American briefs
MTB News & Racing Round-up - Czechs take over Croc Trophy, Breck Epic going live in 2009, Madill & Buchanan top Aussie 4X openers, New faces win at Copa Chile, US Collegiate nationals returns to North Carolina, Jeep 48Straight finale, UCI updates regulations, New film highlights Irish downhillers, IMBA seeking World Summit host, Swiss Power Cup secures future, USAC Calendars wrapping up
First Edition Cycling News - Italian riders want life bans, McQuaid clarifies on re-testing samples, Ivan Basso: Focusing on the bike, UCI upbeat about relations with ASO, Cervélo TestTeam signs five, UCI Track World Cup kicks off in Manchester, Jartazi team continues with Revor, Vervecken and VDB?, England to Amore e Vita, Farrar Sr. struck by car, Continuing coverage of the 2008 Interbike and London Cycle Shows
Latest Cycling News - Bettini regrets the cobbles, England from Australia to US to Italy, Gerrans excited about move, Gerdemann tips climbers for Tour, Prudhomme takes over AIOCC presidency, Amber Rais diary 2008: the season's end, Bern rejects Tour de Suisse
Saturday, October 25
First Edition Cycling News - Sportsmanship triumphs over ambitions in Croc Trophy, Gripper urges patience with passports, World Cup battle expands in Tabor, Caisse d'Epargne signs two, Eltink to Skil-Shimano, Vos breaks with coach, Mumford aggressive in France, Sanchez and Contador ride for charity
Sunday, October 26
First Edition Cycling News - First international title for Van Heerden, Cavendish staying on the road, Ukranian gets second win, Vanthourenhout racing despite pain, Bodry unhappy with UCI anti-doping, Colleges do battle in at MTB nationals, Matxin upset with Madrazo's signing, Hansen backs young Prete, Da Cruz considers Française des Jeux return
Monday, October 27
First Edition Cycling News - Come from behind winner in Tabor, Kohl plays blame game, Crowds rifle through Gerolsteiner assets, Basso returns, Italians dominate in Japan, Van Avermaet controversial winner of award, Basque squad finalises 2009 plans, Six Day season opens with Dutch victory, Bettini, Pozzato to Milan Six Day
Latest Cycling News - Tinkov to step down, Cunego puts brakes on Basso's comeback, Grivko bringing the world to attention, Rabobank and recreational riders tackle the Cauberg, Lisbon to host Volta a Portugal stage
Tuesday, October 28
First Edition Cycling News - Contador won't defend Giro crown, Milram signs another two, Devolder's bro' to Silence-Lotto, Meyer gets Garmin gig, Goss to ride home carnivals, Cioni to new Ukranian outfit, Rabuñal breaks collarbone, elbow, Australian people's choice awards open
Latest Cycling News - CPA urges riders to question anti-doping controllers, T-Mobile rider claims widespread EPO use, Terpstra training with Milram teammates, Calvente signs with Andalucía, Braveheart raises £40,000 for aspiring Scottish cyclists, Extremadura leaves cycling, Donadio and Perez lead Grenoble
Wednesday, October 29
First Edition Cycling News - Barloworld stays on sponsorship bandwagon, Pendleton striving for perfection, Rubio recovery takes step ahead, Dr. Farrar in serious condition, Team Type 1 signs two for '09, Jittery Joe's go amateur for '09, Dutch team looking for foreign rider
Latest Cycling News - Tour champion Armstrong races in Gruene, Columbia: Gerdemann goes, Monfort comes, Confidence the key to Greipel's year, Slow fuse ignites Prudhomme's third Tour, Grabsch condemns dopers, Bettini seeks commentator job, Diquigiovanni to sign Rigotto, GP Triberg-Schwarzwald and Sparkassen Cup face trouble, Catch Croc Trophy action on video
Thursday, October 30
MTB News & Racing Round-up - Crocodile Trophy Dream comes true, Granny Gear 24 hour series gets leaner for 2009, American Collegiate bragging rights decided in North Carolina, Carter & Buhl take Jeep titles, Sawicki & Bishop win Oktoberfest, Hannah returns to sport with Mongoose, British Cycling revamps National series, MTB Australia series starts this weekend
First Edition Cycling News
- British Cycling launches pro track team, McQuaid counters French criticism, Olympians return to Manchester, Team Saxo Bank–IT Factory signs Mørkøv, Climb to be renamed after Rubiera, Sastre awarded, Volksbank-Corratec changes to Vorarlberg-Corratec, Irish team signs Eeckhout, Copeland pulled back into Lampre fold, San Francisco Bay Area Expo and Swap coming
Cyclo-cross News & Racing Round-up - Albert wins first ever World Cup, Belgian reaction after Tabor, Anthony, Nash lead USGP series, Meeusen goes pro with Fidea, Hofstade world cup moves to Heusden-Zolder, GNC returns as a major sponsor for the Toronto 'Cross, MAC and MABRA cross this weekend, Young Canadian 'crossers in Holland, Enter and win at Whitmore's, Recent and Upcoming UCI races
Latest Cycling News - Cancellara targets Flanders, Milram introduces Gerdemann and Ciolek, Schleck back to racing in Curaçao, 2009 Tour de France stages in detail, Paolini renews with Acqua e Sapone, Vanhuffel still looking, Contentpolis-Murcia to expand in 2009, Praties Cycling looking for riders
Friday, October 31
First Edition Cycling News - Landis, ex-Health Net return with OUCH, Gerdemann eager to help German cycling, Rumours of possible radio ban false, Milram presents 2009 squad, Dan Martin: The next big thing?, Sevilla re-ups with Rock Racing, Tondo and Vicioso join Andalucía Cajasur, Manchester welcomes conquering Olympians, Toshiba renews with Australian Track
Latest Cycling News - Luxembourg hopes to close Schleck case this year, Gerdemann transfer "a very long process", Giro d'Italia starts in Venice, Katusha to be "one of the most successful teams", Antwerp in 2010 Tour stage bid, Greipel "never lost the focus", Jeannie Longo turns 50, Celebrate with Cyclingnews' End of Season Sweepstakes