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Monday, September 1
First Edition Cycling News - Italian takes Irish Tour, Martínez: Nothing ventured, nothing gained, Sastre sees a strong Valverde, Milram extends, Duggan makes racing return in US national time trial, 2009 US Pro Championship location announced, De Jongh eyeing Worlds, Thiery wins Rüebliland, Injured Lehikoinen looks towards next season, Olympic Heroes celebrated at Salford Nocturne, Kemp repeats on rainy day
Latest Cycling News - Katusha confirms McEwen, Hamilton moves on with national title, Another USPRO podium for Pate, Saxo Bank to ride Specialized in 2009, CSC-Saxo Bank signs Bellis, It's Miller's time, Castaño signs with Kec Pro Sport, British Columbia Cyclo-cross starting
Tuesday, September 2
First Edition Cycling News - Belgian grabs Vuelta stage, Boonen punished for driving offences, Italian delighted with D-Tour win, Van Poppel signs with Cervélo, Nijland hangs up the bike, Finning, Dennis claim Murray stages
Latest Cycling News - Katusha aims big for 2009, Contador survives hot Vuelta day, Sastre takes small step towards Tour-Vuelta double, Bettini tries to shake Beijing memories, Haselbacher on Gerolsteiner's end, Milram takes shape, Equipe looking to build on success
Latest Cycling News - Hamilton moving on, Cunego not down but out, First season win for Milram rider, German leads in Holland, Milram will ride on Focus bikes next year, Introducing cycling school that made Rubiera, Cycle Touring Legend Killed in Greece, BMC names Brent Graves as Chief of Operation
Wednesday, September 3
First Edition Cycling News - Hungry Italian gets Vuelta revenge, Sastre fine after Vuelta crash, Belgium names Devolder, Hoste for Worlds, Source: Beltrán's B sample positive, Boom to concentrate on road after '08, Joe's professional status looking Jittery, TIBCO signs Aaron's firepower, Garmin-Chipotle leads Univest lineup, HealthNet-Maxxis dominate as NRC end nears
Latest Cycling News - Hamilton moving on, Cunego not down but out, First season win for Milram rider, German leads in Holland, Milram will ride on Focus bikes next year, Introducing cycling school that made Rubiera, Cycle Touring Legend Killed in Greece, BMC names Brent Graves as Chief of Operation
Thursday, September 4
First Edition Cycling News - Time trial produces new Vuelta leader, Sastre denies Katusha signing, Rainy sprint decides Deutschland Tour stage, Belgian wins Memorial Rik Van Steenbergen Aartselaar, Voss to Milram, Colavita-Sutter Home to Missouri, Cheerwine to take hiatus, Roadie Van Gilder signs with 'cross team, Field packed for London Grand Prix, Australian cycling coach headed to trial
Latest Cycling News - Chavanel: "I want the jersey", First 2009 Tour de France route leaks, Returning from the shadows: Manolo Saiz, 2009 Vuelta to tackle La Redoute, 'Cyclones' announced for Worlds, Fröhlinger's tip from Gerdemann, Doping tests in Spain and Germany, Wild and Worrack top in Holland, Den Bakker retires, Astana and Caisse d'Epargne line up for Cyclassics, Le Tour de Québec launch
MTB News & Racing Round-up - Second World Cup win for Kalentieva while Naef silences critics, Buchanan wins at home, Minnaar & Mosely triumph, Kabush's epic intercontinental weekend, NMBS final winners crowned in Brian Head, Eatough nabs win as women steal show at Shenandoah 100, Zander sweeps up at Laddies Loppet, Youngest winner yet at Birkebeinerrittet, Nielsen appointed Danish Champion, Lehikoinen injured again
Friday, September 5
First Edition Cycling News - World Champion shows fine form, Boonen crashes in Vuelta, Sastre calls conference, "Time to say goodbye", Gerdemann angry at "liar" Veikkanen, Wichmann surprises, New leader in Holland, Garcia out with tendonitis, Barredo suffering in Spain, Provisional South African worlds team, An Post looks to deliver in Britain, San Francisco twilight race, Two weeks to Goulburn
Latest Cycling News - Vuelta rest day wrap: Change the only stable thing, Hamburg Cyclassics: One for the sprinters?, 'Show me' the racing in Missouri, Kupfernagel hammers German national coach, Tour de l'Avenir starts, Univest GP attracts top young talent, NRC supremacy all but decided, 'Riding for Deaf Schools' fundraiser announced
MTB News & Racing Round-up - Tahoe-Sierra last NUE stop, Olympians headline next Swisspower Cup, Bikes Belong awards grants, IMBA hiring new Trail Care Crew, Tour de France organizers go off road, New partner for Diablo Park, Bennett & Gordon lead Aussie attack on Crocodile Trophy, Fort William hosting downhill enduro, Gunn-Rita diary, Tour of the White Mountains changes, Rivers Edge Marathon, Highland Fling sells out
Cycling News Flash - UPDATED: Sastre signs with Cervélo Test Team, Sunderland too
Saturday, September 6
First Edition Cycling News - Riis respects Sastre, Sunderland decisions, Vroomen confirms Sastre signing, Tour de Georgia unlikely for 2009, Broken Barredo leaves Vuelta, Bettini helps Worlds tickets boom, Chavanel's Vuelta diary: A golden rest day, Milram in a good moo-d, Augé takes second Deutschland win, Musiol secures D-Tour mountain title, Teutenberg takes 20, London to Liverpool, British tour ready to roll, Virgin Blue aiming for Citi victory
Sunday, September 7
First Edition Cycling News - Classics' man shines in wet weather Vuelta stage, Columbia ends German tour on high note, Italy holds key pre-Worlds tester, Time triallists to Davide Fardelli Memorial, Liquigas juggles double engagement, Volksbank-Corratec for Vattenfall, Thornburn thinks about retirement, Kansas City hosting women's crit, Fondriest to direct Mexican team at home
Monday, September 8
First Edition Cycling News - Vuelta right hand man doubles as GC leader, Lloyd observes Vuelta from within, Bad weather a good thing for Mosquera, Aussies excel in Hamburg, Three man sprint ends Giro della Romagna, Gerolsteiner quartet to Milram, O'Bee signs with Bissell, Germany selects two Columbians for Worlds time trial
Latest Cycling News - Silence-Lotto signs Kohl, Julich retires, Romagna Gasparotto's ticket to ride?, Schumacher keeps Varese in focus, Columbia dominates D-Tour, Gerolsteiner employees looking for jobs
Tuesday, September 8
Cycling News Flash - Armstrong's rumoured return surprises Bruyneel and others
First Edition Cycling News - Astana denies Armstrong return, Van Avermaet scores big, Cavendish settles score, Sweden & Germany name Worlds squads, Aussies finally get Beijing gold, London 2012 launches Cycle Park
Latest Cycling News - Texan cowboy riding back into action?, Fearless Petacchi blocked out in Britain, Larsson leaves CSC for Caisse d'Epargne, Zaugg looking towards Vuelta's final, Schröder stays another year with Milram, Lotz facing prison, Venezuela Worlds team, CSF Group-Navigare signs Pavarin, Vuelta a España A-Z
Wednesday, September 10
Cycling News Flash - Armstrong confirms return
First Edition Cycling News - Peloton's players mull Armstrong comeback, McQuaid on Armstrong return, Hushovd signs with Cervélo, Hinault updates resume, Dietzen weighing options, Astana amidst complicated race, Cancellara may not defend, Father versus son in Denmark, Metro Volkswagen needs riders
Latest Cycling News - Landis with Health Net-Maxxis, Armstrong Astana bound?, Columbia on a roll in Missouri, Another crash in Missouri, Reus returns to racing, Quick Step signings, Lampre signs Mori, Eeckhout looking for a new team
Thursday, September 11
First Edition Cycling News - Former World Champion punches out another win, Walsh ponders Armstrong's return, Armstrong to race this weekend, O'Grady extends with CSC, Riis Andersen banned for two years, Rory Sutherland Tour of Missouri diary, British team dominate the track in Paralympics, Webcor team brings best to San Francisco
Latest Cycling News - French reactions to Armstrong comeback, No return for Ullrich, Germany's Schumacher signs with Belgian super-squad, Garmin-Chipotle hones in on the time trial, Caldwell breaks hip and collarbone in Missouri, Agony in Asturias: Alto del Angliru, Boogerd next on comeback trail?, Sinkewitz looks to ride again in 2009, Milram to Nürnberg
Friday, September 12
First Edition Cycling News - Angry Bettini without Quick Step contract, Lefevere defends hiring decisions, Valverde's Vuelta dream fades, Crashes continue in Missouri, Rogers prepped for Worlds, Columbia doubles in Britain, Unzúe happy to finally sign Larsson, Skil-Shimano signs two, Lampre ready for its last ProTour race
Latest Cycling News - Vuelta rest day wrap-up: Rolling along, Astana happy about dropping rival, Freire out, Barry back on form, Belgian Worlds squad revealed, A fifth for McEwen?, Zubeldia ready to team up with Armstrong, Rubiera too?, Liquigas announces new recruits, Teams for Nürnberger
Saturday, September 13
First Edition Cycling News - Armstrong return puts science in crosshairs, Valverde still aiming for podium, Columbia names 2009 team, Angilu necessitates gear changes, Mosquera ready for the Angliru, Anton taking over at Euskaltel, Moncoutié ready to defend KOM lead, Caucchioli to Lampre, CONI wants two years for Bastianelli, Cervélo TestTeam announces directors
Sunday, September 14
First Edition Cycling News - Angliru puts one rider in control, Bad luck for Antón, Zaugg climbs up the rungs, Slovakian champ comes back from crash, Barloworld to continue as sponsor in '09, Van Poppel delivers victory 'popeye' style, Boom visits Missouri feed zone, H&R Block needs riders
Monday, September 15
First Edition Cycling News - Vuelta's overall standings widen, Xacobeo team unhappy with Astana tactics, Rivals powerless to withstand Astana assault, World Cup leader confirms in Altstadt, Rebellin readies for Worlds, Domestic sprinter's washout in Missouri, Young riders step over 'cross old guard
Cycling News Flash - Will Armstrong race in Australia?
Latest Cycling News - Vande Velde caps off best season ever, Squadra azzurra revealed for Varese, Landis confirms racing plans, Chavanel: Tiny brackets and a cough, Third Belgian wins Tour de l'Avenir, Tough weekend for Belgian teams, German women announced for Worlds, More signings and rumours
Tuesday, September 16
First Edition Cycling News -Galicia's cycling saviour?, Aussie returns to winning, Nuyens outclassed, BMC Racing boosts its stocks, Franzoi dreasm of winter, U.S.O.C. Apologises, Grafton - green for go, Jones dominates journo worlds
Latest Cycling News - Breschel feels good for Worlds, Greipel on winning year, Kupfernagel continues to Worlds, Van Goolen out-powered, Dekker considers CSC-Saxo Bank, ASO gives Petacchi green light for Paris-Tours, French court gives Frigo six-month sentence, Eichler extends with Milram
Wednesday, September 17
First Edition Cycling News - Boonen's worldly statement, ARD on Armstrong return, Vande Velde best in the US, Cervelo TestTeam denies rumours, Dueñas positive confirmed, Cervelo-Lifeforce goes double-Dutch, Haussler stills sees a chance, Chavanel heads up French team, Denmark and Norway for Worlds
Latest Cycling News - Italians go for Bettini, World Champ eyes adversaries, Tour de France to visit Barcelona, Casper exonerated of doping charges, Australia and USA announce Worlds teams, Winning day for Quick Step, Comings and goings
Thursday, September 18
First Edition Cycling News - Quick Step trades winners, Sastre to skip Worlds, Gerdemann's uncertainties, Gesink ­ Dutch Grand Tour hope, Hunting for good health, A good & bad day for Zabel, Tour de France samples to undergo further anti-doping tests, Tour of Poland stage annulled, Verbrugghe to retire, Barras changing roles, Armstrong Peugeot Festival
MTB News & Racing Round-up - Cactus Cup is back but in Vegas, Sauser & Wloszczowska win World Cup cross country finale, Blenkinsop makes history while Atherton sweeps downhill, World Cup 4X final marred by protest, Armstrong and team win Snowmass, Page & Davison victorious at Chequamegon, Van Houts joins Dolphin Trek injured list
Latest Cycling News - Schumacher hot for Worlds, Last minute change in GB Worlds team, Hansen looking forward to Worlds, Garzelli angry at non-selection, Swiss, Norwegian and Czech teams official, Armstrong no theme for Columbia, Dekker not to CSC-Saxo Bank, Düsseldorf drops out of 2010 Tour bidding, Howard hopes for Tassie victory, Australia's NRS decided this week-end
Friday, September 19

Cyclo-cross News & Racing Round-up - Euro 'cross news, Albert signals youth coup, World Champ in Missouri feed zone, Five UCI events kick of USA season, Mid-Atlantic 'cross expands, Green Mountain hosts Verge NECCS opener, Kelly Benefit Strategies supports 'cross, Ridley Factory team for 2008, Upcoming UCI 'cross races
First Edition Cycling News - Spaniard graduates to Grand Tour stage winner, Sastre unhappy with Riis?, Netherlands to get 2010 Tour start, Tour of Poland leader fears weather, Van Avermaet fights for blue, Freire to lead Spanish worlds team, Chadwick in yellow in Mexico, CAS files: Two years for Wyper
Latest Cycling News - Moncoutié virtually secures climber's prize, Roche gets ever so close, 2009 Tour to include Ventoux time trial?, Great Britain wants 2010 Tour team, Wesemann takes his leave, Gerrans to Cervélo, Rubiera stays on, Swiss complete Worlds line-up, Danish team ready, Former Australian pro suspended, Bay area team seeks Cat 3 riders
MTB News & Racing Round-up - Australia gets another stage race, Estonia hosts biggest Baltic States marathon, Who says Lance can only win on pavement?, Inaugural Crank the Shield draws racers to Ontario, USA Cycling changes categories, Jeep 48STRAIGHT to Utah, British NPS #5 changes venue, Full house for El Reto
Saturday, September 20
First Edition Cycling News - Another helper gets rewarded in Vuelta, Snow-shortened Poland stage yields new leader, Bettini to battle for historic triple, Roche tipped as Grand Tour rider, Hinault to AG2R, Kupfernagel bows out of Worlds, France gets new squad, Amorison extends, Slovenian Worlds Team
Sunday, September 21
First Edition Cycling News - Contador set to make history, Leipheimer happy after TT, ProTour title awarded, New team for Bettini and Rebellin?, Kreuziger eyes Italian world's, Team Type 1 success in Mexico, Second 'Raisin Hope' weekend set, Vanderkitten sharpens its claws in 2009
Monday, September 22
First Edition Cycling News - "Kid" Contador becomes "King" Contador, Dane tunes up for Worlds in Spain, Crash mars Vuelta finale, Pino sees bright future for Xacobeo-Galicia, Sulzberger goes pro with FdJ, Varese Worlds course worthy of championship, Arndt completes Columbia domination, Zaballa in search of sponsor, WADA rolls out changes to prohibited list
Latest Cycling News - Gerolsteiner's forgotten riders, Holczer continues with teams' organisation, Ballerini places his bet on Bettini, Cancellara, Albasini, Gerdemann out of Worlds, Zabel to announce future plans, Cervélo TestTeam signs Lloyd, Hunt and Deignan, Cyclingnews online production editor required - Australia
Tuesday, September 23
First Edition Cycling News - Valverde wants Worlds win, Greipel replaces Gerdemann, Albert out for two weeks, Guimard aims for French presidency, Emma Johansson: Blonde ambition, Cooke chasing French stage wins, Cyclingnews online production editor required - Australia
Cyclo-cross News & Racing Round-up - Nys crosses back to victory, Cannondale team-mates dominate US action, Albert out for two weeks, Vanthourenhout out with injury, Ian beats strong field, Cross ready for Vegas, Giant Berry/Specialized announce roster, HRS/Rock Lobster name roster
Latest Cycling News - Emotional Sastre says good-bye to CSC, Coledan crashes on Worlds parcours, Moncoutié liberated, Carrasco and Ruiz break collarbones, Kaisen escapes with scare, Klöden proud of being in winning team, Ghyselinck is realistic, Colombian team for Varese, US and Euro pros to ride in Mexico, Cyclingnews online production editor required - Australi
Wednesday, September 24
World Championship Cycling News - Rogers wants Worlds podium finish, Walker to replace O'Grady, Kirchen passes on Worlds, Big gear provides big rewards for Italian, David Millar: David a Golliath once again?, Meyer third in third time trial, Former Swedish pro returns as an U23
First Edition Cycling News - Basso to return in Japan, Armstrong to address the world... then contest CrossVegas, Armstrong return would upset Astana apple cart, Lefevere: Bettini could have taken over, Martinez retires…again, Brochard wants to come back, Rusty Chain Projects call it a day
Cycling News Flash - It's official: Armstrong road comeback to start at Tour Down Under '09
Latest Cycling News - Armstrong joins Astana, Lefevere too late, Stetina develops into overall contender, Squadra azzurra ready to defend title, Dietziker gets special honour to make Worlds team, Zabel to announce future plans on Friday, Knaven to Milram, Track event Trofeo Internacional to take place in Barcelona, Vogels to lead Toyota-United in Australia, Time for a name change, California opens volunteer registration
Thursday, September 25
World Championship Cycling News - American crowns career with best-ever time trial performance, Thorburn's final act, Samplonius accomplishes end-of-season goal, "Mission double" for Chavanel, Italy's Ballerini eyes crono competition, Whitelaw happy with worlds debut performance, Irish worlds campaign off to a solid start
MTB News & Racing Round-up - Sauser & Emmett take Cactus Cup, Olympians win Bundesliga finale, Downhillers victorious in Utah, Gordon back to winning ways after injury, Ross & Rusch go long at Payson Stampede, Inaugural Crank the Shield crowns winners, Frischknecht's last pro race, UCI selects 2011 MTB worlds locations
First Edition Cycling News - Armstrong plays down Tour chances and to support development team, McGee retires, becomes a director, Verbruggen steps down, Martin hit by car, Future Lampre cyclists ready for worlds, Ignatiev and Kiryienka prepared for worlds time trial, Momentum Cycling Team changes ownership and name, Foundation established in memory of Irish cyclist
Latest Cycling News - Aiming high on home soil, Belgian time trialists with different goals, Farrar wins in France, Pound critical over Armstrong return, Llaneras will say adíos in Valencia, Gretsch recovering from U-23 crash, Bikes for Kids in Utah raises $10,000
Friday, September 26
World Championship Cycling News - A perfect day for the new champion, Silver medalist survives flat tire, Tuft signs with Garmin-Chipotle, Zabriske puts troubles behind him, Leipheimer closes season with time trial, Millar "just average", Rogers needs to refocus
First Edition Cycling News - Armstrong addresses industry, LeMond crashes party, UCI declares peace, appoints new VP, Armstrong welcome at Tour de France, California, Armstrong buys into SRAM, Craven hoping to turn pro, Martin looking for tough U23 Worlds road race, USA Crits wraps up in Vegas
MTB News & Racing Round-up - American series struggles into the future, UCI announces 2009 calendar, Wells & Stander get new team, USA Cycling unveils 2009 National Calendars, Team Monster Energy reflects, Downhiller transfer news, Interbike Tech Coverage, O'Dea Diary, Trail Tune-up grants awarded, US Forest Service issues guidance, Flying start for SoCal Interscholastic League
Latest Cycling News - Will Contador leave Astana prematurely?, Zabel announces retirement, Wood quits on top, New Zealand's Dean hopeful, Team Volksbank looking for new name sponsor, Rabobank and Veneberg reach agreement
Saturday, September 27
Cycling News Flash - Schleck investigated as Fuentes customer
First Edition Cycling News
- Contador wants guarantees, UCI lifts suspension of French federation, Colombian makes history in Varese, Hometown Girl aims for gold, CERA testing on Tour samples to commence Monday, Belgian squad hopes for rainbow glory, Caisse d'Epargne recruits Jeannesson, Mont Ventoux to be 2009 Tour penultimate stage, Swift holds out despite cramp, Martin risks it all in Varese
Sunday, September 28
Cycling News Flash - World Champion to retire
World Championship Cycling News - Women's Olympic champion battles past World Champions, Aggressive Armstrong shapes Worlds, Arndt re-visits the podium, Last race for Wood, Duarte's positive doping case to be re-opened, Relaxed Bertagnolli enjoying Varese, Leipheimer dismisses withdrawal claims, Van Garderen experiences Worlds, Irish men ready
First Edition Cycling News - Spanish armada cruising for Freire, Police raid Luxembourg hotel, Gripper backs Schleck racing worlds, Riccó, Vino & others must pay UCI to return to racing, Armstrong's "Down Under" start uncertain, Australians ready for Worlds, New teams for Efimkin, Dekker and Bellis, Swift Racing seeking new title sponsor
Monday, September 29
World Championship Cycling News - Solo attack leads to rainbow jersey, Dane wins bronze, Boonen angry, Freire: "We raced badly", Wegmann's hardest race, Lap two crash hinders Barry, Italy too strong for Australia, French team frustrated, Cozza leads young American squad, Unlucky day for the Irish
First Edition Cycling News - Riis announces new Team Saxo Bank co-sponsor, No consequences for Schleck - yet, Visconti & Grivko to lead Italian-Ukrainian team, McQuaid pleased with peace deal, Meier sticking with Garmin, Last race for Crédit Agricole, Popovych to retire?, Landis takes case to US federal court, New Zealand seeking female talent for future medals
Latest Cycling News - Dean stuck in group of favourites, Riccò gets 20 months of suspension by CONI, Gerdemann to stay with Columbia?, Joachim's oxygen tent sparked raid, Elijzen with Dekker to Lotto, Escuredo, Marvulli and Berthon win in Barcelona, Vaugrenard wins Tour du Poitou, Victory for Sarah Düster, Tour de l'est goes to Teguimaha, Auckland schools dominate last day of Perry Foundation cycling
Tuesday, September 30
First Edition Cycling News - Armstrong's Down Under hopes not over, Rebellin not brilliant despite fourth, Italian boss happy, Jalabert to replace Moncassin?, Cavendish stays with Columbia, Roulston signs with Cervélo TestTeam, Florence wants 2013 worlds bid, McCaughey and WAIS return to Tasmania
Latest Cycling News - Wiggins looks back at Olympics, Will Ballan debut in the Giro?, Monfort to Columbia, One Grabsch proud of the other, Where will Gerdemann ride in 2009?, Duarte recalls race that gets him a house, Castaño visits Italian biomechanic prior to Vuelta a Chihuahua, Tour of Tasmania has kicked off, Hometown riders double their fun in Vermont
Cyclo-cross News & Racing Round-up - Battle brewing over Belgian start money, Trebon repeats, Compton upgrades at CrossVegas, Armstrong jets to CrossVegas, North American 'cross season bigger and better, US National Calendar standings, Equal prize lists for men and women in Cincinnati, Wissahickon adds handmade bike show, NCNCA Cup adds new races, Sayers transitions to 'cross with SterlingWins, Upcoming UCI Cyclo-cross races