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Wednesday, April 1
First Edition Cycling News - Silence-Lotto lifts form before Flanders, Kohl says manager assisted doping, Malaysia welcomes home track team, Cooke biding his time, Roelandts feels national champ's curse, Nashville bike shop robbed, What's hot on the forum?
MTB News & Racing Round-up
- Kabush and Gould continue winning ways in Fontana, Bulls capture Cape Epic, Gutierrez keeps on winning, Fullana & Mantecon successful in Cordoba, One downhill world champ in & one out for opening World Cup, Trek's teams boast seven wins and counting, Dahle Flesjaa becomes a mom, Terra Australis turning into three-way tussle, Dirt Sweat & Gears
Latest Cycling News - Pozzato's mind focused on Ronde van Vlaanderen, A two-man duel for De Panne overall?, Kohl admits doping from 2005 onwards, Giro test: LPR wins team time trial, Freire returns to racing, Clarke's jump to the ProTour, What's hot on the forum
Cycling News Flash - Italy's CONI requests two-year suspension for Valverde
Thursday, April 2
First Edition Cycling News - Cavendish preps for Wevelgem, Förster glad De Panne sprints have begun, Haussler the new Flanders favourite, Valverde indignant over possible suspension, Fuji-Servetto signs Bailetti, Jeanson's coach & doctor banned for life, Nature Valley Pro Ride selects first riders, Mary McConneloug diary: South American adventures, New Maine masters team introduced, Cyclingnews weekly podcast: Episode 5
Latest Cycling News - Cavendish doubles in De Panne, McEwen duels Cavendish in Belgium, Valverde: Spain's Council of Sports claims jurisdiction, Lotto not silenced ahead of Roubaix, "Shocked" reactions to Kohl's admission, Kohl's statements ripple through Austria, 'Steve' Chainel makes waves in ProTour debut, Merlo: An Italian in red, Win on the Cyclingnews forum
Friday, April 3
MTB News & Racing Round-up - Talented cast set for Swiss series opener, US Cup adds Triple Crown short track, Vanthourenhout ambitious for Averbode, Torq Allstar works to regain lead in Terra Australis, British 4X series kicking off, Freedom Riders premiering at Sea Otter, Mary McConneloug & Mike Broderick diary, Team Torq diary, Countdown to New Zealand singlespeed champs, US Open MTB Relay renamed, GearJammer registration open
First Edition Cycling News - Chavanel in tune for the Ronde, Hoste motivated despite triple Ronde heartbreak, Garmin U23 riders ready for big leagues, Hovelijnk condition unchanged, Voss finds unexpected success in De Panne, Austrian admits to doping, sharing drugs, Trek-Marco Polo readies for Asian campaign, Bisbee set for 31st edition, Win in Cyclingnews' forum
Latest Cycling News - Armstrong returns to road, Giro on the horizon, Flanders: Boonen wants face-off with Pozzato, Hincapie one of Columbia's two-pronged strategy, Irish champ Martin back for Amstel Gold, Femur surgery for Caldwell, Riha vows to fight for cycling, Landis heads team at Battenkill, Win on the Cyclingnews forum
Saturday, April 4
First Edition Cycling News - Basque week an alternative to cobbled Classics, Women's Ronde to see a new winner?, Keough wins opening stage in Uruguay, Valverde slated for Basque week, Bennati will start the Ronde, despite leg injury, Carlos Sastre to refine form in the Basque country, Columbia-Highroad women optimistic about the Ronde, Five more arrests in Austrian doping case, Basque Tour goes Universal
Sunday, April 5
First Edition Cycling News - GP Indurain winner upsets favorites, Devolder seeks Ronde victory repeat, Absent Cavendish offers Ronde predictions, Hincapie seeking Flanders win, Sparks flying at World Cup warm-up in South Africa, Next round of US MTB Cup to Sage Brush, Smail & Leary face off at New Zealand marathon nationals, USA Cycling supporting 34 racers in Europe in April, Win on the Cyclingnews forum, BikeRadar Live: ProCycling Hot Laps
Monday, April 6
Flanders Edition Cycling News - Déjà vu in Flanders, Boonen curses his shadow, Pozzato empty-handed on a Quick Step day, Maaskant dodges crash on his way to fourth, Cancellara caught in chain of bad luck, Quinziato brave against dominant team, Quick Step almost didn't start Flanders, García Acosta & Lorenzetto injured, Win on the Cyclingnews forum, BikeRadar Live: ProCycling Hot Laps
First Edition Cycling News - Teutenberg speeds to victory, Sanremo to Flanders: Haussler's monumental spring, Lefevre's winning recipe, Columbian men crash out of contention at Flanders, Contador ready for País Vasco, Sastre encouraged after GP Miguel Indurain, Danielson on track for Giro, Cozza confident after Flanders debut, Win on the Cyclingnews forum, BikeRadar Live: ProCycling Hot Laps
Latest Cycling News - Haussler: "Quick Step deserved the win", Van Hecke misses Ronde podium, Flanders accident report, País Vasco: Astana show continues, Columbia-Highroad eyes stage wins in Basque Country, Cavendish favoured in Wevelgem, Vandenbroucke back, Brenes holds form in Mergelland, Ronde tourists set record, Win on the Cyclingnews forum, BikeRadar Live: ProCycling Hot Laps
Tuesday, April 7
First Edition Cycling News - Breschel builds for Classics showdown, Northern double dreaming for Devolder, Sánchez claims País Vasco victory, Knee injury changes Sánchez's País Vasco approach, AFLD reports Armstrong's behaviour, Chavanel gets Roubaix call-up, Nothing broken for Hushovd, G'day cobber: Haussler will still ride for Australia, Sportif to raise funds for fire relief, USAC locks in Miller for athletics role, Win on the Cyclingnews forum, BikeRadar Live: ProCycling Hot Laps
Latest Cycling News - Cavendish out for another Classic, Windy Wevelgem a chance for Clerc?, Contador sees rivals in good form, De Waele 10th in Flanders, Flanders final accident report, Sky appoints operations manager, Australian track cyclist found dead, Kelly Benefit Strategies finds success in Uruguay, Ng calls for indoor velodrome in Kuala Lumpur, Win on the Cyclingnews forum
Wednesday, April 8
First Edition Cycling News - Aldag: Cavendish not guaranteed Wevelgem win, Sutton could be key to beating Cavendish, Top sprinters out of Wevelgem, Armstrong responds to AFLD report, Valverde hearing date set, Dajka death not suspicious, Backstedt returns to the road, Hovelijnck motivator for Quick Step, Win on the Cyclingnews forum
Latest Cycling News - Farrar aims for Giro d'Italia, País Vasco: Contador eyes favourites, Cunego ready for País Vasco test, Roubaix: Ticket to torture in northern France, Ballan in France for Paris-Roubaix, Tour of Turkey offers lead up to Grand Tours, Lorenzetto to leave hospital, Win on the our forums
Thursday, April 9
First Edition Cycling News - Boasson Hagen: New generation with little cycling history, Stapleton proud of team's Gent-Wevelgem performance, Fine finish for faultless Saxo Bank pair, Former winner Steels gives Gent-Wevelgem lowdown, Giro loses its top, Barloworld gains last Giro spot, "Good samaritan" arrested in Armstrong bike theft, Schumacher appeals to CAS, Win on the Cyclingnews forum
MTB News & Racing Round-up - Felt Team cancels contract with Martinez, Näf sidelined by illness, Kurschat surprises & Wloszczowska wins in South Africa, Barel injured, Team Massi to World Cup, Taberlay & Sawicki win Sagebrush Safari, Graf & Osl capture Swiss opener wins, Bundesliga starts with U23s, Scott11 backs new gravity team, Aussie 24-hour championships, Lopes in BikeRadar dual slalom action, Norcal round three
Latest Cycling News - Contador takes slim País Vasco lead, Cunego surprised by finish, Rollin reflects on Cervélo's Gent-Wevelgem, Rund um Köln line-up still unclear, BMC Racing selects eight for first Roubaix, Lampre preview Paris-Roubaix pavé, Italy works on Worlds 2013 course, Quick Step the conqueror
Cycling News Flash - Armstrong could face AFLD sanction
Friday, April 10
First Edition Cycling News - Hoste has no room for errors, Ballan finds Classics painful from afar, UCI will wait for AFLD decision on Armstrong, Haussler in for Paris-Roubaix, Horner out of Basque Tour, Albasini thanks Columbia with win in Spain, Millar to race Edinburgh Nocturne, Nature Valley Grand Prix Women's race goes invitational, Cyclingnews weekly podcast: Episode 6 - The revenge of Haussler?
Latest Cycling News - Highroad-Columbia to give Hincapie Roubaix present, Captain Quinziato ready for Roubaix, Dean injured, out of Roubaix, AFLD decision expected in May, No pressure for Giro-bound Boasson Hagen, Tour of Turkey with Bos, Sainz appeal postponed, Roche at The Devil
Saturday, April 11
MTB News & Racing Round-up - South Africa hosting Africa's first triple World Cup, Downhill World Cup action underway, 10 must-know World Cup cross country racers, TransAlp to visit two new towns, American wins Indian stage race, World Mountain Bike Conference cancelled, Australian juniors for 2009 worlds, British downhill series gearing up, Terra Australis a success, Team Torq diary
Paris-Roubaix News - Boonen heads Quick Step trident, Pozzato: "I am here to win", Hayman ready to give all for Flecha, Backstedt rates Roubaix favorites, Eisel's aim: help Hincapie win Roubaix, Cyclingnews weekly podcast: Episode 6
First Edition Cycling News - Devolder ready for the double, Pinotti solos to Basque country win, McQuaid critical of AFLD, Zabel mentors Columbia-Highroad youngsters, Slipstream and Highroad back USA Cycling National Development Team, Brandt gears up in Turkey, City of Davis lures US Bicycling Hall of Fame to California, Cyclingnews' weekly podcast: Episode 6
Sunday, April 12
Paris-Roubaix News - Cancellara ready to fire Roubaix rockets, Pressure for Silence-Lotto, New vélodrome planned for Roubaix, Hincapie backed by Roubaix experience, Flecha: Fuelled on emotions
First Edition Cycling News - Prudhomme expects Armstrong at Tour, Armstrong in for the Giro, Contador untouchable in Basque country, Garmin's Maaskant ready for heaven and hell, Haussler makes one last push, BMC's wild Roubaix wildcard ride, Posthuma's secret wish, American success in Asia
Monday, April 13
First Edition Cycling News - Paris-Roubaix champion in the eye of the storm, Valverde takes third Klasika, Paris-Roubaix motorbike crash injures 16, Super Pozzato denied duel, Hoste raging over Flecha's fumbling, Flecha's best Roubaix ever falls apart, The Blue Mosque calls CSF again, Roubaix: Haussler shines again, World Cup jersey heads home
Latest Cycling News - Hincapie's Roubaix run spoilt by flat, Chavanel: I deserve it, Captain Quinziato proves his worth, Saxo Bank misses decisive move, Lelangue: My most satisfying Roubaix ever, New winner at Scheldeprijs a certainty
Tuesday, April 14
First Edition Cycling News - Maaskant focuses on Amstel to save classics campaign, Evans form not bad, time trial average, Devolder recovering after Arenberg crash, Debutant Cozza happy with Roubaix experience, Johansson wins Unive World Cup, assumes series lead, Malaysian gets land, cash for Worlds performance, Landis, Bahati enter Dana Point GP
Latest Cycling News - Ballan close-by in Roubaix, No luck for Lotto, Hooligans rule Carrefour de l'Arbre, First Chinese rider in Paris-Roubaix, Cervélo TestTeam with good Easter, Soeder obtains first season victory, BikeRadar Live: Magnus Backstedt confirmed, UCI Asia Tour hopefuls
Wednesday, April 15
MTB News & Racing Round-up - Minnaar maximises home soil advantage, Hannah's back, A perfect birthday for Moseley, Osl surprises in South Africa, Hermida ends World Cup drought, Aussie 24-hour solo championship comes down to the wire, Titletown Flyers team kicks off first season, Cycle Epic registration open, BikeRadar Live: Bryceland to race in MBUK Eliminator slalom
First Edition Cycling News - Success breeding confidence for Pinotti, Steegmans hopes for pain-free return, Schulze strikes in Bodrum, Casper knocks off big cheese in Camembert, Quick Step destined for Missouri, US Open cancelled, NRC continues at Dana Point GP, KBS celebrates a double wins abroad, Lincoln GP gets title sponsor, What's hot on the forum
Latest Cycling News - Di Luca disappointed over Ardennes snub, Rebellin on form for Ardennes, Cervélo narrows down Sastre's Giro team, Saxo Bank satisfied with Roubaix outing, Wyss out of Scheldeprijs, Cyclingnews weekly podcast: Episode 7, Flying lap from the Flying Scotsman at BikeRadar Live
Thursday, April 16
First Edition Cycling News - Petacchi wins number seven, Scheldeprijs pile-ups leave a dozen damaged, Rollin nets first podium, Kirchen not betting on himself, American Cruz's to fourth in Belgium, Officials asked to avoid Dajka's funeral, Roubaix videos now online!, Cyclingnews weekly podcast: Episode 7
Latest Cycling News - Louder makes the Scheldeprijs break, Wrolich and Schröder survive Scheldeprijs, Petacchi helps Italian quake victims, Wegmann ready for Ardennes victory, Impey takes Turkish win, Sastre races Romandie, Pozzato Russia's sportsman of the week, Great moments in Classics history - the Ardennes Classics, Saxo Bank continues with Science in Sport, Cyclingnews weekly podcast: Episode 7
Friday, April 17
First Edition Cycling News - Kaisen delivers for Silence-Lotto, McEwen escapes serious injury, Boonen suffering, Casper clears another coup in France, Giro confirms Armstrong's start, Mayor blasts ASO for Carrefour chaos, Astana hit by global money woes, Austrians announce new anti-doping campaign, Tour of America's Dairyland registration now open, Bikeradar Live hotline now open for bookings
Latest Cycling News - Cyclists association's Vasseur backs Armstrong in AFLD case, Pozzato dreams of Giro's Rosa, Haussler takes well-deserved break, Klostergård: With goose bumps through the forest, Fothen frustrated in Turkey, eyes Giro-Tour, Sun Tour route announced, Blood transfusions "no secret" according to Pevenage
Cycling News Flash - Hamilton tests positive, faces possible life ban
Saturday, April 18
First Edition Cycling News - Hamilton: Cycling's not done with me yet, Depression to blame for Hamilton's woes, Mayhem guaranteed on Amstel's bergs, Teams finalize Amstel rosters, Pevenage: Hamilton has to pay the cost, Impey succeeds unfortunate Loosli, Hondo back in action, Hunter OK for the Giro, Lloyd racing for fun in Sea Otter
Special Edition Cycling News - Caldwell disappointed by Hamilton positive, Ball feels partly responsible for Hamilton situation, USAC presses on with suspension, wishes Hamilton well, McQuaid: Cycling better off without Hamilton
Sunday, April 19
First Edition Cycling News - Schleck banks on Amstel experience, Wegmann finally in the role of leader, Nibali wants Schleck-styled Amstel win, Versatile Van Summeren in the spotlight, Davis targets Amstel, Meares nominated for Laureus World Sports Award, Omnium returns to Sea Otter, US national short track series expands
Monday, April 20
First Edition Cycling News - Pound: Armstrong was wrong, Cunego sees Amstel slip away, Amstel: Gerrans shines on Keutenberg, Schleck and Lloyd seriously injured in Amstel crash, heo Bos enjoys Turkish landscapes and road racing, Andy Schleck prevails despite brother's serious crash, Tour of Turkey champion seriously injured, Leipheimer to race Gila?, Tour of the Gila bigger than ever, Rock Racing downsizing, Lange accepts two-year suspension for positive test
Latest Cycling News -Ivanov grabs his Amstel, Kreuziger strikes early, Julich chronicles: Crashing is cyclist's curse, Bos brings down Impey, Hondo wants to create team, Successful Living parts ways with Fly V Australia
Tuesday, April 21
First Edition Cycling News - Lövkist fancies Ardennes Classic win, BMC to Dauphiné Libéré, Cervelo to stay home, Turks want to grow Presidential event, rule out Pro Tour option, UCI could act on Impey, Bos incident, Jartazi gets a boost for 2010, Another twist in Keisse tale, Road to Roubaix competition winners, What's hot on the Cyclingnews forum
Latest Cycling News - First blood passport violators to be named soon, Gesink out of Flèche, Malacarne eyes Giro debut, Swift with good season, Good and bad for Vorarlberg in Turkey, Liquigas reconned TTT course, Philly race threatened, BMC sweeps the Battenkill, Ex-pros offering unique cycling events, What's hot on the forum
Wednesday, April 22
First Edition Cycling News - Evans rates himself a Flèche contender, Lloyd sidelined for a month, Impey fuming about unapologetic Bos incident, Rock Racing pulls out of Gila as funds dwindle, Boonen sidelined with fissure, Unlucky Arndt out of Flèche, Nydam readies for Gila, Classic technical videos from Cyclingnews
Thursday, April 23
First Edition Cycling News - Rebellin: Old dog, same tricks, Schleck eyed Rebellin for Flèche win, Cunego lacked response on Rebellin's Mur, Vos shoots three arrows in a row, Philly hangs on the edge, Moreau the KOM of Flèche Wallonne, Häusler hurts on Mur
Latest Cycling News - Rebellin catapults Diquigiovanni to top, Valverde's eggs in Liège basket, Pfannberger sees future in Ardennes Classics, Gilbert critical of Evans, Klöden's Trentino win sends signals to Tour rivals, Basso and Di Luca behind on first Trentino stage, Spain to block overnight testing, Armstrong honoured with memorial in Spain, More medical tests for de Maar
Friday, April 24
First Edition Cycling News - Fuji-Servetto gets Giro nod, Ceramica Flaminia angry at Giro exclusion, A coterie of côtes to challenge the champions, Rojas will race the Giro, Hushovd to skip Giro, Neben solid in La Flèche, Bodrogi to start his season in May, Top teams head for Britain's biggest one-day race, 'Speed Week' kicks off in Athens, BikeRadar Live: Mark Webber saddles up
MTB News & Racing Round-up - Cohutta 100 kicks off NUE, Gould & Sauser overcome Sea Otter heat, Brentjens presents team, South African marathon to Oudtshoorn, Näf & Kalentieva win Bundesliga round, Killeen coming back, Vogel gains confidence with Swiss win, European Downhill champs open to non-Euros, Greenbriar Challenge, Mike & Mary diary, Tipping Point double premier, New Kiwi team, Economic stimulus for mountain bikers, Minnaar to BikeRadar Live
Latest Cycling News - No race prior to Giro for Armstrong, Cavendish sprint rival out of Giro, Basso strikes fear in Trentino, Scarponi praises Rebellin's third Flèche win, Gasparotto key in Lampre Ardennes charge, Gesink clear to race, Suspended prison sentence for Frigo, BMC ready for Romandie
Cycling News Flash - Armstrong: 'Shower-gate' case closed
Saturday, April 25
First Edition Cycling News - Rebellin not under pressure for Liège, New era of cooperation for cycling?, Zanini delighted with Giro invite, Fränk Schleck confirmed for La Doyenne, Greipel set to return to racing, Philly tries to save its race, OUCH racing on both coasts, Miller back and ready for speed week, Nature Valley Pro Ride wrapping up
Sunday, April 26
First Edition Cycling News - Basso back on top after three years, Klöden & Kessler said to be Freiburg blood dopers, Duclos-Lassalle shares fond memories, Mangeas - the voice of cycling, Offenburg hosts cross country World Cup round two, Millar to the Giro d'Italia, No Mosquera for Giro , Parkin: Author and former road pro, Lake Front course returns to Super week
Monday, April 27
Liège-Bastogne-Liège Cycling News - Liège winner wants to be 100% for the Tour de France, Second place like victory for Rodríguez, Evans acknowledges Saxo Bank's strength, Julich happy outside the trenches, Dupont holds on until the end, No podium for Sánchez
First Edition Cycling News - Kroon praises Liège-Bastogne-Liège winner & teammates, Absalon breaks World Cup record, Nothing to be done yet on Freiburg Clinic report, Duo stays away in Tour de Bretagne, A Wild weekend with back-to back victories, Tibco conquers Athens, Barloworld's Impey finally headed home
Latest Cycling News - Sastre satisfied, aiming for Giro podium, Strong spring for Gilbert, Cunego missed Liège podium, Wegmann's unsuccessful Ardennes campaign, Last-minute programme change for Valverde, Bos wins after turbulent week, Former green jersey Ludwig back to action
Tuesday, April 28
First Edition Cycling News - Cavendish to test Giro form in Romandie, No time for pre-Giro jitters in Romandie, No Gila for 'bummed' Armstrong, Liquigas finalises Giro roster, Barloworld names Giro men, Astana versus Italy, Schleck rockets up UCI standings, Haussler still leads, Savings & Loans dominate Jelajah, Baldwin, Grajales rock on, Landis, Sutherland to lead OUCH in Gila, Phily deadline delayed for possible last minute deal, Bahati, Butterfield take third NRC race
Latest Cycling News - Recovering Boonen eyes green, Rabobank not satisfied this spring, expiring contracts put on pressure, Katusha's close in on Giro roster, Sanchez the star in Vuelta a Asturias, Strong KBS roster to Gila, What's hot on the forum, Twitter with Cyclingnews!
Cycling News Flash - Armstrong's Gila bid back on (updated)
Wednesday, April 29
Cycling News Flash - Cyclist named in Olympic CERA positives (updated)
First Edition Cycling News - Lefevere leads call for quicker testing turnaround, Leipheimer pleased with late Gila call-up, BMC calls for UCI, USA Cycling discussions, Disabled Esparza pays tribute to cycling, Cervélo names debut Giro squad, Rabon shocks all in Romandie, What's hot on the forum, Tweet, tweet. Twitter with Cyclingnews!
Latest Cycling News - Italian Olympic Committee summons Rebellin, Rebellin's former manager Holczer disappointed, Spiegel releases Freiburg investigation details, Swiss look into Klöden story, Impey looking to the future, Austrian teams support Tour of Austria, Goldstein aims for repeat win at Gila, What's hot on the forum, Twitter with Cyclingnews!
Cycling News Flash - Schumacher confirmed as second Olympic cyclist positive
Thursday, April 30
MTB News & Racing Round-up - Absalon launches solo assault in Offenburg, Ren comes back for World Cup win, Schalk & Lowery take opening NUE 100 miler, Taberlay breezes to victory & Carey comes from behind in Santa Ynez, Team Jamis adds two, Aussie marathon champs rescheduled, Greenbrier victors collect series points, Michaux Endurance Series, Athertons to MBUK Eliminator slalom at BikeRadar Live
First Edition Cycling News - Rebellin: "I did not take anything", Philadelphia race a go, Shock at Schumacher's Olympic positive, Break triumphs in snow-shortened Romandie stage, Van Bon joins Rás lineup, German ProTour team goes into first German race with big ambitions, Ullrich Swiss case at standstill
Latest Cycling News - Leipheimer wants to win Gila overall, Armstrong preps for July, Farrar impresses at Romandie on eve of Giro, Andy Schleck sending out an S.O.S.,Schumacher's attorney ready to act, Zomegnan promises tough Giro anti-doping controls, Ballan eyes May return, Bajadali breaks scapula in Gila, Thüringen presents women's race, Equipe to Gracia Orlowa