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Sunday, February 1
First Edition Cycling News - Historic day for Germans, Tough times for English-speaking riders in Hoogerheide, Prudhomme welcomes sprinters' battle & women in Qatar, Cavendish vs. Boonen, Velo adds to Boonen's Qatar Quick Step train, Lampre gets in good preparation, AG2R ready for French season opener, Madariaga's shares Euskaltel - Euskadi dream, Cremona's track is born, Former British Champion dies
Monday, February 2
First Edition Cycling News - Belgian 'crossers surprise with excellent teamwork, Déjà vu for women's 'cross world champion, Consistent Compton earns second 'cross worlds medal, Powers fastest of the American men in Holland, One day at a time for Lapthorne, Wiggins grabs gold with Garmin, Rabobank sharpens Classics form in Qatar, Furlan likens Qatar to the Tour de France
Latest Cycling News - Bennati signs for Liquigas until 2010, World Champion Grabsch back for Cavendish, Asia's top sprinter Park battles Qatar's stars, Nuyens left Qatar before team time trial, Sastre delayed in travel to California, Rojas wants to win in Mallorca, Française des Jeux presents team, Impey delivers podium spot ahead of Barloworld training camp
Tuesday , February 3
First Edition Cycling News - Sastre heads to California with Giro in mind, Hammond continues British success in Qatar, Davis lays out schedule, targets, Tour de Nez still partying in 2009, Boonen impressed with Cervélo's Qatar performance, Madiot: Gilbert departure won't hurt FdJ, Marrone calls for calm on Giro invites, Aussie women needed for Kiwi race
Latest Cycling News - Tour of California field announced, Boonen's cocaine case ends, Henderson to shelter Cavendish, Haedo brothers race together, Columbia to meet school children, Albert considers 2016 Olympics, CSF Group-Navigare opens season, Nuyens has a son, Queensland teenager claims world record, German cyclists face stiffer fines
Wednesday, February 4
First Edition Cycling News - Boonen declares open season with double win, Saxo Bank alters testing strategy, Burghardt: Qatar important for preparation, Eneco ProTour licence in question, Road schedule for ill Boom announced, Michigan's Tour de Leelanau cancelled, Archer GP cancelled, Latest Procycling now on sale
Latest Cycling News - Belgian Champ Roelandts back in sprint mix, Napolitano out-foxed by Belgian, Burghardt keeps on after crash, Bissell hunts Tour of California time trial, Basque races unite to battle grim future, Homeboys take Copenhagen Six, Spitz notes effect of Olympic win, Vorarlberg-Corratec rider swap, San Jose Cycling Classic set for February
Thursday, February 5
First Edition Cycling News - Cavendish thanks Qatar rival, Wagner breaks wrist, Merckx supports Armstrong's hour record "Why not?", Astana continues working with Damsgaard, Casper displays early-season speed, Big expectations follow Arashiro to Langkawi, Marchante on the road to Malaysia, Sinkewitz comeback postponed, Snow no deterrent for Basso, Nuyens leads Rabobank on Mallorca, Bend award US Road Championships, Valley of the Sun, Sea Otter adds crit
Cycling News Flash - Tour of Qatar rider passes away
Latest Cycling News - Heynderickx first to find dead rider, Boonen rates himself and Cavendish at top, Haussler's hectic Qatar day, Danielson to debut in California, Diquigiovanni ready for Langkawi, Uncertainty over Tour of Sochi, UCI prepares Bio-Passport cases, No races for Cinelli, Van Huffel to Revor-Jartazi, Great Britain announces Copenhagen track World Cup line-up
Friday, February 6
MTB News & Racing Round-up - Buchanan racing as World Cup privateer, Behind the management scenes, Former World Champion commits suicide, Jongewaard & King conquer heat in Mt. Buller, Hill annihilates competition, Spitz notes effect of Olympic win, Peraud to ride for Massi, Spanish world champion to South Africa, Kona's Factory team, De Villiers on road to recovery, Counting down to the US Cup, Klunkerz wins award
First Edition Cycling News - Cyclists in Qatar mourn Nolf's death, Astana adopts the Californian way, Basque Tours merge, Cyclingnews' latest diarist - Andy Schleck, Barloworld bikes stolen in Italy, Page renews with Planet Bike, L'Equipe to become soft on doping?, Team Astana announces 'Ride For Livestrong' campaign, Miller appointed USAC athletics director, Georgia Gran Prix to debut in Winder
Latest Cycling News - Merckx quiets early Nolf speculation, Meersman misses his close friend, Windsor learns from Europeans in Qatar, ISD with former winner to Langkawi, Ciolek and Gerdemann with Milram debuts, New hairdos for Silence-Lotto, Ceramica Flaminia tomorrow in traditional season opener, Equipe Nürnberger to Qatar, East-coast indoor velodrome plans revived, British Cycling going to extremes
Saturday, February 7
MTB News & Racing Round-up - Luna women's team back in action sans Nash, Hagen calls it quits, Fumics leaving Germany for Croatia, Jamis backs new XC squad, New Zealand Cup to Timaru, Sauser picks up sponsor, Stander sticks with Mr. Price, De Brink-Ten Tusscher presents team, Maxxis Cup scheduled, "Gravity Triple Bill" set for Slovenia, Bikes Belong awards US$50,000
First Edition Cycling News - Paris Roubaix winner Backstedt bows out, Cavendish confident for California, Boonen takes bittersweet third Qatar victory, Basso making Italian racing comeback, CSF Group-Navigare & Lampre-NGC sign more riders, Teams for Mallorca, Gutierrez excited to return to competition, Tour of California women's crit to kick of American season, Boise Development Team sends U23s to Europe
Sunday, February 8
First Edition Cycling News - Leukemans comes out swinging, Milano-Sanremo maintains course, Qatar welcomes first women's tour, 'Triki' Beltrán allowed to race?, Eight charged in Operación Puerto, OUCH announces California line-up, Columbia's women launch the season in Qatar, Bronzini aims for stage win, Beyer closes first pro race with escape
Monday, February 9
First Edition Cycling News - Savio's men favoured for Langkawi win, Flecha is blown away in Qatar, Belgian splashes to victory in Hoogstraten, Italian makes history in Middle East, Clerc to start season in Malaysia, Yates back in Malaysia with local team, US champion Miller acts as role model in Qatar, Team Type 1's to serve dual purpose in California, Feel the love in Santa Rosa's Winter Bike Festival
Latest Cycling News - Gavazzi hopes to follow father's footsteps, Sutton and Clerc to try again, Hushovd dreams of Roubaix win, Fahlin draws encouragement from Cavendish, Merckx welcomes women's tour to Qatar, Nolf's father doesn't want autopsy, Sevilla looks to California climbs, Suspended amateur blasts German federation
Tuesday, February 10
First Edition Cycling News - Silence-Lotto presents its 2009 team, Fleeman eyes overall in Langkawi, Wild uses experience to protect Qatar gold, Tour of California: leave paint at home, From eBay to Qatar win, Rock Racing announces California roster, Danish cyclist dies in France, RACE Pro now Team Planet Energy
Latest Cycling News - Gavazzi grateful, Weltz talks Langkawi tactics, South Africa going for Asian victories, Gilmore achieves early goal, Van Dijk leaves mark in Qatar, Nolf's funeral planned for Saturday, Prudhomme's desert vision, Burghardt injured again, Evans in Andalucía, Carroll and East seal UIV Talent Cup overall, No license for Team H2O, Victorian bush fires trigger generosity
Wednesday, February 11
MTB News & Racing Round-up - US 24-Hour national championships get a new host, Shoe problems pose extra challenge for Stander, Sharratt & Hamer win in Timaru, Olympic champion Spitz confirmed for Sunshine Cup, Stewart cleared to race, Coenen diagnosed with serious health problem, Chilean team wins TransAndes Challenge, Wildhaber fastest at Urge Kenya downhill, Marathon Challenge Offenburg nearly sold out
First Edition Cycling News - Lucky 13 for wildcard teams, Barras adapts to road life, Clarke enjoying ProTour life, Wintery California finish possible, On-the-job training at Cervélo, Bennati back in business
Latest Cycling News - Garmin shifts focus to Genting climb, Riis embraces Armstrong's return, California prepares for big show, Saxo Bank may surprise in California, Wild's Qatar calculations golden, Bronzini in good form ahead of Worlds, Zubeldia debuts for Astana, Mosquera leads Xacobeo in Grossetto, Vorarlberg-Corratec having a good week, German cycling federation to file charges
Cycling News Flash - Valverde summonsed for Operación Puerto in Italy
Thursday, February 12
First Edition Cycling News - Valverde says no summons received, Tour of Sochi postponed, Evans starts Tour prep this weekend, Agritubel's costly mistake, CSF Group - Navigare continues passport participation, Hat trick for Gavazzi, Duggan not feeling the heat in Malaysia, Rojas withdraws in Mallorca, Cantele looks towards London & retirement, Broun & teammates represent Australia fire victims in Qatar, Giro della Provincia di Grosseto teams
Cycling News Flash - Armstrong parts with Catlin
Latest Cycling News - Hincapie and Rogers fit for California, Kirchen has Tour podium in sight, Lance Armstrong's test results posted online, Samai sizzles in Langkawi sprint, Dekker at home with Silence-Lotto "family", Gent hopes for 2010 Giro stage, Sella: World Anti-Doping Agency drops appeal, Pollack to concentrate on track racing
Friday, February 13
MTB News & Racing Round-up - 24 hours of Old Pueblo celebrates 10 years & honors Wiens, Australian team to showcase Tasmania, Under 23 racer Norris collects three consecutive wins, Diamondback sponsors Harrison, New Zealand MTB Cup heads to Queenstown, MTBA assisting bush fire victims, Trans Germany adds climbing classification, US National Calendars crank up, US Open makes changes, WVMBA Ultra Series, Oregon state series
Friday, February 13
First Edition Cycling News - Horner lets his legs do the talking, Sastre suffering before Tour of California, Garmin's hopes lay on Genting, Ciolek pays off for Milram, Beltrán faces two-year ban, Vaughters elected AIGCP president, Yates promises blood to keep mountains jersey on Genting, Crawford wants on the podium, Andreu settles with The Guardian, Meitan Hompo gets its attack back, Team Type 1 runs "Signs for Sacramento" contest
Latest Cycling News - Armstrong and Kimmage face off in California, Hincapie happy outside Armstrong's entourage, Basso back in California, Landis races despite pre-race crash, Serpa set to finally win Langkawi, Kessiakoff on the path of neighbour Evans, Crawford headlines strong Langkawi day for Australians, Cervélo miss out in Langkawi decider, Greipel "rolling" along with injury, Cinelli-OPD without 2009 licence
Saturday, February 14
First Edition Cycling News - Favorites talk prior to Tour of California, Liquigas "training" at Tour of California, Garmin learns from team time trial mistakes, Bennati's good week, Roberts out with broken hip, Some cobbles removed from Paris-Roubaix, Phinney shatters US record, CONI postpones Valverde's hearing, Pevenage must testify in Ullrich-Franke case, Teams for Andalucía, British women to Africa, Team Ultralink, Bushfire postpones events
Sunday, February 15
First Edition Cycling News - Cali-climb-ication, Hamilton doesn't consider himself overall Tour of California threat, Savio celebrates 20 wins in Langkawi, Rollin takes ticket to Paris-Roubaix, Miller and Teutenberg cross swords at the Tour of California, Phinney breaks US kilometer time trial record
Cycling News Flash - Armstrong's TT bike stolen
Monday, February 16
First Edition Cycling News - Cancellara abandons Tour of California, Ekimov marks Landis as biggest threat, Landis prepared to fight for the overall, Euser tips Zabriskie, Serpa finally succeeds in Langkawi, Savio clocks another milestone in Malaysia, Gène proves France is not only a mainland, Stephens pleased with Aussie efforts, Teams happy with revised Langkawi
Latest Cycling News - A cobbled transition for Hushovd, Zomegnan backs Italy's case against Valverde, Gil retires, Good week for Barloworld, Nolf buried in Kuurne, Sentjens jailed briefly on Mallorca, Hoy crashes in preparation for Worlds, Milram send sprinters to Portugal, CAS confirms two-year suspension for Ascani, ELK Haus didn't want wild card status, GP Pino Cerami cancelled
Tour of California News - Mancebo reignited after 2006 Operación Puerto link, Leipheimer still in contention, Bad luck hands Landis a different leash, Life tougher out of retirement for Armstrong, Unorthodox finish to California stage, Foul weather grounds race communication plane
Tuesday, February 17
First Edition Cycling News - Leipheimer takes big step to number three, Sastre OK despite crash, Gesink slips under the radar, Contador strongest ever, Aussie twist for Vandenbroucke tale, Australian national junior track squad announced, Jowell calls for Olympic equality, No Gila in '09?
Latest Cycling News - Valverde prepares for legal battle in Italy, Cunego to Tenerife for training, Napolitano scores season's first in Spain, Dekker praises Posthuma's riding, Clásica de Alcobendas suspended for 2009, Road bike demos hit the UK
Tour of California News - Armstrong collides with motorbike in California, Vaughters proud of his prodigy's ride in California, Ekimov and Leipheimer commend Armstrong, Crash sidelines Jacques-Maynes in hometown Californian stage
Wednesday, February 18
First Edition Cycling News - Basso tells Cunego there is transparency, Sprint decides another wet California stage, MacGregor crashes out of California, Quick Step unsure of Algarve repeat, Now you can fly on Sir Chris Hoy, Roll, Fatty Nelson raising money for Livestrong, Battenkill announces teams, Tour of Colorado dates announced, New Zealand gets more international squads, Australians rally behind bushfire victims
Latest Cycling News - Rogers getting on the High Road again, Basso in the Golden State, Serrano attacks CONI, Menchov building for Tour de France, Amstel Gold wild cards decided, Romero won't defend Worlds title, O'Loughlin to make road debut, Final Six Day underway, More teams for Tour of New Zealand
Tour of California News - Cervélo passes lead-out test for Hushovd, Officials only 'reporting' on new tech rule, Cold and rain continue in California, Crashes continue under treacherous weather in California, Fraser joins Team Type 1 in California with three broken ribs
Thursday, February 19
First Edition Cycling News - Sprinters have their day in Clovis, California teams weather UCI '3:1' tech rule storm, CONI defends action on Valverde, Italians on top in Spain, Cervélo gets win number two, CSF Group-Navigare for Laigueglia, Sardegna, Team Barloworld target Laigueglia, Tour of Colorado series finalized
Tour of California News - Rider dedicates victory to injured teammate, Armstrong happy with California reception, Odd crashes continue in California, Rock Racing hopes California success leads to security, Cervelo happy despite missing out
Latest Cycling News - UCI not enforcing 3:1 rule - yet, Cavendish says he is not arrogant, Contador makes season debut, Evans' season opens in Spain, Pevenage enjoying return to cycling, Martin opens season on the podium, Sánchez leads Caisse d'Epargne in France
Cycling News Flash - French suspend Schumacher for two years, Valverde under criminal investigation
Friday, February 20
First Edition Cycling News - CONI considers Valverde case while UCI awaits verdict, Manzano unhappy with Puerto handling of Valverde & others, Schumacher vows to fight suspension, Sastre suffering but optimistic in California, Pineau ok after domestic accident, Katusha to scope Giro d'Italia stages, Wegmann & Knees leading Milram to Haut Var, Liquigas targets Laigueglia, Olympic medallists claim Madison title
Latest Cycling News - Cavendish's unbeatable lead-out, Solvang time trial favourites, Valverde responds, Nydam OK after crash, Record breaking Tour Down Under, Vorarlberg announces two signings, Mountain bike industry legend passes away, Konica Minolta gets ready for the Giro del Capo
Saturday, February 21
First Edition Cycling News - Freire to miss Milano-Sanremo, Ardennes Classics unlikely for Kirchen, Armstrong passes first test, Posthuma's form a plus, Charting the course for Tour of California, Sastre tired, Reduced Tour de France prize money for former Gerolsteiner riders, BMC invited to Critérium International, Michela Fanini Record Rox trains, Acqua & Sapone ready for Laigueglia
MTB News & Racing Round-up - Bulls the target at Sunshine Cup opener, Rocky Mountain & Maxxis back new team, Topeak Ergon bolsters roster, Kessiakoff excels, Coenen faces surgery, Trail master passes away, USAC calendar Texas & Nevada openers, Canadian stage races add solo categories, Record-setting Anaconda Odyssey, Park leading free clinics, Queensland city reconsiders ban, Sand Creek Series, Original Bicycle Festival, NorCal series start, No chains needed
Sunday, February 22
First Edition Cycling News - Basso injured in Solvang, Leipheimer basks in TT glory, Contador-Armstrong union requested, Vandborg back in big league, Hamilton holds back in Solvang, Big support for Tour of the Gila, Fresh tech from California
Monday, February 23
First Edition Cycling News - AG2R steals Rose Bowl limelight, Landis breaks radio silence, Mancebo crashes out of Tour of California, Contador wins in Algarve, Vande Velde back in support role - for now, Successful operation for Kirchen, Devolder mourns dead friend Nolf, Rosseler goes under the knife, Gazzetta mourns loss of Cannavò
Latest Cycling News - Tour of California is golden, Jaksche allegedly named big names, Livestrong Global Cancer Summit in Dublin, Hasselt Six Day win for mixed pair, Pucinskaite in camp with Dilà-Kuota, Rapha Condor to South Africa, McCauley closes in on Lion Foundation National Points Series
Tour of California News - Tour of California wrap-up, Tour of California in the frame, Palomar - The smaller Alp d'Huez of America, Sastre abandons but remains positive, American-Continental team success in the Tour of California
Tuesday, February 24
First Edition Cycling News - De Jongh won't defend Kuurne title, Armstrong cautiously confident for Giro, Excited Ng selected for Japanese keirin, Sardegna back on the menu, Baldato to debut as directeur sportif, Leipheimer leads USAC standings, Columbia happy with California report card, Cervélo women enjoying training camp, Kelly Benefit Strategies get ready for camp
Latest Cycling News - Tirreno-Adriatico route presented, New name for Belgian Classic opener, Teams preparing for Belgian openers, Schumacher hopes for fair chance from UCI, Spanish federation seeks access to Puerto blood bags, Vandenbroucke fought with equal dirty weapons, Goddaert still coping with Nolf's death, Marvulli to Australian Madison championships, German road championships in Cottbus this year, Team HerbaLife launched in the UK
Wednesday, February 25
First Edition Cycling News - Thieves clean out Zabriskie's house, Basso dismisses hour record attempt idea, Australia announces track worlds candidates, Marvulli, Hayles headline Australian madison event, Local women ready to tackle Kiwi races, Testing times for Kuyckx, Mixed fortunes for Cinelli-Down Under, Cycling still leading anti-doping fight
Latest Cycling News - Cunego eyes key Giro stages, Roche pleased with form prior to Paris-Nice, Gerdemann prepares for Tour on the track, Petacchi's ex-helper Lorenzetto takes Sardegna win, Vuelta al País Vasco announces 20 teams, Tomic hopeful for track worlds slot, Filippo Pozzato: It's time to win, Team Plowman Craven Madison launched
MTB News & Racing Round-up - Sunshine Cup opener looks blue & yellow, Jongewaard repeats while O'Shea makes her mark at Anaconda Odyssey, Leov & Jonnier claim final South Island Cup win, Australian Marathon champs postponed, Giant Italia gets first win & adds a rider, Mountain biking declines in eastern US, Counting down to New Zealand's first stage race, Torq diary, Three US development camps scheduled
Thursday, February 26
Cycling News Flash - Britons announce professional road squad
First Edition Cycling News - Pozzato previews Giro's Vesuvio climb, Clerc clicks into Classic gear, Basso's knee improving, Nydam on the mend, To radio or not to radio, Boogerd denies Vandenbroucke's doping claims, French team for track worlds, Nature Valley Pro Ride expands, New cities onboard with Nocturne Series, DHL Future Stars finish in fine style, / Cannondale team kickoff, Tour de Beauce seeking volunteers
Lastest Cycling News - Quick Step scouting out Omloop, Bartoli favours Van Avermaet, Ciolek gives Classics a shot, Van Avermaet: "I deserve to be a captain", Rodríguez prepares for Tirreno, Beikirch out again after crash, Backstedt's coffee comes with home delivery, German cycling federation president's elections, USA Cycling ranks Tour of Elk Grove top, Procycling's Classics special issue goes on sale
Friday, February 27
First Edition Cycling News - Gatto nets first pro win, Sinkewitz liable for doping damages, AFLD confirms two-year suspension for Schumacher, Teams announce rosters for Switzerland, Di Rocco unopposed as Italian fed president, Superweek adds new (old) races, Fans petition to keep Boom in 'cross, Wild joins with Bike Pure, Arrest made in Zabriskie home burglary, DHL Sprint School Season 3 Starts
Latest Cycling News - Gilbert ready for Classic battle, Roelandts leader in Kuurne, Ten riders who need Classics result, Knaven out of Omloop, Bert de Waele misses races, Porte focused on baby Giro, French cycling federation elections, Giro del Capo changes format, DSB Bank team name change, CrowdRiders team selected by fans, Dana Point GP secures title sponsor
Saturday, February 28
MTB News & Racing Round-up - Massi presents DH and XC teams, Athertons launches new team look, Full Dynamix presented, German XC series set, New US downhill series unveiled, Spy photos of SRAM's XX group, Mary McConneloug diary, World-class designer unveils new trails at Mt Buller, Catskills stage race proposed, MTBA meets bush fire donation target, Northern California series
First Edition Cycling News - Sunderland reaches for the SKY, "Hometown" Farrar hopes for Belgian success, Cabreira suspended for using protease to cheat, Fuji-Servetto takes exclusions to CAS, Priamo exonerated, Sella "told the truth", Simoni, Armstrong to appear in Mexico, Boasson-Hagen, Burghardt headline Columbia's Belgian roster, Next step in Schumacher-Holczer court case