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Sunday, March 1
First Edition Cycling News - Cervélo ends any doubts, Leipheimer among Astana injured, out of Paris-Nice, De Goede opens Nürnberger's account, Passport cases around the corner?, Four DQ'd in Omloop train crossing incident, Cofidis ends Omloop with mixed feelings, No Vuelta a Aragon in 2009, Lappartient elected FFC president, Back surgery for Muche, OUCH heads south of the border
Monday, March 2
First Edition Cycling News - Cervélo TestTeam now a full team, Eisel loves Belgium, The Tour de France ladder, Kuurne-Brussel-Kuurne peloton honors Nolf, Barloworld announces Giro del Capo squad, Coach looks for world class performances at New Zealand track championships
Latest Cycling News - Pozzato down but not out, WADA president Fahey asks for Puerto evidence, Schumacher fights French anti-doping agency, On-form Rebellin misses out in Lugano, Sastre awarded Premio Castilla y León, Hunter leads Barloworld at the Giro del Capo
Tuesday, March 3
First Edition Cycling News - Armstrong-Contador date in Castilla y León, Weight of expectation on Contador, Freire to return in Castilla y León, Keisse defends against two-year ban, Pellizotti to begin with 'al Friuli', ProTour squads for upcoming races, San Diego turns on 'Italian Style'
Latest Cycling News - French teams for Paris-Nice, Pinotti proud of Columbia's Almería dominance, Lampre to Paris-Nice for wins, Silence-Lotto looks to wake up riders, Barloworld targets Friuli and Eroica, Andy Schleck diary: Planes, training and underwear, CSF plays its cards Friuli, Rider's fiancée hit by police motorcycle
Wednesday, March 4
First Edition Cycling News - Maximum attack for Murcia field, Injury forces Hoy from worlds, De Jongh's diagnosis: out for six weeks, Lapthorne returns to international racing, Ireland appoints Leigh as high performance director, Presenting sponsor for Marco Polo in del Capo, Giro del Capo gets last minute change, Task ahead for cycling in Africa
Latest Cycling News - Basso and Pellizotti co-captains for Giro, Dekker scouting out Milano-Sanremo, Ginanni to challenge in Sanremo, WADA ready to close doping loophole, Race motos to face suspension, Duggan never walking alone, Arroyo with Rudy Project glasses, Team Type 1 announces internal anti-doping testing programme
Thursday, March 5
MTB News & Racing Round-up - Fullana & Mantecon win muddy Spanish opener, Lechner & Fontana successful at first Maremma Cup, Lindgren sweeps at Afxentia, Norris continues winning streak, RoadCraft triumphs at inaugural New Zealand stage race, Taberlay plays team tactics, Gunn-Rita Dahle Flesjaa diary, Bishop becomes a dad
First Edition Cycling News - Cancellara's progress derailed by crash, Cusin the new French name in pro cycling, Lorenzetto marks season's third victory, Milram youngsters ready for Driedaagse van West-Vlaanderen, Contador to lead Astana at Paris-Nice, Ster Elektrotoer starting in Gemert, AG2R La Mondiale for Tirreno-Adriatico, Cappelle signs with Palmans-Cras, Women's Prestige Series adds two events
Latest Cycling News - Boonen justifies exclusions from Milano-Sanremo, Silence-Lotto not panicking yet, Stage race for one-day specialists, De Waele back in action, Milram to Paris-Nice, Knees shoots for the Ardennes, Ventoso crashes in Friuli, TIBCO's Miller races Menlo Park on Sunday, GranFondo Gianni Bugno
Friday, March 6
First Edition Cycling News - Sprinters top shortened stage in Murcia, Dekker building toward Classics, UCI to announce Schumacher decision on Friday, Valverde wants the evidence, Gerlach giving new meaning to 'clean cycling', Kelly Benefit Strategies launches team, Frigo given suspended sentence, USA Cycling sends four to track worlds
Latest Cycling News - Bordonali reacts to Boonen, UCI confirms Schumacher suspension, Vandenbroucke serious about comeback, Cinelli team presentation, Nürnberger hopes to build on early successes, Fuji-Servetto out of Paris-Nice, Lutz looking for more, Cyclingnews' podcast, Tour of Missouri announces first teams, Boardman lends support to autism
Cycling News Flash - Start of five ProTour teams in Paris-Nice endangered
Cycling News Flash - Lefevere resolute on UCI "blackmail"
Saturday, March 7
MTB News & Racing Round-up - Absalon making season debut in Banyoles, Osl delighted to team with role model, Costa Rica picks Pan Am roster, Evil Bikes & MS-Racing join forces, UCI registered teams for 2009, New Zealand's longest-running race draws 1300, Bryceland captures first pro victory, Pietermaritzburg to host Tipping Point premiere, Aussie nats to South Australia, Thomson memorial & St. Patty's Day Feast, Sawicki adopts a team, Ouchterlony proves he's recovered
First Edition Cycling News - All teams paid up for biological passport, UCI & AFLD to work together against doping, Rebellin in for Amstel Gold, New leader & repeat winner in Mexico, Roche motivated, but nervous, Indisposed Ballan may be out of Eroica, Second arrest made in Zabriskie burglary, Tour de PEI ready for third year, Sawtooth Cycle Challenge
Sunday, March 8
First Edition Cycling News - Paris-Nice marks Contador's return to France, Tirreno-Adriatico kicks off Italy's grand races, Columbia-Highroad gives Monfort his chance in Paris-Nice, Schumacher reacts to suspension, Pevenage pays fine to settle charges, Merino breaks leg during Vuelta a Murcia, Vorarlberg-Corractec to Ronde van Vlaanderen, Arndt out with broken collarbone, Rais makes radio appearance, Gadret sidelined with knee injury, GWR launches team
Monday, March 9
First Edition Cycling News - Contador: "I'm not the best time trialist in the world", Wiggins devastated, Millar ambitious for Paris-Nice top-three, Martin shows the way for Renshaw and Monfort, From behind the barriers..., New Zealand names track world championships team, Ullrich to discuss doping in a book?, Paralympic stars to ride the Dragon
Latest Cycling News - Hesjedal proves strong again on Eroica gravel roads, Lövkvist claims first one-day race win with Eroica, Caccia on the hunt in Eroica, Ballan training after fever, Sánchez pleased with third in Paris-Nice's time trial, Cervélo poised for Paris-Nice road stages, LPR confronts Tirreno-Adriatico with Di Luca and Petacchi
Tuesday, March 10
First Edition Cycling News - German sounds Paris-Nice warning, Evans impressed by Contador, readying for 2009 Tour, Pauriol out on painful day for Cofidis, Rider update after Paris-Nice crashes, Quick Step set for competitive Tirreno-Adriatico, Menchov exceeds expectations, Natural disaster can't stop Bendigo Madison, Longo-Ciprelli still firing, Introducing the Cyclingnews Forum
Latest Cycling News - Bjarne Riis: Bearing the burden of truth, Armstrong back to diligent reconnaissance, Martin and Lowe ill, De Weert hopeful to continue Paris-Nice, Lövkvist ready for Tirreno, Ceramica Flaminia debuts at Tirreno-Adriatico, Neben eager for new season, Former mountain biker shines in Eroica, Mosquera and García lead Xacobeo Galicia, Introducing the Cyclingnews Forum
Wednesday, March 11
MTB News & Racing Round-up - Fullana repeats while Alvarez clinches win in Spain, Many slowed by flats at Maremma Cup, Olympians try unusual downhill in Netherlands, US Cup serving downhillers too, Gravity East expands dual slalom series, Massi downhillers start season, USAC Ultra-Endurance Calendar standings updated, WBR-Siren Bicycles adds Wallenfels & Harris, California high schools kick off season, Introducing the Cyclingnews Forum
First Edition Cycling News - Chavanel: "I’m proud of myself", No-start rule not starting yet, Valverde could ride Castilla y León, Gilbert's different priorities, Anti-doping expert praises biological passport, Garmin supportive of Martin's withdrawal, Garzelli and co ready for Tirreno, SRAM takes over Gila title sponsorship, Introducing the Cyclingnews Forum
Latest Cycling News - Hesjedal leads Garmin's Tirreno charge, Cunego readies for Classics, Basso to race Liège-Bastogne-Liège, Steegmans won't ride Milano-Sanremo, Klöden checks form at Tirreno, Liquigas' Da Ros arrested for drug trafficking, Cooke to ride in Etrusca, Post Danmark Rundt presented, Veilleux breaks collarbone, European Cycling Union elects president, Garmin Felt tops South African junior podium, Team OUCH to Battenkill, Introducing the Cyclingnews Forum
Thursday, March 12
First Edition Cycling News - Vande Velde goes solo, Chavanel-Contador to duel for another day, Cervélo TestTeam holds onto green jersey hopes, Break triumphs at Tirreno-Adriatico, McEwen on course for Milano-Sanremo, Del Nero's injured, Barloworld accepts Ronde van Vlaanderen invitation, Ster Elektrotoer scheduled finalized, Da Ros suspended, Alliance for Biking & Walking gives advocacy awards, Dartmoor Classic registration expanded, Introducing the Cyclingnews Forum
Latest Cycling News - Armstrong previews Giro's time trial, Vande Velde relishes solo win, Schleck surprises himself in Italy, Valverde ruling expected for next week, Cancellara slated for Milano-Sanremo, Ciolek goes green on a conflict-free Milram team, Backstedt confirmed for Rutland to Melton CiCLE Classic, Introducing the Cyclingnews Forum
Friday, March 13
MTB News & Racing Round-up - Pro mountain bikers train better in Tucson, Paulissen leading Cannondale Factory Team, Cyprus Sunshine Cup concluding in Voroklini, Huber & Zahnd teaming for Cape Epic, Scott-Swisspower kicks season off successfully, iXS European Downhill Series, Record may fall at Motatapu Icebreaker, Whiskey Off-Road adds concert, Mountain X-Bike series starts, Burn 24 hour changes, Team Ghost Scheiderbauer seeking young talent, Introducing the Cyclingnews Forum
First Edition Cycling News - Roy rules in France, Chavanel keeps hoping, Escape day two for Martin, Crashes mar Tirreno stage, Haussler on the hunt for green, Contador confident and calm, Reid Mumford: Have Ph.D., will travel, Stander and Speedy headline South African 'nats, Introducing the Cyclingnews Forum
Latest Cycling News - Petacchi keeps watch on Cavendish, Armstrong previews another time trial, Roche wants to try again, Medical examinations for Gilbert, Greipel on the road again, Paris-Roubaix wildcards announced, Le Monde newspaper hit with fine over Puerto allegations, Tour of Missouri welcomes Armstrong's Astana team, Cyclingnews' Podcasts enhance news, Win a signed Garmin-Slipstream jersey
Saturday, March 14
First Edition Cycling News - Contador keeps the fans at heart, Schleck targets P-N podium, Farrar surprises world's best sprinters, Amica Chips out of Paris-Roubaix, 36 teams sign on for blood passports, Broken clavicle for Voeckler, Teams for track worlds shaping up, Hayles left off British team, Cervélo adds one
Sunday, March 15
First Edition Cycling News - Sánchez-Contador battle continues, Contador miscalculates, Rodríguez king of the wall, Prudhomme full of praise for aggressive riders, White pleased with Garmin's charge, Seeldrayers clings to maillot blanc, Vorarlbert-Corratec: small team with big hopes, Introducing the Cyclingnews Forum
Monday, March 16
First Edition Cycling News - Sánchez predicts Tour de France win is "impossible", Contador wins over French fans, No penalty for Chavanel, Quick Step takes two jerseys home from Nice, Monfort impressed by Paris-Nice level of racing, Kreuziger sidelined with tendonitis, Time trial propels winner into overall lead, Ballan withdraws from Tirreno-Adriatico, Rock Racing to make Iberian tour
Latest Cycling News - Klöden eyes Scarponi ahead of Tirreno's final testing day, Broken bones for Thomas, Scarponi backed Diquigiovanni for Tirreno's Camerino stage, Colom set on País Vasco after Paris-Nice win, Ballan focusing on Roubaix, Ceramica Flaminia's riders affected by intestinal virus, Broken collarbone for Amador, Introducing the Cyclingnews Forum
Monday, March 16
First Edition Cycling News - Saxo Bank, Contador preview Monaco time trial course, Scarponi takes Tirreno's Camerino stage, overall lead, Vaughters: Vande Velde is on track, Astana, Saxo Bank at odds over Nice tactics, Rojas to return in Sanremo, O'Shea battling illness ahead of worlds, Introducing the Cyclingnews Forum
Latest Cycling News - Armstrong: "Contador is too nervous", Haussler ready for Milano-Sanremo, Boonen's and Armstrong's teams for Milano-Sanremo, Landis dreaming of Tour ride, British Worlds track team full of surprises, Di Luca errors in Tirreno-Adriatico, Samuel Sánchez recuperating, Bertogliati joins Diquigiovanni, Introducing the Cyclingnews Forum
Cycling News Flash - Tour de France announces 20 teams – Fuji out
Wednesday, March 18
First Edition Cycling News - Cavendish fires warning shot at Sanremo rivals, Scarponi back in winners' circle, Cervélo reaction to Tour invite, Bartoli holds court on the Classics, Hovelijnck fractures skull, Riccò remains optimistic, Davis still leads UCI rankings, Fitness a feature on Cyclingnews, Introducing the Cyclingnews Forum
Latest Cycling News - Odds against Astana in the Classics?, Bennati heads Liquigas in Milano-Sanremo, Arroyo eyes general classifications, Caisse for Sanremo, Seeldraeyers - the little Cunego, Austria Tour race director confident, Brenes debuts in Europe, Ride with Frankie Andreu and Marcel Wüst, David McCall Cycling Foundation gets good support, Introducing the Cyclingnews Forum
MTB News & Racing Round-up - Wiens to defend Leadville 100 title against Armstrong and possibly Landis, Nash cancels retirement plans, DCM Chrome team supports South African talent, Bromont World Cup facilities getting upgrade, Gutierrez defeats two Olympic champions in Italy, South African national titles awarded, Rysenko collects birthday victory while Engen wins again in Cyprus, Gunn-Rita diary, Motatapu Icebreaker win streak ends
Thursday, March 19
First Edition Cycling News - Cancellara to skip Milano-Sanremo, No Ballan for Sanremo either, Ciolek leading Milram at La Classicissima, Irish team pursuit squad denied wildcard, Valverde joins stars for Vuelta a Castilla y León, Bruseghin does his homework, Marchante's arm healing, Selle Italia-Ghezzi for Trofeo Costa Etrusca, Pucinskaite to begin Italian racing season, Nys switches focus back to mountain biking, Teams for Redlands Bicycle Classic
Latest Cycling News - Armstrong ready for Tour?, Astana strongest Tour de France team, Cavendish the Sanremo man for Columbia-Highroad, Aussie intervention in la Classicisima, Teams announce Sanremo line-ups, Cavendish's switch to the track, Schleck crashes in training, Milram to the front, Early-season appetiser on offer in Castilla, Skil-Shimano ready for its first Tour de France, Introducing the Cyclingnews Forum
Friday, March 20
First Edition Cycling News - Basso scouts Giro's stage to Vesuvius, Barloworld hopeful for Milano-Sanremo, Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni - Androni eyes 18th win, Glory on the via Roma, AFLD gives Armstrong a hair cut, Former Paris-Roubaix winner Knaven to lead Milram in the Netherlands, Countdown to Cape Epic, Oregon advocates push for legalizing rolling stops, Cyclingnews weekly podcasts: get them now!, Introducing the Cyclingnews Forum
Latest Cycling News - Boonen's dream in Sanremo, Mending time for Millar, Saxo Bank still confident, Sanremo's key points, Sanremo sticks with new finale, Valverde: Don't compare Sánchez to Induráin, Basso: Back in the Italian action, Food supplement maker to sue Keisse, Teams announced for Bayern Rundfahrt, Women's World Cup with 24 teams, Cyclingnews weekly podcasts: get them now!, Introducing the Cyclingnews Forum
MTB News & Racing Round-up - Zakelj overcomes serious accident to return to racing, Hopefuls support Dalby World Cup bid, Countdown to Cape Epic, Sauser's Epic cause, Preview the Oceanias, Chilean favorites have high hopes for Pan Am Championships at home, Team Jamis opening season at Pan Ams, MonaVie-Cannondale adds four, Sho-Air signs Plaxton, DS-Rennsport team continues, Team Torq Diary, New Terra Australis, US Cup adds fun rides
Saturday, March 21
First Edition Cycling News - King Armstrong holds court, Sauser confirmed for MTB World Cup opener, Austrian cyclist arrested for dealing in doping products, Lampre-NGC & CSF Group-Navigare for Settimana Coppi e Bartali, Lastras off for two weeks, New Zealand mountain bikers aim high at Oceanias, Ireland gets RAAM-like event, Introducing the Cyclingnews forum
Sunday, March 22
First Edition Cycling News - Sanremo: Cavendish came and conquered, Haussler jumps Sanremo sprint, Cramps take Boonen out of Sanremo contention, Armstrong makes Euro return, German scientists develop test to detect genetic doping, Redlands Bicycle Classic ready to go, Scharping re-elected as head of German federation, Austrian team dismissed Kerschbaum, Introducing the Cyclingnews forum
Monday, March 23
First Edition Cycling News - Contador's Castilian date with Armstrong, Valverde's racing equation, O'Grady's Classics season over, Successive Cervélo wins in Tuscany, Gutiérrez shoots for Castilla y León, Omloop beats the big guns in Groene Hart, What's Hot On The Forum
Latest Cycling News - Cavendish keeps on track for road wins, Farrar Classics schedule in doubt, Menchov welcomes opportunity to compare form, Armstrong talks Giro, Twitter and Tour, Armstrong considers shortened Giro d'Italia, Hamilton out of Castilla y León, Bike Pure reaches milestone in membership, Work for the world's leading cycling website
Cycling News Flash - Armstrong fractures collarbone in Castilla y León
Tuesday, March 24
First Edition Cycling News - Calamity in Castilla y León opener, Sastre unscathed in hectic start, Coppi e Bartali begins with quality field, O'Grady recovering, visited by Hushovd, Head boy Staff leads UK class, New French pursuit squad, Medvedev calls for greater controls, Work for the world's leading cycling website
Latest Cycling News - Contador laments loss of Armstrong, Armstrong back on the bike soon?, Eisel amazed by Cavendish's Sanremo win, Belgian teams for Dwars door Vlaanderen, A daughter for Hushovd, Cannavò remembered on Giro's maglia bianca, Casagrande mountain biker, Work for the world's leading cycling website
Wednesday, March 25
Special Edition Track Cycling News - Phinney ready to shine in Poland, Head boy Staff leads UK class, Polished performances a premium in Pruszkow, Cavendish stays on track, Reade returns to the oval, O'Shea out with chicken pox, Irish team denied pursuit slot, French roll out untested pursuit team, Spain holds on to 'Llaneras effect', Work for the world's leading cycling website
First Edition Cycling News - Longer recovery possible for Armstrong, Bruyneel: Giro still possible for Armstrong, Basso wants Armstrong back for Giro, Astana takes one, two in Spain, ISD wins Bartali time trial, claims lead, Track time table changes get women's support, Meares hopes for 500 TT's Olympic return, Hovelijnck still critical, Terpstra given Dwars Door Vlaanderen leadership, Vogels happy with Fly V's take off, Cyclingnews wins Hitwise performance award, Work for the world's leading cycling website
Latest Cycling News - Injury won't derail Armstrong's Tour plans, Sánchez as super-domestique, Cofidis unlikely to defend Dwars title, No Flèche and Liège for LPR, Eeckhout is Mr. Dwars, Davis and Quick Step extend UCI leads, Agritubel quits cycling, Da Ros is free, Sutherland aims for Redlands win, Team Type 1 women's squad debuts at Redlands, Vienna blood bank investigation closed, Austrian cyclist out of jail, Work for the world's leading cycling website
Thursday, March 26
First Edition Cycling News - Van Impe gets his chance at Dwars door Vlaanderen, Armstrong's collarbone surgery successful, Lithuanian shatters Meares' 500m world record, Shanks wins first world title in women's pursuit, Rock Racing ready to defend Redlands title, VAC ready for Women's Prestige Cycling Series kick off, McQuaid elected to ASOIF council, Hondo signed by PSK Whirlpool-Author, Olympic champion to race Pietermaritzburg MTB World Cup, Work for the world's leading cycling website
MTB News & Racing Round-up - Sauser, Stander dealt Epic blow, Bulls pop into Epic lead, Olympic champion to race Pietermaritzburg MTB World Cup, UCI closes team registration, numbers down slightly, Plaxton joins Sho-Air/Specialized, Former 4X rider Llanes aiming for Ironman success, First US PRO XCT - Kabush undefeated in Fontana, Iron Horse sale negotiations still underway, Olympian takes Oceania cross country title, BMXer claims Oceania men's downhill win, Meet Vouilloz at Glentress Demo Day
Latest Cycling News - Brabantse Pijl: Quick Step the team to beat, Haussler looking forward to Ronde, American takes U23 GP Waregem, French team sprint back on top, Milram riders in crash, Kelly Benefit Strategies for Redlands, New US track team announced, Kopp positive for cocaine, Work for the world's leading cycling website
Friday, March 27
First Edition Cycling News - Phinney a new American force on the track, Cunego doubles in Coppi e Bartali, Fuji-Servetto scores first win, More gold for Australia, Cavendish a marked man in Pruszkow, World Cup to open in rainy Italy, Britain claims first gold, Belgian Classics get rolling with E3 Prijs, Ullrich to be advisor for Rock Racing?, Women's Prestige series kicks off, Cyclingnews weekly podcast: Episode 4!, Work for the world's leading cycling website
Latest Cycling News - "Day-by-day" recovery for Armstrong, Leipheimer defends lead in Spain, Cunego: the best is yet to come, Evans on form, Chavanel out of Brabantse Pijl, Day wants Redlands win, Neben outlines season targets, Kopp blames it on a drink, Nardello hangs up the bike, Austria's medal toasted with OJ, Japanese cycling season kicks off, Barloworld special guests at University, Cyclingnews weekly podcast: Episode 4!, Work for the world's leading cycling website
Saturday, March 28
First Edition Cycling News - Leipheimer takes second season win, Germany adds another gold in Poland, 25 teams for Liège-Bastogne-Liège, la Flèche Wallonne, Jens Voigt: "Not someone who chases records", Haussler, the favourite, Nardello to retire, Rojas with mixed feelings, Sastre tuning up for Giro, Castilla y León claims another collarbone, Track World Cup returns to Manchester
Sunday, March 29
First Edition Cycling News - Pozzato marks 2009's first win on eve of Flanders, Boonen brushes off Sanremo for Northern Classics, Hincapie skips De Panne for Flanders/Roubaix, Nardello ends career: "emotions are high", Louder training for Paris-Roubaix, Untimely mechanicals eliminate Landis from Redlands, Columbia-Highroad women ready for World Cup opener, Management change for Katusha
Monday, March 30
First Edition Cycling News - Geslin nails Brabantse sprint, Cunego preparations pay off, Voigt equals Poulidor with fifth win, Via De Panne to De Ronde, Howard tops off Australia's medal haul, New Zealand sets new world championship medal mark, Renev fractures collarbone
Latest Cycling News - Ronde van Vlaanderen: Flanders' World Championships, Steegmans out of Ronde, Gilbert gets his groove on, Schleck diary: dancin' Andy, Armstrong back on a bike, GP Plouay in danger without TV, Augé: French races hard to win, Cooke still out after virus break, Broken bone for Wrolich, Woman in critical condition after race accident
Tuesday, March 31
First Edition Cycling News - Strong sentiments for Silence-Lotto, Quick Step strongest, but not certainties, Sánchez weighs in on Armstrong-Contador situation, Vos better than expected, Bannan pleased, cautious after track success, Louder please with career highlight in Redlands, Teutenberg takes single second win in Redlands, Sunweb extends 'cross deal, Young Canadian rider in hit and run, What's hot on the Cyclingnews Forum
Latest Cycling News - Posthuma to defend De Panne, Saxo Bank bets on Kroon for Ronde, Ballan supports teammates in Paris-Roubaix, Kohl's and Rasmussen's former manager arrested, Giro reveals Roman time trial details, Wegmann goes too early in Brabantse Pijl, Di Luca defends in Settimana Lombarda, What's hot on the forum?