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April 2001

March 28-April 1
Cinturón Ciclista Internacional a Mallorca - Spain 2.6

March 31-April 1
Critérium International - France 2.1

April 1
News - Virenque's future uncertain, Schenk wins BDR presidency, Dutch women's selection, Pantani to return at Pais Vasco, Bruyneel: Armstrong in good shape, Team Bicycle Therapy
Special News - Tour de France to extend drug tests, Going underground, Ullrich challenges Armstrong, Pantani hirsutes himself
Results - Australia - Starkles Open Criterium, SA Crit Championships, Ray Smith Annual Minlaton 2 day, Carnegie Criterium, Belgium - Belgian Cup MTB Cup Lasne, Luxembourg - 39th Futur Géant de la Route

April 1
Brabantse Pijl - Belgium 1.2
Tour du Lac Léman - Switzerland 1.5
Archer GP - Great Britain 1.5
Annemasse-Bellegarde et retour - France 1.6
Trofee van Haspengouw-Aalst - Belgium 1.6
Trofeo Banca Popolare Piva - Italy 1.7.1
Trofeo Manolo Perez - Spain 1.9.2

April 2
News - Lotto looks likely, Ochoa stable after move, GP Miguel Indurain, Spanish national championships, Vuelta Ciclista al Pais Vasco, Team Stuttgart

April 2-15
Tour du Maroc - Morrocco 2.5

April 3
News - Post Swiss pulls out, Boogerd bubbles, Tour of Flanders, Mercury sick brigade, Lotto explains, Wiggins triumphs, Cycling Manager, Sigma Sport rolls out, Team Jamba Juice MTB/CX, April Fool

April 3-5
KBC Driedaagse van De Panne-Koksijde - Belgium 2.2

April 4
News - Spaniards withdraw from Flanders, Domo strategy, EPO reactions, Blijlevens for Amstel Gold, Van der Berg signs, Tour de la Region Wallonne teams, UK event updates, Strong field for Tour of Germany, Selle Italia accused, Verona goes for worlds, T-Mobile for Napa

April 5
News - Ronde van Vlaanderen snippets, Mapei news: Freire, Tafi problems, Zanini, RVV team, Lampre a little under the weather, Vlaanderen-T-Interim, Van Petegem vs. Farm Frites, Tour de France plan to attack doping, Ronde van Nederland still needs a sponsor, Foot and Mouth stance changing, Ford-No Boundaries Women's MTB Team

April 6
News - Tour de France: 10 steps against doping, Van Petegem drops from favourites, Fall in the Driedaagse, Blijlevens with 'flu, Saeco for Flanders: Pieri at his best, Hunter and Spruch out for April, LBL and Fleche Wallonne parcours, Caneva candidate for 2004, Mapei-Quick Step for Route Adélie
April 6
Route Adélie - France 1.3

April 6-15
Vuelta Ciclista al Uruguay - Uruguay 2.5

April 6-8
Le Triptyque des Monts et Châteaux-Frasnes - Belgium 2.7.1

April 7
News - 85th Ronde van Vlaanderen news: Big names missing, Planckaert hopes for bad weather, Steels in Rennes, Tafi in RVV, Pronk in, Wuyts breaks a rib; 10 point Tour plan: some comments, Antwerp happy with Tour stage, Selle Italia news, more Italian doping, Bölts wants to go on to 2003, Rona adds, Franken dies, criteriums on the decline, Ronde van Drenthe off, new BCF women's coach, British event updates, the Westral

April 7
La Boucle de l'Artois - France 1.6
GP Miguel Indurain - Spain 1.3

April 8
News - 85th Ronde van Vlaanderen news: Tchmil's prognostics, Saeco optimistic, An inside look at the Ronde, Accident in the Wielertouriste RVV, Armstrong and senior lawyer to give press conference in France, VDB's return, Promising French junior killed in training, NZ-Australian team to race in Chile, CBS Sports to show HP Women's Challenge, De Hel van het Mergelland cancelled, Killington Stage Race cancelled, New photography

April 8
Ronde van Vlaanderen/Tour des Flandres - Belgium CDM
GP de la Ville de Rennes - France 1.4
Ronde van Noord-Holland - Netherlands 1.4
Trofeo Attilio Strazzi - Italy 1.6
Prix des Flandres Françaises - France 1.6
Route de l'Avenir-Souvenir Louis Caput - France 1.8

April 9
News - 85th Ronde van Vlaanderen news Fastest ever Ronde, Bortolami bio, Post-race comments, Eight riders tested, Fontanelli high, 41st Vuelta a Pais Vasco, Fignon prolongs contract
Results - UK, Surrey League/Twickenham CC RR, South Africa, Vet's and Women's Cycling Association road race championships, Italy - 50th Coppa Ballerini, 7th Memorial Gigi Pezzoni, 31st Trofeo Attilio Strazzi, Luxembourg - GP Jean Goldschmit, Germany - MEA-Frühjahrsstraßenpreis, Rund um Eisenhüttenstadt, Leipzig (Criterium), Switzerland - Kriterium Näfels, Australia - Canberra to Goulburn, Qld Crit c'ships, Parramatta CC, Gold Coast Cats Crit, Victorian Vets CC Waddell Aggregate Point Series Australia (MTB) - Anakie DH, Lithgow DH USA (MTB) Blue's Bike/Bike Rack Classic USA (Road) Blue's Bike/Bike Rack Classic

April 9-13
Vuelta Ciclista al País Vasco - Spain 2.HC

April 10
News - Armstrong announces team is clear, UCI rankings: Dekker moves into top 10, Ullrich considers the end, Cipollini looking for third Gent-Wevelgem, Wade Exum: USA sent drugged athletes to Games, Rheinland-Pfalz-Rundfahrt in trouble, NORBA allies with OLN and GaleForce, Lincoln GP on track, NPS Downhill moves to Scotland

April 10-13
Circuit Cycliste de la Sarthe - France 2.4

April 11
News - 63rd Gent-Wevelgem, Pantani risks missing Tour de France, LBL or Settimana Bergamesca?, Sick/injured brigade: Cipollini, Hoste, Marichal, Van Petegem, Tafi, Vandenbroucke satisfied, Amstel Gold Race, Olympia's Tour & Foot and Mouth, WCPP to France, Youth Super Squadra Sports

April 11
Gent-Wevelgem - Belgium 1.HC

April 11-15
Les Voies du Roi Nicolas - Yugoslavia 2.6

April 12
News - 99th Paris-Roubaix: Ballerini's swansong, Mercury-Viatel for P-R, Cipollini stopped by stomach problems, VDB abandons, Fontanelli's salary frozen, USA NRC rankings, Hetton Lyons park re-opens, BMC correction

April 13
News - 99th Paris-Roubaix: No course change, Mapei for Ballerini and Nardello, Telekom for Zabel and Wesemann, P-R in numbers, Armstrong may race Vuelta España, Lampre-Daikin news, Pantani to ride Settimana Lombarda, Mercatone Uno get new sponsors, foreign teams OK for FBD Milk Ras
Second Edition News - George Hincapie interviewed - "I needed to make my own race"

April 13
GP Pino Cerami - Belgium 1.3

April 13-16
Circuit des Ardennes - France 2.6

April 13-17
Giro delle Marche - Italy 2.6

April 14
News - Paris-Roubaix: Franco Ballerini's wins, Best Dutch riders, Pieri's revenge?, Armstrong in France: Part II, Cipollini back for the Tour of Aragon, Giro d'Italia teams, No Belgian ground for Amstel Gold Race, Eadie prepared

April 14-15
Vlaaderens Tweedaagse van de Gaverstreek - Belgium 2.6

April 15
News - Paris-Roubaix: Live coverage, VDB starts, Ballerini hopes, Tchmil aims, Van Petegem worries, Desbiens leads, Ferretti fears, Jalabert to return at Flèche Wallone, Negative tests at RVV

April 15
GP Primavera - Spain 1.3
Paris-Roubaix - France CDM

April 16
News - 99th Paris-Roubaix: Winner's bio, many post race comments, Ballerini goes out smiling, French start well, Gaumont fractures femur, Savoldelli, Dufaux et al ride Giro climbs
Results - Portugal - 2001 National Cup and more, Germany - Strassenrennen Schönaich, Rund in Kreuzberg, Rund um den Schäferberg, Switzerland - GP Osterhas (Affoltern am Albis), Luxembourg - GP des Martyrs, Australia - Gold Coast CATS, France - Paris-Roubaix MTB, UK - Surrey League Sigma Sport Easter Three Day, CC Basingstoke Cutmill - 2/3/4, Norwood Paragon CC Staplefields, Team Corridori Goodwood

April 16
Rund um Köln - Germany 1.3
Giro del Belvedere - Italy 1.7.1

April 17
News - Paris-Roubaix: classic material?, comments from Museeuw, Paris-Camembert: Armstrong continues in France, 65th/4th Flèche Wallonne/Waalse Pijl, Freire treated back home

April 17
Paris-Camembert Lepetit - France 1.2
GP Palio del Recioto - Italy 1.7.1

April 18
News - UCI rankings after Paris-Roubaix, Tchmil in the wars, More Museeuw, Domo-nation, Record TV & Web audience for P-R, Astarloa wants to race the Giro, No Waalse Pijl for Van Moorsel, Tour of Aragon: Armstrong and Heras starters, 31st Settimana Lombarda, Veenendaal-Veenendaal parcours changed

April 18
La Flèche Wallonne - Belgium 1.HC
La Flèche Wallonne - Belgium CDM

April 18-22
Vuelta Ciclista a Aragón - Spain 2.2
Tour du Loir-et-Cher - France 2.6

April 19
News - Fleche Wallonne: winner's profile, disruptions, Ekimov's Paris-Roubaix, Wesemann's Hell, Zabel to miss LBL, Amstel Gold: Three times up the Cauberg, No Rabobank in Dauphiné Libéré, Ochoa: still improving but slowly, Nothstein gets Father of the Year, Agreement between Colombia and France, UPMC to contest Liberty Classic, Team HotJobs.com

April 19
Veenendaal-Veenendaal - Netherlands 1.2

April 19-29
Vuelta Ciclista de Chile - Chile 2.5

April 20
News - Women's UCI Rankings, La Grande Boucle Féminine, Verbrugghe prepares for second Ardennes classic, Tchmil uncertain, Pantani struggling, Flèche Wallonne controls negative, First out of competition EPO controls, World's to be moved forward, George, USPS and Odessa

April 20-24
Settimana Ciclistica Lombarda - Italy 2.4

April 21
News - 87th Liège-Bastogne-Liège/Luik-Bastenaken-Luik, All first division teams in, Amstel Gold Race: the teams, Ullrich update, Mason injured, Nardello out until the end of May, Ochoa will leave intensive care, Housatonic Classic, Finnish skiiers given two years

April 22
News - Liege-Bastogne-Liege: live coverage; start postponed; starters confirmed; la Redoute; trivia, Commesso suspended, Ochoa transferred, Sick/injured, Cofidis record assault, Irish team for Milk Ras, Perras to Ficonseils
Results - Austria - Hungerburg Classic, Kirschblutenrennen, Australia - Fred Keefe Memorial Road Race,Australia (MTB) - Qld Super Series, Belgium - Ronde van Hoogstraten, France - Les Monts du Livradois, Bourg-Hauteville-Bourg, Germany - Backnang-Waldrems Criterium - Race 4, Rund um den Olympiasee, Netherlands - Ronde van Oud-Gastel, Portugal - Taça Nacional de Esperanças # 1, Scandinavia - Monarkloppet, Skoghall's Three Days, Esbjerg Road Race, Switzerland - GP de Lancy, Grand Prix La Liberté, Prix Commune de Meyrin, USA - Jersey Hill Circuit Race, American Velodrome Challenge # 2, Adelphia GP, Tahuya-Seabeck-Tahuya Road Race, Indiana University Little 500, Natural States Grand Prix (Capitol Criterium & River Market Criterium), USA (MTB) - Blue's Bike Spring Classics, UK - St Helens Senior Road Race, Surrey League: Brighton Excelsior; Goodwood; Addiscombe CC, Lancaster-Hertford (NE)

April 22
Zellik-Galmaarden - Belgium 1.5
Rund um Düren - Germany 1.5
Liège-Bastogne-Liège - Belgium C
Trofeo Adolfo Leoni - Italy 1.6
Prix de la Ville de Nogent-sur-Oise - France 1.6

April 22-29
International Presidency Turkey Tour - Turkey 2.6

April 23
News -Liege-Bastogne-Liege: Camenzind's bio; reactions; blood tests; Hamilton fractures elbow, Mercatone-Uno nervous, Magnusson's new start, Kim van Bouwel dies, Tour of Slovenia, Wheelworks/Cannondale adds, Bike of the year, New Edinburgh velodrome?, UK F&M update, Canberra Tour date change

April 24
News - Post L-B-L UCI rankings, nations rankings: a deeper analysis, Michael Boogerd: 5th is the 4th loser?, Ullrich another casualty of S-L, French riders still lacking, JaJa in Le Tour?, Wiggins on BBC Grandstand, loss posted by KNWU

April 24-26
GP Internacional Mitsubishi - Portugal 2.4

April 25
News - Mapei talks: Michele Bartoli looking for another team?, No Tom Steels in Giro, Sunderland case: Priem guilty of "unintentional injury", Ullrich to ride Tour de Romandie, Mercury-Viatel for Amstel Gold Race, Cipo - Petacchi Tour showdown?, 89th Grote Scheldeprijs, 56th GP Liberazione, Hamilton back within 6 weeks, Peter Farazijn breaks hand, Landbouwkrediet do it tough, Trent Klasna honoured, Jackson joins WCPP, Chain Breaker, Newport to get covered velodrome

April 25
Trofeo Torino-Biella-Giro della Provincia di Biella - Italy 1.6
Giro dell'Appennino - Italy 1.2
Grote Scheldepreis-Schoten - Belgium 1.1
Melbourne Madison - Australia - IM

April 25-29
Internat. Niedersachsen-Rundfahrt - Germany 2.4

April 25-May 1
Ruban Granitier Breton - France 2.6

April 25
GP della Liberazione - Italy 1.7.1
La Côte Picarde - France 1.7.2
GP Liberazione Donne - Italy 1.9.1

April 26
News - Amstel Gold Race news, "Tour de New York", 54th Peace Race/Course de la Paix, Olympia's Tour cancelled, Three Peaks in doubt, Five arrested in doping investigation, Stephens joins Bikestyle/Cyclingnews TdF trip

April 26
GP de Denain - France 1.3

April 26-May 1
Circuit des Mines - France 2.5
Giro delle Regioni - Italy 2.7.1

April 27
News - Zabel playing it safe?, Pantani ready for Trentino, Alessio for Amstel, Somarriba to skip Giro, Lukaszewicz joins Servisco, 26th Internationale Thüringen-Radrundfahrt, Ringerike Grand Prix, British event news

April 27-29
Szlakiem Grodòw Piastowskich - Poland 2.5

April 27- May 1
Ringerike GP - Norway 2.5

April 28
News - 36th Amstel Gold Race news: teams, race details, winners, live coverage, Foot and Mouth measures, Tour de France deadline nears, 31st Giro Ciclistico d'Italia Internazionale Under 23, Selle Italia news

April 28
Amstel Gold Race - Netherlands C

April 28-May 1
Giro della Toscana - Italy 2.8
Vuelta Internacional a Mallorca Feminas - Spain 2.9.1

April 29
News - Amstel Gold Race reactions, Ullrich chooses Giro, Wüst wants to move to Australia, Tour of Poland route, Belgian coach implicated in doping affair, Swedish cycling day, New sponsor for Broadmark Capital CT, Upgrade for Tour de Langkawi?, CCA hires O'Donnell, Two more years for Pelizzotti
Results - Australia - Gold Coast CATS CC Criterium, Blackburn CC Lang Lang 150 km classic, Jimmy Phillips Memorial Road Race, Australian Veterans Track Championships, Denmark - Danish Post Cup Race 1, Fance - Grand prix de Haute-Garonne, Germany - Preis der Fa. Frucade Rosenheim, Rund um den Olympiasee, GP der Stadtsparkasse Kaarst-Büttgen, 2nd Boddenrennen, Radrennen Wiggensbach, Italy - Trofeo Gruppo Amici Sportivi-Targa, Trofeo Schiatti, Luxembourg - 77th GP François Faber, LC Tétange,
Netherlands - Profronde van Made, Slovenia - 3rd Kriterij Po Ulicah Senèurja, Sweden - Hillesögsloppet, Högbyn Hill Climb, USA - Coggins Park Criterium, Xcelerate Twilight Criterium, New Jersey Bicycle Association Team Challenge, First Charter Criterium, UK - East Riding Classic, Clarencourt CC Fred Cowley Memorial - E/1/2/3/4, Surrey League/Lewes Wanderers 2/3/4

April 29
Tour de Vendée - France 1.3
Lavanttaler Radsporttage - Austria 1.5
Tour de Berne - Switzerland 1.4
Ronde van Vlaanderen - Belgium 1.7.1
Paris-Mantes-en-Yvelines Espoirs - France 1.7.2

April 29-May 3
La Coupe du Président de la Ville de Grudziadz - Poland SC

April 30
News - De Cauwer defends, Leblanc wants Jalabert, Three more years for USPS, World Cup round-up, Amstel Gold tests, Tour of Algeria mix-up, Trentino: Pantani is ready, Frankfurt: Ullrich in the red zone, No TV Giro for Spain, Cannondale Homecoming adds musical Bicycle

April 30-May 4
Giro del Trentino - Italy 2.2

UCI Abbreviations: 
Cat 1.* = One Day Event
Cat 2.* = Multi-stage Event
Cat. *.9.* = Women's Event
Cat *.7.* = Espoir (U23) Event
HC = Hors Categorie (above category
CM = World Championships
GT = Grand Tour 
CDM = World Cup Event
CC = Continental Championships 
JR = Regional Games
NE = National Event (no UCI points) - usually a Belgian Kermesse Race
TR = Track Event