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March 2001

February 24 - March 4
Rutas de America - Uruguay 2.6

February 26 - March 3
SAARC Cycling Championships - Indonesia 2.5

February 27 - March 3
Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana - Spain 2.3

March 1- 3
Giro Riviera Ligure delle Palme - Italy 2.6

March 1
News - Pantani: "Only joking!", BGL-Batavus aims, VDB to ITA, Olympia's Tour, Vuelta del Litoral death, Hunter in pain, British women head for the sun, NSW Track team, More Finnish skiers in doping scandal, Knapp's-Ready Pac Cycling Team

March 2
News - Heras: "Armstrong is the undisputed leader", more Italian Olympic files seized, Verbruggen considers suing Voet & unveils grand plan, Sourkov expelled, Pro Cycling Tour looks solid, Fassa Bortolo + Selle Italia, Foot and Mouth problems in UK, jane train in rain, McLane Pacific Classic, GAP/Strictly Bicycles Team

March 3
GP Città di Chiasso - Switzerland 1.3
Omloop Het Volk - Belgium 1.1

March 3-7
Tour de Snowy - Australia 2.9.1

March 3
News - Omloop Het Volk news: Steels, protest, Cipollini returns, Pantani pulls out, Tirreno - Adriatico route, Tour de Snowy starts, Four Days not in Belgium, FFC AGM today, Desbouys can't ride men's crits, Belgian Federation news, IJsboerke back, HES and cycling, Foot and Mouth update in UK/Ireland, Dutch bike sales hit record high, Joop de Roo's collection, Torrefazione Italia/BondAgent.com

March 4
Brussel-Opwijk - Belgium 1.6
Trofeo Zssdi-Un. Circ. Sloveni in Italia - Italy 1.6
Clasica de Almeria - Spain 1.4
Kuurne-Bruxelles-Kuurne - Belgium 1.2
L'Etoile Basque - France 1.4
GP di Lugano - Switzerland 1.5

March 4
News - Omloop Het Volk reactions, new FFC president, Ochoa driver's testimony, Pantani ill, McEwen leads the way, Matt White captions, Team Ashby Street Racing/Evolution Cycling 
Results - Uruguay , Italy, Australia, USA , Netherlands

March 5
News - Jalabert out till mid-May?, Buffet welcomes Pitallier, thanks Baal, Vayer offers his services to FFC, French pro's in better health, FFC stats, Vestøl to Denmark, new rider for Wüstenrot, Chris Lucas Trust, Nature Valley Penn Cycle Team.

March 6-10
Giro del Capo South Africa - 2.5

March 6
News - 21st Vuelta a Murcia, tense battle brewing in Snowy's, Mario Cipollini delays, Wiggins' new plans, Foot and Mouth update, Aitken/McGrory at Bendigo Madison, Helen's Cycles-Trek-Volkswagen CT

March 7
GP Fina-Fayt-le-Franc - Belgium 1.4

March 7-11
Vuelta Ciclista a Murcia-Costa Calida - Spain 2.3

March 7
News - 53rd GP du Midi Libre, Linda McCartney team accused of fraud, Wüst still training, Cipollini makes quick recovery, Kelme sign Desbiens, Blijlevens and Van Gulik to USA, Domo-Farm Frites schedule, Frans De Mulder dies, Foot & Mouth update, ISLH Symposium, PeopleSoft/Sagemark Cycling Team

March 8
Trofeo dell'Etna - Italy 1.4

March 8-11
Ruta Mexico - Mexico 2.9.2 - Cancelled

March 8
News - Ullrich starts out, Riebenbauer wins - Braikia falls, Millar site goes live, Virenque heard by TAS, Ochoa update, Moreau out of Paris-Nice, No Milan-San Remo for Hunter, Petersen & Vestol to Fakta, Pittsburgh Cycling Team

March 9
News - USPS blood tests blocked, LeMond returns to France, No Dutch team in World Cup, BCF cancellations and changes, UK MPs want TV Tour de France, Braikia recovering, Australasian rider wanted for Tour of Chile
News - Canberra World Cup pre-race press conference

March 10
News - 68th Paris-Nice, TdF announces bigger prize pool, Virenque decision on Monday, injury update -Petrov & Traksel out, Jock Wadley Memorial cancelled, Earnest v. USA Cycling

March 10
Vlaamse Pijl-Harelbeke - Belgium 1.6
Canberra World Cup - Australia CDM
Trofeo Pantalica - Italy 1.3

March 10-11
Guldensporentweedaagse - Belgium 2.4

March 11
News - Paris-Nice news: Belli out, Beloki in, Steels out, Merckx aims high, Mercury-Viatel,1000 people in Ochoa tribute, Traksel update 2001 BMC Software Grand Prix, Canyon Velo
Results - Australia, Polaris Challenge, Italy, Netherlands, Spain ,USA

March 11
Giro di Siracusa - Italy 1.3
Giro del Lago Maggiore "GP Knorr" - Switzerland 1.5
Brussel-Zepperen - Belgium 1.6
Prix de Lillers "Bruno Comini" - France 1.5
Trofeo Franco Balestra-Memorial Sabbadini - Italy 1.6
Australian Women's TT Championships - Australia CN

March 11-18
Paris-Nice - France 2.HC

March 12
News -Ullrich in good shape, Roux to Delatour, Scanlon to Mercury-Viatel, women's pro cycling lagging, Ballanger appointed FFC VP, Clarence St Cup hits 20, Cycling Tasmania Super Madison, MTBA Nationals, round Australia for OCD

March 13
News - 35th Tirreno-Adriatico, Virenque's suspension brought forward, Lance update, Women's UCI rankings, women's Ronde van Vlaanderen in 2002?, UCI banned list update, Nothstein to Mercury Downhill WC to Grouse Mountain, Argus Pick 'n Pay news, Marco Polo Cycling Club

March 13-18
Redlands Bicycle Classic - USA 2.4/2.9.2

March 14
News - Paris-Nice reactions, Pantani questioned, Merckx: no fracture, Ullrich wants to stay, Stuttgart Six positive, Ullrich answers critics, Latest US Rankings

March 14-21
Tirreno-Adriatico - Italy 2.HC

March 15
News - Indurain: Ullrich and Armstrong are Tour favourites, Armstrong makes a brief return to France, VDB to miss most of the early season, McEwen pulls out, is Freire lost for cycling?, Ochoa update, Vanhaecke back, Priem may get ban, Italian doping trial: three face judge, Saturn to sponsor Zinger Challenge, PVL-Forte Bicycle Racing Team

March 16
News - Paris-Nice comments, Women's World Cup round 2, Big names to Settimana di Coppi e Bartali, No more time keepers for Giro d'Italia TT's, UCI to hand over US Postal samples, Fulst positive for caffeine, Italian pharmacist gets two year suspended sentence, More UK cancellations, LA Pecol-Casprini, Penn State's Collegiate Cycling Men's A Team

March 16-18
Jadranska Magistrala - Croatia 2.5

March 17
News - Paris-Nice news, Bad news for Filippo Casagrande, Jaja back by the end of March, Saeco suspends Commesso, Rory Sutherland joins Rabobank, WCPP riders for 2001, Giri d'Italia presentations, US Pro Cycling Tour 2001, USPS to sponsor USAC development teams, Lehigh VV women's health and fitness weekend, Norm Hoffman killed, FLC Cycling Team

March 17
Paris-Troyes - France 1.6
Dokkum-Woudenomloop - Netherlands 1.5

March 18
News - Paris-Nice: stage 6 comments, EPO testing for April 8, Fulst to receive light sanction, Qantas Cup - Australia's Champions hit the track, John Harris seriously injured, University of Vermont Cycling Team

March 18
Gent-Ieper-Kattekoers - Belgium 1.6
Bordeaux-Saintes - France 1.6
GP San Giuseppe - Italy 1.6
Omloop van het Waasland-Kemzeke - Belgium 1.5
Giro dei 6 Comuni - Switzerland 1.7.1
Giro dei 6 Comuni - Switzerland 1.9.2
Hamilton City World Cup - New Zealand CDM
Argentinian Road Championships - Argentina CN

March 19
News - Paris-Nice wrap up, Laurent Fignon comments, Commesso faces up to two years, Spruch, Ferrigato and Dekker out, Merckx in doubt for MSR, Pantani prepares, Milan-San Remo wild cards, Circuito de Getxo renamed, Saronni confirms, Baldinger injury complications
Results - Australia, Australia (MTB),Germany, France,Hungary, Netherlands, Portugal, UK, Luxembourg, USA

March 19-27
Tour de Saudi Arabia - Saudi Arabia 2.5

March 20
News - UCI rankings, Milan-San Remo news, Paris-Roubaix teams, British racing update, Cycling in Ireland on the way back, Leigh Donovan to retire, Atlas-Lukullus-Ambra presentation

March 21
News - Ochoa improving, Zijlaard-Van Moorsel not ready, Milan-San Remo: Boogerd, Merckx out, German rider killed, Giro 2002, UK news, latest US rankings in full

March 21
Nokere-Koerse - Belgium 1.4

March 21-24
GP Portugal Telecom - Portugal 2.4

March 22
News - Milan-San Remo TV coverage poor, MSR facts, World Cup data, Casagrande to testify, France and Norway reach anti-doping agreement, A 'new' EPO? F&M cancellations update, Marty Nothstein Golf Challenge

March 22-25
Mercury Sea Otter Classic - USA 2.4
Mercury Sea Otter Classic - USA 2.9.2

March 23
News - Foot and mouth in Netherlands - cancellations, 2002 cyclo-cross WC, Bankgiroloterij gets wildcard, Milan-San Remo personnel, NZ MTB petition, UK foot and mouth: situation improving slowly - full cancellations list

March 24
News - 92nd Milan San Remo new: Zabel on Boogerd and more, the Saeco plan, veterans, German TV, La Primavera Rosa, Bartoli's new site, Christophe Moreau back for Cholet, Matt Stephens: Sigma Sport team

March 24
Milano-Sanremo - Italy CDM
Primavera Rosa - Italy CDM
Paris-Barentin-Yvetot - France 1.6

March 24-31
International Tour of Greece - Greece 2.6

March 25
News - Milan San Remo round-up: quotes, comments and injuries, Inaugural San Francisco Grand Prix, Matthias Kessler sentenced, Leblanc on Armstrong, Pre-season over for Steels
Results - Australia, Czech Republic, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Spain, Sweden, UK, USA

March 25
Challenge de Hesbaye-Trognée - Belgium 1.6
Cholet-Pays De Loire - France 1.2
GP Rudy Dhaenens - Belgium 1.4
Brno-Velká Bítes-Brno - Czech Republic 1.5
Stausee-Rundfahrt - Switzerland 1.5

March 26
News - Saronni declines, 21st Tour of Normandy, 38th Semana Catalana, Bonjour gets Giro berth, Team Vlaanderen-T-Interim

March 26-30
Setmana Catalana de Ciclismo - Spain 2.1

March 26-April 1
Tour de Normandie - France 2.5

March 27
News - UCI Rankings - Casagrande, Millward on top, Settimana Coppi-Bartali: Casagrande in, Rebellin out, FBD Milk Ras hit by foot and mouth crisis, Ireland a candidate for 2004 World's, Pronk Sr dies, Cipollini's new website

March 27-31
Settimana Internazionale di Coppi e Bartali - Italy 2.4

March 28
News - Leblanc confident about Le Tour, USPS Enquiry: Judge too slow, TVM trial scheduled for May, Pantani preparing for Giro, wants Tour, Traksel recoving, Konychev out for a month, Mercury-Viatel for Criterium International

March 28
Dwars door Vlaanderen Waregem - Belgium 1.2

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

March 28
GP de Waregem - Belgium 1.7.1

March 29
News - Jalabert may be back in four weeks, Pantani wants the Tour, Paris-Roubaix changes, Tour de France 2008, Ex-Linda McCartney signings, Rousseau back to France, Track World Cup round in Australia, Hantspol Club cancellations

March 29
Omloop Wase Scheldeboorden-Bazel-Kruibeke - Belgium 1.4

March 30
News - Museeuw ill, Magné's record search, Durand doored, Ochoa improving, UCI anti-EPO strategy today, Driedaagse DePanne details, Dunc Gray Velodrome training, Sea Otter breaks records, UK Women's program, UK F&M cancellations and changes

March 31
News - Selle Italia busted, New UCI EPO testing regime details, 'Chain Massacre' English translation imminent

March 31
GP E3-Harelbeke - Belgium 1.1
Zesbergenprijs Harlebeke - Belgium 1.5
GP de Genève - Switzerland 1.5

March 31-April 1
Critérium International - France 2.1

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