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Friday, October 1
First Edition Cycling News - Ballerini: Rebellin would have been in team, Pound on Hamilton, Irish aiming for good showing, UCI abandons Pro Tour launch, Saunier Duval still after Valverde, Rabobank signs Alexandr Kolobnev, Colavita continues, Jonas Carney's last race, IMBA hires new executive director
Latest Cycling News - No start for Rebellin, Cioni "unfit to start", Cunego ready for Verona, Australian bikes stolen, Valkenburg a candidate for 2008 World's, Bettini summonsed, Pauwels had heart problems, Meirhaeghe back racing, Gavazzi sentenced

Saturday, October 2
First Edition Cycling News - Eastern European tradition continues, Vos extends Dutch gold run, Fassa back Cioni, Blood tests on 26 riders, Bologna court says Ferrari guilty, Armstrong separates from Ferrari, Lampre-Saeco merger official, Pinotti to Saunier, Coonamessett Eco Cross 2004

Sunday, October 3
First Edition Cycling News - Two more riveting races, Astarloa on home ground, Pro Tour Stalemate: 2005 changes up in the air, Worried race organizers ponder Pro Tour turmoil, Emergency landing for Dutch riders, Gerolsteiner on Specialized, Crank Brothers U.S. Gran Prix of Cyclocross

Monday, October 4
First Edition Cycling News - Strongest team wins, again, O'Grady and Davis pipped, Dede Barry ends career in Verona, Verbruggen looks on the bright side, Cofidis continues, Gerrans awarded by the French federation, Veneberg stays with Rabobank, 2004 Mid-Atlantic 'Cross series
Latest Cycling News - Another second for Zabel, Bettini's bad day, Plan B doesn't quite work for Ballerini, Boogerd plays a role, Brilliant trip to Verona for Aussie junior women, World's team size to be reduced, T-Mobile MTB team stops, More Dutch velodromes?

Tuesday, October 5
First Edition Cycling News - Spanish Armada explains its success, Zabel and Arndt back to number one, Liberty adds two, Cioni graduates, TIAA-CREF announces cyclo-cross team
Latest Cycling News - Antequera praises Spanish team spirit, Belgians disappointed, Simoni Austrian soon?, Bettini on Armstrong/Simeoni, Longo by herself, Felix Cardenas to Barloworld, Herrero to Euskaltel, Two more young riders for T-Mobile, Verge New England Championship Cyclo-Cross Series

Wednesday, October 6
First Edition Cycling News - Bettini's knee okay, Rebellin back at Paris-Bourges, Renäng third Swede for Liquigas, Armstrong & Tour of Hope in Denver, Cofidis for Paris-Bourges, Colavita signs Frattini, French champion to UK cross, Big week of 24-hour racing, Paris-London ride, Tour de Nez on TV, OrganicAthlete wants riders
Latest Cycling News - Secchiari testifies, Boonen in doubt for Paris-Tours, An interview with Erik Zabel, Spain and France sign anti-doping accord, Barry extends, Thirionet to Roc d'Azur, Tooheys Criterium Series returns, Velo Bella cyclo-cross team

Thursday, October 7
First Edition Cycling News - Final Pro Tour teams announced, Zabel breaks heel, Zanini ends season, Mancebo under the knife, Cooke aims for Sun Tour win, Wiggins back on track at Revolution, Paris-London race launched, Australian Paralympic parade, US cross GP starts this weekend
Latest Cycling News - Weekly Valverde saga continues, Antequera to CV-Kelme?, Paris-Tours lineups, More youngsters at Gerolsteiner, O'Neill to Navigators, Van Moorsel's new team, Hamilton at Interbike, Gazet van Antwerpen Trofee bigger than ever, Northwestern Mortgage Corporation track team in 2005

Friday, October 8
First Edition Cycling News - More success for Oscar in Tours?, Boonen calls it a season with gastroenteritis, More Paris-Tours lineups, 88th Giro d'Italia to start in Reggio Calabria, Usov to AG2R, O'Loughlin and McCann aim higher, Cincinnati's first UCI 'cross, Alkek Velodrome Bicycle Flea Market
Latest Cycling News - Sanctions for Museeuw, Planckaert, Peers and Meirhaeghe, Mega Maggie talks turkey, An interview with Henk Vogels, Saeco for Paris-Tours and Giro di Lombardia, Vandenbroucke with Gilmore in Gent Six, Blijlevens director with, The "Warny" gets longer

Saturday, October 9
First Edition Cycling News - Planckaert and Peers say goodbye, Meirhaeghe may be back, Amateur riders suspended, Pay problems for Domina Vacanze, Excluded AG2R manager speaks out, Petacchi out too, Paris-Tours: Liberty & Evans in, Illes Balears for Milano-Torino, Lanfranchi retires, Lara to T-Mobile, Johansson signs with Team Minolta-Konica, Volkswagen Iron Cross 2004

Sunday, October 10
First Edition Cycling News - De Clercq found with growth hormones, Tour de France still against Pro Tour, Gonzalez set for Euskaltel, Bootes suspended, Bannan and Barras stay, Siutsou in GP del Rosso, Watermark Cycling looking for U-23/Junior riders

Monday, October 11
First Edition Cycling News - Paris-Tours: wrap and post-race comments, Bettini takes over World Cup, Simoni speaks at Interbike, Wortegem-Petegem opens 'cross World Cup, Italy's autumn triptych, Mayo linked to Illes Balears, Cross-Canada Challenge
Latest Cycling News - Museeuw felt it coming, Aernouts going Dutch, Statue for Van Moorsel, Fassa to Milano-Torino, Illes Balears to Piemonte, Symmetrics Cycling goes pro, Joe Papp ties the knot, Bicycle messengers pay respects to dead, Queensland's 2004/2005 Grand Prix Track Series

Tuesday, October 12
First Edition Cycling News - Horner does the Continental, Paolini and Nuyens end seasons, Rebellin, Boogerd out of Milano-Torino, No more for Garzelli, More teams for Milano-Torino and Giro di Piemonte, Haselbacher stays, FCI suspends Addis, Gavazzi and Dotti, Stive Vermaut memorial ride, O'Grady and White in Cycling: The Truth
Latest Cycling News - End of season for Peron, More lineups for Italy, VDB busy after Sluitingsprijs, Australia’s turn for a Bike Show, Drug tests expensive in Australia too, Jonas Carney finishes pro career, Trust House World Cup race in March 2005, Rockville Bridge cancelled, Illawarra Open Track Carnival

Wednesday, October 13
First Edition Cycling News - Postal surprised by win, Valverde to Balears?, Hoj to Gerolsteiner, One more year for Somarriba, Edo to leave Milaneza , Béjar celebrates Heras, T-Mobile for Giro del Piemonte, Ullrich gets cut off, Harm Jansen retires, Pontoni to race in Utah, Kissena wants riders, Rock Lobster cycles/Jeff Traugott Guitars
Latest Cycling News - Petacchi tops 2004 victory list, Planckaert not amused, Otxoa to be honoured at home, Illes Balears-Banesto for Giro di Lombardia, Bootes denies intentionally taking stimulant, Solari to De Nardi-Domina Vacanze, 18th Tour du Faso, Downeast Cyclo-Cross kicks off Verge NECCC

Thursday, October 14
First Edition Cycling News - Lombardia crowns the 2004 season, Bettini recces, Rebellin's fine-tuning, Evans and Savoldelli's T-Mobile swansong, Moncoutié out, Zajicek warned, O'Grady for 2005 JCTDU, Tour 2005 to Karlsruhe and Pforzheim?, Flemish TV drops Museeuw, Backstedt to Revolution, Tournant continues, Kraft extends, Moerenhout to Davitamon-Lotto, Central Coast cross
Latest Cycling News - Aitor Gonzalez signs with Euskaltel, Quick.Step for Giro di Lombardia, Paolini undergoes hand surgery, An interview with Sara Carrigan, Pro Tour TTT takes shape, Dierckxsens 40 and still going, Swindlehurst signs on with Seasilver, Colavita signs more riders, Motu kicks off NZ Multisport Series

Friday, October 15
First Edition Cycling News - UCI/ASO issue Pro Tour statement, Team selections for Lombardia, Hondo out of Piemonte, Some World Cup victory mind games, Roche makes it official, Irish Women's Commission AGM this weekend, London messenger wins award
Latest Cycling News - Rabobank with Boogerd in Lombardy, Gerolsteiner for Lombardy, Lotto-Domo down to five, Cooke notches a couple of wins, Superprestige in Ruddervoorde, EuroGifts signs Van der Pluijm, Dutch rider award nominations, Fusar Poli wins, Aston Hill Junior Development Programme

Saturday, October 16
First Edition Cycling News - Bettini tips Basso, Perdi Argentinean?, De Clercq heard in Kortrijk, Cunego interested in Tour 2005, Tour to honour Casartelli, Mitchell looks to Southland win, Escalada a Montjuïc, Gerolsteiner for Chrono des Herbiers, Den Bakker extends, Rutland to Melton CiCLE Classic

Sunday, October 17
First Edition Cycling News - World Cup finishes with Giro di Lombardia, Bettini wins World Cup, Sun Tour lead changes, Italian two-man time trial on Sunday, Jelly Belly adds PoolGel, 2004 Cycling Australia Media Awards

Monday, October 18
First Edition Cycling News - Cunego heralds new era, T-Mobile wins team World Cup by a hair, Rasmussen not happy, Gerrans warming up, 66th Vuelta a Guatemala, New sponsor for Randwick Botany, Pontoni looking
Latest Cycling News - Filippo Pozzato: The Natural, Boogerd proud of his season, Walker and Menzies keep feet on the ground, Six Dayers kick off in Amsterdam, Van der Poel to train U23's, Anna Millward hosts trivia night

Tuesday, October 19
First Edition Cycling News - Cunego UCI number 1, Jenner and Arnould retire, BankGiroLoterij no more, New sponsor for Stichting Holland Pro Cycling, Stahurskaia suspended, Lampre rides the Finestre, USAC's team for Track World Cup, Hoy awarded, Page a father, Kona 24 Hour Global Series
Latest Cycling News -Valverde confirms close deal with Illes Balears, Slippens/Stam leaders in Amsterdam Sixdays, Cunego youngest number 1 and possibly riding 2005 Tour, Launceston International Classic confirmed, 2005 USCF national racing calendar announced, Lange and Erker sign with Symmetrics

Wednesday, October 20
First Edition Cycling News - Gunn Rita Dahle: The victory junkie, Anger fuelled O'Grady's season, Rabobank completes Continental team, Blijlevens goes for speed, Phonak upbeat, Pucinskaite to Nobili Rubinetterie Guerciotti, Cesenatico to honor Pantani with sculpture, Favourites lead Crank Brothers GP of Cross, Italian federation suspends five
Latest Cycling News - Last race for Cunego, Ljungblad out for blood, Classique des Alpes no more, Vannoppen extends, Bouygues adds, Van der Kooij retires, Kozlikova splits, United Texas Tour takes shape, Verge Mid-Atlantic Cyclo-Cross, Nicole Reinhart Memorial Fund scholarships

Thursday, October 21
First Edition Cycling News - Russians appeal Hamilton's gold, New UK pro team, Zulle parties out, Labbé retires, Breschel to CSC, Name change for Vlaanderen-T Interim, Lampre for Japan Cup, Manchester World Cup, New cross in Nashville, Mexican MTB marathon, Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day
Latest Cycling News - Vandenbroucke's list, Pantani's ex-manager publishes book in Italy, Gerrans finding form, Hoy and Obree back Bravehearts, Fritsch goes Spanish, All for one at Fassa, Tour du Faso starts October 27, Park City Cycling Academy

Friday, October 22
First Edition Cycling News - Hamilton vows to clear his name, Vuelta back to the Angliru?, Giro dell'Appennino pays tribute to Coppi, Tour de Suisse 2005 unveiled, Superprestige round 2 in Sint-Michielsgestel, Basso does 'cross?, Cofidis offer Cipo contract, Civil process against "Didi" Thurau, Australia gets a look at 2005 kit
Latest Cycling News - Roberts ready to unleash, Millar denies Gaumont's evidence, Rabobank changes its structure, Pronk brothers attack derny records, Belgian team for Tabor, Superprestige round 2, Jayco Tour of Queensland, Irish Cyclo-Cross Season 2004

Saturday, October 23
First Edition Cycling News - Wiggins wants three Olympic golds, Ludewig to Domina, Quick.Step for the weekend, UCI doping news, Giro management changes, Venezuela candidate for Junior World's, New direction for Irish women's racing, French Club placement

Sunday, October 24
First Edition Cycling News - No big deal for Valverde, Lloyd goes uphill fast, An interview with Santi Perez, Cunego tries to keep on top of the world, Lefevere: Davitamon owes money, Cofidis denies Cipo offer, Glud & Marstrand Horsens continues, Jittery Joe's signs co-sponsor, Iron Duke Halloween 'Cross

Monday, October 25
First Edition Cycling News - Ljungblad continues European dominance, Cioni certified for high hct, Jokin Ormaetxea killed, Boonen hospitalised, Cunego keeps top spot, Discovery Channel announces 2005 roster, S.A.T.S. director disappointed with Valen, Kemna retires, Czech U23 champ goes pro, Braveheart dinner raises £7,500

Tuesday, October 26
First Edition Cycling News - Second Jayco Tour of Queensland, Giro blitz trial starts, Vandenbroucke hearing postponed, Torn shoulder for Nys, Boonen operated on, Utrecht and Rotterdam propose Tour start, Bas Peters stays with Binnenvaart-Merida, Davis Phinney foundation presents $100,000, Australian industry on display in Melbourne

Wednesday, October 27
First Edition Cycling News - Lance Armstrong, Stuart O'Grady interviews, Cunego's short trip to Japan, Bouygues counts on French young guns, Plaza to Barloworld, Verge NECCS rounds 2 and 3, Coonamessett Eco Cross, Snow Wilson Memorial Cycling Open, Bahati wants riders

Thursday, October 28
First Edition Cycling News - How many Grand Tour teams?, Tour route announced today, O'Grady and White relive their rollercoaster ride, Mayo: No offers, but open ears, Tim Johnson to Jittery Joe's, Record field for Tour of Southland, Stive Vermaut ride raises US$5000
Cycling News special - The 2005 Tour - a full description of what's in store, plus photos from launch, map, queen stage, Reactions to 2005 Tour - Bruyneel rates Armstrong, Karpets comments, photos, Full stages list
Cycling Newsflash - Zabriskie announces 2005 team

Friday, October 29
First Edition Cycling News - Tour 2005: fewer time trials, more climbing, Mountain stages, Ullrich pleased, Boonen on the mend, Bartko more on track?, Transfers: Scheuneman, Eeckhout, Colombians, Bratkowski, Larsen, Surf City Cyclocross lives

Saturday, October 30
First Edition Cycling News - Complicated negotiations stall Pro Tour progress, Cipollini to Liquigas, CSC announces roster for 2005, Boonen leaves hospital, Launceston Classic cancelled, Colombian season closes with Clásico de Ejecutivos, Crank Brothers USGPCS heads east, Tranfsers: ComNet-Senges, Jet Fuel Coffee, Symmetrics Cycling
News Flash - Santi Perez positive for blood transfusion?

Sunday, October 31
First Edition Cycling News - Discovery signs Japanese rider, An interview with Geoff Kabush, Colnago 2005 sponsorships, Superprestige continues, Gazet van Antwerpen Trofee Veldrijden starts, New Zealand's toughest race, TT Championships in Zimbabwe, Mondial Assistance amateur team