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Thursday, December 1
First Edition Cycling News - Valverde prepares for 2006 season, AG2R signs two more, Sprinting showcase at Manchester World Cup, Jelly Belly announces 2006 roster, German track champions at Melbourne Cup on Wheels, Weening Dutch cyclist of the year, Westside Cycling Classic for 2006, Caroline Yang Tour de France photography show
MTB news & racing round-up - Keith Bontrager joins 24 hour race promotion team, New date for Salzkammergut Trophy, Australian four-cross series round 4 postponed, Change of date for '06 NORBA National opener, Ford Cycling 2006 MTB roster, 2005 Australian MTB athletes of the year
Friday, December 2
First Edition Cycling News - An interview with Fränk Schleck: Flying high close to home, ProTour team time trial a flop, New leadership at Team Barloworld, Italian champion down with mononucleosis, Colorado cycling events limited to 2,500, Cycling Central returns to the screen, Danish Crown Princess Mary patroness of Women's World Cup, Race for Hope to benefit cancer patients
Saturday, December 3
First Edition Cycling News - Verbruggen stands his ground, Hondo attorney pessimistic, Forde faces ban for testosterone, Another award for Boonen, Growing passion: FRF Couriers-Caravello, Rain stops play at Brindabella Challenge, Bayley aims for double in Melbourne, AG2R signs another DS, Petacchi and Zabel get cheesy, to sponsor team, Horner looking for upset at 'cross nationals
MTB news & racing round-up - Andrzej Piatek interview: Where there's a Pole, there's a goal..., Aussie national series #3 next weekend, Cameron Zink picks up deity Components as sponsor, adidas and Saalbach Hinterglemm extend partnership, Barcelona-based Gumersport 2006 MTB roster
Sunday, December 4
First Edition Cycling News - Cioni fuming over Giro's final day, Date set for Pantani hearing, Armstrong-Simeoni hearing date postponed, Phonak extends sponsorship, Van Petegem targets Flanders or Roubaix, McEwen lean and hungry for Grand Prix success, Injured Bui on hand to accept Liquigas Cup award, Tuscan training for Team Miche, Team Victory Brewing women's team announces roster, Barbosa Portuguese cyclist of the year
Cross news & racing round-up - Gearworks wrap-up: Johnson & Bessette swoop in the snow, Horner looking for upset at 'cross nationals, TIAA-CREF/Clif Bar riders heading to Europe, Rhode Island Hosts Verge NECCS Finals, Seattle's Emerald City Cyclocross wraps this weekend, Queen Ann: The Barabara Howe diary, Global 'cross racing round-up
Monday, December 5
First Edition Cycling News - Basso to compete in 2006 Giro and Tour, Liquigas-Bianchi wraps team camp on positive note, Davitamon-Lotto loses Ardila to Rabobank, Coming up: Endurance events at Manchester World Cup, Team van Bemmelen AA Drink becomes AA Drink Cyclingteam, Rujano Venezuelan sportsman of the year
Tuesday, December 6
First Edition Cycling News - "The kids are our future" says Rogers, Spanish Olympic president accuses doctors, An interview with Dario Cioni, Amy Gillett Ride diary: The launch, New Continental team for Spain, Milram clarifies Petacchi & Zabel roles, Two more for Amore & Vita, Trust House Women's Tour, Argentinean stars to Tasmania Carnivals, Jongewaard goes for Commonwealth Games selection, Race indoors with ABD
Wednesday, December 7
First Edition Cycling News - RIP Charly Gaul, 1932-2005, Arenberg set to return to Paris-Roubaix, Irish sports award for Kelly, Team UniSA-Australia set for 2006 Jacob's Creek Tour Down Under, Two year deal for Griffin, Louise Yaxley to be Tassie Carnivals ambassador
MTB news & racing round-up - Hatton and Barnes take Brindabella MTB race, Kyle Strait takes Red Bull del Condor, Aussie national neries #3 this weekend, Global MTB racing round-up, Downhilling on rails, Small but perfectly formed, 12 Hours of Darkness on for February
Latest Cycling News - Philly Week becomes Pennsylvania 'Triple Crown', An interview with Barry Wicks: Indie sensibilities, Health Net to ride Cannondale for three years, Davies-Jones launches website, Cycling champions blitz the ski slopes
Thursday, December 8
First Edition Cycling News - Vuelta organiser strikes back, Suspended sentence requested for Rumsas, Contador and Osa recovering, Nazon the elder retires, Züri-Metzgete back in ProTour, Peace Race revival in 2006?, World Champions at Manchester, Yaxley ambassador for Tasmanian Carnivals, Cycle for missing persons
MTB news & racing round-up - Marks Marino signs with Titus/Kenda for 2006, Prokop helps open four-cross course in Prague, Canadian college to offer MTB operations course, Author Bike Challenge set for 2006, BBC Midlands honours Rachel Atherton, New Arrivals - Cateye Double Shot & Triple Shot, Kona designs AfricaBike
Latest Cycling News - U.S. Cyclocross Championships, Cofidis ordered to pay Lelli, Eddy Verstraeten dies, Fanelli to Amore & Vita, Acqua & Sapone on De Rosa, Kersten and Bates honoured, Uni's over - let's race, Toohey's Extra Dry Tasmanian Crit Champ's finale, Improvements for 2006 Sydney Thousand
Friday, December 9
First Edition Cycling News - Bonomi to Barloworld, New German Continental team, Big money for Japanese Keirin, Obree film, New book for Wuyts, Tour stars in Dandenong, Sponsor for Rubicon, Onza supports DARE, Kenny 2005 BBC South Sports Personality, 2006 World Deaf Cycling Championships live, Bray Wheelers on the move
Latest Cycling News - CSC looks forward to camp, Broken foot for Vannoppen, World Cup #2 set, Southeastern PA seeking velodrome, Nevada 2006, Geilo Festival of Cycling
Cycling News Flash - Grand Tour organisers split from ProTour
Saturday, December 10
First Edition Cycling News - Huge ProTour disarray, T-Mobile in South Africa, CSC's provisional Tour team, Berlin Six without Fulst, Raleigh signs Nicole Cooke for Univega, Kirchen SOTY, New Spanish Pro Continental team, Contract news, Luis Martin sanctioned, Ulmer to race NZ Crit Champ's, 2006 Paralympic World's in Aigle, Irish stars pose nude for charity
Sunday, December 11
First Edition Cycling News - Godefroot looks back, ProTour teams and organisers to meet, Quick Step starts in Bari, Milram starts in Tuscany, Bettini to carry the Olympic Torch, Rasmussen extends, Davis out, McEwen set to shine in Surfers, Broken collarbone for Cooke, Driver gets light sentence, Champion System to Tour of South China Sea
Monday, December 12
First Edition Cycling News - McQuaid: No Trophy of the Grand Tours in 2006, Another year for Konyshev, Ludwig responds to Godefroot's criticism, McEwen takes third Surfers GP, Andy Schleck eyes 2006 Tour de l'Avenir, Clark to coach Aussie U23 riders in Six Days
Cross news & racing round-up - World Cup #6 wrap, U.S. nat's wrap, Crank Brothers USGP 2006, Dopers Suck Coffee helps send U.S. Juniors to World's, NECCS wrap, River City Bicycles Cross Crusade wrap, Global 'cross racing round-up
Tuesday, December 13
First Edition Cycling News - UCI vs Grand Tours: Everyone back to their seats, UCI: ProTeam sponsors support ProTour, Klöden plans February comeback, Cancellara aims for the Tour, Leonard latest signing for Tasmanian carnivals, Queensland Summer of Cycling, Australian solo-only race back for 2006, Diet Cheerwine 2006
Latest Cycling News - Capelle's EPO ban overturned, Tour 2006: Rasmussen not impressed, Page suffers food poisoning, CSC camps out, Velodrome in South Carolina remains uncertain, VMG Racing, Oregon 'cross season closer, Colavita/Cooking Light 2006
Wednesday, December 14
First Edition Cycling News - McQuaid: The ProTour is the best way forward, Temporary velodrome may hit the road, Kohut in coma, Phonak riders swap khaki for tracksuits, Germans head for the sun, Ardila to Rabobank, Cooke aims for Commonwealth Games, Di Luca sings, U.S. Cross World Championships squad, Targetraining, Bray Wheelers kicks off Irish festivities
MTB news & racing round-up - Baxter & Jongewaard dominate Commonwealth Games selection race, Ford Cycling and Scott USA partner up, IMBA trail expert returns to Australia, Granny Gear brings 24 Hours to Atlanta Olympic CX course, Off Road to Athens awarded "Best Mountain Culture Film", Three-way duel expected at Aussie nationals, On test: Fox F100 RLT forks, Trek cracks the urban cycle
Cycling News Flash - 2006 Vuelta a España announced
Thursday, December 15
First Edition Cycling News - Armstrong defamation case heads to Italian court, Sastre happy with Vuelta course, Liberty director general Piñera resigns, Eneco Tour of Benelux taking shape, Skil Moser pros waiting for salary, Navigators Insurance expands for 2006, Jørgensen signs with Designa Køkken, British UCI Continental team looking for riders, Colombian cyclists suspended
Friday, December 16
First Edition Cycling News - Clerc "perplexed at UCI's inconsistency", Millar signs for Saunier, Calle SOTY in Colombia, Sanchez returns to JCTDU, TTT for FBD Insurance Ras, USAC announces scholarship winners
Latest Cycling News - An interview with Oscar Sevilla, Saunier Duval happy with Vuelta route, Rasmussen Danish rider of the year, Dean unavailable for Comm. Games, Scotland for Trust House Cycle Classic, Canadian cycling achievements, New Zealand criterium championships
Saturday, December 17
First Edition Cycling News - Bruyneel evaluates ProTour/Grand Tour split, Vinokourov to skip the Spring Classics and P-N, Totschnig: "It could have been the worst year of my career", Kohut still out, Di Luca does telethon, Wanna be in the 'Lance movie'?, Spiuk-Extremadura takes shape, Escobar to lead Nicolá, Rennie's big jump on U.S. TV, Broadmark Capital/Hammer Nutrition
Cross news & racing round-up - US Cross nationals wrap-up, The storm of the century, US squad for 'cross world's, Oregon 'cross season closer, Tsujiura defends crown at Japanese 'cross nationals
Latest Cycling News - Petacchi in doubt for Giro, CPA wants more protection for riders, Liquigas meets in Terracina, Kohut briefly conscious, Leigh Howard profile, Callegarin to Androni Giocattoli 3C, Cannondale MTB team, Irmiger to Subaru-Gary Fisher, Jet Fuel Coffee restructures, Sakonnet starts in Tucson
Sunday, December 18
First Edition Cycling News - Armstrong: "You won't see me at the Tour anymore", Vuelta expects some ProTour teams to bail out, Carney team director at Nevada, Bruylandts back on April 1, Inaugural Lotto Sixday in February, Raleigh to sponsor Spike Pro Track team, Merlin Development Squad launch new website, Mark Carter Xmas Crit, British Cycling promotes insurance package
Cycling News Flash - South - AIS team heralds new era for Australian cycling
Monday, December 19
First Edition Cycling News - Wellens hits spectator, 70th Tour de Suisse, An interview with Bradley McGee, Rogers in conflict with T-Mobile over the Commonwealth Games, Holczer: ProTour gives teams security, SRAM neutral race support
Tuesday, December 20

Latest Cycling News - Boonen tops Belgian sports polls, Sean Kelly starts Continental team, Cycling BC 2006 MTB calendar and ranking system, Verge MAC Series banquet to celebrate 2005 season, Cycling NSW seeks sponsors for masters nationals, Technocycle BRC/Dynaflo Racing 2006
First Edition Cycling News - Patrice Clerc interview, Hondo still waiting, German Athlete of the Year, Roulston to Health Net, Specialized & Leipheimer support Nor-Cal youth cycling, More money at Hobart Carnival, Amy's Ride attracts big names, Johnny Warren charity ride raises money for cancer, Sydney World Cup
Wednesday, December 21
First Edition Cycling News - Chris Horner: No slowing down now, Freire postpones return, Track sprinters prepare for Melbourne - day jobs limit roadies' participation, South African teams for 2006, Pevenage happy, No rest for weary T-Mobilers, Wellens disqualified, Bessy breaks collarbone, New US team snags Abercrombie & Fitch, Masi, Sienna Development - Goble Knee Clinic 2006
MTB news & racing round-up - Rando and Graves, Cycling BC 2006 MTB calendar and ranking system, Cannondale MTB team, Irmiger to Subaru-Gary Fisher, Sydor tops Canadian cycling achievements list
Thursday, December 22

First Edition Cycling News - Sutherland suspended for 15 months, Pyrrhic victory for Berden, Kuyckx cleared, Aussies' low medal count no cause for alarm, Continental Pro teams for 2006, An unexpected encounter, Guerrero breaks collarbone, Chasing Lance, WCCC winter training camp
MTB news & racing round-up - Contract news, 2006 Jeep King of the Mountain schedule released, New Zealand MTB series, Virginia and Scotland top 2005 IMBA Report Card, CORC 24-hour returns to Majura Pines
Friday, December 23
First Edition Cycling News - Bradley Wiggins: Getting motivated, Basso to ride Milano-Sanremo, Ullrich at ideal weight, U.S. places five in UCI Commissions, Victorian team for 2006 Aus Track Champs, Walker to head United Water team in JCTDU, New sponsorship deal for CSC, Georgia Power renews , 2006 Expert Ladies Tour, Colombian Rider of the Year
Cross news & racing round-up - Top U.S. 'crossers head for Europe, World Cup #6; Wellens wins as Nys runs out of luck, Wellens disqualified, UK National Trophy #5, Discretionary picks for U.S. Worlds team, Global 'cross racing round-up
Saturday, December 24
First Edition Cycling News - WADA continues Armstrong investigation, Army training for Phonak riders, Zabel "wouldn't want to be Ullrich", Looking forward to T-Mobile: Ludewig and Gerdemann, An interview with Warren McDonald, Kohut recovering, Aaron’s finalizes pro women’s roster, CQU Rockhampton Cup On Wheels Sports Lovers Pass, First Endurance sponsors Zabriskie in 2006
Cross news & racing round-up - Mo Bruno's IF Planet Cross, Help her attend World's, Reynolds Stratus cyclo-cross wheels, The big show: The Barabara Howe diary, Verge MAC Series banquet, Hodges-Myerson to UCI cyclo-cross commission
Sunday, December 25
First Edition Cycling News - 2005 - the end of an era, but not in every way, Chavanel looking to prove himself in 2006, An interview with Amanda Spratt, European programme for Giant Asia, Ljungskog confirmed for NZ Women's World Cup, SRAM unveils U.S. road program with Nevada, Selle San Marco partners with Elite women's teams, Frazz a fan of Health Net Presented by Maxxis
Monday, December 26
First Edition Cycling News - The road to recovery, Hincapie looks back on 2005's greatest moment, Ullrich back from the sun, Cancellara dreams of the Classics, Armstrong seeking rest, Newton to give coaching talk, Cyclingnews Reader Poll results: Track Cyclists of the Year
Tuesday, December 27
First Edition Cycling News - Lotz considers comeback, Ludwig on 2006, Baby for Schreck, Cipo injured, El Pais names Armstrong sportsman of the year, Claude Sudre dies, Six countries for 41st Vuelta a Tachira, Latrobe considers return to two-day carnival, Big turnout expected for Irish 'turkey race', Vitamin Cottage 2006, Cyclingnews reader awards 2005
Wednesday, December 28
First Edition Cycling News - Heras prepares defense, Nathan O'Neill interview, Nys still hungry, T-Mobile's international Christmas celebration, Aldag wins at Dortmunder Weihnachtspreis, Wrolich & Kohl getting in shape, Peters aims for the top, Young South African joins GT, Robinson leads Tasmanian rider of the season, Philippine Executive Championship, Cyclingnews reader awards 2005
Thursday, December 29
First Edition Cycling News - Sastre ready for 2006, T-Mobile's Ludwig "positive about the future", Tasmania's Silverdome set to be refurbished, Operation for Power, Simeoni to carry Olympic torch, Liberty Seguros signs 28th rider, An American crosser in Belgium, Ullrich Tour win voted Germany's most moving sports moment, New sponsor for Phonak, Supplement sponsor for Gerolsteiner, Cyclingnews reader awards 2005
Friday, December 30
First Edition Cycling News - Route announced for Tour de Langkawi, Trainer says Boonen can get better, Josep Jufre to Davitamon-Lotto, Milram debut in Australia, Hincapie on TV, Armstrong sets another record, Rockhampton riders to State Championships, Cycling Tasmania RotS, California Giant Strawberries/Village Peddler, Cyclingnews reader awards 2005
Saturday, December 31
First Edition Cycling News - Beloki wants come-back at highest level, Cyclo-crossers lick their wounds, Kroon: Problems at Rabobank caused the change, Haynes to Jartazi 7-mobile, "Wired to Win" in IMAX theatres, Mercy Cycling Team for 2006, Cyclingnews reader awards 2005
Cross news & racing round-up - Inside Geoff Proctor's Euro Cross Camp, World Cup #7 wrap-up, Superprestige #6, Holiday season thanks: The Barb Howe diary, Global 'cross racing round-up