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Tuesday, March 1
First Edition Cycling News - Freire plans world's recce, An interview with Tyler Farrar, Bracke out, Savoldelli returns, UCI Continental rankings, 2005-6 'cross calendar, Distributor plays down Hamilton role in IMAX movie, Young Aussies in France, Landbouwkrediet-Colnago, Theunisse continues, McLane Pacific, NORBA series, US collegiate racing
Latest Edition Cycling News - CPA rejects ProTour Ethical Charter, Paris-Nice without Moreau, T-Mobile lines up for Murcia, Northern California Women’s series announced, 20th Karapoti Classic with record field, SA’s best converge on Pretoria, Team Rubicon fundraiser, 44th Eddie Soens Memorial Cycle Race

Wednesday, March 2
First Edition Cycling News - Alternative big guns for Murcia, Team news for Paris-Nice and Tirreno-Adriatico: Discovery Channel, Voeckler & Pineau head Bouygues Telecom; Rabobank; Euskaltel-Euskadi, Nazon in doubt for Paris-Nice, Petacchi targets Milan-Sanremo, Teams for Milano-Sanremo, USA's under 23 hopefuls assemble, Top women head for New Zealand, 5th BURN 24-Hour Challenge, Wind Del Velodrome renovation planned, Gears Racing 2005
Latest Edition Cycling News - Four years for De Clercq, Perez asks for suspended sentence, Devolder extends, Cappelle takes Belgian federation to court, Ronde might miss the Koppenberg, Teams for Settimana Internazionale, Peace Race moved, Superprestige calendar, Bean Team Offers a Fresh Grind for 2005, Trek/Volkswagen lineup

Thursday, March 3
First Edition Cycling News - De Clercq considers appeal, Berden receives 15 months, Giro invites Panaria and Colombia, Phonak in Italy, Memorial Samyn Fayt-le-Franc cancelled, Koppenberg should remain in Ronde, Power gets thumbs up in Irish Olympic review, Jeanson solo for 2005, Good Friday with Stayers, Forest City Velodrome progressing, Mountain Bikers race across Iowa
Latest Cycling News - More team line-ups for Paris-Nice, Victor Kapitonov dies aged 71, Tour of Denmark presented, Casagrande out of Tirreno-Adriatico, Tour UCI commissaires include woman, U.S. U23 National MTB team for second season, Route One Messenger race prepares for N.Y. World's, Inaugural coaches' workshop in NZ, Canada introduces kids' cycling program

Friday, March 4
First Edition Cycling News - Quick.Step ready for Paris-Nice, Change for T-Mobile, Milano-Torino with Di Luca, Bianchi racing in Italy, Three Days of West-Vlaanderen in danger, Seven U.S. Olympians expected in LA Track World's, for 2005, Kingsnorth wants you!, "New" Team Wisconsin for 2005
Latest Cycling News - Ag2r director arrested, Bruyneel talks about threats to Armstrong, Armstrong to visit Casartelli monument again, More teams for Paris-Nice, Hoffman remains in hospital, An interview with Tim Johnson, Paris-Roubaix course changed, Driedaagse van West-Vlaanderen to go ahead, Xpower/Litespeed trains in Sardinia, Park City Cycling Academy, Los Gatos BRC

Saturday, March 5
First Edition Cycling News - Reluctant Roche declares for France, Still no decision in Bouyer case, Van Moorsel ambassador at Laureus Sports Awards, European women's season begins, First stage of Driedaagse cancelled, Dutch opening weekend suffers same fate, World's richest criterium?, Illes Balears adds Caisse d'Epargne, Giant MTB team to Trofeo Brescia, Vanderbilt hosts SECCC

Sunday, March 6
First Edition Cycling News - Mario De Clercq resigns, Hoffman back home, Driedaagse van West-Vlaanderen and Vlaamse Pijl cancelled, GP Castenaso cancelled, Vanden Bussche cleared, Pitallier wants to continue, Dodge Tour de Georgia looking for tour hostesses, Tour de 'Toona part of Prestige Tour in 2005, Irish season off to a flying start
Cycling News Special - Chill winds blow on ProTour debut in Paris

Monday, March 7
First Edition Cycling News - The ProTour is go, Stars come out for UCI ProTour debut, Armstrong confirms race schedule, Jérôme Pineau interview, Petacchi and Cipollini in Giro di Lucca, Good start for Cunego, Pitallier re-elected, 50th anniversary of P&O Tour of the North, Czech team PSK Whirlpool training camp, WVMBA announces MTB race schedule
Latest Cycling News - Cancellara within two seconds, Dekker finds some form, Liberty not quite there, Armstrong "survives" prologue, Tour of the Benelux for four years, Gent-Wevelgem invites four teams, 50th Lincoln International Grand Prix, Trek/Volkswagen Factory Team

Tuesday, March 8
First Edition Cycling News - Paris-Nice: Chaos and tension mark the first stage, "I'm not sharp," Armstrong admits, Crash impedes Liberty, Gerolsteiner boss angry, Is Mario super again?, Biondi charged, Bettini returns at Tirreno-Adriatico, GP Beauce, NZ's Hagen signs for Iron Horse, 33 countries for track world's, Independent Fabrication/Kempner Women's Cycling Team
Latest Cycling News - AG2R suspends Biondi, Paris-Nice: Second stage shortened, Armstrong at Paris-Camembert, T-Mobile and Gerolsteiner for Tirreno-Adriatico, 2006 NZ Track Nats venue confirmed, Warm up races for Tour de Georgia, McLane Pacific a success, Northbrook track open to students, UCI doping news

Wednesday, March 9
Regional Cycling News - Macca back on track at Bendigo, Women's crit alongside Georgia, 'Sydney Thousand' to return?, Spuik for G.P. Internacional do Oeste RTP
First Edition Cycling News - Paris Nice: Short stages are hard; Necessity is the mother of invention; Liberty limits the damage, CSC denies money problems, Sprinters galore in 40th Tirreno-Adriatico, Lampre-Caffita for Tirreno-Adriatico, Voigt doubts Armstrong, Nothstein's world's farewell, Cyclists nominated for Laureus Awards
Latest Cycling News - Third stage shortened, An interview with Sylvain Chavanel, Paolini out of Tirreno-Adriatico, Hematocrit controls in Italy, Perez shines for Spiuk, Vanspringel thinking of De Clercq, USC Chirio Forno d'Asolo presented, Tour de Nez celebrates 13th year, Great Dane Velo Club

Thursday, March 10
First Edition Cycling News - It doesn't snow, it Reynes, Armstrong out of Paris-Nice, Piil preparing for Classics, Figueras ill, First U.S. track World's in 19 years, Belgium sends three, Ford-Basis earns first international win, Cape Epic expands on road, Haul'n Ass Race Team 2005
Latest Cycling News - Verbruggen: Simeoni stopping Armstrong riding Giro, Lance endorses Paris' 2012 Games bid, CSC count their errors, Just how cold is it in Europe?, Ulmer's WR likely to endure - but for what reason?, One more Tour de Georgia warm-up race, Westside Cycling Classic confirmed, Spring Classics 2005 Fantasy Game

Friday, March 11
First Edition Cycling News - Paris-Nice: Jaksche still ambitious, Tirreno-Adriatico route changed, Boonen gets ready for Milan-San Remo, Route details announced for Tour de Georgia, U.S. track team hoping for home advantage, Navigators Insurance pair return to sunny Ireland
Latest Cycling News - Hamilton optimistic, but proceedings kept open, CSC close in at Paris-Nice; Blaudzun best bet at Tirreno, Discovery Channel hopeful in Italy, Armstrong laying low in Girona, Heppner, Salmone out of Giro del Capo, Goulburn to Camden set for return, Team S.A.T.S ready to go in 2005, Shimano Memory Corp presents

Saturday, March 12
First Edition Cycling News - Julich "confident, but not cocky", Jaksche keeps his options open, Bruyneel: Armstrong still set for Ronde, La Ruta de Los Conquistadores for 2005, FIAC national championships

Sunday, March 13
First Edition Cycling News - CSC puts Bobby in a winning position, Cancellara fit for Belgian Classics, Voigt clarifies on Armstrong's Tour participation, Armstrong's programme "sure to change", De Canio suspended, Cycling is a go in England, Significant funding boost for Scottish cycling, Construction begins at Forest City Velodrome

Monday, March 14
First Edition Cycling News - Julich "a good wine", Rising stars at Rabobank, Knaven impressive in Tirreno-Adriatico, Hulsmans and McLeod crash, Bad crash for Habeaux, Rasmussen gets into gear, Grand Tours won't pay more start money, Final call for entries to Credit Union Ras Mumhan
Latest Cycling News - A longer wait for Hamilton, Phonak takes stock after Paris-Nice, Van Petegem to skip Milan-San Remo, Davis and Vicioso lead Liberty for MSR, Heras starts in Setmana Catalana, Renato Di Rocco elected new FCI president, Lampre-Caffita gets cold meat sponsor

Tuesday, March 15
First Edition Cycling News - Brown to miss La Primavera, Hondo aims for podium, "Different American" credits team, Boonen recces Milano-Sanremo, Phonak & Liberty Seguros for MSR, Freire to ride Brabantse Pijl, GP Eddy Merckx merges with Paris-Brussels, Last chance to pre-enter Australian MTB nats and win, Spring Classics Fantasy Game prizes, PCW 2005, Rocky Mountain Spine & Sport 2005
Latest Cycling News - An interview with Lance Armstrong, Hushovd to lead Crédit Agricole, French teams for the "Primavera", Habeaux in stable condition, Caisse d'Epargne here to stay, King Kelly at Easter Tour, Southeast team signs Hutchinson, Norba visits Arizona

Wednesday, March 16
First Edition Cycling News - Freire the King of Tirreno, Northern Classics continue with Nokere-Koerse, Quick.Step, Bouygues Telecom for M-SR, Lequatre to miss M-SR, Nobili Rubinetterie for Primavera Rosa, Tour of Nigeria cancelled, Torn muscle for McLeod, USA team announced for Track World's, Ag2R, Landbouwkrediet for upcoming races, Amstel Gold awards wild-card to Shimano - Memory Corp
Latest Cycling News - Freire set for MSR, Hondo confident, Tour de Pologne announced, Armstrong and Simeoni agree, Armstrong awarded again, Habeaux remains in hospital, Bert Pronk dies, Kelly to lead Australian team for World Championships, Australian MTB Championships

Thursday, March 17
First Edition Cycling News - La Primavera preview: Five firm favourites, T-Mobile relieved of favourites' tag for La Primavera, Figueras ready for the rhythm of racing, Fassa Bortolo, Illes Balears, Barloworld, Naturino-Sapore for M-SR, Scarponi dreams of winning Giro, Schedule announced for Irish duo
Latest Cycling News - Vicioso ready for MSR, McEwen to lead Davitamon-Lotto in MSR, Cadel's one big goal: Le Tour, ProTour rankings, Sutton to Cofidis, Holland Ladies Tour to expand, 36 qualified nations at Track World's, TV coverage of Trust House Women's World Cup, 2005 ABD Time Trial Series, JE James/Direct Plastics RT team 2005

Friday, March 18
First Edition Cycling News - ProTour jersey tops rainbow stripes, Ullrich training hard, Discovery to Paris-Camembert, Bianchi-Aliverti, Bizkaia-Panda, Pezzo to race Primavera Rosa, No Escobar in Los Angeles, adidas sponsors British Cycling, Red Rose races 2005 schedule, Fantasy Spring Classics: rider list confirmed
Latest Cycling News - Zabel hopes to erase last year, Mario Cipollini dreams of Milan-San Remo, Hushovd leads Crédit Agricole, Van Heeswijk in doubt, Live coverage, Sergi Escobar will race, Vuelta wildcards announced, Ronde van Vlaanderen wildcards, Heras leads Liberty in Setmana Catalana, Tour du Maroc rescheduled, DISC to host Sid Patterson GP, Irish weekend preview

Saturday, March 19
First Edition Cycling News - Petacchi confident, Davis feels good about Sanremo, Van Heeswijk definitely out, Fassa for Settimana Internazionale, Team lineups for Setmana Catalana, Holland Ladies Tour takes shape, MTB team Merlanduo-Be One 2005 presented, UCI doping news

Sunday, March 20
First Edition Cycling News - 96th Milan-San Remo, Post-race comments, CAS refutes Bouyer's appeal, Galdeano and Beloki ill, Basso checks out Giro stages, GP Castenaso on March 20, T-Mobile at GP Rudy Dhaenens, Olympic rematches in L.A., Colombian MTB riders to Italy, Second Annual Foothills Classic

Monday, March 21
First Edition Cycling News - Heras returns, Cooke and Gilmore lead Safi-Pasta Zara-Manhattan in 2005, Zabel:"I've been losing explosiveness", Cunego motivated for Settimana Internazionale, Aitor Gonzalez to miss Tour, Leonett re-elected president of Venezuelan federation
Latest Cycling News - Boonen reflects, Freire surprises, Hoste crash adds to Discovery's woes, Latest ProTour rankings, Setmana Catalana begins, German team for Track World's, New Zealand Junior Track World's team, Scharping elected German federation president, Merckx gets a museum

Tuesday, March 22
First Edition Cycling News - ProTour: ASO still unhappy with UCI plans, Eneco chair Nijpels steps down, Amstel Gold wildcards, Operation for Schnider, Traksel out with knee problem, Teams for Coppi - Bartali, Teams for Critérium International, AG2R-Prévoyance, T-Mobile & Quick.Step for Dwars Door Vlaanderen, El Puente looking for riders, Terry Precision Cycling 2005
Latest Cycling News - McEwen out of spring competition, Simeoni speaks, Piil rides Giro, Gerolsteiner's Haussler at Settimana Internazionale, Fractured collar bone for Boubnenkova, Tour de l'Aude Féminin 2005, Tour de Nez Century Ride, Major Taylor's bike at Track World's, IMBA to rebuild Southern California MTB trails, New bikes for Scottish Cycling

Wednesday, March 23
First Edition Cycling News - Armstrong doubtful, Good day for Fassa, RCS rethinks Milan-San Remo, Backstedt's roller-coaster, T-Mobile rolls out Classics guns, Petacchi takes a break, Bos favourite in world's sprints, Figueras & Sabaliaukas out, Peron fractured, Dahle not broken, Blignaut faces hearing, Gerdemann to CSC, Cascade Classic, Ontario Cup, Tour of Southern Grampians
Latest Cycling News - Cappelle to defend in Dwars door Vlaanderen, An interview with Antonio Cruz, Merckx devastated by critical illness of mother, Armstrong back in Camembert, Meares kicks off for Australia in LA, Kiwis 'fizzing' for Track World's, LAF and Team Rubicon fundraiser raffle, Women wanted for Wachovia team

Thursday, March 24
First Edition Cycling News - What lies ahead for Stuart O'Grady?, Simoni: "Cunego and I do not have problems", Nys extends with Rabobank, US team preview for Track World's, M-SR too dangerous, says Valverde, Dekker's special request, Sell-out crowd for Sid Patterson Grand Prix, Arrested for drunken cycling
Latest Cycling News - Armstrong back in Brabantse Pijl, Hincapie recovering, Basso testing legs on Dolomiti climbs, McEwen down with chronic sinusitis, ProTour TTT wildcards, Upcoming Belgian races for Phonak, Wallonia in bid for Giro start 2006, New Bean Team in town, Julich at PRO showing, Teams for Redlands Classic

Friday, March 25
First Edition Cycling News - Voigt on track for Critérium International, Vino and Klöden to Critérium International, More lineups for CI, Nazon out, "Grand départ" in Strasbourg, Habeaux leaves Toulon, Track World's session 1 preview, Credit Union Ras Mumhan, Riders wanted for Tour of Hope
Latest Cycling News - Track World's: Nine medals decided on Day 1, Dierckxsens bounces back, No Petacchi in Flanders, Cooke recons the Ronde, Ferrigato stops, Archer GP turns 50

Saturday, March 26
First Edition Cycling News - Prohibited substances found in Acqua & Sapone hotel rooms, Belgian cycling season heats up this weekend, Liquigas-Bianchi counts on Bäckstedt, Fassa Bortolo for De Panne, Bettini out, Moreni better, New Continental rankings

Sunday, March 27
First Edition Cycling News - Track World's: Euro nations dominate on Day 2, Tour of California to debut early 2006, Vande Velde to make comeback at Brabantse Pijl, Lampre-Caffita and Cunego at Reggio Calabria, New members added to UCI Road Commission

Monday, March 28
First Edition Cycling News - Mactier crowned World Champion, Acqua & Sapone suspends Kobzarenko, Solid return for Armstrong and Hincapie, Spartacus enters the Arena, Broken wrist for Zanini, Boonen "15 percent better than 2004", Tour De Nez benefits charities
Latest Cycling News - World Championships conclude in Los Angeles, Cyclones top medal tally, An interview with Juan Antonio Flecha, Julich scores second victory 2005, USA Cycling hires West, Boomerang in Mt Beauty

Tuesday, March 29
First Edition Cycling News - Can Hincapie do the double?, Quick.Step for De Panne, Ullrich plans campaign, Vandevelde aims for Giro, Health Net targets CSC, Operation for Southam, Another Italian race cancelled, Van Gils to ZZPR, Livestrong band wins award, Malaysia aims high for young trackie
Latest Cycling News - Discovery's Big Cheese to ride Camembert, Gerolsteiner for De Panne, NZ team for the Oceania MTB champs, Advantage Benefit-Endeavour: All for one... one for all, Vuelta de Bisbee 27 in 2005, Boomerang road event non-sanctioned

Wednesday, March 30
First Edition Cycling News - Armstrong focused at Paris-Camembert, Schmitz & Wesemann injuries not serious, Van Heeswijk back for Ghent-Wevelgem, Rabobank for Flanders & Pais Vasco, Track champions back on the road, Track world's judged a success, Joe Martin Stage Race, Fantasy Spring Classics'05 game
Latest Cycling News - Stitches for Boonen, Hondo sick, Ag2r's Nazon back in GP de Rennes, Kessler and T-Mobile on the hunt in Spain, An interview with Ed Beamon, World Champion to race the Archer, Hunter Region Velodrome needs bikes, Top field to fight it out in Bathurst, DeFeet Elite Women's Cycling Team

Thursday, March 31
First Edition Cycling News - Armstrong announcement hints at possible retirement, Freire in doubt for Ronde, T-Mobile in tight spot, New look for 99th Giro Di Lombardia, Verbrugghe and Gilbert injured, Illes Balears for GP Indurain, Kodak Gallery/Sierra Nevada ready for Redlands, Big Junior showdown in SA
Latest Cycling News - Cooke ready for Flanders, Discovery, Illes Balears for RVV, Weather report for the Ronde, PVP under the weather?, Gusev a force in Spring, Liberty for GP Indurain, País Vasco & Clásica Primavera, Gerolsteiner for GP Indurain, Phonak for Pais Vasco and Roubaix, Sydney Thousand close to being reborn, New prizes added to Spring Classics Fantasy Game