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Sunday, May 1
First Edition Cycling News - Cunego confirms Giro form in Romandie, Ekimov's Tour in doubt after crash, Slyusareva out for three weeks, Euskaltel-Euskadi for the Giro, An interview with Trixi Worrack, Bobby J and Tour De Nez raise over $5000 for Project GO

Monday, May 2
First Edition Cycling News - Botero is back, No TV in Romandie, Di Luca maintains ProTour leadership, Ekimov out for months, Vandenbroucke is back, Big weekend for Team Cyclingnews
Latest Cycling News - More line-ups for Giro, Casagrande stops, Zabel back in the game, Tour de l'Aude 2005, Cycling veteran Middelkamp dies, Ricardo van der Velde joins Rabo Continental Team, SBO and NCNCA partner up, Bontrager visits Missouri and Kansas for Fundraising

Tuesday, May 3
First Edition Cycling News - Zabel to ride Giro, Wauters out, More Giro teams, Figueras back on bike, Landbouwkrediet-Colnago for Dunkerque, Minard operated, Los Gatos pros to hometown race, OCA contributes to Forest City, The Tour Baby! in Santa Cruz, National Parks recognize mountain biking
Latest Cycling News - Botero's best success, Il Falco pronto for Giro, Fassa Bortolo: All for Petacchi, Gerolsteiner without Rebellin and Wegmann, VDB in Dunkirk, Phonak for Clásica Alcobendas, A little more on Middelkamp, R.A.G.T ready for a big win, Obree is back, Norwegian pro team for FBD Rás, SA Commonwealth Games track squad announced

Wednesday, May 4
First Edition Cycling News - Giro preview: Can the Lampre juggernaut be broken? More Giro teams, Ekimov, Sacchi's the daddy again, Royal Commission into Australian cyclist's death, Top Brits at Lincoln GP, Navigators backs Westwood Classic, Second Annual Ride for Wishes, North Shore MTB festival and conference, Sunrise Sports Cycling Team
Latest Cycling News - No TT in Four Days of Dunkirk, Saunier Duval ready for the Giro, Cipollini vs. Fanini saga continues, Niemec extends, Jens Voigt on a Tandem, "Ride for Wishes" benefit trail ride, Fantasy Spring Classic Winners and Giro prize announced!

Thursday, May 5
First Edition Cycling News - Liquigas-Bianchi with Garzelli, Di Luca and Cioni, Liberty Seguros in Reggio Calabria, Riders protest against decreased prize money, First win of the year for Thor Hushovd, Another three months for Planckaert, Hoste to replace Eki?, Scharping fights for Peace race, MTB champ Peat arrested, Iron Hill Twilight Criterium in June
Latest Cycling News - Brad Macca's back on track, Discovery Team update, 12 Aussies line up for a lap of Italy, First Malaysian to ride for Liberty Seguros, Olympia's Tour route announced, Protest ride extended to Brisbane, ECV for Liberty Classic, Bicycle the best invention, Fantasy Giro 2005 game has begun!

Friday, May 6
Cycling News Flash - Ribeiro out of Giro 2005 for high haematocrit
First Edition Cycling News - Cunego ready for the challenge, Steels thinks he can beat Petacchi, Igor Antón in for Joseba Zubeldia, An interview with Jens Voigt, Vandenbroucke hopeful, Peat in the clear, TIAA-CREF in Route du Sud, Melchers and Ljungskog lead Buitenpoort in Castilla y Leon, Hutchison to lead BMW-Bianchi in Liberty Classic, Fantasy Giro 2005 game has begun!
Latest Cycling News - An interview with Mark Renshaw, Giro prologue is second shortest in grand tour history, Giro prizemoney falls while Tour increases, Lincoln City set for epic battle, Irish active on several fronts, Melbourne Wheels of Justice rolling on Saturday, Aussies in Thailand

Saturday, May 7
First Edition Cycling News - Simoni the leader, says Cunego, Cipollini to kick off prologue, Ribeiro fired, Raisin hit by motorcycle, Illes Balears to Alcobendas, Wachovia Cycling Series men's teams, Continental teams spice up FBD RÁS, Team S.A.T.S. looking forward, Colorado Excel race continues without Armstrong, Skil-Moser for Dutch races, New prizes announced for Fantasy Giro 2005 game

Sunday, May 8
Giro d'Italia Cycling News Special - Prologue wrap-up, Australian round-up, Basso: "I'm ready!", Fantasy Giro 2005 game prizes update
First Edition Cycling News - Madrid World Cup preview, Huge crowd turns out to commemorate Ian Humphrey, Rasmussen recons Tour stage nine, Nobili Rubinetterie for GP Castilla, Popham gets some funding

Monday, May 9
First Edition Cycling News - Giro Stage 1 wrap-up, Australian round-up, Lampre DS confirms Simoni as leader, 33's the number, says T-Mobile, Sanchez shows his strength, A satisfying start for CSC, Malaysian's five-month time test, Fantasy Giro 2005 - don't miss out!
Latest Cycling News - Petacchi satisfied with third, Gerolsteiner tastes success, An interview with Aitor Osa, Rasmussen aiming for a stage win, Orange Smiles all round, Tankink injured

Tuesday, May 10
First Edition Cycling News - Giro d'Italia Stage 2 wrap-up, Aussie charge continues, Munain under observation, Astarloza still out, Landbouwkrediet-Colnago, Davitamon-Lotto, AG2R, UCI pleased, Tour of Britain needs stewards, UCI doping news, Kelly Cup, FNWTR returns, US congressman to make Bike Month official
Latest Cycling News - Smiles one day, terror the next, Petacchi not on Discovery's radar, Ullrich comments on Armstrong, Pretty in Pink?, Bates recovers from surgery, Pauwels breaks leg, Rheinland-Pfalz without T-Mobile, Sydney Thousand back in business

Wednesday, May 11
First Edition Cycling News - Giro d'Italia news: Stage 3 wrap-up, Stage 3 pre-race vox pop, Brett Lancaster's day in pink, Still time to join Giro Fantasy Game
Cycling News Extra - Women's World Cup comes to UK, Young Wisconsin rider dies, Landbouwkrediet-Colnago for upcoming races, US Track qualifiers at Frisco, Merckx to attend cancer fund-raiser, LAF fund-raiser, North Shore MTB fest seeks volunteers, SA World Vets track team, Belgian stage race for 45+ riders, USADA research grants, Team Velo Canberra
Latest Cycling News - An interview with Charly Wegelius, Cycling hooliganism hits the Giro, 45 riders tested, Steels out, Rous asks to start in other races, Pro teams reach agreement with Vuelta, Rheinland-Pfalz Rundfahrt kicks off, Davitamon-Lotto back on top, Boucles de l'Aulne cancelled, Cycleops 12 Hour Cycling Classic

Thursday, May 12
Latest Cycling News - Bettini relegation: the Quick.Step side, Lopez de Munain recovering, Calcagni fractures collarbone, Wood leads Australian charge to top of world rankings, Phonak in Catalunya, Quick.Step to Picardie with five, International award for Australian cycling physiologist, 2006 Australian MTB venues announced, Darebin Indoor Velodrome opens in Melbourne
Giro d'Italia Cycling News - Stage 4 wrap-up: The way is shut, More post-race comments, Speedplay sponsors Fantasy Grand Tours
First Edition Cycling News - Van Petegem delays, Rabobank to Catalunya, Dierckxsens competing again, Special classifications announced for Tour of Connecticut, Collegiate Road Nationals set for this weekend, Excel Sports Boulder Stage Race presented by Compass, Input wanted for Women's Summit, Demarte joins Drapac-Porsche

Friday, May 13
Giro d'Italia Cycling News - Stage 5 wrap-up, Bruseghin close, Basso coming into form, Sutherland's big day out, Liberty gets in amongst it, Selle Italia keen for green, Cooke still sore
First Edition Cycling News - Ullrich surprise guest at GP Schwarzwald, Wittig funeral postponed, Mazzoleni back at Catalunya, Buitenpoort-Flexpoint to l'Aude, Skil-Moser and Moser-AH-Trentino for Olympia's Tour, CPA News, Return of Kenneally in Dungarvan?
Latest Cycling News - David Lopez continues, Tour de Picardie starts today, Big change for Tour of Japan, Memorial service for Wisconsin rider Monday, Young Dutch cyclist dies, New Zealand announces Commonwealth Games long team, Australian MTB national champion on home turf

Saturday, May 14
Giro d'Italia Cycling News - Stage 6 wrap-up, Nearly for Vogels, The wheels fall off Fassa again, EE update: Down the Orange Line from Italy, Francaise des Jeux prepared to challenge, CSC avoids mishap, Scarponi survives another day, Pre-stage vox-pop
First Edition Cycling News - Ullrich unafraid of Catalunya, Euskaltel heads to Volta with Mayo as leader, Liquigas, Gerolsteiner, Illes Balears for Catalunya, De Angeli positive for EPO, Evans breaks collarbone - again, Teams announced for CSC Invitational, First Endurance prize winners

Sunday, May 15
Giro d'Italia Cycling News - Stage 7 wrap-up, Basso loses time to GC contenders, Post-stage quotes, Pre-stage vox pop, Gerolsteiner's Friday the 13th
First Edition Cycling News - Good news for Evans, Gerolsteiner news update, FBD Insurance Rás update

Monday, May 16
First Edition Cycling News - CSC as strong as ever, Post stage comments, Fothen tops for Gerolsteiner, Hruska the best for Liberty, Disaster for Rujano, Rasmussen: "Finishes totally nuts", Lopez De Munain back in Spain, Ullrich separates from girlfriend, VDB breaks forearm, Quick.Step to Catalunya, UK Youth & Junior Track Nationals at Newport
Latest Cycling News - Volta a Catalunya kicks off with TTT, Olaf's Big Adventure, An interview with Trent Lowe, Simoni talking to Domina, Fassa in doubt for next season, Final Tour wildcard announced Tuesday

Tuesday, May 17
First Edition Cycling News - Giro victory at last, Anglophones strong in Japan, France & Belgium, Scanlon out of FBD Ras, Sweet okay after crash, Teams announced for Tour of Connecticut, Wells Fargo Twilight Criterium, UK end to end dash for charity, Tour of the Riverland
Latest Cycling News - Di Luca Deluxe, Giro rest day shorts, Tafi's forever Tifo, Hoste pulls out of Catalunya, Team CSC: "It's hard not to be optimistic", Zabel getting better, but Petacchi too fast, A guide to Giro classifications for the bewildered

Wednesday, May 18
First Edition Cycling News - Giro 2005: 10 down, 10 to go, Hamilton appeal set for June, Danielson Giro departure, Freire in doubt, Fassa fate, Cipo & wife separate, USPS jersey raffle, TransRockies Challenge route, Absolute Abfahrt, PA High School MTB Championships
Latest Cycling News - No extra wildcard given for the Tour, Scarponi growing confident, Zabel likes (most) of what he sees, Aussie rest day ramblings, Giro 2006 in Belgium, So far, so good for Ullrich

Thursday, May 19
Giro d'Italia Cycling News - Stage 10 wrapup, Italian drug squad seize altitude device after hotel raid, Problems for Basso, Armstrong pays surprise visit to Italy, Saiz expectant, Selle Italia-Colombia sempre (always) attacca
First Edition Cycling News - Ag2r in the Alps, NORBA resumes after three-month hiatus, Nothstein at BikeJam 2005
Latest Cycling News - Team directors to meet over NAS raid, Discovery DS Sean Yates provides Danielson update, Calm before the storm for T-Mobile, Demol: "Tomorrow will make the classification", Discovery team update, Zabel edging closer

Friday, May 20
Giro d'Italia Cycling News - Stage 11 wrapup, Basso Mr. Right, Nas raid inconclusive; teams stand up against raids, Giro shorts, Post-stage quotes, Rujano returns to green, Scarponi "good, but not exceptional", Cofidis team doctor injured
First Edition Cycling News - Ullrich inside his limits, The Plan Mayo, The zombie rule in Japan, Maastricht Six returns
Latest Cycling News - Pre-stage 12 comments, Fothen hangs tough in the Dolomites, Coucke impressed, Caffeine to be restricted again?, Strong field in Ster Elektrotoer, Rabobank for upcoming races

Saturday, May 21
First Edition Cycling News -Giro Stage 12 wrapup, McEwen questioned by police, Post stage quotes, Popovych increases lead, Klöden returns, Bruyneel denies rumours, Thomas defends Welsh championship, UCI doping sanctions

Sunday, May 22
Giro d'Italia Cycling News - Giro Stage 13 wrap-up: A new world order, Selle Italia-Colombia riding high, CSC looks on the bright side, Post stage comments, Garzelli a non-starter, A forgettable day for Liberty Seguros, White critical of Nas raids
First Edition Cycling News - An audience with the King, Catalunya "perfect training" for Ullrich, De Groot suffers second break, Steels slowly recovering

Monday, May 23
First Edition Cycling News - Stage 14 wrapup, Basso battles through, Selle Italia simply sensational, "The Giro is not finished yet" says Lampre, Van Huffel hopes for top 15, Kessler improving, Bruyneel: "Today he rode like a champion", Bad news for Ardila, Davitamon-Lotto announces TdF pre-selection, Farrar to Cofidis
Giro d'Italia Cycling News - Stage 15 shortened, Basso fights on, Special day for Parra, More post-stage 14 comments, Valjavec: "Second place is like a win", Baranowski wants a perfect 10
Latest Cycling News - An interview with Sue Haywood, Dierckxsens out of Tour of Belgium, Quick Step-Innergetic to Tour of Belgium, Mark French appeal finishes, Neiwand accused of stalking

Tuesday, May 24
First Edition Cycling News - Giro stage 15 wrapup, Post-stage comments, Basso battles on, Rasmussen out, Liberty Seguros looks for stages, T-Mobile targets Bavaria, Farrar not signing with Cofidis, El Puente wants riders
Latest Cycling News - New wings for the Falcon, T-Mobile on Petacchi: "He fears nobody", RAGT reflects on Tour non-selection, Ullrich good, but room for improvement, One step at a time for Klöden, Gerolsteiner for Bayern-Rundfahrt, SA names four for Junior World's, LA heatwave claims cyclist as victim

Wednesday, May 25
First Edition Cycling News - Giro rest day wrap-up: Life in the mountains, The Giro's dark yellow horse, Lampre riders take to the track, Giro riders protest, Freire returns to training, Champions to Wachovia series, Sutton leaves Sea Otter, OCA youth recruitment program, Matthew Wittig memorial scholarship
Latest Cycling News - "Il Killer di Spoltore", Tour of Belgium preview, Wilson reflects on an opportunity lost, Sense and sensibility from Zabriskie, A battle of former champions for women at CSC Invitational

Thursday, May 26
First Edition Cycling News - Stage 16 wrapup: The one that got away, Brandt a sore loser?, Schleck disappointed, Basso improving, Post-stage comments, Liberty loses Gil, Scare for Gerolsteiner, Klöden solid in Bayern-Rundfahrt opener, Bettini auction for cancer research, Dierckxsens to the end of the year, Young Polish rider dies
Latest Cycling News - Discovery team update, Boonen to undergo operation post World's, T-Mobile tactics to a T - almost, CSC favourites in Bayern Rundfahrt, Dean's Tour de France woes

Friday, May 27
Giro d'Italia Cycling News - Stage 17 wrapup: Basso proves his worth, Lampre credits Cunego, Willo survives another day, Pre-stage comments
First Edition Cycling News - Montréal World Cup this weekend, LeBlanc visits Utrecht, Boucher extends, Teams for Tour de Beauce Bell, North Shore Gear Swap, RAMS Cycling hires, Cycling NSW junior membership drive
Latest Cycling News - Elliot keeps turning back the clock, Youth on side for Caruso, Rujano can do no wrong, Phonak for Dauphiné Libéré, Sprinters foil CSC's plans in Germany, McGee in "full Tour mode"

Saturday, May 28
First Edition Cycling News - Stage 18 wrap-up, Gibo ain't giving up, Selle Italia-Colombia: "The final verdict will come tomorrow", Post stage comments , Liquigas-Bianchi head Stateside, A little on Liberty's René Andrle

Sunday, May 29
First Edition Cycling News - Armstrong on Ullrich: "He's the one who wakes me up every morning", Voigt a winner, but unlikely to defend title, Montreal World Cup survives - just, Liberty Seguros for upcoming races, US cyclist banned for two years
Giro d'Italia Cycling News - Courage under fire - Savoldelli saves the day, Three times the charm for Selle Italia-Colombia, Wilson survives, Basso pays the price, Savoldelli's biggest victory already achieved

Monday, May 30
First Edition Cycling News - Stage 20 wrap-up, Bruyneel: "France is another thing", An up and down Giro for CSC; time to rebuild, Saiz satisfied - everything now for Le Tour, Klöden back in Bavaria, Two thirds for CSC in Germany
Giro d'Italia Cycling News Special - Vox-pop
Latest Cycling News - Eighth grand tour win for Bruyneel's team, Gerolsteiner satisfied, Calling Ivan Parra, ProTour rankings: Di Luca builds big lead, Davitamon-Lotto for Dauphiné Libéré, Lampre-Caffita go Statside, New Zealand team for Junior World's

Tuesday, May 31
First Edition Cycling News - Savoldelli: "I was more alone in other Giros", Petacchi confirms Tour absence, Yates battles mishaps, Di Rocco salutes Giro, Hondo vows to fight on, AG2R-Prévoyance, Chris Thater Memorial, Portuguese federation secures rider payments
Latest Cycling News - Klöden: "I will be there for Jan all the way", Davitamon-Lotto no longer a sprinter's team, McGee in the mountains, Wilson unlikely to ride the Tour, Julich "a snowball's chance in hell of winning"