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Saturday, October 1
First Edition Cycling News - Guidi's B test negative, Aitor Gonzalez denies, Spezialetti and Zanini to Liquigas, More contract news, Team rosters for Memorial Cimurri, Godefroot to become Belgian coach?, Theunisse creates training centre for disabled, Funeral arrangements for John Ibbotson, 2005 Bay Area Super Prestige Cyclo-Cross Series, "Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day"
Sunday, October 2
First Edition Cycling News - An interview with Eddy Merckx, Winners of the UCI Continental Circuits, Willo on the hunt, Cooman questions De Cauwer's appointment, Cunego leads in Zurich, Quick.Step confirms Grabovskyy, CSC extends with Vandborg, Vandevelde and Luttenberger, Teams for Coppa Sabatini, Allan Butler killed
Cyclocross News & racing round-up - Cyclo-Cross Nationals to New England, California Giant Strawberries/Specialized 'cross team, Verge Mid-Atlantic Cyclocross Series, 2005 Fort/GPOA Cyclocross Team, Cyclo-Cross hits Toronto, Coonamessett Eco Cross moves, River City Bicycles Cross Crusade, 'Cross racing in central Iowa, 2005 Bay Area Super Prestige Cyclo-Cross Series
MTB News & racing round-up - Shonny shines in 2005, Interbike, Trek's new Elite 9.9 hardtail, Gunn-Rita, IMBA News, Global MTB racing round-up, "Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day", Lysterfield Park in Victoria launches in October
Monday, October 3
First Edition Cycling News - Di Luca first king of ProTour, Second-placed Schleck "showed class", Haussler continues impressive run, Phonak and Swiss Cycling launch partnership, Volcano eruption threatens Vuelta Feminina a El Salvador, Young rider dies
Latest Cycling News - HLN reveals Landuyt case dossiers, Zanotti breaks through, Breschel flats, Markov to Illes Balears, Team Barloworld announces SA Riders for 2006
Tuesday, October 4
First Edition Cycling News - Di Luca: "It's good to be the king", Basso and Voigt finish seasons, Piil wants to come back strong, No Tour in Zeeland next year, Miche to Coppa Sabatini, Transfer news, Peaceful Tribe raises over $10,000 for CAF, Funeral arrangements for Allan Butler
Latest Cycling News - ProTour: too many races?, Salon du Cycle celebrates the Tour and more, Phonak signs top Swiss U23 rider, Oriol ends career, Ag2r for next races, Lampre and Liquigas rosters, Signed jerseys up for fundraiser
Wednesday, October 5
First Edition Cycling News - Cooke confirmed for Unibet, Vasseur to Quick.Step, Sutton joins O'Grady & White at Sony Ericsson, Cunego favourite for Coppa Sabatini, to Australia, Crank Brothers Cyclocross series announced, Liberty Seguros' Stateside visit, Backstedt to ride the Revolution, Technocycle BRC/Dynaflo Racing seeks riders
Latest Cycling News - An interview with Gord Fraser, Prosecutor requests three months suspended sentence for De Cauwer, Tour of Queensland cancelled, Wielinga to Quick.Step, Barloworld continues as sponsor, Ceramica Flaminia taking shape, Cab driver won't be charged in Butler's death
Thursday, October 6
First Edition Cycling News - International survey on cycling, Ag2R hoping for ProTour place, Rory Sutherland dismissed, Boogerd ends season, Santos Gonzalez sues Phonak, Hushovd extends with Crédit Agricole, Dierckxsens stops, Investigation in Gillett's death almost complete, ABG/Bissell continues, Rollapaluza 4
Latest Cycling News - CAS to rule on Hamilton case by year-end, Prison sentences in Giro 2001 doping trial?, 18-month suspension for Capelle, No more Kilo for Bos, T-Mobile signs Czech U23 European champion, Efimkin to Italy, Gerolsteiner at Emilia & Beghelli, Leipheimer bike parade, Skidstrong to benefit Messenger Emergency Fund
Friday, October 7
First Edition Cycling News - Paris-Tours: to sprint or not to sprint?, More team line-ups for Sunday, UCI appoints independent expert for 1999 Tour samples, Gerolsteiner signs Hiekmann, Record field for Sun Tour, Cookson continues with British Olympic Association, Technocycle BRC/Dynaflo wants riders, Dutch rider to attempt hour record...without saddle
MTB News & racing round-up - Chris Sheppard: "I cheated", Interbike: A retailer's eye, 6 Haro bikes stolen at Interbike, MONT 24hr this weekend, Gunn-Rita Dahle diary, Sam Hill resigns with Iron Horse, Garmin acquires MotionBased Technologies, $30,000 on offer at Wigwam/Ultimax Mountain Bike Challenge, Croc Trophy route announced, IMBA picks their 2005 Epic Rides
Latest Cycling News - Cunego tired, Bennati leads Lampre in Paris-Tours, Illes Balears for Paris-Tours, Huy in 2006 Tour, Contract news, Hoffman to finish on October 16, Skil stops, Perth to Sydney record broken, Mundane matters in Ireland, Ride with the pros in Tour of Marin charity event
Saturday, October 8
First Edition Cycling News - L'Equipe wants 'freedom of speech', 2006 Tour de France 2006 to Benelux, Jacob's Creek Tour Down Under continues at top level, Liquigas to Paris-Tours, Di Luca tunes 2006 bike, No soccer for Boonen
Sunday, October 9
First Edition Cycling News - Steffen retracts, McEwen after Paris-Tours success, McCauley back for another Tour of Southland., Mandri to Auber 93, Women's speed record broken, Saddleless record attempt falls short
Monday, October 10
First Edition Cycling News - Paris-Tours wrap-up, CSC wins ProTour team ranking, Van Dijk flees doping control, Sun Tour stage 1 comments, Colombian dies at Clàsico Banfoandes, Randwick Botany stalwart dies, Tri-State Velo looking for riders
Latest Cycling News - Gilbert wouldn't settle for second, Paolini out for the season, Fassa Bortolo for upcoming races, Boonen and Tankink extend, Beloki extends, ProTour points system to be revised, Kachalka out for two years, Heras bike auction up to €20,000, Park City Academy accepting applications
Tuesday, October 11
First Edition Cycling News - Museeuw in court, UCI investigator promises independence, Roche re-declares for Ireland, Mesa funeral Wednesday, Hoy and Bos at Revolution, RAGT Semences bows out, Top junior to Glud & Marstrand Horsens, Mont 24-Hour numbers, Verge Mid Atlantic Cyclocross, Ride to Reunite, London lawyers race for charity
Latest Cycling News - Grand Tours may reduce racing days, Rogers and Cancellara gearing up for World champ's revenge in France, McEwen extends with Davitamon, Possible hand fracture for Paolini, Godefroot renounces, Vuelta a Guatemala cancelled, Registration still open for 24 Hours Of Moab, Giro di Brisbane at Italian festival
Wednesday, October 12
First Edition Cycling News - Final ruling for Museeuw early 2006, T-Mobile prepares for Aldag's swansong, Liquigas, Illes Balears and Naturino for upcoming races, Gates, Rodriguez extend contracts, Sun Tour stage 4 preview, Verge New England 'cross series starts Saturday, British cyclists nominated for 2005 Paralympic Awards, Utah memorial ride honours Allan Butler, Pro MTB riders to Nebraska for fundraiser, Doping 101: WADA launches new doping quiz
Latest Cycling News - Simoni heads Lampre for Lombardy, Phonak for Lombardy, Pevenage: Giro is an "option" for Ullrich in 2006, Pollack successfully operated on again, "O Brother, Where art thou?" - "At Gerolsteiner!", Ratkovic shot while riding, 2006 UCI MTB calendar released, First Australian BMX High Performance Squad, Charity begins at the U.K. Cycle Show
Thursday, October 13
First Edition Cycling News - Merckx: "Doping pays", Saunier Duval and Quick.Step in Italy, Cooke out for Sun Tour win?, Milram getting into gear, 2006 Salzburg World's "for complete rider", Nys in doubt for Ruddervoorde, UCI adopts 'Cycling and Environment' Charter, Fantasy Vuelta 2005 Winners
Cycling News Flash - Discovery Channel announces 2006 team
MTB News & racing roundup - Soul searching in the Arizona desert, Wisconsin Off Road Series finale, Mont 24-Hour by the numbers, 2006 UCI MTB calendar released, Walk-ups open until Friday at 24-Hours of Moab, Pro MTB riders to Nebraska for fundraiser, Goldman signs with Santa Cruz Syndicate, Rennie re-signs with the Santa Cruz Syndicate for three years
Latest Cycling News - Rebellin heads Gerolsteiner in Lombardia, Paolini is go, Southam and Wegelius blasted for performance at World's, Junior World Champion turns pro, Liquigas to debut at 2006 Tour Down Under, Herald Sun Tour: more injuries, Revolution 9 this week-end, Kersten fast in training for Sydney Thousand, Warrnambool Classic sponsored by Bianchi
Friday, October 14
First Edition Cycling News - Italians vie for victory in Race of the Falling Leaves, Journalists charged in Cofidis affair, Sastre tests the legs, Final races for Liberty Seguros, Valverde leads Illes Balears in Lombardy, Nys OK, Sun Tour riders against the clock, Carney in Tasmania, Leblacher to Francaise des Jeux, Van Avermaet to Bodysol, Sauser to Specialized, 'Peloton project' raffle for LAF
Cycling News Flash - Ferretti falls flat; no Sony-Ericsson team for 2006?
Cyclocross news & racing round-up - An interview with Barbara Howe, Cross racing round-up, Barbara Howe diary, Nys in doubt for Ruddervoorde, Trebon, Bessette Head US Gran Prix Standings, Verge New England 'cross series starts Saturday, Bessette and Johnson kick off 2005 'cross campaign
Latest Cycling News - Sony Ericsson confirms: no team, Capelle appeals, LPR gets ready for Lombardy, Euskaltel for Lombardy, Emma Davies in hit and run, Melbourne to Warrnambool: a long day in the saddle, Riding for teen charity, Twin Peaks wants you, Floyd Landis at the 2005 Gord Fraser Cycling Camp
Saturday, October 15
First Edition Cycling News - Bettini out for Lombardia win, Illes Balears to Montjuïc, One more stage for Gerrans, Brixia Tour growing, Zabel rides Sixdays again, Superprestige starts Sunday, Bubba Memorial Series kicks off
Sunday, October 16
First Edition Cycling News - 99th Giro di Lombardia wrapup, Rebellin moves up as ProTour finishes, Ag2r sole candidate for 20th ProTour licence, The Sony Ericsson aftermath, Sun Tour: Reactions from Lygon Street, German cycling coach supports Barbadian Juniors, Heras' bike auction goes on
Monday, October 17
First Edition Cycling News - An interview with David Zabriskie, Lefevere more than happy, Grillo breaks wrist, Dierckxsens says goodbye, Casero hangs up the bike, Contract news, Sydney Thousand aiming at track rebirth
Latest Cycling News - Petacchi tops victory list, Fischer wins European Tour, Belgian team named for first World Cup, Hoffman says goodbye, Werner trades in two wheels for four wheels, Bru extends, New team in Italy?, Tour of Poland to be shortened, Cyclist killed by bus in North Carolina
Tuesday, October 18
First Edition Cycling News - An interview with Nicolas Roche, Di Luca renews for two years, Crocodile Trophy, CSC and Phonak happy, Rabobank hopes for three more years of Rasmussen, Klostergaard to CSC, ENECO Tour criticised, Zak Carr dies, NZ road championships, Nebraska 'Cross Series, Roswell Velo seeks U23 riders
Latest Cycling News - Contract news: Cuesta in talks with CSC, Moreni to Cofidis?, Camaño extends with Euskaltel, Celestino operated on, Korff sees more chances in 2006, Skil new main sponsor for Pro Continental team, Rabobank team car stolen, Six Day Derby at Forest City velodrome, Arlington County track project
Wednesday, October 19
First Edition Cycling News - McGee stays put, Unibet chases Simoni, Tonkov retires, Voskamp bows out, Schep serious at Sixes, Lampre-Caffita, VMG Racing's new squad, Vallery awarded, Scholarship for Kiwi mountain biker, Biggest ever Bicycling Australia Show, Thread City Cyclo-cross
Latest Cycling News - An interview with Roland Green: Time to do something else, Simoni also courted by Saunier Duval, Line-ups for Japan Cup, Rasmussen stays with Rabobank, Bianchi helps House, Casero denies retirement plans, Dutch team looking for Australian rider, Track season underway at Burnaby velodrome, Benefit for injured racer
Thursday, October 20
First Edition Cycling News - UNESCO declares war on doping, Sosenka aims for new hour record in 2007, Calle gets her medal, Liquigas celebrates, Davies on the improve, Women's Prestige Cycling Series champions, Drapac-Porsche Development Program launched, Jittery Joe's adds Zero G
Latest Cycling News - Yaxley making solid progress, An interview with Ben Kersten: Doing things differently, Keisse and Gilmore out of rhythm, Lademann returns to Tasmania this Christmas, Trial over Pantani's death started, Film uncovers courageous cycling story, OCA Seminar day
Friday, October 21
First Edition Cycling News - Meares recovering well after accident, Verbruggen tries to placate Chinese, CPA calls for shortening of stage races, Lampre-Caffita in action, Liquigas complete for 2006, Quick.Step with 30 for next season, Mazzanti extends, Symmetrics sign Randell and Crichton, Kemna to direct Skil-Shimano
MTB News & racing round-up 1 - Sydor wraps-up season with Roc d'Azur win, Former collegiate national champ takes Moab solo win, Duo Pro team outpedals all, Roland Green interview, Crocodile Trophy coverage, Sauser to Specialized, Irmiger to Subaru-Gary Fisher
MTB News & racing round-up 2 - Scholarship for top Kiwi mountain biker, Biggest ever Bicycling Australia Show, Mitta to Mount Beauty, Rennie rides Sydney Olympic Park MTNX, IMBA gets behind National Public Lands Day, Red Bull Road Rage, Supplement manufacturer builds Endurance racing team
Latest Cycling News - New U.S. Professional team on the way, Simoni to Saunier Duval-Prodir, Gerdemann leaves CSC for T-Mobile, Schmidt leaving Gerolsteiner, Milram plans Continental Team, Jail sentences for Pantani drug dealers, Van Dijk gets a year, An interview with Marcus Burghardt, Holczer looks back on a successful year, Team lineups for Japan Cup
Saturday, October 22
First Edition Cycling News - Schleck extends while Gerdemann transfer causes upset, 14 Belgian pro riders without contract, Reinerink extends, Bäckstedt optimistic about Derny record, UCI cycling races on WCSN, Bailey eyes up Beijing, A Day in Yellow with Zabriskie, First run in 1887..., Cumberland University seeking
Cyclo-cross News & racing round-up 1 - U.S. ‘crosser in brush with death, Superprestige #1: Wellens wins, but Nys is back, Trebon, Bessette lead USGP after two races , A home game: the Barbara Howe diary , Global 'cross racing round-up
Sunday, October 23
First Edition Cycling News - Cyclo-cross World Cup opens in Kalmthout, Gollan does the Warny, An interview with Mike Ward, Unibet chasing O'Grady, Gonzalez de Galdeano joins Euskaltel, O'Bee to Health Net, Salerno to Tenax, New professional US women's team, Sergeant gets a teddy bear, Valverde awarded Pimiento de Oro
Cyclo-cross News & racing round-up 2 - Huge signups means split 'B' field at U.S. 'Cross Nats, Granogue and Wissahickon next stop in Verge series, Thread City Cyclo-cross, Nebraska Cyclo-Cross Series begins Saturday in Omaha, Bubba Memorial Series kicks off, Rock Lobster Cycles / Jeff Traugott Guitars 'cross team announced
Monday, October 24
First Edition Cycling News - Nobili Rubinetterie happy with 2005 season, No Tour stage for Vlaams-Brabant, Bramati DS at Quick.Step after 2006 Giro, Verbruggen has to be re-elected to IOC, Burrow to OTC Doors, Leontien van Moorsel awarded, 2005 Markus Cook Memorial, Moving Target goes online, Hawaii State Champion seeks US team for 2006
Tuesday, October 25
First Edition Cycling News - Frigo sentenced, Macca calls it a day, McEwen attacked on Gold Coast, No Giro for Basso in 2006?, British line-up for Commonwealth Games, Vierhouten signs with Skil-Shimano, Nijland abandon due to heart problems, Planckaert stays pro, Team Ford-Basis stops as Ford MTB team continues, ConexTrain new sponsor of US women team, ABD cycling center
Wednesday, October 26
First Edition Cycling News - An interview with Magnus Backstedt, De Cauwer acquitted, Health Net extends, Bruylandts returns, Gates off, Muenzer takes a break, Hijgenaar renews, US & NZ track teams for Moscow, Cannondale & Vredestein hit the dirt, Life's a beach at Curaçao world cup, U.S. Gran Prix of 'Cross, Delta Velo, New Australian track open in Coffs
MTB News & racing round-up 1 - Rennie gets the jump on 2006, Cannondale and Vredestein hit the dirt, Croc Trophy Dream Team diaries, National MTB series kicks off this weekend, Olympic Park MTNX to air on SBS, IMBA dream jobs for trail maintenance team, Brown and Chambers to attend Nebraska trail maintenance fundraiser
Thursday, October 27
First Edition Cycling News - UCI & WADA resume sparring match, Johnson finding his feet once again, Bomans new Belgian national coach, WADA chases approval for UNESCO-led doping convention, Roulston fined after fight, apologises, Tour of Burkina Faso underway, Contract news, Australian team for Moscow World Cup, World's best Madison teams to Revolution
Regional Cycling News - Red Bull Road Rage, Kersten flies behind derny, Getting behind the kids, Jittery Joe's extends junior support, Rum River CX moves, Highland Fling full, Marconi CC begins summer series
TdF 2006 News Flash - 2006 Tour route unveiled
TdF 2006 Reactions - No team time trial, and Armstrong's reign a 'very long chapter'
Friday, October 28
First Edition Cycling News - A classic, cautious 93rd edition for 2006 Tour de France, Bruyneel disappointed, Tom Boonen's reaction, CSC signs Stuart O'Grady, Hamburger signs with Team Miche, McCauley says he hasn't signed, Bäckstedt ready for Derny Hour Record, No more beer tents in Cyclo-cross, UCI's Olympic quota increase "still under discussion" by IOC
Regional Cycling News - Warnie to lose UCI status?, AIS women at charity lunch, Bicycling Australia Challenge, World Champions for Christchurch, McVeigh and McQuaid have something in common, Orbitel to Doble Copacabana
MTB News & racing round-up - Bart Brentjens hosts MTB festival, Ford MTB team continues, Maxxis-MSC signs Martinez, Aaron Chase signs up with Cannondale, Jamie Goldman podiums, Canadian for Pan Am, Mitta to Mount Beauty, IMBA thank yous for parks managers, Temple to Temple in Belize
Saturday, October 29
First Edition Cycling News - Landis Lovin' Life: Floyd looks to improve, Phonak intends to be right up there, Mirabella losing Athens bronze, Resistance to out of competition testing for English Soccer, WADA supports stronger doping controls in 2006 Tour, Petacchi: I can win more than just Grand Tour stages, Wiesenhof-AKUD signs three veterans
Cyclo-cross News & racing round-up - Lyne Bessette interview, Johnson finding his feet, Global Cyclocross racing round-up, No more beer tents, Bessette, McCormack lead Verge New England Championship Cyclo-C, U.S. Gran Prix in Gloucester, Heart problems for Nijland
Sunday, October 30
First Edition Cycling News - Armstrong responds to Tour snub, UCI and ASO still at odds, Phonak's Tour team, L'Etape du Tour confirmed, Bäckstedt's Hour too short, Operation for Nijland, Damiano Cunego at sports movie festival, AXA becomes Syntec-Ubbink, Wrolich ties the knot
Monday, October 31
First Edition Cycling News - An interview with Murilo Fischer, Basso to skip Giro, concentrate on the Tour, Lance does comedy too, Gonzalez expects to be cleared, Lieswyn back for Tour of Southland, Contract news, Eddy & Axel Merckx fund raise for BC Cancer Foundation, CCB Racing for 2006