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December 2002 - News archive

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Sunday, December 1
News - Giro d'Italia route announcement, Botero signs with Telekom, Paola Pezzo becomes a mom, Daikin to sponsor Landbouwkrediet-Colnago, Marlux finds cosponsor, Four Days of Dunkerque returns to Belgium, Petacchi honored by fans

Monday, December 2
News - Boonen joins Quick.Step - Davitamon, More Giro route reactions, Stam abandons due to cold, Perez Cuapio to ride Tour Down Under, Jean Delatour rides out, Meet McEwen at Surfers

Tuesday, December 3
News - Vervecken on the market, Blijlevens to Bankgiroloterij, Miho Oki signs with Farm Frites-Hartol, 27 Spanish riders without contracts, 2003 NORBA venues finalized, Boogerd best in the Netherlands, Lapierre Sydney Cup on Wheels, Swiss cyclists of the year, Lehigh Valley Velodrome seeks interns

Wednesday, December 4
News - Mapei to continue with U23 and MTB, Giant/Pearl Izumi Mountain Bike Team, Quick Step previews, CA Mantes-la-Ville 78 drops women, adds men, Dufaux sticks with Alessio, Verge New England Championship Cyclo-Cross Series Finals, Rocky Mountain extends relationship with Tomlinson, Armstrong joins celebrity call for aid to Africa, Pfluke battling cancer

Thursday, December 5
News - 2003 World's course profiles, Cyclingnews 2002 readers' poll, Armstrong honored to participate in charity event, Susanne Ljungskog awarded in Sweden, Sean Yates joins Team CSC, Kintana joins Team Paternina, Simoni gets started on Giro homework, French drug trafficking trial to begin May 2003, Grand Prix Cycliste de Beauce wins award, Stuart O'Grady gets married, Verge Mid-Atlantic Championship Cyclo-Cross Series

Friday, December 6
News - Michaelsen joins Team CSC, Ximo Lopez joins Paternina-Costa de Almeria, Simoni's verdict on the Zoncolan, Fuji Bikes becomes latest Dutch TT3, First camp for Landbouwkrediet-Colnago, Team CSC and Lotto-Domo for Jacob's Creek TDU, Gears Racing Institute 2003 MTB team, Queensland Summer of Track Cycling Carnival, Cape Cod ‘Cross Round-up, RAAM Veteran Kent diagnosed with MS

Saturday, December 7
News - Kelme's turn to court Ullrich, Glud & Marstrand Horsens happenings, Gunn Rita Dahle prolongs with Merida, Colombia/Selle Italia for 2003, DaimlerChrysler Title Sponsor of Tour de Georgia, Maxxis joins Luna Chix, Piil the pick of Denmark, Norway gets Channel Thor, Jockey Australia Madison Championship, Irish national cyclo-cross championship preview, Redline Cup of Cyclo-cross series finals, Cyfac frame auction for Dillon Hope Fund, Bike stolen from Aussie track rider

Sunday, December 8
News - McEwen named Australian Cyclist of the Year, Museeuw gets Sprint d'Or, Injury ends Graeme Miller's career, Sevilla's not asking for Ullrich, Schleck gets contract with CSC, Saeco lineup complete, 2003 Ofoto-Lombardi Sports Cycling Team

Monday, December 9
News - Athens Twilight Criterium out of Tour de Georgia, Norwegian U23 national team, Navarrette to Labarca-2 Baqué, Wren to Colavita-Bolla, Somarriba still without a team, Team TDS emerges, Evans back to TDU with Telekom, Boogerd's wedding bells, Memorial ride for Martin

Tuesday, December 10
News - Twice is nice for Museeuw, Armstrong SI's Sportsman of the Year, Lampre keeps Rumsas, Amoroso's Women's Cycling Team, Baer and Bouchard-Hall head northeast, Capiot continues with BankgiroLoterij, Third sponsor for Marlux, Testi to Scanavino-La Verve, The GP Plouay just got harder, Grand Prix Cycliste de Beauce awarded (again), Waregem candidate for 2007 Tour

Wednesday, December 11
Second Edition News - Mapei's Squinzi talks to Le Monde
News - Swedish riders awarded; Ljungskog announces new team, Vervecken continues with Spaar Select, @Home Cyclingteam, Bruyneel blasts Boonen, Bugno sentenced in Belgium, Tour 2004 prologue in Liège, Russia sums up the season, Tour of Sweden cancelled, Gordon McCauley changes course

Thursday, December 12
News - Cipollini & Pantani coming close, Ullrich: CSC or Team Coast, Andreu to leave US Postal, Glud & Marstrand Horsens signs three, Sierra Nevada/Clif Bar 2003, 2003 Yeti Europe Race Team, Dispute puts Wanganui track racing in jeopardy, South Bank International Criterium, 2003 Tour Down Under "Club Tour", Quick Step-Davitamon website

Friday, December 13
News - Reminder: Cyclingnews 2002 readers' poll, Names released in 2001 Giro indictments, Andreu: "Some of the best races of my life with US Postal", Conditional suspension for Barbosa, Jiménez ready to return, iBanesto not sure, Andorra stage finish for 2003 Vuelta, World-class sprint duel in Tasmania, 2003 Festival of Speed, Inaugural Tour de Fauquier, Malaria killed Coppi, Arthur Metcalfe succumbs to cancer, Baloh gets his records, Bray Wheelers Gentlemen's Grand Prix

Saturday, December 14
Second Edition News - FDJeux.com team presentation
News - US Cyclo-cross Nationals, Armstrong hints at 2004 retirement, TdF jersey fetches $100k, Tracy supports LAF, UCI announces BMX racing series, Konecny to Marlux-Nixdorf, Labarca 2-Cafés Baqué signs another, Ljungblad returns, Vanderaerden thinking ahead, Rancho Vistoso Velo Club, Matheson leaves British Cycling, Back on track at Wanganui

Sunday, December 15
News - 2004 Tour to visit Barcelona?, Albizu to Scanavino La Verve, Cofidis bikes on the block, Lehigh Valley Velodrome NRC Calendar, Mystery Creek 12 Hour Mountain Bike Challenge, 2003 ABD Elite Men's program, US Postal Fantasy Cycling Camps, EN-R-G Foods grassroots sponsorship

Monday, December 16
News - Tour de Langkawi: Former winners go head to head, Belgian 'cross getting crowded at the top, Seymour looks to 2003, Bootes in track training, Launceston Carnival & Crit combo set to be Christmas big one, Racers wanted for Tour of Chile team

Tuesday, December 17
News - Fredrik Modin to Team Fakta, New sponsors bolster Fakta, D'hont to Marlux-Nixdorf, Berden bumps Vannoppen, Museeuw racing cross?, Teams for Tour of Qatar, Sponsorship makes it happen in Malaysia, Rás an Turcaí Christmas Race

Wednesday, December 18
News - 58th Vuelta a España, Team Mälarenergi additions, Team Endurasport.com-Principia signs Lloyd, Rumsas voted top Lithuanian sportsman, Star field for Jockey Australia Madison Championship, Zipp to sponsor CSC, Vouilloz partners with Lapierre, Former junior national sues USA Cycling

Thursday, December 19
News - Pantani/Cipo pairing goes pear-shaped, USA Cycling announces World's 'Cross selections, Wynants injured, McEwen eyes overall TDU win, Tasmanian carnivals announce scratchmen, Ullrich bidding goes on, Sven Teutenberg to Coast, British Cycling appoints new chairman, US 'Cross Nats radio still available

Friday, December 20
News - Vandenbroucke loses license, Saunier Duval combines with Tacconi Sport, O'Grady vs McEwen, O'Grady aims for Australian national title, Tour de France star leads ONCE-Eroski in Tour Down Under, McCauley joins top Kiwis at Auckland carnival, Latrobe to recognise carnival legend, Jelly Belly aboard Orbea for 2003, Horsens renews, Louder to Navigators, Pfannberger to Index, Madcatz downhillers switch to Iron Horse, Ross Dillon auction

Saturday, December 21
News - 2004 Tour to start in Belgium, Schroeder Iron announces 2003 line-up, Ullrich "considered retiring" after positive test, Colavita-Bolla joins pro ranks, Intersport to support Team Mälarenergi, Kirsipuu returns to JCTDU, Glud & Marstrand Horsens adds Adecco, firms up roster, Cipollini awarded, USA Cycling looks to BMXers for future track stars, Ribiero to LA Pecol, Yates to Team Down Under, Rotterdam Tour finds a sponsor, Sakonnet Technology 2003

Sunday, December 22
News - UCI announces Division 1 teams for 2003, Botero named Colombian Cyclist of the Year, Wynants on the mend, Poster sale raises $30,000 for LAF, Colombia for Tour de Langkawi, Scinto retires, Orwell Christmas race to benefit Kieron Hammond's family, Tour de Georgia pulls out of Athens; Twilight lives on, Track cycling missing from Canada 2010 Commonwealth Games bid, Chocolate Sol 2003, Gears Racing 2003

Monday, December 23
News - Vuelta Femenina on the drawing board, Ramsauer over 50%, Quick Step injuries, Boifava and Mercatone Uno?, Tour of South China Seas preview,, Teams for Jayco Geelong Bay Cycling Classic 2003, LA Grand Prix announced, NZ 2003 National Mountain Bike Series, Series dates, Kalev Chocolate Team

Tuesday, December 24
News - Cyclingnews 2002 Top 10, Alessio's first raduno for 2003, Lotto riders hoping, Tchmil to talk to UCI and Marlux, Michael Rogers quietly confident, Flanders-iteamNova.com and Marlux for Langkawi, Sportsbook.com pro cycling team, Christmas events in Ireland, Café Racer Criterium launch

Wednesday, December 25
News - UCI Cyclo-cross rankings, Armstrong doubtful for Paris-Nice, Streel injured in training, 2003 Teams database, Palo Alto Bicycles Women's Cycling Team, Cipo and company discuss 2003, L'Etape du Tour rescheduled, Malta cycling events for 2003

Thursday, December 26
News - Cyclingnews Reader Poll results: best MTB'ers, bikes and products, Zabel will lead Telekom in 2003, Aitor González visits sick children, Division I spot likely for Palmans-Collstrop, Relax not interested in Division I, Pantani to base himself in Spain, 66th Großen Weihnachtspreis

Friday, December 27
News - Azencross preview, Armstrong AP Athlete of the Year, Vervecken suffering from virus, Coppi's masseur dies, Knaven expecting, Tour start for Québec?, Konyshev to Marlux, Vanlandingham to Luna Chix, New Danish team

Saturday, December 28
News - Lotto-Domo finalise budget, Colnago Christmas Cheer, Rotterdam wants Tour start in 2005, Carney leads Tassie pointscore, Ladd on top of prizemoney stakes, Praties Tasmania Launceston Wheelrace, Di Biase eyes stage victories in LTDL, CSC team presentation live, Deportment for cyclists

Sunday, December 29
News - Cyclingnews awards: Best photo, most improved rider, best races, Diegem Superprestige preview, Belgian selection for next World Cup, Museeuw on VDB, 9 million euro deal for De Baeremaeker, Quaranta to Saeco, Herrero and Otero to Labarca-2 Café Baqué, Van Zyl to Deschacht, Comeback for Theunisse?, Vuelta al Tachira postponed, Kelli Turcotte needs support

Monday, December 30
News - Cyclingnews reader poll: Best male and female track riders, Ullrich to decide on January 15, Jiménez in training, Meares taken out in Devonport scratch race, Zijlaard-Van Moorsel Rotterdam's sportswoman of 2002, Ethiopian rider for Amore e Vita

Tuesday, December 31
News - Cyclingnews reader poll: Best male and female road riders, Cipollini vs. Schumacher, 10 million for Ullrich?, Pevenage quits Telekom, Vervecken annoyed at non-selection, Dutch selection for next World Cup, Meares back in action, Be Active Cycle Instead Criterium Series, U.S. Track World Cup qualifier at San Diego