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May 2002 - News archive

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Wednesday, May 1
News - 41st Rund um den Henninger Turm, 28th Trophée des Grimpeurs, Too high a hematocrit for Volodimir Gustov, Tchmil and De Clercq back in Picardie, Wadecki has to wait another week, Vandenbroucke's lawyers protest, Bonjour to be taken over by Super U?

Thursday, May 2
News - Tour de France team selection, 17th Vuelta Ciclista a Castilla y Léon, 59th Tour of Poland, Polish Peace Race news, Steve Johnson to serve as interim CEO for USAC, Funeral service for Ryan Smith, Redline Cup of Cyclo-Cross
News flash - The final wild card teams for the Tour de France

Friday, May 3
News - Tour de France teams: more comments, Hondo and Kessler to lead Telekom, Lindberg to come back in GP Rotterdam, Prologue cancelled in U23 Thüringen-Rundfahrt, Mapei-Quick for upcoming races, UCPC Tour of Ulster preview
Second edition news - Pantani recommended for 4 years suspension by CONI, Ullrich loses his licence

Saturday, May 4
News - Big weekend for Simoni as the Giro nears, Pantani defends his "dignity", No Tour invite could spell end for BigMat, Teams arrive in Australia for track World Cup, Hincapie to lead Posties in Housatonic Classic, Welsh championships wide open, Exeter MTB day, OLN follows Klasna and Streb at Sea Otter

Sunday, May 5
News - A case for Coast, Rabobank team for the Giro, Dutch not sure about broadcasting the Giro, 2001 Tour declared 'doping free', Hematocrit too high for Italian elite rider, Stages for U23 Giro d'Italia, Troubles for Kelme, Van der Kooij injured, NORBA Nationals round 1 preview

Monday, May 6
News - Ullrich's blood alcohol level more than 1.4 g/L, Team Coast for the Giro, Ceramiche Panaria-Fiordo for the Giro, Tiscali impatient, More on Kelme's problems, Armstrong amongst nominees for Laureus World Sports Awards, UK Royal Airforce Team for RAAM

Tuesday, May 7
News flash - Ullrich renounces the Tour
- Mapei-Quick Step for the Giro, Fassa Bortolo for the Giro, Kelme-Costa Blanca for the Giro, Lotto-Adecco for the Giro, Cipollini the second most successful Giro stage winner, Merckx has the most leader's jerseys, Tchmil will start in Dunkirk, Mapei-Quick Step for upcoming races, Sydney Track World Cup news, Zampieri and McNeill married, iTeamnova.com taste success in the Netherlands, 24 hour record for Wolfgang Fasching

Wednesday, May 8
News - Figueras, Leoni, Elli and four others suspended, Pantani decision must wait, Saeco-Longoni Sport for the Giro, Lampre-Daikin for the Giro, The battle of Ullrich's knee, UCI eases corticosteroid restrictions, Dottore Cipollini, Peers must rest for three weeks, 48th Quatre Jours de Dunkerque, 56th Tour de Picardie, Correction: Zampieri and McNeill

Thursday, May 9
News - Ullrich: "Don't write me off yet", Gerolsteiner for the Giro, Index Alexia for the Giro, Giro rights in the Netherlands: NOS TV still negotiating, Lotto on waterbeds in Dunkirk, Lopez de Munain fractures left arm, Doping bag in Denmark, 33rd Grand Prix cycliste de Wallonie, Poland, South Africa lead challenge in FBD Milk Ras

Friday, May 10
News - Harsh words for Ullrich from Godefroot, CONI asks for the suspension of Zanini, 55th Peace Race preview, Farm Frites-Hartol for Flevotour, Noel Hammond Memorial to go ahead, despite no sponsorship
Giro News - Panaria substitutes Chesini for Figueras, Zanette becomes a dad, Health check OK for all 198 riders, Principal difficulties, Participant breakdown: Italians in the majority

Saturday, May 11
International News - Ullrich makes up with boss, Organisers pray for clean Giro, Simoni expects unpredictable Giro, Corti upbeat about Saeco's chances, iteamNova.com seeks new rider, Stomach bug thins peloton, Team Merida targets MTB Worlds
Regional News - Australian mountain biking moves to unification, Garda Water Unit to escort FBD Milk Ras riders, Owens to get UCI scholarship, Noel Hammond Memorial preview, ESCA grant boosts Edinburgh kids' track

Sunday, May 12
News - Giro d'Italia: Post stage comments, First casualty: Gorazd Stangelj, New Italian national jersey to be revealed during Giro, Botero returns to Europe, Domo invited to Midi Libre, Happy birthday Tafi: nice Porsche!, Irish Team out of Lincoln GP

Monday, May 13
News - Giro d'Italia: Post stage comments, Bartoli's abandonment continues Fassa Bortolo's woes, Winner's profile, Closer to 41, Lombardi relegated and fined, Tomorrow's stage: Liege-Bastogne-Liege finish, Mapei's 50th, Millar on track too

Tuesday, May 14
News - Giro d'Italia: Post stage comments, Winner's bio, No Bartoli and Bettini showdown today, Castellano comments on Euro Giro, EU president likes the 'Euro Giro', Latest UCI rankings, 20 teams entered for First Union Classic, Tighello Suspended

Wednesday, May 15
News - Giro d'Italia: Post stage comments, Injured Boogerd still going strong, Kelme Boss Quiles denies problems, Tour of Belgium launched, Peter Wuyts out again, Scanlon out of FBD Milk Rás, Farm Frites-Hartol for Tour de L'Aude, Duane Dickey doping case update

Thursday, May 16
News - Giro d'Italia: Post stage comments, Winner's Bio, Varriale arrested and suspended from racing, Sevilla says Telekom approached him, 7th Tour of Japan
Second edition news - Controversy over Nigerian Visa applications, Top US riders on track for Housatonic, Closure of Frisco Superdrome may hurt American athletes, , New board for Cycling Ireland, Friday night track racing on Dunc Gray velodrome, And the Darwin award of the week goes to...

Friday, May 17
News - Euro-Giro Becomes Giro-Giro, Hondo out, McEwen becomes a dad, Pantani takes a pop, Garzelli scopes out the Moro, O'Grady returns at Tour de Picardie, Strong field for Tour de l'Aude, Gustov cleared, Fiat LCV Racing launched, USA Cycling announces provisional 2002 cross calendar, Trek auctions USPS bikes, 12 hour racing returns to Sydney

Saturday, May 18
News - Chesini arrested, Stage 5: Giro hits the hills, Post stage comments, Giro non-starters; Romano's too-close connection?
Second edition news - Hincapie out of Housatonic Classic, US Postal Service joins Pro Cycling Tour Service, Top teams for Milk Ras, Visa-less Nigerians out of Milk Ras, New Norwegian pro team?, Bessette takes a break from Saturn, Wicklow decision soon, Last chance for Melbourne's Hell Ride
News flash - Garzelli non-negative, Two riders non-negative for Nesp
News flash - Mapei press conference, Garzelli interviewed

Sunday, May 19
News - Giro d'Italia; Stage 6 wrap up, Post stage comment, Race leader's bio, Castellano's position, Panaria reduced to four, Former Italian policeman now under arrest for trafficking
Second edition news - Vanthourenhout injured, Impressive field for Montreal Women's World Cup, International field for Clarendon Cup, Bank renews Cascade Classic support

Monday, May 20
News - Stage 7 wrap up, Post stage comments, Bettini abandons, Squinzi comments, Leblanc says Garzelli should be out of the race, What is Probenecid?, Groenendaal gets a warning from UCI, Early retirement for Demarbaix?

Tuesday, May 21
News - Stage 8 wrap up, Post stage comments, Santi Perez hospitalised with cranial trauma, Garzelli's counter-analysis due Tuesday, Varriale and the wicked fridge, 23rd International Bayern-Rundfahrt, Lampre for the Tour of Belgium, Rodriguez and Nothstein to compete in First Union series

Wednesday, May 22
News flash - Garzelli's B sample positive
News - Stage 9 wrap up, Post stage comments, Gutted Garzelli to take a break from cycling, Cipollini comments, Castellano comments, Why probenecid?, Policeman admits to supplying Varriale and co. with doping products, Miholevic re-signs with Alessio
News flash - Simoni non-negative for cocaine

Thursday, May 23
News - Stage 10 wrap up, Post stage comments, Simoni allowed to continue, regardless of B test, Mapei to continue in the Giro, New DS for US Postal: Eric Van Lancker, Demarbaix has to stop, Mitchell added to NZ Commonwealth Games Road team, Brooke Blackwelder suspended for Nandrolone by USADA

Friday, May 24
News - Stage 11 wrap up, Post stage comments, Simoni not in the clear yet, Leblanc keeps his options open, Cadel Evans re-launches website, Florent Brard fractures two bones, , Mapei riders questioned in Belgium, Garzelli case to be heard on June 3, Frigo taken for a ride, Hushovd asthmatic, Jimmy Hansen off track, Norwegian gunner takes to the road

Saturday, May 25
News - Giro news: 12th stage wrapup; Simoni out, Victory comments, Saeco cancels journalists' football game, No sponsors, so no Cologne wheel race, Dekker back on deck after injury, Perfetto denies doping, Mapei says "no link" between rider tests and Ratti, Take a ride with Team Rona
Regional News - New routes; 19 teams for Canadian GP de Beauce, Memorial ride a "good warm-up", US Cycling seeks new comms director, AIS program identifies six potential stars

Sunday, May 26
News - Giro news: Stage 13 wrap up, Post stage comments, Tchmil finishes career with a win, Positive counter-evaluation for Zakirov and Sgambelluri, Gilberto Simoni questioned in Trento, Possible replacement for Team Saeco in Tour de France, Armstrong takes control in Midi-Libre, Dutch cyclist hospitalised in Tour of Belgium

Monday, May 27
News - Giro news: Stage 14 wrap up, Post stage comments, Kelme gunning for Aitor Gonzalez, Rest day tomorrow, Three fractured ribs for Codol, Verbruggen not happy; nor are the riders, Van Der Ven leaves hospital

Tuesday, May 28
News - The Middle Game: Stages 5-14, Wide open Giro finale faces Dolomiti and Saturday time test, An explanation of the classifications, Riders in favour of expulsion after first positive, Garzelli's stage 5 sample negative, Chesini freed, Dekker comes back with a 12th place

Wednesday, May 29
News flash - Casagrande disqualified for causing crash
News - Giro d'Italia news, Post-stage comments, Armstrong comments on the Giro, Lotto-Adecco to examine results of Vermaut tests, Raas back in the driver's seat, Jamie Drew fractures wrist, 11th Grande Boucle Féminine, 39th Tour de l'Avenir

Thursday, May 30
News - Giro d'Italia news, Post stage comments, Evans gets a boost from Australian PM, Police raid four team's hotels, Marco Pantani abandons, Father-to-be Streel goes home, Knee operation for Ullrich, Merckx to race Tour of Germany, 62nd Tour of Luxembourg, Injury update, More bad luck for Heidi Van De Vijver

Friday, May 31
News - Giro d'Italia news, Post stage comments, Maglia Rosa bio, A new team for Pantani?, Melchers and Zijlaard-Van Moorsel in separate World Cups, Wicklow 200 Classic, Ayala and Cady join Team Dare, Serotta Women's Cycling adds Bisaro and Morse