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September 2002 - News archive

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Sunday, September 1
News - USPS announces team for Vuelta, Rebellin close but still searching, Kroon at Rabobank for another two years, A Trade Team for Japan, Thomas receives life ban - USA Cycling reaction, MTB World's XC preview, Inside Volvo-Cannondale

Monday, September 2
News - The Vuelta approaches, Cipollini at the helm of Acqua e Sapone, Saeco-Longoni Sport with three leaders at the Vuelta, Lanfranchi breaks two ribs, A new Belgian team for 2003?, Brandt to Lotto-Domo, Two Australian stagiaires, Ster Elektrotoer preview, Scottish Track Championships back on track next week

Tuesday, September 3
News - French authorities close the US Postal investigation, Latest UCI rankings, Phonak for the Vuelta, Fassa Bortolo for the Vuelta, Vandenbroucke will not ride Vuelta, Savoldelli definite for Telekom, Dierckxsens signs with Landbouwkrediet for two years, Lotz stays in Rabobank, Robert Förster to Gerolsteiner, Credit Agricole signs Jegou, keeps Jenner, Three neo-pros for Landbouwkrediet-Colnago, Jalabert to ride GP des Nations, Den Braber retires, but stays with Axa, Scanlon begins trial, Mapei-Quick Step for Schaal Sels-Merksem, Tour Down Under goes on the road, New Zealand race director faces criminal charges, Masters racer Uwe Stoltze dies at World Championships, Inaugural Tour d'Afrique

Wednesday, September 4
News - Vuelta: Telekom to ride for Zabel, Team Coast, Domo-Farm Frites, Index Alexia selections, Greatest MTB World's ever?, Ullrich to decide soon about staying with Telekom, Lotto-Domo doesn't need Planckaert, Tom Steels still looking, Verstrepen may follow Dierckxsens, Eight riders for Palmans so far, Louwers to Axa-VvZ, Vogondy extends, Van De Vijver crashes out of the Holland Ladies Tour, Graeme Miller crippled by back injury, FCI offices vandalised, Tour de l'Avenir selections, Australian cyclist Vic Young dies, Burnaby velodrome official reopening day

Thursday, September 5
News - Saiz eager for Beloki victory, More Vuelta team selections, Garzelli says no to Quick Step, Replacement sponsor for Bonjour, A new team for Braeckevelt?, Menchov may be iBanesto's only foreign rider, Bölts confirms with Gerolsteiner, Tacconi Sport re-signs Paolo Bossoni, Alessio re-signs Raffaele Ferrara, Lotto riders inspect Circuit Zolder, Leipheimer leaves hospital, Two fakta riders for GP des Nations, Postgirot Open/Tour of Sweden loses main sponsor, New Zealand round of Women's World Cup cancelled, USA selections for World Track Championships, VDB says thanks but no thanks to World Track Championships, Lampre-Daikin for Coppa Placci and Giro di Romagna, 50th Coppa Sabatini, Cycling Ireland Bike Week report

Friday, September 6
News - Fagnini will miss Vuelta, Mapei-Quick Step for Vuelta, Vuelta blood controls all negative, Axel Merckx calls it quits for the year, Giesberts beats Eddy Merckx record, Saronni contemplates Cipo's chances, Tourism services for Zolder, Madiot keeps an eye on FDJ.com's future, Ivan Parra continues with ONCE, No extension for Seko, Ratti to Lampre, Wadecki to Quick Step, Orvalho to ride MTB, Broken leg for Fraser MacMaster, British team for Track World Championships, 2003 USA Track Athlete Residence Program, Jean Delatour for Tour de l'Avenir and upcoming races, Irish update: the end of the season is nigh

Saturday, September 7
News - Casero confident for Vuelta repeat, Saiz envisions drama on Angliru, Zabel sizes up Vuelta competition, Lampre-Daikin for Vuelta, Garzelli signs with Tacconi Sport, Kjaergaard continues with US Postal, Halgand stays, Brochard to leave Jean Delatour, Saeco-Longoni Sport for Coppa Placci and Giro di Romagna, Index Alexia for Coppa Placci and Giro Di Romagna, Grand Prix Suisse Féminin preview, First Tour de l'Avenir controls negative, McCann positive, French selections for Track World Championships, 2002 Center of Excellence Awards, 2003 European Cycle Messenger Championships, Van Hemert Groep Cycling Team, Papa Bartoli, Leipheimer jersey benefit, US grassroots promoter dies

Sunday, September 8
News - Vuelta España news: Stage 1 wrap up, Post stage quotes, First Vuelta controls negative, Spanish directors optimistic, Automatic US selections for Zolder, Cipollini begins Vuelta test, dreams of Zolder, Acqua & Sapone for Giro di Romagna, Raimondas Rumsas to be heard in Italy, 2002 Bear Mountain Fall Classic cancelled

Monday, September 9
News - Vuelta España: Stage 2 wrap up, Post stage quotes, Winner's profile, Ratti "abnormal but normal", Pieri first off the bike, Savoldelli suffers, No-one doing all three Grand Tours this year, Women's World Cup to come down to the wire, Corey Sweet to Credit Agricole, Ceramiche Panaria 2003, O'Loughlin back in action

Tuesday, September 10
News - Vuelta España: Stage 3 wrap up & quotes, Cipo fined, Happy birthday Aitor Osa, Vuelta starting cities in 2003/2004, Santiago Perez to Phonak, Etxebarria prolongs, Horrillo and Cañada to Quick Step, Volksbank fires McCann, McCrae to try tri again?, Strong Irish team leaves for Tour of Hokkaido, Miami Cycling Classic, Mapei for GP Briek Schotte, Ross Dillon/Leipheimer jersey auction update

Wednesday, September 11
News - Vuelta España: Stage 4 wrap up & comments, A minute's silence for September 11, Happy birthday Alberto Martínez, Cost to run the Vuelta?, Groningen wants a Vuelta start, Renault comeback, Telekom signs Savoldelli, Virenque to Quick Step, Dessel to Phonak, Van Steen extends, Hesjedal stagiaire for Rabobank, Scanlon happy with trial so far, Stars to race in Curação, Lampre-Daikin for upcoming races, Three day Dutch MTB race, Joint Australian National MTB series, 2002 Vergesports Mid-Atlantic Cyclo-Cross Series

Thursday, September 12
Vuelta News - Stage 5 wrap up, Post stage comments, No start for Savoldelli, Cipollini out on Sunday, More climbing tomorrow, Mariano Piccoli turns 32
News - Stefano Garzelli responds to Patrick Lefevere, Rumsas heard in Italy, Ballerini: Cipollini will not be sole leader in Zolder, Full US team for the World Road Championships, Panaria minus three in San Francisco, Marco Polo Cycling Club for Hokkaido, Circuit Franco-Belge preview, Univest GP teams announced, UCI World Masters Track Cycling Championships

Friday, September 13
Vuelta News - Stage 6 wrap up, Post stage quotes, Laiseka stitched up, Birthdays for Camenzind and Belda, Luis Pérez loses bike, Vuelta 2005 to start in Granada
News - Edita Rumsas's pharmacy unveiled, Ullrich still on CSC Tiscali's most-wanted list, Index-Alexia and Team Coast behind in payments, Mirjam Melchers looking for World Cup honours in Rotterdam, Van Moorsel to ride both events in Zolder, Chantal Beltman injured, Tchmil/Braeckevelt team getting closer, Verstrepen for two years at Landbouwkrediet-Colnago, Longo to race in Univest

Saturday, September 14
Vuelta News - Stage 7 wrap up, Post stage comments, Sevilla admits to tactical error, Simoni wants a podium place, Vueltita Phonak, Tomorrow not easy
News - Paris-Bruxelles preview, San Francisco Grand Prix preview, Saeco-Longoni Sport looking for 25th, Tchmil squares a deal with Itera, Contract news, Jean Nüttli to go for Hour Record, 2002 Nebraska Cyclo-cross Series, Women's stage race for South Africa, Last chance for Leipheimer jersey auction

Sunday, September 15
Vuelta News - Stage 8 wrap up, Post stage quotes, Siesta time for Cipollini, Jazztel to get new sponsor?, Stage 9: Córdoba - Córdoba
News - Syringes seized from Edita Rumsas may contain EPO, GP Fourmies preview, San Francisco Mayor Pins Olympic Hopes on Grand Prix, Aerts calls it a season, Nicolas Vouilloz retires, Turpijn can ride again, Javier Otxoa recovery update, Quick Step-Davitamon to ride Time, Ray Appleby struck by a motorist

Monday, September 16
Vuelta News - Stage 9 wrap up, Post stage quotes, Freire and Mancebo quit, Hruska and Barry don't start, Mauri retires, Stage 10 preview
News - More good performances by Scanlon, Aitor Gonzalez to leave Kelme, but to where?, Baffi wins farewell race, Preliminary teams for Amsterdam Six, Peccioli World's candidate, Peter Winnen rides again, Hesjedal correction

Tuesday, September 17
Vuelta News - Stage 10 wrap up, Post stage comments, Winners and losers today, Blood checks this morning, Rest day tomorrow
News - Women's World Cup to end in Rotterdam again in 2003, Belgian pre-selections for the World's, Dutch selections for the World Championships, Phonak for Rheinland-Pfalz-Rundfahrt, Dermot Nally to begin pro trial, Jacob's Creek Tour Down Under info night in Melbourne, Van Dessel to sponsor Team Bolla

Wednesday, September 18
News - Full Belgian preselection for the World's, USAC NRC rankings, Hunter in Amsterdam Six, Ullrich negotiates with Telekom, Rasmussen renews with CSC, Boonen thinking of Quick Step, Gilmore to Vlaanderen-T Interim, Moerenhout confirms, Bessy to Cofidis, Zberg to Gerolsteiner, Demeulenaere to talk with Tchmil, Copeland steps down from Saturn, Mulder picked for Athens, Danilo Di Luca "Killer" T-shirts
Vuelta news - Rest Day wrap up: What has passed, what lies ahead

Thursday, September 19
Vuelta News - Stage 11 wrap up, Post stage comments, Vinokourov pulls out, More blood tests, all OK, Big crowds expected for the Angliru stage, Stage 12: Segovia - Burgos
News - Armstrong hits Capitol Hill, French to keep Edita in prison, Coast contract disputes, No dream team in GP Tell, Swiss pre-selection, Hungarian selections for World's, Colombians for World Track, Verge New England Championship Cyclo-Cross Series, St Kilda Cycling Club End of Year Ball

Friday, September 20
Vuelta news - Stage 12 wrap up, Post stage comments, Azevedo turns 29, 41 riders out so far, Di Luca donates to Multiple Sclerosis, Stage 13 preview: Burgos - Santander
News - Botero doubtful for World's, Team Coast interested in Ullrich, Petersen skips GP des Nations, Rising star: Philip Deignan, 68th Giro del Lazio, Saeco for Giro del Lazio and GP Industria e Commercio in Prato, Lampre-Daikin for Giro Del Lazio and GP Des Nations, Mapei-Quick Step for Giro Del Lazio and GP Des Nations, Argentinean team for the World's, Heppner to Wiesenhof, Van Agtmaal to Axa-VvZ

Saturday, September 21
Vuelta news - Stage 13 wrap up, Post stage comments, Gonzalez not looking for a battle with Sevilla, Four less as Blijlevens and Mercado pull out, Index-Alexia down to three, Stage 14: Santander - Gijón preview
News - Midi Libre cancelled, Rumsas allowed to race (UCI), Spanish team after Vuelta, Australian Team for Track World's, British team for Road World's, Ireland gets a World's bonus, Nothstein's jersey auctioned for Nicole Reinhart Foundation, Boonen & Freire to decide soon, Quick Step-Davitamon adds Knaven, Robin prolongs with FDJ, Verheyen won't go to Lotto, World Masters silver medalist's home raided in drug sweep

Sunday, September 22
Vuelta news - Stage 14 wrap up, Post stage comments, The crash, Stage 15 preview: Gijon - El Angliru, Miss and Mr Vuelta 2002
News - UCI changes selection rules for grand tours, Leblanc doesn't agree with Midi Libre's reason to stop, Moreau sole French TT World's candidate?, Tchmil and family guests at World's, Freire to Cofidis or CSC?, Hunt to Cofidis, Vansevenant to Lotto-Domo, Schweda extends

Monday, September 23
Vuelta news - Stage 15 wrap up, Post stage comments, More riders abandon after yesterday's crash, Spectators behave on l'Angliru, Blood controls before stage 15, Perez gets his bike back, Second rest day tomorrow
News - 2002 Track World Championships, 4th Giro di Lucca preview, Upgrade for the Sun Tour, Young Spaniard killed

Tuesday, September 24
Vuelta news - Rest Day 2 wrap up, The last five days, Bruyneel comments on Heras' win, Gonzalez recognises his error, Millar definitely out of Vuelta, says sorry to team for protest, Stage 16: Avilés - León
News - Freire and CSC: No preliminary contract, No Cofidis for Garcia Casas, Landbouwkrediet-Colnago contracts, Coppa Sabatini preview, Team rosters for upcoming Italian races, USOC Announces doping positive, Swedish World's selection, New UK cyclo-cross team

Wednesday, September 25
Vuelta news - Stage 16 wrap up, Post stage comments, TV figures show L'Angliru's popularity, 48 tested on rest day, Stage 17: Benavente - Salamanca, 145.6 km
News - Gianni Bugno has faith in Cipollini, Broken cheek bone for Tafi, Boonen to wait longer, Brochard facing unemployment, Capelle and Verbrugghe certain for the Worlds, Mapei-Quick Step, CSC-Tiscali, Team Phonak, Panaria Fiordo for upcoming races, U.S. Pro Cycling Tour wraps up in Miami, Redlands Classic for 2003, Team Bolla takes shape

Thursday, September 26
Vuelta news - Stage 17 wrap up, Post stage comments, Italians dominate bunch sprints, Pro motorcyclists visit Vuelta, Free tickets for the Bernabeu stadium available, Stage 18: Salamanca - Estación de la Covatilla
News - Ullrich and Telekom part ways, No World's TT for Dekker, Irish team for the World's, Canadian World Road Championships team, Pineda suspended for two years, Turpijn's EPO test negative

Friday, September 27
Vuelta news - Stage 18 wrap up, Post stage comments, Polartec to sponsor a team, Kelme and Look together again, Stage 19: Béjar - Avila
News - Ullrich for hire, Edita Rumsas freedom request rejected again, 11 Spanish riders for the World's, German team built around Zabel, Estonian Team for the World Championship, McQuaids continue Irish tradition, Giro di Lombardia starts in Cantù, No sponsor for Olympia's Tour, Bäckstedt stays with fakta, Farenhout to Axa-VvZ, TQ 2 Day preview, Eyes on the Tour de France

Saturday, September 28
Vuelta news - Stage 19 wrap up, Post stage comments, Victories may help extend iBanesto sponsorship, Who was Perdiguero working for?, Stage 20: Avila - Warner Bros Park
News - Tour 2003 prologue in Paris, Zolder preparations continue, Paternina to replace Jazztel in 2003, Yates signs with Quick Step, Clerc injured in crash, Blood checks at Track Worlds, Ultra Cyclist of the Year Award

Sunday, September 29
Vuelta news - Stage 20 wrap up, Post stage comments, Oscar Sevilla turns 26 tomorrow, Zabel and Osa claim points and mountains classifications, Stage 21: Warner Bros Park - Stadion Santiago Bernabeu ITT
News - ASO annoyed about Tour route leak, Lefevere hoping for a Gonzalez win, Fassa Bortolo adds Cioni, Pozzato, Cancellara, Steegmans to Lotto-Domo?, Previous world champions at Zolder, Gimondi turns 60, Bad crash for Van Hyfte, Foot operation for Vermaut

Monday, September 30
Vuelta news - Stage 21 wrap up, Post stage comments, Winner's profile, How the Vuelta was won
News - Spanish World's team confirmed, Phonak signs Miguel Martinez, Australia finishes on top of World Track Championships, World Championships news