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Wednesday, December 1
First Edition Cycling News - Phonak: "Black day for cycling", Hamilton confirms; UCI explains, Aussies get Tour live, Wellens injured, 2005 Cross World Cup in U.S., Rousseau ends career, Ventura retires, George stays, Navigators Down Under, Top women to Tassie, Davis to Launceston crit, Colorado State 'Cross Champs

Thursday, December 2
First Edition Cycling News - UCI satisfied with Grand Tour agreement, Scarponi to Liberty, Beloki confirms, Rumsas charged in France, O'Grady wants third Jacob's Creek title, Jenner to race final race in New Zealand, Arnouts stops, Kemna continues, Ljungblad extends, Dietziker and Stalder to ZVVZ, USA team for Track World Cup #2

Friday, December 3
First Edition Cycling News - ProTour saga continues, Perez vows to continue, Domina Vacanze disagrees with Scarponi's transfer, Renäng to ComNet-Senges, Spiuk - Spain's second Continental team, Colavita adds Palmer-Komar, Wiggins back on track, Ford to Tassie carnivals, Melbourne Cup on Wheels, Seymour on the edge, California State 'Cross Championships

Saturday, December 4
First Edition Cycling News - US Postal in Austin, Ullrich postpones, Cipollini in South Africa, Cordero president of the AIOCC, Dierckxsens likely to MrBookmaker, Jacques riders to Team Moser, Van den Brand and Nijland looking, Wijnands to Jartazi, New British Continental team, Minolta-Konica adds, Sad news for Vitron Wilstra, Grand Prix Cycling Series kicks off at South Bank, Final round of Verge NECCS, Final West Coast 'cross races

Sunday, December 5
First Edition Cycling News - Ben Kersten man of the moment, Wellens to start Cross World Cup in Wetzikon, Vuelta 2005 presentation on December 15, Domina Vacanze becomes Elitron, Boonen aims to hit it off in 2005, Petacchi reconnoiters 2005 World's course, Vainsteins' court case, Palmerston North to host 2005 NZ Road Cycling Championships, Team Spine announces roster

Monday, December 6
First Edition Cycling News - Nys wins 15th World Cup race, Nys interview, Bettini looks at Giro, Casagrande unhappy about ProTour, Cooke considers track, Merckx takes centre stage, Australia plans first solo-only MTB 24-hour

Tuesday, December 7
First Edition Cycling News - UCI: ASO in "serious attempt to make ProTour fail", Vandenbroucke sentenced, Olympic medalists head for LA, Yates vows to continue, Killeen to Specialized, Yang's Tour photography show, Aussies go nuts in Brazil, Devonport adds senior races, Tooheys crit series final, Tom Crawford retires, Vote in the 2004 Cyclingnews reader poll, Jelly Belly - PoolGel 2005

Wednesday, December 8
First Edition Cycling News - Trebon outside favourite for US 'cross title, Danielson enjoying life in Texas, VDB: "Arrogant and narcissistic", Farm Frites Hartol renamed Team Ton van Bemmelen-AA Drink, Australian Cyclones bound for LA, Don't forget your toothbrush, Dave, Lampre-Cafitta's team bonding concludes, Vestby to, Armstrong Foundation combats counterfeiters, Yoplait Women's Summit proceedings, Win an Argon18 Krypton FC

Thursday, December 9
First Edition Cycling News - An interview with Cadel Evans, Ullrich to South Africa, Wellens thumb , McEwen wants more JCTDU stages, LeMond, Heiden at LA World Cup, Snow Summit ends downhilling, Skelde to Glud & Marstrand Horsens, George back with Barloworld, Dede Demet-Barry speaks, Mont Australian 24-hour, Australian minister calls for motorists and cyclists to share, Bike stolen in Watt shop raid

Friday, December 10
First Edition Cycling News - Armstrong to decide in May, Phonak continues as Pro Continental team, Tour de Suisse 2005, "Kristallen Fiets" to Boonen, Manzano criticises Spanish legal authorities, Luke Harrop Memorial Circuit open for racing, US cyclocross nationals starts today, Rabobank renews contract, First training camp for Palazzago Vellutex, A climber for Spiuk, Shimano gets Schumacher

Saturday, December 11
First Edition Cycling News - UCI: Grand Tours back in ProTour, Phonak DS in blackmail attempt, Rebellin stays Italian, Vuelta stage details, McEwen wants Surfers trifecta, British Olympians get cross, Horgan-Kobelski to Subaru-Gary Fisher, Groenendaal extends, DFL adds staff, Veloworx accepting resumes

Sunday, December 12
First Edition Cycling News - 2005 Vuelta route leaked, LA World Cup Underway, US Cross Nationals kick off in Portland, Team CSC trains military-style, Nuttli to break hour record?, Sixes continue in Bremen, Chinese rider joins Jartazi, ComNet-Senges sign two more, New era for Cycling In Ireland, Wind Del Park Velodrome needs resurfacing

Monday, December 13
First Edition Cycling News -No further losses for Phonak, Popovych to ride Tour only, US cross championship live coverage, Busy January for McGee and Davis, Medals for Mactier & Pearce in LA, New Spanish Federation president, Ochoa Colombian RR and TT champion, 2005 Tour of Shenandoah announced

Tuesday, December 14
First Edition Cycling News - ProTour teams agree ethical charter, Boogerd and Dekker make peace, Olympic gold medalists return, Malaysian return for Irish team, Norway's cyclist of the year, Orbea team roster, Cunego on line, 1954 winner at Latrobe Carnival, Crawford to DFL, Redwood banned, Van Dessel wants riders

Wednesday, December 15
First Edition Cycling News - Grand Tour organisers at boiling point, McGee "good for a top-10 push" at 2005 Tour, Seven athletes named for USA team at 'Cross World's, Roulston faces visa rejection after drunken brawl, FBD secures Rás future, Rockhampton Cup on Wheels, Dark horses worth backing at JCTDU, Lefevre: "Tom deserves the trophy more than Axel", Snowshoe Mountain title sponsor for Dirt Bean Racing, Texas Roadhouse announces 2005 roster

Thursday, December 16
First Edition Cycling News - Vuelta 2005 route has climbers smiling, Phonak appeals, Durand calls it a day, Backstedt aims for Roubaix repeat, Moorsel's track farewell at Rotterdam, Strong line up for Manchester world cup, Belgian TV formalizes ban, Ventura to coach Landis, US MTB nationals back to Mammoth, Subaru-Gary Fisher team roster, Olympia's Tour 2005, Win prizes in last days of Cyclingnews reader poll

Friday, December 17
First Edition Cycling News - Spanish teams ready for Armstrong, Gomez to Saunier Duval, Amore e Vita boss accused, Four signings for @home, Ulmer retirement rumours, Stars donate bikes, International MTB calendar kicks off, Paralympian gold medalist to Tasmanian carnivals, Tissot times Tour Down Under, Aussie jersey raffle, Tour de Toona 2005, USA track talent pool, USA 'cross worlds selection

Saturday, December 18
First Edition Cycling News - Moser criticizes UCI, New talents for Rabobank's Continental team , Giro route to be announced January , Daphny van den Brand signs with Team Ton van Bemmelen-AA Drink, Nys targets two for the weekend, Dutch roadies on track, Nuttli hour attempt fails, Transfer news, US elite nationals move to Park City, Sea Otter adds MTB epic, TV coverage for Captech Classic 2005 , Cycling Tasmania Rider of the Season

Sunday, December 19
First Edition Cycling News - War of the roses dissolving Chocolade Jacques, Hammond already worried about Roubaix, An interview with Ann Knapp, Voigt Team CSC's rider of the year, Winfix becomes AKUD, MSU named Collegiate Club of the Year

Monday, December 20
First Edition Cycling News - Sevilla's comeback, Dierckxsens to decide, Haselbacher unlucky, Downing brothers excited, Thürig awarded, Tasmania Rider of the Season update, Race Across America, CRCA/Sakonnet, Team MACK, Last chance to win in Cyclingnews reader poll

Tuesday, December 21
First Edition Cycling News - Brick by Brick: An interview with Johan Bruyneel, Athens lab investigation, New DS for Saunier Duval, Casero wins, Arndt and Klöden honored, Bernucci injured, Rás An Turcaí, Brentjens signs, Nijland goes roadie, Tanti Auguri From Colnago, Velodrome for Ontario, USA team for Manchester World Cup, New Zealand team for Manchester World Cup, Club One/Performance Max Racing Team

Wednesday, December 22
First Edition Cycling News - Landis making the best of a bad situation, US-based UCI Continental Teams announced, Pinotti comfy at Saunier Duval, Roulston to appeal criminal charges, Scaryfast Lance wins cyclocross race, 2005 Jayco Bay Cycling Classic launched, Health Net/Maxxis finalises 2005 roster, Webcor teams with Specialized, Broadmark Capital announces 2005 roster, Team PH to become Team GLS, USA Cycling Track Team of the Year

Thursday, December 23
European Cycling News - The Falcon ready to fly again, Rogge questions achievements, Pro Continental teams, Zaragoza to start 2008 Tour?, RAGT Semences, A boy for the Van Petegems,, Christensen awarded, Otxoa awarded, Blijlevens postpones, Navan Avonmore CC charity
North American & Australian Cycling News - Ofoto and Sierra Nevada combine, Final US Continental teams, 2005 US Gran Prix of Cross, Kersten to ride carnivals, United Water for Jacob's Creek Tour Down Under, Ontario Velodrome fundraising meeting

Friday, December 24
First Edition Cycling News - Five accused over Pantani death, Vasseur DNA evidence, Dean looks forward, Simoni & Cooke to JCTDU, JCTDU kids' races, British team for Manchester, Kirchen awarded, Tasmanian Carnivals, Jermakov signs, Los Gatos Bicycle Racing Club, Team IAB-Zeta Gas

Saturday, December 25
First Edition Cycling News - 2004 - records broken, unprecedented headlines, Thor Hushovd targets world's, Zijlaard-Van Moorsel awarded, New Australian Continental team, Tasmanian carnivals kick off, Indie MTB series for Washington state, Team GS Camerati

Sunday, December 26
First Edition Cycling News - Ullrich & co. spend Christmas in South Africa, Vandevelde looking to put the past behind him, T-Mobile's Classics specialists lay the foundations, Dajka cleared of taking banned substances, Discovery Channel for Qatar and Langkawi, Planckaert to, Team Seasilver adds remaining ingredients, Emma Davies update, Rider and team awards

Monday, December 27
First Edition Cycling News - ProTour teams sign Ethical Charter, Guimard trains, Vanthourenhout leaves Quick.Step, Kananen to Amore & Vita, Berry Floor sticks with Discovery, Santoni continues with Naturino, Llaneras gets own director, Launceston Wheelrace preview, Tasmanian rider awards updates, Tech: Bell Sports acquires Sports Instruments, New British club:

Tuesday, December 28
First Edition Cycling News - Museeuw to take Belgian Federation to court, Armstrong named Athlete of Year, Muenzer Female Athlete of the Year in Canada, Cyclo-cross World Cup resumes in Hofstade, Devonport Carnival Preview - Night 1, Wiesenhof goes Continental, Team names roster, Stubbe to Jacques

Wednesday, December 29
First Edition Cycling News - Ullrich on track in SA, Cunego to debut in Almeria, Casagrande to Naturino, Simoni qualifies as a DS, No, then yes to new licence for Vanthourenhout, Nys flabbergasted, Belgian squad for World Cup #8, Arnouts back in hospital, Dutch championships in Zeddam, Memory Corp sponsors Shimano team, New South African team: Exel

Thursday, December 30
First Edition Cycling News - An interview with Jason McCartney, De Clercq announces retirement again, Vanthourenhout to Rabobank, Brajkovic to Discovery, Beltrán to do Tour/Vuelta double, 12 foreign teams for Algarve, Di Luca and Marzoli meet blues artist, Hegg directs for Team Seasilver

Friday, December 31
First Edition Cycling News - Lefevere wins case against Omega Pharma, Astarloa to Barloworld, An interview with Liz Williams, Freire wins Sportsman of the Year, Gadret injured, Santoni and Scarponi settle, Derepas to Jartazi, Two more for Spiuk, Another award for Tour Down Under, More teams confirmed for Vuelta al Tachira, Novice riders get a boost in Texas