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Thursday, February 1
First Edition Cycling News - Commesso finds support in Tinkoff, USADA clears two of violations, Discovery Channel Marco Polo for Langkawi, Prosecutor: Ullrich DNA soon, No Andalucía for Beltrán, 2007 Zürich Six-Days plans, Flynn leaves BikeNZ, Hoy & Wiggins for Manchester, Irish Paralympic crisis, Fuerteventura/ Canarias presentation, APS sponsors Tour of Malta, Escape Velocity/dEVo Spring Series, Planet X recruits racers
Latest Cycling News - Tour reaps benefits for London, Simoni returns form Argentina, Hinault "disappointed" in Ullrich and Merckx in Museeuw, George leads Langkawi trifecta bid, Clerici passes, Gerolsteiner and desert wind, Auber 93 presented, Seigneur becomes DS, Jongewaard injured
Friday, February 2
Cross news & racing round-up - Nys gets consolation win, Vannoppen injures shoulder, Wellens wants payback, Season over for Soetens, World Cup heading for US, 'Cross worlds round-up, Page celebrates career highlight
First Edition Cycling News - UCI threatens Paris-Nice, Volksbank breaks off with Jaksche, Garcia Quesada out of Unibet, Lelangue speaks out on Landis, Ullrich gives DNA sample, Canada's UCI women's team unveiled, Mercado for Andalucía, Valverde and Simoni to contest Murcia, 'Inconsiderate cyclist' wins re-trial
Lastest Cycling News - Fukushima disappointed with Langkawi, Van Avermaet makes mark, Il Pirata airs, 2007 Saunier Duval-Prodir, 2007 FBD Insurance Rás, Jaksche, Volksbank and Deutschland Tour?, Cycling league denounces Het Laaste Nieuws, Ochoa judgment closed, 3-Länder Tour
Saturday, February 3
First Edition Cycling News - McQuaid: UCI doesn't want to stop Paris-Nice, Opinions divided on Paris-Nice, Lamour asks AFLD to delay Landis hearing, Wet sand makes a mess in Qatar, T-Mobile in France, Fuerteventura Canarias, Aussie track champs
MTB news & racing roundup - Quin breaks neck, Kenda, X-Fusion and Titus announce 2007 team, 2009 mtb worlds in Australia, Aus, NZ crown national champions, Single Speed Worlds, USADA clears two, Gunn-Rita diary, Blenkinsop re-signs, Anderson joins Otway Odyssey field, Alison Dunlap JOMTB series, Florit enjoys new cycling career, Eatough becomes a dad
Sunday, February 4
First Edition Cycling News - Vuelta stands firm behind ASO, Marc Biver: Leading the way at Astana, A perfect week for QuickStep, Sastre in the wind tunnel, Alfred gets 8-year ban, Page refuses start in Lille, CSC meets the fans at Tour of California
Monday, February 5
First Edition Cycling News - Hammond and Rider’s Council back ProTour in Paris-Nice row, Sevilla - and Ullrich? - to Relax-Gam, Landis happy for official French support, Charteau will "play to win" in Langkawi, Kohl to target White Jersey in Tour, Tuscan training camp for Lampre, Ullrich partners with sports-clothing company
Latest Cycling News - Discovery Channel training, Crash overshadows Langkawi, Gimondi on Pantani, Wiggins: Landis "took us riders for fools", Guidi crashes, Jaksche lashes out, Wegmann - world traveller, Meares reclaims 500m crown, 2007 teams database
Tuesday, February 6
First Edition Cycling News - Langkawi creditors will be paid, Tirreno-Adriatico teams to be announced, European season kicks off, T-Mobile's Brits, Davis hoping for more, Mancebo and Sevilla to lead Relax GAM, Daniele Contrini: A strong backbone, Vandenbroucke to undergo surgery, Racing returns to Tokyo
Latest Cycling News - Reactions from Pantani film, Arvesen breaks thumb, Petacchi satisfied with Qatar, Milram for Mallorca, Aussie Track: Bayley in sprint and Meares keeps record, Wissahickon cyclo-cross steps up
Wednesday, February 7
First Edition Cycling News - No question about, Langkawi to ProTour?, No Ullrich DNA comparison soon, New look Irish continental team , Milram sends 10 to Italy, Crash stops Hammond's sprint, UCI visits Stuttgart worlds venue, American women's team for New Zealand Tour, Kelly Benefit Strategies/LSV amateur team, Hub Racing challenge
Latest Cycling News - UCI to pay end of career allowances, Italians open 2007 campaigns, Mancebo feels "a cyclist again", Indurain defends anti-doping controls, Steels improving, Chiappucci keeps memories of Pantani, Leblanc vs. Polti case still ongoing, Niedersachsen Rundfahrt with new name, Gerolsteiner for Mallorca, Signed Australian team jerseys up for grabs
Thursday, February 8
First Edition Cycling News - Loddo: Nothing to lose, Landis case moves, Cavendish debuts second, Barloworld toward Giro & Tour, Vandenbroucke's surgery, Wiesenhof ProTour wildcards, Opposing lawyer: Ullrich "playing for time", Volksbank to Italy, Quick Step-Innergetic to Italy & Spain, Caisse D'Epargne testing, Para-cycling joins UCI, Discovery renews LAF support, Team TIBCO
Latest Cycling News - Valverde looking forward to season start, Landis and AFLD agree to delay hearing, Furlan back after hard two years, Qatar wants Tour de France start, Fukushima delighted by success, Young spark Clarke ready for fireworks on Genting, Carney impressed with Australian standard, Most OP suspects in Spanish teams, Team Elk Haus to Italy and France
Friday, February 9
First Edition Cycling News - Hamilton targets Giro, No Unibet jerseys in Bessčges, T-Mobile to Mallorca, Ballerini envisions Italian year, Basso in California, Tirreno, Barloworld for Etruschi, Godfrey out of track worlds, Tour of Missouri cities announced, Redlands Classic returns to original format, SRAM issues voluntary recall
Latest Cycling News - Arbitrators named for Landis hearing, Pereiro happy with form and 2007 programme, Charteau predicts tough battle in Langkawi, Crawford determined to hold place, More teams for Mallorca, Llaneras leads Spanish national team, Slippens and Stam reunited in Hasselt, Symmetrics off to Cuba, Yellow March for Pereiro
Saturday, February 10
Cycling News Flash - Discovery Channel to end sponsorship
First Edition Cycling News - Illness hits Caisse D'Epargne, Unibet prohibition, Landis on re-test news, German federation: cycling recovering no thanks to Ullrich, Leukemans breaks collarbone, Vinokourov, Valverde & Basso for Valencia, Lampre & LPR for GP Etruschi, Liquigas for Italy & Spain, Nys & Vervecken hit the boards, Fundación Euskadi to help Alava, Cuba Tour may run backwards
Sunday, February 11
First Edition Cycling News - The two kings of Caisse d'Epargne, World record at Aus Nats?, Tinkoff scores first team win, Simoni debuts in Europe, Challenge Illes Balears opens Spanish season, McEwen eyes post-racing career, IOC reprimands Pound, Brad vs. Brad for Manchester, Ernesto Colnago turns 75, IPCT launches Web site.
Monday, February 12

First Edition Cycling News - Two golds for Benny K, Discovery says doping not the reason for sponsorship drop, Bettini en route to Tour of California, Les Woodland retro, Ale-Jet back to winning ways, Förster on out-of-competition testing, Millar calls for Puerto resolution, Australian cyclist injured
Latest Cycling News - Freire back to winning, Nuyens confirms leadership, Vinokourov to omit Paris-Nice, Astarloa and Celestino at Tour Med, Diary Watch: Getting ready for the season, Kopp crashes in Mallorca, Australian Teams for Manchester World Cup, 22,000 to Hamburg Cyclassics Cyclosportive, Spanish federation VP injured in ATV crash
Tuesday, February 13
Cycling News Flash - RCS Sport holds firm - snubbed for Tirreno, Sanremo and Giro
First Edition Cycling News - Yates confident in finding replacement for Discovery, Boonen in Mallorca for training, Tirreno-Adriatico & Milano-Tornio invites, Backstedt hurting, American 'cross revolution, Liquigas for Tour Mediterranéen, Irish team for Manchester World Cup
MTB news & racing roundup - Bear Naked Cannondale ready, NZ series #3, X-Fusion sponsors Turpen & Sawicki, Race Face recruiting, Race under the sun, USA Cycling rule changes, Myriam Saugy's Cape Epic diary, Slovenian national team, Iron Horse re-signs Kasprick, Topeak-Ergon signs two, TCC spring schedule, IMBA hiring development director, Dirt Works 100km grows, WVMBA series
Latest Cycling News - Zomegnan on RCS Sport stance, Quality 2007 Lampre-Fondital, Swiss license for Ullrich?, Landis to publish book, Astarloa races in blue, 2007 Chocolade Jacques
Wednesday, February 14
First Edition Cycling News - Pound still wants answers, UCI against new cross series, Garzelli heads Acqua & Sapone, Court upholds Ullrich injunction, Iban Mayo: I feel better than before, Flu and crashes shuffle up Six Day field, Jongewaard charged after crash, Adam Hansen: T-Mobile's "techno geek", Arvesen in Norway for surgery, QuickStep for upcoming races
Latest Cycling News - 2007 Paris-Nice revealed, Bessčges organiser fined, Valverde working for teammates, Franke "can't read Spanish", German blood tests, Abellán retires from cycling, Slipstream to test 50 times, Rodriguez prepares Cali, Armstrong to tackle marathon again, Swiss cross rider has cancer, Kersten brothers support cyclists
Thursday, February 15
First Edition Cycling News - in danger?, UCI responds to RCS, Tour of CA EPO tests, Millar feeling good despite disruption, Boonen admires Freire, Luperini leads Menikini-Gysko, Serrano: Tinkoff's Méditerranéen hope, Risi's "Best winter ever", Sánchez & Colom expect sprint, Kelly Benefit Strategies to South Africa & Ireland, Nature's Path & Essex Brass 2007 teams
Latest Cycling News - Benna betters Tour Med field, Breakthrough season for Chavanel?, Astarloa in Milram colours, T-Mobile for California, Gerolsteiner heads west, Mercado operation, T-Mobile for Ruta del Sol, Priority Health in Tour of California, 2007 Cheerwine
Friday, February 16
First Edition Cycling News - Sánchez remembers brother, Dekker aiming to defend, Valverde aiming for Murcia, Hamilton confirms for Trofeo Laigueglia, Gerolsteiner, T-Mobile satisfied with Mallorca, Steels recovering, Simoni to MTB world cup, Gilmore disappointed by lack of Aussie pro team, Jalabert goes Ironman, Armstrong to return to NYC marathon, Hincapie plans cycling village, Andreu to velodrome fundraiser
Latest Cycling News - Talk of and ProTour, 2007 Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni hopes Giro, Rabobank happy Mallorca wins, Euskaltel reactions on Etxebarria victory, Dierckxsens back, Venezuelan Brea wins stage in Cuba, Queensland cyclists' successful championships
Saturday, February 17
Cycling News Flash - Giro d'Italia wildcards announced
First Edition Cycling News - UCI in contact with ASO, Backstedt to get surgery, Pound unrepentant, T-Mobile & Milram for Portugal, Euskaltel for Andalucia, Women's WC kicks off in Geelong
BMX news and racing roundup - Supercross World Cup calendar announced, Callisto undergoes second re-construction, UCI help competitors prepare for Beijing, USA Cycling announces Olympic selection criteria, Jarrett Kolich re-signs, One Kenda takes European junior title, Khalen keen on Olympics, MCS launch factory team, Prokop awarded Czech crown, Suzuki join ABA BMX
Sunday, February 18
First Edition Cycling News - California, here we come..., No EPO tests in 2006 ToC, US development team ready for ToC, RCS selections "unacceptable" to McQuaid, Selle Italia deplore RCS decision, Puerto: low EPO levels in blood bags, Ullrich: Fed boss "hurt cycling", Milram for Italy, Wiesenhof Portugal opener, Stars for Manchester World Cup
Monday, February 19
First Edition Cycling News - 2006 Tour of California and EPO Testing: A Snafu?, Riders support Landis fundraiser for athletes' rights, Landis attacks McQuaid over doping-case comments, Former Tour de France director passes away, Milram for Algarve, Cyclo-cross world stands by Corminboeuf, Teams for Laigueglia: LPR, Volksbank
MTB News and Racing Roundup - NMBS adds two events after losing one, Canada sends only elite men to Pan Ams, Kenda X-Fusion & Titus sign Miller, USAC names U23 team, Gunn-Rita Diary: Press camp on Majorca, Simoni to MTB world cup, Nat Ross diary: Winter tri guy, Ray's 3Ride, Beskidy stage race, Chase the sun, 2007 Nevada Cup, Cat Classic
Latest Cycling News - Donald near California coup, Rabobank & T-Mobile surprises, Tight Méditerranéen finish - Lorenzetto over Bennati, 111 kilometres for Cioni, Armstrong recovering from surgery, Region for Pereiro, Gerolsteiner for Algarve
Tuesday, February 20
First Edition Cycling News - Uncertainty continues after ProTour talks collapse, Steels complains about Brown, Luttenberger retires, Hansen takes relaxed approach, Wiggins okay despite training accident, Brown meets new squad, Change for Barloworld, Quick.Step to Algarve, More teams for Laigueglia, Double weekend win for Willemse Jnr
Latest Cycling News - CSC eyes overall in California, Rule changes in California, An "important" win for Brown, Ballan and Pozzato in Laigueglia, Davis inks Discovery deal, Stagnation in Operación Puerto, Euskaltel improving TT skills, No Gent-Wevelgem for Hoste, UCI checks Worlds parcours, Haussler delays start
Wednesday, February 21
First Edition Cycling News - ASO: Paris-Nice to go ahead, regardless of the UCI, Petacchi tries to organise his train, Zabriskie disappointed, Ullrich to announce plans, Sastre optimistic, Hansen at ToC, Astana for Algarve, Race etiquette in California
Latest Cycling News - Remembering Lévitan, Ignatiev revealed in Laigueglia, Holczer satisfied with California, Freire - a generous champion, Bruyneel on Davis signing, Vuelta Aragón suspended, Steegmans "step by step", Scarponi signs with Acqua & Sapone, Ličge wants 2012 Tour, ASO launches children's program, Sydney hosts criterium with a twist
Thursday, February 22
First Edition Cycling News - Paris-Nice becomes "free event", Raisin Hope in California, Steegmans out to beat Petacchi, Quick-Step: two in one day, No luck for Malaysian pro, Simoni's mountain biking, Queally out for World Cup & Worlds, Christchurch duo looks toward Manchester, Aussie track worlds junior team, Five Boros turns 30, Ultralink for 2007
Cycling News Flash - No Paris-Nice for ProTour teams
Latest Cycling News - Paris-Nice plunged into uncertainty, Cioni holds Ruta del Sol, Förster starting slowly in California, Gilbert re-starts, Tinkov happy with invite, Tour Down Under to expand, Fernández on "positioning", Pozzato to Haut Var, Julich: Worlds or Olympics
Friday, February 23
First Edition Cycling News - Team managers want resolution over Paris-Nice, USA Cycling received no requests to EPO test at '06 ToC, Eisel give T-Mobile first '07 win, Ullrich to Volksbank?, Manchester World Cup draws Olympians, an injured Wiggins and first Irish WC Track team in years
Latest Cycling News - ToC: Team directors shocked over Paris-Nice, RCS Sport maintains stance, LNDD technicians questioned in Landis hearing?, Ullrich explains Spanish court case, Basso invests in Leipheimer, Boonen agrees to DNA testing, Freire surprised at victory, Garate injured, Zabel & Petacchi together in Valencia, Cancellara received golden pedal
Saturday, February 24
First Edition Cycling News - UCI lambastes ASO & cuts ties to Paris-Nice, CPA calls for conflict resolution, Milram will "follow the rules", Rabobank's California "times", Ullrich saga continues, Eisel boosted by team change...into yellow, Two suspended in Algarve, T-mobile women starting down under, L'Acqua & Sapone Caffč to Haute Var, Caisse d'Epargne for Comunidad Valenciana
Sunday, February 25
First Edition Cycling News - Teams deny Paris-Nice participation, Petacchi disagrees, Valverde "not obsessed" with Tour, Spanish anti-doping law takes effect, Peńa back in Europe, Da Cruz cycling future doubtful, T-Mobile's Ruta del Sol, Rabobank: time after time, Four Aussie medals in Manchester, German rider unfit to start, Equipe Nürnberger goes Down Under, Milram for next races
Monday, February 26

First Edition Cycling News - McQuaid meets with ProTour managers, Hincapie to miss out on Classics, Haedo leads ToC record book, Petacchi primed for MSR, Förster & Rodriguez clash in Cali, Landis 'wiki-defense' criticized by USADA, Gusev ready for classics, Arndt extends with T-Mobile, Sevilla back to racing, LPR splits squad
Cycling News Flash - Jan Ullrich retires
Latest Cycling News - Volksbank and Ullrich "is perfect!", Pozzato in Haut Var, Gerrans shines in Haut Var, Why No Blood Testing in North America?, T-Mobile blood tests started, Rebellin doesn't give up, Geelong Tour and World Cup kick off
Tuesday, February 27
First Edition Cycling News - Ullrich's final chapter, UK team ready to score in Europe, T-Mobile holding the aces, Backstedt's operation successful, Rubiera prefers Giro and Vuelta, Oscar Pereiro: The long wait, New CSC sports director, Teams confirmed for Vuelta a la Comunidad Valenciana, Two Aussie teams for Tour of New Zealand
Latest Cycling News - Cooke snares race lead, Illes Balears ends sponsorship, Sevilla: "Ullrich is a victim", More reactions on Ullrich's retirement, Pereiro: The long wait, part 2, Gent-Wevelgem names wild cards., Lampre-Fondital for Valenciana, Simoni and Riccň in Switzerland, Racing in Africa
Wednesday, February 28
First Edition Cycling News - ToC drug testing status clarified, Indurain: "Ullrich was one of the greatest", 3 days of West Flanders ready to grow, 'Cross world champ visits Treviso, Kroon: Broken rib? What broken rib?, Botero presented with UNE Orbitel, Fuerteventura-Canarias sign Ortega, UIV confirm six day dates, Laos gets UCI stage race
Latest Cycling News - UCI threatens French ProTour teams, Belgians gear up for Het Volk, Hincapie's surgery a success, Ullrich to "help all Austrian cycling", León Sánchez to help Valverde win Valencia, Grillo unfit to start in Valencia, New Zealanders hammered by Lara bingle, Aussie track world's line-up