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Monday, October 1
First Edition Cycling News - Out of the eye of the storm, Ballerini praises the work of Bertolini, Evans has ProTour Series in sights, Italy tops worlds medal count, Roulston impresses one year after heart condition found, Hincapie finishes as top American at worlds, Glomser angry, AIOCC: UCI's 2008 calendar "unacceptable", McGee to Team CSC
Latest Cycling News - Belgium satisfied, Riccň compliments Bettini, German men happy about Worlds, Askari holds Iranian flag up, Tanel Kangert signs with Ag2r Prévoyance, Tough day for Canada's elite men, Kiesanowski eyes Beijing medal, Münsterland Giro coming up
Tuesday, October 2
First Edition Cycling News - Zabel preparing to leave Milram, Schumacher's "irregular" blood values explained, Bibbona goes wild over Bettini, Kolobnev: Proud and happy, Wiggins wants big 2008, Cédric Vasseur: Time to say good-bye, Tuft takes America victory, Milram for Münsterland
Latest Cycling News - Bugno respects Bettini's courage, Bouyer hopes for come-back, Grupo Nicolás Mateos grows, Kohl's "upsetting" Worlds, Konyshev and Rovny comment, Hometown race for the Wegmanns, Zabel donates to youth cycling, Heppner takes a tumble
Wednesday, October 3
First Edition Cycling News - Di Luca gets CONI date, Lefevere pleased with Bettini, Roulston to continue comeback, Barloworld signs trio, Italians ride spares, Riders for Circuit Franco-Belge, Meyer brothers make Tassie history, Barloworld to close season in Italy, East Bay to become InfoVista
Latest Cycling News - Rebellin close to Gerolsteiner renewal, Bettini heads into final year, Busy Wegmann happy with Worlds, Franco Belge participants, De Jongh wins another race, Orbea team adds three riders, Panaria-Navigare race at home, Ceramica Flaminia to Mexico, NSW Criterium Championships, Canadian Wrubleski gets ninth place
Thursday, October 4
MTB & 'Cross News & Racing Roundup - European mtb marathon champs crowned, Fidea ready to take on 'cross world, Vervecken ready for America, Take a Kid MTB'ing day, NorCal HS league summit goes national, Haro bikes stolen, Barbara Howe diary; Cross-training with an Xterra, Marathon wraps up MASS, Show Low Bluff Tour continues, Pick 'n Pay challenge
First Edition Cycling News - Contador for a new Astana, Armstrong on Landis, French anti-doping agency evaluates performance, Chasse ŕ la canette, Euskaltel-Euskadi finalizes 2008 squad, Skil-Shimano signs Curvers, Flexpoint signs three, LPR & Quick.Step-Innergetic for upcoming races, Wind tunnel testing to North Carolina, Slipstream welcoming grant applications, Boston Luna Chix Rooster Ride, Club Road Nationals to Auckland
Latest Cycling News - Stuart O'Grady saddles up again, Ullrich back on the bike, Steels to Landbouwkrediet, The American Revolution, AA Cycling Team for 2008, Doping in Costa Rica, Boston Bike Film Festival
Friday, October 5
First Edition Cycling News - Demol will not join Bruyneel at "new Astana", Cavendish unlucky in Franco-Belge, Eisenmann defends Stuttgart's actions, Mini-Phinney, Huff in men's pursuit final, Ignatiev: Winning and developing, Euskaltel-Euskadi 2008 roster, Hunt to Crédit Agricole, Bertolini leads Europe Tour, Best Dutch cyclist nominees, Petacchi, Di Luca to Memorial Cimurri, Saunier Duval covers the globe
Latest Cycling News - Nico Mattan ends career, Pitallier concerned about corruption, Beat Zberg retires, Predictor may continue past 2008, Ken Stewart passed away, Koppenberg getting restored, Bouygues Telecom changes, Amateur Faye gets three-year suspension
Saturday, October 6
First Edition Cycling News - Team Wiesenhof comes to an end, Cavendish close to season target, Taylor Phinney takes elite track title, Rider's unions join-up for social dialogue, Kroon extends with CSC, Ascani faces suspension for EPO, Hoy up for IOC position, Demol to Quick.Step?, Predictor-Lotto releases transfer list, Discovery's final race rosters
Sunday, October 7
First Edition Cycling News - Cavendish meets personal goal, Team-mates work Memorial Cimurri win, Rasmussen ready for resolve his status with UCI, Thieves steal Bettini's bike, Klostergĺrd injured, Scary start to final day at US track nationals, Spanish refuse to turn over computers to Ullrich investigators, Cappelle extends contract, KBS/Medifast signs new sponsor
Monday, October 8
First Edition Cycling News - Riders unpaid amid continuing Astana confusion, Sprinters do battle in Circuit Franco-Belge finale, T-Mobile ends 2007 season, Microfracture ends Bennati's season, Women try out team pursuit at US Track Nationals, Reed ready to leverage experience at 2008 Olympics, New York City becoming more bicycle friendly, Petacchi to lead at Monte Paschi Eroica
Latest Cycling News - Monte Paschi Eroica debuts, León Sánchez's "atypical" season, Nico Mattan ends career with win, Burghardt had "best racing year of my life", Pinotti and Algeri partake in Bausch & Lomb motivational conference, Astana racing, Biver healthy
Tuesday, October 9
First Edition Cycling News - Baden to Barloworld, German Parliament to investigate Schumacher's blood values?, Steegmans wants Paris Tours win, Cavendish, Thomas ready for track, Boonen's green up for grabs, Bettini gets sky-high, T-Mobile women number one, Liquigas, Quick.Step-Innergetic for races, New Zealand joins Tassie Carnivals
Latest Cycling News - More troubles for Schumacher, Sastre heads to Italy, Simeoni signs for Ceramica Flaminia, Paris-Bourges ends 2007 Coupe de France, Coppa Sabatini, Flexpoint adds youngster, Thüringer Energie defends track title, Germans dominate Tobago International Cycling Classic
Wednesday, October 10

'Cross News & Racing Roundup - Vervecken has mixed luck in America, Compton to Belgium, Bessette to follow, Superprestige kicks off in Ruddervoorde, Against odds: MIT campaigns for 'cross title, Toyota supports another USGP, US racers to flock to Granogue, Kansas series announced, HRS/Rock Lobster 'cross team
First Edition Cycling News - Pereiro to receive Tour yellow, WADA adds weight to Petacchi case, Kolobnev conquers white roads, Belgian continental teams drop, Southland route unveiled, Jayco-Australian squad announced, Sun Tour gears up
Latest Cycling News - The dust settles on Eroica, Rojas thinks of the future, Ascani heard in mid-October, Giro del Piemonte lacks sponsorship, German Team Heinz to fold, Tonkov main actor in Tour movie, Barloworld for weekend races, Six Days of Burnaby
Thursday, October 11
First Edition Cycling News - Landis appeals to CAS, T-Mobile reviews its season, Vandenbroucke signs with Continental team, Adidas uncertain over future, Tinkoff happy with Monte Paschi Eroica, Swedish riders get on track, Mori returns to peloton, Novoa to debut with CSC, Astana sets plans, Milram & LPR announce rosters, USAC to host clinic, Second Annual Bikes for Kids Utah Event
MTB News & Racing Roundup - Spitz's best is yet to come, Kenda USA takes over Pedro's Festival, Nys wins Hondsrug Classic on 'cross bike, Roc d'Azur opened mid-week, Cannondale seeking a few good men and women, Bikin' Cyprus & others participate in charity ride, Crater Cruise draws talented field, Mike & Mary diary, Gold Coast races set for weekend
Latest Cycling News - Schumacher fighting speculation, Stuttgart in the red, Heras ready for return, McEwen wins against horsepower, Mertens may retire, Masters track Worlds launched, Gallopin to Astana, Muraglia faces disciplinary commission, Knee injury for Pollack, No Botero in Clásica RCN, Vuelta a Chile postponed
Friday, October 12
First Edition Cycling News - Frenchman triumphs in Bourges, Italian champ gets his wish, Rujano, Vandenbergh find jobs, Holczer to trade water for gummi bears?, Two years for Muraglia, Frommert steps down, Teams unite to form British 'superteam', Paris-Tours line-ups, Strong field for NSW crit championship, Tour of Utah back on for 2008
MTB News & Racing Roundup - Spitz heading full steam to Beijing, 24 hours of Moab draws top field, 24 hour Australian Championships to Canberra, Kalentieva celebrates best season ever, No renewals for Taberlay & Beemer in 2008, Santa Cruz Syndicate signs Bryceland, 2008 AMBC applications sought, Barb Howe Interbike diary, Cal Poly Wheelmen host 18th Parkfield Classic
Latest Cycling News - Jalabert becomes Ironman, Astana confirmed for 2008, Capecchi to Saunier Duval-Prodir, Rohregger gives up hope on ProTour, Beima to Rabo Continental, Française Des Jeux signs Belarusian, Criterium racing returns to Launceston?, UCI Juniors Nations Cup, Petacchi and Zabel for Paris-Tours, Kate Bates joins Pitcher Partners
Saturday, October 13
First Edition Cycling News - Boogerd injured in training crash, Paris-Tours last race for Wiesenhof, CSC stacks Paris-Tours squad, Landbouwkrediet-Tönissteiner goes wedding crazy, Demol joins Quick.Step-Innergetic, Tinkoff builds '08 roster, Gerolsteiner re-signs Classics star, U.S. junior champion signs with pro team for 2008
Sunday, October 14
First Edition Cycling News - Paris-Tours finish under threat, Herety upbeat about UK pro team, Millar to attend doping summit, Boonen becomes comic book hero, Join the Slipstream team launch, Hoy's dad backs Edinburgh velodrome, Old rivalries at Revolution
Monday, October 15
First Edition Cycling News - O'Grady survives first race back, Wiesenhof leaves the peloton, Boogerd in hospital, Veneberg to sue Rabobank, The Mark of a champion, Elliott continues winning style, USOC considers move to Chicago
Latest Cycling News - McEwen wants more protection, No doping controls in Tours, Di Luca on track ProTour, Freire "chaotic" sprint, Mancebo victorious in Chihuahua, Gerolsteiner's seconds, King at Master's Track Worlds, Landbouwkrediet-Tönissteiner's final race of season, David McPartland has retired
Tuesday, October 16
First Edition Cycling News - Pereiro crowned Tour champion, Boogerd determined to start Lombardia, Athens champions return to the track, Downing to Pinarello, Taccone passes away, Ride to work day, Van Bemmelen Sports-OdySis for 2008
Latest Cycling News - Di Luca suspended for three months, Lissavetzky happy with Pereiro in yellow, Gripper explains small number of controls, Schmidt new directeur sportif at CSC, Jaksche: "Only the dumb ones get caught", Veneberg's first day in court, WADA Code 3.0 is out, Riding with a pro
Wednesday, October 17
First Edition Cycling News - UCI examining Di Luca situation, Evans motivated for good Lombardia, O'Grady: I was pretty scared, Kashechkin proclaims innocence, Boogerd released as Lombadia hangs in the balance, Amsterdam bids for Giro 2010 start, Vasseur to become APC chairman, Hammer back on track, Eisel accepts new role in team, Goesinnen wins, nears end, Bannan signs with Pro Cycling Australia, Haselbacher ends season, New cat joins NRC circuit
Cyclo-cross news & racing roundup - Belgian, US & Dutch squads for Kalmthout World cup, Sunweb back on track, Ben Berden's new sponsor, Wissahickon 'cross history, US Nationals course revealed, Cross Crusade breaks records, ACA junior camp, Southeastern 'cross season opens, 'Cross comes to the District, Upcoming UCI Cyclo-cross races
Latest Cycling News - ProTour: Vinokourov decision could prolong the suspense, Di Luca responds, McCartney signs with CSC, Schleck: Motivation running strong, Astana: Yates confirms but Contador unsure, Ullrich prosecutor speaks out, Favourites for Montjuďc, Veilleux signs with Kelly Benefits
Thursday, October 18
MTB News & Racing Roundup - Llanes on the road to recovery, Australian national 24 hour champions awarded at Mt. Stromlo, Injury keeps Gordon out of nationals, Winners dominate in Moab, Team G Cross Honda ends, Milatz ends season sick, Gunn-Rita diary, MTBA National 4X series to kick off, SMBC festival
First Edition Cycling News - Bertolini wins 2007 Coppa Italia, UCI wants blood passports to combat doping, AFLD takes another look at Landis case, Dionne signs with Successful Living, Saiz talks of cycling return, 23 countries for Chrono des Nations, Rabobank signs Ten Dam, Auger retires, Vasseur for final race, Teams for Lombardia, Gerolsteiner prepares for first Japan Cup, Wanted: U23 racers for California, FRM women's team
Latest Cycling News - TV broadcasters to contribute to anti-doping fight?, Italians prep for Lombardia, Boogerd ends career with criterium, Two Russian U23 riders positive, Cycling tragedies lead to more awareness, New U23 squad in North Carolina, MACE looking for riders, Australian cycling loses stalwart of the sport
Friday, October 19
First Edition Cycling News - Di Luca out of ProTour, Saiz pledges to return, Llaneras to race Amsterdam six-day, but not Gent, Gent six-day lures top teams, Liquigas, Milram for Lombardy, Abbott to T-Mobile, Spilak to Lampre-Fondital, US adds six to talent pool, Revolution 17 promises spectacle, Auction to benefit Scottish cycling
Latest Cycling News - WADA in power struggle, Zaballa to LA-MSS, Di Luca reacts to ProTour snub, Riis convinced of anti-doping regime, CSC renews with Johansen, Milram's comings and goings, Bye bye Boogerd, Franke and Ullrich to court, Eisel wants more, Angeloni and Marczynski renew with Ceramica Flaminia
Saturday, October 20
First Edition Cycling News - Feverish Valverde withdraws from Lombardy, Evans: On the cusp of ProTour success, Sastre ready for Lombardia, WADA president responds to Lamour, Tankink to Rabobank, Milram signs Velits twins, Selle Italia signs Venezuelans, Directors unite, Vasseur president of CPA, Pezula Racing team launched
MTB News & Racing Roundup - Crocodile Trophy heats up, NMBS 2008 draft schedule released, Vanlandingham switches focus to multi-sport, Lehikoinen's recovery, Buhl & Graves win USAC Gravity Calendar overall, 2008 TransRockies Challenge, Trail Tune Up Grants available, Noon-to-noon on the new Rock Shox SID
Sunday, October 21
First Edition Cycling News - Familar face tops Giro di Lombardia podium, Lombardia decides ProTour, A mixed day for the Schleck brothers, Contador not yet signed with Astana, Lissavetzky satisfied with Spanish anti-doping fight, Ardila extends with Rabobank, Lill to BMC, Waste Management feeds Jelly Belly
Monday, October 22
First Edition Cycling News - Surprises in Kalmthout, Evans lands ProTour success, Trio battles in Montjuďc, "Best-ever" win for Sun Tour victor, Fresh off Lombardia Cunego races paired time trial, One-year suspension recommended for Bernucci, Sieberg to T-Mobile, Dutch select mountain bikers of the year
Latest Cycling News - Mayo cleared, Vasseur critical of Anti-Doping summit, Rasmussen report expected mid-November, Soler to be honoured, 10,000 bid farewell to Boogerd, Baguet a DS at Belgian Conti team?, Six Day season opens in Amsterdam, Brisbane's spinal unit patients try hand cycling
Tuesday, October 23
First Edition Cycling News - Evans reacts to ProTour success, Varese 2008 in trouble, O'Grady happy with return, Crocodile contestants ready, No Rabo photos for Veneberg, Rabobank re-sign trio, Lampre sign new duo, Gerolsteiner sign young Swiss, USF captain killed in accident
Latest Cycling News - Wiggins' next goal: Beijing, McGee to CSC, Contador and Sastre in ACP criterium, Aggiano closes 11-year career, Gusev to Astana?, Ferrara closes season with crash, Ginanni and Belletti turn pro with Selle Italia, Rasmussen signs contract with Designa Křkken
Wednesday, October 24
First Edition Cycling News - Riders to get biological passports, Contador signs with Astana, UCI says Mayo case not closed, Millar supports anti-doping measures, EU to consider criminalising doping, Warrnambool gearing up for Commonwealth battle, Rabon re-signs with T-Mobile, Rabobank signs German youngster, New trio for Andalucía-Cajasur
Latest Cycling News - Leipheimer confirms for Astana, A different look at ProTour rankings, Juan José Cobo extends contract, Keisse and Bartko snatch lead in Amsterdam, B.I.G. Ride founder killed in traffic accident, Plowman Craven finds form, McEwen at Ridley's Dash For Cash, Inaugural Cannibal Women's Grand Prix cycling, Ceramica Flaminia finds new co-sponsor for 2008
MTB News & Racing Roundup - Craig perfects the balancing act, Buchanan & Darrell double at opening Australian 4X rounds, Crododile Trophy underway, Dutch select mountain bikers of the year, O'Dea signs with Vassago, Transalp & Trans Germany set 2008 dates, Test of Metal modifies registration, Friel to raise funds for Queen Creek HS Team
Thursday, October 25
First Edition Cycling News - Tour de France 2008 to start in Brest and visit Italy, Skoda renews TdF sponsorship, IPCT & AIGCP want peaceful 2008, Arndt hits the road running, Sinkewitz testifies, Pohl in hospital, Quick.Step 2008 to first meeting, Cordero agrees with biological passports, Redondo aspires to new leadership role, Gasparotto to ride with Hunter and Cooke, Julich extends with Team CSC, New velodrome for Leicester, New Basques amateur team, JET for 2008
Cyclo-cross news & racing roundup - Czech riders ready for World Cup on home soil, Trebon and Compton headline Boulder Cup weekend, Stybar leads Nys in rankings, Belgian selection for Tabor and European Championships, Dutch and Czech selections for Tabor, Safety Jogger announced as World Cup sponsor, US Gran Prix of Cyclo-cross kicks off this weekend, Upcoming UCI Cyclo-cross races
Cycling News Flash - A modest Grand Tour
TdF News Flash - Time trials cut short
Latest Cycling News - Time trialists cut short, First reactions to Tour route, T-Mobile concludes first team meeting, Sinkewitz testimony against team doctors?, More Discovery riders to Astana, L'Etape du Tour, Milram vacations, Basso working on comeback, Another traffic death, Gerolsteiner to Japan Cup, PowerBar's prototype sampling
Friday, October 26
Tour de France News - A Grand Tour with minimal transfers & mythical mountains, Contador ready for different Tour, Pereiro: "The hardest Tour", Clerc: "No team has guaranteed start", Prudhomme worked for more open & romantic race, Soler likes high mountains, Mixed feelings among the Belgian team riders, Breukink says decision will fall on Alpe d'Huez, Gadret remembers 2007 Tour as nightmare
First Edition Cycling News - Evans welcomes scrapped time bonuses, More TdF route reactions, Sinkewitz unlikely to pay back salary, Pinotti: Engineering a new path, Wiesenhof goes out with a bang, Slipstream opens team launch to the public
Latest Cycling News - Slipstream on the road to Grand Tours, Bruyneel about Tour invite, Fahey to head WADA, Kashechkin says controls violate rights, Sinkewitz claims T-Mobile doped in Tour, Riis not at Tour presentation, Loddo and Pedra confirm with Tinkoff, Langkawi secures its dates, Firenze-Pistoia marks last race
Saturday, October 27
First Edition Cycling News - Sastre predicts competitive 2008 Tour, No team doping at T-Mobile in 2007 according to Sinkewitz, Lampre gears up for 'cross and end of road season, Milram signs young riders, Aaron's Women's team unveils roster, Mercado favors Andalucia-Cajasur offer, AG2R Prévoyance signs Efimkin, Thomas backs Iceland Track Attack
Sunday, October 28

First Edition Cycling News - US men secure seven Olympic spots, Tour de Georgia confirms for '08, Launceston Cycling Classic returns in December, Busy times for Sieberg, Slipstream rider heads to VC La Pomme, UIV Track Talents Cup opens at 6-Days of Amsterdam
Monday, October 29
First Edition Cycling News - Mori takes first win in last race of season, Valverde eyes the Alps in 2008 TdF, D'Hont to challenge court gag order, Karl Menzies interview, CPA asks for protection of rider rights, Revolution Manchester to be televised, Wegmann satisfied in Japan, Polish rider contract news
Latest Cycling News - CSC's year in review, Dessel inspired by Tour route, Contador wins again, Jaksche claims Riis threatened him, Joachim fights in Crocodile Trophy, French company to buy German race organizer, Damiano Cunego ends season with fans, Steve Bovay signs with BMC
Tuesday, October 30
First Edition Cycling News - Serrano re-signs with Tinkoff, Wiggins to kick off track season, New colours for Astana in 2008, Aussies ready for Revolution debut, Sinkewitz: No doping in T-Mobile, Flanders to choose between Koppenberg and Kortekeer, AG2R signs Efimkin, Keisse and Barko claim Amsterdam six
Latest Cycling News - Vaughters' "phasy" idea, Van Bon retires, Meniki concludes good season, Pucinskaite still not happy about Worlds incident, Jaksche talks doping, Riis counters attack from Jaksche, Colombia Es Pasión hammers in Guatemala, Upsolut denies buy-out, Cyclist seriously injured by auto passenger
Wednesday, October 31
First Edition Cycling News - Hanegraaf secures sponsor, awaiting UCI decision, Murcia to start in San Pedro, Fuerteventura-Canarias struggling with budget, Pros gather for Noosa, Kashechkin case not a public affair, Lissavetzky: Complete Puerto investigation needed, New Pantani investigation
Cyclo-cross news & racing round-up - Nys takes over UCI rankings, Compton holds lead, 'Cross' weekend for Getränke Hoffman, Burghardt to Koppenberg, Nys dominates in Tabor, Johnson, Powers and Compton rule Louisville, Rivalries to continue in Boulder, MABRA double-header heats series up, Toronto club hosts UCI races, clinic, MAC to benefit animals
Latest Cycling News - Prodi decides cycling, McQuaid blasts Spanish authorities, Rogers distances self doping, Police search Uni Clinic, 2008 Giro to Locarno, Augé joins the Riders' Council, Gil and Fernández head west, Velodrome constructed for Milan bike show, Saunier Duval closes successful season, Ascani denies EPO use