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Thursday, January 1
First Edition Cycling News - Giro di Sardegna returns, 20 teams for the 2009 Le Tour de Langkawi, World champions bound for Buninyong, Tour and Vuelta for Valverde, Euskaltel-Euskadi leaders set for season's start, No Boom for Grote Prijs Sven Nys, Colnago and Landbouwkrediet sign three-year agreement, Richardson honoured by the Queen, Cyclingnews reader poll: Best track racers and a year in photos
Friday, January 2
First Edition Cycling News - Basso and Armstrong pass New Years away from home, Rebellin aims for more in 2009, Katusha plans second training camp, Vision 1 Racing adds Dani King, Craft works to build NSW carnivals, Cyclingnews reader poll: Best team bike & product
Saturday, January 3
First Edition Cycling News - Can anybody challenge Cavendish in the 2009 sprints?, Breakaways decide Jayco Bay Cycling Classic's first day, Pradera retires, Nydam eager for Tour of California, Xacobeo Galicia schedules training camp, New anti-doping code in Germany, Cyclingnews reader poll: Most improved rider & legend of cycling
Sunday, January 4
First Edition Cycling News - Cooke to sue Rock Racing, Tragedy for retired Italian pro Gelfi, World Champ Ballan focused on Flanders, Trek & Volkswagen end 13-year partnership, Pinotti faces first at Paris-Nice, Zabel to test for Canyon Bicycles, Fuji-Servetto sets up anti-doping program, Keisse not optimistic, Portugal & Spain to coordinate calendars, Cyclingnews reader poll: Best male & female road racers
Monday, January 5
First Edition Cycling News - Albert resumes his winning ways, Bodrogi progresses ahead of next Katusha camp, Barloworld focuses on team time trial, United Colours of Columbia, Walker sees success down under, Mountain biker Fry surprises on the road, Boom hospitalised, No Cinelli OPD Italy for Vuelta al Tachira, Veloforma/Zym sets goals for 2009 and beyond
Latest Cycling News - Quick Step season begins in Spain, More honours for Gilbert, Steegmans enjoying new team, Boom out of hospital, Leukemans questions cause of positive test, Voss gives Milram first season win, Contentpolis AMPO targets Vuelta a España in 2009, New professional team for Australia, Vuelta a Tachira begins Tuesday, Cyclingnews reader poll: Best Moment and Rider of the Year, The lucky poll winner
Tuesday, January 6
First Edition Cycling News - Cavendish, Hincapie lead Columbia squad in California, Another bad break for Page, Rabobank looking to be more aggressive in 2009, Brown ready to tackle Down Under, Hansen wants Aussie double, Petacchi to ride Flanders?, Vanhuffel joins queue for a new team
Latest Cycling News (updated) - New year, new site (well, almost), Court to rule on Boonen drug charges, Nuyens looking to Ronde van Vlaanderen, Germans take lead in Netherlands, No mountaintop finish in Vuelta a Murcia, Hansen checking the stars, Team Budget Forklifts launch, Wilson's busy end of the year, Thüringer Energie prepares in snow
Wednesday, January 7
First Edition Cycling News - H20 continues with continental status, Nys talks up chances, Field set for shock and awe, Contador not best overall - Merckx, McCarty joins Landis in OUCH-town, Kiwi champs key for Kiesanowski, Green message for new team, New year, new site
Latest Cycling News - Armstrong believes Team Astana can dominate Tour, Piepoli Tour Win: "I stole it", A new and improved Milram presented, Cancellara targets Armstrong and Basso at Giro, Keisse's B sample said to be positive, New year, new Cyclingnews site.
MTB News & Racing Round-up - Stander gets an early start, New Zealand national series opens in Rotorua, Kenda / Morewood signs Aussie pair, SRAM Fund awards money to IMBA, Trek & Volkswagen end 13-year partnership & team, Näf finishes among strong MTB contingent at Flüüger Quer 'cross, Registration open for singlespeed worlds
Thursday, January 8
First Edition Cycling News - Bartoli to decide on comeback soon, Armstrong impresses Carmichael prior to Tour Down Under, Lampre riders seek better weather, Doctor advises injured Sánchez, Landis to lead Ouch in Mexico, Columbia guns for Australian titles, Lelangue readies for BMC camp, Team ESGL-93 GSD Gestion aims high, USA Cycling seeks collegiate conference director, Partnership for Project Rwanda
Cyclo-cross News & Racing Round-up - US Gran Prix of Cyclo-cross expands in 2009, Fans rewarded if Vervecken podiums, Albert returns to his winning ways, Euro 'cross camp VI diary, Nys and Kupfernagel top UCI rankings, Recent Cyclo-cross results, Upcoming UCI races
Latest Cycling News - Gilbert sets major targets, Wegmann fights doping with Milram, Ciolek eager for captain role, Murcia attracts Zabriskie, Kirchen and Menchov, Keisse confirms positive B samples, GP Rennes cancelled
Friday, January 9
First Edition Cycling News - UCI finds peace with 'World Calendar', Teams arrive Down Under, Armstrong's touchdown date secret, Millar prepares for 2009, Milram: "Everything new – Everything different", Dean chases hat-trick in New Zealand, O'Neill ready to fly with V Australia, Sastre, Armstrong in February's Procycling, Enter the new Cyclingnews contest: Win an autographed Team CSC jersey
Latest Cycling News - Cofidis ready for marvellous season, Snow forces Basso off-road prior to Argentina, Cunego eyes Giro's key time trial, Menchov to Giro, Saxo Bank optimistic for Tour Down Under, Boom at Nationals after all, Final questions for Steve Johnson, Cyclingnews continues team training camp coverage, Enter the new Cyclingnews contest: Win an autographed Team CSC jersey
Saturday, January 10
MTB News & Racing Round-up - Defending NUE champions Schalk & Sornson face uncertain futures, Team LaPierre for 2009, Team Garmin - Adidas debuts in Stellenbosch, Khanchendzonga stage race returns, New Zealand's MacLeod breaks neck, Giant Italia training camps, New Zealand Cup next stop: Auckland, Capital punishment in Canberra, TransAndes registration ends soon, NorCal League hires intern
First Edition Cycling News - Grabsch content in Mallorca, Augé has nationals on his mind, Fernandez doing well in France, Klöden training in warm Spain, Lampre riders rack up miles, Stewart ready for Qatar, British team for Beijing Track World Cup, Vennell storms to time trial win, Inaugural Tour de Kootenays, HDR for 2009, Enter the new Cyclingnews contest: Win an autographed Team CSC jersey
Sunday, January 11
First Edition Cycling News - Columbia launched in Majorca, First Euro 'cross champions crowned, Rumpf calls for more ProTour racing in Germany, Wauters returning to Lotto, Omloop Het Volk changes name, Valkenswaard 'cross canceled, Ryan, Bobridge and Holt become double champions, Blain focuses on Hell of the North, Enter and win an autographed Team CSC jersey in Cyclingnews' January contest
Monday, January 12
First Edition Cycling News - Tour champions arrive in Adelaide, Sastre to race in California, Continued domination for Nys, Kirchen building form, Italian track rider positive, Botero considers retirement, Wilson completes Aussie team for Tour Down Under, Liquigas goes south, Enter the new Cyclingnews contest: Win an autographed Team CSC jersey
Latest Cycling News - Vande Velde finishes domestique duties, Greipel finds form in Australia, Hansen changes sights to Tour Down Under, Boom and van Poppel defend titles in Netherlands, Presslauer takes his ninth, Worlds View Challenge postponed for 2009, Xacobeo-Galicia wants Giro and Vuelta invite, Top Australian Professional teams for Wellington, Enter the new Cyclingnews contest: Win an autographed Team CSC jersey
Tuesday, January 13
First Edition Cycling News - Insecure Armstrong to face heat Down Under, Tour Down Under changes enhance racing, Saxo Bank get training, Vacansoleil presented, No Tour for Basso, Keisse fired for doping, Pedraza looking for new team, President Bush excited to retire, ride in Dallas, Sastre, Armstrong in February's Procycling, Enter the new Cyclingnews contest: Win an autographed Team CSC jersey
Latest Cycling News - Ball still in play, Contador's race programme revealed, Bartoli to ISD?, Usov hoping for Tour debut, Andalucía-Cajasur will debut in San Luis, Spitz and Grabsch win German cyclists of the year, Skil Shimano for 2009, New Aussie Champion surprises Australia by choosing Wellington, VW Camping
Wednesday, January 14
First Edition Cycling News - Lowe impressed by Down Under, Horner eyes return to Grand Tours, Armstrong endures the heat, McDonald steps out in green, gold and white, Schleck outlines season programme, Wiscovitch wins Rock Racing court case
Latest Cycling News - Baden Cooke: Fresh start with Vacansoleil, Armstrong's appearance fee stays undisclosed, Milram around the world, Rabobank team etiquette, Final night in Bremen Six is marred by bad crash, De Rooij writes a book, Landbouwkrediet - Tönissteiner presents team, Pendleton dominates as thrills and spills abound at Revolution 23, Enter the new Cyclingnews contest: Win an autographed Team CSC
Cyclo-cross News & Racing Round-up - Euro 'cross champions crowned, Home soil takes out local favourite, Baker gets three-month suspension, Nys, Kupfernagel maintain UCI lead, USA Cycling defends stance on 'cross, Wellens becomes a dad
Thursday, January 15
First Edition Cycling News - Moncoutié ready to lead at last, Ng wants improvement in Beijing, Valverde plans pre-Tour racing, Ballan and Cunego to GP Costa degli Etruschi, Xacobeo Galicia unveils new jersey design, Taylor Phinney's week with Lance, New Zealand Olympians chase Beijing success, Eight Belgian cyclists facing criminal drug charges, Grand Cycling Classic cancelled, Australia seeks women riders
Latest Cycling News - Evans sometimes misunderstood, Tour down Under preview, Armstrong's first attack, Gilbert eyes repeat win in Het Volk/Het Nieuswblad, Silence-Lotto trains in Portugal, Cervélo TestTeam Launch, Gilmore signs with Lotto-Belisol, Pan American Cycling Confederation held in Cuba
Cycling News Flash - Rock Racing's start delayed
MTB News & Racing Round-up - Favourites capture South Africa Cup opener, Houltham & Avery win in Auckland, Sea Otter international calendar spot, Bootleg Canyon's Thompson suffers heart attack, Dutch officials support European championship, New dates for US 24 hour nationals & Ultra-endurance calendar, La Ruta course unaffected by earthquake, TransRockies creates Ambassador Program, Torq team diary, El Reto del Quetzal registration opening, Tahune MTB Marathon
Friday, January 16
First Edition Cycling News - Rock Racing on notice, Cofidis ready for ProTour season, Argentina attracts ProTour riders, Knee problems for Devolder, Rund um Köln route revealed, Beijing hosts returning Olympians, Rossner motivated for more, 2009 Giro del Capo rescued, Readers grill Armstrong in February's Procycling
Latest Cycling News - Tour Down Under: When the stars align, Tour Down Under set for 200 dope tests, Rasmussen still in the dark, Merckx happy with first team meeting, Strong team spirit at Barloworld, National teams for Rund um Köln, Simeoni in Corsa di Miguel, Austrian Cyclist of the year, Gentili crashes hard in training, Fondard signs with Lotto-Bodysol PCW, Inexperienced cyclists on the rise, Addition to the Cyclingnews family
Saturday, January 17
MTB News & Racing Round-up - Craig enjoys post-Olympic off-season break, MTN expands South African sponsorship, Rotorua & Wellington next stops for New Zealand Cup, Barrel plans ultimate Super D, Rosa firms deal with Giant Italia, Czech 4X race calendar packed, Gunn Rita Dahle Flesjaa diary, Frischknecht launches Maremma Cup, New partner for Dirt Sweat & Gears, Great Singapore Carnival returns, Join Nelson's fight against cancer
First Edition Cycling News - Contador easing into 2009, CONI wants four years for Priamo, Garmin-Slipstream unveils new kit, USA names men's team for 'cross worlds, Rund um den Henninger Turm renamed , Clerc to lead his new team in Langkawi, Ollerenshaw to lead Myogenesis team, Massachusetts gets bike-friendly laws, Team CSC jersey contest winner selected
Sunday, January 18
First Edition Cycling News - Armstrong's tale of two countries, Operación Puerto rises again, Rock gets license at the wire, Cinelli's on ice, H2O losing riders, Hammond encouraged by Cervèlo mood, Malaysia steals the show in Beijing, Hell of the North, 'cross-style
Cycling News Flash - Armstrong announces start of Catlin's drug testing programme
Tour Down Under Cycling News - Armstrong returns to the fast life, O'Grady "a little behind the eight ball", Turtur already delighted with TDU success, Tour Down Under pulls massive crowd
Monday, January 19
First Edition Cycling News - Cervélo Test Team launched in Portugal, San Luis step one for Basso, Saxo 'banks' on sprinters in Argentina, Gerrans sees upside to missing Tour Down Under, Renshaw delighted with Lance chance, Colavita ends successful camp in San Luis, Breschel outlines season goals
Latest Cycling News - Sastre content with new setup, Armstrong launches cancer campaign in Australia, Oscar Pereiro: The other big comeback, Stroetinga off to a good start, Sella's suspension appealed, Tirreno-Adriatico starts in Tuscany, Challenge Mallorca welcomes 20 teams, McLeod guides South African team in Langkawi, GP Buchholz cancelled, Win an autographed Team Columbia jersey
Tuesday, January 20
First Edition Cycling News - Greipel ready to defend Down Under title, Attention to Armstrong "good for cycling", Roche shows solid form Down Under, Cipollini tips Cavendish as likely Sanremo winner, Rock asked to pay the bill, Wohlberg leads Bissell in San Luis, Paolini's desire stronger than ever, Chicago proposes new Olympic cycling venues, New Zealand team excels in Beijing, Sinkewitz posts blood values online, Win an autographed Team Columbia jersey
Latest Cycling News - Armstrong finding Down Under tough, McEwen may be out of Down Under, Hincapie faces Armstrong in Australia, Kaisen poised to succeed Vansevenant, Bobridge utilises local knowledge, Soler starts season with win, Injuries send Weylandt home, Holczer happy to sit out, Mallorca welcomes McEwen, Valverde and Sánchez, Kelly Benefit Strategies announces roster, Win an autographed Team Columbia jersey
Wednesday, January 21
Cyclo-cross News & Racing Round-up - Vervecken to seek fourth world championship, Compton on track in Roubaix, More worlds teams announced, One opening left on USA team, Crawforth confirms in Derby, NACT expands to Canada, MAC returns for 2009, Upcoming UCI races
First Edition Cycling News - Basso posts blood values online, French veteran in Adelaide to gear up for Sanremo, A perfect season ending for Cooke, McEwen a starter Down Under, Greipel satisfied after first Tour Down Under stage, Clif Bar issues voluntary recall of some products, Johansson named Swedish sportswoman of the year, Tour de France live on German TV?, AG2R La Mondiale for Qatar, Sunderland back in the saddle for London-Paris 09, Vanderkitten roster for 2009, Indiana's Marion Classic joins NRC Calendar, Cyclingnews continues team training camp coverage, Win an autographed Team Columbia jersey
Latest Cycling News - Un-plugged Armstrong attacks Down Under, Courageous McEwen carries on, Bruyneel pleased with former employee, French rookie in search of lost time, Meyer down but not out, Boonen looking to Milano-Sanremo, Kohl will not appeal two-year ban, Sastre and Contador in Castilla and León, Waste Management Team announces 2009 elite riders, Ride the Giants of the Alps with Procycling, Win an autographed Team Columbia jersey
Thursday, January 22
MTB News & Racing Round-up - Stromlo Forest Park partners with Rando ahead of Aussie nats, Cathro upsets New Zealand downhill favourite Blenkinsop, Atherton injured in collision with vehicle, South Africa adds ultra marathon series, Siren & World Bicycle Relief support team, Benromach extends Three Tens sponsorship, Salzkammergut Trophy changes, Local riders Terra-fied, Apeldoorn to host Dutch Youth Championships, Transmexican MTB race
First Edition Cycling News - Schleck guns for greatness, Basso racing for the training in San Luis, Armstrong marks Bobridge for big things, Armstrong's test results pending publication, Women's teams for inaugural Qatar, Schumacher ready to ride, Cańada battles cancer, Museeuw bought doping products in Germany, London to Paris bicycle route proposed, Nature Valley GP adds Uptown Criterium, SRAM Cycling Fund awards $400,000, Win an autographed Team Columbia jersey
Latest Cycling News - Armstrong's new groove, Greipel cops an unlucky blow, Roy working hard to become a "king", German federation has questions for Schumacher's license, Moreno eyes the Tour de France, First training camp for Contentpolis AMPO in 2009, Team Caisse d'Epargne signed with Li-ning
Friday, January 23
First Edition Cycling News - Landis ready for comeback at Tour of California, Rasmussen appeal denied, O'Neill out until 2010, Basso passes test in San Luis, Bouygues Telecom Bbox launched, Zabel waves goodbye in 100th anniversary of Berlin, Caruso acquitted of Puerto involvement, Cyclo-cross as Olympic sport?, Win an autographed Team Columbia jersey
Latest Cycling News - McQuaid states delay could give green light to Schumacher, Meyer a future fraternal dynasty, Rojas wants a win Down Under, Can O'Grady three-peat?, AG2R's new Eastern star is Alexandre Pliushin, Helicopter crashes on finish line in San Luis, Neben skips Equipe training camp, Win an autographed Team Columbia jersey
Saturday, January 24
First Edition Cycling News - Boonen and Quick Step: united they stand, Page clears a hurdle, UCI passport sanctions stuck in neutral, Armstrong welcomes Landis' return, UCI 'Cross World Cup nearly a wrap, Gasparotto comfy in Lampre colours, FBD Insurance Rás adds kilometres, Enter now to win an autographed Team Columbia jersey
Sunday, January 25
First Edition Cycling News - Australian fighting spirit back at FDJ, Zirbel sidelined with food poisoning, Moser tips Armstrong for hour record, Bike Pure recruits more, heading to 'cross worlds, Rasmussen comments on CAS decision, Team - Magnus Maximus granted UCI Continental licence, Hunter helps shape future champions
Monday, January 26
First Edition Cycling News - Doors are open for Taaramae now, Riders' lack of power, Da Bos will travel far, Lefevere threatens to sue AFLD over Schumacher case, Thirty riders under investigation for bio-passport results, Lelangue pleased with BMC training camp, Joho to lead Swiss U23 team, GP Triberg-Schwarzwald finds new sponsor
Latest Cycling News - Basso's future looking bright, Crespi aims for bright Fuji future, Piepoli receives two-year ban, Lucero's biggest career victory, Lloyd and Fleeman looking forward to challenge, Konyshev: Steegmans stronger than Boonen, Zabel's last pro race, Contentpolis-Ampo is ready, Criquielion to Willems Veranda
Tuesday, January 27
First Edition Cycling News - Cunego thankful for technical Giro time trial, Damsgaard faces criticism over anti-doping programme, Bordry says Schumacher case proceeding normally, Bobridge's efforts earn Sanders' praise, Allan Davis: Better than ever, Auber 93 launch '09 team, Webcor women's team ramps up for 2009, Lip Smacker's women squad launched
Latest Cycling News - UCI says "dirty thirty" statements not quite accurate, Reopened Operación Puerto will require oral testimony, Quick Step to the top, Riders rise up at Rabobank, Mallorca is ready, Pecharromán wins CAS appeal, BMC in good hands, Team Type 1 speaks to students about diabetes
Wednesday, January 28
First Edition Cycling News - Landis homecoming at Tour of California, Missouri makes an about face, Quick Step, Lampre for Qatar, AG2R launched in France, Sutherland: Landis 'part of the family, Floyd Landis: Don't call it a comeback, An Post Sean Kelly announce 2009 team
Latest Cycling News - Zabel ends career at home, Armstrong worried about German cycling, Greipel's surgery successful, Cavendish to challenge Boonen in Qatar, Saxo Bank upset at Damsgaard criticism, Australia with strong Langkawi team, No live Tour on German TV?, Sports facility Carlos Sastre opens, Eneco Tour to start a day earlier, Barloworld has new co-sponsor, Reckless driver tries to defend himself
Thursday, January 29
MTB News & Racing Round-up - Jongewaard & Fry collect multiple titles Down Under, Aussie U23 Champion Norris carries form from road, Hannah back on track, New Zealanders at Aussie Nationals too, Knox & De Villiers win African marathon opener, Blenkinsop & Harper capture North Island downhill final, McConneloug & Broderick renew custom program, Rocky Mountain launches Factory XC-Epic team, La Ruta delays big changes until 2010, GT Bicycles recruits for grassroots program, Memorial established for two British downhillers
First Edition Cycling News - Giro d'Italia invites initial 20 teams, Chavanel raring to go, Colom looking to shine at Katusha, Caisse d'Epargne presented in Paris, Queally eyes new Olympic gold, Henn looks to desert wind, BMC & AG2R La Mondiale for Qatar, Colombians lead UCI America Tour, Oregon Pro Cycling Classic postponed, Monks on cycling mission, Cyclingnews continues team training camp coverage
Cyclo-cross News & Racing Round-up - World championships preview, Nys sends warning shot in Milan, Stybar motivated, Compton seeks to conquer the World, Mourey, Vervecken hurting before Worlds, Page clears a hurdle, Van Den Brand ready for home soil Worlds, Recent Cyclo-cross results, Upcoming UCI races
Latest Cycling News - Barloworld hopeful of Giro spot, Paris-Nice invites 20 teams, Cavendish back in action, Pozzato and Napolitano lead Katusha front in Qatar, Teams announce Qatar line-ups, Sánchez ready for Mallorca debut and season, De Ketele learnt from Zabel, Grosseto returns for its second year
Friday, January 30
First Edition Cycling News - Basso, Pellizotti to share Liquigas' Giro leadership, Page added to US 'cross worlds team, Xacobeo Galicia, Acqua & Sapone pleased with Giro invites, European season kicks off in Marseille, Tournant ends career at Revolution, Hawk Relay Team partners with Felt
MTB News & Racing Round-up - Leuchs & Roy embark on road trip seeking "true" mountain biking, NZ South Island openers draw International field, Trio leads Giant globally, MacLeod holds on to hope, BC Bike adds North Shore, Bootleg Canyon's Thomson recovers, One month until Cyprus Sunshine Cup, Transandes Challenge starts next week, Aussie series to Mt Buller, Giant signs Montoya, USAC updates XC calendar, Terrapin Beer for second year, NorCal League fundraiser, Mountain Mayhem
Latest Cycling News - Tour winner Sastre likes Giro route, Belhage saw "too many uncertainties" with Damsgaard, Piva centres Columbia's Qatar team on Cavendish, Tour of California to have the "greatest" line-up ever, Record 35 nations compete in Langkawi, Elk Haus to Mallorca for training and racing
Saturday, January 31
First Edition Cycling News - Sprinters up the revs in the desert, UCI expects WADA Code rule to be successfully defended, Kohl's attorney satisfied, BMC hoping for wild-card status, 2009-2010 UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup schedule announced, Jittery Joe's merges with U25 Team, London-Paris organiser launches sports events company