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Friday, May 1
Latest Edition Cycling News - Out to get pink - 'dark horses' Sastre and Menchov, Polemics continue about Giro safety, Fatal accident for Giro moto pilot, Valverde and Pereiro on the rise, Astana cash flow "not enough yet", Gerdemann checks out Mont Ventoux, What's hot on the forum
First Edition Cycling News - Rebellin requests counter-analysis, Police search in-laws' home, Pan American Championships fall under swine flu fears, Leipheimer holds onto Gila lead, Hesjedal "fresh and strong" heading into Giro, Fuji-Servetto signs Piemontesi to fill roster gap, Saxo Bank finalises Giro lineup, Miller, Travieso tops in Walterboro, Men's teams announced for Air Force Cycling Classic, Twitter with Cyclingnews!
Latest Cycling News - Vande Velde confident ahead of Giro, Garzelli tips Leipheimer for Giro, Leipheimer or Zirbel to win the Gila time trial?, International Cycling Union joins in on Valverde's hearing in Italy, Bernucci hospitalised after training crash, Giro d'Italia stage-by-stage: 1-12 , Tour of Missouri announces Saxo Bank's participation, Tour de New York cancelled, Twitter with Cyclingnews!
Saturday, May 2
First Edition Cycling News - Wegmann wins Eschborn-Frankfurt, German federation looks to punish Schumacher, Rabon back in yellow at Romandie, UCI Disciplinary Commission to rule on Bos incident, Redondo Ramos suspended for doping violation, Rojas off of Caisse d'Epargne Giro roster, AG2R La Mondiale announces Giro roster, Cyclingnews weekly podcast: Episode 9, Twitter with Cyclingnews!
Sunday, May 3
First Edition Cycling News - Armstrong relaxed in Gila, Kreuziger climbs to the top in Romandie, Ceramica Flaminia appeals to UCI, American seriously injured in Overijssel, Casinos bail out Philly race, Tour de Rawanda goes pro, Atherton to miss months due to surgery, Stars of the road head to British championships, Twitter with Cyclingnews!
Monday, May 4
First Edition Cycling News - Kreuziger cruises to Romandie win, Voeckler back on form for Giro, Leipheimer secures Gila win, McEwen to skip Giro, Wolfenbarger improves, Longo still winning at 50, Sanz misses 24-hour mark, British rider killed during club time trial
Latest Cycling News - Armstrong plans team announcement after 2009 Tour, Giro: Di Luca races for Abruzzo's earthquake victims, Valverde closes first phase of season in Romandie, Petacchi scores six days before Giro, Equipe dominates Gracia Orlova, Soeder takes Suisse time trial, Twitter with Cyclingnews
Tuesday, May 5
First Edition Cycling News - Simeoni returns Italy jersey in outrage, Columbia sets modest aims for Giro, Barloworld focused on Giro time trial, Quick Step counting on youngsters in Italy, American Giro d'Italia stage winners, Geelong scores another cycling event, Fire Relief Ride a success, What's hot on the forum, Twitter with Cyclingnews!
Latest Cycling News - Cunego: "I’m one of the favourites", Zomegnan blasts Simeoni, team exclusion linked to Armstrong?, Menchov to lead Rabobank in Giro, Lampre announces Giro roster, Kreuziger "not on the level" of Schleck, WADA and Spanish federation join CONI and UCI on Valverde, Kopp to have B-sample tested
Wednesday, May 6
First Edition Cycling News - Clock ticking for Astana team?, Millar ready to return for Giro, Katusha aims for Giro stage win, German TV will broadcast Tour, Tour of Britain launched, Volta a Catalunya ready for action, Mt. Hood gets power to survive
Latest Cycling News - Tour of California moves to May in 2010, Armstrong wants Giro stage win, Petacchi expects "grand" battles with Cavendish, Garmin, AG2R and Diquigiovanni name Giro teams, Vinokourov eyes Vuelta return, Paolini misses Giro following anti-doping hearing, Twitter with Cyclingnews
Cycling News Flash - Giro hopeful Pfannberger suspended by Katusha
Thursday, May 7
MTB News & Racing Round-up - Absalon & Fullana amaze in Houffalize, Graves logs second World Cup win, Atherton to undergo surgery, Felt Team faces problems, Taberlay & Sawicki win Idyllwild, Keene & Holden capture first ProGRT at Fluidride, Peat a dad again, Grand opening: Allegrippis Trails, West Virginia Association sponsors trail system award, Sand Creek Series starting, Netti MTB Enduro, Kovarik & Co. for BikeRadar Live dual slalom
First Edition Cycling News - Pfannberger confirms and denies doping charge, Pinotti concentrated on Cavendish's cause, Armstrong comments on Astana's financial situation, Valverde to take legal action against CONI prosecutor, Sanremo a gauge for Giro sprints?, Team Milram and Acqua & Sapone-Caffè Mokambo name Giro rosters, Kelly Benefit Strategies partners with World Bicycle Relief
Latest Cycling News - Astana ready to play, Contador on track for Tour de France, Sastre ready to fight, Astana: No name change envisaged for now, Greipel to defend Dunkirk lead, Jalabert to become national coach, Tour of Austria saved, Teams Type 1 and OUCH head to Joe Martin
Friday, May 8
First Edition Cycling News - Vaughters: Our season starts now, Armstrong: I don't have the condition to win Giro, Basso to give way to Pellizotti, Gilbert eyes the Giro as a Classics rider, Phinney: We could see another epic stage, UCI confirms Pfannberger positive, suspension, Cabreira succeeds with appeal on protease charges, Disgruntled Team Type 1 rider leaves, Cyclingnews weekly podcast: Episode 10: The Giro is nigh!
Latest Cycling News - Basso: Astana is dangerous, Quinziato: Basso's horsepower for the Giro, Armstrong amazed by first visit to Venice, Blockhaus' roads prohibit Giro's arrival, Cameron Wurf joins Fuji-Servetto, Giro broadcasted in USA by Universal Sports, Giro ready for centenary eruption, Valverde case: Italian Olympic Committee defends Torri, Boonen and Devolder miss Tour of Belgium, Cyclingnews weekly podcast
Saturday, May 9
MTB News & Racing Round-up - Neethling among growing crop of top South African downhillers, Moseley & Minnaar return to World Cup in La Bresse, Dirt Sweat & Gears draws record numbers, Dalby Forest holds World Cup test event, Racer Bikes Cup to Solothurn, Massanutten kicks off Gravity East series, New West Virginia trail system of the year program, Cowpie Classic concludes SoCal League series, BikeRadar Live: Sign up for night-time enduros
First Edition Cycling News - Cavendish calls Garmin's team trial trial fixation "disrespectful", Sastre targets missing Giro podium, Rogers returns to Grand Tour racing after two years, Bertogliati back after unemployment, King to conquer first Grand Tour, Foot injury cancels Roulston's Giro plans, EPO CERA testing planned for Giro, Sutherland looking for Joe Martin three-peat, Ross's Epic Hill Climb returns for third year
Cycling News Flash - Boonen suspended following second cocaine positive
Sunday, May 10
First Edition Cycling News - Team spirit the key, says Columbia chief, Boonen puts blame on alcohol problem, Blockhaus stage cut by 5.5 kilometres, Voeckler at the Giro in search of first Grand Tour stage win, Pfannberger says no to Austrian lab, Renshaw on his toes to lead out Cav', Garcia Dapena will dedicate a stage win to Simeoni, Scott Nydam back home, Cavendish targeted by Twitter impersonator
Monday, May 11
First Edition Cycling News - Petacchi refutes the idea of his cancelled wins, Cavendish sees pink jersey as a consolation prize, Quick Step manager and sponsor react to Boonen news, Team Columbia to keep growing with more sponsorship, Vande Velde, Millar unfazed by Cavendish remarks, Swift quick to please, Giro boss pretends to boost the Tour de France, Haedo takes two in Arkansas
Latest Cycling News - Classics stars ignite Giro's stage finale, Milram's Russ faces unlucky break, Boonen positive for cocaine a third time, Ullrich: Swiss ruling expected soon, Sutherland wins third Joe Martin title, Powers wins first overall title
Latest Cycling News - Italian tribunal delivers Valverde two-year suspension
Tuesday, May 12
First Edition Cycling News - Rogers the insiders' choice as Giro favourite, Vande Velde abandons Giro, Quick Step to retain Boonen under conditions, Valverde responds to sanction, Climbing nothing new to Petacchi, Millar: team time trial a learning exercise, Voeckler surprised by Leipheimer’s mark of respect, Giro stage three reaction, Sutherland, Powers lead NRC after Joe Martin wins, Québec unveils 2009 route, What's hot on the forum
Latest Cycling News - Giro: First GC test, Farrar takes second despite broken derailleur, A deadline for Astana, Alfredo Binda: The Giro's first superstar, Boonen: "cocaine is everywhere", Australian team for Junior Worlds announced, Whats hot on the forum
Wednesday, May 13
First Edition Cycling News - Explosive Di Luca not dwelling on stage win, Armstrong back on top, 15 seconds late, Lövkvist becomes Giro's accidental leader, Basso pleased with Liquigas' control, Bellotti folds in San Martino poker, Rock reject Creed finds supportive home at Team Type 1, No Tour for Boonen, What's hot on the forum
Latest Edition Cycling News - Stapleton: Lövkvist a future champion, Rogers pleased for Giro-leading teammate, Giro stage 4 reactions, UCI could suspend Boonen, Spanish Olympic Committee defends Valverde, McEwen back in Picardie, Rohregger on a roll in Giro, Smithfield adds women's race, Colorado protects cyclists' rights
Cycling News Flash - Klöden named in Freiburg report
Thursday, May 14
MTB News & Racing Round-up - Peaty ties World Cup win record, Jonnier triumphs at home, Strait collects career-best, Graf positive for blood pressure medicine, Bishop & Rusch win DS&G in awful conditions, Youngsters capture first elite wins Saalhausen, Friedel & Pendrel victorious in Jelenia Gora, Mike & Mary diary, McClendon & Burch win Yee-Ha!, La Ruta changes, TransAndes registration opens, California leagues to meet at state school champs, BikeRadar Live: Lopes for dual slalom
First Edition Cycling News - Rabobank's wins its first Giro stage, Di Luca killing it again, Lövkvist a born champion, Sastre shows form in mountainous Giro stage, Armstrong looks to Giro's second half after tough Dolomite days, Basso & Liquigas team cause destruction in the mountains, Teutenberg hunting for Tour de L'Aude stage wins, Cassidy to get second chance at Rás, Armstrong backs junior women's development
Latest Edition Cycling News - Horner delivers Leipheimer to Giro, Lampre below expectations, Spanish federation wants proof in Valverde case, All star cast for Tour de l'Aude silver anniversary, No Tour de France for Boonen, but maybe national champs?, Freiburg report details cycling's dark side, Kopp's B-sample also positive for cocaine, Harkowska: On the way to pro after terrible accident, Win a signed special edition Columbia jersey
Friday, May 15
First Edition Cycling News - Savio polishes Scarponi's shoes, Boasson Hagen frustrated over missed opportunity, Wiggins enjoying Giro without pressure, Di Luca wants LPR to go higher, Kessiakoff adds Swedish pride to Lövkvist's exploits, Davis third after furious team chase, Cyclingnews podcast: Episode 11
Latest Cycling News - Armstrong puts ambitions aside for Leipheimer, Contador happy with Pyrenees reconnaissance, Klöden defends while Astana stands by him, Valverde not welcome in Denmark, New Astana kits debut, UCI bans non-compliant aero components in competition, Stage Seven: The Columbia Jersey wants to go home with you!
Saturday, May 16
MTB News & Racing Round-up - Gravity World Cup action returns to Vallnord, US Development Team excels in Europe, Kurschat voted German cyclist of the month, Reade to make mountain bike debut, Team Torq diary by Cal Britten, SoCal School League hires executive director, Free "Kliniks" coming to Georgia & Colorado, BikeRadar Live: Bryceland to race in MBUK slalom
First Edition Cycling News - Multiple roles for Boasson Hagen, UCI making no exception for Armstrong, Back-to-back long stages tire peloton, Villumsen snatches opening Tour de L'Aude prologue, Para-cycling Worlds change location, Tour of America's Dairyland boasts nine days of elite women's racing, Bennett performs life-saving rescue in mid-flight, Leipheimer GranFondo to benefit Tour of California, Cyclingnews podcast: Episode 11
Sunday, May 17
First Edition Cycling News - Horner's potential is nothing new, says his long-term DS, Siutsou delivers third Giro stage win for Columbia-Highroad, Horrillo suffers dramatic crash down ravine, Boonen ready to challenge Tour exclusion in court, Hunter remains in search of first Giro stage win, Euser injured while training is Spain, Chacón makes pro debut with Contentpolis-AMPO, Cyclingnews podcast: Episode 11
Monday, May 18
First Edition Cycling News - Cavendish puts shine on controversial day, Rogers: our safety needs to be guaranteed, Di Luca's rough ride through Milan, ProTour continues in mountainous Catalunya, Leipheimer's Giro hinges on time trial?, Danielson delighted with American rivals' successes, Davis won head-to-head fight for Cavendish's wheel
Latest Edition Cycling News - Farrar fine tunes Giro sprint, Horrillo out of coma and improving, Giro director angry over protest, Westra wins in Picardie, Two teams dominate Giro's first week, Valverde to start Catalunya, Special Giro jerseys for Rabobank, Neben takes lead in l'Aude, Howard charges to Tour of Japan lead, Tack attack brings Etape Caledonia to a halt
Tuesday, May 19
First Edition Cycling News - Rogers' time to strike draws closer, Sastre satisfied with Giro's first week, Bruyneel realistic about Armstrong performance, Kohl, Rasmussen under criminal investigation, Hushovd takes Catalunya opener, Pereiro defends Valverde, Number 17 for Teutenberg
Latest Edition Cycling News - Out to get pink - 'dark horses' Sastre and Menchov, Polemics continue about Giro safety, Fatal accident for Giro moto pilot, Valverde and Pereiro on the rise, Astana cash flow "not enough yet", Gerdemann checks out
Wednesday, May 20
MTB News & Racing Round-up - Peat breaks downhill World cup win record, Two victories in a row for Jonnier, Kurschat takes birthday win in Bundesliga, Osl goes it alone, US Open draws downhillers from around the globe, Moseley defying gravity, Team Torq diary, US Gravity Tour to Rocky Mountains, Team Maxxis / Rocky Mountain to British NPS#2, California series adds Shasta race, BikeRadar Live: Minnaar to race dual slalom
First Edition Cycling News - Di Luca's Pinerolo win a blow to overall hopefuls, Garzelli's solo attack, 50 years after Coppi, Basso's Giro hopes still alive, Sastre sitting pretty after Sestrière, Valverde takes the lead in Catalunya, Vos claims l'Aude win as Cervelo takes control, What's hot on the forum
Latest Edition Cycling News - Rogers limits losses before Giro time trial, Vande Velde's doctors find more fractures, Horner abandons after crash in epic stage, Team Columbia pays off for sponsors, Kirsipuu still winning, Australians take two in Japan, Young racers shine in Boulder, Celebrate with Cyclingnews' Giro Sweepstakes
Thursday, May 21
First Edition Cycling News - Giro: Cavendish takes two, Armstrong to fill Horner's role following crash, Giro contenders face decisive Cinque Terre time trial, Retired pro Steve Larsen dies, Cunego: "cycling is going fast" - perhaps too fast..., "Nice guy" Farrar runner-up again, Celebrate with Cyclingnews' Giro Sweepstakes
Latest Edition Cycling News - Phinney takes Flèche opener, Cancellara drops out of Giro, Valverde extends Catalunya lead, Pozzato suffers bad luck, Bos leading Olympia's Tour, Horrillo continuing to improve, Americans vie for l'Aude lead, US development camp heads to Northwest, June issue of Procycling most explosive, ever! Enter Cyclingnews' Giro Sweepstakes
Friday, May 22
First Edition Cycling News - Menchov faces challenges as new race leader, Leipheimer closer to Giro lead, despite time trial near miss, Armstrong enforces silence after time trial, but Bruyneel confident, Sastre satisfied with time trial performance, Cervélo controls GC after Tour de l'Aude queen stage, Cyclingnews podcast: Episode 12, Celebrate with Cyclingnews' Giro Sweepstakes
Latest Edition Cycling News - Catalunya: Martin close to lead, Petacchi rumour denied, Neben to work for Worrack in l'Aude, Bos and Rabobank dominate Olympia's Tour, Briggs takes Tour Series opener, Win a signed Cervélo jersey!, Celebrate with Cyclingnews' Giro Sweepstakes
Saturday, May 23
First Edition Cycling News - Giro stage victor grateful for "home" win but calls it quits, Blockhaus may be Soler's stomping ground, Popovych ready for Giro fight, Davis keeps going after another defeat, Giro's Zomegnan warns of upcoming mountains, Some boycott Armstrong's Twittering, Trusov takes "greatest" career win, No changes in pro minimum wages, Fort Lewis hires new head coach, Celebrate with Cyclingnews' Giro Sweepstakes
Sunday, May 24
First Edition Cycling News - Gerrans surprises himself, Froome pushes bravely to San Luca's sanctuary, Leipheimer bets on Monte Petrano, King conserves for captain Sastre, Kiryienka to try again, Ivan Basso diary: A change in wind?, Valverde maintains Catalunya lead, Tour de 'Toona postponed until 2010, Celebrate with Cyclingnews' Giro Sweepstakes
MTB News & Racing Round-up - World Cup racing returns to Spain, Atherton recovers post-surgery, Enough racing for Payet, Introducing the Sauser diary, World Champs getting ready to go Down Under, South African series concluding in Pretoria, Reality TV goes mountain biking, Remembering retired pro Steve Larsen, Top field for Anaconda Enduro, California crowns high school champions, Kovarik & Co. for BikeRadar slalom
Monday, May 25
First Edition Cycling News - Savio scores again, Boom or bust for Basso in Faenza, Gustov hopes Petrano tips in Sastre's favour, Millar eyes Tour after withdrawing from Giro, Valverde dedicates Catalunya win to dad, Fullan & Absalon excel in Madrid, Teutenberg wins Tour de L'Aude finale, Celebrate with Cyclingnews' Giro Sweepstakes
Latest Edition Cycling News - Cervélo's tactics questioned, Quick Step rejects Petacchi for Tour, Horrillo breathing better, planning for transport, The 1999 Giro - a Pantani retrospective, Kohl rules out return to cycling, Vienna blood bank a cartoon affair, Jalabert named French national selector, Capecchi abandons Giro with knee pain, Cycling USADA's second most tested sport, Onza demo team to wow the crowds at BikeRadar Live, Nashville's Soto Classic to serve as Junior Road Worlds Trials, Close call for London mayor
Tuesday, May 26
First Edition Cycling News - Sastre promises sustained Giro fight, Cervélo critics silenced, Menchov cautious after success on Monte Petrano, Boonen to return in Dauphiné, 2010 Worlds launched in Melbourne, What's hot on the forum, Celebrate with Cyclingnews' Giro Sweepstakes
Latest Edition Cycling News - Di Luca in two-man Giro race, Sunderland picks Menchov over Sastre, Leipheimer "not strong enough" in Petrano battle, Popovych nearly goes the distance, Rest day wrap: Changing terrain, changing fortunes, Kashechkin to CAS for come-back in August, Kohl: blood-doping at the Tour, Valverde takes legal action, Colavita-Sutter Home sweeps Tour of Somerville
Wednesday, May 27
First Edition Cycling News - The run to Rome: Giro contenders ready for Rabobank showdown, Ten Dam: Rabobank can win Giro, Seeldraeyers: Belgium's budding stage racer, Proposed 2016 Olympics course included in Dairyland, Prisoners get own Tour de France, Milram sidelines Schmidt following Kohl comments, Australian champion ready for European campaign, Celebrate with Cyclingnews' Giro Sweepstakes
Latest Edition Cycling News - Blockhaus is Di Luca's turf, Lefevere ready for Tour showdown over Boonen, UCI refuses to comment on Kohl, Van Hummel leads UCI rankings, Martin looking for strong return at Rundfahrt, Marchante recons Tour's mountains, German track rider seriously injured, NRC standings stagnate after Somerville, South African killed in training accident, Celebrate with Cyclingnews' Giro Sweepstakes
Thursday, May 28
First Edition Cycling News - Giro leader Menchov denies Vienna blood bank rumours, Pellizotti rules Giro's "strange" stages, Di Luca: Menchov is "suffering", The Belgian Italians couldn't resist - Eddy Merckx, UCI defends biological passport, Greipel wins stage, assumes lead at Bayern Rundfahrt, Taylor Phinney diary: Flèche du Sud - from high to low, Devil Takes the Hindmost circuit race at BikeRadar Live, Celebrate with Cyclingnews' Giro Sweepstakes
Latest Edition Cycling News - Sastre left empty handed after Blockhaus charge, Martin likely for Tour de France, Fracture for Horner, Seeldraeyers wins more than jersey, Bookwalter breaks away in Belgium, Milram and Dr. Schmidt consider parting, Court passes judgment on VDB, Tour of Utah confirms 16 teams
Friday, May 29
First Edition Cycling News - Savio takes three with Scarponi's second, Pate falls short of Giro's Benevento stage, McCartney and Bak make break, miss win, Arndt returns to racing at Montreal World Cup, McEwen's Tour de France in doubt after Tour of Belgium crash, Fleeman recovering after Bayern Rundfahrt crash, Cyclingnews is changing, Cyclingnews podcast: Episode 13
Latest Edition Cycling News - Garzelli retains mountain jersey, Sastre's "last chance", Basso confirms Vuelta participation, Contador continues Tour prep, Tour of Ireland details to be released soon, Tour of Austria presented, French authorities summon Landis and Baker, Dirt Works founder injured in accident
MTB News & Racing Round-up - NUE Series heads to Ohio for Mohican 100, Fullana victorious at home while Absalon wins again, Trek overhauls cross country rocket ship, Peat collects eighth Lisbon win, Killeen tests his form, Sawicki chases new 24-hour Guinness World Record, DCM Chrome goes to England, Gunn-Rita Dahle Flesjaa diary, Record numbers to 10 Under the Ben
Saturday, May 30
First Edition Cycling News - Menchov is "confident" in Giro win, Cycling Union President McQuaid defends Menchov, Sastre takes Giro's Petrano and Vesuvio, Tour next, UCI comments on Valverde, Kohl and Astana, Di Luca's troubles on Vesuvio, Air Force Classic hit by UCI code 2.1.009, McEwen's surgery successful, Sireau breaks world record for 200 metres, No radios at French championship
MTB News & Racing Round-up - Top North Americans get ready to Bump n' Grind, A good report card for Pietermaritzburg, Two out of three Athertons on the mend, SRAM breaks the 2300g barrier with new XX mountain bike group, IMBA seeks support for opening Marin trail to mountain bikers, Mike Broderick & Mary McConneloug diary, Mather & Bennett outclass for wins at Anaconda MTB Enduro, Wildside 2010 registration opens
Sunday, May 31
First Edition Cycling News - Gilbert surprised opponents in Giro's Anagni stage, Di Luca admits Giro defeat to Menchov, Seeldraeyers first Belgian in maglia bianca, Satisfied Swift settles on Rome, Davis fooled in Giro's Anagni stage, Contador concludes pre-Tour Alps recon, Two world records set in Moscow, Cyclingnews is changing - Sneak preview no. 1!