May 2001

May 1
News - UCI Rankings: Zabel drops, Casagrande tops, De Cauwer steps down as Belgian coach, More Tour de France selection, Re-entry of Zbigniew Spruch, USA Today puts heat on Postal, Tafi and Bettini get a rest, World Press Photo winning photo, Warning: Cycling Manager
Results - Australia - Gold Coast CATS CC Criterium Blackburn CC Lang Lang 150 km classic, Australian Veterans Track Championships, Czech Rep. - 27th Josef Krivky Memorial, Denmark - Danish Post Cup Race 1, France - Grand prix de Haute-Garonne, Italy - Trofeo Gruppo Amici Sportivi-Targa, Trofeo Schiatti, Luxembourg - 77th GP François Faber, Netherlands - Profronde van Made, Germany - - Preis der Fa. Frucade Rosenheim, Rund um den Olympiasee, GP der Stadtsparkasse Kaarst-Büttgen, 2nd Boddenrennen, Slovenia - 3rd Kriterij Po Ulicah Senèurja, Sweden - Hillesögsloppet, Högbyn Hill Climb, USA - Coggins Park Criterium, UK - East Riding Classic

May 1-6
Tour de Croatie - Croatia 2.5

May 1
GP Weltour - Poland 1.5
Groote 1 Mei-Prijs Hoboken - Belgium 1.5
Rund um den Henninger Turm Frankfurt - Germany 1.1
Liège-Bastogne-Liège - Belgium 1.7.1
Rund um den Henninger Turm Frankfurt - Germany 1.7.1
GP Citta' Di Cordignano (1.9.2)- Italy 1.9.2

May 2
News - Tour Teams: Today is D-Day, Ullrich signs until 2003, ... and Armstrong until 2004, Garzelli checks out the Giro TT, Frank Vandenbroucke sick, Wauters comes back, Eugene Celebration Cycling Classic, USAC will not appeal Earnest ruling
Second Edition News - Tour de France 2001 - final wildcards announced, comments added

May 2-6
GP Jornal de Notícias - Portugal 2.5
Tour of the Gila - USA NE

May 3
News - More Tour wildcard reactions: LeMond sad; Pantani angry; Martinelli disillusioned; Corti critical; Riis happy; Madiot cheered; Godefroot puzzled; Blijlevens unsurprised, Leblanc defends selections, Another year for Eeckhout, Cycling Manager demo, IMBA builds rep network

May 3
Wyscig Kuriera Lubelskiego i Startu - Poland 1.5

May 3-9
Internationale Thüringen-Rundfahrt U23 - Germany 2.7.1

May 3-6
Athinea International Junior Tour - Greece 2.8
Gracia Cez-Ede - Czech Republic 2.9.1

May 4
News -TdF 2001 fallout - Cipo to jump ship? the Pirate orders mutiny; UCI will not intervene, LeBlanc: a break with the past, Armstrongregrets, LeBlanc won't reconsider, Mapei skips Four Days, Van Eiden off, Bartoli to skip Giro, Commentary: Chauvinism & protectionism in Tour wild cards

May 5
News - TdF 2001: Verbruggen wants changes, riders called for Italian investigation, Ullrich al dente for Giro, Nothstein recovering, UK news

May 5
GP Midtbank - Denmark 1.4
GP Industria & Artigianato- Larciano - Italy 1.2
GP Kanton Aargau, Gippingen - Switzerland 1.7.1

May 5-9
Cinq anneaux de Moscou - Russia 2.7.2

May 6
News - Countdown to Giro d'Italia begins, Ochoa update, 27th Trophée des Grimpeurs, Peace Race: return of Tom Steels, BankGiroLoterij-Batavus replaces Mapei in Dunkirk

May 6
Samsung Mobile GP - Denmark 1.4
Trophée des Grimpeurs-Polymultipliée - France 1.3
Circuito del Porto - Italy 1.6
GP Kanton Aargau, Gippingen - Switzerland 1.1
Rund um den Flughafen Köln-Bonn - Germany 1.4
Giro di Toscana - Italy 1.3
Cras Avernas - Belgium 1.5
Solar-Radclassic-Gleisdorf - Austria 1.5
Circuit du Hainaut - Belgium 1.7.1
Trofeo Alcide Degasperi - Italy 1.7.1
Vlaams-Brabantse Pijl-Korbeek-lo - Belgium 1.8

May 8-13
Giro d'Abruzzo - Italy 2.5
Tour de Romandie - Switzerland 2.HC
Tour de Slovénie - Slovenia 2.5
4 Jours de Dunkerque - France 2.1

May 7
News - Interview: US Postal general manager Mark Gorski on Lance, George and those wildcards, Romandie: Ullrich in doubt, Pantani rained off; still wants Tour, Dekker returns in Midi Libre, First Union series: Teams announced

Results - Australia - Jack McGowan Handicap, Randwick Botany CC, Peter, Alec & Harry Cram Handicap, Finland - Finnish Cup Sibbo, Fonso's junior Race, Italy - 3rd Trofeo Riviera Della Versilia, 2nd Trofeo Guareschi prodotti Ittici, Luxembourg - GP Carrelages J. Feitler et GP Gge. Denmark - DONG-løbet, Norway - Sandnes GP, Fyllingsdalsrittet, Sweden - Hjälmaren Runt, Poland - Memorial Roman Sieminski, UK - Wilco Surrey Legaue/Old Portlians/WRCA, Surrey League Charlwood Handicap #1, Goodwood Gallops #1, USA (MTB) - 24 Hours of Adrenalin #1

May 8
News - Ullrich OK for Romandie, 55th Tour de Romandie, 47th Four Days of Dunkirk, FCI lament the exclusion of Saeco and Mercatone Uno, Lampre news: VDB delays, Spruch and Missaglia return, Nothstein still winning despite injury, Capital & Clarendon Cups, Espoirs L-B-L report, Tour of Eritrea

May 8
Coppa Citta' di Asti - Italy 1.7.1

May 9
News - Chiappucci on the Pantani exclusion, Casey injured, Volta a Catalunya presentation, 12th Giro d'Italia femminile, Rabobank Tour team, Bobbie Traksel update, Belgian team for World Track C'ships, McKenzie to ride in FBD Milk Ras, Imola get big names for bid, Six Days of Amsterdam is back

May 10
News - Dauphiné details, Kirsipuu against the odds, Löwik pulls out, Mauri begins hour record preparation, Kelme & ONCE for Vuelta a Asturias, Euskaltel-Euskadi for GP CCRLVT, US Collegiate Road Nationals, Junior track worlds schedule, Sotox signings
News - Hamburger gets first - for EPO test

May 10-13
GP CCRLVT - Portugal 2.5
Tour de la Manche - France 2.6

May 11
News - Hamburger tests positive for EPO: suspended; reactions, Cipo and Pantani stay put, Ochoa out of hospital, Svorada gets excited, Drug trouble for Cycling NZ, UK news: new MTB NPS venue; BCF gains members; last call for Derny, Canberra Tour wide open
News - CSC keeps its place in the Tour

May 11-19
Course de la Paix - Czech Republic 2.3

May 11-13
Canberra Tour - Australia NE

May 12
News - Peace Race expels four, Bartoli aims for Tour, Priem appeals, Hoffman sidelined, WCC final phase, WADA allocates funds, Renäng awarded, Larson fourth at first tri, MTBA adds recreational members, BCF restructures WC programme, Lincoln GP, UK race updates
News - US Postal crashes; Casey agent considers legal action, Leontien puts one over Mario

May 12
ZLM Tour - Netherlands 1.5
Wortegem Koerse - Belgium 1.8

May 12-13
Clasica de Alcobendas - Spain 2.4
MTB World Cup #2 - Italy CDM

May 13
News - Slow gains for Ullrich, Tour selections: Indurain criticises, Higher rating for Peace Race?, A bunch sprint on l'Alpe d'Huez?, Ronellenfitsch signs for Coast

May 13
Lincoln International GP - Great Britain 1.5
GP Industria del Marmo - Italy 1.6
GP Stad Vilvoorde - Belgium 1.5
Austrian U23 TT Championships - Austria CN
Giro del Piave Femminile - Italy 1.9.1

May 14
News - Hinault: "No" to Pantani, Ullrich "better than expected," says Pevanage, Pino may return, Merckx resigns, Dresden start for Tour 2006? Seigneur keeps on, Vannoppen on the road, Merckx mentor Ryckaert dies, Casey on the mend, Flodin in hit-and-run, Racing in Vermont
Results - Australia - Giramondo Memorial H'cap, Randwick Botany CC, Murwillumbah Amateur CC, Uni of Qld CC Laidley Wheels of Fire, Denmark - Det grønne cykelløb, Finland - Satakuntan Ajo, Rocsport XC Cup, Luxembourg - GP AXA & Acacio Da Silva Immobilieres, Netherlands - Ronde van Veldhoven, Norway - Fana Sykkelfestival, Preus Foto Cup Hommelvikrittet, Sweden - Östgötaloppet, Åstorpstempot, Åstorpsloppet, Switzerland - Memorial Magali Pache, UK - RTTC-Rudy Project Time Trial Series, Round 1, Surrey League: Clarence Wheelers Lyne Handicap #2; Regent RC Goodwood Gallops #2; East Grinstead CC Ladies Mile, USA - Festina Cup #1: Highpoint Hill Climb

May 15
News - 84th Giro d'Italia news: Stefano Garzelli, Gilberto Simoni, Abraham Olano,, Kelme, UCI rankings, Buffet wants more help, Vuelta Asturias, Death of Fritz Pfenninger, Power breaks collarbone, Wegelius suffering

May 15-20
Vuelta Ciclista Asturias - Spain 2.3
Tour du Danube (2.6) - Yugoslavia 2.6

May 16
News - 84th Giro d'Italia news: Francesco Casagrande, Marco Pantani, Jan Ullrich; Roland Meier positive too, 18th HP Women's Cycling Challenge, French Championships in Argenton, Scott McGrory on Australian radio, UK event updates

May 16-20
Giro Ciclistico della Provincia di Cosenza - Italy 2.6

May 17
News - 84th Giro d'Italia news: Danilo Di Luca, Mario Cipollini, Ivan Quaranta, 'Chepé' riding for Mobilvetta, Bonjour rookies, Giro data, drug controls; WADA home to be determined in August, Riis' sponsor speaks up, Lefevere denies Merckx doping rumours, Merckx family adds, Braikia under the knife, Ochoa making good progress, Pope meets Dutch cyclists, Marsal and Reftoin help out Norwegians, Two soigneurs fined, Saturn do community events, Athens velodrome needs work, André Darrigade homage, IMG gets Tour de Romandie, Six Days calendar 2001-2002, 2001 Tour of the Hilltowns
Kustpijl Knokke-Heist (NE) - Top 30

May 17-20
Triptyque Ardennais - Belgium 2.6

May 17-27
Tour de l'Aude Cycliste Féminin - France 2.9.1

May 18
News -84th Giro d'Italia news: Ivan Gotti, Paolo Savoldelli, Serguei Gontchar, Pantani's Giro history, Hundertmarck replaces Heppner, 500 bottles of wine, Casey update: France 3 apologises, Bassons misses out on Tour, UCI want easier races in future, 17th Tour de l'Aude, McGrory radio update, journalist to ride in Midi Libre, Cadel Evans joins Australian cyclists commission, 3rd Cloudsplitter Classic, US Champions in Arkansas, Junior training skills at Dunc Gray

May 18-20
Tour de Picardie - France 2.2
Danish U23 Time Trial & Road Championships - Denmark CN

May 19
News - 84th Giro d'Italia news: Press conference in Pescara: Can Garzelli keep the pink?, more Giro data, TV coverage, Benelux start for Giro 2002, Leblanc defends Tour selections again, PMU continues as Tour sponsor, Longo sues for defamation

May 19
Trofeo Pina e Mario Bazzigallupi - Italy 1.6

May 19-20
MTB World Cup #3 - Belgium CDM

May 19-June 10
Giro d'Italia - Italy GT

May 19
Durango-Durango Emakumen Sarria - Spain 1.9.2

May 20
News - 84th Giro d'Italia news: Post-prologue comments, Cipollini presses the flesh, All controls negative, Saeco DS criticises soccer doping treatment, Tragedy in Asturias, Comebacks for Lampre in Midi Libre, Collstrop selection for Midi Libre, Daughter for Romans Vainsteins, 25th Route du Sud

May 20
GP de Lys lez Lannoy - France 1.6
Trofeo Matteotti (classe 6) - Italy 1.6
GP Etienne de Wilde-Laarne - Belgium 1.6
Rund um die Hainleite-Erfurt - Germany 1.5
Trofeo Alcide Degasperi (1.7.1) - Italy 1.7.1
Kingswood Festival Road Race - Great Britain 1.8
Swiss women's road championships- Switerland CN

May 20-27
Tour of Japan - Japan 2.4
FDB Milk Ras - Ireland 2.5

May 21
News - 84th Giro d'Italia news: Casagrande retires hurt; Rastelli surprised; Verbrugghe cautious, Mactier crashes out, Mercury-Viatel for the Midi Libre, Meet Andy Hampsten
Results - Australia - Gold Coast, Illawarra, Murwillumbah, Randwick Botany, Carnegie Caulfield, Czech Republic - 500+1, Denmark - Kvickly Odder Race, Germany - Freitag nacht Köstritzer, Schwarzbier Cup, Finland - Kuopio Hill Climb + Road Race, Luxembourg - Grand Prix Domaine Thermal de Mondorf, GP Acacio Da Silva, GP Entente Des Coureurs Cyclistes Masters, GP Casino 2000, GP Boucherie Krack, Netherlands - Ster van Zeeland, Poland - Wyscig o Zlota Spinke Walbrzycha, UK - Newchapel Handicap #3, Goodwood Gallops #3, USA - 1st Housatonic Valley Classic,USCF NCCA Nationals

May 22
News -84th Giro d'Italia news: Stage 2 comments, Casagrande re-aligns for the Tour, Gimondi: A fast, nervous stage, live coverage: Stage 4, TdF organiser cuts a deal with CSC, 53rd Grand Prix du Midi-Libre, Former McCartney rider to sue the UCI, Conconi trial in limbo

May 22-27
GP Cycliste du Midi Libre - France 2.1
Cykeltouren - Sweden NE

May 23
News - 84th Giro d'Italia news: Stage 3 comments, Ullrich: Giro is my next big goal, New name and colours for CSC-Worldonline, L'Hoir crashes in training, Meier keeps spot, 05-Orbitel, Cykeltouren, Win a Cannondale!

May 23-27
Internationale Bayern-Rundfahrt - Germany 2.4
GP de la Banane - France 2.6
Ronde de l'Isard d'Ariège - France 2.7.1
GP Nações - Portugal 2.7.1
Tour de Berlin - Germany 2.7.2

May 24
News - 84th Giro d'Italia news: Stage 4 comments, Pantani loses time, Problems after the stage, GP de Wallonie, TdF: Resurfaced roads in Antwerp, New sponsor for RvN, TVM affair: May 28-June 1, US Track Stars Head to Colombia, US Elite Road Nationals, Touchstone Energy Bicycle Festival returns

May 24
GP de Wallonie - Belgium 1.2
Hasselt-Spa-Hasselt - Belgium 1.5
Europa-Prijs - Belgium 1.8

May 24-27
Flèche du Sud - Luxembourg 2.6

May 25
News - 84th Giro d'Italia news: Stage 5 comments, Pantani has doubts, Olano's chances, Two broken teeth for Perez Cuapio, Comments on the TVM case, Dunlap to ride HP Women's Challenge, International Thüringen-Rundfahrt der Frauen, Ochoa update, Mauri postpones hour attempt, Adecco sponsors Dutch championships, Ampler banned from driving, Team Bolla-Bianchi, DBH correction

May 25
GP Zts Dubnica - Slovakia 1.5

May 25-27
Int. Junioren Driedaagse van Axel - Netherlands SC
USCF National Road Championships - USA

May 26
News - 84th Giro d'Italia news: Stage 6 comments, Cipo up to equal second, Head injuries for Jesus Manzano, Stage 7 preview, Bartali museum, Freire returns in the Tour of Germany, Track World Cup Round 1, Tjejtrampet, Bob Hansing Memorial at The Encino Velodrome

May 26
Clasica Internacional Alto Nervion - Spain 1.6

May 27
News -84th Giro d'Italia news: Stage 7 comments, 28th win for ZaZa, Ullrich shows himself for the first time, Simeoni abandons, Slow day, but tomorrow harder, Postal in the Pyrenees, Armstrong, Rumsas and Beloki in the Bicicleta Vasca
Results - Australia - Illawarra CC Ken Dinnerville H'cap, Gold Coast CATS, Murwillumbah ACC, Carnegie Caulfield, Randwick Botany, Austria - 3rd Int Wörgler Stadtkriterium/OSL Rad Grand Prix, 11th Raiffeisen Radclassic, Belgium - Belgian Junior Championships, Czech Republic - European Junior Indoor Cycling Championships, Denmark - CSC-løbet, Post Cup #2, Estonia - 20th Tartu Rattaralli, Finland - Rosendahls GP, Roopen Mäkitempo, Hesburger Tempo, Germany - Women's Bundesliga #3, Main-Spessart-Rundfahrt, Italy - Giro dell'Alto Adige - Trofeo Banca Popolare (2.9.3), Norway - Vestfold rundt, Slovakia - Grand Prix Kooperativa, South Africa - Bellville road race, Sweden - Wänershofstempot, Östraboloppet, Via Direkt Race,Switzerland - Cham-Hagendorn, Elvia-Swiss-Cup #2 - MTB, UK - Surrey League/Central Sussex CC, LVRC Region 7 - King of the Bowl, USA - Cloudsplitter Classic, Quad Cities criterium, Tour of Somerville, Bound Brook criterium, Burlington-to-Burlington RR, Snake Alley Criterium

May 27
Antwerpse Havenpijl - Belgium 1.5
Memorial Jesus M. Olagüe "Txuma" - Spain 1.6
Memorial Ferramenta Mazzero-Memorial Cristiano Floriani - Italy 1.8
Tjejtrampet - Sweden 1.9.2
Swiss women's championships - Switzerland CN

May 28
News - 84th Giro d'Italia news: Stage8 comments, Who's Caucchioli?, Frigo by a whisker, Pantani's fall, Perez Cuapio disappointed, Sprint day tomorrow, NORBA's "mountain biking for all"

May 28-June 2
Jeux des Petits Etats d'Europe - San Marino JR

May 29
News - 84th Giro d'Italia news: Cipollini surpasses Learco Guerra...And discusses his departure, Ferretti says Frigo is leader, Olano: next stop the Hour, Blood controls OK, Stage 10 into Slovenia, Tour of Germany, TVM trial starts in Rheims, Belgian Pot lawsuit in Poitiers, Guido Fulst fined, Ronan Onghena dies

May 29-June 3
Vuelta Ciclista a Navarra - Spain 2.5

May 29-June 4
Deutschland-Tour - Germany 2.3

May 30
News - 84th Giro d'Italia news: Stage winner comments, Cipollini & Pantani to make a beautiful team?, Black Lightning, Pantani a father?, Squinzi comments, Guido Trenti: an American in Italy, Stage 11: Bled-Gorizia, TVM trial - Day 1 and 2 - full wrapup, Millar for Malta, Obree movie, Specialized to pull out of MTB team, USPS and Lampre team news, La Transocéane women's race

May 30-June 3
Euskal Bizikleta-Bicicleta Vasca - Spain 2.1

May 31
News - 84th Giro d'Italia news: Stage winner comments, Pablo Lastras, Saeco's $3000 publicity stunt, Stage 12, Tour de Romandie: Two more EPO cases, TVM trial may finish tomorrow, Mikhailov's future in Collstrop-Palmans, Belgian pot lawsuit nearing a close, Mercury-Viatel for the Dauphiné, Freire's back, Jonker's Tour start not in danger, Wüst to end his career, De Cauwer's future, Dutch start for 2002 Women's TdF, Women's Cyclocross longer

UCI Abbreviations: 
Cat 1.* = One Day Event
Cat 2.* = Multi-stage Event
Cat. *.9.* = Women's Event
Cat *.7.* = Espoir (U23) Event
HC = Hors Categorie (above category
CM = World Championships
GT = Grand Tour 
CDM = World Cup Event
CC = Continental Championships 
JR = Regional Games
NE = National Event (no UCI points) - usually a Belgian Kermesse Race
TR = Track Event