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Cycling in the News: Biggies arrive in Langkawi

"Cycling in the News" is a regular service of VeloNews.com. Readers,reporters and friends are encouraged to send links to current stories aboutcompetitive cyclists and cycling that appear in the mainstream media. Ifyou come across a news item that you believe may be of interest to otherVeloNews readers, we would be grateful if you choose to send it to Rosters@InsideInc.com.i>New Straits Times - Malaysia - January 24, 2005LTdL: Champions check inby Arnaz M KhairulIGOR Astarloa arrives today with defending team champions Barloworld,as teams begin to flood Langkawi as the start of the 10th

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“Cycling in the News” is a regular service of VeloNews.com. Readers,reporters and friends are encouraged to send links to current stories aboutcompetitive cyclists and cycling that appear in the mainstream media. Ifyou come across a news item that you believe may be of interest to otherVeloNews readers, we would be grateful if you choose to send it to Rosters@InsideInc.com.


i>New Straits Times – Malaysia – January 24, 2005
LTdL: Champions check in
by Arnaz M Khairul
IGOR Astarloa arrives today with defending team champions Barloworld,as teams begin to flood Langkawi as the start of the 10th edition of theTelekom Malaysia Le Tour de Langkawi (LTdL) looms over the horizon. FULL STORY


The NewsLetter – Ulster, Norther Ireland – January24, 205
Cycling – Ulster Title For Lewis
By Jim Gore
Lewis Ferguson is the new Ulster cyclo-cross champion. The 19-year-oldwon the championship in Lurgan Park yesterday, although he finished wellbehind race winner Robin Seymour from Bray. FULLSTORY


The Freeman – Cebu, Philippines – January 24, 2005
Danao, Subic split SEAG cycling hosting
by Caecent No-ot
Danao City and Subic splits the hosting of cycling event in the 23rdSoutheast Asian Games (SEAG) late this year as agreed upon by the membersof the Philippine Southeast Asian Games Organizing Committee (PHILSOC)during their latest meeting in Manila.  FULLSTORY


ABC Online – Australia – January 24, 2005
Tour Down Under chases official status
Tour Down Under organisers hope the South Australian race will be anofficial part of the international cycling circuit within five years. Theyear’s event attracted nearly 500,000 spectators over the past six days,and won praise from Tour de France director Jean-Marie Leblanc, who saidnegotiations were underway to give it international points status.
FULL STORY
 


Los Angeles Times – January 21, 2005
In Solvang, they like Lance – a lot
For the third straight year, residents of Solvang, California, welcome the Discovery Channel pro cycling team as it comes to train. But it’s Mr. Armstrong they’re most geared up to see.
FULLSTORY


Orlando Sentinel January 14, 2005
No mountain, no problem
A Central Florida team of bikers excels despite the Sunshine State’sterrain
As a professional mountain biker, Andy Mills is used to challenges.He is part of the Trek/Volkswagen Southeast Factory team of riders, alongwith Marcus Watters of Apopka, Earl Bradley of Melbourne and Erin Winterof Athens, Ga. His best time for 100 miles is 4 hours, 20 minutes. Givenall that, Mills’ biggest challenge might be succeeding in mountain bikingdespite being from Winter Garden and, well, mountains and Florida don’tgo together. Or do they? FULLSTORY (requires free subscription)


Peterborough Evening Telegraph – Peterborough, U.K. – January17, 2005
FUND-RAISING: Keith’s cycling tour de force
A PENSIONER who has battled back from cancer is to ride 300 miles fromLondon to Paris to raise money for charity.
Fighting fit Keith Underwood (67) cycles nearly 40 miles a day andsays his time on the saddle gives him a real lust for life. FULLSTORY



www.ChinaView.cn – January 16, 2005
Pan-Am cycling congress opens in Cuba
HAVANA, Jan. 15 (Xinhuanet) — The Pan-American Cycling Confederation(COPACI) congress opened here Saturday.
FULLSTORY


The Australian – January 17, 2005
Experienced White working for O’Grady on quality Tour
Peter Kogoy
January 17, 2005
THE BEAUTY of road cycling lies in its simplicity: it is man and machineagainst the next man and machine racing against the clock. That, and, asMatt White from the Cofidis team says, “you have to be a little mad” totackle the classics at speeds approaching 80kph. But for something so simple,it can be frustratingly complicated. FULLSTORY


This is London – January 16, 2005
More men cycling – report
Transport for London figures for 2003 have revealed that almost 75%of bike journeys in London are made by men. Men also travel more on theTube than women. FULLSTORY


The Advertiser – January 15, 2005
Cycling: Graham surges home for crown
By DAVID VALENTE
QUEENSLANDERS dominated the Australian women’s road race championshipat Echunga yesterday, an aggressive team attack from start to finish yieldinga maroon trifecta and the debut national crown for elated Lorian Graham.FULLSTORY


Kansas City Star – January 4, 2005
Some say it’s time for county to quit smoking
Law clerk urges stricter courthouse rules
By BENITA Y. WILLIAMS
The Kansas City Star
About noon most days at the Jackson County Courthouse in Kansas City,law clerk Megan Hottman walks the stairs with fellow employees. FULLSTORY
(Note: VeloNews readers may recognize Ms. Hottman’s namefrom the VeloNews Mailbagof December 22 of 2004 – Editor)


IC.Wales.com – Wales – January 2, 2005Cycling: Cooke aims to be triple Oz wizard
NICOLE COOKE won’t be satisfied just defending her Commonwealth RoadRace crown in Melbourne – the Welsh cycling sensation is preparing fora Games hat-trick, writes PETER SHUTTLEWORTH…. FULLSTORY


The Danbury News-Times – January 1, 2005
Housatonic Valley Classic cancellation rumors fly
Danbury-area officials say it’s unlikely there will be a Housatonic Valley Classic in May, and they blame everything from a lack of state government cash to problems with corporate sponsors and police overtime costs. FULL STORY


Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – January 1, 2005
Local bike shop launches homegrown model
At first glance, the name Milwaukee Cycle conjures up images of Harley-Davidson motorcycles. But Ben’s Cycle and Fitness has created Milwaukee’s very own bicycle, a single-speed road machine that’s lightweight, fast and similar to the bikes that bicycle messengers ride. FULL STORY


The Ancaster News – December 31, 2004
Cycling hero shares rules of the road
Olympian Susan Palmer-Komar often cycles up Highway 99 past Queen’s Rangers School in Copetown on her three- to five-hour training rides.”I cycled by just the other day at lunch,” quipped Ms. Palmer-Komar to the school’s packed auditorium. “Did anybody see me? I waved. Ah, I guess you were busy.”…. FULLSTORY


The Portland Oregonian – December 30, 2004
Tradition rides with annual New Year’s Day cycling event
The size of the pack of cyclists that has pushed up Burnside Street on New Year’s Day for the past half-century varies about as much as Portland’s winter weather. Pleasant, springlike days can bring more than 300 people to the annual ride. But last year, amid an icy storm, about a half-dozen riders showed up …. FULLSTORY


The Houston Chronicle – December 29, 2004
Winter training will make difference in spring, summer
Cyclists hoping for success on the spring circuit can’t afford to let their training hibernate for the winter. While more challenging weather conditions coupled with limited daylight make riding outside more difficult during December, January and February, a winter program is vital for cyclists intent on riding well during the spring and summer seasons. …. FULLSTORY


The Maitland Mercury – December 30, 2004
Broken pelvis no cycling deterrent
A cycling accident has left veteran racer Dennis Blunden, 68, in hospital with a broken pelvis and several cracked vertebrae. Speaking from his hospital bed yesterday, the former World Masters winner spoke of his burning desire to get back to cycling so he can take part in the Australian titles in 12 weeks….. FULLSTORY


The Independent – Great Britain – December 26, 2004
Cycling: Hoy too busy to go the whole Hogmanay
‘Fastest man on two wheels’ has no time to revel in his finest deedsas new world challenges and Beijing Games beckon… FULLSTORY


Scotsman.com – Scotland – December 26, 2004
More bucks, more bang
RICHARD MOORE
It’s sporting alchemy – the more cash you put in, the more golds youget out
THERE is a flippant answer to the question of whether money equalssuccess. It is, quite simply, ‘Yes’…. FULLSTORY


Gulf Daily News – Bahrain – December 26, 2004
Mohammed and Ali claim cycling titles
ALI Hassan Mansoor of Bani Jamra Youth Centre claimed the youth categorytitle while Riffa Club’s Mohammed Obaid won the juniors event in the individualtime-trial cycling race organised by the Bahrain Cycling Association (BCA)and sponsored by Batelco…. FULLSTORY


Indianapolis Star – December 26, 2004
Marketing behind new cycling tour
On Saturday, the structure of professional bicycle racing will changefundamentally: 19 top teams are committed to riding each of 27 races, bothmultiday tours and one-day classics…. FULLSTORY


The Sunday Mail – Australia – December 26, 2004
I’m in clear, says Dajka
CYCLIST Jobie Dajka says he has been cleared of taking performance-enhancingdrugs – and insists the pain of missing his Athens Olympics dream willlast forever… FULLSTORY


www.chinaview.cn – Beijing, PRC – December 21, 2004
Chinese cycling seeks further breakthrough, official says
BEIJING, Dec. 21 (Xinhuanet) — If Chinese cycling expects furtherbreakthrough at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, some advantage eventsshould be focused with special attention, the Chinese Cycling Association(CCA) chief said here on Tuesday. … FULLSTORY


Rotorua juniors match it with NZ’s best
By KATIE FARMAN
Rotorua cyclists Sam Bewley and Carissa Wilkes could have been forgivenfor feeling intimidated when they took to the start line in Auckland onSaturday night. Not only was the weather more akin to a wintry storm, butthe New Zealand Criterium Championship field read… FULLSTORY


Stuff.co.nz – New Zealand – December 21 2004
Olympian to appeal assault conviction
By DAVE COURTNEY
Olympic cyclist Hayden Roulston will appeal against his convictionand sentence for assault after a bar fight in June this year. Roulstonwas found guilty of two counts of assault when he appeared in the ChristchurchDistrict Court last week. He was fined $800. After initially saying hewould not appeal his conviction, Roulston decided to do so after “thinkinglong and hard about it”, his lawyer, James Rapley, said. Rapley said hisclient maintained he did not assault two… FULLSTORY


Scotsman.com – December 21, 2004
Police Chief in Charity Challenge
By Ben Pindar, Community Newswire
Avon and Somerset’s police chief was today embarking on the fourthday of an epic charity cycling challenge which aims to raise £25,000for a campaign to build a children’s hospice… FULLSTORY



“Cycling in the News” is a regular service of VeloNews.com. Readers,reporters and friends are encouraged to send links to current stories aboutcompetitive cyclists and cycling that appear in the mainstream media. Ifyou come across a news item that you believe may be of interest to otherVeloNews readers, we would be grateful if you choose to send it to Rosters@InsideInc.com.