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11 things we've learnt this week

Interesting nuggets from the past seven days on road.cc

1. Double Tour de France champion Chris Froome can get a 200-person bike ride together in two hours.
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Barclays Bike turns up 18 months late (image courtesy of @BradTubbs)

2. A Boris Bike has just been returned a year and a half late.
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alter cycles 2.jpg3. You can get a bike with a flexible down tube that’s designed to provide a smoother ride. 
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4. road.cc forum users like a good sock length debate.
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Still from Breaking the Cycle Greenland by Claudio von Planta

5. An Australian rider is aiming to be the first to cycle across Antarctica via the South Pole.
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Jess Varnish and Becky James, Cali 2014 (copyright Britishcycling.org.uk)

6. Track sprinter Jess Varnish (above, left) still hopes to make the Rio Olympics.
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7. Cannondale’s new SuperSix Evo Disc has finally been spotted in the wild. 
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8. If trials ace Danny MacAskill puts in some more practice he might be as good as trials ace Danny MacAskill. (Huh? Check out the video and it'll make sense!)
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Beers (CC CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 The Pingus|Flickr).jpg9. road.cc readers’ second favourite cycling drink is beer.
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Leeds Bradford CC bus stop Credit Ken Spence

10. The Leeds-Bradford Cycle Superhighway is just 75cm wide in places.
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11. Lotto-Soudal’s André Greipel has now won 20 Grand Tour stages.
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Mat has been in cycling media since 1996, on titles including BikeRadar, Total Bike, Total Mountain Bike, What Mountain Bike and Mountain Biking UK, and he has been editor of 220 Triathlon and Cycling Plus. Mat has been road.cc technical editor for over a decade, testing bikes, fettling the latest kit, and trying out the most up-to-the-minute clothing. We send him off around the world to get all the news from launches and shows too. He has won his category in Ironman UK 70.3 and finished on the podium in both marathons he has run. Mat is a Cambridge graduate who did a post-grad in magazine journalism, and he is a winner of the Cycling Media Award for Specialist Online Writer. Now pushing 50, he's riding road and gravel bikes most days for fun and fitness rather than training for competitions.

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