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Interesting facts and figures from the past seven days on road.cc

1. Something will have to go seriously wrong for Team GB not to win the men’s 4,000m pursuit at the Rio Olympics, according to Bradley Wiggins.
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Bontrager Aeolus XXX wheel - 1.jpg2. Bontrager’s new Aeolus XXX wheelset weighs just 976g.
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3. Chris Froome and Geraint Thomas have been riding Bromptons around the Olympic Village.
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UCI WorldTour logo.jpg4. Next year’s Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic will feature all of the world’s leading teams after the UCI announced an expansion of the WorldTour calendar.
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shoka bell 1.jpeg5. You can get a bicycle bell that’s 105 decibels.
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specialized rio olympics.jpg6. Specialized’s Rio Olympic race bikes change colour according to the temperature.
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Photo Norbert Münch.jpg7. Transcontinental Cycle Race leader Kristof Allegaert is using a cheap bar bag from Decathlon.
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Smiling Shark Vincenzo Nibali © Simon MacMichael8. Vincenzo Nibali is the first rider to be confirmed as a member of the new Bahrain Merida Pro Cycling Team for 2017.
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Joolze Dymond Kinesis Aggregate 100 - 2.jpg9. The UK’s first gravel enduro takes place this weekend.
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Prudential RideLondon Classique (source - RideLondon on Twitter).jpg10. Last weekend’s Prudential RideLondon Classique offered the richest ever prize in women's cycling.
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11. Team GB track cyclists have a secret skinsuit for the Olympics. 
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Mat has 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.