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Some of our biggest and/or favourite stories from this week on two wheels...

1. Cervelo S5 Disc launched with disc brakes and new V-shaped stem

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Cervelo has launched the brand new S5 Disc, a complete redesign of its flagship aero race bike, in the process giving it the disc brake treatment. The company claims the new bike is "42 grams faster than its predecessor", or the equivalent of 5.5 watts.
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2. Thomas De Gendt and Tim Wellens bikepacking home to Belgium after Il Lombardia

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Lotto-Soudal riders Thomas De Gendt and Tim Wellens will be finishing their season a week on Sunday at Il Lombardia, but they’ll still have a bit of riding left to do – the pair have decided to bikepack their way back to Belgium from Italy. The itinerary of their 1,000-kilometre trip, which is due to last six days, was shared by De Gendt on Twitter.
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3. Floyd Landis sets up his own pro cycling team

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Floyd Landis, who was stripped of his 2006 Tour de France win for doping and later provided testimony that helped bring down his former team mate Lance Armstrong, is launching his own cycling team. They will be sponsored by the Floyd’s of Leadville legal hemp and cannabidiol (CBD) business, and are aimed at bringing on young riders. Wonder if it will all go up in smoke eventually? 
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4. Kask launch new Mojito X road and Mojito X Peak 'gravel' helmets


Have we reached peak gravel? Kask have revamped their popular Mojito lightweight road lid, and also added a peaked version to keep out the grit and rain during gravel rides...
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5. Video: Cyclist heads onto traffic-free M27 motorway while it is closed for roadworks

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The cyclist filmed heading onto the M27 in Hampshire at the weekend looked like he knew exactly what he was doing, with the road closed to traffic for roadworks.
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6. What it takes to ride the Road World Championships - the pros on Strava

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Plenty of pro riders uploaded their Road World Championship rides to Strava after the race last Sunday, and in this article we delve into some of their efforts to see what it takes to ride with the best...
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7. Near Miss of the Day 187: Cyclist persuades police to launch close pass operation - then has his close pass video rejected 

When police in Northamptonshire announced recently that they would run a close pass operation targeting drivers who overtake cyclists too closely, it was thanks in part to the efforts of one reader who lives in the county; however Dave was left frustrated when he was told that no action would be taken against the driver of the van in the video above who made a very close pass on him.
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8. #HalfEatenRide campaign launched to highlight issue of bikes stripped of parts in London

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A website that seeks to reunite victims of cycle theft in London with their bikes has launched an initiative to raise awareness of another issue that affects many of the capital’s cyclists – thieves stripping parts from bikes, rather than stealing them outright.
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9. Safety work at Greenwich junction where two cyclists have died won't be complete until 2023 says Sadiq Khan

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Safety improvements to a roundabout in south east London where two cyclists have been killed in recent years will not happen for at least five years, according to Mayor of London Sadiq Khan.
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10. Endura launches new 3/4 shorts that are like “invisible mudguards”


Tackling typical British winter conditions if you’re training or racing isn’t easy, but it’s been made much easier thanks to recent fabric developments that provide protection without the sweat buildup. Endura’s expanded FS260-Pro Adrenaline is aimed at fast training rides and races in foul weather include a jacket, gilet, gloves and brand new 3/4 shorts, the latter of which are described as being like "like invisible mudguards".  
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Arriving at in 2017 via 220 Triathlon Magazine, Jack dipped his toe in most jobs on the site and over at eBikeTips before being named the new editor of in 2020, much to his surprise. His cycling life began during his students days, when he cobbled together a few hundred quid off the back of a hard winter selling hats (long story) and bought his first road bike - a Trek 1.1 that was quickly relegated to winter steed, before it was sadly pinched a few years later. Creatively replacing it with a Trek 1.2, Jack mostly rides this bike around local cycle paths nowadays, but when he wants to get the racer out and be competitive his preferred events are time trials, sportives, triathlons and pogo sticking - the latter being another long story.  

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