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

1. An ostrich can keep pace with a cyclist.
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2. The UCI’s Extreme Weather Protocol allows races to be altered and even cancelled because of air pollution, among other things.
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Trackstand licensed CC BY-SA 2.0 by Richard Masoner (at) Cyclelicious3. Trackstanding in Sydney, Australia, can apparently lead to a fine for ‘dangerous cycling’.
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Vivaz Assist motor (courtesy Vivax Assist).jpg4. The UCI’s first detected case of ‘mechanical doping’ has led to a big spike in sales of motor-assisted road bikes. 
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Bicycle Colouring Book cover.jpg5. There’s such a thing as The Bicycle Colouring Book for adults.
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Bike Bell proposal 1 (source Ladwholived on Imgur).jpg6. You can propose to a loved one with an engraved bicycle bell.
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7. Russian pro cycling team Katusha is branching out into clothing.
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Fabian Cancellara at start of 2016 Strade Bianche (picture ANSA, Peri-Carconi).jpg

8.Fabian Cancellara is going to buy a motorised bike. 
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Trek Domane 2016 - drive side- ©Paolo Ciaberta.jpg9. Trek has a new Domane in the works, probably with a new method of damping vibration in the front end.
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Victoria Pendleton wins at Wincanton (Racing UK video screenshot).png10. Double Olympic gold medallist Victoria Pendleton will ride at the Cheltenham Festival. You know, over the jumps on a horse (called Pacha Du Polder).
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SRAM Red eTap - rear mech.jpg11. SRAM eTap Red wireless shifting works really, really well. 
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Mat has worked for loads of bike magazines over 20+ years, and been editor of 220 Triathlon and Cycling Plus. He's been road.cc technical editor for eight years, 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 past winner of the Cycling Media Award for Specialist Online Writer.