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

1. Ben Swift is the only Briton to have two Milan-San Remo podium finishes to his name.
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2. Apple has applied for a US patent that could add a cycling power output function to its Apple Watch.
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3. The disc brake version of Lightweight’s Meilenstein wheels is priced at £4,799.
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4. With two months remaining, Amanda Coker has passed 70,000 miles in her attempt to improve on Kurt Searvogel’s annual mileage record of 76,076 miles.
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5. Dogs are still getting involved in professional bike races whenever possible.
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6. The Wahoo Fitness Elemnt Bolt bike computer and mount is claimed to save 12.6 seconds over a standard setup on a 40km (25 mile) time trial course.
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7. Britain’s Mick Ives has 60 years of competitive cycling behind him, and 85 national titles across various age groups and disciplines.
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8. An Australian politician’s suggestion to used Strava data to take action against cyclists who ride too quickly on bike paths was a ‘brain fart’.
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9. Playing rugby is more than 500 times riskier than riding a bike, apparently.
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10. Australia’s unsupported India 10, Pacific Wheel Race, which starts this weekend, is 5,300km long. 
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11. 35,000 cyclists take part in the Cape Town Cycle Tour… but not this year because it had to be cancelled due to winds in excess of 100km/h.
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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.