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Bradley Wiggins prefers to eat his chicken in peace. The Tour de France winner posted a video in which he was disturbed by a singing waiter while tucking into a chicken feast. Wiggo wasn't best pleased...
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This year will see the 100th staging of the Giro D’Italia, which will end with a time trial in Milan. 
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The Ravemen PR1200 is a super bright light that can also charge your phone. Dave Atkinson was full of praise for the Ravenmen PR1200, suitable for road or off-road riding and also able to charge your mobile or GPS device as an added bonus. 
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Ceramic bearings are polarising... do they make you faster and are they worth the sky-high price? It's caused quite a debate on road.cc
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Jeremy Vine Mercedes driver in Kensington (Twitter video still).JPG

Jeremy Vine is a road rage magnet. The radio 2 presenter and two-wheeled fan has again found himself on the receiving end of some harsh words from a driver in London, after nearly coming together with a Mercedes that was turning into a sideroad. 
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Cycle Superhighway.jpg

London Cycle Superhighways “raise air pollution"? Tory Peer Lord Higgins has felt the wrath of road.cc followers with yet more controversial claims that London's Cycle Superhighways actually cause greater levels of pollution. 
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Strava start and end signs (via StickyBottle).jpg

Cyclists in Ireland have their Strava segments marked out for them - now riders in Clare Counrty, Ireland won't be guessing where they have to start sprinting to get their KOM, as three Strava segments have now been handily marked out for them with start and finish points.
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Cyclists currently only have access to just over a fifth of the UK’s 146,000km of off-road path, and campaigners want more. Some ramblers groups oppose the move, which is sure to spark a debate with the cycling community over rights of way on shared paths.
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Tour of Britain 2017 Stage 8 route map.JPG

This year’s Tour of Britain will be the first to finish in Wales. The eight-stage route will take in some of Britain's greatest landscapes, starting in Edinburgh and finishing in Cardiff.
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There’s an air-free tyre arms race going on, with Tannus announcing their 'fastest ever' tyre in 25mm and Bridgestone inventing a whole new air-free concept.
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Michele Scarponi (picture - ANSA-PERI).jpg

Michele Scarponi was one of the most respected pro riders on the circuit, with his tragic passing bringing the cycling community together in tribute.
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After cobbling together a few hundred quid during his student days off the back of a hard winter selling hats (long story), Jack bought his first road bike at the age of 20 and has been hooked ever since.  He joined road.cc in 2017, having previously worked for 220 Triathlon magazine. Jack's preferred events are time trials, sportives, triathlons and pogo sticking (the latter being another long story), and on Sunday afternoons he can often be found on an M5 service station indulging in his favourite post-race meal of 20 chicken nuggets, a sausage roll, caramel shortbread and a large strawberry milkshake.