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

1. Mark Cavendish is now just four Tour de France stage wins behind all-time leader Eddy Merckx. 
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muc off team gb chain2.jpg2. There is such a thing as a Chain Lube Optimisation Dynamometer, and Muc-Off has used one to prepare chains for the GB Olympic cycling team.
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 Eurostar announce increase in cycle traffic3. Eurostar has occasionally stored bikes in disabled toilets.
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pinarello dofma f8x light.jpg4. Team Sky riders have raced Pinarello bikes to 232 victories and 656 podium places since 2010. Actually, that was up until Tuesday and Chris Froome has won the Tour de France individual time trial since then.
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5. This cycle lane (above) exists in Nottingham. 
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Tour de France 2016 power meters Shimano FDJ - 1.jpg

6. Shimano’s new power meter might not be available to buy yet but FDJ has been using a prototype in the Tour de France and it’s tiny.
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Tour of Britain 2016 London (picture credit SweetSpot).jpg7. This year’s Tour of Britain, starting in Glasgow on Sunday 4 September, will feature 10 UCI WorldTour teams.
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8. Pokémon Go is taking over the world, and at least one bike has been stolen in the process. 
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Froome Benny Hill - 1.jpg

9. Footage of Chris Froome running up Mont Ventoux accompanied by the Benny Hill theme is actually very funny.
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Xiao Yu and dog (c) NetEase.jpg

10. A Chinese cyclist has ridden through 23 countries in one year with a Spanish Water Dog called Harry.
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Peter Sagan rainbow jersey.jpg

11. Peter Sagan is set to win the Tour de France Green Jersey for the fifth consecutive year.
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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.