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Vittorio Brumotti undercover at Tinkoff-Saxo, Kristian House knocked down, Rigoberto Uran, David Millar, + the closest pass ever

Professional cyclists galore in this week's cycling video round-up. We've got Kristian House getting knocked down, Rigoberto Uran teasing a particularly enthusiastic duck, David Millar racing a Maserati, and trials rider Vittorio Brumotti pretending he's a member of the pro peloton.

The fun doesn't stop there, later on we've got a cyclist faceplanting a bike, or bikeplanting his face - you'll understand when you see it - the closest pass we've ever seen on UK roads, a beautiful how-it's-made video of a stunning black and gold 3D printed titanium lugged carbon track bike from VRZ, and an eye-opening GIF showing how rubbish parking-adjacent bike lanes are.

 

Vittorio Brumotti undercover at Tinkoff-Saxo

We wonder how Contador would fare in a race up forklifts. Brumotti would probably have him there.

 

Kristian House knocked down

It's much easier to knock down a house of the Kristian variety than it is the bricks and mortar kind, it seems.

 

Rigoberto Uran making animal friends, or enemies

 

 

Despite their cutesy appearance, ducks are noteriously vicious. Perhaps Rigoberto got away lightly after taunting the beast.

 

David Millar racing a Maserati driven by... David Millar

Within a rupture of space time, it seems David Millar has done the impossible and both lost and won a race at the same time. Or perhaps it was a draw, the weird Maserati/Factor advert is not particularly clear on the competition specifics. It looks fun though.

 

The closest of close passes... *shudder*

If you're of a nervous disposition and want to ride you bike on the road again, look away now. This blue van passes unbelievably close to this cyclist. We can't quite believe the rider emerged unhurt. Stay safe out there everyone.

 

Faceplant bike or bikeplant face?

In a feat of balance and patience this street performer manages to use a kickstand to balance a bike with spinning wheels on his face.

We're not sure quite how to describe the bikefaceplanting that we're seeing, but we are sure that this must have taken hours of very painful practice to master.

 

Beautiful 3D printed titanium lugged carbon track bike

VRZ 2 BELT 3D printed titanium lugged carbon bike by ralf holleis from Ralf Holleis on Vimeo.

 

This is a thing of beauty. 3D printing is taking off in the bike manufacturing world, and it's leading to some truly stunning designs. 

This masterpiece is from Ralf Holleis, and it's called the VRZ 2 Belt.

Carbon frame. Titanium lugs. Belt drive. 4.9kg. Yes please.

 

Bike lanes + parking bays = door lanes. Can they work?

 

 

We've run plenty of stories about contentious bike lanes over the last few years, but this GIF sums up the argument against parking bay adjacent bike lanes better than words can.

Elliot joined team road.cc bright eyed, bushy tailed, and straight out of university.

Raised in front of cathode ray tube screens bearing the images of Miguel Indurain and Lance Armstrong, Elliot's always had cycling in his veins.
His balance was found on a Y-framed mountain bike around South London suburbs in the 90s, while his first taste of freedom came when he claimed his father's Giant hybrid as his own at age 16.

When Elliot's not writing for road.cc about two-wheeled sustainable transportation, he's focussing on business sustainability and the challenges facing our planet in the years to come.