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11 things we’ve learnt this week

Interesting and occasionally downright weird facts from the past seven days on

The Canyon//SRAM women’s team is searching for a new recruit via the Zwift virtual reality riding website.
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Still of Sir Dave Brailsford in BBC Pobol y CwmTeam Sky General Manager Dave Brailsford has appeared in Welsh language soap Pobol y Cwm.
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A man who rode a New York Citi Bike hire bike across the USA to Los Angeles has racked up a $1,200 late fee.
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The fine for not wearing a helmet while cycling in New South Wales, Australia, is rising from $71 (about £35) to $319 (about £157).
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Jonathan Tiernan-Locke during 2012 Tour of Britain (CC licensed on Flickr by Sum_of_Marc)Former Team Sky rider Jonathan Tiernan-Locke has reportedly been given a Category 2 licence following his two-year ban for doping.
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Lightweight’s new bike wear collection is called Edelstroff, the German for ‘noble stuff’. Fascinating, huh?
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Cycling has been ranked the third most expensive sport in which to participate, with the average cost of cycling put at £88 per month, according to a new report.
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A proposed amendment to South Dakota law would require cyclists to get off the road and dismount from their bikes to let faster-moving vehicles pass. 
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Even pro cyclists need a push occasionally.
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Orica-GreenEdge’s Simon Gerrans has now won the Tour Down Under four times.
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There’s such a thing as a self-filling water bottle. The Fontus pulls in moisture from the air and can produce up to 470ml of water an hour. 
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Mat has been in cycling media since 1996, on titles including BikeRadar, Total Bike, Total Mountain Bike, What Mountain Bike and Mountain Biking UK, and he has been editor of 220 Triathlon and Cycling Plus. Mat has been technical editor for over a decade, 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 winner of the Cycling Media Award for Specialist Online Writer. Now over 50, he's riding road and gravel bikes most days for fun and fitness rather than training for competitions.

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