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11 things we've learnt this week

Curious facts and useless statistics from the past seven days on road.cc

1. The auction of Robin Williams’ eclectic bicycle collection raised $600,000 for charity.
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2. An amateur rider who says he has never raced has been given a four year doping ban.
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3. A nine-year-old boy has climbed the Passo dello Stelvio less than 48 hours after climbing Mont Ventoux.
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4. Chris Froome likes the look of the 2017 Giro d'Italia route.
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 Shave (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 licensed by Mixy Lorenzo:Flickr)
5. A surprisingly high proportion of modern men shave their legs, and they're not all cyclists.
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6. An Australian cyclist has been fined £95 for passing a stationary car. 
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7. Third-party video footage has so far result in the prosecution of 78 motorists for passing cyclists too closely in the West Midlands.
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8. A team of researchers is looking to give our cities a cheaper, smaller alternative to cars and busses by introducing fleets of autonomous tricycles to the streets.
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9. Police in Cleveland fined only 26 motorists for illegally using handheld mobile phones at the wheel last year.
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10. Wiggle's UK turnover exceeded £100m last year.
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11. Groningen in the Netherlands is to spend €85 per head of population in each of the next five years to improve conditions for people who get around by bike.
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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 road.cc 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 pushing 50, he's riding road and gravel bikes most days for fun and fitness rather than training for competitions.

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