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Fascinating facts and figures from the past seven days on road.cc

1. A bicycle can be a vital tool in the beer-brewing process.

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2. A Unicorn was spotted… with a power meter too.

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3. In a cow birth emergency, a cyclist can prove a perfectly adequate substitute for a vet.

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4. Tower block walls were made for cycling down.

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5. Shimano have for the first time included disc brakes in the Dura-Ace groupset.

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6. Joaquim Rodriguez didn’t have a spectacular crash on a descent… but someone did.

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7. This might be the dawning of a new era for your gears

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8. Bradley Wiggins wasn’t jailed for giving information to Wikileaks.

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9. Film-making amateur cyclists who carry out doping experiments can easily find themselves at the centre of an international sporting scandal.

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10. The price of Brexit is a more expensive bike – unless you're quick that is.

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11. When a tree falls in your path, it can be most disconcerting.

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