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Our compendium of fascinating facts and figures from the past seven days on road.cc

1. World champion Peter Sagan does an impressive hair throw!
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Tacx Booster -1.jpg

2. Using your bike on a turbo trainer could void the warranty, depending on the brand.
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Sir Bradley Wiggins on The Jump (source Channel 4, cropped).PNG

3. Sir Bradley Wiggins once turned down the chance of a walk-on part in EastEnders.
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4. You can mount a Bluetooth button on your handlebar that will ring a ‘bell’ via an app on your smartphone. If you want, like. 
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5. Spanish sports daily AS has asked whether world cyclo-cross champion Wout Van Aert is using an illegal hidden motor in his bike thanks to this clip (the incident is at 1:44mins).
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6. You can get a mini-pump that lives inside your seatpost.
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7. This cycle path, complete with speed bumps, exists in Paris.
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Christian_Black.jpg8. Manchester jobseekers are being offered free recycled cycles to help them get back into work.
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9. Fabian Cancellara’s former teammate Roberto Petito gave him the nickname Spartacus because he thought he looked like a gladiator.
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Lumos helmet - image via Lumos.jpg10. You can get a bicycle helmet that has a set of indicators on the rear that are controlled by wireless controls on the handlebars.
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Reader-Awards-2017---champion.jpg11. Peter Sagan and Chris Boardman have jointly won the Cycling Champion 2016/17 vote in the road.cc Reader Awards. 
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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.