Like this site? Help us to make it better. Recap: our top 10 stories of the week

Some of our favourites and some of the biggest stories from the site after another action-packed week on two wheels...

1. Peter Sagan and his wife are separating

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If you’ve ever wondered whether Peter Sagan’s performances might be compromised were he to face turbulence in his personal life, the answer would appear to be ‘not particularly’. The runaway leader in this year’s points competition announced after Tuesday’s stage that he and his wife Katarina are separating.
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2. Cannondale's new gravel bike? 


Details of a new Cannondale Topstone have emerged on the internet, but what's this new bike going to be? Over to Jon at to wildly speculate...
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3. Tour Tech: Bauke Mollema's Trek Madone SLR Disc


Trek announced a hugely updated Madone range a couple of weeks ago, with adjustable IsoSpeed, a new geometry and disc brake models. The rim brake version is lighter than the disc brake model, as it always is, and they're equally aerodynamically efficient, according to Trek. Check out our video as we inspect Mollema's bike a little more...
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4. Geraint Thomas triumphs on Alpe d’Huez

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​What a Tour the Welshman's having so far... he still insists Froome is the leader, but does he have a genuine shout to jointly contest the GC? A fascinating situation is continuing to unfold as we head into stage 14 today. 
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5. Ridebyside, the side-by-side tandem

Thanks to the Ridebyside, bloody cyclists can always be riding two abreast. As far as we can tell it's an actual thing, and according to the website, Steve and Karen Teerlink had the idea after renting a pedal driven cart in Bear Lake in Utah. 
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6. Cyclist falls into gap as bridge opens to let boat through

Video from the United States shows the moment a cyclist who ignored warning signs as a bridge was opened to let a boat through fell into the gap between the roadway and the leaf of the bridge bring raised.
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7. Denver's bicycle police ride on the sidewalk - because they see the city's roads as being too dangerous for cyclists

Denver Bike Police (via Denver PD on Faceboook)

Bicycle Police in Denver, Colorado are reportedly riding on sidewalks – partly because they feel unsafe cycling with motor traffic on the city’s streets.
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8. Pinarello launches all-new Prince, a more affordable model based on Team Sky's Dogma F10


The Prince has been reborn. Pinarello has launched three new versions of the bike which used to be top dog in the Italian company's range and is heavily influenced by the top-end Dogma F10 that Team Sky are currently racing around France, but uses lower grade carbon fibre to bring the prices down to a slightly more reasonable level.
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9. Prague tourist area bike ban to be enforced from the end of the month


A daytime ban on cycling in some of Prague’s major tourist areas will be enforced from the end of the month. While restrictions were introduced at the end of May, the ban is not currently being enforced as traffic signs are not yet in place.
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10. An ex-pro's journey from paracetamol to MDMA


​From our Friday live blog is the story of the fall from grace for a former New Zealand cyclist who was trying to use paracetamol as a performance-enhancer back in 2013... this week he was handed an 18-month prison term, part of which was suspended, after pleading guilty to five counts of selling MDMA, supplying a prohibited drug, possession of unlawfully obtained cash and possession of a prohibited drug with intent to sell or supply. The judge said he believed the 28-year-old was remorseful and hoped he could one day reengage with the cycling world.
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Arriving at in 2017 via 220 Triathlon Magazine, Jack dipped his toe in most jobs on the site and over at eBikeTips before being named the new editor of in 2020, much to his surprise. His cycling life began during his students days, when he cobbled together a few hundred quid off the back of a hard winter selling hats (long story) and bought his first road bike - a Trek 1.1 that was quickly relegated to winter steed, before it was sadly pinched a few years later. Creatively replacing it with a Trek 1.2, Jack mostly rides this bike around local cycle paths nowadays, but when he wants to get the racer out and be competitive his preferred events are time trials, sportives, triathlons and pogo sticking - the latter being another long story.  

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