All the goings on from another action-packed week on two wheels...

1. Gorgeous steel bike marks Ernesto Colnago’s 87th birthday

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Wowza! Ernesto Colnago is 87 years old today - and to mark the occasion the Colnago bicycle brand that he founded back in 1952 has unveiled the beautiful Colnago 87. 
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2. Glasgow to host all 13 UCI World Championships in 2023 for debut 'mega event' format

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Glasgow has been unveiled as the first-ever host of a UCI World Championships that will bring together 13 separate disciplines in what promises to be a festival of cycling in 2023. The ‘mega event’ is a departure from the existing calendar that sees the events spread throughout the year, and the UCI’s intention is that it will be repeated in a different location every four years.
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3. Professor likens anti-helmet advocates to climate change deniers

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A professor at an Australian university has likened opponents of compulsory cycle helmet laws to “climate change deniers and the anti-vaccination groups” following publication of a study which claims that legislation introduced across the country almost three decades ago has resulted in cycling fatalities falling by almost half.
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4. Colombian ex-pro cyclist arrested in Italy for dealing cocaine

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Former pro cyclist Juan Pablo Valencia Gonzales has been arrested on suspicion of trafficking and dealing cocaine in Italy, with traces of the drug found in the seat tube of the mountain bike he was riding when he was stopped by Carabinieri.
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5. Geraint Thomas insists cycling among "cleanest sports"

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From our Thursday live blog, the Tour de France champ made the comments during a video interview with The Guardian. 
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6. SRAM RED eTap AXS – 12-speed wireless groupset with radical new approach to gearing launched


SRAM has completely and radically redesigned its top-tier Red eTap groupset, making the leap to 12-speed but more than that, introducing a completely new approach to gearing that provides a wider range and smaller jumps between sprockets and adding for the first time a 1x option. Click the link below for all the juicy details. 
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7. Cycling is Britain's least favourite means of travel, survey finds

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Cycling is the British public’s least favoured way to travel, according to a new survey which found that just four in ten people favoured getting around by bicycle, compared to 49 per cent who have an unfavourable view of it.
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8. Video: Jeremy Vine gets (very) close pass from white van man - in a bus lane 

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The broadcaster Jeremy Vine has posted another video showing a van driver making a very close pass on him during his commute in London – this time in a bus lane.
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9. Ekoi launch the R5 Custom, a "100% customisable shoe"

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In the world of cycling tech, it doesn't feel like the year has begun until something wholly unusual lands on our desks or in our inbox from Ekoi... and after sampling the delights of their one-size, inside-out bib shorts and a jersey that is designed to prevent tan lines, they've now launched a custom configurator(link is external) for the range-topping Ekoi R5 road shoe with some very eye-catching designs to choose from. 
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10. The CycleWing, a sail for your bike, is now crowdfunding on Kickstarter

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Not getting enough tailwind? You may want to invest in CycleWing, a sail that fits to almost any bike and allows you to rotate it with a bar control system to better catch the wind...
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After cobbling together a few hundred quid during his student days off the back of a hard winter selling hats (long story), Jack bought his first road bike at the age of 20 and has been hooked ever since.  He joined road.cc in 2017, having previously worked for 220 Triathlon magazine. Jack's preferred events are time trials, sportives, triathlons and pogo sticking (the latter being another long story), and on Sunday afternoons he can often be found on an M5 service station indulging in his favourite post-race meal of 20 chicken nuggets, a sausage roll, caramel shortbread and a large strawberry milkshake.