recap: ten of our top stories this week

Some of's top stories rom another busy week on two wheels... ...

1. Yob films himself braking so cyclist goes through rear windscreen; an innovative way to resolve this week's helmet dispute

Motorist brakes in front of cyclist (via Facebook)

From our Friday live blog, a video has been posted to Facebook of a driver slamming on his brakes so that a cyclist smashes through his rear windscreen. The footage was shot by the driver. 
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2. Specialized launches another Sagan Collection of limited edition bikes and accessories

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It’s another Sagan Collection, a limited edition range of bikes and accessories painted in a unique colour scheme to honour the impressive achievements of Peter Sagan...
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3. First look (+ video): Shanren Discovery Pro GPS, with a claimed 96 hours of battery life


The new computer was recently crowdfunded into full production via a very successful Indiegogo campaign, and we've had a play with a test unit before they start shipping out to backers...
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4. First Look: Canyon’s Aeroad CF SL Disc 7.0 - aero without the big price tag

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Canyon's new more affordable aero race bike arrives for review...
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5. Campaigners form ‘people protected bike lane’ on Old Street in protest at lack of action by Islington Council, with safety improvements not due until late 2021

Old Street HGV and cyclist collision (copyright Simon MacMichael)

Campaigners formed a people protected bike lane on Old Street this week, protesting the fact that Islington Council has failed to improve the route.
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6. MIPS unable to replicate Bontrager WaveCel helmet safety claims

MIPS test

MIPS says that its preliminary test results do not substantiate the safety claims made by Bontrager about its new WaveCel helmets. In turn, Bontrager now says that “consumers can decide for themselves which products fit their particular needs based on the data and information available to them.”
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7. NAHBS celebrates beautiful bespoke bikes. Huge gallery plus award winners


The North American Handmade Bicycle Show has been celebrating beautiful bespoke bikes for 15 years, with framebuilders from around the world including Australia, Canada, England, Germany, Italy, Ireland, Japan, Russia, and Taiwan displaying some of the finest bikes across a variety of categories from best road bike to best commute bike...
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8. Team Sky to become Team Ineos from 1 May


Team Sky will become Team Ineos from 1 May this year after broadcaster Sky and sister company 21st Century Fox confirmed that they had agreed the sale of management company Tour Racing Limited to the petrochemical group, which is the UK’s largest private company
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9. Bontrager claims WaveCel helmets set new standards in safety

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Trek and its sub-brand Bontrager have unveiled new helmet technology called WaveCel, which they claim is "proven to be up to 48 times more effective than standard EPS (expanded polystyrene) foam at preventing concussions from common cycling accidents". More on that claim in a mo.
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10. Wiggins: Ineos sponsorship would be “an ideal situation” for Brailsford and Sky


The 2012 Tour de France winner says the rumoured deal will also help riders focus on racing if confirmed.
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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 was Staff Writer at 220 Triathlon magazine for two years before joining in 2017, and reports on all things tech as well as editing the live blog. He is also the news editor of our electric-powered sister site eBikeTips. 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. 

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