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Some of our top stories from another busy week on two wheels...

1. "You've sold your soul, you've sold your sport out" TDY protester shouts at Team Ineos bus

This was the scene at the opening stage of the Tour de Yorkshire, where Team Ineos didn't get the warmest of welcomes...
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2. Sir Jim Ratcliffe says Ineos would end cycling team backing over doping

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Sir Jim Ratcliffe has said that Ineos will withdraw its sponsorship of cycling should members of its team be caught cheating or taking drugs, and has also denied accusations that his company’s entry into the sport is tantamount to “greenwashing.”
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3. Police fire off a letter after viewing footage of horrific hit and run on cyclist

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From Friday's live blog, we reported how hit and run victim Thonmoy Josh Dey was asked by police to go and get the CCTV footage of this shocking collision himself. The Met really leapt into action there...
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4. Bespoked 2019 highlights

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Some first day highlights from the UK’s only celebration of handbuilt bicycles.
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5. Pro Bike: Chris Froome’s Pinarello Dogma F12 in new Team Ineos livery

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It’s all-new kit and bike for Chris Froome as Team Ineos has been unveiled ahead of this weekend’s Tour de Yorkshire, and Pinarello, bike supplier since 2009. has unveiled the new Dogma F12. Here’s a first look at the bike Froome will be racing this season.
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6. BrightLoc, a lock and a light combined, is crowdfunding on Kickstarter

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Described as "the ultimate cycling accessory", Brightloc can be used as a front or rear light when not on security duties.
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7. Wahoo launch the Elemnt Roam GPS computer, their first with a colour screen

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Wahoo Fitness have unveiled their new flagship GPS device, the Elemnt Roam(link is external). It adds expanded navigational features and a colour screen, which will appeal to both road and off-road riders. 
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8. Protesters against “reckless” cyclists block Hackney street

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Protesters against “reckless” cyclists – including a mother who says her son was left with a facial scar after he was knocked over by someone on a bike who immediately rode off – have blocked a street in the London Borough of Hackney.
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9. Sky’s biggest achievement in cycling? Getting more Brits on bikes, says Brailsford

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Forget bankrolling a team that has won six of the last seven editions of the Tour de France; Sir Dave Brailsford says Sky’s biggest achievement in cycling has been getting more people riding bikes in Great Britain.
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10. Witnesses sought to cyclist/pedestrian collision on London Cycle Superhighway

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A London cyclist has appealed for witnesses after he came across the aftermath of a collision between a cyclist riding a Santander Cycles hire bike and a pedestrian on one of the capital’s Cycle Superhighways during yesterday’s morning rush hour.
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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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