Top 10 cycling stories you might have missed this week

The pick of the bunch from another action-packed week on two wheels in our recap

1. “Made in China” era over says Giant, the world’s biggest bike maker – and blames Donald Trump's trade war

The chairwoman of Giant Bicycles, the world’s biggest bike manufacturer, says that the “made in China” era is over due to the punitive tariffs imposed by US president Donald Trump.
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2. Sadiq Khan to close 12 miles of London roads for car-free day in September

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has announced that 12 miles (20km) of roads will be closed to cars in Central London on September 22. Boroughs will also hold events promoting walking, cycling and public transport. “I encourage as many Londoners as possible to join in the fun and see the city from a different perspective,” said Khan.
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3. Hunt reveals "world’s fastest road disc brake wheelset up to 50mm"

Hunt claims that its new 48 Limitless Aero Disc is faster than any other wheelset of its kind with either 25mm or 28mm tyres fitted.
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4. Geraint Thomas will be fine to race Tour de France after emerging "relatively unscathed" from Tour de Suisse crash

Phew! As Geraint Thomas suffered a heavy crash on stage four of the Tour de Suisse we were expecting the worst... however Ineos released a statement later the same evening saying Thomas escaped "relatively unscathed" and has been given the all-clear to line up at the Tour de France on 6th July.  
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5. Trek launch the Madone SLR 6 Disc Speed with integrated aerobars

The aerobar system makes this new version of the Madone ideal for part-time triathletes and time trial enthusiasts, say Trek, and the aerobars also detach in less than 30 seconds to ride it as a regular road bike. 

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6. Club cyclists accused of riding London to Brighton sportive route without having an entry

From our Tuesday live blog, the annual London to Brighton sportive took place last week - and a lively debate sprung up on our forum afterwards regarding 'hundreds' of cyclists, many adorning club colours, allegedly taking advantage of the route and its closed road sections without paying for an entry. 
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7. Cannondale Topstone Carbon First Look - 30mm Kingpin suspension, wide tyres and all the mounts

Cannondale has launched the Topstone Carbon gravel and adventure bike featuring a novel new Kingpin suspension system providing 30mm of compliance for a "smoother and more capable" ride,  wide tyre clearance and mounting points for extra bottles, racks and mudguards. 
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8. Pearl Jam singer tracks down cyclist who gave him backie on bike when he was lost in Amsterdam 27 years ago

Pearl Jam singer and guitarist Eddie Vedder launched an appeal last week to find a Dutch woman who had given him a backie to his hotel on her bike after a gig 27 years ago – and, when she came forward, rewarded her for the act of kindness by treating her with VIP tickets to a concert in Brussels. 
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9. Cyclist found partly liable for crash with pedestrian who was looking at her mobile phone as she stepped into road

A woman who was looking at her mobile phone while crossing the street will receive compensation from a cyclist who collided with her after a judge ruled that bike riders “must be prepared at all times for people to behave in unexpected ways.”
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10. Furious letter from Sadiq Khan to RBKC leader on their voting down of cycle lane proposal asks: "how many more of your residents have to be maimed or killed?"

From our Wednesday live blog, London Mayor Sadiq Khan sent a furious letter to the leader of Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea leader Elizabeth Campbell over the group's refusal to support a proposed segregated cycle lane between Wood Lane and Notting Hill Gate. 
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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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