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. Review: Channel 5's Cyclists: Scourge Of The Streets?

London cyclists at Hyde Park Corner (copyright

We watched this rubbish so you didn't have to...
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2. Cyclists aren’t the “Scourge Of The Streets” says Chris Boardman

What we would recommend watching, however, is Chris Boardman's fantastic response to the 'documentary' in partnership with British Cycling. 
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3. “They wanted us to take them somewhere people would say they didn’t like cyclists…” Cyclists: Scourge of the Streets production crew accused of inflaming ‘war on the roads’ mentality

Cyclists at traffic lights (©Toby Jacobs)

The production team behind an inflammatory programme on cycling, aired on Channel 5 this week, deliberately sought out people who 'didn't like cyclists', and didn't contact the police department responsible for the safety of London cyclists, where much of the show was filmed, has learned.
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4. Peak District cyclists repeatedly targeted by booby traps

Police tape (CC licensed by freefotouk on Flickr)

Cyclists in South Yorkshire and the Peak District are being targeted by people setting a variety of booby traps on trails including branches placed at head height and rocks being placed on a path to create an obstacle, as well as tacks scattered across a road.
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5. Tour de France pro bike: Peter Sagan's Specialized S-Works Venge Disc - Best looking bike in the peloton?

peter sagan venge s-works disc

Could this be the bike that helps Peter Sagan to not only defend the green jersey at the 2019 Tour de France but to win it for a record-breaking 7th time? The points jersey classification has become Sagan’s to lose, and few would bet against him.
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6. Tour de France Stage 6: Dylan Teuns wins from the break, Giulio Ciccone takes yellow

Stage 6 was where Le Tour really kicked off, with a savage gradient topping out at over 25% to greet the riders on the last kilometer of the stage that was won by Dylan Teuns.  
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7. Strava cuts ties with Relive, saying their new updates violates contract

Relive Cycling

If you're on Strava's mailing list, you may have noticed an email stating that they will no longer be working with the 3D video sharing platform Relive: "The current version of Relive violates several of the terms that we ask of our API partners. We've worked hard with Relive to try to fix this, but they have ultimately chosen not to make the changes needed to honour the agreement. So as of today, Strava will no longer send your activities to Relive for playback." 
Relive responded with a statement, claiming that Strava weren't happy about new social features that are included on the latest release of the Relive app: 
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8. Tour de France pro bike - Julian Alaphilippe’s Specialized S-Works Tarmac Disc with added yellow bits

Julian Alaphilippe’s Specialized S-Works Tarmac8

The Specialized S-Works Tarmac is the bike of choice for the swashbuckling Julian Alaphilippe, who enjoyed a day in the yellow jersey after an audacious attack on the hilly finale of stage 3 of this year’s Tour de France. Let's take a look at his bike... 
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9. Giant revives Cadex name for new wheel and component brand

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Giant Bicycles has revived its Cadex name for a new collection of carbon fibre wheels and components, which debuted at the 2019 Tour de France with the CCC team.
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10. Dr Ian Walker smashes record for riding Europe from North to South

Dr Ian Walker

Bath-based academic Dr Ian Walker has broken the world record for cycling through Europe from North to South, riding from North Cape in Norway to Tarifa in Spain in 16 days, 20 hours and 59 minutes.
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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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