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

1. Luke Rowe and Tony Martin apologise after mid-stage spat sees both expelled from Tour de France

Luke Rowe of Team Ineos and Jumbo-Visma’s Tony Martin have apologised in a joint video interview after both riders were expelled from the Tour de France following an incident towards the end of Stage 17 into Gap (their appeals fell on deaf ears). 
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2. Trek's new Domane: more comfortable, more aerodynamic

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The latest version of the Trek Domane has launched, an endurance bike that has seen plenty of success at the highest level since being introduced in 2012 -and it’s a ground-up redesign that increases both speed and comfort...
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3. Potentially lethal traps laid on cycle trails in Peak District

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In recent months, thick branches have been cut down and fixed at head height along a bridleway in Bradwell, carpet tacks have been laid across a road in Bamford and a wall of rocks has been constructed across a path in Aston in the Peak District.
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4. Cycling and the Law: why a cyclist being successfully sued for colliding with a pedestrian is actually good for cyclists

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Specialist cycling solicitor Mark Hambleton explains why a recent high-profile case reinforces a key principle that usually supports cyclists in their compensation claims following collisions with motorists. 
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5. Teacher believed to have broken the 133-year-old record for fastest time to cycle Land's End to John O' Groats on a Penny Farthing

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A teacher from Matlock is claiming to have broken the 133-year-old world record for the fastest time cycled from Land's End to John O' Groats on a Penny Farthing, raising almost £8,000 and counting for Children in Need in the process.
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6. Peter Sagan slams the CPA over failure to act heatwave at Tour 

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From our Wednesday live blog, Sagan told ITV about the struggles in temperatures that were in the high 30's, and says the Professional Cyclist's Union (CPA) "have to do something": "I think so yes, I don't know why we pay them."
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7. Cycling UK urges transport secretary to tackle “active travel crisis”

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Cycling UK has urged secretary of state for transport Chris Grayling to tackle what it describes as an “active travel crisis,” calling on him – and presumably any successor with a cabinet reshuffle imminent – to quadruple funding for walking and cycling in England by 2025.
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8. Driver who killed cyclist suffered from “automatism” claims defence

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A driver convicted of causing the death of a cyclist by careless driving was suffering from “automatism” at the time of the fatal collision, according to his defending barrister.
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9. Katusha vs Movistar: two Canyon Ultimates, two very different builds

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While the most obvious differences are the paint jobs, the Movistar and Katusha teams are using pretty much entirely different components on their Canyon Ultimate CF SLX framesets. We managed to get hold of both Alex Dowsett's and Mikel Landa's Canyon Ultimate CF SLX to take a closer look... 
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10. "I took some risks" admits Alaphilippe of storming descent from Galibier as Quintana wins stage

Movistar's Nairo Quintana attacked the remains of the day's break on the Col du Galibier to ride away to a fine solo victory by more than a minute and a half from AG2R-La Mondiale's Romain Bardet, who moves into the lead of the mountains classification. What's going to happen this afternoon? This tour is wide open and going down to the wire...
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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.