10 top cycling stories you might have missed this week…

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

1. Comedy Central commissions "non-scripted entertainment series" hosted by Bradley Wiggins

Bradley Wiggins (via Eurosport)

Bradley Wiggins is to front a new Comedy Central show in which British athletes will take on members of the public in a series of challenges related to their respective sports. Gods of The Game will be shot later this summer and broadcast next year.
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2. Aspen Police respond to complaint about Lance Armstrong vs George Hincapie bike race

Lance Armstrong (via NBC)

A resident of Aspen, Colorado, lodged a complaint with police about the filming of a mountain bike race between Lance Armstrong and his former US Postal Service team-mate George Hincapie, prompting officers to launch an investigation.
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3. Anti-cycling Facebook pages part of propaganda network run by Boris Johnson ally

Canary Wharf at night (copyright Simon MacMichael)

A lobbying firm run by political strategist and Boris Johnson ally, Lynton Crosby, ran two fake grassroots Facebook groups, Londoners for Transport and Unblock the Embankment, which wanted to rip up Cycle Superhighway 3 (CS3) along London’s Embankment.
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4. "We're going to have some questions about leadership" says Geraint Thomas about prospect of lining up at next year’s Tour alongside Chris Froome and Egan Bernal

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Geraint Thomas expects even more debate about team leadership should he start next year’s Tour de France for Team Ineos alongside Chris Froome and Egan Bernal. He also says that Sir Jim Ratcliffe, the founder of Ineos, is “just a genuine guy who loves his sport”.
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5. The ultimate dream build? Basso Diamante SV with Campagnolo Super Record EPS 12 speed

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We needed a vessel to test Campagnolo's new electronic version of their 12 speed groupset, and ended up getting a bit carried away...
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6. Government statistics show no growth in cycling trips in England - though London bucks the trend

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Growth in the number of trips being made by bicycle remains flat according to the Walking and Cycling Statistics, England: 2018 report released today by the Department for Transport – although cities in which investment has been made in cycling infrastructure, such as London, are bucking the trend.
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7. “Someone will die” if police fail to tackle "craze" warns cyclist seriously injured after car passenger pushed him

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A cyclist who was seriously injured when he was pushed by a passenger in a car has told road.cc that “this craze needs to be curbed” through prosecuting offenders, warning that unless action is taken, “someone will die.”
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8. “False info” – VanMoof rejects tech website’s claim it hacked one of Dutch firm’s “unstealable” smartbikes

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The co-founder of VanMoof, the Netherlands-based firm that says its S2 SmartBike is “unstealable” has rejected a tech website’s claim that it managed to hack one in less than a minute and remove the SIM card that enables the bike’s whereabouts to be tracked via GSM.
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9. Peter Sagan’s green S-Works Venge frameset - yours for $7,000


It’s become common for Tour de France jersey winners to arrive in Paris with a specially painted bike to match their accomplishment in the greatest cycle race, but it’s rare you can actually buy the same bike. Specialized is bucking that trend by offering just 100 S-Works Venge Disc Sagan 7x Limited Edition Framesets for a cool $7,000.
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10. Transport for London unveils changes to Chiswick High Road section of planned cycleway

Chiswick High Road junction with Duke's Avenue (picture Simon MacMichael)

Transport for London (TfL) has announced details of changes to the proposed Cycleway 9 from Brentford to Kensington Olympia that have been made following pressure from opponents led by Conservative councillors from the Chiswick wards of the London Borough of Hounslow.
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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 road.cc in 2017, and reports on all things tech as well as editing the road.cc 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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