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10 Top cycling stories you might have missed this week

Some of the highlights from another action-packed week on two wheels in our recap...

1. Hampshire the most dangerous place to be a cyclist in 2019


New figures from police across the country show that almost ten per cent of all incidents involving cyclists occurred in Hampshire. 
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2. Vincenzo Nibali signs for Trek-Segafredo


Vincenzo Nibali has signed a two-year contract with Trek-Segafredo, with his brother Antonio also making the widely-expected move from Bahrain-Merida.
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3. Council hits back in Velolife cycle cafe row – cyclists CAN use cafe insists statement… they just can’t “meet” there or congregate outside

Velolife (via Facebook)

A council insists that it is not stopping cyclists from using a cycling café in Berkshire – despite having obtained an injunction that in effect does exactly that.
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4. Council tweets letter explaining Velolife ban – and even its own leader comes out in support of café

The council that has banned cyclists from meeting at the Velolife café near Henley-on-Thames has posted to Twitter a copy of a letter attempting to justify its actions, provoking an outpouring of support for the business by users of the social network – including its own leader.
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5. Work starts on UK's first truly Dutch-style roundabout next month

Dutch-style roundabout, Cambridge (picture via Cambridgeshire County Council)

Work to construct what is set to be the UK’s first truly “Dutch-style” roundabout is due to start next month in Cambridge. The roundabout will be located at the junction of Queen Edith’s Way and Fendon Road close to Addenbrooke’s Hospital in the south of the city.
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6. "Don't buy into the anti-cycling thing" - James May tells drivers to stop worrying about cyclists

James May (CC BY-SA 2.0 licence by Airwolfhound:Flickr)

A rousing pro-cycling speech, from an unlikely source... James May, who presented Top Gear alongside the not-so-pro-cycling Jeremy Clarkson between 2003-2015 and now co-presents The Grand Tour, has called on drivers to "live in peace" with fellow road users, and not to "buy into the anti-cycling thing". 
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7. Ghost bike for sale on Facebook Marketplace?

Ghost bike on Facebook Marketplace

A man from the Wirral has put what appears to be a ghost bike up for sale on Facebook Marketplace. The post was spotted by reader Josh Owen Morris, who shared a screengrab of it on Twitter with the consensus of the replies being that it did indeed seem to be a ghost bike.
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8. Updated: Lotto-Soudal's Bjorg Lambrecht dies after Tour de Pologne crash

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Lotto-Soudal rider Bjorg Lambrecht tragically died following a crash during Monday's opening stage of the Tour de Pologne. The 22-year-old was taken to hospital following the crash, which happened with around with around 85 kilometres remaining of today's stage from Chorzow to Zabrze.
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9. Who is Fiona Kolbinger? The medical student who has become the first woman to win the Transcontinental Race…

Fiona Kolbinger Transcontinental win_Credit for

What we know so far about an elusive German medical student who stormed to an overall victory at the brutal Transcontinental Race, in what will go down as one of the most remarkable sporting stories of the year…
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10. First Ride: Canyon Ultimate CF Evo Disc 10.0 LTD - 6kg carbon disc road bike the lightest production disc braked bike yet?

Canyon Ultimate CF Evo Disc 10.0 LTD - riding 1.jpg

Canyon has history when it comes to pushing the boundaries of what’s possible with road bike design, and its new Canyon Ultimate CF Evo Disc 10.0 LTD once again nudges the envelope. It weighs 6.06kg (13.3lbs) for a size medium, and we've had a go on it already...
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Arriving at in 2017 via 220 Triathlon Magazine, Jack dipped his toe in most jobs on the site and over at eBikeTips before being named the new editor of in 2020, much to his surprise. His cycling life began during his students days, when he cobbled together a few hundred quid off the back of a hard winter selling hats (long story) and bought his first road bike - a Trek 1.1 that was quickly relegated to winter steed, before it was sadly pinched a few years later. Creatively replacing it with a Trek 1.2, Jack mostly rides this bike around local cycle paths nowadays, but when he wants to get the racer out and be competitive his preferred events are time trials, sportives, triathlons and pogo sticking - the latter being another long story.  

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