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11 things we've learnt this week

Interesting, surprising and/or strange facts from the past seven days on road.cc

1. Chris Froome can run in cycling shoes.
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Bauns cycling.png2. It’s possible to propose via Strava.
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3. Dan Martin’s bike has a panda painted on the frame, a reference to an incident when a guy dressed as a panda chased him up the final hill in Liege-Bastogne-Liege a couple of years ago.
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pinarello dofma f8x light.jpg4. The new Pinarello Dogma F8 Xlight has a rider weight limit of 69.8kg. 
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Groundhog Day still.PNG5. You can use a bike to fend off a rabid groundhog.
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6. The new Garmin Edge 820 weighs 67.7g
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Tour de France 2016 Romain Bardet Focus Izalco Max - 1.jpg7. Pro rider Romain Bardet apparently likes his handlebars set at a very odd angle.
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8. The Eddy Merckx Sallanches64 gets its name from the fact that Eddy Merckx, the rider, became the amateur world champion in Sallanches, France, in 1964. 
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Trek colouring in Kom Shoes TdF 2016.jpg9. Trek-Segafredo riders decorated Jasper Stuyvens’ shoes with King of the Mountains polka dots using marker pens.
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10. It wasn’t a punch, it was a “hand off”, according to Chris Froome.
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2016_2_2_Shimano_Explorer_A_46 P.CMYK_.jpg11. Shimano has its sights set on the urban bike clothing market.
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Mat has been in cycling media since 1996, on titles including BikeRadar, Total Bike, Total Mountain Bike, What Mountain Bike and Mountain Biking UK, and he has been editor of 220 Triathlon and Cycling Plus. Mat has been road.cc technical editor for over a decade, testing bikes, fettling the latest kit, and trying out the most up-to-the-minute clothing. We send him off around the world to get all the news from launches and shows too. He has won his category in Ironman UK 70.3 and finished on the podium in both marathons he has run. Mat is a Cambridge graduate who did a post-grad in magazine journalism, and he is a winner of the Cycling Media Award for Specialist Online Writer. Now pushing 50, he's riding road and gravel bikes most days for fun and fitness rather than training for competitions.

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