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Fascinating facts and figures from the past seven days on road.cc

1. The 2016 Tour de France was the most successful ever for British cyclists with seven stage wins plus the yellow (Chris Froome) and white (Adam Yates) jerseys.
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Photo: Jonty Tacon2. You can race across Europe self-supported with a bike and equipment that weigh just 12.5kg.
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Mark Cavendish Cervelo S5 TdF 3.JPG3. Five stages in this year’s Tour de France were won on Cervelo S5s. 
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4. An hour of physical activity is necessary every day to offset the health impact of sitting at a desk for eight hours. 
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5. Jumping a red light can result in a £220 fine.
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Zwift London 8.jpg6. You can virtually ride the Prudential RideLondon course, featuring Box Hill and London landmarks, on Zwift.
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sidi shot chris froome.jpg7. Sidi’s new Shot shoes glow in the dark.
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Chris Hoy with gold medal at London 2012 (copyright Britishcycling.org.uk)8. Sir Chris Hoy is Britain’s favourite Olympian ever.
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Rafal Majka polka dot Specialized Tarmac 1.jpg9. The Tour de France’s King of the Mountains polka dot jersey has been around only since 1975.
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10. Exeter has a naked nighttime cyclist.
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UCI checking Tinkoff bike for hidden motor (source Facebook video still).JPG11. The UCI conducted 3,773 unannounced controls on bikes in this year’s Tour de France.
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Mat has worked for loads of bike magazines over 20+ years, and been editor of 220 Triathlon and Cycling Plus. He's been road.cc technical editor for eight years, 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 past winner of the Cycling Media Award for Specialist Online Writer.