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Video: Rider Takes Pull, Then Rides Straight Off The Road – Vuelta a San Juan Stage 4

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San Juan: Gaviria sprints to second win in stage 4

Fernando Gaviria sprints to his second win of the week in stage 4, beating Italy’s Elia Viviani in San Martin, Argentina. (Velo News)

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Any cyclist anywhere in London could be a cop – Met Police to trial ‘gold standard’ of close pass operations

The Metropolitan Police’s Cycle Task Force has the green light from bosses to come up with its own close pass operation. (road.cc)

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Tom Boonen: ‘I couldn’t just quit after the skull fracture’

Classics legend Tom Boonen says he’s looking for the perfect way to bow out of his prolific career. (Cycling Weekly)

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Reviving a Favorit, new life to the classic Czech bike brand

Founded back in 1922 when steel was really the only option for building bikes, Czech bikemaker Favorit continued for decades to produce everything from race winning road bikes to the indestructible townies that grandmothers would tool around on through their villages. (Bike Rumor)

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Fausto Pinarello: We don’t think a high-performance bike needs disc brakes

Italian talks bike design, brand and why he sold a majority stake to an investment fund. (CyclingNews.com)

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Gallery: Italy turns pink in 100-day countdown to 100th Giro d’Italia

From the Coppi monument on the Stelvio to Branca Tower in Milan, it’s one big light show. (CyclingNews.com)

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Tony Martin’s lack of team support laid bare as he suffers embarrassing fall in training (video)

Tony Martin suffered an embarrassing fall in training after a the Katusha-Alpecin support staff forgot to hold him up at the start of a velodrome lap. (Cycling Weekly)

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Cyclocross World Championships course made easier after crashes in training

A steep bank covered in snow and ice has been removed from the course of the Cyclocross World Championships after crashes in the first training session. (Cycling Weekly)

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The Inside Track – Ed’s Berlin ‘6 Day’ 2017

Ed Hood is back in harness working the ‘6 Day’ track boards of Berlin. Ed has found time to give us his thoughts on the German velodrome battle, with photos. (Pez Cycling)

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Sam Bennett sprints to victory at Race Melbourne, the Cadel’s Race curtain-raiser crit

After several near misses last week at the Tour Down Under, Sam Bennett (Bora-Hansgrohe) has taken his first win of the 2017 season, sprinting to victory at Race Melbourne. (Cycling Tips)

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James May: “Most cyclists are just people riding bikes. And they’re a bit hopeless.”

A cycling epiphany from the Grand Tour presenter. (Bike Radar)

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Tested: The Wahoo Kickr V2

The Kickr was lonely when it launched, but its popularity pushed competing companies to join the Kickr in the “smart” direct-drive trainer category. Of them, the CycleOps Hammer ($1,200), Tacx Neo Smart ($1,600), and Elite Drivo ($1,300) are the Kickr’s most direct competition.

These competitors, in turn, prompted Wahoo to update its trainer. (Bicycling Magazine)

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Race Melbourne

Tired legs from Down Under? Nah, no chance, get on down rolling again to Albert Park in Melbourne for a circuit race. (The Peloton Brief)

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Detroit approves plan for $4m sports complex with velodrome

Detroit plans to open an indoor velodrome and sports complex in late 2017. (Velo News)

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World Domination with C.L.O.D.

The Nanotube Optimized Muc-Off Chain cost over £60,000 to develop, saves 6 watts, dominated the RIO Olympics and holds the hour record. Now you can buy one. (Peloton Magazine)