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Did a disc rotor slice Owain Doull’s shoe at Abu Dhabi Tour? It’s hard to say

At this point, in some ways it doesn’t matter whether Doull’s shoe was actually sliced by Kittel’s rotor or by something else. Until the UCI deals with the issues at hand, expect more of these sorts of stories as the renewed disc-brake trial gets further underway. (Cycling Tips)

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Video: What Will Disc Rotors Cut?!

Caley Fretz of Velo News tests whether a spinning disk brake rotor will slice through a cycling shoe, a saddle, and a piece of cardboard.
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Video: Team Sky’s Douall shows damage he says caused by disc brakes

Owain Doull claims that Kittel’s disk brake cut through his shoe, injuring his foot, during a crash in stage 1 of the Abu Dhabi Tour.
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2017 Abu Dhabi Tour: Stage 1 – Last Km

Watch the last kilometer from the first stage of the 2017 Abu Dhabi Tour.
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Doull claims Kittel’s ‘lethal’ disc brake bike almost caused serious injury

Owain Doull has called for disc brakes to be banned unless protective casings are introduced after suffering a crash on the opening day of the Abu Dhabi Tour in which one of Marcel Kittel’s rotors slashed through his shoe. (cyclingnews.com)

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Cavendish strikes first in Abu Dhabi Tour sprint

Mark Cavendish (Dimension Data) claimed stage 1 of the Abu Dhabi Tour with an impressive sprint that saw off his rivals in a finish dominated by crashes. The Manxman held off a late charge from André Greipel (Lotto Soudal), while Marcel Kittel (QuickStep-Floors) was among the fallers in the final 1,000 metres. (cyclingnews.com)

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Spare a thought for the humble valve stem – Everything you need to know

It is easy to overlook the humble valve stem, but should it fail, or worse, be too short to suit your wheels, then it can sabotage your entire ride. In this post, Australian tech editor Matt Wikstrom takes a look at one of the most trivial but important parts of your bike. (Cycling Tips)

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Viral video of female cyclist tearing off van’s wing mirror exposed as ‘factually incorrect’

Video has been removed from Facebook after receiving nearly 10 million views. (Cycling Weekly)

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Team Sky faces fine for reduced Abu Dhabi Tour roster

British WorldTour squad Team Sky started the Abu Dhabi Tour on Thursday with six instead of eight riders, and could face a financial penalty. (Cycling Weekly)