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20 July, 2012

The week’s top bike news from around the world, brought to you every Friday.


Evans’ Tour disappointment could mean Olympic gold

BMC doctor Max Testa claims that while a stomach bug has all but ruined the Aussie champ’s chances to wear the yellow jersey in Paris, Cadel Evans will be in peak form to take home Olympic gold.

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$290 million push to expand Sydney’s bike network east

Sydney Mayor and bike advocate Clover Moore has submitted a second request for bike infrastructure funding to connect 14 council areas to the CBD.

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Are we riding less, or just getting older?

Crikey blog The Urbanist has joined with researchers from the School of Mathmatics and Statistics at the University of New South Wales to further dispute findings that Aussies are losing their love of bikes.

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Le tour de Salon

She may not have a hope of beating Wiggins to the podium, but this girl is a real winner, riding the tour from her living room to raise money for Bicycles for Humanity and providing hilarious commentary on the race as she goes.

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Inactivity “killing as many as smoking”

Researchers claim that inactivity in developed countries should be treated as a pandemic with one third of adults failing to get enhought exercise and drastically increasing their risk of developing heart disease and type 2 diabetes.

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Frank Schleck pulled from Tour following doping allegations

The Luxembourg rider, who placed third in the 2011 Tour tested positive for a banned diuretic while Team Sky’s Wiggins and Froome continue to lead the peloton out of the  Pyrenees as the race zooms towards Paris.

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Road safety: narrow focus on casualty statistics is misleading

Recording public perceptions of risk would give a better indication as to whether road safety is improving.

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NYC bike share scheme delayed

The fleet of 10,000 bikes set to hit New York’s streets in July are nowhere to be seen, with bike share operator Alta now claiming the scheme will launch in August.

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Anti-bike harassment policy passed

Sunnyvale, California, has become the latest US council area to pass an anti-harassment policy deeming it unlawful for drivers to intimidate or threaten bike riders.

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The ultimate crafternoon bike project

These girls, who call themselves the Deadly Nightshades, are taking bikes and fashion to a whole new level.

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