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“Cyclists should be banned on environmental grounds”… car obsessive’s mad mental arithmetic; Weekend catch-up + more on the live blog

"Cyclists should be banned on environmental grounds"... car obsessive's mad mental arithmetic; Weekend catch-up + more on the live blog

Happy Monday! With our regular news team taking a well-earned rest Jack Sexty is blogging you through the start of the week Filippo Ganna breaks…

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Happy Monday! With our regular news team taking a well-earned rest Jack Sexty is blogging you through the start of the week Filippo Ganna breaks UCI Hour record (James Startt) "Cyclists slowing down cars make cars burn more petrol or diesel. If this additional fuel use is then attributed to the cyclists, a quick calculation I did showed the cyclists doing about 8mpg. Therefore cyclists should be banned on environmental grounds." Unfortunately this person did not show their working, so we’re just left with this incredible take on how motor vehicles pollute. There are various theories on how this wise statsmaster worked it out, we reckon this is probably the best guess so far… Surely you can’t have missed Ganna’s stunning new Hour Record, the gravel world champs, Il Lombardia and, erm, a really bad cycle lane in Manchester? If that really is the case you’ve got some catching up to do…

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Arriving at road.cc in 2017 via 220 Triathlon Magazine, Jack dipped his toe in most jobs on the site and over at eBikeTips before being named the new editor of road.cc in 2020, much to his surprise. His cycling life began during his students days, when he cobbled together a few hundred quid off the back of a hard winter selling hats (long story) and […]

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