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“Please find a different job”: Jeremy Vine blasts ‘toxic’ London taxi driver; “Bristol cycle infrastructure needs reinventing”; Snake Trespass, round 2′; More dropper post chat; Coffee and cycling + more on the live blog

Happy Monday! After a weekend spent having nightmares about Matej Mohorič’s Poggio descent, Ryan Mallon’s pulled himself together to bring you the first live blog…

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Happy Monday! After a weekend spent having nightmares about Matej Mohorič’s Poggio descent, Ryan Mallon’s pulled himself together to bring you the first live blog of the week Taxi sign (licensed CC BT 2.0 by Ross Davidson on Flickr, image cropped).PNG Coffee stops are synonymous with cycling – but is there anyone out there who can’t stand a cappuccino or a flat white?

As a teenager on club runs, I was one of the few who ordered a cup of tea – but over the years they slowly ground me down (geddit?) and now coffee is a prerequisite on a long ride.

Has anyone stronger than me held out against the ever-increasing pressure to bow down to the omnipresent cycling-coffee culture of the 2020s?

With half of the cycling world taking to Google to figure out what exactly a dropper post does after Matej Mohorič’s death-defying descent of the Poggio to win a thrilling edition of Milan-San Remo on Saturday, we all assumed we were witnessing the birth of some new ground-breaking technology, set to revolutionise the sport.

> UCI confirms Matej Mohorič’s Milan-San Remo-winning dropper post is within rules

Mohorič even described dropper posts as “the future of cycling” in his post-race press conference.

But, as with all great leaps forward in road cycling, the dropper post of course stems from another branch of the sport, and was first tested in mountain biking a decade before the Slovenian was born: I imagine I wasn’t the only one who spent the weekend listening […]

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