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Transport Committee urges Government to make it easier for councils to bring in lower speed limits to make roads safer - and boost cycling spending

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Kristoff took advantage of a crash 3km from home that took out among other Andrei Greipel to power to stage victory

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Brian Robinson is being treated for a suspected broken collar bone, cuts and bruises

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