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Biker wins first France to China ‘Solar bike’ race

A Belgian cyclist rode 12,000 kilometers from the French city of Lyon to the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou in just 49 days to win an inaugural solar-powered electric bike race aimed at promoting renewable energy. Raf van Hulle's journey took him through Germany, Ukraine, Russia, then Kazakhstan before riding into China, cycling an average of 270 kilometers daily. He struggled through 3,000 kilometers of slopes amid scorching heat in the Gobi desert, which saw him pedaling unassisted in temperatures of over 40…