That pronunciation of "cicli" is misleading. It emphasizes the second syllable, instead of the first.
I think it's only the sound being cut off too early, giving the impression of a stress that wasn't intended. It is pretty misleading though.
Why is bicycle wrong? It means the same thing
I would like to second this…. I put down "bikes" and was marked incorrect! :-S
I also lost a heart, because I wrote bicycle.