Spotted this pair of four-legged fans at the Tour of Britain finale in London.

They belong to none other than Ben Swift, and if they look pretty pleased with themselves, it's probably because they got some extra-nice treats to help celebrate their master's Stage 7 win in Yeovil the previous day.

And, yes, those are Ben's hand-me-down team shirts they are wearing... truly a pro racer's best friend  4

Born in Scotland, Simon moved to London aged seven and now lives in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds with his miniature schnauzer, Elodie. He fell in love with cycling one Saturday morning in 1994 while living in Italy when Milan-San Remo went past his front door. A daily cycle commuter in London back before riding to work started to boom, he's been news editor at road.cc since 2009. Handily for work, he speaks French and Italian. He doesn't get to ride his Colnago as often as he'd like, and freely admits he's much more adept at cooking than fettling with bikes.