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Ben Swift's biggest fans


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

Simon has been news editor at since 2009, reporting on 10 editions and counting of pro cycling’s biggest races such as the Tour de France, stories on issues including infrastructure and campaigning, and interviewing some of the biggest names in cycling. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, his background has proved invaluable in reporting on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, and the bike industry. He splits his time between London and Cambridge, and loves taking his miniature schnauzer Elodie on adventures in the basket of her Elephant Bike.

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