Team Sky aren't having the merriest of Christmases as the controversy regarding Sir Bradley Wiggins' use of therapeutic use exepmptions (TUEs) and that package delivered to the team's former doctor at the 2011 Dauphine rumbles on - but that hasn't stopped them getting in the festive spirit with their annual video Christmas card.
As you'd expect from an outfit sponsored by a media giant, the production is slick and sees three-time Tour de France champion Chris Froome get a very special new ride - and from this picture tweeted today, it looks as though he's also got some seasonal kit, too.
— Chris Froome (@chrisfroome) December 23, 2016
Meanwhile, Geraint Thomas and his family star in this lovely animation from artist Richard Mitchelson, made for Team Sky sponsor Shimano - will the Welsh ace make it back home from his training ride before all the turkey gets scoffed? Watch and find out ...
— ShimanoROAD (@ShimanoROAD) December 23, 2016
You can read our recent two-part interview with Thomas by following the links below.
Simon has been news editor at road.cc 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.