We love cycling here at road.cc. Well, duh. Less obvious, though is that we love dogs, too. Most of us have at least one. So, while 2017 may be less than a week old, a video of Alberto Contador riding his bike round his home while being chased by his dog is going to be hard to beat as our favourite cycling video come the end of the year.
The Tour de France, Giro d'Italia and Vuelta winner, who has joined Trek Segafredo from the now defunct Tinkoff team, posted the video to Instagram earlier today.
Given his comment that "This happens when you have a Trek Emonda and you cannot take it out for publicity issues," we're guessing it was filmed before 1 January and the official expiry of his contract with Tinkoff, which of course rode Specialized.
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.