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 joined road.cc as news editor in 2009 and is now the site’s community editor, acting as a link between the team producing the content and our readers. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, he has reported on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, the latest developments in the bike industry and the sport’s biggest races. Now back in London full-time after 15 years living in Oxford and Cambridge, he loves cycling along the Thames but misses having his former riding buddy, Elodie the miniature schnauzer, in the basket in front of him.