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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 joined 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.

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