The cycling calendar is slowly winding down and that means the off-season is approaching: a time when the pros can ditch the Lycra, relax, unwind, go on holiday and catch up with friends and family.
For many in the peloton — mainly those that aren’t racing at the Tour of Beijing — the off-season has already started. We’ve been keeping an eye on them via social media.
Team Sky’s Luke Rowe heads to Las Vegas
Peter Sagan (who truthfully hasn’t turned a pedal in anger since the Tour) goes to the Big Apple to spend some of Oleg Tinkoff’s cash
Ian Bibby visits a rather unconventional museum
Known for daredevil descending Geraint Thomas goes to Disneyland and looks a little terrified on their roller coasters
Trek Factory Racing swap the bikes for a driving range at their end of season get together.
One of the most successful riders of 2014, Marcel Kittel has perhaps the least glamorous end of season blow outs. Helping his parents with some gardening
Brett Lancaster steps back in time by riding L’Eroica
Frank Schleck spends some time with his daughter and tries out a new look