There's something oddly brilliant about professional cyclists sitting on a donkey

Sit back and enjoy a bizarre selection of photos from the Vuelta a España by Yuzuru Sunada

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Mikel Landa on a donkey
Photo : Yuzuru SUNADA

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

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Yukiya Arashiro takes his polka-dot dog for a ride.
(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

We've all been thinking it, waiting, wondering, longing. When, oh when were we finally going to get the opportunity to see professional cyclists posing on a decorated (and decidedly miserable) donkey?

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Richard Windsor

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Richard is digital editor of Cycling Weekly. Joining the team in 2013, Richard became editor of the website in 2014 and coordinates site content and strategy, leading the news team in coverage of the world's biggest races and working with the tech editor to deliver comprehensive buying guides, reviews, and the latest product news.

An occasional racer, Richard spends most of his time preparing for long-distance touring rides these days, or getting out to the Surrey Hills on the weekend on his Specialized Tarmac SL6 (with an obligatory pub stop of course).