Don't forget guys, these lads get paid many, many millions to be very fit indeed. If I was getting that sort of money out of season I'd be riding a lot too.
It's a shame isn't it? You could be the very best person in the world at writing audit reports. You could be a hundred times better than your nearest competitor. These audit reports would be things of beauty and taste. They would reduce the readers to tears and yet you'd still only earn £27654 a year and be expected to prop a desk up in Milton Keynes for your entire life.
But get lucky, be gifted with driving skills instead of audit report writing and you earn 20 million quid a year, live in Monte Carlo, ride your bike all day and get sucked of by a podium girl every night.