Fernando Alonso spent the day with Italy's major cycling race, the Giro d'Italia.
Having worked earlier this week in Ferrari's F1 simulator, the Spaniard headed further north on Thursday to drive the 171 kilometre mountain stage of the famous bike race in a VIP car.
He then presented the race leader with the iconic pink jersey.
Alonso, however, was not just having a break from the rigours of F1's 19-race season.
Last year, the 32-year-old - an avid cycling amateur and fan - made an ultimately failed bid to take over the top Spanish team, Euskaltel-Euskadi.
After the bid collapsed, Alonso vowed instead to set up a cycling team "from scratch" that will compete in the upper echelon...
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