Di lunedi, Owain Doull was on a training ride in Derbyshire, Inghilterra, when he found the pooch without its owner, secondo The Independent.
He then used his headphones as a makeshift leash, tying one end to the collar and holding the side with the earbuds while he biked the dog home.
Doull posted a video of the walk on Twitter saying the dog, named Bolt, made it home safely.
“Top Tip of the day, if you happen to find a lost dog while out on your bike headphones double up as a great lead,” Doull tweeted. “Managed to get Bolt home to his farm in one piece.”
Poche ore dopo, Bolt’s owner, James Harvey, thanks Doull for bringing his dog home.
“Thanks Owain,” Harvey wrote. “Bolt’s exhausted and pleased to have met a new friend.”
Doull told The Independent that he found Bolt’s owner’s address and phone number from his collar.
“I found him on the side of the road, shivering and looking a bit lost,” he told the British newspaper. “I tried to call the owner but had no response and the signal isn’t great around there. So I chucked the address into my phone and it was only a kilometer up the road.”
“I’ve never met such a responsive dog in my life,” Doull added.
Doull, 27, is a Welsh track cyclist who won a gold medal in men’s team pursuit at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.
He currently cycles for Team Ineos, based in Manchester, Inghilterra.