When bicycles and animals come into contact the result is rarely good. Two horses joined the peloton on a descent on Stage 13 of the Giro d’Italia that took the peloton 170-km from Palmanova to Cividale del Friuli.
The descent in question looked quite technical and winding, so having a pair of unpredictable animals in the fray would have caused a fair bit of consternation within the pack.
Lampre-Merida staff attempt to scare off the pair of horses by spraying water from the teams bottles but the horses are not deterred and gallop on. A pair of large, unpredictable animals could have caused havoc in the peloton had they gotten in the way of any riders or team cars for that matter. Luckily, no riders appear to have been hindered by the pair of horses.
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