Dog Nearly Causes Major Crash in Tour De France (Video)

July 22, 2012; Paris, FRANCE; Bradley Wiggins (GBR), in yellow, and Mark Cavendish (GBR) during stage twenty of the 2012 Tour de France in Paris. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Prevost/Presse Sports via USA TODAY Sports

There are a lot of unwanted obstacles for riders in the Tour De France. While most are often avoidable, a dog streaking across the road in front of the pack isn’t a good scene and that’s exactly what happened during the second stage of this year’s Tour De France.

I’m not sure if the little guy got off his leash or if somebody was stupid enough to have a dog in the area without a leash (I wouldn’t doubt it), but the dog decided to walk into the middle of the street just moments before the riders were to come around the corner. A pedestrian (maybe the owner, maybe not) attempted to call the dog towards him and then for a brief moment ran into the street to get him but quickly hopped back as the riders were just feet away. He turned around and ran the other way, clearly anticipating what was to happen was going to be a bad situation.

Thankfully, the dog realized what was coming and NARROWLY (and I mean narrowly) avoided a catastrophe.

Topics: Tour De France

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