Sheep dis­rupt rid­ers

Austin American-Statesman - - SPORTS -

The rid­ers were dis­rupted by sheep run­ning across their path on a hard climb up the Pyre­nees moun­tains.

Tele­vi­sion footage showed the sheep hes­i­tat­ing and then set­ting off to­gether across the road as the pelo­ton was as­cend­ing the hard climb of the Col du Soudor in heavy fog and rain.

No rider fell, but sev­eral were forced to brake hard and halt.

The sheep did not dis­rupt the lead­ing group of seven rid­ers or the 2008 cham­pion Car­los Sas­tre, rid­ing be­tween the lead­ing group and the pelo­ton.

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