Riders have vented their frustrations after an innocent dog accidentally caused a huge pile-up during the Tour de France.
The pooch, clearly lost and a little confused, ran into the middle of the peloton at the 12th stage of the prestigious cycling event.
After seeing the cute pup at the very last minute, a bunch of riders were forced to slam on their brakes and swerve out of the way to try and avoid hitting it.
Some weren't so lucky.
Judging by the footage, the dog was struck by at least two riders – one of which went over his handlebars and hit the road at some force.
Turns out it was Belgian cyclist Yves Lampaert who is absolutely fuming with what unfolded.
“I don’t remember a lot,” he said, according to VeloNews.
“I just saw the dog at the last moment and then the guy in front of me braked really hard. I didn’t expect that and then I came down. We’ve seen this happen before in the Tour and it’s not funny when it happens to you. I wasn’t a dog lover before and this certainly hasn’t helped.”
Lampaert also took to social media shortly after to vent some more.
In an Instagram story, he said: “Crash because of a dog. After already many times; please keep your dog at home!!!!!”
Lampaert also posted a picture of the large wound on his leg as a result of the fall.
To be fair to him, it does look like it would sting.
He added: “The good legs have gone but I hope that they return fast because my back is still struggling and so are my legs.”
“Having some wounds is taking a long time to recover and this wasn’t the easiest stage on which to recover. I hope that I can get better fast but I have doubts.”
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