You know that our mission here at Las Vaches du Tour is to bring cows and bikes together. Metaphorically we thought … but overnight at the Dauphiné Libéré, some cows took us on – literally. A herd of cows joined the peloton from the side of the road. They caused quite a bit of chaos, unfortunately bringing Euskaltel rider Mikel Landa down and breaking some of his bones.
Here’s some vision with French commentary showing the incident. There are many repetitions of the words for “the cows” and a lovely giggle. Make sure you watch on until 0:52 for some lovely cow video.
To hear Paul Sherwen’s commentary on the cows … here is a link. He hasn’t seen an incident involving cows and riders before … oops! (no really, I’m sure they haven’t heard about this site, I’m not taking responsibility.)
Oh … and some results? After saturday’s stage 6 Bradley Wiggins is leading, with a 1:26 lead over Cadel Evans and 1:52 on Alexender Vinokourov.
Oh … and the cows? I think they may be Simmentals…