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Old 07-26-09, 06:27 PM   #1
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Animal hit?

Were any animals (birds, dogs, horses filmed or reported to be struck by a bicyclist during the 2009 TDF?
Post a link to a reference if you are aware of an incidence.
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I saw a tiny dog lying feet up in the road earlier in the tour - definately hit and dead. It got run over by either the peloton, a motorcycle or team car. One of the judges cars stopped so the poor lady could scrape her little precious up off the pavement. Sorry I dont have a link for you or remember what stage.
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Old 07-26-09, 07:23 PM   #3
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I heard the same thing, but can't find any more info on it.
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Old 07-26-09, 07:29 PM   #4
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I saw a tiny dog lying feet up in the road earlier in the tour - definately hit and dead. It got run over by either the peloton, a motorcycle or team car. One of the judges cars stopped so the poor lady could scrape her little precious up off the pavement. Sorry I dont have a link for you or remember what stage.
The dog was a small terrier type that was struck by Benoit Vaugrenard. All I saw was the poor thing laying feet up and a woman waddling out to pick it up. I have tried to google the incident but have been unable to find anything.
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Worse than animals being hit: Woman killed by motorcycle during Tour
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Old 07-26-09, 09:36 PM   #6
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women killed very sad...
but useles to bet.
Anyone have link or "official" news to solidify bet?
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I blame the Dog’s death on Team Garmin/Slipstream and the womens death on the Obama administration health care program!
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I blame the ... womens death on the Obama administration health care program!
Haven't changed it yet, still the same as the last guy in charge, lol
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I blame the Dog’s death on Team Garmin/Slipstream and the womens death on the Obama administration health care program!
No. Clearly it Alberto Contador's fault. Along with global warming and the economic recession.
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No. Clearly it Alberto Contador's fault. Along with global warming and the economic recession.
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Here's the best I can find in the few minutes I looked. No story, just a pic. Poor dog I dont even like dogs but I feel bad for the thing. I think it happened on stage 12 (Not 100% sure on that) Enjoy


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Revenge for all the dogs that have chased me....yessssss!
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Michael Vick did it.
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Here's the best I can find in the few minutes I looked. No story, just a pic. Poor dog I dont even like dogs but I feel bad for the thing. I think it happened on stage 12 (Not 100% sure on that) Enjoy
I feel bad for the dog too, but not it's idiotic owner who didn't think it would be a good idea to keep the dog on a leash a couple metres away from a road where 200 cyclists and dozens of motorcycles and cars will be racing along with no chance of stopping without causing serious carnage.
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agreed - stupid owners.

ps. The woman who got killed, she was stupid as well. She was crossing the road a bunch of times that day.
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The French police warn people it is strictly forbidden to cross the road.
I couldn't find this dog, but you tube has 2 dogs run over in 2007. But it looks like both dogs survive, and no rider is taken out of the race. Both dogs off the leash.
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