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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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    I heard the same thing, but can't find any more info on it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JosephM View Post
    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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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by jnvw View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by jnvw View Post
    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.
    Everyone has a right to an opinion. However, this does not mean that one's opinion is right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OrionKhan View Post
    No. Clearly it Alberto Contador's fault. Along with global warming and the economic recession.
    Hater!

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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

    Last edited by JosephM; 07-27-09 at 12:11 AM.

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by JosephM View Post
    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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