As the live coverage of the Tour de France stage began today, a yellow lab decided to cross the road. One cyclist missed it. Then one crashed into the dog broadside. Both went down and my heart jumped to my throat. The cyclist evidently slowed down, tossed, and rolled gently. The dog got up and walked on across. A spectator approached the dog and the dog lowered his head and ears as if he knew he'd been a bad dog. Everyone seems to be OK. As a course marshal during the Tour of California, we are on alert when dogs are in the race area. Now I really know dogs can cause problems. The yellow lab was very cute and Sam-like. If we ever go to the Tour de France, Sam will need to stay home.
You can see video of this here.