A cycling race in Italy observed a chaotic ending when a horse ran onto the track in front of the leader.
The Strade Bianche in Tuscany saw the most strange of final levels when a giant stampeding horse bolted in entrance of leader Demi Vollering.
The Dutch rider was witnessed pointing to the camera motorbike in advance of her suggesting something was awry, and then the cameras picked up a horse at full pelt.
Vollering had to stamp on the brakes in worry of the beast practically twice her dimension, and dropped 10 seconds because of to the interruption, with the horse then producing way.
That loss of time was pretty much essential, with Vollering caught up and passed by Kristen Faulkner.
Fortunately, the Staff SD Worx rider was then joined by her teammate Lotte Kopecky, and the two ended up in a position to work alongside one another to attack a solo Faulkner, who drained and dropped again.
Then team orders went out the window, as Vollering and Kopecky battled to the end line in Sienna, with Vollering throwing her bicycle forward at the opportune instant, and winning an amazing photo-complete.
In the men’s race, Leeds-born Tom Pidcock grew to become the initially-at any time British rider to acquire the Strade Bianche.
The 23-calendar year-aged experienced a far more uncomplicated complete than his female counterpart, breaking absent with 50km to spare and crossing the finish line by yourself for a historic win.