Tour de France set to be infested by llamas

Llamas line the road of the route of the Tour de France. Photo / Facebook
Llamas line the road of the route of the Tour de France. Photo / Facebook

Tour de France riders might come across another unexpected obstacle tomorrow morning.

After a rider was knocked off his bike by a crumpled inflatable arch this morning, riders may now have to deal with a group of llamas.

The Tour is set for one its hardest stages, a famously difficult climb on the Col du Tourmalet in the Pyrenees, and according to photos taken last week, one of the climbs through the mountains is also a popular spot for llamas to gather on the roads.

According to HuffingtonPost.fr, the man who took the photos said the animals belong to the owner of a local campsite, and are let free to roam the hillsides in the summer. Occasionally on cold mornings, the llamas decide to wander down on mass and lie on the road to warm up.

For the sake of the Tour de France peloton, hopefully the steep hill climbs are all they have to deal with tomorrow.

- NZ Herald

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