Boar fails to make the calculation as to when to cross the road

Sean Kelly has a formidable reputation as an exceptional descender, but even he seems to have been unable to avoid an accident when a wild boar ran across his path on a descent in Spain.

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Kelly was descending the Coll des Rates in eastern Spain with An Post-Chain Reaction directeur sportif Kurt Bogaerts when, from the looks of the photos at least, a wild boar ran out of the undergrowth and into the path of the four-time Tour de France green jersey winner.

Thankfully the Irishman escaped unharmed “walking away without a scratch” with his bike also coming off unscathed.

However the boar, which is likely to have weighed around 100kg, doesn’t seem to have been so lucky.

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Perhaps Kelly could have done with remaining as cool and collected as Warren Barguil at the 2015 Tour de France, when the Frenchman calmly negotiated a heard of cows crossing the road during the high speed descent off the Col du Tourmalet.