Peloton brought to standstill at Denmark Tour after rider crashes on narrow bridge (video)

When you crash in a narrow place at the head of a race, it's probably best practice not to leave your bike in the middle of the road and walk off

What seemed like a good idea at the time turned out not to be so great, as there was minor chaos at the Tour of Denmark when the peloton crossed a narrow bridge across a river.

Riders were bunched up just three wide when they crossed the bridge, but when Alex Rasmussen of Coloquick Cult crashed on the top of the bridge things got a little ridiculous.

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One of the most ridiculous things was that Rasmussen just left his bike at the top and scooted to the bottom of the bridge looking winded, despite the fact his ride was right in everyone’s way.

Riders at the back of the peloton were then forced to stop before entering the bridge as everyone passed the abandoned bike in single file.

As some have suggested, maybe Rasmussen took inspiration from Chris Froome and tried to run all the way to the finish instead of ride.