Over 8 million people have watched this TikTok video of a ‘Tour de France’ horse incident

The farm animal wasn't the last to make a cameo at a bike race

A picture of a horse with an X imposed on it of a video of the horse
(Image credit: TikTok/horses_and_horsess)

A video has surfaced online of a horse galloping through the peloton at a bike race, and has been watched by over eight million people in under 24 hours. 

Shared on Tuesday afternoon on X, the social media platform formerly known as Twitter, the archive footage shows a silky brown horse leap over a fence, out of its paddock, and into the fast-moving bunch. 

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Tom Davidson
Senior News Writer

Tom joined Cycling Weekly as a news and features writer in the summer of 2022, having previously contributed as a freelancer. He is the host of The TT Podcast, which covers both the men's and women's pelotons and has featured a number of prominent British riders. 


An enthusiastic cyclist himself, Tom likes it most when the road goes uphill and actively seeks out double-figure gradients on his rides. 


He's also fluent in French and Spanish and holds a master's degree in International Journalism.