Watch: Tiny horse joins Tour of Poland peloton but struggles to keep up after nearly falling on bend

Pony gets dropped as it can't quite hack the pace

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Cyclists and horses don't normally mix too well, but an escaped pony managed to safely navigate its way through peloton after getting into the road at the Tour of Poland.

The incident took place with little over 100km on the WorldTour race's sixth stage to Zakopane, with the tiny horse appearing on the left of the peloton having apprently run out of a nearby field.

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All is going well until the horse approaches a left-hand bend where it struggles for rear-end grip, just managing to keep things horse-shoe side down while accelerating out of the corner.

With legs only about a foot and a half long, the poor little pony struggles to keep up with back of the bunch, with riders steadily coming around it until it is trailed off the back, and hopefully tracked down by its owner and taken back to its field.

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Henry Robertshaw began his time at Cycling Weekly working with the tech team, writing reviews, buying guides and appearing in videos advising on how to dress for the seasons. He later moved over to the news team, where his work focused on the professional peloton as well as legislation and provision for cycling. He's since moved his career in a new direction, with a role at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.