Dog causes crash on stage 2 of Vuelta a San Juan - Video

The breakaway during stage 2 of the Vuelta a San Juan (Image credit: Getty Images)

After stage 1 of the Vuelta a San Juan was spoiled by a mass pile-up caused by a spectator, the second stage saw several riders in the breakaway crash after a dog ran out into the road.

The incident came with 148km left to race on the flat stage starting and finishing in Pocito, which was won by Fernando Gaviria (UAE Team Emirates). As the breakaway rolled along, 1:14 up on the peloton, a black dog ran out into their path.

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Dani Ostanek
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Dani Ostanek is Senior News Writer at Cyclingnews, having joined in 2017 as a freelance contributor and later being hired full-time. Prior to joining the team, they had written for numerous major publications in the cycling world, including CyclingWeekly and Rouleur.

 

Dani has reported from the world's top races, including the Tour de France, World Championships, and the spring Classics. They have interviewed many of the sport's biggest stars, including Mathieu van der Poel, Remco Evenepoel, Demi Vollering, and Anna van der Breggen.

 

As well as original reporting, news and feature writing, and production work, Dani also oversees How to Watch guides and works on The Leadout newsletter throughout the season. Their favourite races are Strade Bianche and Paris-Roubaix and their favourite published article is from the 2024 edition of the latter: 'Unless I'm in an ambulance, I'm finishing this race' – Cyrus Monk, the last man home at Paris-Roubaix