An escaped pony became the unexpected star of the Tour of Poland cycling road race on Thursday.
The small horse galloped up alongside a group of riders around 62 miles from the sixth stage’s finish line, per Eurosport. Weaving between the dozens of cyclists, it came perilously close to tumbling over on a left-hand bend.
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But the animal recovered enough to rejoin the race, before Russian cyclist Roman Maikin ushered it toward the safety of event marshals.
In total, it spent about one minute competing on the course.
Twitter account CyclingHubTV shared footage of the plucky pony’s efforts online. And inspired by French rider Tony Gallopin’s name, it also imagined the animal’s rider profile if it competed in races: