A very strange thing happened during the Paris-Roubaix spring classic over the weekend, when a passing train stopped the bike race in its tracks. Not that it was the train’s fault.
The incident occurred when the pelaton was approaching a level crossing. The barriers came down, as an SNCF express train was due to come through at high speed.
Most of the riders stopped, but some managed to sneak across the tracks, either swerving to avoid the barriers or ducking under them instead.
This must have been annoying for the riders who had to stop, as they saw their chances of winning the race decimated by the train. The stupid bloody train.