That little terrier or whatever he is just misses getting trampled by the peloton, and he probably would have brought down a dozen or so riders. Yikes!
Not hanging on to your pup can also actually cause a crash, as happens here, but at least it's not a big pile-up:
According to the commentary, neither dog nor man were hurt. (The dog looks a little sheepish afterwards.)
I've seen worse ones though, where the rider definitely was hurt. And on a recent walk with Rita, we almost saw a schnauzer meet his maker. Some folks were walking on the other side of the street. The dog was on leash, but I guess the dude was too cool to hold the other end, so the leash was dragging along on the ground.
When the dog saw Rita, it started to charge across the street, just as an SUV was coming down the road. I screamed and luckily both dog and woman slammed on the breaks. It was a close call and very scary. Hopefully the dummy learned that it's not really all that cool to let your dog get smushed by an oncoming car - especially not in front of your little boy.
I know I'm "preaching to the choir" here, but let's hang on to our pups, people! This is not the kinda mischief we like!