Álvaro Pachón, who won the Vuelta a Colombia twice, tells this story about the most unusual thing he ever saw while racing: “In 1963, I was climbing badly at the Vuelta a Colombia. It was a tough day for me. I was fighting to maintain my lead in the young riders competition. My biggest rival was Adolfo Buritica. I was feeling dejected, riding badly, and suddenly I saw him ride by. He was being towed by a horse! He was holding onto its tail. Despite my anger, I found myself laughing uncontrollably. At the end of the stage, I complained to the officials. They told me that the rules didn’t say anything about being towed by a horse. A car, yes, but nothing about horses.”
MORAL OF THE STORY
It’s not against the rules unless it’s against the rules. For example, there’s no rule that states one should see something before one purchases it. You do what you want with that information.