Cyclists at a major racing event in Norway got the surprise of a lifetime when they passed through a military base and found themselves joined by a tank.
A battalion commander at the Setermoen military camp told The Local he wanted to give a "special welcome" to the cyclists of the Arctic Race of Norway when they passed through the area so he sent out what he called the most important vehicle in the Norwegian Army: a Leopard 2A4 tank.
"We wanted to give them a warm welcome and to ride with them while they were in our camp," Lt. Col. Pal Berglund told the website.
Someone then recorded a video of the tank in the race and set it to music:
The cyclists seemed to get a kick out of it:
The four-stage race was held from August 13-16 and covered nearly 450 miles.
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