French authorities launch investigation after Tour de France spectator causes massive pileup

The French Gendarmerie said in a statement posted to Facebook that they are actively looking for the woman who held out a cardboard sign into the road causing the crash that resulted in several riders sustaining serious injuries.


Authorities said the suspect, 청바지를 입고, 빨간색과 흰색 줄무늬 셔츠와 노란색 비옷, 누군가가 그녀에게 닿기 전에 현장에서 도망 쳤습니다..

Several videos posted on social media showed a spectator holding out a cardboard sign on the side of the road when a rider in the peloton crashed into the sign, causing a massive pileup.

더 많은 스포츠 범위를 보려면 여기를 클릭하십시오. .

The Dutch riding team, Jumbo-Visma, was among the racers most significantly impacted by the crash. Cyclist Tony Martin was the one who made contact with the spectator’s sign, 보고서에 따르면.

Martin reportedly suffered road rash from the initial crash but was able to rejoin the race while Germany’s Jasha Sutterlin had to withdraw. Several others were injured including Spain’s Marc Soler who withdrew from the race following the completion of stage one after he suffered fractures in both arms, 신고.

Tour deputy director Pierre-Yves Thouault told AFP that they plan to sue.

We are suing this woman who behaved so badly,” 그는 말했다. “We are doing this so that the tiny minority of people who do this do not spoil the show for everyone.

Lieutenant-colonel Joel Scherer of the French Gendarmerie also told AFP that they intend to charge the suspect when she’s found forunintentional short-term injury through a manifestly deliberate breach of a duty of safety or care.

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