Tour de France drops lawsuit against fan who caused crash | Inquirer Sports

Tour de France drops lawsuit against fan who caused crash

/ 08:25 PM July 01, 2021
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FILE PHOTO: Cycling – Tour de France – Stage 1 – Brest to Landerneau – France – June 26, 2021 B&B Hotels p/b KTM rider Bryan Coquard of France reacts after a crash REUTERS/Anne-Christine Poujoulat

France —The Tour de France has withdrawn a lawsuit against a spectator who caused a massive pile-up during the first stage of the race, organizers told Reuters on Thursday.

The spectator, a 30-year-old French woman, was in custody at a police station in Landerneau, Brittany, the northwest French region where the world’s biggest cycling event held its first four stages.

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She was holding a cardboard sign and facing away from the cyclists at a television camera as they passed. German Tony Martin was sent tumbling when he rode straight into the sign, and a large number of other riders also fell to the ground.

“We are withdrawing our complaint. This story has been blown out of proportion but we wish to remind everyone of the safety rules on the race,” Tour director Christian Prudhomme said.

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“If you come to the Tour, you hold your kid, you hold your pet and don’t cross the road carelessly. And above all, you respect the riders – they’re the ones worthy of live TV.”

On Tuesday, Tour de France riders bringing the race to a halt for about a minute one kilometer into its fourth stage in a silent protest for safer racing conditions after numerous crashes.

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