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Tour de France sues a fan who caused a bloody crash with banner: What you need to know


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1- The organizers of Tour de France said Saturday they are suing the female spectator who caused a huge pile up during the first stage of the race.


2- The woman, who was holding a large banner displaying a German greetings to her grandparents, stepped onto the road to get on the Press and TV cameras, and did not get back to the side in time as the cyclists raced by. She clipped on cyclist which caused

an accident and huge bloody pile up. Several fans and cyclists were injured in the crash.


3- Race deputy director Pierre-Yves Thouault told AFP, "We are suing this woman who behaved so badly". He then added "We are doing this so that the tiny minority of people who do this don't spoil the show for everyone".


4- Martin, the cyclist who crashed into the banner said in a team press release "We had everything under control until the crash. I brought the guys to the front via the right side

of the road, but crashed into the sign of the spectator. It all happened very quickly; suddenly almost the entire team was on the ground. Many spectators behave respectfully, but unfortunately not this one. Fortunately, Primoz came through it well. I hope the physical damage to myself and the other guys is manageable."


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