Tour De France Is Set To Sue The Woman That Caused Massive Wreck

A spectator at the Tour de France who caused a massive crash involving dozens of cyclists is missing as race authorities plan to sue her.

CBS News reports that Tour de France deputy director Pierre-Yves Thouault told the AFP news agency they plan to sue the woman “so that the tiny minority of people who do this don’t spoil the show for everyone.”

Ouest-France reported the woman, who is believed to be German, got on a flight and is untraceable, according to CBS Sports.

The crash-causing sign read, Allez Opi-Omi!” or “Go Grandma and Grandpa!” as OutKick previously reported.

The crash caused by the spectator’s sign was just the first crash of the opening day. Reuters reports that German cyclist Jasha Suetterlin was the first rider to leave the race after the crash and a second accident brought down several others.

After the crash, the Tour de France Twitter page urged attendees not to “risk everything for a photo or to get on television!”

French cyclist Julian Alaphilippe went on to win the first stage of the 21-stage race.

Written by Megan Turner

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  1. I mean I get she fucked up but that is a ridiculous measure for them to take she’s been embarrassed enough already. Imagine how much worse the Bartman story would have been if the MLB did something like this. Another example of the Elitist divisions between those that control the Professional Leagues and the fans who attend and provide them the majority of their revenues.

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