The Tour de France has announced its willingness to file a complaint against the spectator at the origin, this Saturday, of the big fall that occurred 45 kilometers from the finish of the first stage in Landerneau. The organizers insisted on respecting the safety rules for the Tour riders, victims of two maxi-falls in the last hour of the race.
“We are filing a complaint against this lady who behaved very badly,” said deputy director of the Tour, Pierre-Yves Thouault. “Let us ensure that the show that has been offered to us is not marred by unacceptable behavior on the part of a tiny minority of spectators,” added the deputy director of the Tour in charge of security. Pierre-Yves Thouault reminded everyone to strictly respect the rules, in particular to stay on the sides of the road, not to cross the road and not to take selfies.
Cyril Lemoine gives up
The first big fall of the Tour was caused by a spectator who brandished a sign encroaching on the roadway. The German Tony Martin, who hit this sign, fell and led to the ground, by a domino effect, a good number of runners. Three riders were forced to retire in this first stage of the Tour: Frenchman Cyril Lemoine, from the Breton B & B Hotels team, German Jasha Sutterlin (DSM) and Lithuanian Ignatas Konovalovas (Groupama-FDJ).
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