A spectator at the Tour de France, which caused a massive crash involving dozens of cyclists, has disappeared as the race agency plans to sue her. Tour de France deputy Pierre-Yves Tuault told AFP they planned to sue the woman. “So that the minority who do this will not spoil the list for everyone.”
However, French publication Ouest-France reported that the woman believed to be German Got on a plane and couldn’t track, according to CBS Sports.
The video shows a woman holding a long sign beside the playing field. The flag was held a little too far, forcing German cyclist Tony Martin to ride his bike in. Martin fell, creating a domino effect on his opponents. As the cyclist behind him also fell.
The sign was a greeting for the woman’s grandparents, CBS Sports reports. It looks like she’s holding a sign to keep it in camera view – but it’s blocking some parts of the road.
After the incident, the Tour de France Twitter page announced the public service. by calling on the audience who came to see it for themselves “Risk everything to take pictures or be on TV”
The collision caused by the audience sign was just the first day of the opening. German cyclist Jasha Suetterlin was the first rider to leave the race after a crash. And the second crash left several others dead, Reuters reported. French cyclist Julian Alaphilippe won the first stage of the 21st race, finishing with blood dripping from his knee.