Tour de France will sue fan who caused pileup
The Tour de France will sue the spectator who caused a pileup of cyclists by stepping into their path on Saturday, the Washington Post reports.
Why it matters: The crash was the first of two that occurred as the race returned following a pandemic era delay.
- The fan who caused the first crash fled the scene and has yet to be found.
What they're saying: "We are suing this woman who behaved so badly,” said Pierre-Yves Thouault, the organization’s deputy director, per the Post.
- “We are doing this so that the tiny minority of people who do this don’t spoil the show for everyone," he added.
- A former winner, Geraint Thomas, called the second pileup “stressful."
- "I was just concentrating on staying on my bike basically," he added."Happy to get through it.”