Jun 27, 2021 - Sports

Tour de France will sue fan who caused pileup

Bryan Coquard of France and Team B&B Hotels p/b KTM injury after crash during during the 108th Tour de France 2021.

Bryan Coquard of France and Team B&B Hotels on June 26 in Landerneau, France. Photo by Fred Mons via Pool/Getty Images

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.”
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