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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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Democrats brace for staredown over paid family medical leave

House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal. Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images

Senior House Democrats are braced for battle with the Senate over whether paid family medical leave — a key priority for progressives — will be included in President Biden’s final budget reconciliation bill, lawmakers and aides tell Axios.

Why it matters: Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) has indicated he wants to cut the program to reduce the bill's price tag. “Paid family and medical leave must be in the final package,” Rep. Richard Neal (D-Mass.), chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, told Axios on Monday.

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Poland showdown is EU's Jan. 6 moment, top official says

Didier Reynders. Photo: Thierry Monasse/Getty Images

Poland and Hungary have forced a moment of reflection on the European Union — similar to the one in the U.S. after the Jan. 6 insurrection, EU Justice Commissioner Didier Reynders told Axios.

What he's saying: "During many years, we have had in our minds that it was granted that if you are a member of the EU, of course you apply the rule of law; you have full respect for democracy, fundamental rights and so on — maybe with some concerns but with a real intention to adapt your legislation to be in full compliance [with EU law]," Reynders said.

The E-commerce shopping spree

Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

Retailers have gotten really good at selling stuff online. So much so, investors want them to separate from the business units that do just that.

Why it matters: Spinning off these crown jewels may jeopardize both the physical and e-commerce sides of the companies in the long run by breaking the benefits of hybrid operations, analysts say.