Some idiot at the Tour de France caused a massive pileup today early in Stage 1.
A woman with a sign in French and German saying “Allez Opi and Omi” or “Go Grandpa and Grandma” jumped out into the road as the cyclists headed her way.
Her actions injured several cyclists and knocked top cyclists out of the race.
The woman then fled the scene.
A huge crash at #TDF2021 this morning was caused when a spectator held out a sign and struck a rider.
— NBC Sports (@NBCSports) June 26, 2021
Police say they will sue the idiot when she is located.
The woman who caused a huge crash at the Tour de France race on Saturday will be sued, an organizer said.
“We are suing this woman who behaved so badly,” Pierre-Yves Thouault, the tour’s deputy director, told Agence France-Presse. “We are doing this so that the tiny minority of people who do this don’t spoil the show for everyone.”
On Saturday, a spectator held up a large sign that was sticking out into the middle of the road. Tony Martin on the Jumbo-Visma team hit the cardboard sign. The sign read “ALLEZ OPI-OMI!,” which was a message saying hello to their grandparents.