Watch: Fan Causes Horrible Accident At Tour De France

This past Saturday, one idiotic fan, in an attempt to get on screen, was holding a large sign which sparked a massive chain of events leading to a massive pileup of bodies as the pack of cyclists crashed into each other after one was clipped by the sign.

The spectator in question had stepped out into the roadway while holding a large sign that stated ” Allezopi-Omi” which roughly translates to mean “go.” She was angling herself and the sign towards a camera watching the riders when one ran headlong into her sign, causing him to topple off his bike. This caused a cascade effect as the other tightly bunched riders could not swerve around him and crash over him leading to a massive pileup.

“Veteran rider Tony Martin crashed into the sign and tumbled to the ground, leading dozens of others behind the accident into a pile-up involving half of the riders,” reported the New York Post. “Multiple bikes were damaged as a result of the crash but the injury toll to riders wasn’t immediately clear.”

The woman who sparked the crash fled the scene and is still currently on the run from authorities.

“The roadside fan who caused a giant crash at the Tour de France on Saturday is to be sued by the organisers,” reported France24. “The woman concerned held up a banner slightly into the road and was looking straight at the television motorbike cameras with her back turned on the speeding peloton. German rider Tony Martin brushed past her and was knocked off balance racing near the head of the peloton, and when he fell it caused a horrifying domino effect ending in a tangle of bikes and bodies.”

“We are suing this woman who behaved so badly,” Pierre-Yves Thouault, tour deputy director, stated to AFP. “We are doing this so that the tiny minority of people who do this. Don’t spoil the show for everyone,”

Julian Alaphilippe, who is a current world champion, was part of the massive crash caused by the fan but was able to keep his seat and win the current leg, as reported by the Associated Press.

“Throughout the day, enthusiastic fans took to the streets of picturesque villages and thousands of them lined the verdant roads of the Brittany countryside. But some were also careless,” stated The Associated Press. “The first big spill was caused by a fan who brandished a cardboard sign and leaned into the path of veteran rider Tony Martin, who fell off his bike and took many others down in his slipstream. The Tour cautioned fans to ‘respect the safety of the riders’ and ‘Don’t risk everything for a photo or to get on television!’”

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