The spectator responsible for the fall of cyclists on the Tour de France was fined 1,200 euros

She had expressed her ” shame “ facing this “Stupidity”. The spectator who had caused the fall of many runners when she held up a sign while turning her back to the race, in June during the Tour de France, was sentenced to a fine of 1,200 euros by the criminal court de Brest, Thursday 9 December.

The young woman, aged 31, will also have to pay a symbolic euro to the National Union of Professional Cyclists (UNCP), civil party. During her trial, on October 14, the prosecution requested a symbolic four-month suspended prison sentence against the spectator, prosecuted for “endangering others” and “unintentional injuries”.

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On June 26, in the town of Sizun (Finistère), 45 kilometers from the finish of the first stage of the Tour, part of Brest, this Finistérienne had brandished a sign encroaching on the road, her back to the peloton. “Go opi-omi! “ (grandpa in German, her grandmother being of German origin), had she written in large letters on a piece of cardboard to the address of her grandparents, residing in Paris and unconditional fans of the Grande Boucle .

Several runners, launched at high speed, could not avoid it. The German Tony Martin, the first to fall, had involved in his fall many other cyclists. Several riders had been forced to retire, including the German Jasha Sütterlin (DSM) and the Spaniard Marc Soler (Movistar).

The images of the fall of the runners had been around the world, unleashing strong media interest while the spectator remained untraceable. Four days after the incident, she went to the Landerneau gendarmerie, responsible for the investigation, no longer supporting the media pressure.

The World with AFP