Fan With a Sign Completely Destroyed the Tour de France

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Tour de France cyclists prepare for challenges ahead of the multi-stage race, but none were enthusiastic for a sign-waving fan to step a little too far into the road and create a disaster for riders.

On Saturday, during the initial stage of the long race, a fan wearing a yellow jacket and holding a cardboard sign caused a huge, dangerous pile-up of cyclers. Per AFP, German rider Tony Martin collided with the woman’s sign, which was spread far into the road. As footage from the race clearly captured, Martin lost his balance, fall to the ground on his bike, and his fall set off a terrible chain of cycling pileup in his path.

Video footage and photos capture just how huge and bad the fan-caused crash was, and they show the heartbreaking result of cyclers healing on the sidelines and trying to move past the pile-up.

Though many cyclers and spectators were injured as a consequence of the crash, only one rider — DSM’s German rider Jasha Sutterlin — had to pull out of the race, per AFP. The woman who created the crash reportedly left the scene and has yet to be identified, however, the Tour de France prepares to sue her for her thoughtless behavior.

“We are suing this woman who behaved so badly,” Tour deputy director Pierre-Yves Thouault told AFP.

“We are doing this so that the tiny minority of people who do this don’t spoil the show for everyone.”

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