A massive crash involving around half of the Tour de France Proton sent a stern warning to roadside fans attempting to appear on TV on Saturday.
About 45 km from the finish line of stage 1 of the tour between Brest and Landerneau, a fan holding up signs was driving near an excited spectator at the side of the road near the head of Puck, the German rider Tony Martin. Defeated.
The jumbo rider fell and killed the large number of riders behind him. The accident delayed the race by 5 minutes as the bike and body unfolded.
The race leader slowed down to allow the latecomer to catch up, and despite the spectacular entanglement, only German DSM Yasha Satterlin had to retire due to the accident.
Italian champion Sonny Colbrelli and Dutch rider Wout van Aert passed through Martin before falling head-on, both being one of their favorites to win the first hilltop stage. , Both were terribly late.
Welsh rider Ineos Geraint Thomas and defending champion Tadej PogaÄar looked unharmed, but last year’s runner-up PrimoÅ¾ RogliÄ looked very depressed.
As France eased Covid-19 restrictions, hordes of unmasked fans, adorned in red and white polka-dot caps and shirts, lined up on Brittany’s narrow country roads for a 197 km stage.
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Audience drama at Tour de France causes massive drop
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