Spectator who caused huge Tour de France 60-man pile-up has now allegedly fled the country

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A female spectator who caused a huge 60-man pile-up at the Tour de France has reportedly fled the country.

According to Ouest-France, the woman responsible for the major mishap at the world-famous cycling tour fled the scene of the incident, and cops fear she may have traveled to Germany.

Ouest-France furthermore claims that the woman intended to send a message to her grandparents. Her name is currently unknown.

Watch this dramatic footage of the crash in the video below:

The as-yet-unidentified fan caused chaos earlier this week after she inadvertently knocked over cyclist Tony Martin while holding out a cardboard sign for the watching TV cameras.

This sign bore a message which loosely translates as: "Come on granddad-granny" - written in a mixture of French and German.

Her actions led to a domino effect pile-up, with a number of other cyclists tumbling down mere minutes after Christian Prudhomme set the 108th edition of the world-famous annual bike race in motion.

A total of 21 participants in the race were hurt as a result, and German rider Jasha Sutterlin forced to withdraw from the entire contest due to the injuries he sustained.

Prosecutors in Brittany have since launched a criminal inquiry into the incident with the ultimate aim of apprehending her.

Per the above publication, a spokesman for the Finistere Gendarmerie stated:

"The spectator who caused this accident left the scene before the arrival of the investigators. Everything is being done to try and find her.

"She was wearing glasses and dressed in blue jeans, a red and white striped sweater, and a waxed yellow jacket."

Per Daily Mail, deputy director of the Tour de France Pierre-Yves Thouault also had stern words for the woman with the sign, stating that the race's organizers had filed a lawsuit against her.

Thouault stated:

"This is unacceptable behavior. There are safety rules to follow. Spectators don't cross the road, they don't take selfies.

"The Tour must remain a party but because of the attitude of a very small minority, it is ruined. We can no longer accept this.

"We are suing this woman who behaved so badly. We are doing this so that the tiny minority of people who do this don't spoil the show for everyone."

Daily Mail reports that the woman faces a year in prison and a fine equivalent to around $18,000 if caught.

Featured Image Credit: Peter Goding / Alamy

Spectator who caused huge Tour de France 60-man pile-up has now allegedly fled the country

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By VT

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A female spectator who caused a huge 60-man pile-up at the Tour de France has reportedly fled the country.

According to Ouest-France, the woman responsible for the major mishap at the world-famous cycling tour fled the scene of the incident, and cops fear she may have traveled to Germany.

Ouest-France furthermore claims that the woman intended to send a message to her grandparents. Her name is currently unknown.

Watch this dramatic footage of the crash in the video below:

The as-yet-unidentified fan caused chaos earlier this week after she inadvertently knocked over cyclist Tony Martin while holding out a cardboard sign for the watching TV cameras.

This sign bore a message which loosely translates as: "Come on granddad-granny" - written in a mixture of French and German.

Her actions led to a domino effect pile-up, with a number of other cyclists tumbling down mere minutes after Christian Prudhomme set the 108th edition of the world-famous annual bike race in motion.

A total of 21 participants in the race were hurt as a result, and German rider Jasha Sutterlin forced to withdraw from the entire contest due to the injuries he sustained.

Prosecutors in Brittany have since launched a criminal inquiry into the incident with the ultimate aim of apprehending her.

Per the above publication, a spokesman for the Finistere Gendarmerie stated:

"The spectator who caused this accident left the scene before the arrival of the investigators. Everything is being done to try and find her.

"She was wearing glasses and dressed in blue jeans, a red and white striped sweater, and a waxed yellow jacket."

Per Daily Mail, deputy director of the Tour de France Pierre-Yves Thouault also had stern words for the woman with the sign, stating that the race's organizers had filed a lawsuit against her.

Thouault stated:

"This is unacceptable behavior. There are safety rules to follow. Spectators don't cross the road, they don't take selfies.

"The Tour must remain a party but because of the attitude of a very small minority, it is ruined. We can no longer accept this.

"We are suing this woman who behaved so badly. We are doing this so that the tiny minority of people who do this don't spoil the show for everyone."

Daily Mail reports that the woman faces a year in prison and a fine equivalent to around $18,000 if caught.

Featured Image Credit: Peter Goding / Alamy