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Tour de France organizers drop authorized motion towards careless fan


CHATEAUROUX, France — Organizers of the Tour de France say they’ve dropped their authorized motion towards the spectator who precipitated a large crash on the race’s first stage.

In keeping with the Related Press, race spokesperson Fabrice Tiano mentioned organizers determined to not pursue authorized motion as a result of they needed to diffuse what transpired after the careless spectator was arrested.

The unnamed spectator was arrested by gendarmes in Brittany 4 days after what some say is the worst crash in Tour historical past.

The AP reported that the lady was holding a big cardboard signal whereas leaning into the trail of oncoming riders, not being attentive to the race however as an alternative taking a look at a digital camera.

The crash compelled German rider Jasha Sutterlin to drop out of the race.

Though the Tour has determined to pursue authorized motion, native prosecutors are nonetheless deciding whether or not or to not file prices.


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