October 14, 2021
Brest, France (Reuters) – Roadside spectators, who caused a massive pile in the first stage of the Tour de France in June, will have a trial on Thursday. Cycling race.
An unnamed French woman tumbled a cyclist because she had a large cardboard sign on her TV camera and was facing away from the cyclist.
A young woman who said the prosecutor was ashamed of what she had done could face fines and imprisonment for being accused of unwillingly injuring or endangering the lives of others.
“The general public is the key to cycling races, which must remain the same, but must be done with respect for the physical integrity of the rider,” the trial said.
“This incident represents what can happen to people who want to put themselves in the center with photos and videos. It had to be done with minimal common sense, and it wasn’t.”
Defendant’s lawyer refused to comment on a trial in the western French city of Brest. It was unclear whether the verdict would be issued shortly after the hearing on Thursday or at a later date.
The Tour de France withdrew its own proceedings, stating that race safety was important, but the proceedings were disproportionately blown after causing media enthusiasm.
(Report by Ingrid Melander and Stephane Mahe, edited by Raissa Kasolowsky)
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