The French spectator, who caused a huge drop in the peloton during the first stage of last Saturday’s Tour de France, was still held back Thursday morning. This was said by Colonel Nicolas Duvinagh, Finistere Police Chief. Her home was also searched.
The woman, a thirty-year-old Frenchwoman, filed a report with the Landerno police station on Wednesday afternoon, between 1 and 2 p.m. According to the French newspaper Parisian The police first wanted to know if it was really about the wanted woman, and not about a “fantasy”. She was then interrogated in the evening, but not before exercising her right to see a doctor first. Thursday morning she was still in custody. It can be held for a maximum of 24 hours.
Landerno police said the woman “confirmed that she intended to transmit a message on television to her loved ones”. While riding, I held a cardboard banner that read “Allez Opi Omi”. German Tony Martin (Jumbo Visma) was the first to hit it and about fifty other passengers fell in his wake.
to me Parisian The woman would only be fined, but her confinement would be extended to set an example: ‘This should show that anyone who comes to watch the tour to watch TV when the riders are passing by, is at great risk if they see the match obstruction,’ explains a police officer. The officer gives another example: Masked fools who walk past the riders will no longer be able to say they weren’t warned. I can assure you that police officers are outraged by this story. There will be no tolerance, and this spectator will set an example.”
After a massive fall on Saturday, 45 kilometers from the finish in the first stage of the Tour de France, in which several riders were seriously injured, the public prosecutor in Brest has launched an investigation into “causing injuries involuntarily for a period of no more than three months”. for the duty of safety or precaution.” The investigation is being conducted by the Landerno Police.
The International Cycling Union (CPA) has also filed a complaint against the woman with the police. “The CPA and the Knights hope this will encourage spectators to take a closer look at themselves and respect the Knights,” Vice President Pascal Chantour said in response.