A spectator who caused a pileup of cyclists in the course of the Tour de France is reportedly in French police custody.
The lady was reportedly arrested in Landerneau in western France, the place the race’s first stage started Saturday. Authorities had been assured of their efforts to find the suspect, stated Camille Miansoni, a prosecutor in Brest, the place the race started.
“After the call for witnesses, which was launched in the evening, several testimonies were taken,” Miansoni said. “Obviously, you have to cross-check them, you have to check them — it takes a little time.”
“I cannot give more elements,” Miansoni stated. “We are confident.”
It was reported earlier Sunday that the girl was lacking, which can have relied on a mistranslation of the French-language information story.
Police sought the girl, who could possibly be German, after she obstructed the raceway with a cardboard signal that learn, “Allez Opi-Omi,” first inflicting bike owner Tony Martin to crash. Other cycles started to pile up because of this, injuring some riders.
Authorities announced an investigation into the crash for “involuntary injuries with disability not exceeding three months by manifestly deliberate violation of an obligation of safety or caution,” and so they started calling witnesses.
The Tour de France additionally introduced that it might search authorized motion towards the fan.
“We are suing this woman who behaved so badly,” Tour de France Deputy Director Pierre-Yves Thouault said Saturday. “We are doing this so that the tiny minority of people who do this don’t spoil the show for everyone.”
The Washington Examiner reached out to the Tour de France for remark.
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Original Author: Jeremy Beaman
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