There have been many recent tragedies at the Tour de France, including the death of FDJ-Suez-Futuroscope rider Marta Norgaard and the injury of spectator Nicole Frain. Spectators are also claiming that the race’s organizers failed to prevent the crowd from swarming the road and crashing into cyclists. As a result, the Tour de France is now pursuing a lawsuit against the fan who caused the crash. The organization has lost revenue due to this accident and is pursuing a lawsuit against the fan.
FDJ-Suez-Futuroscope rider Marta Norsgaard
The stage’s main breakaway was caught by a group of six, with a gap of 20 seconds. But the breakaway soon dispersed as the peloton was split by massive splits. Vos, Van der Duin, Niewiadoma, Balsamo, and Persico caught the breakaway.
The accident took place on a relatively flat road just over 31 miles from the finish of the stage. The stage is one of the flattest stages of the Tour. It is unclear whether the crash was the result of the speed or severity of the crash. The crash involved several FDJ-Suez-Futuroscope riders and another rider from Parkhotel Valkenburg.
Norsgaard’s crash was the third serious crash of the Tour de France. FDJ-Suez-Futuroscope rider Marta Norsgaard suffered a broken arm and fractured her skull, which was fatal in 2015. Three other riders were also injured. FDJ-Suez-Futuroscope rider Marta Norsgaard suffered a broken leg.
FDJ-Suez-Furoscope had a terrible day on stage 2 of the women’s Tour de France. Two of the team leaders – Marta Norsgaard and Cecilie Uttrup – crashed, knocking them out of the race. The crash caused another rider to crash, leaving Norsgaard untouchable in the green jersey race.
Spectator Nicole Frain
Australian national champion cyclist Nicole Frain was thrown through the air during the Tour de France crash. The crash was so bad that her body left a skid mark on the road surface. The race was still in its early stages, with about 25 kilometers remaining when Frain crashed. She was on a rival’s rear wheel as she approached the crash site, skidding on the road surface as she dodged stopped riders. Her crash caused her to clip race favorite Marta Cavalli and stranded fellow Australian Amanda Spratt behind her.
Hundreds of spectators rushed to the scene of the accident, and the dozens of cyclists involved were left injured. The woman who held a sign behind the cyclist was ordered to pay $100,000 in damages. The accident happened during the 198km opening stage of the Tour de France. During the crash, a spectator recorded the crash on video. The spectator had a cell phone and had no idea that a cyclist was on the road.
Police in France has arrested the spectator responsible for the crash. The Frenchwoman has been charged with causing the massive crash. She was waving a cardboard sign into the path of riders, causing them to crash into each other. The crash caused a CNN cyclist to retire from the Tour. The crash resulted in a splintered peloton. There were several crashes in the last 25 kilometers of the race, including one that forced an Australian cyclist to retire.
Challenges of crowd control
The crash that ended Sanchez’s race and that of teammate Miguel Angel Lopez, in which they both died, has prompted questions about how the event is managed. The crash, which happened around the neutralization point of three kilometers, has been blamed on a number of factors, including a lack of crowd control and inadequate police presence. Several riders and the organizers have been slow to respond to the crash, and despite repeated pleas to the governing body and police, the race remains unpredictable.
While race organizers have promised to improve crowd control, many cyclists have already begun to complain. On Stage 3, cyclists stopped and demonstrated their displeasure at the dangerous course layout. After a minute of protesting, cyclists continued at a leisurely pace. UCI is investigating the situation and should discuss the three-kilometer rule for all stage races. If this rule is adopted, cyclists will be more likely to follow the rules.
The woman who caused the crash is in custody, but the tour officials could still press charges against the woman and sign holder. Another crash injured 12 bikers, including Cyril Lemoine, who suffered four broken ribs and a collapsed lung. The riders have repeatedly asked the public to keep their distance from the cyclists and the race route. As always, the crowd control crews are in a difficult position, and the race organizers have the responsibility to provide a safe environment.