Tour de France crash: ‘Woman arrested’ after bringing down peloton with homemade sign

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 (Eurosport)
(Eurosport)

The cycling fan who caused a massive crash in the Tour de France has been arrested, according to local reports.

The unnamed woman wiped out almost the entire peloton during the first stage while posing for cameras with a sign for her grandparents.

The cardboard sign read “Allez Opi Omi” – translated as a mix of French and German to mean ‘Go Grandma Grandpa’, with footage of the pile up quickly going viral.

German rider Tony Martin's collided with the fan, prompting a domino effect which took down tens of competitors. Fellow Germany Jasha Sitterlin was forced to retire from the race due to his injuries.

According to RTL, an arrest has now been made after a complaint was filed by the Tour.

 (REUTERS)
(REUTERS)

"We are suing this woman who behaved so badly," Tour deputy director Pierre-Yves Thouault told AFP.

"We are doing this so that the tiny minority of people who do this dont spoil the show for everyone.”

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