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The 31-year-old spectator at the origin of a collective fall during the first stage of the Tour de France was sentenced on Thursday to a fine of 1,200 euros by the Brest criminal court.
The young woman who had caused a massive fall of runners by waving a sign in June during the Tour de France is only fined. The Brest criminal court sentenced her, Thursday, December 9, to pay the sum of 1,200 euros and found her guilty of “endangering others” and “unintentional injuries”.
The accused will also have to pay a symbolic euro to the National Union of Professional Cyclists (UNCP), civil party. During his trial on October 14, the prosecution requested a symbolic four-month suspended prison sentence against the spectator, prosecuted for “endangering others” and “unintentional injuries”.
On June 26, in the town of Sizun (Finistère), 45 km from the finish of the first stage of the Tour, part of Brest, this resident of Finistère brandished a sign while encroaching on the road, her back to the peloton.
“Go opi-omi!” – grandpa-mamy in German, her grandmother being of German origin – she had written in large letters on a piece of cardboard to the address of her grandparents, residing in Paris and unconditional fans of the Grande Boucle.
Runners forced to retire
Several runners, launched at high speed, could not avoid it. The German Tony Martin, the first to fall, had involved in his fall many other cyclists. Several riders had been forced to retire, including the German Jasha Sütterlin (DSM) and the Spaniard Marc Soler (Movistar).
The images of the fall of the runners had been around the world, unleashing strong media interest while it remained nowhere to be found.
Four days after the incident, the young woman went to the Landerneau gendarmerie, responsible for the investigation, no longer supporting the media pressure.