The mysterious woman in yellow that unleashed a massive accident in the Tour de France was found by the police after four days of investigation and it was detained in the last hours. The fan had tried to show a poster to the cameras with a message for her grandparents that ended with an incident on a historical scale at one of the most important cycling events in the world.
As detailed by the chain RTL, the accused of generating this scandal was arrested and taken into police custody in Landerneau after being searched for four days. The law indicates that it could be punished with a year of imprisonment not effective and one financial fine of at least 1,500 euros, although the aforementioned French media clarifies that if any of the runners who had to withdraw from the competition due to their fault file a complaint, the penalty could significantly increase.
The case, which happened to 45 kilometers to finish the first stage of the Tour de France, it took on world significance due to the large number of victims it had. The woman put part of her body in the asphalt tape when the television cameras passed without noticing that the immense group of cyclists was coming behind. The poster he carried made it difficult for veteran Tony Martin to pass, who fell from his roll and generated a chain effect that ended with the vast majority of runners on the ground.
One of those who took the worst part was the Spanish Marc soler, who suffered fractures in the two heads of the radius and the head of the left ulna, having to leave the race immediately. The fan, who was left standing after the accident, aerial images showed, quickly fled the scene before police authorities appeared. “I am considering denouncing the viewer, because it is a whole Tour thrown away and I feel a lot of anger”, the Spanish cyclist had declared in a column he made for the Catalan newspaper The vanguard.
The police authorities began an intense search that same Saturday of the accident, asking for the help of witnesses who could identify the person responsible for the incident. “Anyone who can present an identification to call the operational center of the Finisterre gendarmerie”, was the message that the local gendarmerie issued and the local media replied at that time West France.
While for the moment there are no further details about his nationality or details about his personal life, the French media had ventured on the same day of the accident that the woman was “foreigner” and some others defined her as a spectator of german origin. In social networks, it was defined as the “Opi-Omi fanatic” for the poster that he carried in his hands and had a message of encouragement for his grandparents in a language that was recorded as a mixture between French and German.
* The video of the scandalous accident
The deputy director of the Tour de France, Pierre-Yves Thouault, had warned days ago that they would file a complaint against the woman in question: “We are suing this woman who was so bad. We must do it so that the small minority of people who do not respect the rules do not ruin the show for everyone. ” At the same time, the director of the sporting event, Christian Prudhomme, expressed his deep anger: “It is inadmissible. Spectators come to the Tour to see the champions, the champions they love, not to watch TV. The ones who deserve television are the champions, not those kinds of people. If people want to look at themselves, see themselves, there are mirrors for that! We must respect the riders, the Tour, the champions ”.
The first police information indicated that the investigation that was opened around the woman is related to “Involuntary injuries with incapacity not exceeding three months due to a manifestly deliberate violation of an obligation of safety or prudence”. Beyond the intense search that the security forces opened, the Finisterre gendarmerie feared they would not be able to locate the woman involved in the incident. “It can be complicated because, a priori, the woman was alone. And the television images are not precise enough to identify it, “they explained to the media. La Depeche. The first statements of the witnesses revealed that the fan was alone in the place.
One of the most impressive photos left by the accident was that of the French cyclist Cyril Lemoine, which had to be transferred urgently from the competition to be examined in detail by specialists. The 38-year-old athlete ended up with four broken ribs, a moderate pneumothorax, and a wound behind the ear that forced him to be hospitalized in the city of Brest.
The German newspaper picture reported in its Saturday edition that cyclists were circulating at a average speed of 50 km / h when the dangerous accident was unleashed in one of the passages of that stage that linked the port city of Brest with the municipality of Landerneau.
In response to the dangerous event that swept the world, the local authorities tightened security in the next stage of the Tour de France to avoid another setback and distributed to 500 gendarmes for the 183.5 kilometers of the second stage which developed between Perros-Guirec and Mur-de-Bretagne.
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