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Woman who sparked Tour de France mass crash arrested by police

A woman spectator who sparked a mass crash during the Tour de France has been arrested.

She was seen by the roadside waving a placard written in German saying, “Granny and Granddad”.

Rider Tony Martin clipped the sign and fell off his bike.


A sizeable section of the following peloton crashed into him.

The race was held up for five minutes as the cyclists and bikes were untangled.

One rider, Jasha Sutterlin, had to pull out of the race through injury.

Eight others were treated by doctors and many more received cuts and bruises.

The woman – dressed in yellow – was seen to leave the scene quickly and meld into the crowd.

Camille Miansoni, prosecutor for Brest in Normandy said:

“The woman has been formally identified and she was taken into custody.

“A suspect is in custody.”



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