The 30-year-old French woman who caused a massive crash by holding up a sign at the Tour de France will not face any legal action after organisers decided to withdraw the lawsuit.
This comes after they allegedly threatened to sue the spectator. In a video that was shared across the globe, the woman is seen holding a massive sign while facing away from the oncoming cyclist. A total of 21 competitors were injured in the crash.
The woman, whose identity is not know handed herself in at a police station in Landerneau, Brittany, the northwest French region, as per the Independent.
In a statement, Tour director, Christian Prudhomme indicated that they are withdrawing their complaint as the story has been blown out of proportion, Reuters reports.
“If you come to the Tour, you hold your kid, you hold your pet and don’t cross the road carelessly. And above all, you respect the riders – they’re the ones worthy of live TV,” Prudhomme was quoted saying.
Meanwhile, Britain’s Mark Cavendish returned to the podium for the first time in five years after winning his 32nd Tour de France stage victory, to move within two stages of the all-time record held by Belgian former professional road and track bicycle racer, Eddy Merckx.
🏆 Cav wins again !!!! 🏆
— Tour de France™ (@LeTour) July 1, 2021
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