Fan brings down half of Tour De France racers with cardboard sign
One of the worst crashes in Tour De France history
An overly-eager fan has caused one of the worst crashes in the history of the Tour De France after leaning out into the road with a cardboard sign.
From the footage posted to social media, the fan can be seen holding up a cardboard sign with ‘Allez Opi-Omi!’ written on it in black pen.
The fan was looking straight at the TV camera on the passing bike, rather than concentrating on the actual race.
— Julio Deluxe (@Julio_Deluxe) June 26, 2021
The crash is being called one of the worst in Tour De France history, with what felt like a mountain of bodies and bikes piled up in the narrow road in the middle of the race.
Here's a birds-eye view of the incident:
The worst Tour de France crash I've ever seen pic.twitter.com/1jngQE1pYg
— daniel mcmahon (@cyclingreporter) June 26, 2021
Many of the cyclists did return to the race, but it is unclear at this time whether there have been any serious injuries.
Stage 1 was won by Julian Alaphilippe of Deceuninck–Quick-Step and the world champion will roll out tomorrow in the Yellow Jersey.