Avoidable accident. She is now the subject of an investigation for “involuntary injuries with incapacity not exceeding three months by manifestly deliberate violation of an obligation of security or prudence”, informed the gendarmerie of Finistère. But who are we talking about, exactly? Of a woman, for the moment still unknown, who caused a serious fall on the Tour de France, from its first stage. Between Brest and Landerneau, in Brittany and 45 kilometers from the finish, a large number of riders in the peloton unfortunately fell.

This woman, informs the local newspaper Le Télégramme, could be of German nationality. It was a spectator who came to watch the cycling race and who, by clumsiness, caused this serious accident. She was standing too close to the track, her arms loaded with a large sign on which some could read “Allez Opi Omi!”, a Germanic expression. This means, a priori, “Go Grandpa Grandma!”, Note our colleagues. She fled after the fact.

Because she is responsible for this accident, the unknown of the Tour de France potentially exposes herself to legal, civil or criminal consequences, further detail our colleagues.

“With regard to the civil component, any person or entity having suffered economic damage as a result of the fall would be legitimate to seek compensation. This could therefore also include the team and the organizer depending on the case”, explains the International Cycling Union (UCI) in the columns of Liberation, not without continuing: “Regarding the criminal aspect, only the injured rider has a priori an action against the spectator who made him fall”.