The supporter who caused a shocking mass crash at the Tour de France on Saturday has been arrested, according to multiple reports.
Nearly all of the peloton was wiped out on Stage 1 when Tony Martin (Jumbo-Visma) collided with the fan’s cardboard sign, sparking a horrifying domino effect amongst the riders.
Race organisers threatened legal action in the wake of the shocking incident while French police asked for witnesses to come forward.
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According to reports, the fan is now in custody and stands accused of involuntarily causing injury and faces a fine of 1,500 euros.
TV replays showed the fan grinning into the camera and holding a sign which read "ALLEZ OPI-OMI!" – which roughly translates as "COME ON GRANDDAD-GRANNY" – unaware that it was about to send a shockwave through the peloton.
"The woman has been formally identified. She has been in police custody for a few minutes, the hearing has barely begun," a source told AFP.
The Tour's deputy director Pierre-Yves Thouault said after the incident: "We are suing this woman who behaved so badly.
"We are doing this so that the tiny minority of people who do this do not spoil the show for everyone."

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