Crash Tour de France 2023: Team consider legal action after fan causes crash

In recent news, it was reported that the Tour de France team will consider legal action after a selfie-taking fan caused a massive crash. You are required to read the article for more details and information. Follow us around for all the insights and fresh updates at the PKB News.

Crash Tour de France 2023

Crash Tour de France 2023

It was reported that the team leading the Tour de France is considering taking legal action against a spectator who caused a terrible crash by trying to take a selfie. As per the reports, the incident was held on Sunday and made everyone in a complete shockwave. However, the team of the Tour de France leader, Jonas Vingegaard is considering pressing charges after a spectator caused a massive crash during the 15th stage to Saint-Gervais Mont Blanc on Sunday itself. It was known that the American climber Sepp Kuss, who is known as the defending champion’s key Jumbo teammate was caught being crushed by the arm of a fan as the peloton raced past. Kuss’s fall caused a domino effect through it with multiple other riders also started hitting the tarmac, in echoes of a similar incident caused by a fan with a placard, which was endured by the same team in the 2021 race.

According to Reuters, the officials have identified the individual but won’t arrest them unless Kuss wishes to take matters further. However, a spokesperson for Jumbo Visma stated that they will find out about the team. The stages were marked by several incidents involving race motorbikes and overexcited spectators on weekends. On Saturday, the motorbikes were slowed and stopped by large crowds at the top of the plane. On Sunday, the Latvian rider Krists Neilands also crashed while taking a drink from an in-race motorbike on a fast Alpine descent. In reality, it is a health and safety nightmare and has been so for more than a century. The hair-pinned ascent to Alpe is the most renowned climb for spectator interaction.

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Such incidents like tacks on the road, dogs and sometimes even horses blocking the path of riders are as old as the tour itself. While the event, fans often try to block the paths of rivals and protestors ranging from farmers to fishermen and climate activists, they all are part of the Tour’s history. Only a massive police presence, a huge investment in crowd barriers, and increased awareness of cycling fans, rather than eradicating the problem.

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