A fan at the Tour de France trying to take a selfie with the oncoming riders caused a huge pile-up as they were hit by Sepp Kuss who fell in front of the peloton and caused the crash.
A spectator tries to take a selfie causing an accident at the Tour de France A fan dislodges his arm while trying to take a picture but Sepp Kus collides with him Several riders are involved – it is believed there were no serious injuries
A major accident occurred during the 15th stage of the Tour de France when a fan tried to take a selfie with the riders.
Video footage from ITV shows the fan sticking his arm out as he tries to take a photo, only to be collected by Jumbo-Visma rider Sep Kus.
Cous then fell to the front of the peloton creating a massive pileup.
Other riders involved in the crash included Biniam Girme of Intermarche-Circus-Wanti, Kevin Vermark of Team DSM-Firmenich, Egan Bernal of Inos Grenadiers and Pascal Enkhorn of Lotto-Distony.
Also, Jumbo-Wismer’s Nathan van Hoednok took time to recover but was able to continue in the end.
A fan trying to take a selfie caused an accident during the 15th stage of the Tour de France on Sunday
The fan stuck out his hand while trying to take a picture but Sep Kus collided with him
No serious injuries are believed to have occurred.
Two days earlier a crash occurred on stage 14, with Antonio Pedrero, Esteban Chávez, Louis Meintzes and Ruben Guerrero all abandoning the race.
In 2021, a spectator who caused a mass pile-up after holding up a sign for his grandparents in front of cyclists at the Tour de France was fined £1,000.
The 31-year-old French woman, whose identity was withheld, was also ordered to pay a symbolic euro to France’s professional cyclists association.
Kus fell at the front of the peloton, causing a crash with other cyclists
Prosecutors sought a four-month suspended sentence on the charges of endangering life and causing unintentional injury.
Race organizers had previously withdrawn their complaint and urged everyone to ‘calm down’ after the woman was allegedly abused.
Under French law he faces a fine of up to 15,000 euros (£12,700) and a year in jail for the charge.
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