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The spectator who caused the fall of many Tour de France cyclists with her sign, several of whom were injured, Saturday in Brittany, was placed in police custody on Wednesday.
The spectator behind the fall of many riders during the first stage of the Tour de France, several of whom were injured, was taken into custody on Wednesday June 30.
On Saturday, during the first stage of the Tour de France, a spectator waving a sign with her back to the direction of the race was struck by the peloton, causing many riders to fall 45 km from the finish.
“The woman has been formally identified. She is in police custody,” assured AFP a source close to the investigation, who specified that she was of French nationality.
“A suspect is in custody”, for his part confirmed to AFP the public prosecutor of Brest Camille Miansoni, specifying that it was indeed a woman.
On Tuesday, he told the press that the investigation was progressing “well”. “Things are progressing well and we hope to be able to elucidate this event within a reasonable time,” he assured, referring to the collection of “several testimonies” after the call for witnesses launched. “Obviously, you have to cross-check them, you have to check them,” he added, saying he was “confident”.
A judicial investigation was opened for “involuntary injuries with incapacity not exceeding three months by manifestly deliberate violation of an obligation of safety or prudence” and entrusted to the brigade of gendarmerie of Landerneau in Brittany.
The riders of the Tour de France expressed their dissatisfaction with the multiplication of falls on Tuesday, by dismounting for one minute, 500 meters after the start of the fourth stage between Redon and Fougères.