Woman posing for a photo causes the worst crash in Tour de France history

Jul 2, 2021

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Woman posing for a photo causes the worst crash in Tour de France history

Jul 2, 2021

Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

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People will do all kinds of stupid s*it just to take an Instagram photo, capture a video, or be on TV. A woman trying to do one of these things recently ruined Tour de France for everyone involved. She and a sign she was holding caused one of the worst crashes in Tour de France’s 118-year-old history. It was all caught on camera, and the woman was even arrested for her stunt.

When I opened my YouTube subscriptions last night, there was a video from Joey B. Toonz about this incident. If you don’t follow him, I suggest you start. If nothing else, make sure to at least check out the video about the Tour de France incident.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCzK4LJkDl73MQMbr8Lrcww

Anyway, I wanted to know more about what on Earth happened here. The woman in a yellow jacket was leaning into the road holding a sign that says “grandma and grandpa” in German. It looks like she was posing for a photo or video, or she desperately wanted to be caught on a TV camera. Well, the second thing certainly happened because she ended up in all the news, but for all the wrong reasons.

According to the BBC, the sign the woman was holding caused German rider Tony Martin to lose his balance and fall to the ground. This caused a chain reaction and dozens of other riders fell down as well. The same source notes that this caused two riders to pull out of the Tour completely, and another eight riders were treated for injuries. The race was held up, but it resumed after about five minutes.

The woman was found and taken into custody in Landerneau. She was accused of “involuntarily causing injury and putting the [lives] of others at risk,” Sky News reports. However, the Tour management has dropped the case and no legal action will be taken against the careless woman. The BBC reports that riders stopped the race for around a minute on Tuesday as a sign of a silent protest over safer racing conditions.

“We are withdrawing our complaint,” Tour director Christian Prudhomme told the Reuters news agency. “This story has been blown out of proportion but we wish to remind everyone of the safety rules on the race.”

“If you come to the Tour, you hold your kid, you hold your pet, and don’t cross the road carelessly,” Prudhomme added. “And above all, you respect the riders – they’re the ones worthy of live TV.”

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12 responses to “Woman posing for a photo causes the worst crash in Tour de France history”

  1. Lorenzo Morgoni Avatar
    Lorenzo Morgoni

    I recall the careless photographer on the Alpe d’Huez climb in 1999, within the final km, result was way less tragic but Italian rider Giuseppe Guerini risked to lose his well-deserved win. Such acts, even if they don’t cause massive crashes, can seriously distort the results of a race. Video btw: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QFbGAdUkBPQ

    1. Dunja Đuđić Avatar
      Dunja Đuđić

      Lorenzo Morgoni I thought of you when I first saw this, I know you follow the races. Did you see this live?

    2. Lorenzo Morgoni Avatar
      Lorenzo Morgoni

      Dunja Đuđić nope because I turned on TV slightly after this happened. BTW luckily all the involved riders could finish the stage although some were visibly injured, but medium term consequences seem to have negatively impacted Roglič’s performance today.

  2. Clarence Hemeon Avatar
    Clarence Hemeon

    My understanding is that now the authorities are not going to changer this attention whore.

    1. Dajanaye Rollins Avatar
      Dajanaye Rollins

      Clarence Hemeon I thought I read she was arrested

    2. Dajanaye Rollins Avatar
      Dajanaye Rollins

      Did they release her?

  3. John Wojciechowski Avatar
    John Wojciechowski

    I bet she wasn’t hurt.

  4. Jason Ferdinando Avatar
    Jason Ferdinando

    hahahahaha crash bang wallop what a picture

  5. Lubo Sentry Hrivnak Avatar
    Lubo Sentry Hrivnak

    Lol, worst crash? No way

  6. den321 Avatar
    den321

    Accountability – it’s not for women.

  7. Phil Sterritt Avatar
    Phil Sterritt

    Dear spectators at any event: No one came to see you. Sincerely, common sense.

  8. John Beatty Avatar
    John Beatty

    This is why I could never be a pacifist. Let her go (dropping charges) just emboldens other to do the same knowing they will be able to get away with it. When she knew what she did, she ran. She should have been made to account for it to set an example to others. These riders strive most of their lives to reach this point not for some F-ing s##t stain to want to 10 sections of notoriety. She should at least get charged with fine that will haunt her for years to come.