The spectator was holding the “Allez Opi Omi” sign and was hit by the group. The Director of the Tour: “A deplorable fact but she is not a terrorist”
At the same time as the presentation of the Tour de France, the trial against the spectator began, which on June 26 caused the fall of several riders in the Brest-Landerneau, the first stage of the Grande Boucle. The prosecution asked the defendant to be sentenced to four months in prison with a conditional sentence for the woman who, showing the cameras her “Allez Opi Omi” sign (“come on grandma and grandma”, the meaning in a mixture of French and German), had knocked about fifty runners to the ground. Some of whom were forced to retire, such as Spaniard Marc Soler who suffered three fractures in his left arm.
The prosecutor stressed that the 31-year-old, accused of “endangering other people” and of “involuntary injuries”, still recognized the danger of her behavior and expressed her repentance. The judgment is set for December 9, again at the Brest court. The Tour de France, which at first decided to denounce the woman, then gave up to “calm the waters”, as said by the director of the Boucle Christian Prudhomme. “This woman – continued the No. 1 of the Tour – has made a huge mistake that could have had more serious consequences, but she is not a terrorist”.
October 14, 2021 (change October 14, 2021 | 17:42)
© REPRODUCTION RESERVED