It happened in the early stages of the Tour de France through the Basque Country, And it’s a fact that was repeated again in those first days of the Vuelta through Barcelona. Specifically in the second phase. During one section, numerous drivers had a flat tire and had to change their wheel. Shortly thereafter, the reason was discovered: thumbtacks in the asphalt. Some of them were even reinforced with a base plastic so that their effect was greater as the RTVE cameras showed. Last Saturday, four people were arrested on suspicion of a boycott.
As reported by EFE from police circles, the four arrests were made as part of a procedure on suspicion that those arrested were preparing actions against the Vuelta, the third stage of which will take place next Monday through Solsona between Súria and Arinsal. In a message on the social network X (formerly Twitter) The Solidarity Alert platform denounces this with these four arrests It aims to show that it is a “colonialist tour” and has questioned whether the arrests are due to fears that the tour “reflects the national and social oppression” under which she says Catalonia “is as a people” suffers.