The fan who caused a massive crash in the first stage of the 2021 Tour de France while showing a banner on television that read “Allez Opi Omi”, against which Tony Martin crashed and which caused a massive fall in the peloton, faces trial this Thursday for his action committed in the race.
According to the French media Ouest France, the viewer will be tried for “endangering the safety of others” and also for a crime of “involuntary injury” that did not cause an inability to work for more than three months. For these charges, he faces a punishment of 15,000 euros of fine and a penalty of one year in prison.
The spectator jumped into the spotlight around the world when on June 26, during the first stage of the Tour, she wanted to mShow the television camera a banner on which the message “Allez Opi Omi” could be read, with a declaration of affection towards his grandparents. However, he did not notice the arrival of the platoon and invaded the road with it, causing Tony Martin to hit the banner, go to the ground and cause a fall. in which more than half a platoon crashed or had to land. Among the runners most affected in the accident were the German Jasha Sütterlin and the Spanish Marc Soler, who came to consider denouncing the viewer for the injuries he suffered.
The fan was in search and capture for several days until she was finally arrested and brought to justice on June 30. After spending two nights in the dungeon, she was released and now this Thursday a court in Brest will decide whether to impose any punishment on her for this reckless action during the Tour de France.