A spectator at the Tour de France who caused a massive crash involving dozens of cyclists is missing as race authorities plan to sue her.
Tour de France deputy director Pierre-Yves Thouault told the AFP news agency they plan to sue the woman "so that the tiny minority of people who do this don't spoil the show for everyone.
However, French publication Ouest-France reported the woman, who is believed to be German, got on a flight and is untraceable, according to CBS Sports.
Following the crash, the Tour de France Twitter page put out a public service announcement, urging in-person spectators not to "risk everything for a photo or to get on television!".
Don't risk everything for a photo or to get on television! pic.twitter.com/eA6nnhRhWv — Tour de France™ (@LeTour) June 26, 2021.
The crash caused by the spectator's sign was just the first of opening day.
German cyclist Jasha Suetterlin was the first rider to leave the race after the crash and a second accident brought down several others, Reuters reports. »