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Fan accidentally causes massive crash at Tour de France

Source : 112 Ukraine

21 cyclists injured. They suffer fractures of the arms and ribs, loss of consciousness
20:31, 27 June 2021

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During the first stage of the Tour de France, a fan with a poster came too close to the track and caused a massive accident, Eurosport reports.

Tony Martin (Jumbo–Visma) was hit by a placard as a fan attempted to crane their way on to the TV coverage. It caused a huge pile-up that brought down most of the rest of the peloton, with Wout van Aert, Primoz Roglic (both Jumbo–Visma), Sonny Colbrelli (Bahrain Victorious) and Marc Soler (Movistar) coming down hard.

As a result of the fall, Mark Soler suffered a fracture of the radial bone head in both arms. After the fall, he did not retire and finished the race in 181st place.

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Another cyclist seriously injured in the rubble was Frenchman Lemoine of the team. He broke four ribs, suffered a partial collapse of a lung, a neck injury, and a deep wound behind the ear. Lemoine is currently in the hospital.

Also the Lithuanian cyclist Ignatas Konovalovas, who lost consciousness during the collision due to a head injury is under the supervision of doctors.

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