Two adults and two children were injured at the finish of the eleventh Tour de France stage when one of the AG2R La Mondiale team cars lost control at the 800 metres to go mark in Foix and ran into the barricades which line the course.
According to AFP, three of the four injured were transferred to hospital of Val d'Ariege in Foix, while the fourth, child, suffered only from contusions and stayed with its family. A man was left with a suspected broken leg, while a 37-year-old woman suffered from facial trauma and a suspected fractured jaw. Her child, a 10-year-old boy broke his thumb.
AG2R team directeur sportif Julien Jurdie was driving the car behind the race where his Swiss rider Martin Elmiger was narrowly defeated by Kurt-Asle Arvesen of Team CSC-Saxo Bank. His blood alcohol was found to be negative, but he will be relegated to the passenger seat on Thursday's 12th stage as a precaution, the organisers decided.