By Gregor Brown in Châteauroux
Frenchman Aurélien Passeron collided head-on with a female spectator on stage five, after the fan tried to get a little too close to one of her cycling heroes. "The lady was in the street," the 24 year-old Saunier Duval-Scott rider told Cyclingnews after he finished the stage to Châteauroux.
The incident occurred with 5.5 kilometres remaining and left the woman with a fractured forearm. Passeron was sent to the town's hospital for x-rays, but expects to start tomorrow's stage to Super Besse. "Tomorrow? Yes, I can go on," he said. "I don't know if I broke anything yet."