'Opi-Omi' spectator fined €1,200 for Tour de France crash

MRDEBRETAGNE GUERLDAN FRANCE JUNE 27 Fans raise a banner saying Allez OpiOmi Come on grandpa and grandma Same message carried by the fan that triggered the massive crash while trying to take a selfie on the Stage 1 during the 108th Tour de France 2021 Stage 2 a 1835km stage from PerrosGuirec to MrdeBretagne Guerldan 293m LeTour TDF2021 on June 27 2021 in MrdeBretagne Guerldan France Photo by Chris GraythenGetty Images
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Five months on from sparking a horrific crash on the opening Tour de France stage, a 31-year-old woman has been given a fine of €1,200 and €500 in damages in a criminal court in Brest for “endangering the life of others” and "willful injury" but avoided the suggested four-month suspended prison sentence.

The incident occurred with around 45km to go on the first stage near Sizun, when the woman, with her back to the oncoming peloton, held up a sign reading "Allez Opi-Omi" with part of the board extending into the road. 

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