Tour de France organisers withdraw lawsuit against spectator who caused mass crash

A spectator holding a sign sparked a massive crash on stage 1 of the Tour de France
(Image credit: NBC Sports/ASO Broadcast)

Tour de France organisers ASO have reportedly withdrawn their lawsuit against the woman who caused the mass crash on stage 1 of the race.

The woman, who was arrested by police in Brittany on Wednesday, was stood in the road holding a cardboard sign towards the end of Saturday's opener from Brest to Landerneau.

With Jumbo-Visma rider Tony Martin unable to take avoiding action, the German piled into the woman, sparking a mass pile-up.

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