Tour de France: Spectator causes mass crash on stage 1 with Roglic taken down

Stage 1 of the Tour de France
Stage 1 of the Tour de France (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Primoz Roglic and Wout Van Aert (Jumbo-Visma) were among just two of the fallers in a massive crash on stage 1 of the Tour de France. The incident took place with 45km to go.

The incident appeared to be caused by a spectator on the side of the road, with the Jumbo-Visma team the most heavily involved. The Dutch team were on the ride of the road when a fan, holding a sign, took out Tony Martin.

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Daniel Benson

Daniel Benson was the Editor in Chief at between 2008 and 2022. Based in the UK, he joined the Cyclingnews team in 2008 as the site's first UK-based Managing Editor. In that time, he reported on over a dozen editions of the Tour de France, several World Championships, the Tour Down Under, Spring Classics, and the London 2012 Olympic Games. With the help of the excellent editorial team, he ran the coverage on Cyclingnews and has interviewed leading figures in the sport including UCI Presidents and Tour de France winners.