After causing the 'worst crash ever' at the Tour de France, a fan will pay a meager â1 fine.
The Tour de France spectacular who caused a mass pile-up, dubbed the 'worst ever crash' by the Grande Boucle, will be fined only â1. The spectacular was 45 kilometers from the finish line, holding up a sign that read: "Allez Opi-Omi."
However, the sign struck Tony Martin of Jumbo-Visma, who was riding his final Tour before retiring, and set off a domino effect throughout the peloton.
The spectator was fined â1,200 and was awarded â500 in damages five months after the accident.
In addition to a symbolic â1 fine to the UNCP, the French riders' union, to'set an example,'
The majority of the peloton was held up by cyclists on the deck, with 21 riders strewn across the tarmac.
Jumbo-Visma was the hardest hit, with Primoz Roglic, the team's leader and overall favorite, also caught up in the crash.
Marc Soler, who had overall ambitions as well, was left with both arms broken, but he still rode the rest of the stage before retiring in the evening.
At the end of the stage, Soler had to face the arduous and steep climb to Landerneau.
The onlooker initially fled the scene before surrendering four days later to the Gendarmerie.
Christian Prudhomme, the Tour's director, had pleaded with prosecutors in October to be lenient with the 31-year-old woman.
"She did something stupid, she's not a terrorist," Prudhomme said.
"All we ask is that people be cautious when attending the Tour and remember that they are there to see the champions, not to appear on television."
The stage was marred by a second crash in the final kilometres, forcing British sporting legend Chris Froome to abandon.
Julian Alaphilippe crossed the finish line with his hands in the air, swapping the World Champions rainbow bands for the Maillot Jaune.
When the race arrived in Paris three weeks later, Slovenian Tadej Pogacar claimed his second Tour victory.