Tour de France: French TV caught out by hoax after false claim 'opi-omi' spectator found in Glasgow

A prankster referenced a famous French murder case with his hoax, a fact that passed over the heads of the TV presenters

Tour de France
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There has been no shortage of action on the road so far this Tour de France. World champions taking yellow, Mathieu van der Poel's heroics, crash-blighted finales, Mark Cavendish's comeback, yet one question remains, and reigns above all:

What has happened to the wanted Tour de France spectator, dubbed 'opi-omi'?

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Hi. I'm Cycling Weekly's Weekend Editor. I like writing offbeat features and eating too much bread when working out on the road at bike races.

Before joining Cycling Weekly I worked at The Tab and I've also written for Vice, Time Out, and worked freelance for The Telegraph (I know, but I needed the money at the time so let me live).

I also worked for ITV Cycling between 2011-2018 on their Tour de France and Vuelta a España coverage. Sometimes I'd be helping the producers make the programme and other times I'd be getting the lunches. Just in case you were wondering - Phil Liggett and Paul Sherwen had the same ham sandwich every day, it was great.