Tour de France organisers will not sue fan who caused mass pile-up on stage one

The spectator was arrested earlier this week and could face a prison sentence

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The spectator whose cardboard sign caused a massive crash on stage one of this year’s Tour de France will no longer be sued by the race organisers.

On Saturday, the unnamed 30-year-old woman held out a sign that read ‘Allez Opi Omi’ and looked at television cameras as the peloton passed with 47km left to race.

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Chris Marshall-Bell

A freelance sports journalist and podcaster, you'll mostly find Chris's byline attached to news scoops, profile interviews and feature writing across a variety of different publications. He has been writing regularly for Cycling Weekly since 2013.

Previously a ski, hiking and cycling guide in a number of places, but mostly in the Canadian Rockies and Spanish Pyrenees, he almost certainly holds the record for the most number of interviews conducted from snowy mountains.

He lives in Valencia, Spain.