Tour de France on circuits or charging for mountain spots - Jumbo-Visma boss’s answers to fan collisions

Richard Plugge says the number of fans causing crashes is “getting worse every year”.

Sepp Kuss rides through a throng of fans at the Tour de France 2023
Sepp Kuss rides through a throng of fans at the Tour de France 2023
(Image credit: David Ramos / Getty)

Jumbo-Visma boss Richard Plugge has called for “solution” to the problem of fans getting too close to the riders at the Tour de France and causing crashes because it is “getting worse every year”.

Key lieutenant to the team’s yellow jersey wearer Sepp Kuss was brought down by a fan on a high-speed stretch of road on stage 15 of the race. There was then a cascade through the bunch that saw multiple riders hit the tarmac.

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