The French woman wanted to send greetings to her grandparents.
Cycling A woman who caused a mass crash with her sign during a tour of France in June will be fined one euro.
The 31-year-old French woman caused a mass crash by standing on the side of the road with the greeting sign she showed to her grandparents on the side of the road.
The stupidity had enormous consequences when the German representing the Jumbo-Visma stable Tony Martin collided with a sign and fell.
The sign eventually affected the performance of dozens of cyclists who rode in the main group. The 198-kilometer leg was at that time about 47 kilometers without driving.
The trial of the woman holding the sign began on Thursday in Brest.
The organizer of the Tour de France withdrew her lawsuit against the woman in July, however France24 site according to him, the woman is still facing up to a year in prison and fines of 15,000 euros.
Large fines, let alone imprisonment, are hardly imposed, as the Brest prosecutor says the woman has “personal weaknesses”.
The CPA, an association of professional cyclists, instead demands a symbolic compensation of one euro per woman.
“Athletes prepare for months, and it’s not acceptable for all work to be wasted on a moment of fame,” CPA President Gianni Bugno stated in a press release.