Watch: Fan holding sign causes huge crash at Tour de France involving 60 riders

Watch: Fan holding sign causes huge crash at Tour de France involving 60 riders

June 26, 2021

The opening stage of the Tour de France began in chaotic fashion after a fan caused a major pile-up involving around 60 cyclists.

With the peloton 43km from the finish line in Grand Depart, Brittany, a spectator brandishing a sign caused pandemonium.

Television cameras captured Tony Martin colliding with a sign held up by an unwitting spectator and as the Team Jumbo–Visma rider crashed to the ground, he brought with him a huge swathe of the field.

A fan just caused a MASSIVE crash at the very beginning of the Tour De France 😬 pic.twitter.com/6q5TwQRBdU

Thankfully, Martin was able to remount and start the stage again, while Caleb Ewan, Jack Haig and Miguel Angel Lopez were among the other riders held up.

Arnaud Demare (Groupama-FDJ), Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck-Quickstep) and Marc Hirschi (UAE Team Emirates), Sonny Colbrelli (Bahrain Victorious) were all also involved in the pile-up but got back up to continue racing.

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