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Angry Spectator Causes Crash at Tour Cycliste Antenne Reunion

Posted: Mon Sep 05, 2016 8:46 pm
by biker jk

Re: Angry Spectator Causes Crash at Tour Cycliste Antenne Reunion

Posted: Tue Sep 06, 2016 8:09 am
by find_bruce
Scarcely a "spectator" - father of a rider injured in a crash with the barriers decided the race should be stopped & dragged the barriers across the road

Re: Angry Spectator Causes Crash at Tour Cycliste Antenne Reunion

Posted: Tue Sep 06, 2016 8:55 am
by biker jk
find_bruce wrote:Scarcely a "spectator" - father of a rider injured in a crash with the barriers decided the race should be stopped & dragged the barriers across the road


Too bad Hinault wasn't around to deal with that angry father. :lol:

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Re: Angry Spectator Causes Crash at Tour Cycliste Antenne Reunion

Posted: Tue Sep 06, 2016 10:27 pm
by DavidS
biker jk wrote:
find_bruce wrote:Scarcely a "spectator" - father of a rider injured in a crash with the barriers decided the race should be stopped & dragged the barriers across the road


Too bad Hinault wasn't around to deal with that angry father. :lol:

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Geez, makes Froome's little elbow incident in Le Tour look very tame. Was Hinault fined . . . or applauded?

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Re: Angry Spectator Causes Crash at Tour Cycliste Antenne Reunion

Posted: Tue Sep 06, 2016 11:20 pm
by AUbicycles
What a ludicrous thing to do - bet the kid is ashamed at his fathers actions.

According to local news website linfo.re, the incident was a protest against something that had happened earlier in the race. Three laps prior, Enzo Bernard and Jonathan Boyer had been contesting an intermediate sprint when the two collided spectacularly with the barriers. Both riders were injured badly as were several spectators. Bernard was eventually disqualified from the race for dangerous sprinting. However, the rider protested on Twitter that Boyer had become entangled in his handlebars during the sprint.

Linfo.re reported that at least one spectator, a 10-year-old boy, suffered a severed thumb as a result of the crash, while Boyer was left with head trauma and broken ribs.

Following the crash, Boyer's father Jean-Bernard requested that the race be stopped, but organisers decided to continue. In what was described as a 'fit of anger' Boyer's father can be seen grabbing the end of the barriers and moving them across the width of the road.

He was fined 300 euros by the organisation and police took him for questioning, although he was later released. An investigation into the incident is still ongoing.

Re: Angry Spectator Causes Crash at Tour Cycliste Antenne Reunion

Posted: Wed Sep 07, 2016 10:53 pm
by Mulger bill
AUbicycles wrote:What a ludicrous thing to do - bet the kid is ashamed at his fathers actions.

According to local news website linfo.re, the incident was a protest against something that had happened earlier in the race. Three laps prior, Enzo Bernard and Jonathan Boyer had been contesting an intermediate sprint when the two collided spectacularly with the barriers. Both riders were injured badly as were several spectators. Bernard was eventually disqualified from the race for dangerous sprinting. However, the rider protested on Twitter that Boyer had become entangled in his handlebars during the sprint.

Linfo.re reported that at least one spectator, a 10-year-old boy, suffered a severed thumb as a result of the crash, while Boyer was left with head trauma and broken ribs.

Following the crash, Boyer's father Jean-Bernard requested that the race be stopped, but organisers decided to continue. In what was described as a 'fit of anger' Boyer's father can be seen grabbing the end of the barriers and moving them across the width of the road.

He was fined 300 euros by the organisation and police took him for questioning, although he was later released. An investigation into the incident is still ongoing.


Yeah, that's not protest, that's drooling, beat your chest crazy. No result but harm to innocents.

A fine is garbage