FRANCE – Moron trying to get a selfie causes Tour de France fiasco. pic.twitter.com/t1OnrHEF1O
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An oblivious and careless fan set off a horrific mass crash just as the famed annual multi-stage Tour de France was getting underway on Saturday. The fan was seen essentially posing for a selfie – trying to get on TV – in front of the pack of riders as they were coming up fast and tightly grouped.
While holding a handwritten sign that said “Allez Opi+Omi” (a hello message to her Grandpa and Grandma, apparently) the spectator stayed in front of the peloton up to the very moment a rider with no way to avoid the obstruction collided with the person, causing a chain reaction of crashes.