• Spectator who caused Tour de France pile-up goes on trial

    2 days ago - By The Guardian

    Woman tells prosecutors she feels ashamed of her ‘stupidity' after obstructing cyclists during race in June A spectator whose attempt to get noticed by TV cameras while cheering the Tour de France caused one of the biggest pile-ups in the race's history has gone on trial charged with injuring dozens of riders. The 31-year-old from Brittany in France, whose identity was withheld after she was subjected to online abuse, told prosecutors she felt ashamed of her “stupidity”.
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  • Tour de France 2022: women's race reborn as eight-stage route unveiled

    2 days ago - By The Guardian

    Director Marion Rousse: ‘The races are jewels to cherish' Men's race takes in Denmark, cobbles and Alpe d'Huez The women's Tour de France was reborn as the 2022 race route was unveiled in the Palais des Congrès in Paris on Thursday by the newly appointed race director Marion Rousse. The eight-stage race, which begins on 24 July next year, as the men's Tour de France ends, signifies a long-awaited quantum leap in the profile of women's racing. Christian Prudhomme, the longstanding director of the men's Tour, owned by sports promoter ASO, said that the women's race is built to “endure 100...
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