Video: Massive Tour de France crash takes down nearly entire peloton after rider hits spectator’s sign

Horrific Tour de France crash takes down nearly entire peloton
A massive dramatic crash on the Tour de France’s opening stage on Saturday brought down much of the peloton.

  • A dramatic crash on the opening day of the Tour de France appeared to take down much of the peloton.
  • It appeared a rider at the front of the main bunch hit a fan’s sign and went down.
  • See the crash below.
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A massive dramatic crash on the Tour de France’s opening stage on Saturday brought down much of the peloton.

It appeared that a rider at the front of the main bunch, Tony Martin on the Jumbo-Visma team, hit a fan’s cardboard sign and went down.

The sign appeared to be sticking out too far into the road.

See the video clips below.

It wasn’t immediately clear whether any of the riders were badly injured.

The crash forced at least one rider to abandon the race.

Many of the riders were back up riding relatively quickly.

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