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T de F crash woman goes on trial

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  • First.AspectFirst.Aspect Posts: 7,447
    Isn't she now being sued for one Euro or something like that, just to set a legal "no fukcwits" precedent?
  • MattFalleMattFalle Posts: 6,156
    Switzerland are, France want to send her down to la grande maison.
  • First.AspectFirst.Aspect Posts: 7,447
    I have some sympathy with the authorities on this. The morons who ran into the track at the British GP and swam in front of the Boat Race both ended up in the clink.

    What she did was right up there. She didn't even have a pseudo cause to support. Just Opa and Oma.
  • NcovidiusNcovidius Posts: 138
    I think the French authorities want to make an example out of her. I reckon she’ll get at least a year in chokey.
  • Make her hold an official advert at each stage of next year's TDF... 2m+ away from the tarmac!
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  • Ben6899Ben6899 Posts: 8,978
    She might end up doing hafebrei.
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  • kingstongrahamkingstongraham Posts: 17,783
    Ncovidius said:

    I think the French authorities want to make an example out of her. I reckon she’ll get at least a year in chokey.

    You thinking this should bring her some comfort.
  • DeVlaeminckDeVlaeminck Posts: 7,312
    Ncovidius said:

    I think the French authorities want to make an example out of her. I reckon she’ll get at least a year in chokey.


    Hopefully nothing ridiculous like a jail sentence - unless we are going to see riders and race staff jailed for deliberately reckless actions too.
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  • kingstongrahamkingstongraham Posts: 17,783
    Verdict on 9th December. Prosecutors asked for a 4 month suspended sentence.
  • First.AspectFirst.Aspect Posts: 7,447

    Ncovidius said:

    I think the French authorities want to make an example out of her. I reckon she’ll get at least a year in chokey.


    Hopefully nothing ridiculous like a jail sentence - unless we are going to see riders and race staff jailed for deliberately reckless actions too.
    It is perfectly acceptable to assault someone while playing sport. Otherwise ice hockey couldn't exist.
  • dabberdabber Posts: 1,739
    I wouldn't like to see her jailed. A stupid, thoughless act but certainly not deliberate. Some sanction is required but not jail.
    The people I'd really like to see prsecuted are the a*rsehole idiots who very deliberately run alongside riders shouting in their faces, flags flapping everywhere etc.
    The fact that the riders mostly manage to get past them without crashing is down to their skill, not the actions of the a*rseholes.
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  • First.AspectFirst.Aspect Posts: 7,447
    I don't see the difference between intentionally stepping in front of the race while intenting to step back at the last second, and intentionally running close to a rider dressed as a syringe, while not intending to touch them. Except a factor of about 3 in velocity of the riders.
  • navrig2navrig2 Posts: 1,665
    It could be argued that the organising authority is liable because they failed to properly segregate fans/spectators from the action. Most other sports do this so why not cycling.....

    They run the risk of it backfiring on the sport.

    Just a thought.
  • First.AspectFirst.Aspect Posts: 7,447
    navrig2 said:

    It could be argued that the organising authority is liable because they failed to properly segregate fans/spectators from the action. Most other sports do this so why not cycling.....

    They run the risk of it backfiring on the sport.

    Just a thought.

    I am not sure how different it is to segregating a road from pedestrians.
  • navrig2navrig2 Posts: 1,665

    navrig2 said:

    It could be argued that the organising authority is liable because they failed to properly segregate fans/spectators from the action. Most other sports do this so why not cycling.....

    They run the risk of it backfiring on the sport.

    Just a thought.

    I am not sure how different it is to segregating a road from pedestrians.
    The impact of getting in the way of a car or lorry is somewhat different and, perhaps, self punishing?
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