Deaths of Cycling Fans at Tour de France

Compared to motor racing sports, cycling may not seem all that dangerous. But in 2009, a spectator of the most famous cycling event in the world, the Tour de France, was killed after being hit by a police motorcycle. Apparently the woman, who was in her 60s, was trying to cross the road after a break-away group of riders had passed when she was struck by one of the police motorcycles that accompany the cyclists. This was the first fatality at the Tour de France since 2002, when a child was killed after being struck by one of the TV trucks following the riders.

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Devoted Father, Husband and Employee.Endurance sports fanatic (running,cycling,swimming).Triathlon athlete and coach.If only days had more than 24 hours.

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