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Four Cyclists Have Died in the Tour de France

le Tour de France Spectator Safety fronce fatalities Advice aarrr Throughout the tournament's 109 year history, only four cyclists have died in the Tour de France. However, 27 spectators have been fatally injured. The Tour de France prides itself on the ability to get spectators close to the action, but this approach has been questioned over the years. While the debate around spectator safety continues, here is the story behind those tragic fatalities and tips on staying safe at the event. Cyclists - competing Cyclists - non-competing Spectators (27 Officials One of the competitors, Adolphe Helière drowned whilst swimming in Nice on a rest day. Amotorcyclist crashes at high speed and dies during a motorcycle demonstration to occupy the crowd prior to the arrival of the cyclists. There aren't any barriers separating cyclists from spectators on most mountain passes. This is unusual for a big sporting event and can leave spectators vulnerable to falling into a riders' path as they ride up the road. It's important that you ensure you stay clear of the cyclist's path. During the 8th stage of the race Spanish cyclist Francisco Cepeda plunged down a ravine having lost control of his bike on a steep descent. Ajournalist from Radio Luxembourg and his pillion passenger are both killed when their motorbike veered off a mountain road. A collision between a competitor and an official sadly led to the death of the official, Constant Wouters. Cyclists ride incredibly fast and will use every inch of road available to them; make sure you stand well within the white lines. ! 20 Tragically twenty people were killed when a van carrying supplies hit a bridge. Tom Simpson from Great Britain died from fatal heart failure during 13th stage of the race on the climb up Mont Ventoux. Don't run alongside the riders. Just watch the race and enjoy. Olympic gold medallist Fabio Casartelli died from fatal head injuries after crashing and hitting his head whilst descending the Col de Portet d'Aspet during the 15th stage of the tour. 40% With so many vehicles on the road, including bikes, caravans and cars, pedestrians should take extra care when crossing. A 12 year old boy was killed when he was hit by a car which was overtaking the media caravan. 12910. A7year old boy was killed having been run down by the media caravan whilst running across the road. If you're watching the race with your family, please make sure you keep a close eye on children at all times. FRANCE ESİ. FR ANCH POLIZEI A woman in her 60s was hit by a police motorcycle whilst crossing the road. POLICE Avoid taking pictures. The view from your camera can be misleading and you may not realise that there's a herd of cyclists hurtling towards you. ACCIDENT CLAIMS osbornes Solicitors LLP Design: Bite Digital ( 1967 1958 1910 1934 2002 1935 000 1964 6007 1995 1957 Sources: www.totalprosports.comI

Four Cyclists Have Died in the Tour de France

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In the 45th year of Tom Simpson's tragic death, leading law firm Accident Claims have put together an infographic which chronicles the fatalities of the Tour de France and highlights the dangers cycli...


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