The Deadly Turn: A History of Deaths in the Tour de France

During its history 4 competitors have died during the Tour de France but several spectators have also been fatally injured.
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le de Tour France 4 Cyclists have died in the Tour de France During its history 4 competitors have died during the tour de France but several spectators have also been fatally injured. Professional cycling is a dangerous sport for sectors as well as competitors. Cyclists-competing 3 Cyclists-non-competing 1 Spectators 27 Officials 1 1910 One of the competitors, Adolphe Hellere drowned whilst swimming in Nice on a rest day. 1934 A motorcyclist crashes at high speed and dies during a motorcycle demonstration to occupy the crowd prior to the arrival of the cyclists. 1935 During the 8th stage of the race Spanish cyclist Francisco Cepeda plunged down a ravine having lost control of this bike on a steep descent. 1957 A journalist from Radio Luxembourg and his pillion passenger are both killed when their motorbike veered off a mountain road. 1958 A collision between a competitor and an official sadly led to the death of the official, Constant Wouters. 1964 Tragically twenty people were killed when a van carrying supplies hit a bridge. 1967 Tom Simpson from Great Britain died from fatal heart failure during 13th stage of the race on the climb up Mont Ventoux. 1995 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. 2000 A 12 years old boy was killed when he was hit by a car which was overtaking the media caravan. 2002 A 7 year old boy was killed having been run down by the media caravan whilst running across the road. 2009 A Women in her 60s was hit a police motorcycle whilst crossing the road. ACCIDENT CLAIMS www.accidentcalims.name Osbornes solicitors LLP