An unnamed woman caused chaos on the first day of the Tour when riders crashed into her roadside sign, causing a mass crash.
If she is charged and found guilty, the woman could face a maximum fine of $18,000 and as much as a year in prison.
At least 21 riders were injured in the crash, including Jasha Sütterlin of Team DSM, who had to abandon the race because of damage to his wrists.
The Tour crashes might seem extraordinary, but they're fairly common in the world's highest-pressure race, a US team boss told Insider.
German rider Jasha Sütterlin was forced to abandon the race after the crash. If he files a criminal complaint, the woman could face a prison sentence.
"We are doing this so that the tiny minority of people who do this don't spoil the show for everyone," Pierre-Yves Thouault told AFP.
In an instant she saved the child from what could've been a tragedy as speeding riders crashed around them.
Two big crashes on the opening stage of the Tour de France took down dozens of riders on Saturday. One crash included a fan with a cardboard sign.
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