The daddy of a bike owner competing inside the Excursion Cycliste Antenne Reunion has been arrested and fined after a crazy act of erroneous revenge.
The Tour on the French territory of Reunion Island off the east coast of Madagascar in the Indian Ocean has been taken aback by the deliberate attempt by a spectator to purpose severe injury to several contributors of the peloton.
Jean-Bernard Boyer, The daddy of French rider Jonathan Boyer, triggered carnage on the primary degree ride from Saint Denis to Le Port in a mentioned act of revenge for an in advance crash involving his son.
Jonathan Boyer changed into worried in an uncongenial crash on the second day of the occasion while he and rival Enzo Bernard were sprinting facet through aspect earlier than they have become tousled.
Boyer hit the railing at the aspect of the track and fell hard after hitting a safety barrier.
Boyer continues to be recovering in a local hospital after wanting remedy for concussion and damaged ribs. An infant spectator additionally wanted remedy after the tip of his thumb became severed as he stood on the barrier the two cyclists crashed into.
Bernard has on the grounds that been fined $a hundred ninety by event organisers and disqualified from the event, but his apparent act of recklessness is nothing in comparison to Jean-Bernard Boyer’s response to the incident.
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After annoying Tour officers cancel the race as a result of his son’s injury, Jean-Bernard Boyer took subjects into his own hands when told the race might be continuing.
A video posted on Twitter by a French journalist suggests Jean-Bernard Boyer choosing up the spectator barrier round 100m before the degree end line and moving it into the center of the street at once earlier than the lead institution of riders arrive on the scene.
In keeping with reports six riders have been worried in crashes after hitting the pulled-down fence or unsuccessfully trying to detour across the impediment.
The video indicates two riders falling closely after riding straight into the steel barrier.
A South African rider reportedly suffered a damaged collar bone in the chaos.
occasion officers released a statement to declare the level turned into cancelled and no reputable instances may be recorded from the experience.
“In view of the exceptionally critical and anti-sporting case and the impossibility of classifying the riders, the race jury decided with the race director to cancel the first degree,” the statement stated.
The reliable declaration additionally declared Jean-Bernard Boyer has been fined $440.