Marc Sarreau at the Clásica de Almeria.

Spectator seriously injured in crash on final stage of Tour Poitou-Charentes

Two spectators were reportedly hurt when Marc Sarreau crashed into the crowd at the Tour Poitou-Charentes.

by Dane Cash

photography by Cor Vos


According to the AFP, one spectator was seriously injured and another was also hurt when Marc Sarreau (AG2R Citroën) crashed and went over the barriers on Friday’s fifth and final stage of the Tour Poitou-Charentes.

AFP reports that the Frenchman and two other people were hospitalized. Sarreau is reportedly suffering from shock, while two women aged 64 and 67 sustained injuries, with the former more seriously hurt.

The 64-year-old spectator reportedly suffered “multiple injuries and trauma.”

The circumstances of how the crash occurred and how the spectators ended up injured are not yet known, but Sarreau apparently crashed as the race neared the finish line.

“We don’t know yet how he went through the barriers, if something happened to his bike or whatever,” a spokesperson for the race said, according to the AFP.

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