Cycling News reports:
Primoz Roglic and Wout Van Aert (Jumbo-Visma) were among just two of the fallers in a massive crash on stage 1 of the Tour de France. The incident took place with 45km to go.
The incident appeared to be caused by a spectator on the side of the road, with the Jumbo-Visma team the most heavily involved. The Dutch team were on the ride of the road when a fan, holding a sign, took out Tony Martin.
The German was riding second wheel at the time and was the first faller. When he hit the deck it caused a huge ripple through the peloton with dozens of riders either held up taken down.
A huge crash at #TDF2021 this morning was caused when a spectator held out a sign and struck a rider.
— NBC Sports (@NBCSports) June 26, 2021
The worst Tour de France crash I’ve ever seen pic.twitter.com/1jngQE1pYg
— daniel (@cyclingreporter) June 26, 2021