TDF Accidents List
Patrick D. Walters
PWALTERS at delphi.com
Wed Jul 19 00:21:21 PDT 1995
5 18-JUL-1995 15:24 Tour de France accidents list
By United Press International
Serious and fatal accidents during the Tour de France since its start
1935: Spain's Francesco Cepeda died after falling into a ravine near Bourg
1951: Dutchman Wim Van Est was seriously injured when he fell on a descent
1960: France's Roger Riviere, on his way to victory, fell into a ravine
while crossing the Perjuret Pass (Millau-Avignon stage). A fractured pelvis
put an end to his career.
1967: Briton Tom Simpson died after collapsing during an intensive mountain
climb on an excessively hot day.
1995: Italy's Fabio Casartelli died after crashing on the descent of the
Portet d'Aspet mountain.
Other fatal accidents of past Tours not involving competitors:
1957: Radio reporter Alex Virot and his motorcyclist driver Rene Wagner
fell into a ravine and died during the Barcelona-Ax-les-Thermes stage.
1964: A truck in the tour's caravan ran out of control and smashed into a
crowd of onlookers, killing 10.
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