A Doctor’s Tour de France, One ‘Medical Desert’ at a Time

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LES PIEUX, France — On a sunny but chilly June morning, Dr. Martial Jardel took his black motorcycle out of his camper van, put his helmet on and started the engine. For his last day on Normandy’s Cotentin Peninsula, he was ready to hit the road along the English Channel to visit a patient.

Michel Piquot, 92, standing on his doorstep in blue slippers, was waiting impatiently.

“When was the last time you had a blood test?” Dr. Jardel asked after arriving at the single-story house, speaking louder for the hard-of-hearing Mr. Piquot, a former employee of an aviation company.

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Tour de France: Police search for spectator who caused big crash after holding out sign | Cycling News

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Cyclist Tony Martin rode into the sign and was sent tumbling, which led to a domino effect as other riders also hit the ground; The woman held up a cardboard sign at the roadside as a group of cyclists approached on Saturday with her back to the riders and facing the TV cameras

Last Updated: 27/06/21 9:12pm

The fan who caused the crash on the first day of the Tour de France with a cardboard sign (Pic: Gendarmerie du Finistere)

The fan who caused the crash on the first day of the Tour de France with a cardboard sign (Pic: Gendarmerie du Finistere)

Police are searching for a spectator who caused a large pile-up during the opening stage of this

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