French railway sues after cyclists crossed tracks seconds ahead of fast train during race

April 13, 2015 9:44 AM

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French railway sues after cyclists crossed tracks seconds ahead of fast train during race

Giant Team's John Degenkolb of Germany wins the 113th edition of the Paris-Roubaix cycling classic, a 253,5 kilometer (157,51 mile) one day race, of which 51,1 kilometers (31,7 miles) are run on cobblestones, at the velodrome in Roubaix, northern France, on Sunday, April 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Michel Spingler) (The Associated Press)

PARIS – France's national rail company SNCF has filed a lawsuit after cyclists on a prominent race crossed train tracks just seconds before a high-speed train whizzed past.

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