Talk:ETA places explosives on Tour de France route in Spain

Latest comment: 16 years ago by SVTCobra

I'm not sure this article is correct. It implies that the devices were detonated in controlled explosions but the two source articles don't suggest this to be the case. It would also seem odd that "cyclists passed the area before authorities detonated the devices", surely they wouldn't let the race through until they had dealt with them. I'd appreciate someone else to look through the sources and clarify this issue. Adambro 17:55, 25 July 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Comparing the two sources, it appears they could be contradictory. The BBC says "They did not explode until some time after the cyclists had passed through", whereas USA Today say "Two small explosives were detonated Wednesday along the Tour de France route in northern Spain before the cyclists raced by". Adambro 17:57, 25 July 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Well this is not misleading...its conflicting reports. and that should be noted. DragonFire1024 (Talk to the Dragon) 18:51, 25 July 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
After looking at lots of sources, more than should be added to this article, the concensus seems to be that they explosives went off before the riders did. They sound really small as "a few scattered stones" is the kind of damage report that is often seen. Sports sources don't even mention it, so it couldn't have affected the race at all. Then again there was tons of Tour news today. Either way, it seems that ETA phoned ahead, as they usually do. --SVTCobra 01:11, 26 July 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
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