France Television apologized Monday for causing a nasty crash during the ninth stage of the Tour de France:

“France Television apologizes to the riders, the teams and to the ASO (the Amaury Sports Organisation media group) for the accident during the ninth stage of the Tour de France which was caused by a technical assistance vehicle covering the race,” said a statement quoted by Agence France-Presse. “France Television will respect fully the measures which will be taken by the ASO to improve safety.”