Near Montpellier: a race thief kills himself in the car, a bull dies in arenas

Race driver Lenny Tissinier during a final race against a bull (© Elanjo)

The family of sex is once again left with the death of 23-year-old Lenny Tissinier by accident. Hérault raseteur who participated in Camargue races after being trained in Baillargues bullfighting school, died as a result of a violent car ride, the night between Tuesday to Wednesday, near Mas de Cadoule, between Lunel-Viel and Saint-Just. The other 21-year-old in the car was slightly injured.

Both were on their way back from the votive festival Lunel when the tragedy on the road occurred. Police are investigating about the circumstances of the fatal accident. “Of course, Lenny did not die in an arena, but his brutal accidental disappearance throws the Camargue racing family into pain. We think a lot about his family,” says a man.

“Cruel news this morning when I woke up. We just heard that our former student Lenny Tissinier died last night, the victim of a car accident. Our deepest condolences to Lenny’s family and loved ones. We take part in his parents, sister, family, friends’ enormous pain. RIP Lenny “, reads the Facebook page of the Raseteurs school in Baillargues Métropole.

School established in 2011

Created in 2011 by Jean-Luc Meissonnier, the Mayor of this city located between Montpellier and Lunel, this school is run by Nicolas Triol and has the calling and goal of promote the culture of the Camargue breed, recruit and train young people in the art of raging in a new territory, Montpellier Métropole. It was here that the late Lenny Tissinier began his brief career as a “biou hunter” in the bullring.

“In 2011, when I proposed to Nicolas Triol to take over the leadership of the Baillargues race school, we were driven by the same desire: to allow the new generations to remain attached to bullfighting traditions and to pass on this passion to the people of Greater Montpellier. My ambition is to train a new generation of race drivers, to promote the races and attract new spectators.The program is the art of the race, of course, but also the values ​​of the Camargue race, the pleasure and beauty of gestures, sports ethics and morals. me over that our bullfighting school, which has since become the Baillargues-Métropole raseteurs school, is now a benchmark.The school, very popular, trains young people from 12 to 20 years.

Lenny Tissinier’s death comes three months after Enzo Roberts, this child from Sommières, who was 20 years old, killed by the violent accusation of a bull on Wednesday, April 13 in the arenas of Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer. 1,500 people attended his funeral. Over the last thirty years, landslides have died in arenas in the region: Bruno Jauffrès was killed on 12 October 1985 in Saint-Laurent-d’Aigouze (Gard), Pierry Gibert on 29 April 2001 in Lansargues, Jean-Paul Fesquet on 5 July 2003 in Aigues-Vives (Gard), Kévin Bruguière on 3 September 2020 in Vallabrègues and Enzo Robert, 20, who died last Wednesday, 13 April, during a Camargue race in Saintes-Maries-de-la- More.

50th anniversary of the Saumade month in mourning

Sunday night a bull died in Lansargues arenas, southeast of Montpellier, mourns the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Saumade Manade. As recently in Pérol’s arenas, this type of extremely rare accident occurred when the biou violently hit the protective railings, between the track and the grandstand. “He collapsed, he never got up, it was awful to watch,” says a fan of Camargue races.

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