He quarreled with teenagers. A well-known cyclist was arrested

Dutch cyclist Mathieu van der Poel, one of the favorites for the world championship race in Australian Wollongong, spent the night in … custody. Eventually he stood at the start of the competition, but retired after driving 30 km.

The case was revealed by the Flemish TV station Sporza. According to New South Wales police, “a man he got into a verbal discussion with girls aged 13 and 14 at the hotel in Brighton-Le-Sands. He pushed one to the ground and threw the other against the wallscratching the elbow. “

“The hotel management called the police. A 27-year-old man was detained, who was driven to the Kogarath police station and accused of two assaults. He was then released on bail, but will have to appear in a court in Sutherland on September 27, 2022, “added the police.

Mathieu van der Poel confirmed that he was involved in the incident.

Yes it’s true. There was a little disagreement. Yesterday evening I wanted to go to bed early, but the hotel corridor was full of kids who were still knocking on my door. After all, I was sick of it. I said in an unpleasant way that they should stop. Then the police came and took me away – he told journalists at the start of Sunday’s race.

I didn’t get back to my hotel room until four in the morning. It was definitely not perfect, it was downright a disaster, but there was nothing I could do – added the current European champion.

The world champion jersey was won by the Belgian Remco Evenepoel after a fantastic break. The best of Poles, Stanisław Aniołkowski, took 76th place.

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