Van der Poel pays the fine and is already in the Netherlands

Mathieu van der Poel. / afp


He has paid $1,500 and will not be able to return to Australia for three years due to the incident he had at his hotel on Saturday

Beñat Arnaiz

Mathieu van der Poel is already in the Netherlands after being sentenced to pay a $1,500 fine and not be allowed to return to Australia for the next three years for “assaulting” two 13- and 14-year-old girls who were bothering him on Saturday. at night, hours before the World Cup, at the door of his room. Thus ends another disastrous passage of his for the national team after the Tokyo Olympics last year, where he was informed but did not remember that a ramp in the mountain bike test that was in training had been eliminated for the race, which caused his crash and a back injury that ruled him out of the cyclo-cross and road seasons until April.

Other questions have arisen from the Australian incident, such as the question why Van der Poel slept with his partner when he was concentrated with the national team and not with his assigned roommate, or why no representative of the Federation accompanied him to the police station as responsible for the expedition. Yes, the director of Alpecin, the team to which he belongs, and his own partner did.

Vuelven Vingegaard y Vader

As far as sports news is concerned, there are two big comebacks on the Tour of Croatia that starts today, both in the Jumbo. Jonas Vingegaard wears a bib number again after his victory in the Tour de France on July 24 and having been completely absent from the media and competition for more than two months; and Milan Vader returns to racing after his accident at Itzulia in April, after which he was in a coma for a few days and admitted to the ICU.

In addition, Valverde hopes to run four Italian classics to end his career.


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