The case Mathieu Van der Poel never stops spilling ink. After the adventures that occurred in the hotel of the Dutch cyclist on the eve of the road race of the Worlds, where the runner had had an altercation with two young girls knocking on his door in the middle of the night, the latter had been arrested by the police and then released with a summons to appear before the Australian courts. Having quickly abandoned the race, he went to court the next day where he admitted his wrongdoing and was able to leave the country with a fine of 1500 Australian dollars. After the reactions of the person concerned, his father Adrie Van der Poel and his team Alpecin-Deceuninckit is today the turn of the father of the two young girls implicated by the runner to express himself on the facts in remarks relayed by Cyclingnews.
Video – Mathieu Van der Poel still at the heart of the controversy!
Mathieu van der Poel was “right to be angry, but not to do what he did,” says teenage girls’ father after Dutch rider pleads guilty to assault and returns home.https://t.co/mO6fF8cERw
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Emad, father of the two girls: “He had every right to be angry but not to do that…”
If he admitted that his daughters had done wrong, emad also condemned the reaction of Mathieu van der Poel : “He was yelling at my youngest daughter, who’s 12, saying – Was that you doing this (knock on the door)? – and she was scared. They’re both very shaken up”. The girl’s father goes on to say: “He had every right to be angry, but not to do what he did. They are fragile little girls, and he is rather massive. He fled the country as well as what he did .” Videos starting to circulate on the networks will come maybe shed light on the situation, which for the moment remains rather vague.
Mathieu van der Poel: “Of course I regret what happened”
Two rooms, two atmospheres for the return of Remco Evenepoel (Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl) and Mathieu van der Poel (Alpecin-Deceuninck) this Tuesday. The two cycling stars returned from Australia on the same plane and landed in Europe around 2 p.m. at Zaventem airport, near Brussels. If the time was at the party for the first, welcomed as a hero by a whole people with his jersey of world champion, the Dutchman had to face him with the press, eager to hear his first reactions on the soap opera of the moment . “Of course I regret what happened. I’m also at fault, I admit. I should not have done that“, reacted in particular the one who was condemned Monday by the Australian justice for having “assaulted two young girls on Saturday night at a hotel in Sydney“, just before the road race of the Mglobal.
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