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Mathieu van der Poel abandons Worlds road race early after terrible night

Confrontation with young sleep disturbers ruins Dutchman's race

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One of the favourites of Sunday’s elite men’s road race world championships in Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia, Mathieu van der Poel, abandoned after 34 kilometres. This comes after a torrid Saturday night.

According to various reports, van der Poel had problems with kids knocking on his accomodation door. After a confrontation with the kids, the police showed up and arrested the Dutch ace, who didn’t return to his room until 4:00 am.