Mathieu van der Poel at police station night before World Championship road race, abandons

27-year-old man arrested after altercation at hotel Dutch riders were staying in

Mathieu van der Poel
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Mathieu van der Poel abandoned the World Championship road race in Wollongong on Sunday morning, hours after he spent time at a police station.

The Dutchman was allegedly involved in an argument over noise at his Dutch hotel in New South Wales, Australia, on Saturday evening. Belgian outlet Sporza reported that Van der Poel became annoyed after teenagers knocked on his room door several times, after which he challenged them.

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