Mathieu van der Poel fined £900 for assaulting teenagers at team hotel

The Dutchman was arrested on Saturday night after an altercation at his hotel

Mathieu van der poel competes in world championships 2022
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Mathieu van der Poel has been fined $1,500AU (£910) and given permission to return to Europe, following his arrest on Sunday morning. 

The 27-year-old was taken to Kogarah Police Station the night before the World Championships men’s elite road race, after he was involved in an altercation with two teenage girls, who had been knocking on his hotel room door. He was charged with two counts of common assault and granted conditional bail. 

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