Dutch cyclist Van der Poel pleads guilty to assault in Australia

Dutch cyclist Mathieu van der Poel pleaded guilty on Monday to common assault against two teenage girls at a Sydney hotel and was fined $1,000, a court official said.

Mathieu van der Poel (left) pleaded guilty on Monday to common assault against two teenage girls.

Mathieu van der Poel (left) pleaded guilty on Monday to common assault against two teenage girls. | Photo Credit: AP

Dutch cyclist Mathieu van der Poel pleaded guilty on Monday to common assault against two teenage girls at a Sydney hotel and was fined $1,000, a court official said.

Dutch cyclist Mathieu van der Poel pleaded guilty on Monday to common assault against two teenage girls at a Sydney hotel and was fined $1,000, a court official said.

The 27-year-old was arrested on the eve of Sunday’s elite road race at the world championships in Wollongong, where he was among the favourites.

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