Belgian cycling federation apologises for fans’ ‘unsportsmanlike and offensive behaviour’ at cyclocross World Championships

Fans were photographed making offensive gestures aimed at winner Mathieu van der Poel

Mathieu van der Poel was subjected to abuse at the cyclocross World Championships
(Photo: Yuzuru SUNADA / BELGA)

The Belgian cycling federation has been forced to apologise for the ‘offensive behaviour’ of fans towards Mathieu van der Poel at the cyclocross World Championships.