Saturday in the middle of the day was the Harm Vanhoucke from the cycling team Lotto-Soudal out for an unpleasant experience when he trained in western Belgium close to the French border.
the typing of the 22-year-old rider on his own Facebook profile.
'A lookup, I would prefer not to turn up.'
'Around noon. 12. I was running into and out of the way in covering the communes of aalbeke on Aalbeeksegade of a black van. He (a man of 40-50 years and strong built) came aggressively out, and I encouraged him to keep a distance.'
'After I said it, he beat me several times in the face. It is everything else than normal in times of corona. If anyone knows this person, please send me a message.'
Several people have subsequently commented on the advertisement with their position to be assaulted.
Rita Carrein writes: 'it is Shameful! Hope you get you soon!'
Paul Truyen writes: 'It does not belong to any places. Corona or not.'
Maryse Stevens writes: 'Outrageous! Take care of yourself.'
Belgium has banned any non-essential travel, but it is still allowed to train alone, what Harm Vanhoucke did in the movement for work purposes.
the Episode occurs five days after the professional riders in Italy, which also has permission to train alone outside, has been harassed by the drivers.
Several have been angry at the riders, who by the crash or injuries may need hospitalshjælp of a health care system in Italy, which is severely congested.
It has among other things gotten Filippo Fiorelli from the cycling team Bardiani-CSF) to write a message on Facebook.
'To the person who insulted me and drove to within a few inches to me on the empty road. I was not out to enjoy myself, I was just doing my job.'
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