Frank Vandenbroucke continues to make the news in his home country for non-cycling related reasons. This time it has been reported that the Belgian has run away with a married woman from Deinze, Belgium and her 22 month-old child to Normandy, France. The woman's partner Yannic D'Haese has contacted police regarding the matter according to Belgian TV station VTM.
According to D'Haese, Vandenbroucke has taken his wife and daughter to the house of Bernard Sainz, the French soigneur who is due to come before French courts for the possession and sale of doping products.
Just what relationship Vandenbroucke has with the woman is unknown. D'Haese has also contacted the French police but they cannot begin investigations as so far been nothing illegal has been done.
Recently Vandenbroucke was admitted to a psychiatric hospital after a failed attempt to commit suicide at the beginning of June.