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Wellens hits spectator

By:
Jeff Jones and Hedwig Kröner
Published:
December 19, 2005, 0:00 GMT,
Updated:
April 21, 2009, 0:24 BST
Edition:
First Edition Cycling News for December 19, 2005

At the Druivencross , one of the biggest cyclo-cross races in Belgium, eventual winner Bart Wellens...

At the Druivencross, one of the biggest cyclo-cross races in Belgium, eventual winner Bart Wellens (Fidea) hit out at a spectator who had been repeatedly insulting him. Although the jury was appalled and threatened to disqualify the rider, it was finally decided that he should keep the victory.

"For four laps, I had mud and beer thrown at me," Wellens told Belgian Cyclo-cross.info. "The fifth time it was just too much for me. I didn't really intend to hit him, and I regret what I've done, but I think that as a rider I don't have to put up with everything."

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