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by Matt de Neef
November 27, 2017
In today’s edition of the CT Daily News Digest: Van Aert and Cant win round 5 of the CX World Cup; Van der Poel and Cant win at Flandriencross; Eddy Merckx, Fabio Aru want Chris Froome to ride the Giro d’Italia in 2018; Yoann Offredo fined 700 Euros for April altercation; Carlee Taylor to finish international career with Holden Women’s Racing; Chris Boardman: Compulsory helmet laws won’t make riding safer; BMW keen for elevated cycling paths.
Back in April, French cyclist Yoann Offredo (Wanty Groupe-Gobert) posted photos to social media saying he’d been the victim of an assault in an altercation with the driver of a car.
“Result: a fractured nose, a rib in a dirty state and bruises all over the body,” he wrote at the time. “But beyond physical wounds, I am especially shocked.”
It would seem that Offredo might not have been telling the full story. Last week a court in Evry ordered Offredo to pay €700 in fines and damages after the judge found that Offredo had assaulted both the driver of the car and the passenger. The driver of the vehicle was fined the same amount.
Follow the link to read more at Le Parisien.