Following 4th stage in U16 a contact came from the police, asked us to act, because Pascal Eenghoorn, Balen BC, had scold a policeman after the stage had ended.
After the stage also a number of riders made an official protest against Pascal about reckless driving in the peloton.
The commissaires chose, in co-operation with us as organizers, first to look at the request from the police, and this alone is the reason why Pascal was excluded from the race. As a consequence of this decision the protest from the rider were not looked at.
As organizers Odder Cykel Klub completely back up this decision. It is not possible to hold bikeraces without help from the police, and all must show respect for their work.
We do not want to enter further debate on this episode and we request everyone to deliberate and not run a smear campaign in any social media or in direct mail correspondence.
Af Odder Cykel Klub