"It is now up to the woman in question to tell her story" - Mathieu van der Poel's cap thrower set to turn themselves in

Mathieu van der Poel's spectacular solo victory at Paris-Roubaix 2024 last Sunday wasn't without controversy as during his ride, a woman in the crowd threw her cap directly at the world champion's back wheel in an incident that could've ended much worse.

According to reports by Het Nieuwsblad however, the woman in question is now set to turn herself in. Whilst the identity of the woman hasn't been revealed, it's been found out that she was a corporate guest at a VIP tent for the race and somewhat strangely, supposedly is a big Mathieu van der Poel supporter.

"We have been organising that day for 16 years," Olivier Orlans of Eventor said, the company that organised the corporate hospitality. "When we saw the images, we did not think the woman was part of our party. She didn't have a badge to get in and out of our tent. But we did investigate and asked all our customers if they knew the lady in question."

"If it was deliberate, then as an organisation we obviously find that scandalous, but everyone has the benefit of the doubt. It is now up to the woman in question to tell her story," Orlans concluded, explaining how the woman will "turn herself in."

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