Me Too-the wave has hit the sport
The former winner of the copenhagen 6-dagesløb Iljo Keisse was in the night thrown out by the argentinian stage race, the Vuelta a San Juan for 'sexist actions'.
Although the 36-year-old belgian Quick Step rider both have been down in the knees and apologized and paid a fine of 80 dollars, about 550 dollars, it was after the organizer's opinion, is not sufficient for the goat was shaved.
Iljo Keisse had dummet and in the extent inappropriate, since the five Quick Step riders after a stage did stop at a cafe.
the Waitress would like to live forever together with the riders, and it resulted in a misunderstood joke, as Iljo Keisse set themselves up in a position so that it looked like he was in the process of having sex with the waitress from behind.
The Iljo Keisse situation is so infuriating—not just because even in 2019, a 36-year-old professional athlete would harass someone like this, but because the Internet is overflowing with dudes arguing that it's not a big deal. pic.twitter.com/Dnp9bhg5g6— Peter Flax (@Pflax1) 29. January 2019
the Picture, which should have been a memory for life, triggered a big shock.
After consulting with the bf chose the waitress to politianmelde the belgian veteran.
A local judge was quick to issue a fine of 80 dollars.
I admit that I made a mistake, and I am aware of that, it sounded from Iljo Keisse.
If I could, I would like to turn back time.
- There was absolutely no touch of the woman.
- I would like to apologise to everyone - to the argentine people - who have been offended, and ended Iljo Keisse.
Neither the fine or the excuse was enough for the organizer, who was not satisfied with that Quick Step was reluctant to pull the fast man out of the race.
- Iljo Keisse has with his conduct harmed the Vuelta a San Juan, the UCI and cycling in general, was the justification for the red card to the rider.
Cycling has right now its image problems. The sport, which in the eyes of many, be identified as a machosport, have previously discussed the use of so-called kyssepiger.
Iljo Keisse, who in 2012 won the copenhagen 6 dagesløb together with Marc Hester, will in the coming days will be missed.
the Race's leading rider, teammate Julian Alaphilippe, could easily use all the man in the defense of the race leader's jersey.
After three stages is the frenchman a lead of just 18 seconds to his former team-mate, Fernando Gaviria, Colombia, who, after some years on the belgian crew before this season switched to the UAE Emirates.
Belgium's Iljo Keisse, as here in front of the Tour de France field, was in the night thrown out of an argentine stage race due to inappropriate behavior in a photo (Photo: AP)