Vuelta a San Juan organisers expel Keisse after woman files police complaint

Iljo Keisse

The organisers of the Vuelta a San Juan have decided to expel Iljo Keisse from the Argentinean race for "behaviour that damaged the reputation and honour of the Vuelta a San Juan, the UCI and cycling in general". On Tuesday, the Deceuninck-QuickStep rider had apologised for feigning a sexual act behind a waitress from a local bar as she posed for a photograph with the team. She went on to make an official police complaint and spoke to local media. Keisse was interviewed by police and reportedly given a 3000 pesos (US$80) fine. Keisse and Deceuninck-QuickStep said he would continue in the Vuelta a San Juan and he finished 29th in Tuesday's 12km individual time trial stage, which was won by teammate Julian Alaphilippe . Keisse returned to the team hotel after the stage, and was ready to help Alaphilippe defend his race lead. However, the race organisers put out ...

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