Viewers watching the Giro d’Italia yesterday may have noticed one of the riders crossing the finish line of the tenth stage time-trial with his skinsuit opened and a message written across his chest.
LottoNL-Jumbo rider Victor Campenaerts, who crossed the line in 182nd position over ten minutes behind stage winner Tom Dumoulin, had written “Carlien Daten?” on his chest which basically translates as “Carlien, will you go on a date with me?”
Unfortunately for Campanaerts, he has since been fined for what the organisers describe as “Behaviour of a rider which damages the image of cycling.” The Belgian rider received a fine of CHF100. The news was announced on the race jury’s communique.
The good news though is that Carlien agreed to go on a date with Victor. The pair have known each for a while according to Sporza. Campanaerts helped former triathlete Carlien with her swimming.