A Belgian cyclist who was spotted by a motorist drafting a truck at 90 kilometres per hour has explained that he was running late for the start of a race.
Niels Reynvoet was seen on the R4 in Evergem, East Flanders behind the truck, as he was on his way to a race in Assenede. Unfortunately for Reynvoet, not only was he seen by the motorist, a police van was also behind him.
Reynvoet was pulled over and reprimanded and also received a fine of €55, not for drafting though, but for cycling on a motorway which cyclists are banned from.
“There’s still nothing dangerous about it,” Reynvoet told HLN.be. “I was a bit late for the race.”
“I wanted to do some extra training that day but I took a wrong turn on the way to Assenede-Boekhoute,” he explained. “I was worried that I would arrive too late. When I was at red lights with that truck I thought him to use him as a lift.”