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Belgian Cycling Federation


Our Drunken Athlete

8/9/2012 7:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0809_pcn_gijs_van_hoecke_belgian_cyclingBelgian cyclist Gijs Van Hoecke didn't just stain the crotchel region of his pants during a drunken post-event nightclub bender in London ... he stained the good reputation of the Belgian Cycling Federation ... so says the org.

We posted the photos ... showing a completely wrecked Van Hoecke being carried out of a British nightclub earlier this week ... barely able stand or keep his eyes open.

We reached out to the BCF for comment ... and a rep told us, "I can let you know that the Belgian Cycling Federation regrets the conduct of [Gijs Van Hoecke] after the competitions."

In fact, the Belgian Olympic Committee reportedly put GVH on a plane and flew him home after the pics came out.

According to reports, the cyclist told his home paper, "I made a big mistake. I'm happy my parents didn't tell me off. They understand that I needed this" ... but since we don't speak Dutch, TMZ can't confirm the accuracy of the translation.

Het spijt me.

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See TMZ you got the kid into trouble. It's obvious he's not a drinker.

768 days ago


Your parents understand that you needed this? Are you gobsmacking mad your moron? You embarrassed yourself, your country, your sport, your parents and the youth culture of the world. Yeah, you needed alcohol poisoning. Dumbazz.

767 days ago


Prince Harry should have offred royal protection to the kid. To Harry, it was just another night on the town.

767 days ago


Did any see the series of pics of all the smashed athletes exiting that party. Lochte was blitzed. This youngster was made an example of by the Olympic Committee that spent $100K on a old bottle of brandy for their own dinner party. What corrupt frauds.

767 days ago


Oh, let him have fun. He's still young!

767 days ago


Van Hoecke was already sent home by the time TMZ reported on it: he has no one to blame but himself.

Dude didn't perform at all: he was pretty much last, so why go out celebrating? He disgraced himself and the country.

Next time you want to get wasted: wait a few days 'till you get home!

766 days ago
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