Frank Vandenbroucke is once again under pressure to race, with his Unibet.com team ordering him to ride Halle-Ingooigem on June 21 or he will have "big problems" according to team manager Hilaire van der Schueren. "My patience isn't unlimited."
Vandenbroucke's 2006 season has been a disappointment so far. He has done more races as a reserve than a rider, and has abandoned most of the races he has taken part in. His last was the Amstel Gold Race on April 16, which he did not finish.