Due to illness and serious jetlag after their return from the training camp in California, team CSC rode almost anonymously on the roads of Flanders over the weekend, not scoring in the Omloop Het Volk or Kuurne-Bruxelles-Kuurne. After missing the presence of the experienced Allan Johansen, who was off the bike due to a stomach 'flu since Friday, Team CSC also lost Lars Michaelsen to illness before the start of KBK.
To add to the bad luck the team had been experiencing since the return to Europe, a crash took out some more CSC riders on Sunday. "After 30 kilometres Marcus Ljunqvist crashed," said sports director Kim Andersen. "He got back on his bike but had to abandon later along with Matti Breschel who was suffering from back pain. We had Kurt-Asle and Kasper Klostergaard who finished in the peloton; those two are improving."