The final season of Ludo Dierckxsens (Landbouwkrediet-Colnago) hasn't been a great one, with sickness and crashes preventing him from reaching top form. After the Tour de Picardie, he became sick and spent several days off the bike. He doesn't consider himself to be fit enough for the Tour of Belgium this week, but hopes to be back for the Tour de Luxembourg in early June.
Landbouwkrediet-Colnago for Tour of Belgium: Bert De Waele, Nico Sijmens, Maxime Monfort, Jurgen Van Loocke, James Van Landschoot, Geert Verheyen, Johan Verstrepen, Jurgen Van De Walle. Reserve: Thierry De Groote. Directors: Claude Criquielion and Claude Van Coillie.