Robbie McEwen is still suffering the after-effects of a crash in Milano-Sanremo, and dropped out of Wednesday's Dwars door Vlaanderen about halfway through. He is scheduled to start Saturday in the E3 Prijs Vlaanderen, but that start is now in question. "If I still feel then like I do now, then it won't be possible to ride in Harelbeke," he told sportwereld.
Two other casualties from Wednesday's race were Discovery Channel's Steven Cummings and Unibet.com's Jeremy Hunt, according to HLN. Discovery Directeur Sportif Dirk Demol said that "Cummings had a lot of problems with his back and we found it worthwhile for him to drop out at the feeding zone." According to Hilaire Van Der Schueren of Unibet, "Hunt had a painful knee after a crash. He will go to the hospital to have it checked out. Hopefully there will just be superficial wounds."