German U23 rider Philipp Walsleben (Heinz von Heiden Focus) had an unlucky day in Hofstade. The rider, who was sitting second in the World Cup standings at the start of the day was involved in a crash on the run-up and feared he'd broken the same collarbone he'd fractured earlier this year at the road worlds in Stuttgart. An initial check revealed no fracture, but he will undergo a second test to be sure that the bone had not been cracked. His crash cost him dearly in the standings; he plummeted to eighth.
Davy Commeyne has scored a new contract after failing to earn a renewal with Palmans Cras. He will switch over to the Revor Cycling team led by Jeroen Vanderspinnen as of January 1. He will join David Willemsens (ex-Sunweb-ProJob) and Jan Soetens (ex-Jartazi-Promo Fashion) in switching to the Revor team.
Swiss rider Julien Taramarcaz earned himself quite a bit of notice from the Belgian teams after winning the U23 race in Koksijde, but will remain with his current team, ASD Selle Italia Guerciotti through the end of the season.
Czech rider Petr Dlask was lucky enough to be injured last week. He was home, and not racing with his Fidea team when his wife gave birth to their second child, a boy named Marek on December 22.