Tristan Hoffman (CSC) has been permitted to return home from the UZ hospital in Gent, where he has been since his crash in last Saturday's Omloop Het Volk. Hoffman broke his left shin in two places and also suffered concussion. From his home in Nieuwmoer, Belgium, Hoffman told ANP, "My leg muscles are just half the size of what they were. With electro-stimulation, I can carefully try to strengthen the muscles."
Hoffman won't say yet whether he'll race professionally again, as "the only thing that matters for the time being is the recovery of my leg."