Injuries continue to hamper Team Quick Step's Spanish training camp. Belgian Wouter Weylandt returned home after having problems with his foot, knee and hamstring.
"I may not ride again through Friday, but I hope to train again on Saturday," the 24-year-old told Sporza.be.. "Perhaps this forced rest is an advantage, because I already had a good training period. And I have had a good winter."
Weylandt plans to open his season at the Tour of Qatar on February 1.
Last week, his teammate Stijn Devolder returned to Belgium to rest his injured knee. (SW)