Team CSC's luck changed in the Volta a Catalunya on Wednesday, when Fabian Cancellara lost the leader's jersey by one second and Lars Michaelsen was involved in a crash.
"Lars crashed 25 kilometres before finish and was in pretty bad shape, but he's just returned from the doctor's and luckily there are no broken bones," said Kim Andersen to team-csc.com. "We'll have to wait and see if he's able to get back out there tomorrow.
"Things didn't go well today. We started out fine and managed to reel in the four man break with help from the other teams and by using only two of our guys, but it just wasn't enough to hang on to the jersey.
"These two days in the leader's jersey were pure bonus prior to the race kicking off for real with the steep climbs on Thursday. Now we'll have to work hard to help Andrea Peron, Christian Vande Velde and Andy Schleck in the overall standings, because it's a whole new race from tomorrow."