Rabobank team director Erik Breukink has completed his team for the upcoming Flèche Wallonne on Wednesday. The Dutch team will line up the following eight riders at the first of the two Belgian Ardennes Classics: Thomas Dekker, Theo Eltink, Robert Gesink, Koos Moerenhout, William Walker, Oscar Freire, Pieter Weening and Bram de Groot.
Sébastian Langeveld and Thorwald Veneberg are on the reserve list.
Meanwhile, Joost Posthuma who crashed badly last week during a training ride, is feeling better, although he might not be able to race the Tour de France this year because of the setback.
"It will still take some time until I'll be back to a good level," Posthuma said. "Fortunately there is no pressure from the team. And I don't put myself under pressure, either; I will listen to my body." The time trial specialist was hit by a car driving above the speed limit, smashed into the windshield and was catapulted back from the vehicle. "It was a 80km/h road and police have said that the car was driving too fast for it - you can imagine what a smack that was," he added.
Posthuma's injuries could have been worse. He 'only' suffered a bruised body, rib and left ankle contusions and injury to his upper leg muscle. Asked about his participation in the Tour de France, he said, "Never say never, but if you're realistic then you'll know that I probably won't be there." The Rabobank rider will begin rehabilitation in a few days.