Frank Vandenbroucke (MrBookmaker.com) pulled out of the Eneco Tour during the fourth and toughest stage in the Ardennes. "Frank is suffering from a blocked neck and to ride further in such circumstances would have been irresponsible," his sports director Hilaire Van Der Schueren told Gazet van Antwerpen. "Perhaps the blockage is a consequence of all the days of racing that Vandenbroucke has done up until now. Still, the injury is not something to be too concerned about. With a bit of rest, everything will be OK again."