Quickstep's Gert Steegmans is still recovering from his close encounter with a tractor in Dwars door Vlaanderen. He will decide later on Friday whether he will ride the E3 Prijs Saturday. "I don't feel super, but I don't feel that bad either," he told Sporza.
He is still having trouble with his back and left leg. On Thursday "it was possible to train a bit, but even the doping inspectors were able to catch me." If Steegmans is unable to ride on Saturday, his place will be taken by Carlos Barredo, the team said.