Bad news for Team Discovery Channel: young Belgian rider Jurgen Van Goolen started out the season at the Tour of Algarve, but fell during the race and has now been diagnosed with a broken hip. "Surgery is not necessary," team director Dirk Demol told Belgian media. "It will heal better if he rests for six weeks. At first, we though that it was only a sprain, but his spring season is over."
The 25 year-old, who came to the American squad from Quick.Step, will be replaced by Benjamin Noval at the first Belgian races this weekend.