Max Van Heeswijk will not take the start at this year's Paris-Roubaix. The Discovery Channel rider is down with a tooth and gum infection, and was unable to finish Gent-Wevelgem on Wednesday, where he had to abandon after 20 km.
"Max now aims at the Scheldeprijs on April 13," said team director Dirk Demol on Thursday. "His physical condition does not allow him to start in Paris-Roubaix at all. After the Scheldeprijs, we will decide on a possible participation in Amstel Gold Race."