Frank Vandenbroucke will make his return to racing in Sunday's Paris-Roubaix, but has no ambition to finish it. The MrBookmaker.com rider, who has been battling injury and sickness for the first part of the season, intends to race to the first feed zone at Solesmes after 113 km. "Normally, I would be riding well," Vandenbroucke was quoted in the VUM newspapers as saying. "I don't feel too good after getting food poisoning. On Monday and Tuesday I didn't train. The last couple of days I trained for three hours. My aim is to reach the feed zone."
After Paris-Roubaix, VDB is scheduled to ride in the Scheldeprijs, de Amstel Gold Race, Flèche Wallonne and Liege-Bastogne-Liege.