Frank Vandenbroucke has been up to his old tricks again, but this time in the sport of cyclo-cross. After accepting invitations to race the Koppenbergcross and the superprestige round in Hamme-Zogge the Belgian wild child was a DNS for both races.
Vandenbroucke did show up to the Koppenbergcross but at the last minute decided that the race was too dangerous and therefore didn't start, while in Hamme-Zogge he simply didn't show up.
Hamme-Zogge race organiser Jurgen Mettepenningen was rightfully annoyed with Belgians prodigal son, calling the whole scenario "a scandal," in fact Mettepenningen was never even notified of the no show. "He didn't even call to let us know that he was not coming," he told Sporza.be.
"We tried to call him on the phone but he never answered. I can't laugh about this," he said in disgust on Sunday. "I am going to have a look at what I can do about this first thing on Monday morning, because I don't just want to leave it like this. If you ask me, this doesn't look good for the up coming season for Frank."