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Hovelijnck still in coma

Kurt Hovelijnck of Team Quick Step remains in an induced coma two weeks after a training accident in which he fractured his skull. "Kurt's condition is unchanged," team spokesman Alessandro Tegner told the belga press agency.

The 27-year-old was training with teammate Wouter Weylandt near Oudenaarde on March 17 when he crashed. Since then he has been in an induced coma in the intensive care unit at the University of Gent hospital.

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