Vandenbroucke out of Nokere Koerse

Frank Vandenbroucke will not ride in Nokere Koerse on Wednesday, according to The Mitsubishi-Jartazi rider, who is at the centre of the controversy of the UCI giving the team wild-card status, skipped the Belgian races opening the spring season and instead flew to visit his daughter in Milan, where he still is.

"When VDB will ride another race – if he ever will – has not yet been announced," the website noted. He is said to have suggested he will return on April 6, which is the date of the Ronde van Vlaanderen.

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