Vandenbroucke tries again

Frank Vandenbroucke started his first race of the season this past Sunday, the GP La Marseillaise, and had to end it after only 50 km. "In the first hour we average 48km/hour," he told Het Laatste Nieuws. "I immediately went into the red and couldn't breathe."

The Mitsubishi-Jartazi rider denied any new physical problems. "I am totally healthy, and I had a good feeling from training. But then, I'm not 20 any more, right? And maybe my legs need the racing."

Vandenbroucke's next race will be the Etoile de Bessèges, a five-day race in southern France which starts on Wednesday. He will take it easy, "not force anything and ride it out. With me you never know, within two days everything can change," he said.

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