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Wim De Vocht out

Davitamon-Lotto's Wim de Vocht was also a casualty of the Ronde crashes. After a bad spill Sunday a medical examination yesterday revealed pleural damage, in addition to to two cracked ribs and a broken elbow. The elbow does not require plaster, but the pleural injury will necessitate a long spell off the bike. De Vocht is not expected to return to racing until June at the earliest, putting him out of the team's line-up for the Giro d'Italia.

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