The Belgian broke seven ribs and four vertebrae in a serious crash last October.
The Belgian and several other riders crashed hard on a right-hand curve during Il Lombardia last weekend.
Jan Bakelants got himself in hot water after making sexual remarks about the Tour de France's podium hostesses.
After battling illness during the off-season, Bakelants hopes his versatility will give him a shot to ride for wins with new Ag2r team
Belgian Jan Bakelants (Omega Pharma) won stage 6 of the Dauphiné Friday as Chris Froome (Sky) finished a bit bloodied and bruised
A number of riders that finished the Tour de France will line up for Saturday's one-day classic in Spain