Team CSC selected Lars Michaelsen as a new sports director for the squad. Michaelsen retired after 14 years of racing after the Paris-Roubaix this spring and is ready to begin his new career in team management.
"I'm really happy about the confidence, which Bjarne and the team has showed me by making me a sports director," said Michaelsen to team-csc.com. "It's a huge challenge and I'm so looking forward to it. Of course I have a lot of experience from my time as a pro rider, but I'm ready to learn some new things now. It'll be exciting to work with the other sports directors and I look forward to passing on some of the ambitions I myself had as a rider to the 29 guys on the team."
"We're all convinced that Lars is the perfect choice as a new sports director. He's a great leader and he possesses a vast experience and knowledge of the team, which means he has the ideal background for the job. As a rider he was the type to always have things under control and never afraid to take on his share of responsibility and I'm sure this will also be the case as a sports director. Of course there's some new stuff for him to learn, but I'm positive he'll settle in quick," said Bjarne Riis about the 38 year-old according to team-csc.com.