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Victory for Lars Bak

By:
Antonio J. Salmerón
Published:
August 02, 2007, 1:00 BST,
Updated:
April 20, 2009, 22:35 BST
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Latest Cycling News for August 2, 2007

Lars Bak took his second victory this season thanks to a solo move in the finale of the Tour de la...

Lars Bak took his second victory this season thanks to a solo move in the finale of the Tour de la Region Wallonne. The young Dane of Team CSC caught up to group on his own. The group had escaped early in the stage and counted about 10 riders - among them teammate Matthew Goss.

"It was great – also 'cause it was such a brilliant way to win. It wasn't just some random group, which had escaped, so the fact that I was even able to catch up to them on my own was a major boost. But winning was totally perfect," said Lars Bak to CSC's team website on his way to the airport after the race.

"Matthew also had a big share in this victory. He let himself drop back a bit at the beginning to help me reach the group, because there was a strong head wind, and after the group was split he worked really hard. Sports Director Scott Sunderland made sure the communication between us were good as well. The group came together again right after I'd escaped Hulsmans, so I also did it so Matthew wouldn't have to take any more leads and would have strength left over for the sprint. So the teamwork was no less than perfect. I think the team has worked together really well down here so we deserve a victory," concluded Bak.

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