“I'm incredibly glad to be allowed to race again,” he told dr.dk. “That's what I've trained for all winter.”
Bak crashed in the finale of the GP de Marseillaise on January 30 and broke the scaphoid. Surgery allowed him to start training again only one week later.
“I've trained well on my home trainer with some 'nasty' intervals, and the last few weeks put in many hours on the road. Of course I shall get beaten up on the climbs in Paris-Nice, but after a few days, I hope my diesel engine will go well.”
Lotto Belisol for Paris-Nice: Lars Bak, Dirk Bellemakers, Gaëtan Bille, Bart De Clercq, Francis De Greef, Jens Debusschere, Dennis Vanendert and Frederik Willems