Drama galore for CSC in Poland

With teams missing the start, high speeds and a crash near the finish, the Tour of Poland has already thrown up its fair share of drama - and that's just on day one. Baden Cooke (Francaise des Jeux) took the opening stage, and although he had put himself into a strong position, CSC's Lar Michaelsen had to forego any chance of a stage win after a crash near the front of the peloton.

CSC's directeur sportif for the race, Alain Gallopin, described the stage start as 'chaotic', but once racing got underway there were no breaks in the peloton. He was naturally disappointed Michaelsen couldn't make the front of the bunch sprint finale, but thankful the Dane, who recently rode a strong race in the Tour of Britain, wasn't hurt in the fall.

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