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ProTour leader Team CSC heads to Eneco Tour

Team CSC has increased the overall lead in the ProTour rankings to 54 point after having completed two ProTour races this weekend but, today, it faces a new challenge in the 3rd Eneco Tour. Its sports director Scott Sunderland looks towards Lars Bak and Luke Roberts as the best bets for a good overall result for Team CSC.

"Lars Bak is looking strong right now. He suffered a flat at an inopportune moment in Vattenfall Cyclassics, but I think it was obvious that he's in great shape," said Sunderland via the team's website, team-csc.com. "The same goes for Luke Roberts, who was in a break for 200 kilometres this Sunday in Hamburg. The prologue and the final time trial are crucial in Eneco Tour and they should both be able to do well in those. Especially Luke is keen on the five-kilometre prologue."

"As far as sprinters go we have both Juan José Haedo and Matthew Goss, while Anders Lund, Allan Johansen, Martin Pedersen and Kasper Klostergård are all capable in long breaks. I think we've come up with a nice uniform team here for Eneco Tour. We should be able to get good results in both the individual stages and overall. The first stage is the toughest so it'll probably be quite decisive along with the time trials."

The team won the first ever Eneco Tour in 2005 with American Bobby Julich.

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