Lars Bak has prolonged his contract at Lotto Belisol with one year, so he's staying with the team until the end of 2014. The 33-year-old Danish rider joined our team last year. In the Belgian opening race Omloop Het Nieuwsblad he had bad luck. He broke his wrist and was out for weeks. Bak came back strong and won the 12th Giro stage. In the final part of the season he won the GP Fourmies as well. Also this year he was unlucky. In the GP La Marseillaise he fractured the scaphoid. This time he fought back again and attacked in a freezing Milan - Sanremo. For the second time in a year Lars Bak has made the Lotto Belisol Tour selection and from France he gave us a first reaction on the extension of his contract.
Lars Bak: "I'm very glad to continue working with all people of this team. From day one I felt very welcome. The team direction has confidence in me, they have showed that. I didn't have the best start because of my injury last year. But they stayed calm and gave me the time to recover, this year as well. The team believes in me and that's nice."
"That I can take my own chance next to helping the team, has played a role in my decision to stay with Lotto Belisol as well. I have my place here and am happy with my role. I can have a go of my own and am also happy to assist for example Jurgen Van den Broeck and André Greipel. On top of that there's always a good atmosphere here and I'm proud to be part of this team and the successes of among others Greipel here in the Tour. It's always an honour to ride the Tour. Next year I'll aim for the spring classics again and I want to ride another Tour de France. This year I'd like to win a race and close the season with it successfully."