Good news for Giro d’Italia stage winner Bak as surgery deemed unnecessary
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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Good news for Giro d’Italia stage winner Bak as surgery deemed unnecessary

by Shane Stokes at 5:18 PM EST   comments
Categories: Pro Cycling, Injury
 
Lotto Belisol rider likely to return to competition in Paris-Nice

Lars BakDanish rider Lars Bak has been given some good news today, learning that he won’t now need to undergo surgery to help heal the scaphoid he fractured in his crash on Sunday in the GP de la Marseillaise.

The Lotto Belisol rider had initially been told that he would need to have a screw inserted in order to avoide spending six weeks in a plaster cast. A fresh examination has revealed that the situation is not as serious as was first thought and he will now need to wear a cast for two weeks only.

After that, he will be given a brace to wear. However he will be able to train before that, and remains on course for the Classics, his first big target.

His team has indicated that he’s likely to begin racing in Paris-Nice.

Bak won a stage last year in the Giro d’Italia and also won the GP de Fourmies. He previously finished fifth in the 2011 Paris-Roubaix and has identified the race as one of his prime objectives.

His place on the team’s lineup for the Etoile de Bessèges was taken by Jonas Van Genechten.

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