|Stuart O' Grady during the 2007 Paris - Roubaix (© Cyclingheroes)
Team CSC made their presence felt in the 2007 edition of Australia's Tour Down Under with third places in the three first
stages as well as an overall third place for Lars Bak, while former CSC pro Luke Roberts was sixth overall. Bak's result was
the best so far for Team CSC in this race along with Lennie Kristensen's, who also took a third place in 2003.
other than that it is Stuart O'Grady's race. He holds the record of being the only rider ever to win Tour Down Under twice,
so it would be great if the Australian Team CSC rider was able to win the 10th anniversary edition as well.
years winner of Paris - Roubaix thinks his form isn't good enough: "That would mean absolutely everything had to work out
perfectly for me. It would almost take a miracle really, because I'm not far enough in my training after my accident to be
among the favorites this year. I'll do what I can to get a good result of course, but don't expect too much from me yet,"
warns O'Grady at the team CSC website team-csc.com. O'Grady has his main focus on the spring classics.
"We have a strong
team and after having won the ProTour three years running we'd like to get off to a good start again this year. We need to
get out there and show that we deserve to win three times in a row," determines O'Grady.
|Stuart O' Grady aims for the classics (© Cyclingheroes)
"This is our first race of the season, which is always something to look forward to. We always enter a race aiming to
do our absolute best, but of course it's early days yet. If the opportunity should come along we'll definitely be there to
catch it – we'd never pass up the chance to win a race," says team owner Bjarne Riis on team-csc.com.
Down Under starts on Tuesday, but the traditional Criterium Down Under Classic takes place today. Team CSC has Kurt Asle
Arvensen, Lars Bak, Matthew Goss, Allan Johansen, Kasper Klostergaard, Stuart O'Grady and Nicki Sørensen in the line-up.
Team Milram arrived last week in sunny Australia. At 22 to 27 degrees, the team was training, training, training. The
first three days, the pros were on the bike for three to four hours. Later the Milram pros trained up to six hours. On
Thursday, Milram did an inspection of the course of the first stage of the Tour Down Under. Martin Müller had a little training
accident. He crashed, but fortunately wasn't injured.
Milram for Tour Down Under: Martin Müller, Igor Astarloa, Brett Lancaster, Enrico Poitschke, Dennis Haueisen, Elia Rigotto,
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