Official: Lars Bak gets a new job

The retired cyclist Lars Bak when not to rest on laurbæerne very long. Bak, who stopped as a cyclist in the aftermath of the 2019 season, has already found hi

Official: Lars Bak gets a new job

The retired cyclist Lars Bak when not to rest on laurbæerne very long.

Bak, who stopped as a cyclist in the aftermath of the 2019 season, has already found himself a new job.

He must be the assistant sports director at Team NTT (ex. Dimension Of The Data). The writing team in a press release.

"I'm really glad that everything fell into place, so I can go back in time with this new challenge in my life, but now I must quickly change me from being a rider to being the sports director," says the 39-year-old Lars Bak, who went on to run 18 seasons as a professional.

It was only in his last, that he ran for Dimension Data. Despite the fact that he already knows the team from the inside, it becomes a shock to go from rider to sports director, he explains.

"of Course it is a big change, and everything will be new for me, so I will try to listen and learn as much as possible of the group of experienced people already in the group (...). I hope to start some of the smaller races."

By continuing on the team remains Lars Bak part of a smaller danskerkoloni. The team count in advance of the rider, Michael Valgren, but in the new year to accede to a new dane also, when Lars Michaelsen takes the role as the lead singer.

He was looking forward to get Lars Bak into the team's staff.

"Lars has acquired tons of experience in professional cycling as a rider. Now will be the challenge for him to make the job from 'the other side', with the same ambition in relation to what is best for the team," says Lars Michaelsen.

He has previously driven with and against Lars Bak, just as he has been the sports director for him in 2008 and 2009.

"What I particularly remember from the year was Lars bak, which was always constructive in relation to tackling the next day's race from the team's perspective; and it is the essence of a sportsdirektørs job."

in addition to the three danes have the team possibly even more Danish influence in the coming year. The rumors about Bjarne Riis' takeover of the team is still burning hot, and there could very well be reported and something out in this regard in the coming days.

Updated Date: 06 December 2019, 09:00

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