Lars Bak to miss start of Classics campaign after breaking wrist in crash

Last Updated: 28/01/13 12:39pm

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Lars Bak: Will miss the first weekend of the Classics

Lars Bak: Will miss the first weekend of the Classics

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Lars Bak will miss the start of the spring Classics campaign after breaking his wrist in a crash during the GP Cycliste la Marseillaise on Sunday.

The 33-year-old Dane, who rides for Lotto-Belisol, fractured his scaphoid in the first race of the European season and will now undergo surgery to fit a small screw into the bone.

He will be off the bike for a week and is not expected to be back to full fitness in time for Omloop Het Nieuwsblad on February 23 or Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne on February 24.

However, it is hoped he will be ready for the remaining Classics, as well as Paris-Nice, which takes place from March 3-10.

Jonas Van Genechten will replace Bak for Lotto-Belisol in the five-day Etoile de Bessèges, which starts on Wednesday.

The GP Cycliste la Marseillaise was won by Justin Jules (La Pomme Marseille). The Frenchman defeated Samuel Dumoulin (Ag2r-La Mondiale) in a sprint finish, with Thomas Damuseau (Argos-Shimano) crossing the line third.

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