Lars Bak

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Lars Bak
Lars Bak - 2012 - giro d'italia.jpg
Bak at the 2012 Giro d'Italia.
Personal information
Full name Lars Ytting Bak
Born (1980-01-16) 16 January 1980 (age 35)
Silkeborg, Denmark
Height 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
Weight 76 kg (168 lb; 12.0 st)
Team information
Current team Lotto-Soudal
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Rider type All-rounder
Amateur team(s)
1996–1999 Silkeborg CR
2000–2001 Hammel CK
2001 CCI Differdange
2001 UC Trevigiani-Mapei
Professional team(s)
2002–2003 Team Fakta
2004 BankGiroLoterij
2005–2009 Team CSC
2010–2011 Team HTC-Columbia
2012– Lotto-Belisol[1]
Major wins
Paris-Bourges (2005)
Tour de l'Avenir (2005)
National Time Trial Championships (2007, 2008, 2009)
National Road Race Championships (2005)
Giro d'Italia, 1 stage (2012), 1 TTT (2011)
Vuelta a España, 1 TTT (2010)
Grand Prix de Fourmies (2012)
Infobox last updated on
4 August 2013

Lars Ytting Bak (born 16 January 1980) is a Danish professional road bicycle racer for UCI ProTour team Lotto-Soudal.[2]


Born in Silkeborg, Bak became a professional in 2002 for Team Fakta where he rode with fellow Dane Allan Johansen. In 2004 they both switched to BankGiroLoterij where Lars Bak would gain his first professional win, but as the BankGiroLoterij team stopped after the 2004 season, both Bak and Johansen went to Team CSC in 2005.

Here, Bak won the Danish Road Racing Championship, and in the later half of the season he showed his strength and talent as a good upcoming rider, as he won the respected ten stage Under 25 race, the Tour de l'Avenir. He won the leader's jersey by sprinting to the win in a group of four riders on the first stage, a position he defended through the following nine stages bar one, including a time trial and a number of hilly stages.

In 2011 he finally made his Tour de France debut where he worked hard for Mark Cavendish's sprint train and finished off by taking part in a breakaway on the last stage. Bak joined Lotto-Belisol for the 2012 season.[1]

In 2012, he won stage 12 of Giro d'Italia.


1st Stage 1, Tour de Luxembourg
1st MaillotDinamarca.svg National Road Race Championships
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Tour de l'Avenir
1st Stage 1
1st Paris–Bourges
1st Eindhoven Team Time Trial
1st Stage 1 (TTT) Vuelta a España
4th Overall Bayern-Rundfahrt
1st MaillotDinamarca.svg National Time Trial Championships
1st Stage 5 Tour de Wallonie
1st MaillotDinamarca.svg National Time Trial Championships
2nd Overall Tour de Pologne
1st Stage 1 TTT
1st MaillotDinamarca.svg National Time Trial Championships
6th Overall Tour de Romandie
7th Overall Eneco Tour of Benelux
1st Stage 5
1st Stage 1 TTT Vuelta a España
1st Stage 1 TTT Giro d'Italia
3rd GP Herning
5th Paris–Roubaix
1st Grand Prix de Fourmies
1st Stage 12 Giro d'Italia
10th Overall Ster ZLM Toer
2nd Overall Danmark Rundt
2nd Overall Danmark Rundt
2nd Overall Danmark Rundt
6th Overall Three Days of De Panne


  1. ^ a b "Bak looking forward to finally having his chance at Lotto-Ridley". Cycling News (Future Publishing Limited). 2 October 2011. Retrieved 5 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "Lotto Belisol (LTB) – BEL". UCI World Tour. Union Cycliste Internationale. Retrieved 3 January 2014. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Lars Bak at Wikimedia Commons