CSC At Tour of Sweden
– Reported by CSC-Tiscali –
Good First Day in Sweden
Sweden’s biggest stage race started this morning with a 12 km timetrial in and around Uppsala. CSC Tiscali’s Michael Sandstoed brought home a 5th place – 22 seconds behind Bert Roesems (Palmans) who won the stage.
The ordinary 138 km stage that followed in the afternoon went from Uppsala to Eskilstuna and did not cause any major separation in the peloton. Arvis Piziks placed 7th in the sprint that was won by Steven de Jong (Rabobank).
“Sandstoed performed well on the time trial and I am optimistic that we will be able to achieve a top result in the general classification. Unfortunately, Julian Dean crashed today, but he was not injured”, said directeur sportif Christian Andersen who is looking forward to the tough stages in the weekend.