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Sebastian Lander, seen here at Clasica San Sebastian, was part of a breakaway for the second straight day. (©BMC/Tim De Waele.)
Sebastian Lander, seen here at Clasica San Sebastian, was part of a breakaway for the second straight day. (©BMC/Tim De Waele.)

Tour de l'Eurométropole, Stage 2: Lander In The Breakaway

4. October 2013

BMC Racing Team's Sebastian Lander was part of a seven-man breakaway for nearly 120 kilometers Friday at the Tour de l'Eurométropole before the chasers prevailed and a field sprint ensued for the second consecutive day.

Warbasse Withdraws
John Degenkolb (Argos-Shimano) took the victory in the 172.5-km race ahead of Jempy Drucker (Accent Jobs-Wanty) and race leader Jens Debusschere (Lotto-Belisol). Klaas Lodewyck was the BMC Racing Team's best finisher, in 18th place. Lander, the past Danish national road champion who was part of a much shorter-lived breakaway on the opening stage, said he is enjoying good end-of-season form. "I still have good motivation and I think my shape is going better and better," he said. "Today, I was lucky to hit the right breakaway. Unfortunately, there was a lot of wind on the course. But just the feeling to sit out there in front was very good, especially when the legs are also feeling good." Assistant Director Max Sciandri said he was pleased to see so many riders from the BMC Racing Team make the decisive split on a day when 50 riders lost more than seven minutes. "Unfortunately, Larry Warbasse was having a bit of a stomach problem so he pulled out," Sciandri said. "But we had everyone else in the front group."