Sebastian Lang Hopes to Redeem Himself in 2010
German cyclist Sebastian Lang is less than satisfied with his performance last year, he stated at Omega Pharma-Lotto‘s training camp in Benicassim, Spain in the middle of December. He first moved to Silence-Lotto in 2008, his first move of his eight-year career. “After seven years with Gerolsteiner the change to the Belgian team was good for my motivation. Despite illness and a number of falls, I repeatedly had the inner drive to get me to work my way out of any lows,” Lang said on his personal Website. “Yet, the disruptions have greatly influenced the entire year. Even if, as a new rider, I was able to go to the team’s most important races of the year, the Tour of Flanders and the Tour de France, I am not happy with my season. I did not manage to demonstrate my time trial ability or produce a particularly good result [during the year],” he adds. Lang has been to the Tour de France five times, and was also the German Time Trial champion of 2006. “In the Tour de France, I was able to support the team very well and generally I was always there when I was needed. The great motivation now is to produce a convincing second year with my Belgian team; with results,” says Lang. Lang and the rest of Omega Pharma-Lotto will meet for their final pre-season training camp in Mallorca, Spain on January 13th.