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Boom got his first win in the Team Blanco colors at the early-season Tour Méditeranéen Cor Vos photo.

Boom Wins Tour Med TT!

February 7, 2013

Lars Boom scored his first win while wearing the Team Blanco colors Thursday, powering to a stage victory in the Tour Méditerranéen’s Stage 2 time trial in France. Boom covered the 24km route from Cap d’Agde to Sete in 32:25, beating second-place finisher Maxime Monfort of Belgium by 22 seconds.

With the stage win, Boom took moved into the overall race lead, taking over for Stage 1 winner Andre Greipel. After previewing the course before the TT, the Dutchman chose to ride his Giant TCR Advanced SL road bike for an advantage on the technical descents.

The Tour Med continues through Sunday. Saturday’s stage, a 145km route that includes the Mont Faron climb, is expected to be pivotal in the overall standings.