Late-race Crash Twharts Planet’s Hopes at Coppa Sabatini

By teamnovonordisk

Race: Coppa Sabatini – Gran Premio citta di Peccioli

Start/Finish: Peccioli / Peccioli, Italy

Distance: 195.9 kilometers

Peccioli, Italy Team Novo Nordisk took on Italy’s Coppa Sabatini on Thursday, once again facing off against the best cycling teams in the world.

The 195-km race through Peccioli was comprised of three circuits of various lengths that each finished with the same 1.5km climb. Two riders pulled away soon after the race’s opening kilometers, and the peloton was happy to let them go and gain a maximum advantage of over 10:00. However, the bunch continue to chip away at the gap with each passing circuit, and with 3 laps and 12.2km to go, the break was finally reeled in.

“Today was the kind of race I love,” said Team Novo Nordisk rider Charles Planet, “since it was mostly a short uphill all day and a 1km climb at finish. I was surprised to see how good I felt today, too. I was feeling very comfortable the entire race, and I was feeling really confident for the last climb, since I knew that I’d have a good punch.”

Planet maintain good position as the race began to ascend the final time, but a crash on one of …read more

Via:: Team Novo Nordisk