Team Novo Nordisk Concludes Tirreno-Adriatico Debut

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Race: Tirreno-Adriatico, stage 7

Start/Finish: San Benedetto del Tronto

Distance: 10km

San Benedetto del Tronto, Italy — Team Novo Nordisk completed its first ever appearance at Tirreno-Adriatico on Tuesday, finishing the one-week World Tour Italian stage race with a 10km individual time trial along the shores of the Adriatic sea.

In seven stages over 1000km, exchanging the cold surf of the Tyrrhenian sea for the calm waters of the Adriatic, the world’s first all-diabetic professional cycling team fought for and earned a spot in three race-changing breakaways to bring a message of inspiration, education and empowerment to the more than 450 million people around the world affected by diabetes.

Charles Planet, Romain Gioux and Joonas Henttala all found the teamwork and support of Javier Megias, David Lozano, Fabio Calabria and Martijn Verschoor each and every day among the more than 175 professional cyclists at the starting line.

Television viewers from more than 125 countries watched live as the riders left the Appuan Alps and crossed the Appenine Mountains and the snows of Alto Lazio before Tuesday’s promenade along the streets of San Benedetto del Tronto.

Australian Rohan Dennis won the final time trial in just over 11 minutes. Colombian Nairo Quintana held on to the leader’s blue …read more

Via:: Team Novo Nordisk