Youngest Rider at Milan-Ran Remo, Umberto Poli, Stars in Breakaway

By teamnovonordisk

Race: Milan-San Remo

Start/Finish: Milan/San Remo, Italy

Distance: 293.0 kilometers

San Remo, Italy —Team Novo Nordisk’s Italian neo-pro, Umberto Poli, rode in the main breakaway at the 108th edition of Milan-San Remo. The 20-year-old Venetian-native only received the news that he would be racing at the Monument on Wednesday. The 293-kilometer race is the longest one-day race in the world.

“It was an amazing day. Just two days ago, I called the youngest rider on the team and added him to the roster. He thought I was joking when I first called him,” Team Novo Nordisk’s Senior Vice President Athletics & GM Vassili Davidenko said. “He ended up getting into the breakaway and not only does he race with diabetes but he was the youngest rider in the entire peloton.”

Saturday’s race began under clear, warm skies. Several Team Novo Nordisk riders lined up near the front, and within moments, Umberto Poli attacked and nine riders followed. The 10-man breakaway was kept to a manageable gap throughout the race. As they reached the Cipressa, the group splintered and all escapees were reeled in.

“When this opportunity was presented to me on Wednesday, it was amazing. Then this morning, I met Ernesto Colnago at the start, and …read more

Via:: Team Novo Nordisk