Race: Abu Dhabi Tour
Country: United Arab Emirates
Total Distance: 686.8 kilometers
Race Class: WT
Fresh off a successful Dubai Tour, Team Novo Nordisk returns to the UAE take on the Abu Dhabi Tour when it kicks off at the Madinat Zayed Edu Complex on Wednesday, February 21st. The Abu Dhabi Tour serves as Team Novo Nordisk’s first World Tour race of the season.
“At the Dubai Tour, we won the race’s overall UAE Intermediate Sprint jersey, took two top 10 finishes, and placed a rider in the breakaway on every stage. It is clear that the team’s off-season winter training went well and the riders’ overall form is better than last year,” said Team Novo Nordisk Senior Vice President of Athletics Vassili Davidenko. “Our riders have made strong overall improvements, and we are ready for our next target and to show the world what is possible when racing with diabetes.”
The world’s first all-diabetes pro cycling team’s roster includes Sam Brand (GBR), Romain Gioux (FRA), Joonas Henttala (FIN), David Lozano (ESP), Andrea Peron (ITA), Charles Planet (FRA) and Rik van IJzendoorn (NED).
Both Peron and Planet had standout performances at the Dubai Tour. Peron scored two top 10 sprint finishes while Planet starred in …read more
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