Get To Know TNN: Emanuel Mini

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New to Team Novo Nordisk’s professional squad for the 2018 season is 31-year-old Argentinian Emanuel Mini. He was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at age 26 and first met Team Novo Nordisk when the world’s first all-diabetes pro cycling team was racing at the Tour de San Luis in Argentina (2014). Mini had only been diagnosed the previous year and was surprised to see people with the same condition as him racing against the best cyclists in the world.

How did you get involved in sports?

I didn’t pick up racing until March 2010 after a bet with some of my friends. They were talking about a MTB race taking place the next day and a wager was placed. While I hadn’t ridden in years, I took my bike, competed and won the race. Everything was born for that bet and that challenge.

Who are you off the bike?

I’m the same person on and off the bike because the bike is such a big part of my life. When I’m not riding, I like to spend time with my family, friends and girlfriend and enjoy the outdoors. I approach life day-to-day and focus on living it in the best way possible.

Additionally, I enjoy …read more

Via:: Team Novo Nordisk