Rising Star Shines at Athens Twilight

By teamnovonordisk

Nineteen-year-old Declan Irvine is a rising star on the Team Novo Nordisk Development Team. Declan, who was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at age 12, put up several impressive results as a member of the TNN Junior Team in 2017, including wins at three Belgian races and multiple podium finishes. In his first year with the Development squad, the Australian continues to impress.

On April 28, Declan scored a top 10 at Athens Twilight Criterium, an important US race for up-and-coming cyclists, and one that is close to the heart of the TNN family. Athens, Georgia is where TNN’s sister organization, Team Type 1, was born. Additionally, TNN General Manager Vassili Davidenko earned victories at Athens Twilight in 2005 and 2006.

Below Declan reflects on what his Twilight top 10 means at this early stage of his career and for TNN’s mission to inspire, educate and empower everyone affected by diabetes.

What was the race day like?

You have to witness it yourself to understand the amazing Twilight atmosphere.

The crowd was probably the thing I remember most. Around 25,000 spectators were lining the 1-mile circuit, and the noise they made every time we would come down the …read more

Via:: Team Novo Nordisk