Lozano Scores Podium Finish at Tour du Rwanda Opener

By teamnovonordisk

Race: 10th Tour of Rwanda, stage 1

Start/Finish: Rwamagana /Rwamagana, Rwanda

Distance: 104km

Rwamagana, RwandaTeam Novo Nordisk earned a podium finish and its best result of the season when Spaniard David Lozano sprinted to a second place finish on Stage 1 of the Tour du Rwanda.

“We are proud to show every person – with and without diabetes – what is possible when you take control of this condition,” Team Novo Nordisk CEO and Co-Founder Phil Southerland said. “Today’s second place finish by David is a milestone achievement for this project and we are proud we did it in Rwanda, which is one of my favorite countries in the world.”

The result marks a career-best for Lozano since joining Team Novo Nordisk. The 29-year-old was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 2012 at the peak of his mountain bike career, where he was an 11-time Spanish national champion. After his diagnosis, his team broke his contract. Determined to continue racing as an athlete with type 1 diabetes, Lozano contacted Southerland and joined Team Novo Nordisk later that year.

“It feels amazing to stand on the podium representing Team Novo Nordisk and the entire diabetes community,” Lozano said. “This is the team’s second podium this …read more

Via:: Team Novo Nordisk