Lozano Closes Out Tour Du Rwanda With Podium Finish

By teamnovonordisk

ace: Tour du Rwanda, Stage 8

Start/Finish: Kigali / Kigali, Rwanda

Distance: 82.2 kilometers

Kigali, Rwanda – After winning the penultimate stage at the Tour Du Rwanda, Spaniard David Lozano sprinted to second on Stage 8. Team Novo Nordisk’s CEO and Co-Founder Phil Southerland said he is extremely proud of Lozano’s efforts in a race that saw the 29-year-old win one stage, earn three 2nd places and take one 3rd place.

“David rode this week with the strength of the 1,500 people with type 1 diabetes in Rwanda backing him. The bike is a powerful vehicle for change, and David’s consistent performance showcased to all of Africa what can happen when you invest in the life of a person with diabetes,” Southerland explained. “We had many obstacles in the team, yet mentally David stayed strong all the way to the final finish line. He has inspired the entire team and our global community.”

Sunday’s 82.2-kilometer stage featured multiple laps around Kigali with two intermediate sprints and seven categorized climbs including two-times up the Kigali Wall. All escapees were caught as the race reached the Wall, which whittled down the front to an elite group of climbers. Azzedine Lagab (Groupement Sportif des Petroliers Algerie) pipped Lozano …read more

Via:: Team Novo Nordisk