Race: 2018 Tour de Hongrie, stage 2
Location: Velence / Székesfehérvár, Hungary
Distance: 190 kilometers
SZEKESFEHERVAR, HUNGARY – Hot weather dominated the peloton on Thursday at stage 2 of the Tour de Hongrie, and Team Novo Nordisk rose to beat it down during the 190km second stage from Velence to Szekesfehervar.
Time and time again teammates from the world’s first all-diabetes professional cycling team raced back to the team car to pick up bottles of water, Nuun and food for each other, spending their energy to keep Charles Planet safe at the front in third overall.
Efforts were rewarded when Planet struck out for a bonus second in the first intermediate sprint of the day, gaining an advantage that kept him steady in the General Classification while all around him rival teams sought the same.
With the temperature steady at 30ºC/86ºF under a cloudless sky and boiling sun, Planet kept his cool over more than four hours of racing, finishing at the front in a mass sprint and retaining his third place with three more days to go.
Teammate Andrea Peron finished seventh on the day, Planet was just behind him in 11th. Italian Matteo Moschetti won the stage, moving into second overall with a 10-second time …read more
Via:: Team Novo Nordisk