Planet Hunts for Bonus Points at Tour de Hungary

By teamnovonordisk

Race: 2018 Tour de Hungary, stage 3

Location: Cegléd / Hajdúszoboszló, Hungary

Distance: 206 kilometers

HAJDUSJOBOSZLO, HUNGARY – The longest day of the 2018 Tour de Hongrie was also its hottest, and the flat, straight road from Cegled to the thermal spa resort town of Hajdusjoboszlo put the world’s first all-diabetes professional cycling team to the test.

Charles Planet took a single, vital and valuable bonus second in the opening minutes of the 206km stage, and for his efforts remained third overall in General Classification.

In the rush of action at the end, Ukrainian Andrii Brataschuk squeezed out a victory by just two seconds, leaving his two day-long breakaway companions behind as the race arrived at the finish line. Planet finished five seconds behind the winner.

The resulting gap gave dangerous podium rivals equally vital seconds, and Planet now sits tied with Italian Paolo Toto, who earned two bonus seconds in an intermediate sprint and then finished ahead of the French rider on Friday. Four more riders from other teams are within just three seconds.

The Tour de Hongrie continues on Saturday with a stage from Karcag to Miskolc, and a mostly flat day until the final 35km, with a first category climb that will test the …read more

Via:: Team Novo Nordisk