Race: 2018 Tour de Hongrie, Stage 5
Location: Kazincbarcika / Kazincbarcika, Hungary
Distance: 128 kilometers
KAZINCBARCIKA, HUNGARY – The midsummer pause in June and July paid off for Team Novo Nordisk in August, with strong results coming in Denmark, Rwanda and Hungary for the world’s first all-diabetes pro cycling team.
On Sunday in the final stage of the Tour de Hongrie, Charles Planet again leapt out into a late breakaway to take advantage of his sharpened fitness in front of large crowds in the northeastern Hungarian city of Kazincbarcic.
Following a successful week that saw the French rider battling for a podium spot and teammates gathering at the front of the race to pace, block and feed for their leader, the final day came down to another mass sprint, with fellow countryman Mehdi Benhamouda launching his sprint on a crash-marred finale for 11th on the day.
With good results now behind them, Team Novo Nordisk will next turn to Asia and a block of racing no less challenging as they take on nearly three weeks of competition at the Tour of China 1 and 2 in September, with squads then switching out for through the Tour of Hainan and Tour of Taihu in October before the …read more
Via:: Team Novo Nordisk