Marathon Taihu Lake Stage Ends in Mass Sprint

By teamnovonordisk

Race: 2018 Tour of Taihu Lake, Stage 5

Location: Nantong / Haimen, China

Distance: 146.5 kilometers

HAIMEN, CHN – Team Novo Nordisk tackled the longest stage of the 2018 Tour of Taihu Lake on Friday, racing 146km from Nantong to Haimen in a fast and nervous stage five.

All TNN riders finished in the same time as stage winner Jakub Mareczko of Italy, crossing the line in just over three hours for an average speed of over 46km per hour.

The world’s first all-diabetes pro cycling team now enters the final weekend of the Tour of Taihu Lake, with short, sharp stages to come on Saturday and Sunday. With just a few weeks left in the 2018 season, TNN is set to race later this month at the one-day Japan Cup north of Tokyo and the week-long Tour of Hainan off the southern coast of mainland China.