Race: Japan Cup Criterium (Oct 20) & Japan Cup Road Race (Oct 21)
Total Distance: Japan Cup Criterium: 38.25 kilometers. Japan Cup Road Race: 144.2 kilometers
Race Class: Japan Cup Road Race: 1.HC
Team Novo Nordisk, the world’s first all-diabetes pro cycling team, returns to Utsunomiya, Japan for its fifth consecutive appearance at the Japan Cup when the first of two one-day races kick off on Oct 20th.
“The Japan Cup is a very unique event from start to finish. It begins with an animated team presentation on Friday night followed by a lively criterium on Saturday where tens of thousands of fans line the streets to cheer on their favorite riders and teams,” Team Novo Nordisk Senior Vice President of Athletics Vassili Davidenko said. “Our title sponsor, Novo Nordisk, and all the fans provide us with a very warm welcome, which creates an amazing atmosphere and spirit that carries throughout the entire weekend.”
Team Novo Nordisk is taking a five-man squad that includes David Lozano (ESP) and Charles Planet (FRA), both strong climbers who have raced at the Japan Cup previously. Rounding out Team Novo Nordisk’s roster and making their race debuts are Fabio Calabria (AUS), Joonas Henttala (FIN) and Umberto Poli (ITA).
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Via:: Team Novo Nordisk