Last week, Team Novo Nordisk held its first Talent ID Camp of 2016. Twenty young all-diabetes cyclists from 10 countries traveled to Athens, Georgia, to chase their dreams of being a pro cyclist and to find out if they have what it takes to ride with Team Novo Nordisk.
Throughout the week, campers got to train with members of the Team Novo Nordisk Development and Junior Teams and work with Team Novo Nordisk coaches and health care professionals to learn about sports and diabetes management. Learn more about Team Novo Nordisk Talent ID Camps here.
Day 1 (Tuesday, June 14)
The Talent ID Campers arrive and start getting to know each other.
Campers and staff build the bikes and prepare for lots of riding.
Everyone gathers together to discuss to Camp protocol and the process for monitoring their diabetes throughout the week.
Day 2 (Wednesday, June 15)
The day kicks off with a photoshoot after breakfast.
After lunch, the riders meet with Team Novo Nordisk medical staff for Medical Testing.
In the afternoon, the riders practice yoga to help with recovery and increase core stability.
After dinner, Team Novo Nordisk SVP of Athletic and GM Vassili Davidenko introduces the group to the TNN “Pipeline”.
Justine Lyons (RN/NP) from the Team Novo Nordisk Medical Team discusses Diabetes & Exercise Management.
Day 3 (Thursday, June 16)
Training all morning!
Physiological Testing in the afternoon.
In the evening, coaches work with the riders to practice bike handling skills.
Day 4 (Friday, June 17)
Even more training!
The athletes work one-on-one with coaches and staff, like Junior Team Sport Director, Thomas Raeymaekers.
Working on more bike handling skills.
Day 5 (Saturday, June 18)
Last training session of Camp.
Time to pack up the bikes. 😥
Final team dinner before heading home.
Day 6 (Sunday, June 19)
Time to depart. Thanks for a great camp and keep racing with diabetes!
(Photos: ©Todd Hull)