Last week, Team Novo Nordisk held its first Talent ID Camp of 2017. Twenty-seven young, all-diabetes cyclists from 13 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 27)
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 28)
The day kicks off with a photoshoot after breakfast.
After lunch, the riders meet with Team Novo Nordisk medical staff for Medical Testing.
Team Novo Nordisk Director of Research & Education, Charlotte Hayes, discusses Diabetes & Exercise Management.
Day 3 (Thursday, June 29)
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 30)
Even more training!
The athletes work one-on-one with coaches and staff, like Junior Team Sport Director, Kevin de Mesmaeker.
Working on more bike handling skills.
Day 5 (Saturday, July 1)
Last training session of Camp.
Time to pack up the bikes. 😥
Final team dinner before heading home.
Day 6 (Sunday, July 1)
Time to depart. Thanks for a great camp and keep racing with diabetes!