Last week, Team Novo Nordisk held its 2019 Talent ID Camp. Twenty-seven young, all-diabetes cyclists from 14 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 Team 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 (Friday, July 5)
The Talent ID Campers arrive and start getting to know each other.
Campers and staff build their bikes and prepare for a week of riding.
The group gathers together to discuss Camp protocol and the process for monitoring their diabetes throughout the week.
Day 2 (Saturday, July 6)
Training kicks off 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 (Sunday, July 7)
Training all morning!
Team Novo Nordisk General Manager, Vassili Davidenko, preps the riders for an afternoon training ride.
Day 4 (Monday, July 8)
Even more training!
All week long, the athletes work one-on-one with “BG Captains”, members of the Team Novo Nordisk Development Team and staff who work with campers to log blood glucose data for the medical staff.
Working on more bike handling skills.
Day 5 (Tuesday, July 9)
Bicycle Handling games!
Day 6 (Wednesday, July 10)
Training rides and A1C testing.
Day 7 (Thursday, July 11)
Last training session of Camp.
Time to pack up the bikes and say goodbye.
Final team meeting before the end of camp.
Day 8 (Friday, July 12)
Time to depart. Thanks for a great camp and keep racing with diabetes!
Meet the Campers:
Photos: ©Nathan Bolster