1. That song you don’t ever want to hear again…Gangnam style    2. My biggest nightmare is…missing the birth of my first child!   3. The last website I visited was… Catalan Cycling Federation to get my 2021 licence   4. Umberto Poli … tells the funniest stories on our training camps.   5. No one…

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Exercise in the off season

Ever wondered if the Team Novo Nordisk professional cyclists take time off from riding their bikes? The off-season typically runs from October to January and provides the perfect time for athletes to recharge from a busy season.   Cross-training is a great way to unwind without losing fitness completely when preparing for the new season…

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All-Diabetes Pro Cycling Team | Type 1 Diabetes | Team Novo Nordisk

BY KRISTINA SKROCE & FEDERICO FONTANA , TNN Coaches The COVID-19 pandemic had an important impact on athletic performance as racing goals and calendar were changing all year long while trying to adapt to the global situation. Prescribing exercise and monitoring the training process became an extremely delicate process as well as staying connected with athletes remotely over the…

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All-Diabetes Pro Cycling Team | Type 1 Diabetes | Team Novo Nordisk

Brian Kamstra is in his fifth season with Team Novo Nordisk. The Dutchman is a former national cross-country champion and competed in the European Championships in 2011. Below he talks about being diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at 19 years old and how that put him on a new path in life.   How has…

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All-Diabetes Pro Cycling Team | Type 1 Diabetes | Team Novo Nordisk

Sam Brand’s Team Novo Nordisk career began as a member of the elite triathlon team. In 2013, following his qualification to race at the ITU World Championships, he gained the attention of Team Novo Nordisk and joined the program the following season. In the below interview, he talks about postponing his dreams to first finish…

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BY KRISTINA SKROCE & FEDERICO FONTANA , TNN Coaches Strength is an essential physical ability for any athlete in today’s competitive sports. In athletes, strength training improves performance through an increase in force, speed and resistance. More specifically, it promotes a selective recruitment of type II fibers while improving efficiency of type I fibers contraction…

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All-Diabetes Pro Cycling Team | Type 1 Diabetes | Team Novo Nordisk

After attending Team Novo Nordisk Talent ID camp, Louis Evans was excited to finally get his shot at joining the Development Team in 2020. Then COVID-19 happened. In the below interview, Louis talks about how he dealt with it and life’s other challenges he’s faced so far by the tender age of 19. How has…

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All-Diabetes Pro Cycling Team | Type 1 Diabetes | Team Novo Nordisk

The ELEMNT RIVAL is a purpose-built multisport GPS watch that provides athletes with essential data to enhance performance when training or racing.  ELEMNT RIVAL looks great for everyday use, but will also withstand grueling workout conditions. An intuitive user experience along with unique multisport features allows ELEMNT RIVAL to deliver a seamless performance advantage whether…

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All-Diabetes Pro Cycling Team | Type 1 Diabetes | Team Novo Nordisk

BY BRAIS DACAL Eight endless months have gone by since that mid-March afternoon in Spain when we were fairly forced to stay home for fifteen days; later, for another fifteen days and so on, gradually going back to the streets in May. It seems like we’ve been living with this new scenario for years. Don’t…

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