Belgian adventure continues for Team Novo Nordisk at the Baloise Tour

The world’s first all diabetes professional cycling team stay in Belgium this week for the five-day Baloise Belgium Tour looking for breakaway opportunities after a tough weekend of racing at Hageland and Elfstedenronde. Australian Declan Irvine produced what could be considered a breakthrough performance in races he idolized as a junior rider, overcoming the challenge…

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Irvine doubles down in Elfstedenronde and realizes a dream

Sport director Gennady Mikhaylov: “I’m really happy with Declan today, he fought extremely hard not only to finish the race, but to make it back in the front group and stay there on the final two laps was impressive. The bunch was really moving at that point and in these races with multiple finishing circuits,…

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Gravel and cobbled sectors create havoc at Hageland

Sport director Gennady Mikhaylov: “The race split very early, it started very fast with teams trying to get in the breakaway and also fighting for position for the corners, the gravel sectors and the cobbles. It’s fair to say that it was an explosive start.” “Andrea, Charles and Declan fought very hard to stay in…

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One day double header opens Belgian adventure for Team Novo Nordisk

Team Novo Nordisk hit the North next week with back-to-back one day races in Belgium at Dwars door het Hageland followed by Elfstedenronde. The world’s first all diabetes professional cycling team return to the hard and unforgiving cobbles for the first time since last year’s Brabantse Pijl prepared for some tough racing to lead them…

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Cycling from the northernmost part of Europe to the UK

Allan Rutland

Allan Rutland was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 1980. The doctors told his parents most people with diabetes don’t live beyond 40. In 2019, he took on an epic cycling journey from the northernmost point of mainland Europe, riding back to the UK and celebrating life. ——— The trip took 28 days. It was…

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Devo team race report from a double weekend in Italy and Slovenia

Devo team

Date: 30 May 2021 Race: 49th Coppa della Pace – Trofeo F.lli Anelli(1.2U) Start/Finish: Sant’Ermete Distance: 172km Weather: sunny, +22 Course: 3 loops flat, 8 Loops climb 2.5km  Riders: 170 Class: UCI 1.2U Seregy Lagutin (Development Team, Head Coach) Today was very high level race with the best U23 riders from the world. The tactic was to finish the race with most of the riders,…

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Top 20 for Planet in the final stage of the Tour de la Mirabelle

Sports Director, Massimo Podenzana “The last stage of the Tour de la Mirabelle was a long and nervous one. Very windy, with short climbs all the way from start to finish. It was a good stage for Planet, who also knows these roads very well.” “The team did a good job in keeping Planet up…

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Final stage circuits blow the race apart in Estonia

Sport Director, Gennady Mikhaylov “We knew how hard the climb was because we finished on the top of it on stage one, so I’m not surprised that it really contributed to blow the race up today. “The repeated ascents really did become a war of attrition and although we were unlucky that Andrea crashed out,…

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The benefits of taking part in the TalentID Camp

Each year Team Novo Nordisk scouts athletes with type 1 diabetes who are hopeful to one day race for the world’s first all-diabetes professional cycling team. The TalentID program is the strong foundation for Team Novo Nordisk as nine of the current pro riders have come through the program and all of the 2021 development…

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Team Novo Nordisk Looking East to Estonia

Tour de Hongrie Sam Brand

The world’s first all diabetes professional cycling team returns to the Tour of Estonia at the end of the month, with Isle of Man native Sam Brand looking forward to returning to the scene of one of his breakthrough races. Back in 2019, Brand put in a strong ride in the prologue and the day…

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