Breaks makes it to the line on final stage at Sibiu Tour
05 July 2022
Five stages over four days of fabulous racing at the Sibiu Cycling Tour came to a close with a short 99km road stage tonight and a sunset finish in the historic center of Sibiu.
Team Novo Nordisk enjoyed a positive race with Spanish climber David Lozano and neo pro Matyas Kopecky both starting and finishing well and veteran Hungarian climber Peter Kusztor blowing off the cobwebs in the final individual time trial.
David Lozano (ESP):
“It’s been a really enjoyable few days – if you can call such hard racing enjoyable! I had good memories form last years race and this time around the Sibiu Tour didn’t disappoint.”
“I think we rode well as a team despite a couple of setbacks including losing Lucas to a broken collarbone on stage 1, and two time trials in two days doesn’t really play to our strengths. But we’re in good shape for GP Kranj in Slovenia in a couple of weeks and then the big one at the Tour of Poland at the end of July.”
Matyas Kopecky (CZE):
“This is my first season as a professional and I’m enjoying every race I take part in. Trying to do my best and learn as much as possible as quickly as possible. Getting a good start in the prologue was great and we worked really well as a team together again today.”
“I wanted to try and have a go in the sprint today and we pushed hard, but the breakaway managed to stay away. Congrats to them and that’s another valuable lesson learned.”
General manager Vassili Davidenko:
“We overcame some challenges these last few days and managed to start and finish in a positive way. It’s a difficult parcours here and with six WorldTour teams taking part the level was high from the start.”
“We came in straight off the back of our summer camp in Italy and the guys have shown a lot of hunger and desire to do well. It’s good to see and we’re already looking ahead to Slovenia and Poland now.”