Irvine leads the charge past Kalundborg as Lozano finishes with leaders

13 August 2021

Sport Director Gennady Mikhalov:

“Today was the last open road stage of this years Tour of Denmark. It was an important day for us because we passed one of the largest Novo Nordisk sites which produces almost half of the world’s insulin in Kalundborg.”

“We knew we had to be on the front of the race, keep all the guys together to show our appreciation to Novo Nordisk. As we approached Kalundborg, Declan led the way by bringing all the guys up to the front alongside Deceuninck QuickStep.”

“The boys put in a big effort and as the race hit the final circuits, the biggest teams increased the pace to try and bring back the breakaway. Inevitably this caused splits within the bunch. David did a great job again by holding his position and battling hard to stay up there for as long as he could, eventually finishing just behind the leaders as the breakaway managed to stay clear to contest the stage win.”

Declan Irvine:

“Despite Andrea and Umberto both trying early on, we missed the break again and that was additionally frustrating because the eight riders who went clear ending up staying away to fight for the stage win.”

“However the silver lining was that we managed to fight our way up to the front of the bunch in time to pass Novo Nordisk in Kalundborg. We used a lot of energy getting up there, but it was worth it to be able to lead the race past one of the most significant insulin producing sites in the world.”

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