Lozano Prevails Over Hainan’s Climbs for Top 10 Finish
07 October 2023
Team Novo Nordisk delivered a strong performance during stage 3 of the Tour of Hainan, with David Lozano securing a top 10 finish in 8th place. This stage presented a tougher challenge compared to previous ones, featuring a 123 km route with 2300 meters of climbing, marking it as this year’s first mountain stage. The day’s sunny, hot, and humid weather added to the already demanding conditions, making it an even more challenging stage.
Gennady Mikhaylov, Sports director:
“Today’s stage was hot and fast. We faced a few hard climbs, but the team worked well together. The most significant ascent came within the last 25 kilometers, just before the finish line, where David once again showcased his great climbing skills. Getting a top 10 finish, which was our goal, leaves us really satisfied with today’s outcome.”
David Lozano (ESP):
“We all worked together, supported each other, and the guys did an amazing job, bringing bottles and assisting during the challenging 12 km climb. Achieving a top 10 finish is a great result for both the team and myself in this mountain stage, so overall, it’s been a good day for us.”