Peron and Planet hit the gas in the final sprint and Kusztor holds firm in the GC in Slovakia
19 September 2020
Race: Okolo Slovenska
Start/Finish: Topolcianky – Skalica
“I’ve been frustrated recently with my sprint, there’s been a few occasions where I felt I could have done better and wasn’t really sure why and today I felt a lot better, I had the power and decent positioning which enabled me to get up there in 11th.”
“For sure I am happier with the result, but for me I know I can do better than that and I need to have more confidence in myself. We have all missed some racing this season with COVID-19, but the team have always been there for me and given me the chance to go for every sprint.
“That has been no different this week and the guys have been racing well all race. Charles was up there again today, and Peter also held on in the front group to maintain his position on GC so all in all we had a positive Tour.”
“It has been a solid four days racing for the boys, and we can go away happy with our performances here in Slovakia. We had set objectives for the race and we wanted to ride consistently and go for a good result on the general classification, ideally the top ten and we came close to that.”
“Only 40 seconds separated the top 15 riders, so it was very tight overall, and Peter did a great job on stage three to gain those bonus seconds which enabled him to place 15th on the GC and wrap up the race on a positive note.
“We’re in a good place now to go on to Pars-Camembert in France next week and support Charles in one of his home races and on a parcours that will definitely suit him.”
Team Novo Nordisk head to France next for the historic one-day race, Paris-Camembert on September 22nd.