Three for three from the break in Oman
12 February 2022
Third day of racing at the Tour of Oman and the third breakaway on the bounce for Team Novo Nordisk. The world’s first all diabetes professional cycling team did it again with Italian rouleur Umberto Poli seizing his chance by getting into the early six man move.
Umberto Poli (ITA):
“It was important for us to get in the break again today, we knew that the stage profile and the hard uphill finale wouldn’t suit us for a result, so gaining visibility and looking after Charles and Andrea was our key objectives as tomorrow could be set for another sprint.”
“I loved it. Getting up there and working well with the other guys. It was a good group and we rotated pretty well, but it was always going to be hard for us to stay away. Apart from a few stomach issues I’m feeling good and the morale within the team is very high. I can’t wait to go again tomorrow!”
Sport Director, Gennady Mikhaylov (RUS):
“Today’s stage was always going to be a lot tougher, the profile told us that and the riders in overall contention were the ones who dictated how the finish played out. For us it was important to get in the break again and try to keep Andrea as fresh as possible for tomorrow if we can make it over the climb’s in good shape then there’s a real chance of a sprint.”