TNN Development Overcomes Long day in Bulgaria
30 August 2023
The third stage of the Tour of Bulgaria, a 180-kilometer route from Kazanlak to Burgas, a beautiful city on the Black Sea coast, was a long and challenging one. The hot weather made it difficult for the riders, but Team Novo Nordisk Development handled the day well.
Sergey Lagutin, Development Team Head Coach:
“Today was the longest stage, but it was completely flat. I told the riders that it was important to manage their glucose levels, stay hydrated, and control their energy.”
“A breakaway with three riders formed early on, but the team in the leader’s jersey controlled the stage and kept the breakaway in check. Our riders worked together as a unit and helped each other to stay hydrated and energized.”
“At the finish, Antonio was in the peloton and helped Doriand in the final sprint, who tried for a top10. Doriand gave it his all, but he ultimately finished 25th, which is still a great result. Overall it was a good race day for us, and we are prepared for the next stages.”