TNN warm up for Tour de Pologne at GP Kranj
22 July 2022
Team Novo Nordisk will make the short journey across the border from their European vase in Italy this weekend for the one-day Slovenian race, GP Kranj. Taking place in the picturesque and hilly countryside outside the capital Ljubljana 2022 marks the 52nd edition of the race.
Italian sprinter Andrea Peron returns to lead the world’s first all diabetes professional cycling team with Hungarian veteran Peter Kusztor in support.
“We’re excited to get back to racing after a short break since the Sibiu Tour,” said General Manager Vassili Davidenko. “It’s been a while since we were last racing in Slovenia at the Tour if Slovenia and it will be our first time racing at GP Kranj and although it will be a hard race it’s going to be great competing in beautiful Slovenia again and we can’t wait to show our jersey and carry our message of empowerment for all those affected by Diabetes.”
“As always, we are aiming for a good result and Sunday’s race will provide a good base for us to go into one of our key objectives of the season at the upcoming Tour de Pologne. The guys are ready to race again and hungry to show what we can do.”
Australian rouleur Declan Irvine and former Finnish national champion Joonas Henttala lead the supporting cast with Italians Filippo Ridolfo and Umberto Poli completing the line-up.
“I had a short break after Adriatica Ionica, which I really needed,” said Peron “And then we regrouped in mid-June at our performance camp in southern Tuscany and now we’re ready to go again. We have our big season targets coming up in Poland and Denmark over the next month and a hard one-day race like GP Kranj is exactly what we need.”
“It usually comes down to a sprint here and it will for sure be a fast race on the circuits, but that’s what we’re here for to push ourselves and continue to drive change in diabetes wherever we go.”
Team Novo Nordisk at GP Kranj – 24th July:
Joonas Henttala (FIN, 30)
Declan Irvine (AUS, 23)
Peter Kusztor (HUN, 37)
Andrea Peron (IT, 33)
Umberto Poli (IT, 25)
Filippo Ridolfo (IT, 20)