TNN Kicks off Tour of China II with Full Gas Prologue

18 September 2016

Race: Tour of China II, Prologue

Start/Finish: Hubei Olympic Center / Hubei Olympic Center, China

Distance: 3.3 kilometers

Wuhan, China – Team Novo Nordisk commenced the 2016 Tour of China II on Saturday with a short, fast individual time trial prologue at the Hubei Olympic Center

“The boys took this prologue very seriously,” said Team Novo Nordisk Sport Director Pavel Cherkasov, “with a good warm up, riding and memorizing the course. Our riders did their best. It was a full gas 3km.”

Thomas Rabout from (Wisdom – Hengxiang Cycling Team came in at 4:08 to win the stage, and Andrea Peron finished best for Team Novo Nordisk at 4:17, coming in 26th.

Team Novo Nordisk, the world’s first all-diabetes pro cycling team, continues racing tomorrow with the 121.6-km stage 2 of Tour of China II in Yangxin.



  • 1st: Thomas Rabout (Wisdom – Hengxiang Cycling Team): 4:08
  • 2nd: Paolo Lunardon (Amore & Vita – Selle SMP) 4:09
  • 3rd: Alex Rasmussen(ColoQuick CULT): 4:09

Team Novo Nordisk Results Stage 6:

  • 26th: Andrea Peron: 4:17
  • 77th: Quentin Valognes: 4:27
  • 79th: Corentin Cherhal: 4:27
  • 80th: Gerd de Keijzer: 4:28

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