Veteran climbers Kusztor & Lozano dig in on stage three in Poland

31 July 2023

Two of the most experienced members of Team Novo Nordisk rode strongly up the steep final climb on the third stage of the Tour de Pologne today with climbers David Lozano and Peter Kusztor finishing together.

Head sports director Massimo Podenzana:

“It was a difficult start to the stage with a climb straight out of neutral and the attacks came quickly, too quickly for us to be a part of it unfortunately and the chance of a repeat breakaway performance was gone.”

“David and Peter used their experience and intelligence today and they only slipped back on the steepest ramps of the climb up to the finish. It was a strong group that went to the line and David and Peter maintained their own pace. We’re looking to try again tomorrow in what should be another sprint opportunity, but this race is unpredictable so let’s see.”

Peter Kustzor:

“I feel like we’re only missing two or three percent to be up there and we did the best we could today. The start was explosive which is never kind on the legs, but it settled down after the first couple of climbs and the breakaway established itself.”

“We were frustrated to not have been part of the break today because that was our goal, but we have more chances coming up and If tomorrow goes to plan we will have the opportunity to try and help Andrea and Matyas in the final.”

Photo credits: Mario Stiehl

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