Wet final Time Trial in Frederiksberg brings to a close Tour of Denmark

15 August 2021

Sports director Gennady Mikhaylov:

“There’s no glossing over it, we came into the Tour of Denmark with clear objectives and although we achieved some of our goals we didn’t achieve them all and we know there’s some areas we need to work on.”

“Getting in the breakaway was very important to us and we didn’t manage to do that, but we had David who rode well everyday and Declan who showed grit and determination and also developing leadership skills in driving his teammates forward on stage 4.”

“Unfortunately Declan went down in the wet in the TT today, he finished and we hope he recovers quickly but he needs a scan on his knee. We went through the week together as a team and that’s the most important thing.”

Declan Irvine:

“I was going really well in the TT today and I felt the best I’d felt this week which makes it so much more gutting that I went into a tight corner too fast in the wet and came down.”

“Yeah, I managed to finish, but I’m really disappointed. Went it happened I slid and bounced up on the curb and to be honest my first thought was my back because I was winded. I still had difficulty breathing when I got going again, but now it’s my knee that appears to have borne the brunt of it.”

“I’m having scans later, so fingers crossed it’s only swollen. All in all we wanted to have a better week here in Denmark, for the team and for Novo Nordisk, but we overcame the challenges together and I think we can still show what we can do before the season ends.”

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