Windy stage two in Belgium Tour splits bunch
15 June 2023
It was bound to come at some point and for Team Novo Nordisk it came on the second day of racing at the Baloise Belgium Tour when echelons and a series of mechanicals saw the world’s first all diabetes professional cycling team caught the wrong side of the split and chasing a train that had already left the station.
Sports Director Gennady Mikhaylov:
“Not our day today, that’s for sure. We had some bad luck with mechanicals at the wrong time and Declan crashed again, but we could have been positioned much better at crucial times and maybe done more to avoid getting caught out when the group split.”
“We have the Individual Time Trial coming up tomorrow and there’s no hiding there, so we’ll see how we do.”
“We were too far back today, there’s no two ways about it. If we want to fight for results in this kind of race we need to be together and as close to the front as possible because when the WorldTour teams turn on the gas in the wind, we’re not making it back in.”
“Thanks to the fans that came to see us at the bus this morning, it’s always great to see young people living with diabetes coming out to meet us at races and letting us know that no matter the result, we’re doing some good.”