Race: Dubai Tour, Stage 3
Start/Finish: Dubai/Hatta Dam
Team Novo Nordisk’s David Lozano (ESP) starred in the day’s main break, which held on until the final eleven kilometers, on Friday’s stage 3 of Dubai Tour.
“Today our agenda was to attack and be active like we did the first day,” Lozano said, “and I was.” At 7km, a five-man breakaway, featuring Lozano with Francisco Mancebo (Skydive Dubai), Chun Kai Feng (Lampre-Merida), Andy Tennant (WIGGINS) and Hayden McCormick (One Pro Cycling), pulled away, eventually establishing a maximum gap of 4:00.
“It was a really hard day for all of us,” Lozano added. “There was tough headwind and our power average was incredible. I managed to stay out in front until the last climb, but with 11km to go, the peloton pulled us back in. It was nice to test my legs, though, and feel that every day I’m getting better!”
“Our goal for stage 3,” said Team Novo Nordisk Senior Vice President of Athletics, Vassili Davidenko, “was to move Martijn Verschoor up in GC and have Javier Megias going for a top place at the stage. But it was not Martijn’s day. At the end of the second clim, he lost contact with the lead group, and from that point, all effort went to protect Javier and provide him best support in the last 5km.”
- 1st – Juan José Lobato (Movistar Team)
- 2nd – Giacomo Nizzolo (Trek-Segafredo)
- 3rd – Silvan Dillier (BMC Racing Team)
Team Novo Nordisk Results:
- 22nd – Javier Megias
- 72nd – Planet
- 89th – Lefrancois
- 94th – Clancy
- 96th – Henttala
- 97th – Peron
- 99th – Lozano
- 101st – Verschoor
Team Novo Nordisk, the world’s first all-diabetes pro cycling team, concludes racing at the Dubai Tour on Saturday with Stage 4. The 137-kilometer stage beginning at Dubai International Marine Club and finishing at Business Bay.