Team Novo Nordisk

Team Novo Nordisk Podcast

As the world’s first all-diabetes professional cycling team, Team Novo Nordisk show what is possible with diabetes. This podcast shares research and education into what it's like to compete at the highest level of professional sport while living with diabetes.

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Episode 5

In this episode, Charles Planet talks about what he calls the lowest moment of his life so far. After COVID-19 hampered his performance last year, this season as he was gaining full fitness, he was involved in an accident while out training. His injuries were serious. Charles talks about how it affected him mentally and what he is doing to overcome it.

Bonus Episode

Go behind the scenes at the recent Team Novo Nordisk training camp in Italy. The camp was a mix of long days on the bike, including high-intensity training and lactate testing. In this episode, the athletes give unique insight into their daily schedules and the medical team talks about preparation and diabetes management at this summer training camp.

Episode 4

2021 marked New Zealander Hamish Beadle’s first full professional season after coming through the ranks of the Team Novo Nordisk development pipeline from junior to devo team and finally the pro’s. In this episode, Hamish talks about leaving the comfort of home as a teenager to join the Team Novo Nordisk Talent ID program in America and the other sacrifices he's made to become a professional cyclist.

Episode 3

We sit down with Sam Brand to find out what it was like getting diagnosed with type 1 diabetes on World Diabetes Day. In this episode, Sam talks about how it affected the sports he played growing up and the journey that ultimately led to him becoming a professional cyclist.

Episode 2

Phil Southerland is a global ambassador for diabetes and is committed to educating and empowering the 1.2 billion people across the globe associated with the condition. He serves as the CEO and Co-Founder of Team Novo Nordisk, the world’s first all-diabetes pro cycling team. In this episode, Phil talks about how his childhood shaped his dreams, how Team Novo Nordisk came to exist and what his future plans are to make the world healthier.

Episode 1

In March this year Team Novo Nordisk once again lined up in Milan San Remo. At 300 kilometers, it's the longest Classic in cycling. In this episode, TNN professional Umberto Poli shares about lining up in the Italian Classic and what's it's like in the peloton. Performance Kristina Skroce gets interviewed at the pre-MSR training camp giving us insight into what the riders go through in preparing for the race.