In the footsteps of the Romans

2 Sep - 3 Sep 2023

TEAM Development Team


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TNN Development Kicks Off In the Footsteps of the Romans with Strong Performance

Team Novo Nordisk Development had a strong start at the In the Footsteps of the Romans race, securing two top 20 finishes in the 126km first stage. Antonio Polga finished in 19th place, while Nathan Smith delivered an impressive 12th-place finish, just outside the top 10.

Sergey Lagutin Development Team Head Coach:

“Compared to two years ago, today’s weather was perfect. It was hot, but there was no crosswind, so I predicted a bunch sprint. Our plan was to sprint with Doriand, with all other riders supporting him in the final.”

“The guys did a very good job positioning themselves well within the bunch early on and avoiding any complications. Antonio and Nathan were both in the front in the final, and they made it to the top 20!”

“I’m very happy with the team’s performance today. They showed that they are capable of competing at a high level. We’re looking forward to the next stage and continuing to fight for the top results.”