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14 Mar - 17 Mar 2024

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A Tough Day for TNN Development Team at Tour of Rhodes

The Team Novo Nordisk Development Team is back in the saddle, this time taking on the Tour of Rhodes. The race kicked off with a short but punchy uphill prologue on wet roads.

Next, they continued with the first stage, a 148-kilometer route with 1,828 meters of climbing, which made it quite a challenge.

Development Team General Manager Daniel Holt:

“I told everyone to try for the early break in hopes of taking the first sprint points and hopefully getting a 4-5 minute advantage before the first big climb. After that, it was survival mode. The objective then shifted to reaching the middle climb with the strongest possible group and then aiming to win the reduced bunch sprint at the finish.”

“All the guys did well today. Kobe (Godts) dug deep and was able to make it back to the peloton after the climb, ultimately securing the team’s best finish for the stage. We now set our sights on the remaining stages of the tour.

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Good Day Out at Stage 2 of Tour of Rhodes for TNN Development Team

The second stage of the Tour of Rhodes featured a challenging 159km route with 2292 meters of climbing, making it a tough, but good day for Team Novo Nordisk Development Team.

Development Team General Manager Daniel Holt:

“Last year, this stage blew the race apart. I told the guys to try for an early break, but not to go too hard. Then, they should hide and survive the best they can. Hopefully, everyone would be together and could do a leadout for Anton (Muller) and Jacopo (Colladon) in the final 1.5km uphill finish.”

“The leader’s team controlled the race all day, making it much easier than it could have been. We had four riders, Anton (Muller), Jacopo (Colladon), Louis-Marie (Posnic) and Celestin (Wattelle), with the main bunch at the finish, but they lost positions going into the final turn. Not a bad day overall.”

Photo credit: Nassos Triantafyllou