A tough ending in Slovakia as TNN look ahead to the last race of the season

Sports Director, Massimo Podenzana (ITA)

“It ended up being a tougher final stage than expected.

“There was an early attack, with a group of 25 riders gaining an increasing advantage over the peloton, which was eventually forced to give up the fight for the stage. Our boys tried but didn’t make it in the break. They did a good job in staying together, keeping the pace, which today was really fast, and crossing the line with the rest of the bunch.”

“It’s not the final we hoped for, but now we need to keep focus and put all our energies on the last race of this season: Tour of Croatia.”

Andrea Peron (ITA)

“Today was crazy, there’s no other way to put it.”

When we started, we knew it would have been a tough last day. The pace kept increasing also when approaching the climb. I really wanted to have another chance in the final sprint and with my teammates we did our best to keep up and stay up front, but it was absolutely full gas and we didn’t make it.

“We have now Tour of Croatia coming up. It’s gonna be the last race for our 2021 season and we want to give it all to show what’s possible with diabetes.”

— tnn to www.teamnovonordisk.com