Devo Race Report – A Travers Les Hauts de France – Stage 1

Date: September 3, 2021

Race: A Travers Les Hauts de France

Start/Finish: Arras – Lagnicourt Marcel

Distance: 134km

Weather: Warm with light winds

Course: Flat to rolling hills. Slight Crosswind 

Riders: 124

Class: UCI 2.2

Daniel Holt (USA)

The profile was pretty easy, but the best Devo teams in the world are here. We figured there would be a big push for teams to be in the break, with the rest wanting a field sprint.

The objective was for Nathan, Jan, Louis and Sacha to follow moves to the break. Doriand and Filippo should sit back and wait for dangerous moves, and then be ready to sprint. 

The guys made some of the small initial breaks but missed the 4 rider break that picked up all the KOM and Sprint points. In the end, there was a crash at the front of the group and our guys were caught out.

— tnn to www.teamnovonordisk.com