Devo Race Report – In the Footsteps of the Romans – Stage 1

Date: June 28, 2021

Race: In the Footsteps of the Romans – Stage 1

Start/Finish: Bansko, Bulgaria

Distance: 126 km

Weather: Hot with winds

Course: Very flat with open road crosswinds

Riders: 120

Class: UCI 2.2

Nigel De Sota (USA)

“I didn’t want to attack the grupetto, but we were going so slow and a couple other guys wanted to try” 

Daniel Holt (USA)

The plan was to stay very close to the front to set up Nigel for the Novo Nordisk King of the Mountains sprint at the 35km mark. Then everyone should be attentive yet save their energy for the sprint to set up Robbe. The winds didn’t look to be too strong today, but on the open roads, things changed quickly. 

— Xylon Vaneyck to www.teamnovonordisk.com