Team Novo Nordisk challenged by a very fast prologue at Tour of Slovakia

Stephen Clancy (IRL)

“This is my first participation at Tour of Slovakia, and I am very happy to be here to show what’s possible with diabetes.”

“Today’s prologue was short but intense. It was a very flat course with a tricky u-turn halfway covered in cobblestones and tramlines. The pressure was high but I did my best and I’m quite satisfied with my result.”

“This is my first participation at Tour of Slovakia, and I am very happy to be here and look forward the the road stages to show what’s possible with diabetes.”

Sports Director, Massimo Podenzana (ITA)

“We expected a fast start today and we got it. With less than 1.6 kilometres to go, this prologue required full power from start to finish and there was no space for error.”

“The boys were very focused, and ready to give it all. It was good to see some of our guys among the fastest riders crossing the line in less than two minutes from the start.”

“It was a good warm up to tomorrow’s stage,which will be a tough one.”

— tnn to www.teamnovonordisk.com

Peron finishes 21st in a fast final sprint at the GP de Fourmies

Head Sports Director, Massimo Podenzana (ITA)

“With two really challenging races behind us, we came at the GP de Fourmies with hanger for a good result.”

“This Grand Prix is a race that suits sprinters, and our strategy was to have the team working for Andrea and have him battling with the leaders in the final sprint.”

“Andrea did a great job in the last kilometres keeping the pace and staying at the front. Too bad he lost a few positions in the final meters, but he still brought home a good result and the one we needed to keep the morale up for the upcoming two final races of this season.”

Andrea Peron (ITA)

“After crashing in Besancon last week, I felt pretty sore and couldn’t train to my max this week.”

“Today’s parcour suits me and I felt good. The guys did a great job helping me to keep a good position. I gave my best and overall I’m happy with the result.”

“Now we have only two races left and hopefully today’s result will be an extra motivation for a good finale of the 2021 season.”

— tnn to www.teamnovonordisk.com