Peron avoids crash in the finale and brings home 12th place on Tour of Slovakia stage 2

Andrea Peron (ITA)

“After yesterday disappointment, my motivation was high and I really wanted to do well.”

The legs felt good and I was able to keep the pace and stay in the bunch until the very end. There was a crash in the last curve but thankfully I managed to avoid it and didn’t affect my sprint.” 

A top 10 would have been amazing, but I gave my best.That was a strong group and the 12th place is a good result. I am mostly happy I felt better than the previous days and now I want to stay focused and keep this pace in the two final stages.”

Sports Director, Massimo Podenzana (ITA)

“It was a hard stage for our guys today. Longer than yesterday, with three categorised climbs and another finale for sprinters. Rain and cold didn’t make it any easier!

Our goal was to protect Andrea and have him ready for the final sprint. He did really well, took some risks and brought home a result that means a lot to us. Bravo Andrea! And now focus is on tomorrow stage.”

— 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