Date: September 4, 2021
Race: A Travers Les Hauts de France – Stage 2
Start/Finish: Neuville Saint – Remy to Roisel
Weather: Warm with light winds
Course: Flat to rolling hills, with 1km of cobbles. 1km climb on the finishing 4, 25km laps
Class: UCI 2.2
Daniel Holt (USA)
Given the potential difficulty of the finishing laps, we wanted to be a little more conservative with the team goals. Filippo and Doriand should save their energy for the laps, Sacha and Jan could look for the early, easy break, and Louis should try to survive.
The race was fast from the gun with a break of 13 getting up the road, causing a fast chase for the first hour. Finally, a group of 4 got up the road and the pace eased. Jan made some groups but missed the one that got away. In the end Filippo and Doriand were good and helped one another on the final laps. Filippo ended up 19th place, which is a huge result here with the best teams.
— tnn to www.teamnovonordisk.com