Tour of Bulgaria – Stage 1, report

Date: July 1, 2021

Race: Tour of Bulgaria – Stage 1

Start/Finish: Sofia to Plovdiv

Distance: 189 km

Weather: Hot

Course: Bumpy roads with 1 8km climb. Little windy

Riders: 144

Class: UCI 2.2

Filippo Ridolfo (ITA)

“The team was together in the last 3 kilometers but a big crash happened in front of us and we all had to brake. I sprinted to the best place that I could”

Daniel Holt (USA)

With some very hard stages to come, I had the guys try to take it easy today, then get together to put Filippo in good position to sprint. Everyone did everything very well today, but it just didn’t come all together in the end. 

— tnn to www.teamnovonordisk.com