Tour of Bulgaria – Stage 5, race report

Date: July 5, 2021

Race: Tour of Bulgaria – Stage 5

Start/Finish: Karnobat to Gabrovo

Distance: 188 km

Weather: Warm and windy

Course: Flat with 100km of light crosswinds then a 12km climb

Riders: 126

Class: UCI 2.2

Daniel Holt (USA)

Since it was the last day of the tour, I wanted all of the guys to leave it all on the road. Everyone had the chance to get in the breakaway, and Nathan and Doriand needed to hang on to the lead climbing group as long as possible, and to suffer hard before dropping. In the end, both of our climbers did better than previous stages and Jan was very active to make some breakaways.

Overall, I am very happy with this crew for this race. It’s the first big tour over 3 days that we have finished all of the riders. There was a lot learned here this week. 

— tnn to www.teamnovonordisk.com