Race: Amgen Tour of California, Stage 7
Start/Finish: Santa Clarita / Pasadena, CA, USA
Distance: 127.5 kilometers
Pasadena, California – Team Novo Nordisk finished off a great week of racing on a high note with Andrea Peron sprinting to 8th place in the seventh and last stage of the Amgen Tour of California. It was the first Top10 in a World Tour race for our Italian fast man.
The race concluded with a shortish 126 km stage that started in Santa Clarita and finished in Pasadena and despite including only one categorized climb the peloton still had to overcome plenty of climbing. The hard profile discarded several of the pure sprinters who were hoping to contest the stage win and as the peloton entered the final circuit in Pasadena the last remaining survivors of the eleven-man breakaway were swiftly caught.
Team Novo Nordisk put in an impressive team effort to keep Andrea Peron protected all day and as the race entered the last lap the team committed to place our Italian rider in the best position heading into the final sprint.
Peron expertly navigated a chaotic finish, avoiding a crash that took place within the final stretch and surged to an eight place …read more
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