Race: Tour of Slovenia, Stage 3
>Distance: 169.8 kilometers
Novo Mesto, Slovenia — Team Novo Nordisk put in a good team effort that resulted in two solid performances by David Lozano and Peter Kusztor who climbed to 25th and 26th in the overall classification, respectively.
With four classified climbs on the menu the fight to be in the initial breakaway was furious with multiple moves being closed down in the first hour. Team NovoNordisk was very active at the front with several riders attempting to break clear, including Frenchman Charles Planet who at one point rode half a minute in front of the peloton with two other escapees but that group was ultimately shut down. In the end, Marco Maronese (Bardiani–CSF), Lorenzo Fortunato (NeriSottoli – Selle Italia – KTM), David Per (Adria Mobil) and Benjamin Hill (Ljubljana Gusto Santic) got the all clear and forged ahead opening a gap that steadily increased up to a whopping seven minutes. However, in the last third of the race, the escapees’ advantage declined rapidly. On the penultimate climb, a few riders attempted to bridge across to the leaders but the UAE Team Emirates led peloton reeled them back in. The escapees were eventually caught with …read more
Via:: Team Novo Nordisk