Race: Tour of Slovenia, Stage 5
Start/Finish: Trebnje / Novo mesto, Slovenia
Distance: 167.5 kilometers
Novo mesto, Slovenia – Team Novo Nordisk concluded their maiden Tour of Slovenia on a high note with Frenchman Charles Planet showing the Changing Diabetes colors up front in a splendid breakaway under inclement weather. David Lozano successfully defended his 18th spot in the overall classification and the world’s first all diabetes professional cycling team rode into Novo Mesto in 9th position in the team’s classification with a full roster.
The final stage of the Tour of Slovenia started in Trebnje and the peloton had to negotiate two Cat-3 climbs over a 167.5km-long route, the last of which, a 8.6 km ascent with an average gradient of 4.5%, coming just 30km from the finish line in Novo Mesto.
Team Novo Nordisk was very active right from the gun and Joonas Henttala was in the first move that broke clear. However, due to a diligent pace setting by Michelton-Scott the initial 11-man breakaway was eventually reeled in. At the 15 km mark three other riders forged ahead and got a gap and showing his true fighting spirit our Frenchman Charles Planet bridged across solo and the day’s breakaway was settled.
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