Planet Shows Good Form in Adriatica Ionica Opening Criterium

By teamnovonordisk

Race: Adriatica Ionica, Criterium

Start/Finish: Mestre/Mestre, Italy

Distance: 81.5 kilometers

Team Novo Nordisk made their official debut in Adriatica Ionica Race in an electric twilight criterium in Mestre, on the outskirts of Venice. Frenchman Charles Planet showcased the Changing Diabetes jersey at the front of the race and survived the multiple splits to finish in the main bunch.

The second edition of the Italian stage race Adriatica Ionica Race kicked off this Wednesday with a criterium style opener consisting of 30 laps of a 2.7km urban circuit in Mestre for a total of 81.5km. With no times being taken at the finish line only the stage honours and first sprint jersey were up for grabs which meant half way through the race multiple riders from several teams called it a day and pulled out so they wouldn’t be lapped.

Initially many riders tried to break clear but all the moves were swiftly reeled in by the Deceunick – Quickstep led peloton. The tempo was lively from the start but with 15 km to go the main field began to split with the turn of speed dictated by the sprinters teams. Italian Andrea Peron, who was racing a stone’s throw away from his home town, and …read more

Via:: Team Novo Nordisk