Planet Captures Team Novo Nordisk’s first World Tour jersey at Tour de Pologne

By teamnovonordisk

Race: Tour de Pologne – Stage 7

Start/Finish: Bukovina Resort/Bukowina Tatrzańska

Distance: 153 kilometers

Bukowina, Poland — Team Novo Nordisk achieved a major milestone as Charles Planet won the “Lotto Most Active Rider” jersey in the 76th edition of Tour de Pologne, the first jersey in a World Tour race for the team in its seven year history.

The 25-year-old Frenchman seized the lead in the blue jersey competition on the second stage after going in the breakaway for the second consecutive day and successfully defended it until the final stage in the Tatra Mountains, claiming the biggest achievement of his professional career.

Planet, who also wore the pink “King of the Mountains” jersey during five stages, showed his fighting spirit from day one in Krakow and raced aggressively all week, featuring in no less than four breakaways during the seven-stage Polish race.

With five Cat-1 KOM’s and over 3500 meters of climbing in the cards, the final stage served up another savage day in the saddle and Team Novo Nordisk had but one goal at the start line: support Planet in concluding the stage within the time limit and stand on top of the podium as the race’s “Most Active Rider”.

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Via:: Team Novo Nordisk