Race: PostNord Danmark Rundt – Stage 3
Distance: 199,7 kilometers
Vejle, Denmark — Team Novo Nordisk showed its trademark fighting spirit on the queen stage of PostNord Danmark Rundt with an outstanding performance from Umberto Poli. The 22-year-old Italian successfully made the day’s three-rider breakaway, after chasing solo for 20 kilometers, showing the Changing Diabetes colors at the front of the race for more than half of the stage, before teammate Charles Planet finished in a solid 24th place in the demanding finale in Vejle.
As soon as the flag dropped several riders attacked and tried to break clear. Team Novo Nordisk was eager to get in the mix and Poli and Joonas Henttala both tried to make the breakaway early on but both moves were closed down.
Ultimately, Fridtjof Røinås (Joker Fuel of Norway) and Torstein Træen (Uno-X Norwegian Development Team) opened a gap of half a minute and the pelotoneased up. Sensing that was the decisive move Poli boldly launched a solo chase and pursued the leading duo for over 20 km in relentless windy conditions.
Our brave Italian successfully bridged to the front and the trio worked well together, opening a gap that expanded up to eight minutes before the World …read more
Via:: Team Novo Nordisk