Race: Tour of Slovakia – Stages 1a & 1b
Distance: 138.2 kilometers / 7.4 kilometers (ITT)
Bardejov, Slovakia — Andrea Peron sprinted to a strong 8th place in the opening stage of Tour of Slovakia 2019 notching Team Novo Nordisk’s 16th top 10 result this season. The day concluded with a short individual time trial where the team gave a solid performance lead by former Hungarian time-trial champion Peter Kusztor.
The 2019 edition of Tour of Slovakia started this Wednesday with a double duty day with the peloton tackling a flat 138.2 km stage early in the morning.
The cold temperatures and likely bunch sprint finale didn’t dissuade six riders from going up the road.
Alexandre Delettre (Delko Marseille), Kenny Molly (Wallonie-Bruxelles), Ramus Wallin (Riwal), Anders Skaarseth (Uno-X), Florian Kierner (Team Feldermayr) and Erik Fetter (Pannon Cycling Team) jumped clear after 10 km and opened a gap of two minutes on the peloton.
The World Tour teams then proceeded to control the sextet and kept them on a tight leash. With 20 km to go only two escapees remained at the front of the race but the duo was predictably caught with 9 km to go.
The technical finale stretched out the bunch but Team Novo …read more
Via:: Team Novo Nordisk