Team Novo Nordisk will be returning to the Amgen Tour of California this year with a whole new look that will be exclusive to the US races. The new green kits feature Tresiba® – a long-acting insulin produced by title sponsor Novo Nordisk.
Team Novo Nordisk is a global team made up of nearly 100 endurance athletes with diabetes, including cyclists, runners and triathletes. The men’s professional cycling team includes 17 athletes from nine countries, 8 of which will be on the starting line for the Amgen Tour of California.
The Amgen Tour of California is the biggest cycling event on U.S. soil and it’s definitely one of the most important races of the season for Team Novo Nordisk, so we are excited to introduce our new U.S. kit at this prestigious race. This year marks our third consecutive appearance at the Amgen Tour of California, and we are eager to use this opportunity to show the 415 million people around the world living with diabetes what may be possible.Phil Southerland, co-founder & CEO of Team Novo Nordisk
Our strategy is for the riders to be in peak performance around this race and so far, everything is going according to plan. The team is strong and ready to race. Our climbers will be ready for the new challenges, and we believe our sprinting duo, Andrea and Martijn, are in good shape and ready to earn top results. Charles is coming up very strong and while Javier has had a bumpy season so far, he should be ready for California.
Team Novo Nordisk Senior Vice President of Athletics Vassili Davidenko
Team Novo Nordisk has had successes in the Tour of California in the past. In 2014, Charles Planet (FRA) wore the race’s Breakaway from Cancer Most Courageous Rider jersey in Stages 2 and 3, while teammate Kevin De Mesmaeker (BEL) sprinted to third place on Stage 4. Over the past two editions, Team Novo Nordisk athletes earned three top-10 finishes and rode in major breakaways on five separate stages.
This race is one of my favorites of the season and I hope I can make the podium this year. One of Team Novo Nordisk’s main goals is to win a stage and show the world what may be possible with diabetes
Team Novo Nordisk rider Martijn Verschoor
Tresiba® is a long-acting insulin that is manufactured by Novo Nordisk. For more information, go to www.tresiba.com.