Team Novo Nordisk
|Status||UCI Professional Continental|
|Website||Team home page|
|General manager||Vassili Davidenko|
|Team name history|
|Team Type 1 (TT1)
Team Type 1-Sanofi Aventis (TT1)
Team Type 1-Sanofi (TT1)
Team Novo Nordisk (TNN)
Team Novo Nordisk is a road bicycle racing team based in the United States. Founded in 2004, the team promotes type 1 diabetes awareness in cycling: all of the team's riders have type 1 diabetes, including Javier Mejías, Fabio Calabria and Martijn Verschoor; and the team's co-founders, Phil Southerland and Joe Eldridge, are also diabetics. The team's principal sponsor is Novo Nordisk. The team is also sponsored by bicycle maker Orbea.
The team turned professional in 2008 after success in amateur races. In 2010 it had a UCI Continental licence but became a Professional Continental team in 2011, with a view to competing in the Giro d'Italia in 2011 and the Tour de France in 2012. The team had originally aimed to achieve the Professional Contintental level for the 2010 season but decided against applying for an upgraded licence because of fears that it might preclude the team from competing in events outside the responsibility of the International Cycling Union and a lack of knowledge by the team's management of the scale of investment that would be required to compete at the higher level.
In 2009, the team won the Race Across America, having entered a team of cyclists who all had type 1 diabetes. The team has also competed in a number of major professional events, such as the Tour of California and the Tour de Langkawi, and picked up two stage wins in the 2010 Tour du Maroc. In 2010, the team's proposed calendar featured a number of international races, including the Tour de Bretagne Cycliste, the Tour de Taiwan, the Tour of Ireland and the Tour of Japan. The team's main goal for the 2010 season was the Tour of California, an eight-stage race held in May in which Thomas Rabou won the King of the Mountains competition.
The team expanded for the 2011 season, its first as a Professional Continental team, 2013 List of UCI Professional Continental and Continental teams, with signings including former Tour de France yellow jersey-wearer Rubens Bertogliati and Russian Alexander Efimkin, who went on to win the Presidential Tour of Turkey in May. The team unsuccessfully sought a wildcard entry to the 2011 Giro d'Italia.
From the 2013 season the team have been sponsored by Novo Nordisk, and have consisted only of athletes with diabetes. Including the Professional Men's Cycling team, Team Novo Nordisk had more than 100 athletes in 2013.
- As of February 2, 2014.
- 1st Stage 5 Tour de Taiwan, Shawn Milne
- 1st Stage 6 Tour de Beauce, Matthew Wilson
- 1st Overall Vuelta Mexico, Glen Chadwick
- 1st Stage 2 Fitchburg Longsjo Classic, Ian MacGregor
- 1st US Air Force Cycling Classic, Shawn Milne
- 1st Stage 1 Vuelta Mexico, Aldo Ino Ilešič
- 1st Overall Presidential Tour of Turkey, Alexander Efimkin
- 1st Stage 2 Tour de Beauce, Martijn Verschoor
- 1st Overall Tour of Rwanda, Kiel Reijnen
- 1st Stage 5 Tour de Korea, Alexander Serebryakov
- 1st Philadelphia International Championship, Alexander Serebryakov
- 1st Stage 5 Tour de Beauce, Vegard Stake Laengen
- 1st Stage 1 Tour of Austria, Alessandro Bazzana
- 1st Stage 8 Tour of Austria, Daniele Colli
- 1st Stage 7 Tour of Qinghai Lake, Aldo Ino Ilešič
- 1st Stages 1 & 3 Tour du Limousin, Jure Kocjan
- 1st Stage 4 Tour do Rio, Aldo Ino Ilešič
- 1st Stages 2 & 5 Tour of China I, Alexander Serebryakov
- 1st Stage 3 Tour of China I, Aldo Ino Ilešič
- 1st Stages 1 & 2 Tour of China II, Alexander Serebryakov
- 1st Stages 3, 4 & 9 Tour of Hainan, Alexander Serebryakov
- 1st Stages 3 & 5 Tour of Taihu Lake, Alexander Serebryakov
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