Team Novo Nordisk, the world’s first pro cycling team comprised of riders with diabetes, met with Turkish president Abdullah Gül Sunday afternoon at the end of the 49th Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey. President Gül thanked the team for their initiative with “Changing Diabetes”, which had been widely celebrated by the spectators throughout the event.
Marcel Kittel won stage 7 of the Tour of Turkey in convincing fashion, taking Team Argos-Shimano’s second stage of the race
Wiggle Honda Pro Cycling’s Laura Trott took fourth place in the prologue time trial of the Festival Luxembourgeois du Cyclisme Féminin Elsy Jacobs in the pouring rain of Mamer, Luxembourg.
British Cycling has today confirmed the Olympic and Paralympic programme riders who will receive funding to represent GB during the 2013 funding year.
Matt Goss sprinted to seventh on the first road stage of the Tour de Romandie. The ORICA-GreenEDGE sprint train was disrupted by illness, crashes and a category two climb before the finale in Renens that saw Gianni Meersman (Omega Pharma-QuickStep) edge out Giacomo Nizzolo (RadioShack Leopard Trek) and Roberto Ferrari (Lampre-Merida) for the win.
Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team Sport Director Brian Holm said on Tuesday that Gianni Meersman is showing his good condition, particularly after finishing 24th on a Tour de Romandie mountain prologue despite being known more for his sprinting prowess.