Traversa D’Italia: Racing Between the Seas with Team Novo Nordisk’s Andrea Peron

Ciclissimo! has spent the last week racing from sea to sea across Italia at the 2017 Tirreno-Adriatico with Andrea Peron as Team Novo Nordisk, the world’s first all diabetes pro-cycling team, make their debut at this prestigious and stunning Italian WorldTour stage race. It’s been a fast, hilly and hard fought week but, finally, the end is in sight – by his own admission, being that the Race of the Two Seas is book-ended by tests against the clock, not one of Andrea’s favourite sights as the mechanics roll the time-trial bikes out of the truck. But, it’s ‘only’ a 10km chrono along a pan-flat seaside promenade. Surely there’ll be time for a post-race gelato whilst dipping the toes in the soothing waters of the Adriatic as we sign off from our journey across the Bel Paese? Afterall, Milan-San Remo is not upon us until the weekend…

Stage 7: ITT – San Benedetto Del Tronto, 10.05 km

Photo: @TDW Sport

“After a week like this, I obviously feel tired, yet it felt like a real achievement. I think racing here will have a positive impact on my form and strength for the coming season.

 I feel that finishing a one-week World Tour stage race like Tirreno definitely allowed us to take a step up. This is a hard race, and for a young team like ours, it helps bring us up to the next level. 
Looking ahead to the next few days, I’m going to be totally focused on recovery so that I can be ready for Milano-San Remo…
A piu tarde!
Cycling: 52nd Tirreno-Adriatico 2017 / Stage 7
Photo: @TDW Sport