Being a huge fan of Team Novo Nordisk I thought it would be a great idea to have my own end of the year top ten moments for the team. I have had the honor to interview team members and to see up close and personal just how much work team members to put in to race successfully with diabetes while also speaking about their experiences to change the lives of their fans. Without further adieu here are my personal top ten moments for Team Novo Nordisk in 2015....
Team Novo Nordisk is a professional cycling team that cares about their fans. Team members have type 1 diabetes and for anyone that is living with diabetes they can relate to the riders, sometimes that means that a fan will try cycling because they are so inspired by the team. To have videos about the fans shows how much Team Novo Nordisk cares about their fans, it allows people all over the world to see how much exercise can help in the management of diabetes.
The photo below is one of the best photos I have ever seen in cycling, a member of Team Novo Nordisk finishing first with no one around. It doesn't get much better than that, all of the work pays off.
I was very lucky in 2015 to have the opportunity to meet and interview three members of Team Novo Nordisk. The first interview was with Stephen England in April. Stephen is an amazing person and one of my favorite team members, he got me addicted to running and is the reason I'm making the jump to ultra running in the Spring of 2016. I also had the pleasure of hanging out with the Team Novo Nordisk developmental team in September. Getting a behind the scenes look at the team was great.
Just a truly remarkable job by Team Novo Nordisk, you can read my blog about how much this impacted so many people. http://www.diabetic-cyclist.com/blog/its-about-life-not-the-bike
The number one moment may catch some by surprise but this moment had it all. Javier worked his butt off for the entire stage and as he got to the 250 meter mark he was in perfect position for the stage win. Javier would finish second but his reaction as he crossed the line showed what Team Novo Nordisk is all about, he was so angry because he knew he could have won. He didn't celebrate second, he was mad because he wasn't first. That is Team Novo Nordisk, they want to be the best cyclists they can be, they want to change lives and diabetes. You can learn a lot about someone when they don't win. This stage of the race is still on my DVR at home, I will watch the last ten minutes of this race monthly.