2017 saw some tremendous steps forward as the team continues their fight towards the Tour de France. From wearing the most aggressive riders jersey to a few late season top tens, 2017 was about waiting until next year. Team Novo Nordisk is a very young team that used 2017 to build for the future. Sam Brand, Quentin Valognes, and Reid McClure are the future and spent 2017 learning how to ride together. It is teamwork that will ultimately have Team Novo Nordisk in the Tour de France, right now 2017 looks like a down year as the team has slid down to 131st in the PCS Team Rankings. In the coming years it will be the 2017 season that will define the team, 2017 is the year the young guns got their shot and right now we don't know what that means but when the team makes the Tour de France or wins a stage of a World Tour race it will be the 2017 season that we look back on.
Off of the bike Team Novo Nordisk continues to change the diabetes world!! Race after race people living with diabetes flock to the team and want to see these amazing individuals living with diabetes racing against the best in the world. The team is showing that diabetes will not stop anyone and that if you can dream it then you can do it, diabetes will not stop you!! Race after race you see families posting photos on social media of their children that are living with diabetes standing with their heroes. It is this that makes Team Novo Nordisk a force to be reckon with as we move forward.
The next few weeks will quiet for Team Novo Nordisk but before you know it we will be finding out who makes the 2018 roster and which races the team will compete in. Look for 2018 to be a breakthrough year for the team as they come into the season with no pressure, this is a young team that works hard but likes to have fun. The smilies of the riders will be seen more in 2018 as the team comes together to put riders to the front of the peloton.