I have come up with an odd nickname for Team Novo Nordisk member Javier Megias, I refer to him as Mega Man. Megias has become one of the big name riders for Team Novo Nordisk. On August 22nd he rode a very gutty stage and came in second at stage 6 of the USA Pro Challenge, he finished in tenth at The Presidential Tour of Turkey in May, and had a seventh place finish in the SuisseGas Gran Premio Citta di Lugano in March.
Javier may be Mega Man and getting the press and top finishes but none that would be possible if it weren't for his team. Cycling is a very team oriented sport but only the rider that wins gets the press. I'm positive that if you asked Megias how he has been able to do so well this year he would give all of the credit to his team.
That is where the cycling and diabetes connection is made, like cycling diabetes is a team disease. Ask anyone that is a diabetes conquerer and they will not take credit for the great blood sugars or the A1C that is right where it should be. They will give all of the credit to their parents, friends, spouses and co-workers because everyone knows that you can not conquer diabetes on your own. You need a team to help you with everything that diabetes presents, from friends grabbing you juice to fix a blood sugar that is below your target range to your parents or spouse reminding you to test your blood sugar. If it wasn't for our diabetes team we wouldn't be successful. That is what makes Team Novo Nordisk so great and such an inspiration, they are a team when they are on the bike and they are a team that helps each other when it comes to diabetes.
Tomorrow Team Novo Nordisk will be competing in stage three of the Aviva Tour of Britain as always you can read about Team Novo Nordisk and their latest races and so much more at http://www.teamnovonordisk.com/