My personal struggle with racing and diabetes makes me appreciate and love team Novo Nordisk that much more. Yesterday team Novo Nordisk let the world know that diabetics may have a terminal disease but they can run and ride with the worlds best. The picture above is from the Tour of California which Team Novo Nordisk is racing in this week. One of the best sprinters EVER, Mark Cavendish, is shaking hands with team Novo Nordisk rider Charles Plant!!! Charles received the Most Courageous Rider jersey in Stage 1, by giving everything he has and working his butt off Charles was chosen for the jersey over the other 127 riders in the field.
The Tour of California is shown live everyday this week on the NBC Sports Network. I love cycling and love watching the grand tours and cheering for my favorite riders, such as Mark Cavendish and Pierre Roland. This week however I have been watching the Tour of California and cheering for every member of Team Novo Nordisk, I have an idea of what it takes to ride a bike with diabetes but what they are doing is amazing!! A member of Team Novo Nordisk may not wear the winners yellow jersey at the Tour of California but they are showing myself and thousands of diabetic cyclists all over the world that diabetes may be a tough disease but if you fight like hell and work for your dreams anything is possible!!