The riders I listed above are my cycling idols, it is how many kids feel about Lebron James and Kevin Durant here in the states. Those athletes are the elite athletes of cycling and will be riding in the Tour De France in July. The best part of the Tour of California however is that Team Novo Nordisk will be riding with these great athletes!! That in itself is amazing!! To see a team of type 1 diabetics competing with the worlds best is so great. I'm having trouble putting it in to words, I never thought that I would see this day. It gets even better though, Team Novo Nordisk will be riding with these teams for years to come!! It is my dream to see Team Novo Nordisk in the Tour De France and I have no doubt that it will happen sooner rather than later.
I can't wait for May and the Tour of California, I really wish that I could go out for the Tour. I want to be that weird guy that rides one of the tour stages in my Team Novo Nordisk kit the day before the official tour rides the stage. I want to see all of the athletes I listed above go flying by me at 30 miles an hour, most of all I want to see Team Novo Nordisk racing by at 30mph. I have never raced against anyone with diabetes, I want to be at the Tour of California and I want to see that it is possible to be at the elite level with diabetes. Just the thought gives me goosebumps!!