Tour of Britain Stage 3 - Planet gets punchy

Atlanta based Pro-continental squad Team Novo Nordisk have been animating races throughout the season with their typically aggressive racing, and their sights are set firmly on more of the same during the squad’s second outing at the Aviva Tour of Britain. Team Novo Nordisk boasts a roster consisting entirely of racers competing at the highest level whilst living with diabetes, and aims to inspire, educate and empower people also affected by the condition.

Charles suffered empty legs in yesterday's stage into Colne. Today, he was eager to put yesterday's frustrations behind him. The good news is our man is definitely back in the fight!

Stage 3, Cockermouth- Floors Castle, Kelso, 200km

“My goal for today was to make the break. I tried really, really, really hard to get up there. I felt good, but it didn’t happen. Today, I think getting in the break was all about chance or luck. I was in one group that got brought back and then the very next group stayed away. After that, I tried to save my legs for the finish. I felt good the whole day and made the first group on the last climb. Going to the finish, I took lots of risk on the final climb but the last two kilometers were incredible. It was fast and some riders were taking risks that I wasn’t comfortable with. For me, it started to feel too dangerous. The stage was difficult but overall, I am feeling better today."

“While I didn’t have a result today, it was a good day for my head. My form felt good, so I have my confidence back. I really hope to get into the break tomorrow or to help get a good result for myself or for one of my teammates.”

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Tim Bladon lives in Nottingham. He strongly suspects his chances of a solo victory in Il Lombardia are starting to fade and so seeks to distract people from this fact by writing about cycling instead. Tim has his own blog, Ciclissimo!
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