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Novo Nordisk Invited to First World Tour Race

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Jan 19, 2015 – Team Novo Nordisk is set to compete in its first World Tour event with the invitation to Milan-San Remo, which was announced by RCS Sport earlier today. Team Novo Nordisk is currently competing in the Tour de San Luis and will also be racing Strade Bianche this season. Reactions from Team Novo Nordisk CEO and co-founder Phil Southerland and General Manager Vassili Davidenko are below.

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Team Novo Nordisk CEO Phil Southerland
“Competing in our first World Tour race is a major milestone for Team Novo Nordisk and speaks to the hard work and dedication of this entire organization. It’s also the result of a tenacious and inspirational group of athletes, who are proving every day that they can race alongside the world’s best. Racing at such a high caliber event will also enable us to reach even more people around the world and show what may be possible with diabetes.”

Team Novo Nordisk General Manager Vassili Davidenko
“Since we started Team Novo Nordisk two and a half years ago, our goal was to participate in a World Tour event in 2015. We’ve been working very hard to bring the team to this level and we’ve done it. Milan-San Remo is going to be the first major test for this young team. We want to do well and we want to be invited to World Tour events in the future. We thank RCS for this opportunity.”

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