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Team Novo Nordisk debuterer i italiensk cykelløb

LIGURIA, Italien, February 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --



Team Novo Nordisk, verdens første professionelle diabetescykelhold, debuterer i Trofeo Laigueglia i Italien den 16. februar.

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Team Novo Nordisk er et globalt sportsteam med flere end 100 cykelryttere, triatleter og løbere, som alle har diabetes, hvor det professionelle cykelhold er flagskibet. Formålet med Team Novo Nordisk er at udbrede kendskabet til diabetes og give diabetikere ny viden og inspiration i deres dagligdag.

Trofeo Laigueglia er blandt de indledende løb i den Internationale Cykelunions (UCI) Europe Tour 2013-kalender. Løbet er Team Novo Nordisks første mulighed for at udfordre den nye trup, der består af 17 professionelle ryttere med diabetes fra 10 forskellige lande.

"Team Novo Nordisk er en del af vores mangeårige Changing Diabetes® program, der har til formål at skabe opmærksomhed om og bremse den globale diabetesepidemi, som påvirker 371 millioner mennesker i hele verden og deres familier," siger Jakob Riis, koncerndirektør i Novo Nordisk.

Trofeo Laigueglia er et årligt tilbagevendende endagsløb på 196,5 km, som i 2013 kan fejre sit 50-års jubilæum. Tider, resultater og anden information om løbet vil blive oplyst på http://www.teamnovonordisk.com, og interesserede kan ligeledes følge holdet på http://www.facebook.com/TeamNovoNordisk og http://www.twitter.com/TeamNovoNordisk.

"Vi glæder os til vores første cykelløb som et 100% diabeteshold," siger Phil Southerland, medstifter og CEO for Team Novo Nordisk. "Når man bliver diagnosticeret med diabetes, tror mange mennesker, at de ikke længere er i stand til at leve et normalt liv og realisere deres drømme, men Team Novo Nordisk viser, at med god diabetesregulering er alting muligt."

Team Novo Nordisk

Team Novo Nordisks professionelle cykelhold for 2013 omfatter følgende ryttere:

Fabio Calabria (Australien), Andrea Ciacchini (Italien), Stephen Clancy (Irland), Paolo Cravanzola (Italien), Joe Eldridge (USA), Joonas Henttala (Finland), David Lozano Riba (Spanien), Javier Megias Leal (Spanien), Kevin De Mesmaeker (Belgien), Justin Morris (Australien), Andrea Peron (Italien), Aaron Perry (New Zealand), Thomas Raeymaekers (Belgien), Branden Russell (USA), Andrei Strelkov (Rusland), Martijn Verschoor (Holland) og Chris Williams (Australien).

Om diabetes

Der er i dag 371 millioner mennesker med diabetes på verdensplan.[1] Changing Diabetes® er Novo Nordisks globale bidrag til at forbedre forholdene for de millioner af mennesker overalt i verden, der lever med diabetes i dag, og dem, som har risiko for at udvikle diabetes i morgen. Det er en global platform, hvorfra Novo Nordisk bl.a. gennem partnerskaber arbejder for forebyggelse og tidlig diagnosticering af diabetes samt for bedre behandling og behandlingsresultater.

Reference

1.     International Diabetes Federation. IDF Diabetes Atlas, 5. udgave, opdateret 2012. Bruxelles, Belgien: International Diabetes Federation. Tilgængelig fra: http://www.idf.org/diabetesatlas. Sidst tilgået: November 2012

Changing Diabetes® and the Apis bull are registered trademarks of Novo Nordisk A/S

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