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Re: The diabetics! Team Novo Nordisk
« Reply #60 on: September 26, 2017, 19:45 »
http://www.velonews.com/2017/01/news/novo-nordisk-feels-pressure-to-perform-in-2017_427120

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“We are in a contract year and we have to get results,” Southerland said regarding the team’s final year of the five-year deal with naming sponsor Novo Nordisk, a multinational pharmaceutical company specializing in diabetes management. “The priority is not on putting riders in the break and being in the top 10, we need visible results this year.”

Well they got the new contract, but did they get the results?
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    Re: The diabetics! Team Novo Nordisk
    « Reply #61 on: September 26, 2017, 20:59 »
    Well they got the new contract, but did they get the results?
    Who cares about results, they got the new contract. :P

    Let's have a look:
    Stage top-10s and top-20s in various 2.HC, 2.1, and 2.2 races, best GC results 10th in Estonia, 15th in Croatia, and 29th in California. That isn't worse than previous years ... but it isn't better, either.
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    Re: The diabetics! Team Novo Nordisk
    « Reply #62 on: November 07, 2017, 19:05 »
    http://www.velo-club.net/post/team-novo-nordisk-budget-reduit-de-50-en-2018

    They may have got that contract a month and a half ago, but there's a sting in the tail - it's only 50% of this year's budget. I wonder if that is why Verschoor and Megias took the retirement option.

    Anyway that also means a much reduced calendar. Down from ~130 to ~80 race days and with very few events in Europe.
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