Go, Team Novo Nordisk!
Team Novo Nordisk is a global all-diabetes sports team dedicated to inspiring, educating,
and empowering those affected by diabetes. The team includes cyclists, triathletes,
and runners, and is spearheaded by the world's first all-diabetes professional cycling team. The team
is united in its mission to show what may be possible with diabetes.
Inspire, Educate, Empower
Formed in December 2012, Team Novo Nordisk is a partnership between
Novo Nordisk, a world leader in diabetes care, and former pro cyclist and
Phil Southerland. They joined forces based on a shared vision to inspire,
educate, and empower people around the world affected by diabetes.
The men’s professional cycling team is composed of athletes who live with type 1
diabetes. The cyclists come from 10 different countries, including the United States. These athletes are ordinary people with diabetes who happen to have
a talent and a strong desire to not let their condition stop them from competing
at the top level. The team members work hard to manage their diabetes with the
help of their HCPs and are always pushing for their personal best. They want to
empower others living with diabetes to do the same.
The team races on the International Cycling Union (UCI) Professional Continental
tour, competing in major professional cycling races around the
world, including the Amgen Tour of California where the team garnered a total of
3 podium appearances in 2014, a historic best for the unique pro-cycling squad.
In addition to participating in athletic competitions, Team Novo Nordisk is very
active in the diabetes community. By sharing their stories with others, the athletes
hope to inspire people affected by diabetes.
Visit Team Novo Nordisk’s website.