Two years ago, Team Novo Nordisk took the risk to create a team of all diabetic riders to educate, empower and inspire people afflicted with the disease. At the Tour of Denmark they were given a warm welcome in the home of their sponsor.
The challenges of racing with Type 1 diabetes are real, but the riders showed they can still mix it up with the best while also fulfilling their duties for their sponsors. Riders like Chris Williams prove that Type 1 diabetes doesn't preclude a career in sports.
Novo Nordisk renewed its sponsorship with the team, assuring its existence through 2017.