Team Type 1 - SANOFI rider Laszlo Bodrogi stormed to a fifth place finish at the season-ending Paris-Tours race on Sunday in what was the team’s last race in Europe for the 2011 season.
Team Type 1 - SANOFI general manager Vassili Davidenko said Bodrogi’s finish was a fitting cap to a long season of racing.
“Laszlo has been going strong all year, and he has been in his best form of the season in September and October after riding for France at the World Championships in the time trial,” he said. “Today he and Rubens raced their bikes very strongly against a top field of riders. We’re extremely happy and looking forward to continued success in France and around the world in 2012.”
Team Type 1 - SANOFI founder and CEO Phil Southerland said the team’s final race in Europe is an indicator of how the 2012 season will look.
“We’ve worked hard this year to build on our strengths, moving up a division and expanding our roster and schedule to include some of the toughest racing in the world,” Southerland said. “It is our mission to spread a message of hope for people affected by diabetes, and by competing at Paris-Tours in France we are effectively demonstrating the power of what good diabetes control can lead to.”