Team Type 1-Sanofi General Manager Vassili Davidenko said the team’s return to Canada in 2012 is a good chance to increase the season’s total number of victories.
Team Type 1-Sanofi riders Fabio Calabria and Joe Eldridge, who both have type 1 diabetes and must monitor their blood glucose continuously and periodically take insulin or eat carbohydrates to manage the disease, will be on the squad and at the front at the Tour de Beauce.
“To have two type 1 riders racing together in a squad is a great for our ability to make contact with the diabetes community in and around Quebec. A stage race is a chance to win every day, and at Team Type 1-Sanofi we will be out in force on the roads of Quebec to show that with the right technoloy, a healthy diet, plenty of exercise and good control, diabetes is no obstacle to an extraordinary life,” Southerland said.
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