JDRF, the type 1 diabetes charityDavid Lozano, from Team Novo Nordisk

David Lozano, from Team Novo Nordisk

David Lozano grew up near Barcelona, on the cusp of the Prelitoral mountain range. This rugged and hilly landscape was the ideal location for the young David to become the cycling powerhouse he is today.

David had been cycling professionally for two years when he was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. He had put recent weight loss and increased fatigue down to hard training.

Upon his diagnosis his contract with his cyclocross team was cancelled. David connected with Team Novo Nordisk soon after his diagnosis and made the switch from cyclocross mountain biking to road racing. Team Novo Nordisk demonstrated to him that type 1 need not hold you back.

'Type 1 diabetes is always with me, but it doesn't stop me from doing the things I like to do or from living the way I want.'

'Other cyclists don't let us pass in front just because we have diabetes. We are all competing to win.'