Cannondale Factory Racing’s 30-year-old athlete clinched fifth in Mont-Sainte-Anne (Canada) with Northwave Extreme XC
Maxime Marotte (Cannondale Factory Racing) has successfully defended the second overall place in the Mountain Bike Cross Country World Cup after the round 5 staged in Mont-Sainte-Anne (Canada), on Sunday August 6th. Equipped by Northwave with Extreme XC shoes, the 30-year-old French National Champion finished fifth in the Canadian event, crossing the finish line 1:06 behind the season’s dominator Nino Schurter, overall winner with one round remaining.
Behind the Olympic and World Champion, Stephane Tempier placed second preceding the surprising Gerhard Kerschbaumer. Three more Northwave bikers – Marotte’s teammate Manuel Fumic, Matthias Flueckiger (Radon XC Team) and Reto Indergand (BMC) – entered the day’s top-10, sixth, seventh and tenth respectively.
In the overall standings, Schurter has an outstanding 1250 points as a result of 5 wins in a row, preceding Marotte (700), Tempier (650) and David Valero (637).
In the Elite Women category, Linda Indergand (Focus XC International), equipped with Northwave Extreme XC and Extreme Tech Plus socks, retained the second overall placing tenth in the race won by Yana Belomoina, overall winner with one stage remaining. French Pauline Ferrand Prevot was runner-up ahead of the local favourite Catherine Pendrel, whilst Northwave’s Tanja Zakelj (Unior Tools) and Alessandra Keller (Radon XC Team) placed seventh and ninth respectively.