The moment of truth in the 2016/2017 cyclocross season has come. In Bieles (Luxembourg), the best of the cyclocross international movement will take part in the World Championships, on Saturday January 28th and Sunday 29th. Northwave will be lining up at the start of the U23 race with ambitions thanks to the 21-year-old Italian National Champion Gioele Bertolini, who will take on the action with with Extreme XC shoes, Skeleton gloves and Extreme Tech Plus socks.
Winner of the World Cup opening round in Valkenburg (Netherlands), Bertolini finished overall fourth, despite missing the final stage in Hoogerheide (Netherlands) due to illness. The Italian rider will be supported by teammates Jakob Dorigoni and Antonio Folcarelli, both riding with Northwave Extreme XC shoes and Skeleton gloves.
Swiss Simon Zahner and Czech Pavla Havlikova will represent Northwave in the Elite races, men and women respectively, whilst Italian Nicole Fede, Dane Malene Degn and Czech Nikola Noskova will take part in the Women U23 race. In addition, Lorenzo Calloni will be at the start of the Men Junior race.
The Worlds programme will start on Saturday January 28th with the Junior Men’s race (11,00), followed by the U23 Women (13,00) and Elite Women (15,00) events, whilst on Sunday January 29th U23 Men (11,00) and Elite Men (15,00) will compete.
NORTHWAVE EXTREME XC
Extreme XC are the Northwave top-range shoes dedicated at the off-road. The model, characterized by the Hyperlight XC sole - developed by Northwave in cooperation with Michelin Technical Soles and realized in unidirectional carbon fiber 100% - debuted in the 2017 season with the new wonderful Yellow Fluo livery.
The sole’s sculptures are realized through the innovative Dual Layers Compound Technology, atom-by-atom bonded softer and harder compounds to increase flexibility, stability and adherence: the first provides maximum flexibility, acting like an independent suspension, while the second is tougher and more resistant, for improved traction and endurance.
The Hyperlight XC sole matches with the upper, realized with the Northwave Biomap technology, appreciated by off-road superstars.