With the second place in Pineto (Central Italy), the 23-year-old Northwave athlete took the overall lead in view of the last round in Chies d’Alpago (Northern Italy), and wore the blue leader’s jersey designed by Northwave Custom Project
“The goal was the overall jersey, and I achieved it", a smiling Gioele Bertolini said on the finish line of the Aprutium Race, Internazionali d’Italia Series stage 3 in Pineto (Teramo, Central Italy), the most important Cross Country circuit in Italy, supported by Northwave as Main Partner and Official Jersey Supplier.
Equipped with Northwave Ghost XC shoes, the Team Focus Selle Italia’s 25-year-old rider claimed the second place in the Open Men race, 4 seconds behind the winner, Italian National Champion Gerhard Kerschbaumer. After an exciting comeback in the final lap, U23 European Champion Bertolini managed to take over the Internazionali d’Italia Series’ overall jersey, designed by Northwave Custom Project, stripping it from Estonian Martin Loo, third on the finish line.
Bertolini leads the overall standings with 81 points, ahead of Martin Loo (77) and his teammate Andrea Tiberi (64), sixth in Pineto with Northwave Ghost XC, in view of Internazionali d’Italia Series’ final showdown Alpago Bike Funtastic, scheduled on Saturday June 30th in Lamosano di Chies d’Alpago (Belluno, Northern Italy).