NewsRacing 25 June 2017

Extreme XC shines at XCM Worlds: Spitz silver, Geismayr bronze

Northwave nabs two medals at the Marathon World Championships in Singen (Germany), grazing win both in the men's category and in the women's race

Northwave grabbed two medals at the Mountain Bike Marathon World Championships, in Singen (Germany), on Sunday June 25th: Sabine Spitz (Germany) and Daniel Geismayr (Austria) claimed with Extreme XC respectively the silver medal in the women’s category and the bronze in the men’s race, after remaining in contention for the biggest goal through the whole contest.

In the women’s race, the Northwave’s German crossed the finish line behind winner Annika Langvad (Denmark), whilst Gunn-Rita Dahle (Norway) took the bronze preceding another biker equipped with Extreme XC shoes, the UCI Cross Country #1, and defending Champion, Jolanda Neff (Switzerland).

Like the women’s challenge, the men’s race was marked by uncertainty: Alpentour Trophy’s winner Geismayr finished third as Alban Lakata (Austria) clinched victory ahead of the defending champion Tiago Ferreira (Portugal) in a three-man sprint. The trio moved on the attack in the second part of the race, preceding by 2:43 the chasing group led by Jaroslav Kulhavy (Czech Republic), fourth ahead of Mathieu Van der Poel (Netherlands).

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