NewsRacing 20 May 2017

Fagerhaug and Extreme XC, golden debut in XCO World Cup

The 19-year-old Norwegian and Northwave enjoyed success in Nove Mesto in the U23 category. Spitz and Indergand on the podium in the Women Elite race

Petter Fagerhaug and Northwave Extreme XC dominated the Mountain Bike Cross Country World Cup opening round among Under 23, in Nove Mesto na Morave (Czech Republic).

In the morning of Saturday May 20th, the 19-year-old Norwegian athlete shone in the U23 Men’s category, preceding Latvian Martins Blums and Dane Sebastian Fini Carstensen, by 35 and 40 seconds respectively. In addition, Italian Gioele Bertolini, equipped with Extreme XC shoes, Skeleton gloves and Extreme Tech Plus socks, placed fifth after a solid performance.

A good day continued for Northwave with the Women Elite race. Behind World Champion Annika Langvad, two Northwave riders - German Sabine Spitz (Wiawis Bikes Pro Team) and Swiss Linda Indergand (Focus XC Team) - finished in second and third place. Two more bikers equipped with Extreme XC entered the day’s top-10 in World Cup’s round 1, German Helen Grobert (Cannondale Factory Racing) and Magyar Barbara Benko (Focus XC Team), seventh and ninth respectively on the finish line.

Tomorrow, Sunday May 21st, Northwave will be represented in the weekend’s main event, the Men’s Elite race, by strong contenders such as Maxime Marotte (Cannondale Factory Racing), Florian Vogel (Focus XC Team), Matthias Fluckiger (Radon XC Team), Manuel Fumic (Cannondale Factory Racing) and Fabian Giger (Kross Racing Team).

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