NewsRacing 25 August 2017

Northwave’s Fiesta at the Vuelta: Mohoric breaks the ice in Cuenca!

Team UAE Emirates’ 22-year-old athlete claimed first World Tour win in Vuelta a España stage 7 with Northwave Extreme RR. Kreuziger wins at PRO Ötztaler 5500

Northwave conquered its first stage win in the 72nd Vuelta a España thanks to Team UAE Emirates’ Matej Mohoric, on Friday August 25th. The 22-year-old Slovenian, equipped with Extreme RR shoes, preceded on the finish line of stage 7 (Llìria - Cuenca 207 Km) Pole Pawel Poljanski and Spain’s José Joaquìn Rojas, claiming his first career World Tour win.

Mohoric successfully converted a breakaway attempt started in the early phases of the race, riding solo over the last 8 Km. In Alto de Castillo’s downhill, the former U23 and JR World Champion moved away from Poljanski, Rojas and Belgian Thomas De Gendt, whilst Chris Froome entered over 8 minutes later but did enough to maintain the overall leadership.

"It's incredible. It's been a long time since last big win, Mohoric said. - I've always worked hard, and given my best, but it feels great to get a victory again."

The athlete from Kranj brought to the top step of the podium Extreme RR (Road Race), the most performing road model ever produced by Northwave: a new design, a stiffer sole and, above all, the revolutionary XFrame® patented technology, finally eliminating for good the long-time issue of most of riders: the points of pressure of the upper on the foot.

What makes Extreme RR a game changer is the combination of such ultra-soft and comfortable materials with a redesigned closure that sets new benchmarks in terms of fit uniformity around the entire foot.

Roman Kreuziger (ORICA-Scott) took the first edition of the hardest one-day race in World cycling, the PRO Ötztaler 5500, with start and finish in Sölden (Austria), characterized by a 5000-meter overall altitude. The 31-year-old Czech rider with his Northwave Extreme RR preceded Slovenian Simon Spilak and Italian Giulio Ciccone, launching the decisive attack on the final ramps of the Timmelsjoch Pass.

Andrea Pasqualon clinched third in Tour du Poitou Charentes’ final stage (Roumaziéres-Loubert - Poitiers 157,8 Km), in France. The 29-year-old rider of Wanty-Groupe Gobert, team entirely equipped with Northwave Extreme RR shoes and Extreme Air socks, was preceded by Marc Sarreau and Elia Viviani, as Dane Mads Pedersen conquered the overall success in the 31st edition of the French race.

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