Northwave takes the first rainbow jersey at the 2018 Track World Championships in Apeldoorn (Netherlands). Italy’s Ganna and Consonni qualified for the bronze final in Team Pursuit with the new National Record
The first day of the UCI Track World Championships is history, and so is first rainbow jersey conquered by Northwave in Apeldoorn (Netherlands) thanks to local hero Kirsten Wild, who grabbed the gold medal in the Scratch race, on Wednesday February 28th.
The 35-year-old Dutch rider mastered one of the more unpredictable races in the Worlds programme, attacking the field with 6 laps remaining, taking advantage of the XFrame® patented technology of her Northwave Extreme RR. Offering the maximum power transfer on the pedals, the Northwave top-range road shoes provided ideal support to the Wiggle High5 rider in a race suited to her sprinter’s skills.
Wild crossed the finish line solo, preceding Belgian Julien D’Hoore and Dane Amelie Dideriksen, whilst two more Northwave’s riders, Brit Katie Archibald and defending champion Italian Rachele Barbieri - Wild’s teammates at Team Wiggle High5 - finished sixth and ninth respectively.
In the meantime, Northwave’s Filippo Ganna and Simone Consonni helped the Italian quartet to qualify for the bronze final in the Team Pursuit, scheduled today, Thursday March 1st, against Germany. In the semi-final against Denmark, the Italian riders clocked in 3’54”.884, new Team Pursuit National Record.