NewsRacing 20 July 2018

Kristoff and Extreme RR graze Tour de France win in Valence

Northwave’s European Champion finished second in the Grande Boucle’s stage 13

Alexander Kristoff and his Northwave Extreme RR stepped on the podium of Tour de France’s stage 13 (Bourg d’Oisans - Valence, 169,5 Km), grazing his first win in the Grande Boucle’s 2018 edition, on Friday July 20th.

The European Champion took advantage by the XFrame® patented technology of the Extreme RR shoes in the bunch sprint, crossing finish line in Valence in second place, preceded by World Champion Peter Sagan after an exciting head to head.

Local hero Arnaud Demare completed the day’s podium, whilst Welsh Geraint Thomas maintained the yellow jersey. Norwegian Kristoff - who will have two more sprint opportunities at the Tour de France, on Thursday July 26th in Pau and Sunday July 29th in the traditional iconic finish in Paris-Champs Elysées - occupies the second place in the Points Classification behind Peter Sagan.

Another Northwave’s rider, Italian Andrea Pasqualon (Wanty-Groupe Gobert) entered the day’s top-10, finishing eighth, whilst his teammate Guillaume Martin sits in second in the Youth Classification, 1’58” behind leader Pierre Latour, in view of the upcoming stages on the Massif Central.

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