Equipped by Northwave, Team UAE Emirates’ rookie in the spotlight on the Flemish cobblestones. Sixth place for Backaert
Team UAE Emirates’ Simone Consonni showed himself as one of the best 2017 rookies, claiming a prestigious third place in Driedaagse De Panne-Koksijde’s opening stage, 205 Km from De Panne to Zottegem, on Tuesday March 28th.
Equipped with Northwave Extreme shoes, the Italian youngster crossed the finish line behind Philippe Gilbert and Luke Durbridge, after a tough stage characterized by classic Flemish cobblestones such as Leberg, Berendries and Kapelmuur. In addition, another Northwave’s rider equipped with Extreme shoes and Extreme Light Pro socks, Wanty-Groupe Gobert’s Frederik Backaert, finished sixth.
Consonni is now third overall, 43” behind leader Philippe Gilbert. Sixth place for Backaert, +1’06”.