NewsRacing 22 October 2018

Northwave flies on track: three victories in World Cup’s opener

In Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines (France), Extreme RR one-two in the Omnium race with Kirsten Wild and Letizia Paternoster. Macey Stewart wins the Team Pursuit with Australia, Julie Leth first in the Madison race with Dideriksen

The 2018/19 UCI Track World Cup has gotten off in the best of ways for the Northwave athletes. In the opening round in Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, France (October 19-21), the riders equipped with Northwave Extreme RR shoes claimed three victories (Women’s Omnium, Women’s Team Pursuit and Women’s Madison).

Omnium World and European Champion Kirsten Wild confirmed her magic moment in the specialty, conquering the first World Cup stage. With 125 points, the Dutch athlete preceded another Northwave rider, Italian Letizia Paternoster (116), as Brit Neah Evans (109) completed the podium.

In the team events, Northwave took the top spot of the podium with Macey Stewart, winner in the Team Pursuit with Australia, and Dane Julie Leth, first in the Madison race together her teammate Amelie Dideriksen. Stewart and herteammates preceded New Zealand in the final round, whilst Letizia Paternoster’s Italy grabbed the bronze medal ahead of Lisa Brennauer’s Germany. In the Madison, Leth and Dideriksen took the gold medal, preceding Great Britain’s Evans and Key and the Australian pair formed by Northwave’s Macey Stewart and her teammate Georgia Baker.

In addition, Northwave stepped on the podium in the Men’s Team Pursuit with Italian Filippo Ganna, bronze along with his teammates Michele Scartezzini, Liam Bertazzo and Francesco Lamon, with the new National Record, 3’53”.153, as the Danish quartet conquered the gold medal with Great Britain in second place.

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