The Mountain Bike season started under a lucky star for Northwave, with the remarkable results achieved at the Cyprus Sunshine Cup by Anne Terpstra, Barbara Benko and Sabine Spitz. In the 2017 season, the Italian brand based in Onigo di Pederobba (Treviso, Northern Italy) strengthened its position in the offroad branch, becoming main sponsor of Internazionali d’Italia Series, the most important Mountain Bike circuit in Italy.
Internazionali d’Italia Series calendar features five international races. The challenge organized by CM Outdoor Events will be opened in Verona on Saturday March 4th, followed by Milan-La Montagnetta (March 12th), Montichiari-Trofeo Delcar (April 2nd), Nalles-Marlene Südtirol Sunshine Race (April 9th) and Courmayeur (June 3rd), with a number of MTB XC stars expected at the start.
In addition, Northwave realized the exclusive jerseys for the leaders of the six classifications: six colourful graphics inspired to a dynamic and racing spirit, in line with the taste of the mountain bike world and the tradition of Northwave. Blue will be the color for elite men leader, green for Under 23 men, red for junior men, fuchsia for elite women, purple for Under 23 women, light blue for junior women.
The jerseys of the “Performance 2” line, reserved to men’s categories - characterized by raw-cut cuffs with dotted gripper to ensure an excellent fit, the main fabric with microscopic pores that provide great breathablility and elasticity, and reflective inserts that ensure greater visibility in low-light conditions - were made in Italy in the atelier of Northwave Custom Project, the special programme dedicated to custom apparel. The women’s GC leaders jerseys belong to the “Pro Jersey Woman”, whose ultra-soft Skinlight main fabric offers superb comfort to the athletes.
“The consistent growth of the Mountain Bike movement in Italy is for everyone to see, also in media visibility terms - Northwave founder and owner Gianni Piva explained - and we are proud to announce the agreement with Internazionali d'Italia Series, a partnership we pursued with great determination, as we believe in this very promising project”.