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Pavla Havlikova and Northwave opened the new year with a brilliant overall success, conquered at EKZ Cross Tour, a prestigious Swiss cyclocross challenge. Saturday January 2nd, in the last of fifth round, in Meilen, the 32-year-old from Czech consolidated the overall leadership, placing second in the Elite Women Race behind Italian Eva Lechner (Luna Chix Pro Team). The Austrian youngster Nadja Heigl (Focus XC Team) completed the day's podium.

 

Equipped with Extreme Tech MTB Plus, the MRM-Avalon rider, winner of three rounds, totalized 460 points, whilst Sina Frei (348 points) and Nicole Koller (318 points) occupied the second and third spot in the final podium, respectively.

Selle Italia-Guerciotti's youngster Gioele Bertolini, equipped by the Italian brand with new Extreme XC, finished sixth in the Men's race dominated by Francis Mourey (FDJ), winner of the overall standings.