No rain delay in Czech for national champs.


Northwave closed with a bang the weekend of the Cyclocross National Championships, conquering two prestigious titles in Italy and Belgium, on Sunday January 11th. In Pezze di Greco (Southern Italy), Cannondale Factory's Marco Aurelio Fontana raised his arms on the finishing line after a spectacular solo action, whilst Sunweb – Napoleon Games' Klaas Vantornout earned the Belgian-flag jersey success in Erpe-Mere (Belgium) with an attack in the last lap, beating the fierce competition in the Country with arguably the greatest cyclocross tradition in the World.



The Italian athlete, equipped with Extreme Tech MTB Plus Camo, conquered his 6th National Champion jersey in his career, preceding another athlete sponsored by Northwave, Bryan Falaschi (Selle Italia-Guerciotti), whilst Daniele Braidot (Forestale) completed the day's podium. Vantornout preceded Tom Meeusen (Telenet-Fidea) and youngster Wout Van Aert (Vastgoedservice), second and third respectively.

On Sunday, 2010 MTB XC World Champion Juan Antonio Hermida claimed a third place at Spanish National Championships behind winner Aitor Hernandez (Specialized-Ermua) and Javier Ruiz de Larrinaga (MMR Spiuk). Yesterday, Saturday January 10th, Telenet-Fidea's Pavla Havlikova placed third at the Czech National Championships, in the Woman Elite Race won by Katerina Nash (Team Luna Chix).