NEWS RACING 22 febbraio 19

Tour of Oman’s overall win for Lutsenko and Northwave Extreme Pro

After the winning streak of the Kazakh Champion, Astana is the best team of 2019 season with 10 wins and 26 podium spots so far

Tour of Oman’s sixth and final stage - 135,5 Km da Al Mouj Muscat a Matrah Corniche - sealed the overall win of Alexey Lutsenko, the 26-year-old rider of Astana Pro Team - World Tour squad entirely supplied with Northwave Extreme Pro shoes.

Lutsenko’s success was never in discussion: the Kazakh Champion claimed the second final win in a row in Oman, dominating the race from start to finish. Astana’s rider grabbed three stage wins, including the queen stage on Green Mountain’s finish line. In addition, Northwave celebrated in the Arabian Peninsula Alexander Kristoff (UAE Team Emirates) first seasonal success, in the opening stage in Suhar Corniche. All in all, the Italian company claimed four wins at 2019 Tour of Oman.

On Thursday February 21st, Northwave Extreme Pro stepped on the podium in Tour of Oman’s final stage with Davide Ballerini (Astana), third on the finish line behind fellow Italians Giacomo Nizzolo and Sonny Colbrelli.

In the GC, Lutsenko preceded Domenico Pozzovivo (+0:44) and Jesus Herrada (+0:47), while topping the Points Classification as well (45 points), ahead of Sonny Colbrelli (32) and Dimension Data’s Ryan Gibbons (23).

Thanks to Lutsenko’s winning streak in Oman, Astana arose as the best team of 2019 season, with 10 wins and 26 podium spots so far, shaping a superb start of season for Extreme Pro, the Northwave shoes characterized by the XFrame2® patented technology, offering the maximum power transmission on pedals also thanks to the top-performing Powershape® Carbon 15 outsole.