Three SRAM athletes were rewarded for their consistency in the world's toughest cyclocross race series, the prestigious Telenet® UCI® World Cup.
Sophie de Boer (Breepark.nl) secured her Elite Women’s World Cup title in Fiuggi, Italy. Other podiums included her season opening win at CrossVegas, podiums at Valkenburg, Namur, as well as top tens at Jingle Cross, Zeven, Zolder, and Hoogerheide. The soft-spoken Dutch rider is a favorite for the podium at the upcoming World Championships in Luxembourg. Get an up-close peek at Sophie's cross bike here.
Ellen Noble (Aspire Racing) was simply the best U23 rider of the 2016-2017 World Cup. Noble’s best season ever was capped by several U23 wins, including Jingle Cross and CrossVegas, plus top tens at Zeven, and Fuiggi. Check out Ellen’s bike profile here. The avid reader from Easthampton, MA, noted the World Championships as her ultimate goal.
Wout van Aert (Crelan-Charles Team) was the model of consistency. Wout finished first or second in every World Cup, and established an insurmountable points lead well before the calendar wrapped. The Belgian skipped the final in Hoogerheide to nurse a nagging knee injury ahead of the World Championships. While van Aert has switched to the Crelan-Charles Team for 2017, his componentry remains the same, including SRAM RED eTap HRD (hydraulic road disc) brakes. Wout also rides the Zipp Service Course SL (42cm) handlebars, SL Speed Carbon stem (120mm), Service Course SL seatpost (20mm offset), and his favorite Zipp 303 Firecrest Tubular Disc-brake wheels. Learn more about Wout's new machine at Zipp.com.
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