The French dominated the ISMF Scarpa Individual World Cup race in Valle Aurina,
with wins in the senior category by Laetitia Roux and Matheo Jacuemoud
The course of the SkiAlpRace Ahrntal followed the classic route the heighest part
of the race reaching the summit of Henne (2,472m). The four ascents and descents
were technically challenging, and in certain steep sectors racers were required
to proceed on foot with skis attached to their rucksacks, and the option of using
a fixed cord. The senior female athletes followed a slightly shorter routes than
their male team mates with 1,075m of vertical rise over a total of 10km.
The Race - William Bon Mardion and Matheo Jacequemoud of france pulled out into
the lead straight away, proving their worth after taking third and second place
in yesterda?s Vertical race. Kilian Jornet Burgada, winner of the Vertical came in
third. Bon Mardion and Jornet played cat and mouse with each other for a while
until William?s kamikaze descent allowed him to clearly overtake Kilian. Jacquemoud
claimed not only a double win after yesterday?s Espoir win, today he claimed both
the Senior and Espoir title in 1:42?29.5, Bon Mardion arrived 21.3 seconds later
followed by Jornet Burgada( +1?41.5). Four Italians ranked within the top ten.
Laetitia Roux pulled off another win today with a time of 1:52?50.8. A delighted
Mireia Miro Varela came in second (+1?21.2), after worrying about her form and not
having taken part in yesterday?s Vertical. Italy?s Gloriana Pellissier once again
claimed third place (+4?42.6)
Matheo Jacquemoud: «A fantastic but challenging race, especially the
sections on foot and the descents, which were fairly decisieve. I didn?t really
feel tired after yesterday?s race as I?m on good form and have been training hard,
my physique is used to 2 consecutive days physical challenge. I?m really happy about
the win today after yesterday?s second place».
Kilian Jornet Burgada: «Matheo and William wree amazing during the
ascents, they managed to gain the necessary lead that I wasn?t able to make it up.
On the third ascent I though I was going to catch Bon Mardion but his descent was
too good, and I got left behind».
Laetitia Roux: «A long and difficult race, which I manged to interpret
well, winning again today. I feel asif I?m on really good form physically and this
helps also at a psychological level. Two wins in two races ? that?s what I call
a perfect weekend!»
Mireia Miro Varela: «More than anything, I took part in this race to
try and guage how I was feeling, how I react tot he racing environment, after
suffering a bit of a crisis recently. Now I feel good and this second place has
given me a lot of enouragement».
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