Davide Magnini conquers another peak, winning for the first time the Vertical Kilometer Crepa Neigra. The local has crossed the finish line of the stage valid for the Vertical Kilometer World Circuit, fighting with the friend and enemy Nadir Maguet, ranked second and preceding the Slovenian Nejc Kuhar, a real Val di Fassa – and podium – addicted, as he already step on it six time in the latest eight years. Among women, the Swiss Victoria Kreuzer is the queen of the competition, followed by the young Swedish Lina El Kott Helander and the Catalan Laura Orgué.
The second competition of the three challenges of the DoloMyths Run has seen the presence of more than two hundred athletes, specialists of the discipline as well as skyrunners training for Sunday’s competition. At 9.00 am the various groups started warming up close to the start, in Ciasates, between Alba and Canazei, and one hour and half later, the top athletes approached the starting line. The group was headed by Davide Magnini and Michele Boscacci until the beginning of the steps, then Nadir Maguet conquered the second place, following Magnini. At the end of the forest, Magnini pushed further and Maguet was not able to keep up with the leader, so the athlete of Team Salomon conquered the peak in 32’35”, one minute and one second distance from the record of Götsch of 2016, followed by Maguet of La Sportiva Team at 32 seconds, and the Slovenian and Salomon Team member Nejc Kuhar with 34’08” on a path he knows really good. Fourth place for another La Sportiva athlete, Hannes Perkmann (34’22”), followed by the Slovenian of Team Dynafit Luka Kovacic (34’27”) and the Italian of Team Scott Manuel Da Col (34’32”). In the top ten we also find Camille Caparros, the Swedish Petter Engdahl, Simone Eydallin and the Swiss Martin Anthamatten, husband of the queen of the competition.
For what women concerns, the Finnish Susanna Saapunki (La Sportiva) headed the group since the beginning until half of the ascent, when Victoria Kreuzer (Team Salomon) conquered the head of the group and kept it until the finish line. The three athletes running after Victoria Kreuzer, the Swedish Lina El Kott Helander (Gore Merrell), the Catalan Laura Orgué (Team Salomon) and Saapunki were close to another, fighting for the medals. The Swiss athlete won the competition in 38’46”, one minute and seven seconds distance from last year’s record Axelle Mollaret, followed by the Swedish El Kott Helander at one minute and 13 seconds, preceding Orgué for 24 seconds. Fourth place for Saapunki, fifth place for the protagonist of Sunday’s competition, the American Hillary Gerardi (Scarpa), followed by the Swiss Elise Chabbey and Sanna El Kott Helander, Lina’s sister, thus the French Mallaurie Mattana, and the two Italian girls, Stephanie Jimenez and Paola Gelpi.