Axelle Gachet-Mollaret (FRA) and Rémi Bonnet (SUI) gave an encore and won the last Vertical race of the 2021/22 season. Their success is worth double since they also took the victory of the Vertical Specialty Cup, thanks to the points got in today’s competition.
Lausanne, 7 April 2022 – As regards the youth categories, the triumph of the day was for the U23 athletes Lisa Moreschini (ITA) and Aurélien Gay (SUI), while among U20s for Thibe Deseyn and Thomas Bussard, both of Switzerland.
24 hours far from the Individual race, around 150 athletes representing 16 countries competed in the uphill-only event with the start in the Flaine ski resort and the finish at 2128 m at the top of the Tête des Verds chairlift, after overcoming 520 m of vertical gain on the Almandine slope. To make the race even tougher, there were difficult weather conditions with strong winds that put a strain on the athletes and the organising committee.
On the Senior women’s podium of the day, the French racer Axelle Gachet-Mollaret finished first, followed by Marcela Vasinova (CZE) and the compatriot Emily Harrop. On the men’s side, Rémi Bonnet got the better of the Italian competitor Federico Nicolini and the Frenchman Thibault Anselmet. Among U23s, the female podium was all Italian with Lisa Moreschini in first position, Samantha Bertolina and Katia Mascherona taking the second and third place respectively. As for the U23 men, Aurélien Gay (SUI) crossed the finish line first, ahead of the Austrian racer Paul Verbnjak and the Italian colleague Sebastien Guichardaz. There was a tight race also in the U20 categories with Thibe Deseyn (SUI) winning over Manuela Pedrana (ITA) and Caroline Ulrich (SUI), and Thomas Bussard (SUI) over Anselme Damevin (FRA) and Robin Bussard (SUI).
After this second race, the Senior athletes will have a rest day tomorrow, while the U20s will compete in the Sprint race in the late afternoon.
WÜRTH MODYF ISMF WORLD CUP 2021/22 – VERTICAL SPECIALTY CUP – FINAL RANKING
Senior Women: 1. Axelle Gachet-Mollaret (FRA) p. 290; 2. Emily Harrop (FRA) p. 222; 3. Sarah Dreier (AUT) p. 202.
Senior Men: 1. Rémi Bonnet (SUI) p. 300; 2. Werner Marti (SUI) p. 223; 3. Federico Nicolini (ITA) p. 206.
U23 Women: 1. Samantha Bertolina (ITA) p. 290; 2. Katia Mascherona (ITA) p. 252; 3. Perrine Gindre (FRA) p. 244.
U23 Men: 1. Paul Verbnjak (AUT) p. 290; 2. Aurélien Gay (SUI) p. 280; 3. Matteo Sostizzo (ITA) p. 235.
U20 Women: 1. Caroline Ulrich (SUI) p. 252; 2. Grace Staberg (USA) p. 200; 3. Noemi Junod (ITA) p. 190.
U20 Men: 1. Thomas Bussard (SUI) p. 300; 2. Robin Bussard (SUI) p. 261; 3. Anselme Damevin (FRA) p. 252.
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