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Tomorrow morning at Les Diablerets, Switzerland, the fourth leg World Cup Circuit will start

Tomorrow morning at Les Diablerets, Switzerland, the fourth leg of the Scarpa ISMF World Cup Circuit will start. Two trials are programmed: The Individual Race and the Vertical Race. It will be the last trial for the Juniors.

At 9 am tomorrow morning at Les Diablerets the curtain will go up on the fourth stage of the World Cup, the Individual Race, which will decide the winners of the speciality for the 2014 season for the Espoir and Junior categories, is programmed. Sunday morning will be the turn of the Vertical trial; this trial for the Espoir and Junior categories is also the last of the season.

With regard to the Junior categories the Spaniard Oriol Cardona Coll and the Italian Giulia Compagnoni are at the top of the overall classification (provisional) for the speciality Individual Race. The Spaniard with 230 points is 30 points ahead of the Swiss Rémi Bonnet. Compagnoni, on the other hand, has only a 20 point margin over her teammate Alba De Silvestro. Nicolini Federico and Sophie Mollard are on the third step of the provisional podium. 

In the Espoir category of the same speciality Anton Palzer and Axelle Mollaret are in the lead. Nadir Maquet is second while Léo Viret is third. Of the women, behind Axelle Mollaret we find Jennifer Fiechter and Marta Garcia Farres.

In the World Cup Vertical Race Anton Palzer and Axelle Mollaret still dominate the Espoirs. Of the men in second and third place, are, respectively, Steven Girard and Nadir Maquet. Jennifer Fiechter and Marta Garcia Farres confirm the second and third positions in this speciality too. 

Of the Juniors Federico Nicolini and Alba De Silvestro lead the classification. Rémi Bonnet and Oriol Cardona Col are in second and third place. In the women's division Giulia Compagnoni is second, while Sophie Mollard is third.

In the Senior categories Kilian Jornet Burgada and Laetitia Roux will have to defend the first places tomorrow. No apparent problems are forecast for the French woman in maintaining the lead ahead of Sophie Dusautoir Bertrand from Andorra and Axelle Mollaret. Whereas of the men it looks as if there will be a battle between the Spaniard Kilian, Robert Antonioli and William Bon Mardion, in second and third positions respectively of the provisional Individual Race classification.

The Swiss weekend sees the opening ceremony programmed for this evening at 5 pm, while the technical briefing of the trial is scheduled for tomorrow at 18.15. Both races will start at 9 am on Saturday and Sunday.

The route of the Individual trial, prepared by Bertrand Croisier, is composed of four climbs and four downhill runs for a total altitude gain of about 1,748 metres. The Senior and Espoir women and the Juniors will be confronted with an altitude gain of about 1,661 metres while the Junior girls' category will be faced with a route of 1,140 metres of altitude gain.

 


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