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On Saturday morning the second stage of the ISMF WC Scarpa circuit is going to start in Andorra

The programme includes two events: Individual Race and Vertical Race.  

The snow in Andorra is in perfect condition and the Font Blanca organisation apparatus is ready to host the eleven national teams about to compete next Saturday and Sunday between Arcalís and Arnisal for the second stage of the ISMF World Cup Scarpa circuit.
The first delegations made their arrival in the Principality of Andorra on Thursday morning to better survey the race circuit drawn by alpine guide Carlo Ferrari, technical manager for the Andorran Federation.
The individual race is to take place in the Ordino Arcalís amphitheatre. Senior athletes will have to face an 1844-meter positive height gain spread over five ascents, while for the Senior Women and Junior Men races the gain will be 1515 meters. The positive height gain for female Junior athletes will be 1087 meters. The race circuit includes three very technical and quite challenging stretches the athletes will have to cover on foot with their skis on their back. The first two are somewhere along the third ascent, whereas the third will be at the end of the last descent towards the finish line.
The Sunday morning programme will take place in Arinsal, a few kilometres above La Massana. The Vertical Race for the main categories will feature a positive height gain of 730 meters and 465 meters for the younger categories.
11 National Teams are to compete on the Andorra snow: besides the host and local Andorran selection, Austria, Canada, Spain, France, Italy, Germany, Norway, Switzerland, Sweden and the United States will also compete. The athletes participating in the Individual and Vertical races (Senior - Junior) are 117, 35 women and 82 men. The World Cup event programme will also include a race event valid for the Andorran Cup and the Spanish Cup.
As regards the event programme, it will officially start this afternoon at 6 pm with the opening ceremony in the main square of Ordino. The Senior Men Individual Race is scheduled to start at 9.30, while Senior Women and Junior Boys will follow at 10.20; at 10:50 it will be the turn of Junior Girls.
On Sunday morning, too, the race will start at different times depending on the category: 9:30 for Junior Women, 10.00 for Junior Men, then 10.20 for Senior Women. Finally, at 10.40 it will be the turn of the Senior Men category.
The starting line-up for both races includes the best athletes in this sport, from Anton Palzer (GER), Xavier Gachet (FRA), William Bon Mardion (FRA), Kilian Jornet Burgada (ESP), Matteo Eydallin (ITA), Robert Antonioli (ITA), Marc Pinsach Rubirola (ESP), Didier Blanc (FRA), Damiano Lenzi (ITA), Martin Anthamatten (SUI), Matheo Jacquemoud (FRA), and Werner Marti (SUI).
Among the women, French athlete Laetitia Roux will have to confirm her brilliant start of the season against Vittoria Kreuzer (SUI), Axelle Mollaret (FRA), Claudia Galicia Cotrina (ESP), Valentine Fabre (FRA) and Jennifer Fiechter (SUI). 

 


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