THE ISMF FORUM IN MILAN WARMS UP THE SEASON

MILAN, Italy – The mountains on the horizon, the next season ready to kick off. We are in Milan, in the italian Coni sport association headquarter for the autumn ISMF Forum. Three days to work, set up and tailor the last details of a challenging season. We will go through many topics. From the calendar, to the new ranking system connecting…

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Armando Mariotta was reelected as President

Today the Ismf concluded with the voting for the new board and management committee. Armando Mariotta, was reelected as President,  new members of the board are Marco Mosso, from the Italian federation, and Leo Condrau, from CAS. Other new additions are Johannes Schmid, from Dav, Pierre Dupont, FFME, Jaume Esteve,  Fam being voted on to the management committee. Roberto Cavallo…

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La Grande Course into the ISMF calendar

It’s with great satisfaction that we have the honour of announcing some very good news to all ski mountaineering enthusiasts. Yesterday at the ISMF Plenary Assembly in Stockholm, the member federations voted unanimously in favour of integrating the races of the so called La  Grande Course, into the ISMF calendar, as the Long Distance Team events for  the  2014/15 ISMF…

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WORLD CHAMPS ARE ON AIR: DAMIANO LENZI AND LAETITIA ROUX GRAB GOLD IN THE INDIVIDUAL

TAMBRE (Italy), 24th February 2017 – Clouds and a grey sky did not prevent the athletes to grab the first shining medals of the 2017 ISMF world Champs. Damiano Lenzi, from Italy and Laetitia Roux from France were the best athletes on course on what turned out to be a very technical world Champs opening. Kilian Jornet Burgada, Spain,and Maude Mathys, Swiss, took silver, while…

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In the women race Laetitia Roux completed her comeback over Jennifer Fiechter. After several seasons the Valtellina Orobie is back among the great worldwide ski mountaineering events as second appointment of the 2016 ISMF World Cup. The 30th edition featured an unusual start and finish to be crossed on foot. The athletes of the individual event have had to prove their worth on a track with 1750 m of positive altitude difference, 5 uphill stretches, 5 slopes, 11 set-up changes, open ridges and spectacular downhill chase-downs. The little snow that fell so far this winter had made these parts all the more athletically challenging. On his home mountains Michele Boscacci has attempted since the very start to win the race; he lived the dream and gave hope to his fans for three quarters of the race, before Kilian Jornet caught up and got the better of him. After a spectacular head-to-head, the two came together at the finish line in Campelli, a few kilometres from Albosaggia. The winner was declared by photo finish and then using the chip. Jornet finished the race in 1h, 35’28”609, Boscacci in 1h 35’28”690. Anton Palzer, the first among the Espoir, came third in 1h 35’56”, followed by a steadily and progressively growing Robert Antonioli. The top ten also included Xavier Gachet (FRA), Valentin Favre (FRA), Mathéo Jacquemoud (FRA), Martin Anthamatten (SUI), Matteo Eydallin and Alexis Sevennec (FRA). The women – and junior men – race comprised 4 uphill and as many downhill stretches (1315 D+ 1315D-). As for the women the French Laetitia Roux got her first success. The queen of ski mountaineering was restored to her throne ending the race first in 1h 42’30” before her Swiss rival Jennifer Fiechter - 1h 44’59” – and the Swede Emelie Forsberg – 1h 46’51”. Worth reporting is that Forsberg lost the second place after a time penalty: incorrect position of her skis in the bag. The Spaniard Claudia Galicia finished fourth before the azzurra Katia Tomatis; then, Valentine (France), Martina Valmassoi (Italy), Mireia Mirò and Marta Garcia (Spain) and the young – and first among the Espoir – Alba De Silvestro (Italy). In the Junior race Italy conquered the first two spots with Davide Magnini e Giulia Compagnoni; after 3 uphill and 3 downhill stretches (990 D+ 990 D-), the podium was completed by Lena Bonnel (France) and the local favourite Giulia Murada. As regards the men podium, the French Samuel Equy finished second and Nicolò Canclini won the bronze medal. Tomorrow the World Cup circus will be back on track at the Centro Sportivo Caspoggio with the Sprint event. Photo Gallery HD https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0Bxbuxds-oXM6aENMQ0FIa3E3U2c&usp=sharing Online on ISMF website : http://ismf-ski.org/www/content/races-result?id=152 All the ISMF World Cup rankings are online on http://ismf-ski.org/ismf2011/rankings.php