VERBIER 2015 – Fourth day: Kilian Jornet, the King

In the individual race, the Catalan was flying solo. The Italians took both silver and bronze thanks to Robert Antonioli and Mattéo Eydallin. Maude Mathys from Switzerland regains her  form and wins silver. The World Championships in Verbier, Val de Bagnes continue in  style.  The  conditions  are  perfect thanks to beautiful sunshine and great snow. Killian Jornet untouchable World Champion…

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INFRONT AND ISMF EXTEND AGREEMENT ON WORLD CUP RACES AND CHAMPS UNTIL 2021

ZUG (Switzerland) – Infront Sports & Media, a Wanda Sports company, and the ISMF have extended their media and marketing agreement for the 2016-2021 ISMF Individual, Sprint and Vertical World Cup and the ISMF World and Continental Championships. Coverage of all events The leading international sports marketing company Infront will continue to produce and distribute the 5×15 minute magazine highlight programmes…

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Last weekend the International Youth Camp was held in Bad Reichenhall

Last weekend another very successful International Youth Camp was held in Bad Reichenhall, Germany organised by the German and Austrian federations with cooperation from the ISMF and other partners such as Dynafit, Pieps and Riap Sport, as well as assistance from German Army Mountain Guides and the Police Mountain Guides. Although snow conditions were not ideal, there was enough to…

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VERBIER 2015-Fifth day: The Swiss pick up 2 medals thanks to Rémi Bonnet and Julien Ançaya

Junior Rémi Bonnet has both talent and determination. In his own words: “I’ve come to the World Championships in Verbier to take home two gold medals.” After his success on  Sunday  in  the Vertical Race, he also won the individual race, which took place with the magnificent backdrop of the Six Blanc. Valaisan Julien Ançay finished in 2nd place in…

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Matheo Jacquemoud won the Vertical Race

Matheo Jacquemoud won the Vertical Race. In the women’s category the overwhelmingly powerful Laetitia Roux won. Among the Juniors victory went to Federico Nicolini yesterday and of the women Giulia Compagnoni won. In the Espoir categories victory went to Anton Palzer and Axelle Mollaret. A spectacular race took place this morning at Verbier, an unusual Vertical Race (in ascent only)…

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Kilian Jornet Burgada and Laetitia Roux win the Vertical World Cup at Mondolè Ski-Alp | ISMF SKI EVENTS

The three-day competition of the ISMF World Cup final circuit, at the Mondolè Ski facility is playing out under the bright sun in a natural setting of incredible beauty. At the Vertical Race start line were some of the best specialists, many of them had taken part in the Pierra Menta (first stage of the long distance circuit).  The fact…

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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