The Individual and Sprint races will be staged the next weekend in Albosaggia, Valtellina.
In spite of the poor snow conditions in many places throughout the alpine range, thanks to the huge organisational effort not only were the races confirmed, but also for the Individual event on Saturday the best of world ski mountaineering will compete on a World Cup-grade itinerary. Indeed, the race designers of Polisportiva Albosaggia, coordinated by Graziano Boscacci and Massimo Murad managed to draw a technical, athletically challenging and high-impact ring. The start and finish line at Campei will be crossed on foot. The athletes will measure themselves on a ring featuring 1750 m in positive altitude difference, 5 uphill stretches, 5 downhill slopes, 11 set-up changes, open ridges and spectacular downhill showdowns. The women and junior men races will include 4 uphill stretches and as many downhill slopes (1315 D+ 1315 D-), while the junior women will have to face 3 uphill stretches and 3 downhill slopes (990 D+ 990 D-)
On Sunday national team athletes will be transferred to Caspoggio for the Sprint race scheduled at the Zenith-Centro della Montagna amphitheatre. At the end of the second test it will be time for the official prize giving ceremony.
In order to better promote the event, the Organising Committee will broadcast the race live on a mega-screen in Piazza Garibaldi, Sondrio.
This way those who cannot attend directly along the slopes will have a chance to follow the whole event.
Again on Saturday at 6 pm, in the heart of the main city of Valtellina a delegation of athletes will present a spectacular video showing the day’s highlights. Among the confirmed participants, Michele Boscacci and other ski mountaineering champions.