Lenzi & Eydallin, and Pont Combe & Fiechter, winning the first ISMF Long Distance Team World Cup

After four days of sun and crowds, the 30th edition of the Pierra Menta in Areches-Beaufort has come to an end, with Damiano Lenzi & Matteo Eydallin, Italy and Severine Pomt Combe & Jennifer Fiechter, Switzerland winning the first ISMF Long Distance Team World Cup. The Italians, overall winners of the race, lost the final leg to the French team…

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ISMF OVERALL WORLD CUP – 2016/2017 SEASON

LAUSANNE, 10th April 2017 – The 2017 Ismf world cup season concluded this weekend in Val d’Aran Spain. After a winter of competitions frequently challenged by adverse snow and weather conditions, the final event under sunny skies on spring snow was appreciated by everyone. Robert Antonioli, Italy was rewarded after his consistent performances in all the skimo specialties, by being crowned…

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Mondole’ Ski-Alp, Kilian Jornet and Jennifer Fiechter have won the final Individual Race

Kilian Jornet and Jennifer Fiechter won the final individual race of the ISMF World Cup circuit. Transalpine Laetitia Roux should have won the women’s race but was penalised lap time for a material problem. At the Mondolé Ski facility competitors were timed over a 20km trail – a twice repeated loop with eight climbs, eight descents and 20 changes. Women…

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WE GO UP AND DOWN: SKIMO NEEDS DOUBLE PROTECTION: A BRAND NEW HELMET TO DEBUT IN ISMF WORLD CUP

MILAN, 2nd January 2017 – The idea is simple: because Ski mountaineering activity implies ascent and descent, athletes need double protection. ISMF decided to put a further focus on safety on slopes and races. And head comes always first: for 2016 – 2017 season, the Federation requires helmets complying with two different standards, the mountaineering one and the alpine skiing…

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Roux and Rottmoser win the Scarpa ISMF World Cup Marmotta Trophy Sprint Race

In Val Martello among the Juniors Giulia Compagnoni and Thomas Corthay finished in the lead. Nadir Maguet and Marta Garcia Farres won for the Espoir category. Sunday morning, the Sprint Race for the Scarpa ISMF World Cup took place at the Biathlon centre of Martello (Bolzano – Italia). The Organising Committee prepared a very challenging and technical racecourse, which made…

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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