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Massimo Brignolo
Massimo Brignolo

The Army team wins an epic Mezzalama Trophy but without the four thousand

La squadra dell'Esercito vince un Trofeo Mezzalama senza i quattromila
Michele Boscacci, Robert Antonioli and Matteo Eydallin, Alpini of the Army Sports Center of Aosta, established themselves in the 22nd edition of the legendary Mezzalama Trophy.
At 5.30 this morning from Breuil-Cervinia, the classic glacier of the Val d''Aosta got underway, put at risk by the climatic conditions. Decided yesterday, due to the presence of imposing snow cover due to the rainfall of the previous days, to reduce the route avoiding the ascent to Castore, the strong wind (gusts near the 100 km / h at the Quintino Sella Refuge were recorded ) forced the organizers to cancel the ascents to the Naso del Castore and the Roccia della Scoperta and to define a new route that was extremely technical and made selective by weather conditions and very high altitude temperatures. On the finish line in Gressoney, the team from the Army Sports Center made up of the fourth consecutive year, made up of Matteo Eydallin (the fifth personal success, record for the event), Michele Boscacci (third center) and the winner of the Coppa del World of Ski Mountaineering Robert Antonioli who confirmed the prediction by closing in first place with a time of 4 hours 45'30 ". The ATK team, with the Italian WIlliam Boffelli and the Swiss Werner Marti and Martin Anthamatten, finished second with a gap of 2'51 "after recovering at least two minutes in the second part of the race after passing through the Quintino Sella Refuge with 5 minutes of second place. The Austrian-Catalan team composed of Killian Jornet Burgade, Jakob Hermann and Armin Hoefl ranked third at 3'51 ". In the women's field, came the predicted victory of the Italian-French team formed by the alpina Alba De Silvestro and Axelle Mollaret and Lorna Bonnel who crossed the finish line after 5 hours 59'43 "ahead of the young Giulia Murada, Mara Martini and Ilaria Veronesi, second in the Mezzalama Trophy debut.