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Challenge between Kilian and Roux in Martell for the penultimate act of the World Cup ski touring

Matteo Eydallin al 4 Trofeo Marmotta della Val Martello

Just a few days at the start of the 5th edition of the Marmot Trophy, the penultimate round of World Cup ski on Sunday March 25 in Martell, in Alto Adige - Südtirol.'' The President of ASV Hammer, Georg Altstätter, Provincial Councillor Josef Noggler and Vice President of the South Tyrolean FISI Silvano Maranelli presented at the new headquarters in Bolzano Salewa the event'' and the latest news.

C'' is very satisfying, both for having obtained for the second consecutive time the inclusion of Marmot Trophy in the category of World Cup races, both for the large number of participants arrive until today, over 220, and surely destined to rise in the last hours.

technical staff these days is making the route safe, renovated than last year, made even more beautiful, attractive and technical, of course, without sparing the scenic views that the 360-degree views of the Trophy Marmot offer. ; Altstätter stressed the great work of volunteers, not only of Martell, but also the nearby Val Venosta.

Regarding competition, the top seeds of the World Cup are all there, starting with the two leaders Kilian Jornet Burgada and Laetitia Roux, but obviously the underdogs can not forget the home champion, l ' Manfred Reichegger South Tyrol, fresh from a victory at the Pierra Menta paired with Lorenzo Holzknecht, who now will be as an opponent to beat.

The new route discovered by Egon Eberhöfer and his staff has expanded to 15 km, with 1750 meters of altitude. Now the race is more nervous, the competitors after an initial climb after the start will have to remove skins and ski crampons and deal with a climbing structure in the first fragment, but it will be short with a deceptive first ascent, a prelude to a the next long climb of 843 meters in altitude, interspersed with a new contract with the crampons. Then it's time to throw down, a true "dive" with 800 meters downhill on virgin snow (the last snow of a few days ago got another 40 cm of snow white) in less than 4 km. The third ascent, and last we can say - because that is just placed before the "choreographed" with 15 meters to deal with the skin - is interrupted by a segment to be addressed in order mountaineering, leading the three technical sections. Not even joking the last run, 727 meters in negative in just over 2 km, capable of making a difference for the more daring, however, that fatigue in the body of a significant difference.

Women and juniors will compete on uneven and short lengths, but only metaphorically, however, because the path to "light" requires 10.5 km, well 1260 meters in altitude. Marmot is the 5th Trophy Cup race for the Cadets: for younger Hammer offers the ASV 7.25 km and 950 meters in altitude. Trophy Marmot number 5 on Sunday 25 March also included in the Cup of the Dolomites in South Tyrol Cup alpine skiing and Austria Ski Tour Cup and thus open doors, and are already very many, and amateurs. In addition, it will be the final stage of World Cup youth and, again, the new generations of champions will be more aggressive than ever on the slopes of the Stelvio National Park. The blue Faifer Junior Luke is currently second in general and try to snatch the top of the German Palzer, while the world champion of individual vertical and 2011 (the cadets) Federico Nicolini could certainly have their say, so Cazzanelli like Alessandra, currently third in the overall Junior Women.

Sunday the weather forecast is favorable, probably not regaleranno an exceptional situation as in 2011, it will be sunny, but this time with a few clouds. Do not forget that between Saturday and Sunday comes into daylight saving time , the departure of youth categories is expected at 9.00, 9.20 to snap the international elite, at 9.25 the other categories.

The provincial committee is insisting very Bolzano at the FIS level to ensure all South Tyrol'' a real landmark for the World Cup Alpine skiing. It'''' a company is not easy because in all likelihood to Italy in 2013 it will be a single stage. Sopo Marmot Trophy on Sunday we will meet at the circus Blatind Artic Race of Tromso in Norway for '' Final Act provided for the calendar World Cup Alpine skiing.