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Sella Ronda Ski Marathon 17th, 1000 at the helmets away from Corvara

Sellaronda Skimarathon 2011

The Sella Ronda Ski Marathon is an event that has shaped the history of ski mountaineering, and not only Italian, an unusual race in every sense, overly long, with a challenging climb, at night, and this largely on track. The departure
edition number 17 of 10th February will be in Corvara in Alta Badia. Every year the four charming resort of Corvara (BZ), Arabba (BL), Canazei (TN) and Selva Gardena (BZ) alternate the duty and the honor to organize the departure and arrival.

Oswald Santin, President of the organizing committee, took the reins and the inheritance of the race invented dall'indimenticato Diego Perathoner, one of four "angels" of the Fassa Valley mountain rescue experts in an avalanche Dec. 26 to two years ago. The situation today is the perfect race track, ensures Santin, and the temperatures keep the snow in excellent condition. For next week, also, the cold should give up a little 'grip and the feast of the Sella Ronda Ski Marathon will once again be great.

The president of the organizing committee does not deny its satisfaction by browsing what is taking shape as the final starting order: "In January we closed enrollment to 500 pairs, continue to get requests for participation and this can only please us, it means that our competition is increasingly popular. In addition, there are already some 'names that are a guarantee of performance. "The president of the organization team of the famous ski mountaineering in the night, this year starting from Corvara (BZ) in Val Badia, is obviously referring to the two pairs Guido Giacomelli - Lunger Hansjörg and Peter Lanfranchi - Florent Troillet, which in the last hours have confirmed their participation in the "Ronda" around the Sella massif of the Dolomites. The couple

Giacomelli-Lunger has brought home three editions of the Sella Ronda Ski Marathon (2007, 2008 and 2010) and holds the course record, set four years ago in 3h15'07 "when, just as this year, the arrival was in Corvara. Both Giacomelli Lunger (2005 edition also victorious in pairs with Alberto Gerardini) have a different prize list with precious gold in the relay of the World 2006 (together also Reichegger and Brunod), silver in the team race in the World 2008 , through a long distance world title (2008) and two European gold in 2005 reached the Valtellina Giacomelli. Needless to say that the duo Lombard-South Tyrol will aim to enrich his collection of trophies for both right in what is almost a test of the house. However, along the 42 km Ladin land across the provinces of Bolzano, Trento and Belluno, the first couple of opponents will be the Giacomelli-Lunger orobico Lanfranchi and the Swiss World Champion 2010 Troillet. "For me it is both an honor and a concern siding alongside Florent in the Sella Ronda Ski Marathon," said Alper ski the SC Val Gandino. "The race thirty know it well, having run four times. My best result was sixth place alongside Daniele Pedrini. What can I say ... It's a competition that I like, but that should be taken with a grain of salt. "And here the reference is directed to 2700 meters in altitude to deal with the faceplate on the helmet up and down the four Dolomite passes of Campolongo, Pordoi, Sella and Gardena.

Among the many members of the race on February 10 should not forget the couple Graziano Boscacci - Daniele Pedrini, second place for them last year and again on the podium of the Sella Ronda Ski Marathon in past years in different formations. Boscacci also managed to climb the first rung in 2001 with Ivan Murada, in the same year in which the two won the Cup of Italy skiing.

Of the 500 couples admitted at the start of the Sella Ronda Ski Marathon 2012 Friday, February 10 at 18:00 the next snap over 80 foreign couples from Austria and Germany for the most part, but also from Poland, Slovenia, Switzerland, Spain, Czech Republic , Canada and Denmark. An international success that the "creation" of the late Diego Perathoner collecting year after year with ever greater. And among the many ski

​​Alper armed with skis and skins of Corvara in that, next week we will present two well-known exponents of the blue background of today and yesterday, namely Trentino Cristian Zorzi and Di Biagio Abruzzo Santo, who will pair respectively with the helper-countrymen, and Raphael Frederic Redolf.