That Sunday for the blue skiroll: double victory for Lisa Bolzan and Laura Mortagna, Tanel will play the World Cup
The penultimate stage in the land of Russia gives the Italian national team much satisfaction at the end.A Khanty Mansiysk, the blue skiroll salutes two victories of great prestige in the World Cup appointment that precedes the grand finale, scheduled for mid-September right at home, with the Val di Fiemme to host the great event.
Just in the shadow of Cermis, Matteo Tanel will play the absolute crystal ball: the Trentino champion has in fact approached the top of the classification further after a free technique mass start on the 20 km, which led him to the step lower than the podium, folded in the sprint only by the Russian Anisimov and the great Norwegian rival Andresen.
With Francesco Becchis who finished in fifth place, Jacopo Giardina in ninth while Emanuele Becchis fell by now within the last km before playing for the sprint, Tanel can exult because the distance from the top is now only 10 points , since the Swedish Gustafsson finished 6th and is also hunted by the same Andresen.
It was a super Sunday for Italy thanks also and above all to women: in the 14 km senior mass, Lisa Bolzan burned all in the sprint, overtaking the Russian Shapovalova and the Slovakian Prochazkova, who had dominated the trials of the days previous. Anna Bolzan's 7th place was also excellent.
Among the juniors, the great encore, with Laura Mortagna taking the first success of her very young career in the World Cup; for the 16 year old Venetian woman, fresh from the first podium obtained in the prologue last Thursday, the volatona where she rejected the Russian assault Popova and Bolshakova was decisive.
Finally the junior men, with the resounding poker of successes in as many days completed by the Swedish Ekberg, able to dominate even the 20 km mass, once again in the sprint and in front of the beauty of nine Russians, including Markov and Prokopiev got on the podium . Azzurri who placed only Gianmarco Gatti in 13th place, but with regrets for a crash in the final stages of the race.
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