Matteo Tanel opens winning the Rollerski Trentino Mini Tour: the triumph over Bondone keeps everything open
The World Cup ski finals begin with lots of blue smiles, waiting for Friday's sprint in Trento.Matteo Tanel, in the middle of the race for the absolute crystal ball, took the victory in the first round of the Rollerski Trentino Mini Tour, or the 5 km classic technique uphill race, staged on Monte Bondone.
The Trentino preceded the Romanian Paul Pepene and the other blue Luca Curti, respectively 7 "5 and 18" 8, but the best news of the day is related to the results of the direct rivals for the CdM, with the Swedish Gustafsson only 15th and the Norwegian Andresen 22nd; placings that lead Tanel to the top of the general classification on the eve of the last three seasonal events, from the Trento sprint to the two races in Val di Fiemme, to try to crown the dream in front of the home crowd, Sunday at Cermis.
Among the women, the usual Linn Soemskar, in front of the Russian Chernousova and the other Swedish Olsson, made the classic 2.5 km; first blue in the 8th place Lisa Bolzan, distanced 48 by the winner, with Anna Bolzan 11th at 1''18 ".
Among the juniors, on the other hand, Laura Mortagna, who thanks to the 3rd place in the race won by the Ukrainian Kovalova, who preceded her by 24 "(in the middle the Russian Potapova), started at the top World Cup general classification. The tests of Elisa Sordello and Maria Gismondi, fourth and fifth respectively, were also positive, with Giulia Cozzi ninth and Alba Mortagna 11th. Among the boys, finally, the splendid success of Riccardo Masiero on the 2.5 km in classic, with the 2001 blue that cut the Norwegian Korsaeth by 4 seconds and of 13 the Swedish Ekberg. Andrea Gartner's 5th place was also good, ahead of Gianmarco Gatti (7th) and Giovanni Lorenzetti (8th), with Alberto Tognetti 13th.