The Vertical Run change format but Magnini wins
In female field Victoria Kreuzer grants the encore


The Dolomyths Vertical Kilometer change format t but the owner is always the same. The 22-year-old from Vermiglio Davide Magnini twelve months after his first victory on the Neigra Crepa grants the encore even in the twelfth edition of the Val di Fassa ascent-only competition which was disputed for the first time in the individual start time trial formula. Absolute victory with a time of 32’ 54”, 19 seconds higher than that recorded in 2018 and 1 minute and 20 higher than the record that had registered the South Tyrol Philip Goetsch in 2016. Same winner of last year even with females, at the end of a race held in the traditional mass start formula.The first to reach the goal of “Spiz di Crepa Neigra” after 2400 meters of development and 100 meters in altitude was the 30-year-old Swiss Victoria Kreuzer, who beat the opponents stopping the clock on time 39’12” higher than the primacy of Axelle Mollarete of 2017 (37’39”). Extraordinary day for the second act of the Trentino event “DoloMyths Run” of Val di Fassa with 200 runners representing 24 nations for the ascent-only competition which included the departure from Alba di Canazei at 1465 meters and the arrival at Spiz di Crepa Neigra at 2465 meters. At the finish line, with beautiful view on Gran Vernel and Marmolada the vinner Magnini closed with the time of 32’54”, preceding the Swiss Remì Bonnet by only 11 seconds; then on the third step of the podium was Hannes Perkmann from Appiano of Dynafit team at 1 minute and 8 seconds.Excellent performance even for Manuel Da Col, only 23 seconds from the podium, while another of the favourites, the “trentino” Patrick Facchini from Roncone ended in fifth place with the time of 34’53” (1’58” from the winner). Following in the ranking the Maroccan Elhousine Elazzaoui, the French Yoann Caillot and the young Mattia Sostizzo ski mountaineer who made a great time winning the junior category: eighth absolute. Peremptory the affirmation in the female field of Victoria Kreuzer of the Adidas team, capable of preceding the “bresciana” from Temu’ , Valentina Belotti by 1’23”, then on the third steap of the podium we find the Finnish Susanna Saapunki at 3’09” from the winner. Follow off the podium the Swiss Amelie Bertschy, the “lombarda” Corinna Ghirardi, the “laziale” Raffaella Tempesta, therefore the “fiammese” already winner of four editions of this competition (seventh), the Spanish Silvia Lara and the home atlet, Giorgia Felicetti the “fassana” from Campitello. For the two junior rankings in the men’s field victory of Matteo Sostizzo, followed by the Greek Konsta Paradeisopoulus and from the “valdostano”Michel Flatres. In female’s field Irma Chiavazza from Torino was imposed before the other “piemontese” Elisa Tron. High altitude race festival continues tomorrow (Saturday 20 July) in Piazza Marconi in Canazei with the Mini Skyrace, reserved for under 16s, with different departures and routes based on age: 490 meters for baby, 1490 meters for boys. 3080 meters for studens. Start at 10.30. At 18.00 presentation and briefing for skyrace partecipants in piazza Marconi in Canazei. Spectacular presentation of the queen race that will start on Sunday morning at 8.30.