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Sellaronda Skimarathon 2015
21 march 2015
  • The men’s race saw the first two teams come in first equal with Lenzi-Palzer and Boscacci-Holzknecht crossing the finishing line together.
  • Among the women the winners were Francesca Martinelli and Corinna Ghirardi. Both records were broken, 3:04’40” for the men and 3:52’05” for the women.

At 6 pm sharp on Friday, the 1,200 participants of the 20th edition of the Sellaronda Skimarathon shot out of Selva like a cannon ball over the 42 km and 2.800 meters of vertical height gain around the Sella Group. At the front the top skiers were lead by the great favourite leading up to the event, Tadei Pivk from Tarvisio, winner and record-man of last year’s edition together with the legend of ski-mountaineering and skyrunning, the Catalan Kilian Jornet Burgada. Among their tougher opponents the Italian-German couple Damiano Lenzi and Anton Palzer, Pietro Lanfranchi (Pivk’s winning partner last year and record holder) with his new partner Werner Marti, the team Boscacci-Holzknecht and Beccari-Trettel. In the female race, the absolute favourites leading up to the event were the athletes from Valtellina who have won the Sellaronda a number of times: Francesca Martinelli and Roberta Pedranzini. Pedranzini came down with the flu at the last minute, and forced her team mate to set off with Corinne Ghiardi instead. This, on the other hand, guaranteed some excitement, increasing the possibility of success for the other female teams: Michaela Essl-Victoria Kreuzer and Martina Valmassoi-Elena Nicolini.
With a beautiful sun set in the background and the red tinted rock faces of the Sella Group, the participants first of all tackled the 4 km and 758 m vertical height gain up to the Gardena Pass, the most difficult in terms of vertical height gain, passing by Dantercepies. Three teams among the favourites leading up to the event, as was predictable, took the command during this first phase.
The sharpest of them all, up the steep slopes leading to the Gardena Pass, was Michele Boscacci, behind him his team mate Lorenzo Holzknecht, then Damiano Lenzi, Anton Palzer, Kilian Jornet Burgada and Tadei Pivk. Passing by the change-over point in Corvara, where as always, a large audience encouraged the competitors during their transit,

  the teams began tackling Campolongo Pass with its 545 m vertical height gain, the one with the softest gradient.
Even during this section the situation never changed, and the six athletes continued with the same rhythm. Once the centre of Arabba was reached, the athletes tackled the 634 meters of vertical height gain which separate the bottom of the valley with the top of Pordoi Pass at an altitude of 2.239. After the change-over point on top of the pass the Sellaronda athletes dove into the itinerary’s longest descent which after 795 m of drop ended into the center of Canazei, in Val di Fassa. From here the last ascent of the race began, 730 meter of vertical height gain to reach the Sella Pass. The leaders climbed up at an impressive rate, Kilian and Pivk were left slightly behind while the group ahead which was lead by Lenzi, Palzer, Boscacci and Holzknecht. At the change-over point above the Sella pass the four athletes in front reached Piazza Nives in the heart of Selva in Val Gardena, acclaimed by the hundreds of ski-mountaineering enthusiasts standing behind the barriers, and they all decided to cross the finishing line together. The stop-watch marked 3:04’40” thus establishing a new course record.
The female race saw the unusual partnership Martinelli-Ghirardi take the lead of the race, behind them the two athletes from the Italian national team, Martina Valmassoi and Elena Nicolini, and just behind them the team Michaela Essl-Victoria Kreuzer and Raffaella Rossi with Laura Besseghini.
Martinelli-Ghirardi tackled the passes which surround the Sella massif with a constant and incisive rhythm, gaining precious minutes on the followers. At the last change-over on the Sella pass Martinelli-Ghirardi had an advantage of around four minutes over the team Valmassoi-Nicolini. In third position Michaela Essl-Victoria Kreuzer, Martinelli-Ghirardi down the last descent made a perfect trajectory crossing the finish line with the time of 3:52’05”, which represents a female record.
Martina Valmassoi and Elena confirmed second place with 3:56’00”. The podium was completed by the team Michaela Essl-Victoria Kreuzer who crossed the finish line in the town of Selva, Val Gardena, in third place.

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