Ski touring: the Italians win the day and Axelle Gachet-Mollaret wins bronze at Arêches-Beaufort

Ski touring: the Italians win the day and Axelle Gachet-Mollaret wins bronze at Arêches-Beaufort

Destinations

Arêches-Beaufort is a village resort located 20 km from Albertville, which offers all the traditional charm of Savoy: made up of typical chalets in stone and wood, it is the ideal destination to spend an authentic and intimate stay in the heart of ‘unspoiled nature.
Here, ski touring is not reserved for an elite, anyone can explore this sumptuous seal skin domain, thanks to the permanent La Trace routes.
An area that the athletes of this 35th edition had the opportunity to discover, even if given the context, it was played behind closed doors and was reserved for athletes belonging to National Federations.
Riders representing Switzerland, Italy, Germany, Spain, Austria, Poland, Slovakia, Belgium, Bulgaria, Andorra and Sweden took the start.
This Friday morning at 8 am, 76 international runners representing 13 nationalities took the start of this 35th edition, which hosted the World Long Distance Team Championship.

3,500 meters of positive elevation changes

24 male pairs and 14 female pairs competed on a very engaged course of some 3,500 meters of positive elevation, in difficult weather conditions (snow and fog).
Italy won widely on the podiums with the victory of Michele Boscacci and Davide Magnini in men in 3:28:25, and that of Alba Silvestro and Giulia Murada for women in 4:15:08.
On the French side, Axelle Gachet-Mollaret, the reigning world champion individual race and Vertical Race, won the bronze medal with her teammate Lorna Bonnel, in 4:20:28.
In the men’s category, Alexis Sevennec and Samuel Equy took 6th place in the standings in 3:41:02. The children of the country, Xavier Gachet and William Bon Mardion take 8th place with a time of 3:44:49.
The Coupe de France Jeune was played on a course of 1,800 meters of vertical drop. It was won by Alexis Chesney and Vadim Druelle in the men in 1:36:22, and by Margot Ravinel and Périne Gindre in the women in 1:53:11.