Cycling, Gran Fondo World Championships in Trento: Longo wins again

Cycling, Gran Fondo World Championships in Trento: Longo wins again
Cycling, Gran Fondo World Championships in Trento: Longo wins again
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Great show with over 2000 cyclists from 60 countries. The 63-year-old French champion marked an era of women’s cycling: eight World Championships. Sunday the highlight with Granfondo and Mediofondo

The show in Trento of the UCI Gran Fondo World Championships continues, thanks to the synergy between APT Trento Monte Bondone and Trento Eventi Sport and the organizational responsibility of Maurizio Evangelista: an appointment with over 2000 cyclists from 60 nations, who brought back the spirit of the memorable Europeans to Trento 2021 cycling championships won by Sonny Colbrelli.

The stopwatch On Thursday there were the time trials with 561 athletes at the start over the distance of 19.6 km. “Being here and participating in a World Cup is first of all a reason to meet again, to be together once again to ride a bike, all together”: text and music by Jeannie Longo, one who has won eight elite World Championships and who at Trento won yet another in the amateur category, age group 60-64 years. She turns up her nose in front of the time of 29’55 “(” I wanted to finish under the first 28 “, she says), but the smile is that of someone who is having a beautiful day, and above all of someone who is right where she wants to be . Among the athletes who in the two sessions, morning and afternoon, paraded down the starting ramp of the Albere were also representatives of Mongolia, who took advantage of the Italian trip to introduce Trento to a newborn of a few months.

Italy The first two titles for Italy also arrived in Trento: the Marches Giampaolo Busbani (category 45-49 years) and the Romagna Maria Cristina Prati (55-59 years). But the most beautiful message is the one launched by Arthur Duncan, who arrived in Trento directly from South Africa with a record already in his pocket, that of the oldest competitor at the start, at 87 years old. In his age category (85-89) there is only him. At the end of the chronometer the time is 48’32 “, but that’s enough:” I gave everything I had, and it was wonderful. What makes me proud is to have made it, still, at my age, to have succeeded for myself. I hope to be an inspiration for many “

The relay Friday meeting with Team Relay, the team relay that compared 22 national teams in teams of four, engaged on a ring of about 2 km around the Le Albere district. To win the test was Slovenia 1 formed by Laura Simenc, Hren Ales, Dean Bratus and Bogsa Uros; silver for Germany 1, bronze for Belgium 2.

The highlight Today the most awaited of the collateral events, the Charly Gaul time trial powered by Sportler on Monte Bondone, also open to athletes not qualified for the world championship. Starting at 6pm, the registered runners will tackle at sunset the ascent of the famous slope from Sardagna to Vason (13.6 km with 1048 meters of altitude), celebrating the legend of the great Luxembourg champion and also the tradition carried on in the past by “La Legendary Charly Gaul ”.

Sunday The grand finale of the world championship in Trentino will arrive on Sunday, when at 10 am the over 1,600 participants in the Granfondo (143.8 km, 3900 vertical meters) and Mediofondo (86.8 km, 2218 meters) will start from the Le Albere district. difference in altitude): also in this case, the absolute protagonist will be Monte Bondone, which the participants in the Granfondo will have to climb from two different sides – first from Aldeno and then from Sopramonte – and finally a third time up to the Candriai turning point, when only 13 km will separate them from the finish

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September 17, 2022 (change September 17, 2022 | 18:07)

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