The rain at the finishing line, the snow, the fog and the low visibility at high altitude made this second leg of Millet Tour du Rutor Extrême intense and hard-fought. In spite of the fatigue accumulated from the first leg, the athletes competed at a high speed, offering strong emotions to the many supporters who hiked up to follow the most exciting parts of the race. Marco Camandona and its staff were able to propose a suggestive itinerary in the Arp-Vieille area with 4 uphills (2200 D+) and downhills that were even more challenging given the condition of the snow.
The leaders Michele Boscacci – Matteo Eydallin won also this leg in 2h32’03″. Second place again for the Swiss Remi Bonnet – Martin Anthamatten in 2h34’18. Third place for the French Bon Mardion – Gachet (5’53” from the winners).
Again, no big surprises for the women’s race with the second victory of Axelle Mollaret – Laetitia Roux (3h18’30”) who are now leading the rank with 9’53” of advantage on the Swiss Jennifer Fiechter – Séverine Pont Combe who today ended up second in 3h21’45”. Third place for the Italians Elena Nicolini – Laura Besseghini (3h24’33”).
Juniors’ and Cadets’ race:
Intense and hard-fought also the race of the young with a switch at the top of the rank among the juniors. Simon Bellabouvier – Samuel Equy won today with an advantage of 1’12” on Davide Magnini – Nicolò Canclini. Third place confirmed for Fabio Pettinà – Enrico Loss. Among the girls second victory for Melanie Ploner – Giorgia Felicetti who preceded Elisa Pedrolini – Alessia Re and Silvia Rivero – Martina Sirigu.
With regards to the Cadets Sébastien e Fabien Guichardaz won again, delighting their numerous supporters, preceding Giovanni Rossi – Marcello Muscetti abd Alessandro Gadola – Federico Gusmeroli. Among the girls the French Marie Borriglione – Justine Tonso won.