June 13

TRAIL WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS 2017: ROCHE AND HERNANDO WIN INDIVIDUALS. TEAM GOLDS TO FRANCE WOMEN AND SPAIN MEN.

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The third trail world championships by IAU-ITRA held at BadiaPrataglia have seen yet another duel between Spain and France. Luis Alberto Hernando of Spain and Adeline Roche of France raced to victory at the 2017 Trail World Championships in Badia Prataglia, Italy, on Saturday JUne 10th.

With their wins over the 50km course through the Sasso Fratino Forest, both Hernando and Roche also led their respective teams to the top of the podium in the team competition, whereas Cristofer Clemente and Amandine Ferrato added silver individual medals, while  the silver by french male team confirmed France at the top over the bronze by Spain´s women.

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TRAIL WORLD CHAMPHIONSHIPS 2017: RACE REPORT

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Spain vs France dual at the top again: While the gauls took a clean sweep in 2015 at Annecy with all four gold medals, and also led clearly at Peneda Geres, the event at Tuscany so the spaniards come very close to victory. Both teams took four medals, two golds per each and it were the two silvers by the french versus silver and bronze for the rivales that made the difference.

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In the men’s race, Hernando took the home the gold medal in 4:23:31. He was followed by his teammate Cristofer Clemente who clocked 4:24:31. Cedric Fleureton of France finished in the bronze medal spot running 4:28:03.  Hernando was always in the mix and he knew these trails pretty well. But he did not go off to an early start race and left it to the Andy Wacker of the US and Fleureton to set the early pace.

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Finland’s Henri Ansio made his move about one-third into the race and started featuring in second place during the middle sections. He managed to hold on to ultimately finish fourth. Clemente ran a calculated event making his move in the last sections of the course to move past Fleureton to take silver. Daniel Garcia came home in fifth to guarantee Spain the team gold medal.

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In the women’s race, Roche clocked 5:00:44 to secure the win. Amandine Ferrato, also of France, finished second followed by Italy’s Silvia Rampazzo running 5:00:47 and 5:11:07 respectively. Roche, Dutchwoman Ragna Debats and Ladia Albertson of the US were the early leaders. As the trails got steeper both on the ascents and descents, Roche increased her lead with Ferrato and Rampazzo moving into podium positions. Debats moved down one spot from her bronze medal finish last year while Nathalie Mauclair of France finished fifth to secure team gold for France.

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In the men’s team competition, Spain finished first in 13:17:32. They were followed by France in 13:43:06 to take silver with the US third in 14:16:53 to take bronze.

In the women’s team competition, France clocked 15:17:43 to take the title, followed by Italy in 16:05:08 and Spain in 16:26:05 to finish in silver and bronze position, respectively.

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TRAIL WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP 2017: PHOTOGALLERY BY MAYAYO AND LUIS SOLA. 

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Info by Mayayo Oxígeno for Trailrunningspain

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