For 3 days the Chamonix-Mont-Blanc valley is remodeled into an actual mecca for path operating with the Mont Blanc Marathonthe flagship occasion of the season.
With its 8 races, we discover each elites that we dream of approaching and youngsters (greater than 800) who will combat a fierce battle on the mini-cross.
From Friday to Sunday, the elite in addition to the nameless will get pleasure from lovely early summer time climate with very good landscapes.
Note this 12 months once more, the opening of the present on Thursday, and on the sporting stage the NEW ROUTE of the Mont-Blanc marathon which is able to go away from the middle of Chamonix and return to the identical place (place du triangle de l'Amitié).
This won't be the one novelty of this race, which is able to flip utterly counter-clockwise, staying first on the left financial institution of the valley, then the climb of the Posettes by the Tour earlier than descending to Vallorcine, to return to Tréléchamp, go as much as Flégère, then be part of Charlanon earlier than plunging into Chamonix.
The very demanding 90 km of Mont-Blanc
The 90 km of Mont-Blanc (92km / 6440 m D+), will go away this Friday for its grand tour of the valley to Emosson, earlier than returning by the Posettes and ending with the sign above the ocean of ice, plan de l'aiguille and eight km descent to Chamonix.
The battle can be excessive stage on this race to succeed Martin Kern. Mathieu Delpeuch, 2n/a final 12 months is forfeited, solely the thirdth of 2021, Dmitry Mitayev can be there.
He could have a tough time dealing with a Thibaut Garrivier in nice form and in preparation for the UTMB 2022 after his victory within the CCC 2021, with the anticipated return of Tom Evans, winner of the CCC 2018.
The race guarantees to be thrilling with additionally large names like Petter Engdahl, 3th of the OCC 2021, the Italian Davide Cheraz, nonetheless positioned, the New Zealander Scotty Hawker, 2th of CCC 2021 and threeth of the UTMB 2019, but additionally the fiery and unpredictable Jordi Gamito, Andy Symonds who could have the drop within the pasta after his Hike and Fly problem and greater than 16,000 m swallowed in 24 hours.
On the French facet we are going to observe, Gauthier Airiau who might launch a Top 5, but additionally Rémi Berchet, Thibaut Marquet, Benjamin Roubiol, Thomas Baladaud, Sylvain Court winner of the occasion in 2018, Arthur Joyeux Bouillon, 3th of the TDS 2021, Edouard Laudier…
Among the women, the race for victory may be very open and tough to designate a favourite amongst ten women because the race is tough and making an attempt.
THE Swiss Kathrin Götz can be with the American Sabrina Stanley and the Russian Ekaterina Mityaeva the three foreigners who might play for the win.
But the victory might additionally go to a Frenchwoman with good possibilities, we are going to point out Manon Bohard, Maryline Nakache who all the time finishes her races strongly, Fiona Porte who goes for longer or Lucie Jamsin.
World class duel on the Mont-Blanc marathon
Only French occasion of the Golden Trail World Series for 4 yearsthe 42km of Mont-Blanc will as soon as once more be the scene of an exciting and intense race on this new course.
An worldwide line-up like we discovered firstly of the season at Zegama.
Note, nevertheless, the absence of Kilian Jornet (Hardrock) and Stian Angermund (winner in 2021).
But Jonathan Albon, reigning World Trail Champion, winner of the OCC and the Marathon Race, can be one of many large favourites.
We will discover Davide Magnini, winner in 2019, 2n/a in 2021 and a couple ofn/a by Zegama 2022, Thibaut Baronian, 6th in Zegama, all the time up (6th6th4th and seventh of the final 4 editions), Rémi Bonnet who has simply gained the Swiss mountain race Nierivue-Moleson by beating Jonathan Wyatt's file, but additionally Nadir Maguet, 2n/a in 2019, the American David Sinclair, the Moroccan Elhousine Elazzaoui, the Italian Cesare Maestri, Jan Margarit (winner of the Skyrhune) and the Eritrean Petro Mamu winner of many classics (Sierre Zinla 2016, Giir di Mont…).
To observe on the French facet, Fred Tranchand, Adrien Michaud, Johann Baujard, Théo Detienne, Loic Robert, Julien Michelon, Sébastien Poesy and Anthony Felber.
Kenyans Robert Pkemboi (5th in Zegama), Matthew Kiptanui (9th in Zegama) and Ben Kimtai can they maintain the space and the distinction in altitude over 4 hours of racing… they need to nevertheless dynamite the race from the beginning.
Among the women, the race can be very open within the absence of the two scarecrows of the self-discipline, specifically Maud Mathys and the intrepid Nienke Brinkman.
Anais Sabrié, creator of 2h37min on marathon in 2022, greatest French efficiency at Sierre Zinal and a couple ofnde right here in 2021 might afford a pleasant prestigious victory.
She must be cautious of Sara Alonso, 3th a mere second behind Mr. Mathys in Zegama, the younger Emkay Sullivan who continues to progress, the Italian Fabiola Conti (5th in Zegama), the younger Johanna Arström (winner of the Matheysins 2021), the New Zealander Catlin Fielder however above all one of the vital discreet outsiders who doesn't miss her appointments, the Frenchwoman Julie Roux.
MONT-BLANC MARATHON PROGRAM AND INFO
From Thursday 23 to Saturday 25 June: Trail Camp lounge / bib assortment
Friday, June 24:
* 90 km from Mont-Blanc – departure at 4:00 a.m. – Place du Triangle de l’Amitié
* Vertical KM – departure at 5:00 p.m. – Place du Triangle de l’Amitié
Saturday June 25:
* 23 km from Mont-Blanc – departure at 8:00 a.m. – Paragliding space
* 10 km from Mont-Blanc – departure at 10:30 a.m. – Paragliding space
* Mini cross – from 2.30 p.m. – Paragliding space
* Starry duo – departure at 7:30 p.m. – Place du Triangle de l’Amitié
Sunday June 26:
* 42 km from Mont-Blanc – departure at 7:30 a.m. – Place du Triangle de l’Amitié
* Young Race Marathon – begin at 10:30 a.m. – Montroc
By Fred Bousseau – ©Fred Bousseau & group