An exquisite day for operating in the mountains, regardless of the warmth current in the valley, the runners didn’t undergo an excessive amount of, the race progressing partly in the forest on 2/3, then then alongside the Bionnassay glacier and waterfalls to finish at 2380 m, a number of meters beneath the Nid d’Aigle refuge after 18.8 km and 1950 m D+ (the route barely modified in the space and the thermal park of Fayet, it’s a little shorter since the 2021 version by a number of hundred meters).
Results climb of the Nid d’Aigle 2022
Kenyans smash the data of greater than 5 min.
Women’s dataIsabelle Guillot (2h06’06 from 2006) and that of 2021 of Xavier Chevrier (1h44’25) may very well be fearful, however from there to the Kenyans coming to pulverize them, it was the common shock and even the amazement a lot the variations are huge.
An worldwide discipline raised with the presence of Xavier Chevrier, file holder of the race, Miquel Corberaeighth in the mountain Europe in El Paso, but in addition the younger British Jacob Adkin and the Irish Zak Hanna
On the French aspect, new names who’ve come to mountain racing at the highest stage for two – 3 years, Fred Tranchand, Theodore Klein, Boris Orlhac, Johann Baujard, Quentin Meyleu, Simon Gosselin, Remi Longchampt, Dylan Ribeiro and Alric Small.
Also with out forgetting Julien Rancon4th in 2021, Benoit Galand, Romain Maillard..
AND of course a pleasant delegation of 6 Kenyans from run2gether with Patrick Kipngeno winner of the 2 earlier rounds and the younger hope Philemon Ombogo Kiriago.
From the begin, the 2 named Kenyans will take to their heels, shortly leaving the discipline of imaginative and prescient of the relaxation of the peloton.
They will go it alone, Patrick Kipngeno displaying an unimaginable ease to finish the 18.8 km and 1950 m D+ with as well as the altitude which performs on the organism on the final 4 km.
It imposes itself in 1h38’54decreasing the outdated file of 5’31 at a mean velocity of 11.4 km/h.
He is forward of his younger compatriot Philemon Ombogo Kiriag (1h45’03), simply 38sec above the outdated file.
We will discover these 2 riders in Sierre Zinal towards Kilian Jornet, may a brand new file be damaged?
A younger technology of French folks arrive…
This version will even be marked by the introduction of a younger technology with Theodore Klein (28 years outdated) who confirms his rise in energy on this self-discipline and finishes in third place in 1h46’28, in the instances of Manu Meyssat (1h47’49 – course earlier than 2021).
Quentin Meyleu (26), winner of the Mont Blanc cross, completed at the foot of the podium in 1h48’08.
But additionally Boris Orlhac (31 years outdated), the former high-level novice bicycle owner who stopped his profession and who we may see once more at the forefront of mountain and path races, Johan Baujard (25 years outdated), seventh in entrance Fred Tranchand.
Note additionally the locations of Remi Longchampt (22 years outdated), Louis Dumas (22 years outdated) and Alric Small (21 years outdated), respectively 2nd, third and 4th in hope and all beneath 1h58′ – the winner in hope is the second in the race.
One Kenyan can cover one other
In 2021, Lucy Wambui Murigi approached the file by successful the race after a fierce battle towards Christel Dewalle and Anais Sabrié.
Below his efficiency since the begin of the season, it’s his younger compatriot Joyce Muthoni Njeruwinner of the 2021 World Cup standings who confirmed her tooth and left no probabilities for her opponents or the file.
It will even have gone it alone and imposed itself in 2h00’31 night 5’35 higher than the outdated days of Isabelle Guillot.
Blandine L’Hirondel, very match after her operation in April, current winner of the European Trail Championships in El Paso, got here to check herself on this dry climb format for the 1st time and found the race brilliantly.
She completed in 2h02’44 and beat the Italian Camilla Magliano 2h06’19.
By Fred Bousseau – ©F. Bousseau / S. Cortes.