Aurélien Dunand-Pallaz this weekend put its title on the record of one of many biggest extremely of the beginning of the season, the Transgrancanaria on the finish of 129 km and 6,720 m D + run in 13:42:43.
For the women it’s Azara Garcia From Los Salmones, already winner in 2017 who received in 16h35’11.
He succeeds a sure Pau Capell, winner in 2017, 2018, 2019 (package deal on this 2021 version).
In the previous Sebastien chaigneau received in 2012 and 2013, and Caroline Chaverot received in 2016.
Note the 8th place of Mathieu Blanchard, the 13th place of Julien Chorier, the 4th place on the girls for Lucie Jamsin, the victory of Maryline Nakache on the 65 km and the threeth place of Luca Papi on the 360 km format received for ladies by Claire Bannwarth.
The D + world report holder in 24 hours is progressing 12 months after 12 months on these lengthy and mountainous codecs and is asserting himself as one of many future nice gents of the Ultra Trail.
A glance again at his race, his winter preparation and his 2021 targets:
” proud of this victory and proud to have arrived ”
How do you are feeling about this success and the way did you construct it?
“It’s a 1time victory on the worldwide degree for me, there was an enormous subject firstly, I used to be not one of many favorites for the victory however I used to be an outsider for the rostrum. I’m tremendous proud of this victory and proud to have achieved it ”
The race began shortly, I had just a little assist in the course of the evening however it was.
We ended up at 2 (with Father Aurell Bove) from km 75, I used to be simply 20 seconds behind, I knew that there have been 2 descents, considered one of which was 1000 m in altitude. I noticed that I used to be higher than him I accelerated, I ended up with first 6 ‘prematurely then 12’ after the second, I then managed till the end on this lengthy 14km canyon ”.
Did you break a stick, did that cripple you?
“At the beginning I did not use it as a result of it is rolling however on the primary climb I used the poles, it is a behavior I have with ski mountaineering and it helps me quite a bit. But at km 35 after 1h30 of use, I broke one.
I didn’t have one to substitute him and we weren’t entitled to help on this race, we had to depart in full autonomy, due to the Covid protocol. I attempted to take a bamboo to substitute it however I shortly gave up the concept and I managed with just one, however sure it’s sure that it handicapped me within the climbs…. adapt “
“Wear the jersey of the France team”
How did you handle your winter preparation, you who favor ski mountaineering?
“The ski mountaineering season is completely different due to the pandemic, the Pierra Menta is reserved for nationwide groups and can solely be on 1 day. I used to be just a little pissed off with the 2020 path season the place I had solely accomplished 2 races, the D + report and a pair of private initiatives, I used to be lacking an enormous worldwide race. We determined with my coach (J. L Bal) to set off on this La Transgrancanaria goal from February to construct a season with the UTMB® as an goal.
I did plenty of ski mountaineering round my house close to La Sambuy, round 70,000 m D + and I solely began operating once more in January. I need to have accomplished about 800 km in 2 months, with solely 4 lengthy rides of 45-50 km.
I did the fractional ski as a result of in the beginning of January I felt ache within the ischio throughout a quick session, I then managed my preparation with this cross coaching to spare myself and never to compromise this race.
Finally it occurred, with expertise I knew that this coaching quantity was going to be enough for a 13h race. “
What will your subsequent targets be?
“The remainder of the season can be constructed on the upkeep, cancellations and / or postponement of races. I had already deliberate the MIUT in Madeira in April however it’s postponed to November, I’ll search for a substitute race however I can be on the 90 km of Mont-Blanc on the finish of June and the second goal of the season would be the UTMB® on the finish August.
Depending on the outcomes I’ll see the remainder, perhaps Reunion even when it appears tough to me to hyperlink UTMB® and Reunion and I’m additionally attracted to attempt the standards of the France group for the Worlds in Thailand, I would really like So a lot put on the jersey of the French group within the race, throughout my choice in 2019 I used to be injured and I had not been ready to run with this jersey.
One factor is for certain I can’t attempt to beat my very own D + report in 24 hours, even when I feel it may be improved ”.
By Fred Bousseau – © group & Fred Bousseau