17 runners took the begin of the conventional Anse à Pierre climb this Saturday, in Saint-Pierre. It was the final race of the season. It was received by Mathys Le Pauder in the males and Aline Zanaboni in the ladies.
Posted on November 22, 2020 at 5:15 p.m., up to date on November 22, 2020 at 6:29 p.m.
As an final reward, the solar pointed the tip of its nostril a couple of minutes earlier than departure. Kick-off given at 2 p.m. sharp for a 6.3 kilometer loop. This demanding race, with the problem of the climb a couple of minutes after the first strides, the runners needed to face an unfavorable wind on the complete first a part of the course.
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Since 1997, annually the regulars of the Saint-Pierraises races, but in addition the neophytes set off from the Renaissance barracks. For this 2020 version, Mathys Le Pauder and Simon Mary shortly take the lead. The first will speed up on the final part and can grasp the descent of Anse à Pierre to finish the course in 25 minutes, very happy along with his efficiency: “I wanted to have a good time, so I gave everything on the descent”.
Seven minutes and 19 seconds later, it is Aline Zanaboni’s flip to complete. For a second racing victory of the season: “I had set myself 35 minutes as a goal. In general Fanny (Da silva, Editor’s note) is there to be in front, it’s nice and then it adds an additional challenge not to let go of the rhythm. “
Before placing away the sneakers throughout the lengthy Saint-Pierrais winter, it was time to take inventory for the Stride of the islands, organizer of the occasion. Despite the well being scenario, its officers draw a passable report.
“We held nine events out of the twelve, thirteen, that we usually organize. People attended the various events. Today there were people. And the sun on top of that!”
During the awards ceremony, the organizers had been eager to reward Benoît Quédinet for his diligence. The rider from Saint-Pierre took half in all the occasions of the season.
Runners should now wait till February 2021 for the subsequent occasion, with Les Foulées Blanches.
Report Clémentine Baude and Aldric Lahiton