MAR 21, 2016
At the finals of the ISMF individual World Cup in Skimountaineering, including three competitions in the different disciplines, Atomic's athletes participated with differing expectations. The outcome is positive throughout, and the overall World Cup individual standings are now fixed.
Last weekend, the finals of the ISMF individual World Cup took place in the Italian Alps. The final competitions of the disciplines Vertical Race, Individual Race, and Sprint concluded this season's World Cup in three days of competing.
Samuel Equy constantly on top
Samuel Equy (FRA) competed in all disciplines and like he had done all winter long was able to claim a spot on the podium of the Juniors' category. His outstanding performance in the enormously difficult Individual Race clearly assured him the victory. The first race day, moreover, brought a second rank in the Vertical Race.
’Especially the Individual Race was a challenge as it was an extraordinarily long and difficult course. In the second half of the race, I was able to pick up the pace; that it was what gave me additional motivation to give everything for the victory. The Blackland 65 - in the deep heavy tracked powder - saved me from losing the power needed for the ascents. All in all, the weekend was a great ending of the World Cup.’
In the overall ranking of the Juniors' World Cup, Equy is now on the second rank in Individual and Vertical Race, in the category Sprint he is on rank 8. Saying goodbye with such excellent results in the Juniors' category, he will be competing as Espoir in the Senior category next year.
Iwan Arnold shows top performance in Sprint
Iwan Arnold, Atomic athlete from Switzerland, was able to again score high in the concluding Sprint in Mondole. In his strongest discipline, he ran onto the podium, finishing on rank 3. It was this achievement which assured him rank 3 in the overall World Cup, category Sprint.
Damiano Lenzi shows upward trend
Italian Damiano Lenzi did only participate in the Individual Race last weekend. For a long time, a top5 rank still seemed possible, but he had to give in to the bronchitis he had just overcome. So he had to content himself with rank 13. Considering the prehistory, it is definitely a countable result, even if he would have wanted to score higher in his adopted home mountains. His full focus lies now on the Grand Course competitions still to come, the Tour de Rutor and the Patrouille des Glaciers.