55. Trofeo Vanoni - Mountain running relay race: Alex Baldaccini new race record!
2012vanonimen_1.jpgRUNNER TEAM 99 with Gaggi and Belotti wins the women race, ATLETICA VALLI BERGAMASCHE with Cagnati, Chevrier and Zanaboni wins the male race.
Wonderful day in Morbegno (SO - Italy) on Sunday 21st October with the 55. edition of the Trofeo Vanoni men and the 29. edition of the Trofeo Vanoni women: a great challenge for the best Italian runners and teams from Great Britain, Wales, Slovenia, Czech Repubblic and Switzerland.

In the morning the ladies race with the fastest Pavla Schorna in the first lap equaling the Anna Pichrtova's record with the time of 21'41".
2012vanoniwomen.jpgOn the second lap Valentina Belotti's making up allows the Runner Team 99 to win for the second year the Italian National Mountain Running Relay Championship, second place for the Czech Republic team (Schorna and Gregorova), third Atletica Alta Valtellina (Elisa Desco and Elisa Compagnoni), fourth Forestale team (Roberti and Confortola) and fifth Great Britain Team (Hill and Fines).
In the afternoon the male race with an overwhelming performance for Alex Baldaccini who made the new race record with the time of 28'21", 24" better then Marco De Gasperi, but not enough for the victory in the Trofeo Vanoni
In fact the final victory of the race was for the Atletica Valli Bergamasche with the two young Luca Cagnati and Xavier Chevrier and the skilled Massimiliano Zanaboni. Second place for G.S. Orecchiella Garfagnana with Gallo, Mosca and Abate, this last one with the second best time of the day (29'06", third best time of the race's history); third G.S. Orobie (Baldaccini, Milesi, Della Torre), fourth Great Britain team (Simpson, Hope, Strain) and 5th Recastello Radici Group (Piana, Bosio, Ruga).
Thousand persons as public.
Attended to the event Raimondo Balicco WMRA Council member, and some FIDAL Officials.

Results and photos: www.pizzoscalino.it, www.gscsimorbegno.org, www.corsainmontagna.it, www.sportdimontagna.com, www.liverun.it

News by Cristina Speziale (LOC)

Photo (source by LOC)
on front page:
- team winner Vanoni men.
on second page:
- team winner Vanoni women