SKI MOUNTAINEERING, A MEMORABLE SEASON FOR OUR COLOURSE
The past season will remain in the annals as an unforgettable season. Damiano Lenzi, the CS Esercito (Armed Forces Sports Centre) athlete, has won everything there is to win. He brought the World Cup he won in Tromsø (Norway) back to Italy – beating the great Spanish athlete Kilian Jornet Burgada and France’s William Bon Mardion. As if that weren’t enough, he also won all three races of the Grande Course: Pierra Menta, Tour du Rutor and Patrouille des Glaciers respectively coupled with Matteo Eydallin and Michele Boscacci, also athletes of the CS Esercito Courmayeur. A perfect season planned and prepared right down to the tiniest detail that saw him in top physical condition for the entire season and sustained by great motivation and professionalism. Important triumphs were also in store for other athletes of the CS Esercito: Robert Antonioli graduated as European champion of Vertical Ski Racing while his teammate Matteo Eydallin came in second place in the Single Ski racing category.
Even the junior team placed brilliantly at the World Cup with Federico Nicolini coming in second behind Spain’s Oriol Cardona.
For the women: France’s Laetitia Roux steamrolled her competitors by winning the World Cup, the European Championship and the Grande Course. There are really no adjectives left to describe her. She is the undisputed Queen of Ski mountaineering who has collected an astounding series of victories – the result of much hard work, sacrifice and self-denial as well as a boundless passion for this discipline.
If on the one hand we celebrate our great champions, Montura has already confirmed its partnership for the upcoming season with the Ski Mountaineering World Cup and, as Main Sponsor; it will celebrate the 30th edition the legendary Pierra Menta in France.