Skyrunner® Italy Series: the Vertical podiums are all La Sportiva

The vertical circuit of Skyrunner® crown Perkmann and Rossi as Italian champions 2016.

World Cup and Italian’s finals for Vertical took place in Limone last weekend, with almost 200 starters put to the test by the bad weather conditions and forced to run on an alterative track under a heavy rain, a cold natural shower topped with gusts of wind.

Despite the weather and track, the race’s forecast have been met with Philip Goetsch prevailing on the Norwegian world champion Stian Angermund.

The young gun Hannes Perkmann (23), already bronze medal in the World Championship in July, arrives without problems in the top 10. The ambassador La Sportiva consolidates its leadership in the Vertical ranking becoming officially the youngest champion of Italy Series.

Team mate Patrick Facchini takes second place overall thanks to the brilliant third place in the race, ahead of Marco Moletto, to complete a podium total La Sportiva.

In women competition Christel Dewalle leave behind of 3' Valentina Belotti. Francesca Rossi finishes far from the first, but keeps the SNS ranking leadership becoming the Vertical Champion 2016.

Beatrice Deflorian, endend among the best ten of the race, grabbing the second position of the SNS headed to Serena Vittori, completing also for women, another podium signed La Sportiva.

A global result which confirms the excellent shape of the team La Sportiva, which this year saw its best translation in the world of e vertical races, running a flawless season.

"We’re really proud about this achievement - said Alessandro Tedoldi, La Sportiva athletes coordinator - an result that we always searched and now finally reached, not only because of this seasonal work, but most of all thanks to the hard training and dedication shown by the team in the last years. A great team goal, and when you try so much .. is the results will come. "



1. Hannes Perkman - 252,4
2. Patrick Facchini - 233,6
3. Marco Moletto - 220,4


1. Francesca Rossi – 276
2. Beatrice Deflorian - 230,4
3. Serena Vittori - 213,6

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