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Crimson Bull Dolomitenmann 2020: Race report and photos

With its ‘struggling is enjoyable’ tag, Crimson Bull Dolomitenmann is famend as being one of many hardest workforce competitions on the earth. Elite athletes from around the globe gathered within the Austrian city of Leinz to participate within the gruelling race that takes in mountain operating, paragliding, wildwater kayaking and mountain biking.

Following new security guidelines, the beginning happened on the Dolomitenstadt in Lienz on Saturday, September 12, and completed at Kuhbodentörl. It was a good and thrilling race from starting to finish.

Paraglider Chrigel Maurer strains up a win for Kolland Topsport Skilled

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97 groups from 10 nations took up the problem. For most of the athletes, it was the primary competitors in 2020, which made the amount of highly-decorated athletes in Lienz very excessive. Olympic canoe champion Ronald Rauhe and ICF World Champion Hannes Aigner, each from Germany, confronted the battle in whitewater at Crimson Bull Dolomitenmann after the cancellation of a race within the Czech Republic.

The profitable workforce, Kolland Topsport Skilled – Rémi Bonnet, Chrigel Maurer, Lukas Kubrican and Juri Ragnoli – received in 4h 21m 27s forward of the Crimson Bull workforce – Anton Palzer, Paul Guschlbauer, Harald Hudetz and Daniel Geismayr, who completed in second place at 4h 24m 23s.

Mountain running winner Francesco Puppi from Team ELK crosses the finish line.

Mountain operating winner Francesco Puppi from Workforce ELK

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Notable moments included Francesco Puppi finishing the two,000m vertical and 12km-long race in 1hr 24m 34s, a debut victory for the Italian mountain runner. (Switzerland’s Rémi Bonnet and Italy’s Henri-Aimo Aymonod took second and third place.)

Maurer received the person rating in paragliding for the second time since 2016, almost a minute forward of Italian Martin Stofner and two-and-a-half minutes forward of Swiss Tobias Grossrubatscher. “I used to be extraordinarily glad that the race might happen,” Maurer mentioned, “as a result of I received right here earlier than and naturally I needed to win once more. I began the race in second place with a small hole to the primary. I managed to remain calm within the difficult passages, for instance firstly. Then I attacked and even needed to take out some pace in order that I might cease over at Moosalm.”

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Successful the person rating for the fifth time consecutively, Kubrican secured the title on the kayak course, which meant the Czech laid the inspiration for Kolland Topsport Skilled’s later victory within the workforce class. Solely 23 seconds behind, Austria’s Hudetz narrowly missed his eighth particular person victory. However this spectacular catch-up race spurred his workforce on and the quartet completed in second place general.

Though Andreas Seewald’s workforce did not make it to the rostrum after taking fourth place general, the German bicycle owner secured the person victory in mountain biking after a torturous 1,600m as much as Hochsteinkreuz and the downhill on the Alban Lakata Path. Final 12 months’s winner and World Champion Geismayr of Austria completed second within the mountain bike classification; Kristian Hynek (Czech Republic) got here in third.

Harald Hudetz kayaks in the water.

Harald Hudetz secured second place general for the Crimson Bull workforce

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The Wings for Life workforce – snowboarder Benjamin Karl, biathlete Dominik Landertinger, canoeist Marcel Bloder and Crimson Bull Dolomitenmann veteran Wendelin Ortner, all Austrians – took thirty fourth place.

On the finish of the race, chief organiser Nikolaus Grissmann mentioned: “After half a 12 months of actually robust preparations, we’re completely glad now. Ultimately, all the pieces turned out nicely. The climate was nice and the unique route was possible immediately. You may’t want for extra. The truth that makes me most glad for the athletes is that the thirty third Crimson Bull Dolomitenmann may very well be held immediately.”

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