Albosaggia - 24ª Valtellina Orobie
The 24th edition of Valtellina Orobie, valid as the second stage of the ski mountaineering World Cup, took place on 18/01/2009 in took place at Albosaggia and was won by Laetitia Roux from France and Florent Troillet from Switzerland.
All the best had lined up for the start of the 24th Valtellina Orobie. 280 athletes battled it out in an intense competition, won in the end by Laetitia Roux from France and Florent Troillet from Switzerland. Expectations had been high for an excellent performance by Catalan phenominum Kiljan Jornet, but as things turned out Jornet suffered one of those classic off days. French champion Laetitia Roux on the other hand took no chances and won by a large margin.
The second stage of the World Cup was marked therefore by foreign victories, while host country Italy left its mark with the junior squads trained by Emanuel Conta, which managed to place the highly talented Matteo Eydallin 2nd, Lorenzo Holzknecht 3rd and Roberta Pedranzini 3rd.
Manfred Reichegger placed 4th and Dennis Trento 6th, while champion skier Dennis Brunod, suffering from a cold, limited damages by placing 12th. Roberta Pedranzini duelled with the other "terrible women" in the international ski mountaineering circuit and placed 3rd, just behind Miro Mireia from Spain. Hundreds of spectators watched the event unfold and cheered every single competitor on.
Podium Cadets F:
1.Alessandra Cazzanelli (Asiva)
2.Stefania Casari (Ski Team Fassa)
3.Maura Antonioli (Sci Club Alta Valtellina)
Podium Cadets M:
1.Tiziano Tabacchi (Dolomiti Ski Alp)
2.Cesare Fognini (Valtartano)
3.Samuele Vairetti (Valtartano)
Podium Junior F:
1.Martina Valmassoi (Dolomiti Skialp)
2.Michela Majori (Sci Club Alta Valtellina)
3.Maria Sertorelli (Sci Club Alta Valtellina)
Podium Junior M :
1.Robert Antonioli (Sci Club Alta Valtellina)
2. Michele Boscacci (Polisportiva Albosaggia)
3.Filippo Righi (Asiva)
Podium Senior F:
1.Laetitia Roux (France) 1h4608
2.Miro Mireia (Spain) 1h5144
3.Roberta Pedranzini (Italy) 1h5156
Podium Senior M:
1.Florent Troillet (Switzerlan) 1h3007
2.Matteo Eydallin (Italy) 1h3134
3.Lorenzo Holzknecht (Italy) 1h3200