Lauenstein takes 40th Sierre-Zinal
If you have the time, you can relive the whole 3hour + show from RTS television on yesterday’s Sierre-Zinal race. It really is worth the watch for the drama that unfolds, befitting of one of the world’s premier mountain races…
Swiss fans were cheering aloud as Marc Lauenstein timed his effort perfectly, overtaking long-time Columbian leader Juan Carlos Cardona in the last 500m of the race, to win by just 18 seconds in 2:32:15. Course record holder and mutiple world mountain running champion Jono Wyatt (2:33:47) had a great run to hold off a fast-finishing Kilian Jornet (2:33:55) for third.
Briton Robbie Simpson produced one of the runs of his life to finish 5th in 2:35:32, juts 90 seconds down on Kilian.
In the women’s event, Italian Elisa Desco produced an excellent performance to win by almost 5 mins, from 2012 runner-up Stevie Kremer. Maude Mathys was third.
Producing yet another great performance was ‘vet’ Angela Mudge in 4th, and breaking the masters record to boot.