Xavier Gachet and Laetitia Roux win at Villars


The second stage of the 2018 Ski Mountaineering World Cup took place in Villars-sur-Ollon in Switzerland last weekend. The French Xavier Gachet and Laetitia Roux won the individual race, ahead of Robert Antonioli and Axelle Mollaret, second, and Michele Boscacci and Victoria Kreuzer, third. The Sprint Race had to be canceled due to bad weather issues.

14 kilometers and a drop of 1688 meters were the testing ground last Saturday morning for the second stage of the 2018 Ski Mountaineering World Cup, won by Frenchman Xavier Gachet and his unbeatable night teammate Laetitia Roux.

Gachet took the lead with Michele Boscacci, Martin Anthamatten, Nadir Maguet and Robert Antonioli, but on the third climb, Gachet managed to break free and cross the finish line after 1h45’38 “, 13”36 seconds more faster than Antonioli and 19”59 seconds faster than Boscacci.

No surprise for the women, with Roux crossing the finish line after 1:45:18 “, 1:43” faster than her teammate Axelle Mollaret and 6:16 “faster than the Swiss Victoria Kreuzer.

Sunday’s Sprint had to be canceled due to train disruptions caused by high winds, with volunteers and some athletes not arriving on time. The next stage of the Ski Mountaineering World Cup will take place in Acalis in Andorra.

Info: www.ismf-ski.org, SCARPA, Karpos