As you are reading this update, more than 800 runners are, at this moment, racing in Valle D’Aosta, Italy, undertaking the brutal challenge of Tor Des Géants. The race started at 12am USA TIME. and the participants have quite a distance to cover – total distance of 336km, 24,000m D+ in 150 hours.
Galerti Gianluca is leading Tor des Géants 2016. The race, is a unique footrace that has met with a sensational success since its first edition. The Tor des Géants®, in the heart of the Italian Alps, is the world’s longest ultra trail (in terms of both elevation gain and kilometres) which crosses the entire Aosta Valley in a single stage.
Eric Breton from Canada arrives at Valgrisenche Campo Vita 16 minute after the race leader Galeati.
Here, he is at just 3 minutes from Campo Vita, in the final section of a difficult climb, where all runners had to walk instedof running.
Silvia Trigueros Garrote is the 1st woman to arrive at Valgrisenche, mile 31 (km 50). She enters the Base Vita at 6:37 PM and leaves it at 6:57. 20 minutes of stop, mainly to eat some pasta and to drink some hot tea. After a hot day the weather is changing, and when Silvia leaves the Base Vita it starts to rain.
Italian Andrea Macchi, in 5th position, leads a group of three runners. Behind him, two runners from Spain: Julio Aldecoa Cernuda,tenth in 2015, and (with a blue jersey) Oscar Perez Lopez from Spain, one of the great favorites of this race, winner of Tor des Geants in 2012.