La Sportiva dominate the Skyrunner® World Series Vertical ranking after the much anticipated Mont-Blanc KM Vertical in Chamonix, Friday, June 28.
Three out of the top four in the world ranking fly the La Sportiva flag: Italians Marco Facchinelli; reigning champion and world record holder Urban Zemmer; and Marco Moletto.
Add Nadir Maguet who finished an excellent 14th in the race and Spaniard Jessed Hernandez’ points in the second race of the Series. Not surprisingly La Sportiva also heads the team ranking in the Vertical Series.
Friday’s KM Vertical, third in the five-race Series, delivered a surprise package at the finish line, with Columbian Saul Antonio Padua in first place ahead of favourites Kilian Jornet, world champion record holder Urban Zemmer and ranking leader Marco Facchinelli. The top six men closed under Jornet’s winning time last year of 36’07”.
Now leading the Vertical Series are La Sportiva’s Marco Facchinelli and Urban Zemmer, second, followed by Andorra’s Ferran Teixidò and Marco Moletto, fourth.
SKYRUNNER® WORLD SERIES
Vertical Series ranking and Team ranking
1. MARCO FACCHINELLI – LA SPORTIVA
2. URBAN ZEMMER – LA SPORTIVA
3. FERRAN TEIXIDÒ MARTI-VENTOSA - FAM
4. MARCO MOLETTO – LA SPORTIVA
Mont-Blanc KM Vertical race website
Vertical Series ranking and team ranking