Only 7 Italians in America for the last round of the XCO World Cup

Only 7 Italians in America for the last round of the XCO World Cup
Only 7 Italians in America for the last round of the XCO World Cup

This weekend is the last important appointment for cross country specialists, in West Virginia at the mountain resort of Snowshow the sixth and final test of the XCO World Cup. It is the second time that the circus has approved in this location, the first was in 2019, before the stop caused by COVID 19 which however affected the event. To go to the United States you had to fill in a special form, otherwise those who had been in the Schengen area in the last 14 days could not enter the USA

It is no coincidence that the entry list tells us that few will run:

55 elite men

39 donne elite

37 men Under 23

19 gives Under 23

FEW STARTS

There are so many Europeans, including us Italians. Our patrol is reduced to a minimum, only eight members, but seven actually present in America:

– Male Elite: Luca Braidot, Nadir Colledani

– Women’s Elite: Martina Berta, Greta Seiwald

– Under 23 men: Simone Evening tour, Juri Zanotti, Andreas Vittone

Many are missing, the complete CS Carabinieri and the Trinx Factory Team, Gerhard Kerschbaumer, Marika Tovo, Giada Specia, Chiara Teocchi. To report the absence of the two strongest French in the world, Pauline Prevot Ferrand (ended the season early) but also Loana Lecomte (health problems advised her to stop).

THE TIME ZONE

There are 6 hours of difference between West Virginia and Italy, when in America it is 14:50 in the afternoon with us it is already 20:50. A nice advantage for those who miss the World Cup every Sunday because they are returning home after having raced in a granfondo or in a marathon. This time you will be able to watch the races calmly on Red Bull TV.

THE PROGRAM

Friday 18th September

11:30 pm (5:30 pm) XCC Women (Live from 11:20 pm on Red Bull TV)

00:15 (18:15) XCC Men *

* Saturday morning in Italy

Sunday 20 September

14:30 (08.30) Give Under 23

16:15 (10:15) Under 23 men

6:20 pm (12:20 pm) Elite Women (Live from 6:00 pm on Red Bull TV)

8:50 pm (2:50 pm) Elite Men (Live from 8:30 pm on Red Bull TV)

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