29 Apr 2015

The 20th Mezzalama Trophy on Saturday

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Trofeo Mezzalama 2015

It will be Saturday full of emotions. The 20th Mezzalama Trophy will take place on the 2nd May after postponing it last week due to the bad weather conditions. You can watch the race live via online streaming.

The decision was taken after the latest consultation with Luca Mercalli and the Italian Meteorological Society. The extraordinary edition of the Mezzalama Trophy, which this year will be run over an inverted course starting from Gressoney La Trinité and finishing at Breuil-Cervinia, has had to be modified in view of the adverse weather conditions affecting Monte Rosa.

Unfortunately, the bad weather forecast for 25 April, when the 20th edition of the “glacier marathon” was supposed to be held, arrived punctually and even now adverse weather conditions persist over the whole of the Monte Rosa massif. The course is ready. At altitude, the more technical stretches around the Naso del Lyskamm and Castore have been marked and secured with the help of more than 1200 metres of fixed ropes. The forecasting models indicated that unstable weather conditions will persist for the whole week, leaving two intervals of fine weather on Wednesday and Saturday,

said Adriano Favre and concluded:

The situation is not ideal but if we dedicate the whole of Wednesday to cleaning and clearing the more technical parts of the trail such as the Naso del Lyskamm and Castore (where it is snowing at this moment) we should be able to start the race at dawn on Saturday as planned.

All team accreditation procedures will start on Friday 1 May at 10.30 a.m. in the Sporthaus (sports centre) in Gressoney-Saint-Jean. A detailed schedule you can find here.

This year you can follow the race from home watching the live streaming on the

XX° Trofeo Mezzalama - Live Streaming on 2 May by trofeomezzalama


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