THE SKI CLUB SESTRIERE WINS THE 37th UOVO D’ORO AUDI FOR ALPINE SKIING, WHILE THE SKI CLUB VALLE STURA TAKES THE LEAD IN THE CROSS-CUNTRY SKIING
Marta Bassino and the Marsaglia brothers, special guests
A truly winter landscape was the setting for the 37th Uovo d’Oro Audi, the traditional Easter event that Saturday March 31st brought on the curses of the Vialattea as many as 1,832 young skiers. 1,681 competed in the giant slalom race in Sestriere, while 151 were engaged in the cross-country skiing one on the Olympic loop of Pragelato. The farthest athletes came from Spain, Switzerland and France and of course from all over Italy, representing 83 ski clubs.
On the courses of mount Alpette five tracks had been prepared and the competitors in the different categories started at the same time, to meet all together in the huge finish amphitheatre with an audience worthy of the greatest sporting events. The party started straight away in the cheerful sponsor village set up in the area adjoining the finish parterre, where each athlete at the end of the race received the traditional chocolate egg and the rich gift pack.
Special guests of the day, our national team athletes Marta Bassino and the Marsaglia brothers, who kicked off the event and spent the whole day with the young athletes, signing autographs and shooting pictures with the baby champions nonstop. The winners had the chance to experience the unique emotion of being awarded by those, who just a few years ago got several times on the podium of the Uovo d’Oro and now are in the national team! Definitely a gorgeous dream of glory.
The cross-country skiers in Pragelato experienced a similar emotion, as they were awarded by the many-time-champion Stefania Belmondo.
In the afternoon the cheerful and colourful ski clubs parade took place through the village streets led by the “Cigno Nero” flag wavers, that brought all participants in Fraiteve square for the highly anticipated prizegiving ceremony and the prize draw with great gifts up for grabs.
The first 10 classified in each category of alpine skiing and the first 5 classified in the cross-country skiing got the Rossignol event-customized windstopper, besides the traditional cup and the surprise pack rich in beautiful gifts. Moreover, the first classified in the alpine skiing were awarded a Bollé helmet, while the ones in the cross-country skiing a pair of Bollé glasses.
Many the prizes for the draw: a gorgeous trip, a scooter, a table football, bikes and then tablets, iPods, cameras, TVs, skis, boots, glasses, sportswear and many other.
Winners 2018, Alpine skiing - Sestriere
Bini Lorenzo Thomas Sci Club Sestriere
Marangon Martina Revolution Ski Race
Bernardi Gregorio Sci Club Sestriere
Lorenzi Matilde Sci Club Sestriere
Casartelli Pietro Sci Club Sansicario Cesana
Colturi Lara Golden Team Ceccarelli
Bonetto Tommaso Golden Team Ceccarelli
Laganà Ludovica Golden Team Ceccarelli
Castri Niccolò Sci Club Melezet
Maquignaz Cherie Delphina Ski Valtournenche
The ski club Sestriere wins the alpine skiing 37th Uovo d’Oro Audi after a three-year break, thus getting the trophy with a score of 578, thanks to the points obtained by adding the best placement of a female and a male for each category. Place of honour for the ski club Golden Team Ceccarelli with a score of 482, followed by the ski club Sauze d’Oulx that scored 315. In addition to the traditional trophy, the winning ski club celebrated the victory with the giant chocolate egg.
The coveted Audi Trophy, handed over by the our national team athletes Marta Bassino and the Marsaglia brothers to the female and male winners, who opened up the best lead on the second place, went to Castri Niccolò, category Super Baby, with a lead of 89” and Maquignaz Cherie Delphina, from the Ski Valtournenche, also in category Super Baby, with a lead of 61”.
Winners 2018, Nordic skiing - Pragelato
Giraudo Samuele Sci Club Valle Stura
Maurino Elisa Sci Club Sestriere
Rigaudo Gabriele Sci Club Entracque Alpi Marittime
Piacenza Giulia Sci Club Entracque Alpi Marittime
Giuliano Riccardo Ski Avis Borgo
Gautero Carlotta Sci Club Entracque Alpi Marittime
Barale Giacomo Sci Club Valle Stura
Forneris Luna Sci Club Valle Stura
Campana Mathias Sci Club Valle Pesio
Pella Sofia Sci Club Valle Anzasca
The Uovo d’Oro Audi Trophy for Nordic skiing went to the Ski Club Valle Stura with a score of 660, followed by the Ski Club Entracque Alpi Marittime that scored 480, leaving behind the Ski Club Sestriere with 359.
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