Sirio Film produced 26′ highlights of Dolomitenlauf 2015 on field, and delivered it through Eurovision Worldfeed for Worldloppet SKI Federation.
The last press release:
Fis marathon Cup race (Worldloppet ) – Dolomitenlauf 2015
Toni Livers (SUI) Novak wins the 41st Dolomitenlauf (AUT) in Obertilliach – Holly Brooks (USA) wins on the women’s side
Once again, Obertilliach showed off as winter wonderland at the day of the FIS Marathon Cup. After new snowfall yesterday and over night, the sky cleared and the sun came out for the start of the 42km & 20km FT Dolomitenlauf which could take off at around -3°C with about 1500 participants from 29 countries on the startline.
Already soon after the start a group of around ten racers with Livers in the lead took off to decide the winner of the race between themselves. However, Livers pushed on and somehow nobody could follow him so that already at the halfway stage, the Swiss was leading with about a minute! In the end, Livers could show off his strength with advancing Petr Novak (CZE), last year’s first and this year’s second and Adrien Mougel (FRA), this year’s third, by almost two minutes.
On the women’s side, the picture was similar with Holly Brooks (USA), a team member of the US Ski Team’s Olympic Squad in Sotchi last season, breaking away early in the race creating a gap to the other girls. Aurelie Dabudyk from France and Antonella Confortola (ITA) the later second and third, skied their own race most of the time, trying to catch Holly. Especially Confortola geared up in the second half of the race when she managed to come up from around 6th / 7th spot to battle with the French over second and third. However, the American Brooks could hold on to her lead and finally finished almost 3minutes in front of Dabudyk and Confortola who had a hard fought finish sprint, won by the French settling in for second place, pushing Confortola on to third.
Livers and Brooks now leading the overall FIS Marathon Cup.
After his second place today, Petr Novak (CZE) takes over the lead of the overall FIS Marathon Cup from Benoit Chauvet (FRA) who finished 5th in the 41stDolomitenlauf. Novak now leads with 160 points in front of Toni Livers (150 points) and Benoit Chauvet (145 points).
On the women’s side, Holly Brooks could take over the leader bib from Riitta- Liisa Roponen (FIN) who didn’t participate in today’s Dolomitenlauf. Brooks now leads with 180 points in front of Aurelie Dabudyk (125 points) and Roponen (100 points).
The complete result list from today’s race & the actual overall FIS Marathon Cup standing: