WIC Zurich 2008

WIC Zurich 20088月初旬、WIC 2連戦がスイスの Zurich と Biel で開催されます。昨年と違い、WIC Zurich で優勝しても副賞のクルマはありません。WC Dijon も近く、ナショナル代表に成った選手はポイントより怪我せずに終わりたいはず、距離が35キロと短いマラソンだけに番狂わせが起きるかも知れません。

また、昨年同時開催された World Masters Marathon Championships は、9月20日にPESCARA ( ITALY) で開催されるそうです。
Inline Skating Notebook: World Masters Marathon Championships 2008.

Switzerland. Zurich is one of the cities worldwide with the highest quality of life. Whether you take the charming old town with the churches, the 500 clubs and bars for the night life or the promenade along the lake side - Switzerland’s biggest city is hot! Hot is also the Zurich World Inline Cup on August 3rd 2008 with its 8 kilometres racetrack travelling around the lake basin. Hot, because the air over the main streets shimmers due to the very summery temperatures and hot because all top athletes take place at the race over 35 kilometres. The main traffic axes are brought to a standstill, the expo is located on the Sechseläutenplatz, directly in front of the opera house. A hellishly hot event, with a lot of emotions!
WIC/SIC Zurich 2008
City: Zurich
Country: Switzerland
Day: Sunday, August 3rd 2008
Class: Top Class
Competition: Marathon 35 k
Winner Points: 125 points
Expo: Sechseläutenplatz
Start and Finish: Utoquai
WIC Race start: 3:00 pm
Course: City course, 1 lap = 8 k
Participants: 2500 participants
Prize money: CHF 20 000
Organizer: Iguana Think Tank AG
World Inline Cup: world-inline-cup.com
Local organizer: swiss-inline-cup.ch
Host city: www.zuerich.com
Official hotel:www.operahotel.ch

Announcement WIC Zurich

Usually, the WIC stage of Zurich is scheduled at the end of June, with Engadin. It has moved and becomes this season a strategic course!
Vincent Esnault, (Aug. 01, 2008)
This season, the WIC of Zurich has been scheduled in August, because of the football European championships which took place in June. It will be a strategic course, with many possibilities to see the provisional rankings move...

The first and biggest changing could be for the 1st position at the men’s ranking. Yann Guyader (Alessi Powerslide) and Massimiliano Presti (Luigino Answer) are both in a good shape. The first took three titles at the European championships; the second (who won 5 times the WIC) captured his first win of the year in the series in Suzhou. They are threatening Luca Saggiorato, the former leader of Rollerblade MPC World.

But Luca is strong in his head and very confident about his speed in a bunch sprint: he won it in Suzhou in July. One other point is that the Italian leads the provisional ranking: it’s always better to be in first position than to run after it! At least – and it’s not the less important fact – Luca has very good team mates around him. In case of break away, Nicolas Iten and Diego Rosero are able to take the win: they did it in Engadin and Rennes. That means that they are able to take some decisive points to opponents. Jorge Cifuentes and Francesco Zangarini will do their best to lead out Luca in case of sprint, and to put him on the best position as well.

There are pretty good chances that the race ends in a bunch sprint in Zurich. Finally, the favorite of the race will certainly be Joey Mantia (Luigino Answer), who already won the stage in 2007: the US skater is powerful and impressive. But he did not win in Europe since Zug…

About the ladies race, the only issue seems to be a bunch sprint also. Since the beginning of the season, it has quite always been the case… The Queen Cecilia Baena (Bont) will be the one to follow: her team is perfect to lead her out and she’s got the fastest speed in the last 100m.

Anyway, Laura Lardani, Simona Di Eugenio and Jana Gegner (Rollerblade MPC World) are getting a better shape for few weeks: the three athletes are preparing for the coming World Championships, with a fresher motivation. Cathy Penan, who has been able to break with the WIC for a while, will be on the same ground of motivation!
Team Rollerblade: Announcement WIC Zurich

ZURICH WIC BONT Shut out

by Bill Begg (Aug. 1, 2008)
Hi Skaters,

With some reasonable results in Zurich on Sunday the Individual overall & teams overall will be decided, BONT WHEELS in the teams & Cecilia Baena in the individual, have basically unassailable leads in the competition.

In the teams Bont has a 1,046 pts lead over Alessi Powerslide. Now with 1st, 2nd & 3rd in the remaining 3 Top Class events thats 1,005 points,plus 2 class 1 events another 290points, for any team taking 1st, 2nd & 3rd in the two events.

Now if Alessi Powerslide happened to go 1st, 2nd & 3rd in all 3 remaining Top Class events & 1, 2 & 3 in the two remaining class 1 events for 1,295 pts, BONT WHEELS would need a total of 250 points from the remaining 5 events to win the title.

Even if that scenario happened, with Alessi Powerslide place 1, 2 & 3, if team BONT WHEELS place 4th, 5th & 7th in Zurich, they will wrap up the title in Zurich.

In the Individual only one skater teamate Nicole Begg would have a remote chance, presently with her drop event added Cecilia has a 382 point difference, with the possible maximum remaing events, Nicole can compete in, if she wins in the 4 would bring in 435 points, which would mean that Cecilia would only need a best 12th place in Zurich & the title has been signed sealed & delivered.

While the Ladies is as good as signed & sealed the mens, its far from Decided Rollerblade MPC & Alessi Powerslide,are the only two with a chance of the Team overall.

Make no mistake about it King Max still has an outsiders chance of the individual overall, but has to get past Luca Saggioratto,Yann Guyader & Francesco Zangarini..
Bont Skates Message Board and News: ZURICH WIC BONT Shut out


SICのアナウンスでは35kmマラソンと書いてありましたが、実際には43kmで戦われたようですネ。



Mantia beats them all!

Joey Mantia (USA - Luigino Answer Wheels) won with an incredible performance the Zurich World Inline Cup for the second time. In the final sprint of the pack, he demonstrated his strengh and fitness. The Colombian Diego Rosero (Rollerblade MPC World) got second, Yann Guyader (FRA - Powerslide Alessi World) third.

At the women's race, the Colombian Cecilia Baena (Bont Wheels) dominated again and won in a fantastic sprint. Brittany Bowe (USA – Luigino Answer Wheels) and Cecilia's teammate Alexandra Vivas got second and third.

Swiss Inline Cup 2008 - Zürich


http://youtube.com/watch?v=ozDgYOQcOFU

Men 43km Results

  1. Joey Mantia, (Luigino Answer Wheels), USA, 1:00.03,37
  2. Diego Rosero, (Rollerblade MPC World), COL, 1:00.03,63
  3. Yann Guyader, (Matter Inline Center World), FRA, 1:00.03,69
  4. Daniel Nation, (Matter Inline Center World), NZL, 1:00.03,79
  5. Matteo Amabili, (Powerslide Alessi World), ITA, 1:00.03,84
  6. Ben Alchin, (Matter Inline Center Spirotiger), NZL, 1:00.03,97
  7. Alexander Bastidas, (Bont Bacata), VEN, 1:00.04,02
  8. Severin Widmer, (X-Tech Crocs), SUI, 1:00.04,18
  9. Pascal Briand, (Powerslide Phuzion International), FRA, 1:00.05,73
  10. Julien Levrard, (Renard Inline World Team), FRA, 1:00.08,65

Women 43km Results

  1. Cecilia Baena, (Bont Wheels), COL, 1:11.46,52
  2. Brittany Bowe, (Luigino Answer Wheels), USA, 1:11.46,67
  3. Alexandra Vivas, (Bont Wheels), COL, 1:11.46,80
  4. Hilde Goovaerts, (CadoMotus World), BEL, 1:11.46,97
  5. Nicole Begg, (Bont Wheels), NZL, 1:11.47,27
  6. Natalia Altero, (Matter Inline Center World), ARG, 1:11.47,43
  7. Nadine Gloor, (Rollerblade I.B.U Speedodrom), SUI, 1:11.47,46
  8. Kuhn India, (X-Tech-Crocs), SUI, 1:11.47,69
  9. Melissa Bonnet, (Matter Inline Center World), ARG, 1:11.48,14
  10. Ghizlane Samir, (GB-London), MOR, 1:11.48,65

SIC Zurich Men 43km

SIC Zurich Women 43km

Quartier Zopf Online: SIC Zurich 3.8.2008 (Photos)
de Roller-Numérique: Zurich 2008 (Photos)
Inline-Club Winterthur: SIC Zürich 08 (Photos)
INLINEFOTOS.CH: SIC Zürich 2008 (Photos)

ZURICH WIC BONT Shut out

Bill Begg (Aug. 3, 2008)
Hi Skaters,

A great season for Team " BONT WHEELS " Already the winners of the of the World Inline cup with 8 victories in 10 events contested, still have 4 of the 15 events still to go.

CECILIA BAENA has already the Individual overall title on her mantlepiece, with a record 7 wins in 2008.


BONT WHEELS have the opportunityof a clean sweep in the overalls with Nicole Begg in 2nd place with 788 points & Alexandra Vivas 743 points, the nearest Challengers are Alessi Powerslide skaters Italian Giovanna Turchiarelli 584 points & Sandra Gomez 581 points.

Next Saturday evening at Beil will be the final of the Swiss Inline cup, on a totally different points scoring system, team BONT WHEELS have a comfortable lead also in the event.
Bont Skates Message Board and News: ZURICH WIC BONT Shut out

WIC Zurich : Diego in silver

Diego Rosero took the second place of the World Inline Cup of Zürich. The Colombian from Rollerblade MPC World escaped in a group of 11 skaters after about 4kms of race.
Vincent Esnault, (Aug. 4, 2008)
The World Championships are coming soon. It’s no matter with the WIC from a first point of view. But it’s visible anyway. First, the skaters who will do it are in a good shape and the races are going fast; then, some of them had to deal with the national championships, such as the Italians, just before the WIC of Zürich; at least, US skater Joey Mantia (Luigino Answer) is back in Europe…

And it’s not the less important fact. Mantia is the one to stick in a marathon race, with some flyers such as Yann Guyader (Alessi Powerslide) or Diego Rosero. When the three broke together after about four kilometers of race, with eight other skaters from some different teams, it was quite sure that the race was going on a different way. It was not question of a bunch sprint anymore…

The flying group opened quite fast a gap of about 15 seconds per lap (out of five laps). At two laps from the end, the gap was of 1’45 upon the pack. When the bell rang, it was definitively too late, even if a last group of four skaters tried to go – and was soon swallowed back in.

The sprint for the victory was unclenched at about 200m to the line. No one was able to stop Mantia’s course to the gold. Diego was in his silage, and he captured the silver, whereas Guyader finished third.

Luca Saggiorato, who worked a lot with Francesco Zangarini and Nicolas Iten to control the pack for Diego, finished at the 20th rank. It’s not a real surprise: the Italian came right from his national championships, and he had to run with many other races in his legs. Nicolas managed to capture the 14th rank of his Home WIC, which is the third place of the bunch sprint – another good result indeed!

WIC Zurich: Jana takes the 11th place

The ladies team of Rollerblade MPC World did not obtain good results in Zürich. Jana finished in the first pack, at the 11th place.
Vincent Esnault, (Aug. 4, 2008)
The women’s race was run in the same conditions than the men’s one: one more lap (5 instead of 4), warm temperatures and a huge pack, as usual in Europe. But soon after the start, Laura Lardani and Simona Di Eugenio gave up: the two Italians were back from their national championships, and this marathon was too much. Simona unfortunately felt and Laura stopped in the last lap of race...

The tempo was quite high in the first pack. The Bont Wheels team was going for the overall victory in the WIC rankings, either individual or the team one. At least, there were only 17 athletes remaining in the leading group of the race, with Jana Gegner alone from Rollerblade MPC World. The final sprint was leaded out from the 300m by Brittany Bowe (Luigino Answer). The US star was passed by the Queen Cecilia Baena (Bont Wheels), but she managed to resist to Baena's team mate Alexandra Vivas for the silver.

With seven wins this season in the WIC, Cecilia Baena has already won the World ranking of the marathon series! The coming stage in Biel will be completely different from Zürich stage: the race is much more technical, and usually suits to Laura Lardani (she won it in the past)…
Team Rollerblade: WIC Zürich : Diego in silver and Jana takes the 11th place

Overall Ranking after 9 races and C1 class.

Men Teams
Yann Guyader
Yann Guyader
Luca Saggiorato
Luca Saggiorato
Francesco Zangarini
Francesco Zangarini
  1. Yann Guyader, FRA, (Powerslide Alesi World), 815 Points
  2. Luca Saggiorato, ITA, (Rollerblade MPC), 775
  3. Francesco Zangarini, ITA, (Rollerblade MPC), 704
  4. Massimiliano Presti, ITA (Luigino Answer Wheels), 682
  5. Diego Rosero, COL, (Rollerblade MPC), 660

  6. Fabio Francolini, ITA, (Powerslide Alesi World), 604
  7. Stefano Galliazzo, ITA, (Powerslide Alesi World), 554
  8. Andres F. Munoz, COL, (Matter World Inline Center), 520
  9. Matteo Amabili, ITA, (Powerslide Alessi), 503
  10. Severin Widmer, SUI, (X-Tech Crocs), 490
Women Teams
Cecilia Baena
Cecilia Baena
Nicole Begg
Nicole Begg
Alexandra Vivas
Alexandra Vivas
  1. Cecilia Baena, COL, (Bont Wheels), 1110 Points
  2. Nicole Begg, NZL, (Bont Wheels), 788
  3. Alexandra Vivas, COL, (Bont Wheels), 705
  4. Giovanna Turchiarelli, ITA, (Powerslide Alessi), 614
  5. Sandra Gomez, ESP, (Powerslide Alessi), 581
  6. Liana Holguin, COL, (Matter World Inline Center), 550
  7. Nadine Gloor, SUI, (Rollerblade I.P.U.), 543
  8. Laura Lardani, ITA, (Rollerblade MPC), 515
  9. Natalia Artero, ARG (Inline Center Matter Woman), 500
  10. Tamara Llorens, ARG, (Bont Wheels), 475


Translated by Babel Fish Translation of Yahoo!




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