October 20th, 2019
On 20 October Bellagio Skyrace will take place on Lake Como. The sixth edition of this classic autumn will be, once again, the final test of the Skyrunner Italy Series.
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Difficult to determine what is the best part of the route of Bellagio Skyrace. The urban stretch, in the historic center of Bellagio, filled with groups of tourists from all over the world even in the season of dead leaves. Or the gardens of Villa Melzi, where exotic and rare plants alternate with old trees, grafting with studied elegance in the area between the lake and the promontory. Or again, the ridge from the summit of San Primo (1685 m asl) to Mount Ponciv (1465 m asl), extremity of the Larian triangle, which offers a view of Lake Como, surrounded by the Pre-Alps.
An itinerary designed by NSC Bellagio Sky Team, organizer that with this event has carved out an important space in the national panorama of skyrunning. And if the clearest proof is the reconfirmation in the calendar of the SNS (Skyrunning National Series), do not underestimate even the numbers (about six hundred athletes every year), the provenance of the members (from the most diverse countries) and the level of those who fight for a place in the first ten.
In the register of gold - in fact - have entered Tadei Pivk, Jean Baptiste Simukeka, Daniel Antonioli, the very young triathlon champion Marcello Ugazio. Just refer to the last edition, which saw the affirmation of Rwandan Primitive Niyirora in front of the Romanian Dragomir Denisa, the Russian orienteering champion Natalia Gemperle and Elisa Desco who had to settle for fourth place.
The events will begin on Saturday, giving life to a weekend entirely dedicated to the race, with Vertical, the Classic Sky and Half Sky, the latter designed to make even the least experienced the show of the race bellagina.
Registration for Bellagio Skyrace will open in May. In the meantime, the date to be pinned up on the calendar is Sunday, October 20, 2019. From the lake to the mountains, an experience to live and relive every year.
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