Verticale du Grand Serre 2018

France

September 30th

The new women’s world record stands at 34’36” by French woman Axelle Mollaret. The Verticale du Grand Serre course is the shortest of its kind in the world – just 1.8 km long with 1,000m vertical climb at 2,140m altitude.

It’s records all round at Verticale du Grand Serre

This Sunday in Cholonge (Isère), the female world record for the vertical kilometer was beaten. With a time of 34'36 to complete the 1000m in altitude in just 1800 meters, the Haute-Savoie Axelle Mollaret (26 years) took 12 seconds less than the previous world record held by Christel Dewalle (34'48, in 2014).

Axelle Mollaret

Axelle Mollaret

Christel Dewalle closed second here in a time of 34’56”, two seconds faster than her 2017 winning time. Closing the podium was Slovakian Marianna Jagercikova in 39’11”.

Christel Dewalle

Christel Dewalle

Marianna Jagercikova

Marianna Jagercikova

Women podium

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Axelle Mollaret – FRA – 34’36” | Christel Dewalle – FRA – 34’56” | Marianna Jagercikova – SVK – 39’11” | Hillary Gerardi – USA – 39’29” | Mallaurie Mattana – FRA – 39’32”

From the men's side, victory of the Swiss nugget Rémi Bonnet, which is close to 30 minutes (30'13) and beats the test record held by 2015 by Kilian Jornet. The world record has not fallen, however.

Rémi Bonnet

Rémi Bonnet

In second was French man Xavier Gachet in 31’53”. Andorran Ferran Teixido took third in 32’16”.

Andorran Ferran

Andorran Ferran

After the lung-busting ascent to the 2,140m altitude race summit, the 352 finishers recovered with the spectacular views across the Alps. The men’s ranking is getting tighter with Pascal Egli, fourth today, again on top with only four points over Ferran Teixido. Third is race winner Rémi Bonnet.

Winners:

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Verticale du Grand Serre winners and new record holders, Axelle Mollaret and Rémi Bonnet with organiser Atma Singh. ©MRSWS

Verticale du Grand Serre results

Men

Rémi Bonnet – SUI – 30’13”

Xavier Gachet – FRA – 31’53”

Ferran Teixido – AND – 32’16”

Pascal Egli – SUI – 32’21”

Camille Caparros – FRA – 32’22”

Women

Axelle Mollaret – FRA – 34’36”

Christel Dewalle – FRA – 34’56”

Marianna Jagercikova – SVK – 39’11”

Hillary Gerardi – USA – 39’29”

Mallaurie Mattana – FRA – 39’32”


More details: www.vkworldcircuit.com | Vertical Kilometer World Circuit


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