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15 March 2022


Ready, steady, go... Altitoy Ternua is back


Thinking at March is thinking at the great classic races. This month is synonymous with La Grande Course. This weekend in the French Pyrenees, the curtain will rise on the new 2022/2023 biennium with the legendary Altitoy Ternua. For the 13th edition in the Luz Ardiden and Tourmalet-Pic du Midi areas, almost 400 athletes are expected to compete in two days of pure adrenaline.
 
As for predictions... It's hard to dare. Given the injury suffered on Sunday by William Boffelli from Bergamo, it is to consider if his partner Alex Oberbacher will be able to find a last minute replacement who can be up to the task. The expert Filippo Beccari has been confirmed and will be teamed up with the sudtiroler Martin Stofner, the recent winner of the 2000m Mountain Attack. In the women's category, the spotlight is on polish Anna Tybor, paired with the italian Natalia Mastrota.  Locally, the pairs of Lander Álvarez - Aitor Otxoa, Asier Alonso - Jon Ander Aranburu, Haimar Zubeldia - Joseba Zubeldia (former cyclists) and the female pairs Nahia Quincoces - Igone Campos and Uxue Fraile - Lur Basterretxea stand out.
 
One thing is for sure: from Col de Riou to the Ardiden lakes, from Lienz forest to the peaks which reach the 3000m of Gavarnie,  both amateurs and great champions will be able to test their legs and condition ahead of Millet Tour du Rutor Extrême, the only round of the ISMF World Championship scheduled at the end of the month.
 
April will also feature a top LGC event: La Patrouille des Glaciers and its 57.5 km and 4386 mD+ alpine ride. The PDG 2022 will be run on the night between 29th and 30th April.

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