Tor des Geants

Endurance Trail 330 km - 24000m D+11-18 September 2016

The race direction about Francesca Canepa disqualification

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 17:15 -- Visitatore (not verified)

“The disciplinary procedure that led to the disqualification of Francesca Canepa concerns the failure to pass a control point of the race (to Les Goilles - Cogne), the same condition that in 2011 had led to the disqualification of Marco Gazzola. The failure to pass the checkpoint was promptly found by the Race Direction but,  being a manual measurement point, it was necessary to acquire the paper register of the passages, countersigned by the volunteers involved in the recording of the passages and by the race officials, in order to proceed with the formalization of the disqualification. Yesterday information  were spread and taken up by the news media present on the race, related to the presumed use of a motor vehicle by Canepa. We clarify that such information originate from a personal statement made ​​publicly by an athlete at the refreshment location of Dondena. The organization is not involved in such declaration.”