Expired the 150 hours permitted by the regulation, are arrived at the deadline, together, the last two of the 446 trailers (on the 770 at the start) that have ended the seventh edition of the Tor des Géants®.
As unanimous, the best race and adventure ever since all the editions and with everything under control.
The Giants in question are Ana Bustamante, Spanish (the Tor 2016 face) and Giorgio Manoni, Italian, or to be precise, a 45 years old man from Rome that live in London. But instead of that he doesn’t esitate to leave the City to run on the Aosta Valley paths enjoying the landscape without hurry (he was arrived happily last at the Gran Trail Courmayeur too).
Ana has underline the perfect and by now tested race organization, and the fact that the Tor is impressed as a brand (“instead of in the other races you can just have a good souvenir”); Giorgio was impressed by the people of the valleys, in addition to the landscapes (“we lived in the most beautiful Country in the word and the Tor is an occasion to remember this one time more”) and the internationality of the race. “I slept under the stones with Japanese runners, I ate with Spanish people, I toasted with Canadians and walked with Russians. As in London, but in a better contest”.
At the deadline also all the 11 “Senators” (the trailers that have ended all the TDG edition) who were at the start and between them Jean Michel Touron who in less then two months has ended four endurance trails for over than a thousand of kilometers run.
So here it’s the conclusion, with a rich surrounded of party people, an edition that someone had defined “memorable”, for the numbers of countries present (70), the quality sponsors and first of all for the energy of the volunteers (also from China), the collaboration of the Municipalities and the impressive work of the assistance teams, captained by the best Italian Mountain Guides.
In VDA Trailers home, a Tor still in race, are arrived since now inscription requests for the next year and emails from the volunteers to subscribe their participation.
The race was followed on Facebook by one thousand and 300 miles people.
Tomorrow, at 11 a.m. the party and the price giving ceremony at the Courmayeur Forum Sport Center in Dolonne, where all took live the previous Saturday with the bib giving ceremony.
All the videos produced during the Tor are available on the You tube page Tor des Géants®.
You will find the different play list between all the daily highlights, the interviews at the winners and the meetings that have took place along the Tor paths.