Franco Collè closes up to Iker Karrera and leaves first from the life base of Valgrisenche. In this moment the runner of Gressoney is leading the race. This is a historical moment for the Tor. For the first time a native leads the competition.The two athletes keep a diabolical rhythm, leaving all the others far behind them.Less than 7 hours for the 48,6 km from Courmayeur to Valgrisenche.
After another 20 minutes arrive two newcomers of the Tor: the French Patrick Board and the Swiss Julien Voeffray. And 10 minutes later- Lionel Trivel, Carlos Marin Martin, Julia Bonmata Arnau, Marco Gazzola, Christophe Le Saux, Marco Mangaretto, Oscar Perez.
Even in the women's competition up to this moment are the runners of the Aosta Valley in leading position. The runners Sonia Glarey and Francesca Canepa arrived at Valgrisenche almost hand in hand. Third the Spanish Martinez . Unfortunately on the track lined by lots of fans fell a lot of rain mixed even with hail.