Lisa Vittozzi unstoppable: silver with Tommaso Giacomel

©Getty Images

Lisa Vittozzi unstoppable: silver with Tommaso Giacomel

Italy takes silver in the single relay of the World Championships in Nove Mesto, dragged by a superb Lisa Vittozzi, precise in the shot and very fast on skis, the real protagonist of the rainbow event in the Czech Republic, brilliantly supported by a rediscovered Tommaso Giacomel, also fast on skis and responsive in making up for mistakes in the first polygon and then finding a quick zero in the second. Italy finished in second place with 5 total reloads and 24"8 behind the French gold, but ahead of Norway, which had to settle for bronze.

Launch a bit’ contracted for Tommaso Giacomel who uses 4 reloads, 2 per turn and goes to relieve Lisa Vittozzi, who is showing off impressive confidence and speed in this World Championships. With two zeros, Vittozzi climbs from 14th to third place. It’s Giacomel’s turn again, who regains confidence and doesn’t make any more mistakes, managing to keep the third position and recovering a few seconds on Norway and France in the lead.
Vittozzi’s last change begins with a ground charge, but the Sappadine does not lose much and remains third at 27 seconds from Tandrevold, who tries to disengage from Jeanmonnot.

The’apotheosis forò è is Vittozzi’s last polygon, who closes the five targets and moves into second, taking advantage of Norway’s penalty round, while France flies to’gold. Tandrevold sticks behind Vittozzi on the last lap and it’s a battle of nerves. Finché comes the long final sprint where Lisa Vittozzi shows off her amazing form and pulls away from the Norwegian by 3 seconds finishing in silver.

"From the beginning I tried to climb up towards the first positions – Vittozzi told Fisi channels-, then I saw that the Norwegian made a mistake and I tried to manage the last lap as best I could and attack at the end. I am very self-conscious, I arrived in a great condition and I try to enjoy all the races and this is what I will do in the last two races on Saturday and Sunday".

Now, with three tricolor medals alreadyà around my neck, and all three with Lisa Vittozzi protagonist, comes the’appointment with the relays on Saturday.

You may also like...