Saturday, 27 August 2005

Ultra Tour du Mont Blanc

26th to 28th August 2005
158km / +8600m
Results Database
Top 30 Time Splits report
Christophe Jaquerod wins in 21 hours 12 minutes 04 seconds
Unbelievable!! After lying in 2nd place from Courmayeur, Christophe JAQUEROD passed race leader and 2004 winner Vincent DELEBARRE just before Argentiere with 10km to go.
Only the first five runners made it inside 24 hours.
Pos Name Cat Time
1. Christophe JAQUEROD SM 21:12:04
2. Vincent DELEBARRE SM 21:25:59
3. Marco OLMO MV50 21:50:54
4.= Antoine GUILLON SM 23:46:21
4.= Guillaume MILLET SM 23:46:21
6. Topher GAYLORD SM 24:14:44
7. François QUINIO SM 24:17:34
8. Eddy MYRTAL SM 24:20:21
9. Matteo BERTOLI SM 24:30:16
10. Jean-Pierre ERNZEN MV40 24:44:36
11. Werner SCHWEIZER MV60 24:51:55

Franck BARBIER was the highest placed runner from Defi de l'Oisans 2005, finishing in joint 24th place together with Elizabeth Hawker from England who was 1st lady. Franck was closely followed by Simone Kayser and Marc Kayser from Defi 2004 who ran together and finished in joint 28th position. Simone was first FV50 and 2nd lady overall.
Other Defi de l'Oisans folk to finish the race were Louis Flohic and Noel Vandenbussche.
Bruno Poirier co-ordinator of Everest Sky Race 2005 had a good run to finish 37th.
Magali Juneval from Everest Sky Race 2005 was 2nd senior lady in 110th place.

Notable abandonments include Dawa Dachhiri SHERPA, Benoit LAVAL and Christophe LE SAUX. Dawa was in 3rd place when he stopped at Courmayeur after 72km. Christophe also stopped at Courmayeur whilst in 27th place. Benoit packed it in after only 44km at Les Chapieux.
American ultrarunner extraordinaire Dean KARNAZES chucked it at Champex after 119km.
The Route - Anticlockwise circuit from Chamonix Christophe Jaquerod at Everest Sky Race 2005 Delebarre's lead on Jaquerod

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