Extraordinary performance by the representative xabiero, Ignacio Cardona Torres, in the World Snowshoe Championship, which celebrated its 46 edition of the "Ciaspolada" in the Val di Non, in the Italian Trentino.
Ignacio Cardona entered the finish line in the 15 position of the absolute classification, was third in the veteran category, achieving the bronze medal in a personal capacity and also with the Spanish National Team. His time was 33 minutes and 22 seconds.
The circuit, with a distance of 8.10 km, had to be covered with artificial snow during the last 20 days to be able to celebrate the Championship, with a budget of 1 million euros.
2.300 riders from 29 countries participated in the race, among which were the two representatives of the Marina Alta.
The exit was given to the 10: 30 hours leading the test the Spaniards Nacho Hernando and his teammate, Roberto Ruiz, who printed a strong rhythm. At the passage of kilometer 4, the local Cesare Maestri took the initiative of the race taking the lead, followed by world runner-up Joseph Gray and Hernando.
In the 6 kilometer another local, Alessandro Rambaldini, surpassed Nacho Hernando by sending him to fourth place and preventing him from taking third place during the last two kilometers.
Nacho Hernando crossed the finish line in fourth position with a time of 30: 30.86. The winner was Cesare Maestri, followed by Joseph Gray and Alessandro Rambaldini.
Hernando was proclaimed World Champion in his category and got the bronze with the national team along with Roberto Ruiz Revuelta and Ignacio Cardona Torres. The Spanish women's team also won bronze in this Championship with Melanie Peñalver Alles, Alexandra Fernández Collado and Laurence Rastell.