11 June 2023

Théo Charmes shines on Bologna Montana Day 2 while Nicole Göldi gets back to the top

Tonso loses the provisional lead against the Swiss World Champ; Gilloux feels the pressure from Ryf


Bologna (Italy), Sunday 11 June 2023 – In the second race of the Bologna Montana Round presented by Raspini, the circuit layout underwent modifications due to the tricky track conditions, and the number of laps was reduced to 4 by the race direction.

2023 WES Bologna Montana Round Race 2

The heavy rainfall on Saturday in the 2023 WES UCI E-MTB XC World Cup Round 2 had taken the route, necessitating these changes. However, the weather played in favour on Sunday action, with a sunny Day 2 providing the perfect atmosphere for an e-bike racing event in Monghidoro.

With impressive performance during the morning’s Qualirace session, Nicole Göldi (Trek-Bosch) and Joris Ryf (Specialized) secured the Raspini Pole Position as top starting places.

Nicole Göldi (Trek-Bosch) and Joris Ryf (Specialized)

The race kicked off with a minor incident at the bottom of the grid, causing two riders to fall off into the muddy grass. However, this setback only intensified the competitive spirit among them. In the meantime, at the top of the action Théo Charmes (Team AOTL), and Sofia Wiedenroth (Specialized) push into their limits to secure the Holeshot Powered by Fassi.

Théo Charmes (Team AOTL) and Sofia Wiedenroth (Specialized)

In an electrifying race, Women Reigning World Champ Nicole Göldi (Trek-Bosch) momentarily lost her first-place position, but with determination in her eyes, she swiftly regained her composure and powered through the racecourse to reclaim her well-deserved victory.

Women’s Reigning World Champion Nicole Göldi (Trek-Bosch)

Swiss Nathalie Schneitter (Trek-Bosch) secured second place with a commendable performance, while Anna Spielmann (Haibike) showcased her tenacity, earning a respectable third place after 4 laps scheduled to add another award to her podium list in her rookie season.

In a fierce battle on track, Jérôme Gilloux (Lapierre Overvolt), Théo Charmes and Joris Ryf fought for the top three. Lap after lap, they competed with a great sporting rivalry between these riders, but in the end, the current French Champ cross the finish line first, after a shining unforgettable spectacle.

Reigning French Champion Théo Charmes (Team AOTL)

Also, despite enduring noticeable discomfort from a fall during Saturday’s race, Justine Tonso (Lapierre Overvolt) showed tremendous resilience and determination as she took to the track on Sunday finishing sixth.

The second Magneti Marelli Checkstar Power Lap Award of the season went to Göldi and Gilloux. Now, the next event is to take place once again in Italy, in San Paolo d’Argon, Bergamo Round 3 on 15-16 July.

W&M Regining World Champs Jérôme Gilloux (Lapierre Overvolt) and Nicole Göldi (Trek-Bosch)

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