The OWWT moved back again to Italy in the framework of the second event of the Italian Open Water Tour.
Saturday night’s water bomb served to perfectly prepare, as on the most important occasions, Lake Maggiore and the Giona Park in Maccagno: the three races of the second stage of the Italian Open Water Tour took place in a frame ideal of sun, crystalline waters and absence of wind.
Maccagno has been reached by foreign athletes and not since Saturday, immediately making the atmosphere a great international sporting event, air that was strong on Sunday morning at the withdrawal of the race bags set for 8.00.
At early in the spectacular II Castles Swim Crossing, HARD SWIM of 6000 meters, saw Fabio Riganti make the difference with 1h14’35” in front of Filippo Marchini (Acqua1Village), already winner at Monate, and Daniele Savia. Running and fresh water did not prevent Giacomo Simeoni from reaching the foot of the podium but first in the “Natural” classification. Among the women, Camilla Montalbetti (Swimming Club Brebbia) is confirmed with 1h24’15 “ahead of Jane Hoag, first in the “Natural” classification, and Giulia Uggè (Pozzanghere Crossing). The Natural category is the non wetsuit permited, and the race that give more points for the OWWT Ranking.
It will be difficult to forget the spectacular rainbow of multicolored buoys scattered around the lake on Sunday but this doesn’t stop and the OWWT will be moving to California at the Crown Beach Race in Alameda, at the 11th of August, event organized by Odyssey OWS.
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