Running race (Sprint Sky Race) 1:10:00  14.0 km (5:00 / km) +700m 4:00 / km
At Montgenevre near the Italian border. Great race going from the village at around 1800m to a big hill at 2500m and back a different way down. The early pace through the streets at the start was quite high, so I sat back a bit - not very convinced we went the right way, especially as we ended up doing 1km more than advertised. Anyway, after a while we got onto winding fire trails and I got into a pack with the top 3. When we popped out of the trees it turned into a steep straight path to a col, and one guy shot off away never to be seen again. I got into a nice rhythm though and got to the summit in 2nd, just ahead of 3rd. Could really feel the altitude. Descent was fun and a bit technical at first, but the guy behind came flying past, so I spent the whole way down just trying to keep him in sight. Ended up 3rd to win a nice hamper of alpine goodies. Much fun.