At the lead World Cup last weekend, Alexander Megos won gold for the first time in his young competitive career. The Swiss Sascha Lehmann, who made it to the final, and the 7, had a pleasing competition weekend. Rank occupied. In the women's race, Slovenian Janja Garnbret once again took home the victory after a neck-and-neck race with Austrian Jessica Pilz.
The route setters in Briançon are known for their endurance-heavy style. So power, technology and complex movements were in demand again this weekend. That was good for the German Alexander Megos. obviously quite good. He won his first IFSC World Cup gold medal in France. In the final route, Alex missed the top grip by a hair's breadth - he fell on the last move. It was similar Romain Desgranges (Rank 2), Domen Skofic (Rank 3), Jakob Schubert (Rank 4) and Stefano Ghisolfi (Rank 5), all of which fell out only a few moves in front of the top. Not quite as high as the front athletes of the front ranks climbed the Swiss Sascha Lehmann, With the seventh final rank and his second final of the season, he showed once again a sensational performance.
Janja Garnbret wins gold for the third time in a row
After two gold medals in the past competitions, it had Janja Garnbret in Briançon not so easy. Your comrade Jessica mushroom climbed to the top in the final route. The pressure on the Slovenian was correspondingly high. But she seemed to be able to withstand this easily. Without any visible problems, she also climbed confidently to the top grip and - thanks to a better number of points in the semifinals - pushed the Austrian Jessica Pilz from the top podium. Janja Garnbret took the gold medal for the third time in a row with the victory in Briançon.
Video with the highlights of the Lead World Cup in Briançon
Pictures of the IFSC Lead Competition
The highlights of the competition can be found on www.lacrux.com
Ranking IFSC World Cup Briançon
Credits: Cover picture Eddie Fowke / IFSC