Sensational victory for Tina Fischl at the 25th Mountain Attack in Saalbach-Hinterglemm
The “Mountain Attack” in Saalbach is the biggest and toughest touring ski race in Austria. Three different routes took place: the Schattberg Race (1,017 altitude meters), the Tour (2,036 altitude meters, five summits) and the Marathon (3,010 altitude meters, six summits). Around 1,000 athletes from 15 nations took part.
The conditions were challenging, with cold temperatures of -5 degrees in the valley and -15 degrees on the Schattberg. The athletes started in Saalbach and walked about 400 meters in full touring ski gear to the ski slope at the foot of the Schattberg. The Schattberg, with a gradient of up to 70 percent, is notorious and even experienced athletes had difficulties mastering the steep slope. Some athletes even fell and lost their skis.
Tina Fischl, an experienced athlete, wanted to be on the podium again after winning the 2nd place last year. She overtook the leader and fought her way to the top, where she finally finished as the overall winner.
After the race, the athletes celebrated their achievements and were already planning for next year’s Mountain Attack. The whole team thanked the sponsors of the event.
Here are the results of the Mountain Attack team:
Schattberg-Race: Tina Fischl (1st place), Alex Fischl (10th place), Christian Altmann (29th place), Dominik Marold (39th place)
Tour-Distance: Hans Jörg Wagmann (95th place), Georg Kusser (108th place), Daniel Schmidbauer (154th place), Josef Kusser (72nd place 45+)
Marathon distance: Mathias Burgstaller (52nd place), Michael Wagmann (140th place)
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