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TRIUMPH OF THE POLISH COUPLE BARTOSZ GORCZYCA AND EWA MAJER AT THE 8TH SARDINIA TRAIL

May 19, 2019
Cardedu (NU), May 19th, 2019. The Polish Bartosz Gorczyca, with the final time of 06h12m52s, has won the eighth edition of the Sardinia Trail, which ended today on the beach of Museddu in the municipality of Cardedu.
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Cardedu (NU), May 19th, 2019. The Polish Bartosz Gorczyca, with the final time of 06h12m52s, has won the eighth edition of the Sardinia Trail, which ended today on the beach of Museddu in the municipality of Cardedu.
The European runner, in love with Sardinia, also came first in the overall classification of the third stage –Tertenia-Gairo-Cardedu of 26.8 Km - with a time of 02h28m10s, ahead of the ex-aequo Fabien Huby (BEL) and Dario Tuveri (ITA) who concluded with a 14m08s delay from the winner. In the general rankings, in second and third position respectively Fabien Huby (BEL) at 35m38s and Lino Polti (CHE) at 01h01m43s from the absolute winner.
In short, even today, a very hard and selective a stage, with the athletes who have used their last energies to try to oust the destined Bartosz Gorczyca from the title of Sardinia Trail without success.
In women's category, for the first time, Ewa Majer (POL) won the title of Queen of the Sardinia Trail with the time of 07h34m08s, fifth overall, thus snatching the sceptre from Patrizia Besomi, winner of the two past editions: the Swiss athlete in fact finished this stage positioning herself in the general classification in third position. In the stage and general classification of women, in second place we find the Swiss Ylenia Polti at 34m54s from the overall time of the Majer.
The route of the third stage is striking from the beach of Foxi (Tertenia), to the breath-taking scenery of Monteferru, the highest mountain on the sea, Punta Cartuceddu and Coccorocci.
Companion of the runners in this stage was a wonderful day of good temperatures, after the first two days of adverse conditions that did not prevent them from reaching, albeit painstakingly, but with so much determination, commitment and determination, the long-awaited goal on the long and sandy Museddu beach (Cardedu), giving yourself a few dives at the finish line between its crystal clear waters: a nice way to exorcise these 3 tiring days of competition with spectacular passages from Urzulei to Arzana.
The event was organized by Good Looking Entertainment Sport in collaboration with the Autonomous Region of Sardinia, with the Departments of Sport and Tourism, the municipalities of Urzueli, Arzana, Cardedu, Desulo, Gairo, and Tertenia, along with the companies HOKA ONE, the Loi sausage factory in Villagrande and the Panificio Ferreli in Lanusei.

Statement:

Bartosz Gorczyca (POL): “I consider myself Sardinian by now. Having won the Sardinia Trail is a great satisfaction. I am really happy and satisfied to have run through the amazing scenery of Ogliastra. Perfect organization. This event has become the best way to promote the area. If I have the chance, I would like to repeat this fantastic experience again next year. Congratulations again”.

Ewa Majer (POL): “A beautiful victory at the Sardinia Trail. The first two days were very hard because of the bad weather, but today with the sun I finally appreciated even better the landscapes of Ogliastra, from the mountains to the sea”.

Matteo Piras, Mayor of Cardedu: “We are pleased to have hosted the Sardinia Trail, an international event that affected our territory with the final arrival and awards on the beach of Museddu. We hope to consolidate this collaboration also in the next editions”.

The third stage of the Sardinia Trail also assigns a score in the general classification for the Sfida Sentieri Sardi trophy:

Overall FINAL - SARDINIA TRAIL
1st 01 Bartosz Gorczyca (POL) 06h12m52s
2nd 17 Fabien Huby (BEL) in 06h48m30s at 35m38s
3rd 28 Lino Polti (CHE) in 07h14m35s at 01h01m43s
4th 03 Davide Vassalli (CHE) in 07h26m30s at 01h13m38s
5th 42 Ewa Majer (POL) in 07h34m08s at 01h26m16s FIRST WOMAN

General MEN FINAL - SARDINIA TRAIL
1st 01 Bartosz Gorczyca (POL) 06h12m52s
2nd 17 Fabien Huby (BEL) in 06h48m30s at 35m38s
3rd 28 Lino Polti (CHE) in 07h14m35s at 01h01m43s
4th 03 Davide Vassalli (CHE) in 07h26m30s at 01h13m38s
5th 05 Roberto Casavecchia (CHE) in 08h04m55s

General WOMEN FINAL - SARDINIA TRAIL
1st 42 Ewa Majer (POL) in 07h34m08s
2nd 29 Ileneia Polti (CHE) in 08h09m02s at 34m54s
3rd 02 Patrizia Besomi (CHE) 08h

OVERALL 3rd Stage
1st 31 01 Bartosz Gorczyca (POL) 02h28m10s
2nd 17 Fabien Huby (BEL) in 02h42m18s a 14m08s
2nd 68 Dario Tuveri (ITA) in 02h42m18s a 14m08s
4th Lino Polti (CHE) in 02h51m00s a 22m50s
5th 03 Davide Vassalli (CHE) in 02h52m50s a 24m40s
6th 42 Ewa Majer (POL) in 03h00m20s at 32m10s first woman

Results 3rd Stage (MEN)
1st 01 Bartosz Gorczyca (POL) 02h28m10s
2nd 17 Fabien Huby (BEL) in 02h42m18s at 14m08s
2nd 68 Dario Tuveri (ITA) in 02h42m18s at 14m08s
4th Lino Polti (CHE) in 02h51m00s at 22m50s
5th 03 Davide Vassalli (CHE) in 02h52m50s at 24

Results 3rd Stage (WOMEN)

1st Ewa Majer (POL) in 03h00m20s at 32m10s
2nd 29 Ylenia Polti in 03h08m50s at 08m30s
3rd 02 Patrizia Besomi (CHE) 03h18m00s at m17m40s

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