The second stage of the Lead World Cup 2017 was won last night at Chamonix by Marcello Bombardi from Italy and Janja Garnbret from Slovenia.
Marcello Bombardi an Italian legend at Chamonix! In his first-ever World Cup Finals, the 23-year-old climber climbed to the top of the route and won his first ever Lead World Cup event. Bombardi’s victory came as no great surprise – in the European Climbing Championship at Campitello a fortnight ago he placed 7th and is evidently in great shape – but last night Bombardi demonstrated his class and, above all, his nerves of steel in the exciting but – it has to said – too easy men’s finals.
As for the female competition, after her easy victory at Villars a week ago Janja Garnbret from Slovenia eased to the top in Chamonix. South Korea’s Jain Kim and Belgium’s Anak Verhoeven topped out, too, but the three were separated on countback. They were followed by Tina Johnsen Hafsaas (4th), Jessica Pilz (5th), Julia Chanourdie (6th), Mia Krampl (7th) and Ievgeniia Kazbekova (8th).