Verbier will host an invitational event, including the top 5 men in the world this year and top 2 women, in addition to 2 SDH category racers (the top man in SDH this year and World Record holder). There will be several forerunners who were selected by the top 5 male racers as well. The current confirmed list at the moment is:
1 - Klauss Strottshammer
2 - Ivan Origone
3 - Philippe May
4 - Simone Origone
5 - Bastien Montes (still looking for travel funds if anyone can help)
6 - Sanna Tidstrand
7 - Karine Revol
8 - Gregory Meichtry
9 - Mathieu Sage
+ Xavier COUSSEAU (monoski !)Confirmed forerunner:
Markus Munzer, Simon Billy, Ismael Devenes, Jonathan Moret
Because the weather doesn't look so great on the weekend, the plan is to start the race at around 200 km/h on Thursday in the sun and move up the Mont Fort towards the ramp, finishing either Friday or Saturday.
Thank you for your interest!
Tracie Max Sachs
PS - we need sherpas and helpers on Thursday and Friday if anyone can help.