The Battle For Fourth

Two athletes are still giving it all they have!

‘There is an epic race going on for fourth place,’ reports race photographer Honza Zak. ‘Ferdinand van Schelven and Simon Oberrauner are running, and I mean RUNNING!’

Oberrauner is in fifth place, Ferdy is in fourth. Just 2km separates them. The speeds are fast: 10-12km/h on the tarmac. Both are pounding along the road heading for the Col de Tende, where Paul Guschlbauer (AUT1) spent the night.

There is a sting in the tail coming up however - there is a tunnel ahead which the athletes are not allowed to run through. Instead they must head up into the hills and race for the Col de Tende.

zooom / Honza Zak

©zooom / Vitek Ludvik

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