CIDHS Calendar 2017
Last year’s annual circuit was held only on Verdicchio Race, but 2016 Downhill Skateboard Italian Championship consists of four races. It is set up to be a tour that brings together Italian skaters and gives them even more roads to skate and a chance to win the title that is the Italian Champion.
CIDHS 2016 Race Lineup
The opening race in a 2016 lineup was Ambrose Downhill Challenge in the beginning of July in Valpolicella (Verona). The second race of a CIDHS circuit was Alto Rock race at the end of July, shortly followed by Euroskate 2016 in Teolo (Padova) in the beginning of August. The last race of CIDHS 2016, Castello Race will be held in September in Castelplanio (Ancona).
1. AMBROSE DOWNHILL CHALLENGE
July 2nd – 3rd 2016, Valpolicella (Verona) – The Ambrose Downhill Challenge took place in Verona and opened this year’s Italian Championship.
Ambrose Qualification Results
During the timed qualifications, Giorgio Garino dominated the race with a time of 3.04,81. Right after him, Stefano Barbizzi had the best time of 3.08,56 and Marcus Aldinucci 3.09,81.
Ambrose Final Results
In Open Skateboard final heat, Marcus Aldinucci won the race, followed by Giorgio Garino on the second, Guiseppe Maltese on the third and Filippo Salerni on the fourth place.
In Women’s category two girls raced, Helene Folliard won and Giulia Bottazzin was second.
The Street luge podium included Luca Santolamazza taking the first place, Daniele Aldinucci taking second and Maurizio De Pollo taking third place.
2. ALTO ROCK 2016
July 30th – 31st 2016, Alto (Cuneo) – Alto Rock race presents the steepest track in the circuit with 22,72% grade. Race format is 2 man heats, first one down takes the win. The track is 1,9 km long and will definitely keep your heart rate up.
Alto Rock 2016 Qualification Results
After registering on Saturday, the riders dropped in for a warmup run and then started racing to qualify. Top five riders who qualified were Giorgio Garino followed by Stefano Barbizzi, D’amato Alessio, Castagnola Giorgio and Simeone Alessio.
On early Sunday afternoon as the weather was better then expected, twenty riders gathered on the start line and started racing, head to head in two man heats.
Alto Rock 2016 Final Results
Giorgio Garino won the final run racing Stefano Barbizzi. Marcus Aldinucci placed third by winning a race with Alessio Simeone.
Hellene Folliard had an accident during a qualifying run and couldn’t race so the first place was left to Giulia Bottazzin.
Maurizio De Pollo won a street luge podium, Daniele Aldinucci placed second.
3. EUROSKATE 2016 (TEOLO)
August 4th – 7th 2016, Teolo (Padova) – Roll Club Padova organised another successful edition of Teolo Euroskate race, joining inline downhill skating and downhill skateboarding for the 13th time already.
Riders were racing in a usual 4 man heats format with timed qualifications on a 1.6 km long road with an average incline of 12 percent.
Teolo Euroskate 2016 Qualification Results
In Open Skateboard category, Giorgio Garino had the best qualification time 01: 59.271 and broke a 2 minutes threshold. Filippo Salerni was the second fastest with time 02: 00.693 followed by Marcus Aldinucci with 02:00.861.
In Women’s Skateboard category, Giulia Bottazzin was the fastest girl on the track with 02:12.643 followed by Hellene Folliard with 02:17.559 and young newcomer from Lazio, Felici Azzurra with 02:24.786.
In Junior Skateboard category Mariano Conti was racing solo and crossed the line with the total time of 02:04.600.
Teolo Euroskate 2016 Final Results
In Open Skateboard final heat Marcus Aldinucci crossed the finish line first, Filippo Salerni was right behind him and finished second while Stefano Barbizzi and Giorgio Garino had a contact on the 4th hairpin and missed the opportunity for the win. Stefano ended up being third and Giorgio fourth.
Women’s Skateboard category racing was intense to the last hairpin where Hellene Folliard confirmed the lead and crossed the finish line first. Giulia Bottazzin followed by placing second and Felici Azzurra got third.
For the Luge category the challenge was determined directly with a final run of four riders: Daniel Aldinucci was the fastest and placed first followed by his brother Riccardo Aldinucci. Andrea Morellini placed third while Maurizio De Pollo crashed and ended up with the fourth place.
4. CASTELLO RACE (Coming soon)
September 17th – 18th 2016, Ancona – The last event in the Italian Downhill Skateboarding Championship tour will take place in Ancona. Standard race format of 4 man heats on a 2,1 km road and average gradient of 5,83% will decide who takes home the title.
At the time of writing this post, Marcus Aldinucci is on top of ranking list with 2700 points. Giorgio Garino is currently positioned on the second place with 2450 points. Stefano Barbizzi managed to get 2100 points and is currently on the third place. Source: CIDHS rankings.
Let’s wait and see what the results of Castello Race will be like. Longboard Magazine will keep you posted, but you can also follow Italian Skateboarding Commission’s website (in Italian language).