Video: Italian XC National Olympic Team in Livigno

Nov 21, 2012 at 11:10
by Ryszard Syryczyński  
Views: 6,665    Faves: 18    Comments: 2

The Italian XCO National Team with Bronze Medalist Marco Aurelio Fontana chose Livigno for their intensive preparations for Olympic Games 2012 in London.

Result Highlights for the team:

3rd - Marco Aurelio Fontana
13th - Gerhard Kerschbaumer

17th - Eva Lechner

Full results here.


  • + 8
 Anyone who thinks that xc is tame or boring should really come and spend a day with a race team! You may think that we are tame, but when I raced in the youth championships on the olympic track (don't believe the 'not technical' claims) we ended up having a whip competition! Oh yeah, and Marco is a badass.
  • + 7
 Gerhard Kerschbaumer...sounds typical Italian...what kind of Italian dialect is he speaking?
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 Yeah my thoughts too! Am I missing something?
  • + 2
 Sounded German.
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 Südtirolian, haha funny you ask with a swiss flag, what language do they speak in your country? oh wait you speak italian, german and french. most of the Italian ski team is also from südtirol
  • + 2
 Probably suedtirol deutsch. Says he is from Brixen which is in the heart of Suedtirol
  • + 5
 "3 weeks of this and then the hard riding".......... coz riding up the alps is easy?!!
  • + 1
 Just get kind of annoyed when they always criticize us XC guys for wearing LYCRA and shaving our legs. We have reasons for doing that, because we don't wear knee pads and it's hard to get blood out of hair, and our clothes can't get snagged on our saddle because it's high enough that is a possibility. We don't criticize you guys because you have your awesome talents and we have ours, but we can easily make fun of you for having to rely on so much travel, to name one thing. You have your reasons for that as well, although we can fight back when it comes to making fun of the other discipline.
  • + 4
 I'd still be spinning in granny only half way up. Meanwhile that stomping fast dude is back in town sipping on a cappuccino.
  • + 6
 wow, uphill freeride Smile
  • + 3
 nice vid...anybody know the sound track??
  • + 1
 I'm pretty sure it's a remix of "Summer Breeze" by The Isley Bros, not sure who the remix is by though.
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 i like the part when they r wearing those really tight pants
  • + 3
 man those guys are fast
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 fontana is a beauty
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 Aurelio is a beast!
  • + 1
 i think my name says it all...
  • + 0
 Too much spandex in this video .. anyway ... Livigno is an awesome place to ride ... and Aurelio is a beast ... !!!
  • + 5
 all depends who you're riding behind...
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 its called lycra dipshit
  • + 4
 Not in Italy, nor in the 80's metal're being very rude young man, wash your mouth out...
  • + 1
I'm not trying to be a dick, just sick of all these downhillers who don't really know the demands of XC racing
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 Take it easy man ... Smile ... nothing personal ... just my opinion ...
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 yeah kind of came out wrong
didn't really see the context of your comment Smile
im just used to downhillers making fun of xc guys- i saw "too much spandex" and assumed that was what it was
  • + 1
 I've been an xc rider from 89 till 96 .. and much of my friends currently ride also xc .. Smile .. i think it's better to make fun of posers and wannabes .. no matter if they ride dh, xc, bmx etc ... Wink

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