Kronplatz King 2023

Kronplatz has a new royal couple!

Priller Tanja and Paez Leon Hector Leonardo ON THE THRONE OF THE 2023 KRONPLATZ KING MTB MARATHON

The 2023 ruler couple of Plan de Corones is Priller Tanja and Paez Leon Hector Leonardo, after winning in their respective categories in the long distance of this year's edition of one of the most popular MTB marathons in the Dolomites.

The Plan de Corones King MTB Marathon has been held for the 7th time and this year the race was again part of the Marathonman Europe series. In addition to the numerous elite riders, another 300 cyclists from 18 nations battled it out over the 64 km with 3,150 meters of elevation gain of the King Marathon distance and the 49 km with 2160 m+ of the Prince Classic, offering spectators an exciting "point to point" race. One of the characteristics of the Kronplatz King Marathon is the start in the village of San Vigilio at 1,200 m and the finish at the summit of the famous ski mountain Kronplatz at 2,275 m above sea level. Also this year, many top athletes from the UCI World Series had registered, especially last year's winner Leonardo Paez, Aleksei Medvedev, with their entire team Soudal Lee Cougan, as well as the strong Italian Daneile Mensi. In the women's race, Chiara Burato from Italy and Michalina Ziolkowska from Poland were among the competitors. Although registered, but then due to injury not at the start the "Queen" of Kronplatz 2022, Adelheid Morath from Germany.
The more than good weather conditions have accompanied the athletes from the start at 08.00 h on the long course and 15 minutes later on the shorter one. In the men's elite, the competition was immediately noticeable, with frequent lead changes at the top while the group of favorites was still compact. In the end, however, Paez Leon Hector Leonardo (COL) made it and crossed the finish line first at the foot of the Concordia 2000 Peace Bell. Thus, he secured the title of King of Kronplatz and the golden crown 2023 with a total time of 3h 16min 45sec. The places of honor, on the other hand, went to Rosa Diego (ITA), 1.53 minutes behind, and to Dorigoni Jakob (ITA), separated from the winner by 4.54 minutes. The queen of Kronplatz 2023, on the other hand, is Priller Tanja (GER), after a hard fight that ended for her after 4h 12min 55sec at the finish line. Thus she leaves her pursuers Burato Chriara (ITA) as second with 6,14 minutes behind and Scipioni Silvia (ITA) as third with 22,48 minutes behind. Bombastic as every year the winner photo with the new royal couple of Kronplatz, crowned and dressed by race director Maurizio Kastlunger. On the shorter distance, the Prince Classic over 49 km and a little more than 2000 meters of altitude, Schupfer Simon (AUT) excelled in the men's race with a final time of 2h 36min 12sec, and Zocca Lorena (ITA) in the women's race with a race time of 3h 27min 04sec.



Summary of the results of the Kronplatz King Marathon and the Prince Classic 2023:


  King Marathon 64 km Männer Elite    
1 Paez Leon Hector Leonardo COL 3:16:45
2 Rosa Diego ITA 3:18:38
3 Dorigoni Jakob ITA 3:19:47


  King Marathon 64 km Frauen Elite    
1 Priller Tanja GER 4:12:55
2 Burato Chiara ITA 4:19:09
3 Scipioni Silvia ITA 4:29:30


  Prince Classic 49 km Männer Overall    
1 Schupfer Simon AUT 2:36:12
2 Laschewski Noah GER 2:41:55
3 Bertoli Sebastian ITA 2:44:06


  Prince Classic 49 km Frauen Overall    
1 Zocca Lorena ITA 3:27:04
2 Rinaldoni Giulia ITA 3:34:28
3 Spessot Federica ITA 3:59:08