In the men's competition, the Tuscan triathlete came out behind the 1,900 meters after swimming, yet his Achilles heel, more than two minutes away from the leading group.
But he was once again able to show all her talent on two wheels: he managed to push his very special Carrera to the obsessive beats, recovering ground lost first and then, after taking the lead, creating a significant gap between itself and the direct pursuers, thanks to the best part of the day in 90 k.
Only athlete capable of supporting its frequencies in the saddle was Johann Ackermann, who however had to abdicate to the will of the Italian already from the first meters of the 21 k run fraction.
The rider of the Team Forhans in the half marathon has made futile any attempt to comeback, and again to be the number one, ending in 1:14:21, the best split walk: "Finally I got where I wanted to ," said Passuello-at the end of the competition, thanks to all those who believed in me as always I did!".
Behind the winner impressed the Austrian travel Andreas Giglmayr, interpreter of a great comeback that brought him to the silver. The podium was completed by Ritchie NichollsBritish, European champion Ironman 70.3 2013.
One minute from the podium came the second blue, Massimo Cigana: released more than 1 ' behind the water, even Passuello Cigana drove strong bike, second only to the winner, but walking has changed then the return of two foreign triathletes who are denied a chance to medal.
You are picked up two other expected stars of the thicket warband Italian: Daniel Fontana, silver last year, raised the white flag around 25° km cycling fraction; Alessandro Degasperi, third in 2013, he preferred instead to stop in the first beats of half due to physical problems.
Away from the podium in two of the favourites Christmas Eve: Terenzo Bozzone, New Zealand champion of Italian origin, arrived sixth, while the German Nils Frommhold finished tenth.
The women's race was hard-fought in the swim portion and instead saw emerge head positions in the 90 miles of cycling.
Ireland's Eimear Mullan was played by a very well managed, that has allowed to enter T2 firmly at the top of the women's rankings.
Capable of running a ultra high frequencies travel, Mullan has thus brought to the finish alone, leaving the Belgian Tine Deckers to nearly three minutes. Bronze went to German neck Karen Sammler at just over 5 ' by the winner.
At the foot of the podium, the New Zealander Nigel Crawford, then the Team Chili Czech Gabriella Zelinka, followed by Vanessa RawBritish.
Martina Dogana (Team Forhans) is the first of the Italians, in seventh place, and less than 1 minute the Dutch champion Yvonne van Vlerken.
Top ten centered by two players: the ninth post there is the young Giorgia Priarone, rider of TD Rimini, the organising company, while behind him, and before the tenth Age Group, is Michela Menegon of Florence Triathlon.