PWA Slalom ad Alacati in Turchia è terminato oggi! Vince Julien Quentel (RRD / NeilPryde) seguito da Antoine Albeau (RRD / NeilPryde) e Pascal Toselli (Starboard / Point-7). Nelel donne vince Sarah-Quita Offringa motorizzata Starboard e Point-7.
Complimenti ai nostri ragazzi italiani che hanno fatto una gara strepitosa! Nel 9° e ultimo tabellone abbiamo avuto i nostri tre rappresentanti tutti in finale vincenti! Hanno poi chiuso in classifica generale dopo 9 tabelloni:
– Matteo Iachino (Fanatic, North Sails, LSD Fins), 9°. Matteo è ora 6° in ranking 2014 dopo 4 prove!!!
– Malte Reuscher (RRD, Challenger Sails), 17°.
– Andrea Rosati (RRD, Neil Pryde), 24°.
Malte Reuscher (RRD, Challenger Sails) ci aggiorna sul Day 6 del PWA Slalom ad Alacati in Turchia.
Ciao a tutti! Oggi si è conclusa l’ultima giornata qui in Turchia dove ha visto vincere per la prima volta nella sua vita Julien Quentel davanti ad Antoine Albeau e Pascal Toselli!!
È stata svolta solo una prova, noi italiani siamo andati tutti alla grande trovandoci in finale vincenti penso che non era mai successo!!! Io ho finito di nuovo quarto, non me la sarei mai aspettata un’altra ottima prova dato che avevo un po’ di pressione!
Iachino ha concluso con un ottimo settimo posto e Rosati ottavo, è stata comunque una bella lotta nella finale!! Complimenti a tutti!
Ora ci sarà una pausa di tre settimane e poi tutti a Sylt sperando di poter replicare il risultato della Turchia!!
1st Julien Quentel (RRD / NeilPryde)
2nd Antoine Albeau (RRD / NeilPryde)
3rd Pascal Toselli (Starboard / Point-7)
4th Arnon Dagan (RRD / NeilPryde)
5th Ben Van Der Steen (Tabou / GA Sails / Mystic)
6th Pierre Mortefon (Fanatic / North)
7th Josh Angulo (Angulo / Gun Sails)
8th Tristan Algret (Patrik / Loft Sails / Mystic)
9th Matteo Iachino (Fanatic / North)
10th Cyril Moussilmani (Starboard / Severne)
1st Sarah-Quita Offringa (Starboard / Mystic)
2nd Delphine Cousin (Starboard / Loft Sails)
3rd Lena Erdil (Patrik / Loft Sails / Mystic / AL360)
4th Valerie Ghibaudo (Tabou / GA Sails / Mystic)
5th Fulya Ünlü (Starboard / Severne)
PEGASUS AIRLINES ALACATI PWA WORLD CUP
Day 6: Julien Quentel celebrates maiden victory, while Sarah-Quita Offringa returns with a vengeance
There was all to play for on the final day of the 2014 Pegasus Airlines Alacati PWA World Cup as Julien Quentel (RRD / NeilPryde) looked to defend his overnight lead against good friend Antoine Albeau (RRD / NeilPryde), who was hoping to rain on his parade. However, the man from Saint Maarten held his nerve to be crowned champion for the first time in his PWA career. With just the one race completed today, Arnon Dagan (RRD / NeilPryde) claimed the final bullet of the week to cap a fine performance. Meanwhile, Sarah-Quita Offringa (Starboard / Mystic) added another first place to her scoresheet to secure an emphatic overall event victory.
Malte Reuscher (RRD / Challenger / AL360) made another perfect start to the winners’ final, but it was Arnon Dagan who entered the opening mark in pole position, after continuing to look extremely quick in the light winds, ahead of Ben Van Der Steen (Tabou / GA Sails / Mystic), Ross Williams (Tabou / GA Sails / Mystic) and Reuscher. Over the remainder of the course Dagan opened up a substantial lead as the Israeli went onto claim his first victory of the week, which sees him finish fourth overall in Alacati. Meanwhile, the top four remained unchanged with Van Der Steen, second, Williams, third, and Reuscher fourth for the third consecutive race in a row.
All eyes were on Antoine Albeau and Julien Quentel during the final elimination of the week. The question was, could Quentel hold his nerve to clinch his maiden title? The twenty-eight year old dealt with the opening hurdle perfectly, safely qualifying for the quarterfinals by finishing second in heat two. However, Quentel failed to advance from heat nine with a poor start costing him dearly. This swung the title race on its head with Albeau now needing to finish fourth or better in the winners’ final to steal the crown from under Quentel’s nose. Unfortunately for the reigning world champion, or fortunately for Quentel depending on how you look at it, he suffered the same fate as the current event leader – also surprisingly falling short in heat twelve to miss out on the semifinals. The man from Saint Maarten could barely watch, but his worries soon disappeared as Micah Buzianis (JP / MauiSails) did him a huge favour by keeping Albeau shut out in fifth. With no more races to come Quentel was soon celebrating a hugely deserved maiden victory – which saw him qualify for all but one winners’ final, consisting of two bullets and four, third places as well..