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Olly Bridge leads KiteFoil GoldCup final

Britain’s Olly Bridge leads the standings on the second day of four at the KiteFoil GoldCup being staged in the Arabian Gulf off The Pearl, Doha Qatar.

Best of the day was one of the youngest riders at the KiteFoil GoldCup, Toni Vodisek, stamped his authority on proceedings with four wins from six races on day 2.

The 16-year-old Slovenian who has been threatening a breakthrough led every race he won almost from start to finish at the “open” kitefoil world championship finals.

Reigning International Kiteboarding Association (IKA) KiteFoil GoldCup champion, Maxime Nocher (MON), slipped to third on the leaderboard from his overnight lead, despite a win, two seconds and third placing.

The tour leader Axel Mazella (FRA) sits in fourth spot. He again scored consistently, but on his Banga foil and F-One Diablo2 18m seemed a little off his usual pace.

Among the women, Russia’s Elena Kalinina was as fast as ever in the light breeze, ending the day 17th overall after some quick races that left many of the men trailing in her wake.

Overall standings after 7 races (1 discard).

MEN
1 Olly Bridge (GBR, Ozone/Levitaz) 14pts
2 Toni Vodisek (SLO, Ozone/Levitaz) 16pts
3 Maxime Nocher (MON, F-One/Banga) 18pts
4 Axel Mazella (FRA, F-One/Banga) 22pts
5 Florian Trittel (ESP, Ozone/KFA) 28pts

WOMEN
1 Elena Kalinina (RUS, Elf/Banga) 83pts
2 Gina Hewson (AUS, Ozone/Levitaz) 134pts
3 Jade O’Connor (IRL, Elf/Banga) 137pts
4 Ariane Imbert (FRA, Ozone/Banga) 168pts

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Gerald New - Sailweb
18 November 2016 16:57 GMT


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