Yesterday Antoine Albeau further stamped his dominance on the chasing pack with yet another first. Bjorn Dunkerbeck finished in second place and with a 7 point gap between the two it is going to be increasingly hard for Albeau to lose his lead.
The freestyle double elimination was completed in the womens fleet, and much like Albeau’s dominance in the men’s Slalom 42, Daida Ruano Moreno claimed yet another victory. The womens standard of freestyle is very high at the moment. Fortunately for us Laure Treboux lived up to the hype by charging through the elimination ladder beating Silvia Alba and Iballa Moreno before going down to Karin Jaggi. An exhuasted Laure was happy as she settled for 3rd place in her first World Cup Event.
Laure: “When I got to go against Karin I was exhausted after doing so many rounds and just fell in a lot. The conditions are hard here, I was on my 3.4 and Naish Playmate 99 which is a bit big. It is the board I am used to though so stuck with it. In my heats I was doing Spock’s, 540’s, clew first spocks, a table top, some forwards, and old skool stuff, although it was a bit of a blur I really can’t remember. I couldn’t do grubby’s though because of the chop. I also think we are going to see more of Sarah Quita when she gets more used to the conditions”
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