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Narrow Stage 1 Win for Richomme

Published on 06/06/2019

The overall winner of the 2016 La Solitaire Yoann Richomme (Hellowork/Le Telegramme), crossed the finish line off Kinsale's Old Head at 19:01:21hrs this evening to secure a narrow victory (provisional before jury) in the 542 nautical miles first stage of the 50th edition of La Solitaire URGO Le Figaro.

Richomme, who lead around the Fastnet Rock at 12:29hrs this afternoon, took the first gun after 4d 03h 36m and 21s, just 1 minute and 13 seconds ahead of rookie Tom Laperche (Bretagne CMB Espoir). Following closely across the finish, in bright sunshine and on the heels of A dying 10-12knot westerly breeze, was France’s 2012 470 Olympian Pierre Leboucher (Guyot Environment) who was 3 minutes and 47 seconds behind winner Richomme.

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