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Richomme Resists And Leads Still At The Needles

Published on 11/06/2019

After beating upwind since around 0900hrs this morning when the wind went ahead, Yoann Richomme has managed to keep both Armel Le Cléac'h and Morgan Lagravière under wraps to lead at the easternmost turn of Stage 2 from Kinsale to Roscoff.

As they tacked upwind off the Dorset coast between Swanage and Poole, leader Richomme has held distance on both and managed to stay ahead of Adrien Hardy who took a more offshore line.

After a brutal night racing along the English coast from the Scillies Yoann Richomme led around the Needles Fairway mark this afternoon at 1409hrs local time and was first to set his kite again.

Hardy’s choice to stay out in the tidal current paid and he rounded the buoy 12 minutes and 11 second behind having moved up to in second. Le Cléac’h is 20 minutes behind the leader Richomme.

Top five at Needles Fairway.

1- Yoann Richomme (HelloWork-Telegrame Groupe) at 1409hrs local

2- Adrien Hardy (Sans nature pas de future) at + 12 m and 11 s

3- Armel Le Cléac’h (Banque Populaire) at 20 m and 54 s from the leader

4- Morgan Lagravière (Voile d’engagement) at 26 m and 20 s from the leader

5- Gildas Mahe (Breizh Cola Equi Tea) 26m and 30s behind the leader

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