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Damien Iehl Takes Victory at Match Race France

samedi 14 mai 2011Redaction SSS [Source RP]

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Damien Iehl and his French Match Racing Team made the perfect start to their World Match Racing Tour World Match Racing Tour #WMRT season after defeating Bertrand Pace’s Aleph Sailing Team in an all French Final at Match Race France in Marseille.

This was Iehl’s second ever victory on the World Match Racing Tour World Match Racing Tour #WMRT following his win at Match Race Germany in 2008 and his early justification for being awarded a Tour Card for the 2011 season. The victory caps a week in which the Frenchman has been in majestic form, firstly by Qualifying in second position, then defeating the 2003 Tour Champion Jesper Radich (DEN) 3-1 in the Semi-Finals and finally Pace in the first all French Final on the Tour since 2007.

Commenting on his win, Iehl said : “It has been a tense week but to win the event here is perfect. It’s a reward for all the hard work we’ve been doing over the last six years. We feel it’s our time now. We know Mathieu [Richard] won Match Race France last year but didn’t win the Tour so winning it is our objective now.”

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Les résultats – classement général

  • 1 – Damien IEHL (FRA)
  • 2 – Bertrand PACE (FRA)
  • 3 – Torvar MIRSKY (AUS)
  • 4 – Jesper RADICH (DEN)
  • 5 – Pierre-Antoine MORVAN (FRA)
  • 6 – Francesco BRUNI (ITA)
  • 7 – Peter GILMOUR (AUS)
  • 8 – Alvaro MARINHO (POR)
  • 9 – Phil ROBERTSON (NZL)
  • 10 – Ian WILLIAMS (GBR)
  • 11 – Alexis LITTOZ (FRA)
  • 12 – Bjorn HANSEN (SWE)

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