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Shared podiums on the 2016 IKA Kiteboarding Grand Slam Leucate

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With no more wind on the final day of the 2016 IKA Kiteboarding Grand Slam Leucate, Mario, Pastor, Zoon and Spiessberger ended up equal first in the men's draw, whilst in the women's draw, Kajiya, Valesa, Novotna, Rosa, Whitely and Van Westerop all take to the podium for a tied first place.

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This obviously isn’t an ideal situation for the riders, but sometimes these things cannont be helped. It will be interesting to see how this affects the rankings and mindset of the riders for the following events to come.

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Results 2016 Leucate Kiteboarding Grand Slam:

Men:
1. Zoon (NED, Slingshot)
    Pastor (ESP, Airush)
    Spiessberger (AUT, North)
    Mario (BRA, Slingshot)
5. Whaley (ESP, Cabrinha)
    Tonijuan (ESP, F-One)
    Serin (FRA, Naish)
    Martinez (DOM, Da Silva)

Women:
1.  van Westerop (ARU, -)
    Kajiya (BRA, Airush)
    Novotna (CZE, North)
    Whiteley (GBR, Best)
    Rosa (BRA, Cabrinha)
    Valesa (FRA, F-One)
7. Vieira (BRA, Gin)
    Bagnoli (ITA, North)

IKA Kiteboarding World Championships Overall standings after two rounds:

Men:
1.    Carlos Mario (BRA, Slingshot), 2000 pts
2.    Youri Zoon (NED, Slingshot), 1915 pts
3.    Alex Pastor (ESP, Airush), 1855 pts
4.    Stefan Spiessberger (AUT, North), 1615 pts
5.    David Tonijuan (ESP, F-One), 1510 pts
5.    Paul Serin (FRA, Naish), 1510 pts

Women:
1.    Bruna Kajiya (BRA, Airush), 1915 pts
2.    Annabel van Westerop (ARU, -), 1855 pts
3.    Paula Novotna (CZE, North), 1755 pts
4.    Hannah Whiteley (GBR, Best), 1675 pts
5.    Estefania Rosa (BRA, Cabrinha), 1615 pts
5.    Pauline Valesa (FRA, F-One), 1615 pts

The third round of the 2016 IKA Kiteboarding World Championships is scheduled to be held in Dakhla, Morocco, from 17 to 23 of June, 2016.

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Leucate Kiteboarding Grand Slam - Day Six

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With day six came the rain. Not very much happened, some riders waited around the event site, others stayed in the comfort of their accommodation in the knowledge that no wind was likely to materialize.



Friday is the very last chance to finish the competition before prize giving. Right now the forecast isn’t looking too great, but with only a little over an hour needed to finish the competition there’s still a chance it may happen. Lets hope for some wind on the final day !


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Leucate Kiteboarding Grand Slam - Day Four and Five

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Day four turned out to be a lay day.

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With very little chance for wind the riders had a late skippers meeting at ten o'clock after a long competition day yesterday. This gave many riders a chance to rest and check out the surrounding areas. Some riders rode at cable parks in the vicinity, whilst others had a more leisurely day perusing the golf course.

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