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More than 70 riders from 14 nations to participate in KTE Finals France

It is less than four weeks to go until the European kiteboarding elite will gather at the beautiful beach of St. Gilles Croix de Vie to crown the European champions in freestyle and tour champions in course racing. From October 26th to November 01st, more than 30.000 spectators are expected to come to the small village at the Atlantic coast for holidays - the perfect environment to choose the winners!
73 Riders pre-registered for KTE France
The pre-registration for the KTE France ended yesterday and 73 riders from 14 countries already signed up for the final tour stop. Until now, 35 riders will compete in the men freestyle division, 15 in women freestyle, 24 in course racing men and 7 in the women's course racing fleet with more to come registering at the event site. Most of the top-riders on the tour have guaranteed their participation including local French rider Seb Garat, German freestyle leader Mario Rodwald, the fastest European Julien Kerneur from France as well as Asia Litwin (freestyle women) and Katja Roose, quickest European woman.

Event infos KTE France online
All infos around the Kitesurf Tour Europe in St. Gilles Croix de Vie from October 26th to November 01st can be found here. It includes general information about the beautiful village of St. Gilles Croix de Vie, the kitesurf spot as well as wind and weather conditions. Moreover, you can get rich insights of how to travel to the event and where to stay best. Finally, a preliminary schedule presents the most important side events and competition timetable - interesting both for competitors and spectators.

Countdown to KTE France on Facebook
In order to present the KTE riders in more detail, we are currently running the "Countdown to KTE France" on our KTE Facebook site. We already presented UK top-rider Ned Taylor, German young-gun Florian Gruber as well as Italian Erik Volpe, Norwegian Yannecke Stav and Portuguese freestyle champion Paulino Pereira. This week, we got an interview with UK rider Luke Whiteside, who admires Liverpool football player Steven Gerrard, would like to share a room with Audrina Patridge during the Kitesurf Tour Europe and would change life with Richard Branson to fly around the world...

So, stay tuned on the KTE riders with more to come in the following days and weeks!


   Top Rankings Racing

Formula Kite (Foil)

 

KiteFoil Open

 

TT:R Slalom

 

Speed

male Oliver Bridge  United-Kindom                 male Maxime Nocher  Monaco                 male Narapichit Pudla  Thailand                 male Robert Douglas  United-States   
female Stephanie Bridge   United-Kindom      female Elena Kalinina  Russia      female Jingle Chen  China      female Angely Bouillot  France   

   Top Rankings Expression

Freestyle

 

Big Air

 

Wave

             

Strapless

 

Park

male Posito Martinez  Dominican-Republic                   male Posito Martinez  Dominican-Republic                  male Pedro Matoz  Brazil      male Matchu Lopez  Cape-Verde                  male Sam Light  United-Kindom   
female Estefania Rosa  Brazil       female Bibiana Magaji  Slovakia      female Ines Correia  Portugal      female N/A       female Karolina Winkowska  Poland   

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