Women's race champ, Espe Barreras. | Photo: Euro Tour / Alex Lang
CRETE, Greece - After being cancelled last year due to the global pandemic the 4th stop of the 2021 Euro Tour at the Agios Nikolaos on SUP event was a great success with some of the best conditions on record. It was a gorgeous day with perfect weather and water conditions adding to the paddler's excitement for the day. The excellent conditions resulted in some awesome performances and some epic battles.
On the women side Espe Barreras from Spain took her second win for the season and held off numerous attacks by past event winner Amandine Chazot and youngster Anais Guyomarch proving last weekend at the Vendee Gliss event was no fluke and she’s a serious contender at any race. All the way from Russia came Natalia Novitskaia in 4th place and on her third podium this season in 5th was Susanne Lier.
Women's race. | Photo: Euro Tour / Alex Lang
Top 6 Women:
- Espe Barreras
- Amandine Chazot
- Anais Guyomarch
- Natalia Novitskaias
- Susanne Lier
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Top: Men's winner, Bruno Hasulyo. Bottom: Men's race. | Photos: Euro Tour / Alex Lang
For the men, collecting his second win for the year and showing he’s in it to win it was Bruno Hasulyo that made a break on the first few kilometers and never looked back. Last weekend’s sensation in Ethan Bry showed incredible maturity (he’s just 16) to finish 2nd on his first event outside French waters. A relative newcomer to the scene is Davide Alpino that showed he’s in great form coming in third. Behind him in fourth was the always consistent Boris Jinvresse who had another solid race holding off the ultra consistent Rafael Sirvent in fifth.
Top 10 Men:
- Bruno Hasulyo
- Ethan Bry
- Davide Alpino
- Boris Jinvresse
- Rafael Sirvent
- Claudio Nika
- Tsouris Anastasios
- Antonio Morillo Sánchez
- Francesco Alpino
- Prapas Alexandros
On Sunday the kids SIC Maui One Design race was held which saw sprint action for the delight of the competitors. The concept of the One Design race is where all paddlers use the same board, and Pro’s and Amateurs mix it up on a tight course for the spectators delight.
Check out the video recap from the event below.
Great job to all the athletes and a special thanks goes to Mikhalis and his entire team at Agios On Sup for the great hospitality as usual and being one of the highlights of the tour.
For a list of full results click here.