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Wylde & Puyo Dominate 2021 Vendee Gliss Race

Race start. | Photo courtesy: Euro Tour / Adrien Francois Race start. | Photo courtesy: Euro Tour / Adrien Francois

ST JEAN DE MONTS, France - For the 4th year in a row, the Euro Tour headed over to St. Jean de Monts in the beautiful region of Pays de la Loire, France for the Vendee Gliss event. Always with impressive logistics, it's worth mentioning that these guys held the only International event during the pandemic in 2020 and were the main venue of #Eurotour2020 out of four events that took place last year.

Unfortunately this year, the famous wind that the event is known for didn’t quite arrive, so it was a long day in the water for all of the athletes. Fresh from his last win in Switzerland, it was another master class by NSP athlete from New Caledonia, Titouan Puyo, that absolutely dominated to win in an impressive 2 hours 7 mins over the 22km course.

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Top: Titouan Puyo. Bottom left: Clement Colmas, right: Arthur Arutkin. | Photos: Euro Tour / Adrien Francois

Equally impressive was his compatriot Clement Colmas to claim 2nd after surging at the end to leave his compatriot Arthur Arutkin in 3rd. The Juniors also had an amazing day with Ethan Bry in 4th place and Manu Hoyuela in 10th place and 2nd best Junior.

Top 10 Men:

  1. Titouan Puyo
  2. Clement Colmas
  3. Arthur Arutkin
  4. Ethan Bry
  5. Marcus Hansen
  6. Rafael Sirvent
  7. Tom Auber
  8. Boris Jinvresse
  9. Fernando Perez Serra
  10. Manuel Hoyuela


vendee gliss 2021 fiona wyldeFiona Wylde. | Photo courtesy: Euro Tour / Adrien Francois

On the women's side, the ever-smiling Fiona Wylde (team Starboard) dominated from start to finish to win by over a minute over her teammate Espe Barreras. Putting the best performance of her career was youngster Anais Guyomarch that claimed 3rd over the always consistent Caternia Stenta in 4th. On her first International race since motherhood Amandine Chazot came in 5th.

Top 8 Women:

  1. Fiona Wylde
  2. Espe Barreras
  3. Anais Guyomarch
  4. Caterina Stenta
  5. Amandine Chazot
  6. Iona Rivet
  7. Petronella Van Malsen
  8. Erica Revil

In the afternoon the event showcased the SIC Maui One Design race, that saw sprint action for the delight of the competitors. The concept of all riders using the same board, and Pro’s and Amateurs mix it up on a tight course for the spectators delight.

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One class race. | Photos courtesy: Euro Tour / Adrien Francois

Congratulations to all the riders for completing the grueling course and also the entire team at Vendee Gliss for a great event.

Full results here.

Last modified onTuesday, 06 July 2021 16:41

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