As always in the 2nd half of the week we like to provide the community with a snap shot of the SUP World Rankings. The big SUP Alps Trophy Race on Austria brought some big changes to the top 10. Particularly on the Tech. Race side we saw many names rising.
Top 10 Men Tech Race
Ludovic Teulade’s 2nd place at Faaker See moved him up 3 spots into first. Due to the Esterel SUP Race from a week before he now has one more race than Donato Freens and that gave him the edge to lead by just about 20 points.
The big arrival however was Blue Ewer, who won the SUP Alps Trophy and his 9th place at the World SUP Festival gave him enough points get directly on 3rd place. Also new in the top 10 are Andrey Kraitor with a 5th place in Austria, Filippo Mercuriali (4th place Austria), Normen Weber in 7th place (we wonder where he would be would he have not fallen off his board being in 2nd place) and lastly we have just making the top 10 Filippo Alberti with a 14th place.
Top 10 Ladies Tech Race
On the ladies side we did not see as many new arrivals in the top 10. How ever we did have some shuffling going on. The biggest news is that Cecilia Campanella is now leading the chart. She won the Tech. Race in Austria as well as the Longdistance Race. Cecilia was a busy racing and has now twice as many Tech. Races under her belt than her opponents.
German and Swiss SUP fans are also happy to see Skadi Langbein a promising German female athlete to come into the 8th rank and Anna Tschirky the current world number two in Longdistance just making the list. Both did very well in Austria: Anna got 2nd and Skadi got 5th.
For those who pay close attention you noticed that Esperanza Barreras is missing a score from the Tripple ESE Festival in Spain 2 weeks ago. In fact the entire results are missing. As per Tibor Hasulyo the results from the Triple ESE Race in Spain had to be deleted due to some inconsistencies in age groups and divisions.
As far as Esperanzas’ ranking goes it did not make a difference, Cecilia would have moved up anyway.
|4||Juliette Du Haime||ARG||2||511.25||↓2|
Top 10 Men Longdistance
The big story right now is the race between Ludovic Teulade and Donato Freens. They just traded spots after last week. Donatos’ 3d place over Ludos’ 4th place in Austria made a difference of 55.36 points. We are already looking forward to the next time these two are having a match up.
The new arrival of the week was Normen Weber from Germany who made 6th place at the race is now on rank number 8 moving in from rank 14.
|4||Bodie von Almen||USA||6||1487.08||↓1|
Top 10 Ladies Longdistance
The big story remains on who will be catching Esperanza. Anna and Cecilia are in a very close race as we can see in their points. Duna on the other hand missed out on an opportunity in Austria to keep moving along with them. She now is in a catch up race for 2nd or 3rd.
The tow new arrivals are both from Enland as the GBSUP held the Bewl Water Race where Ginnie Betts won and Louise Court came in 3rd.