We had a particularly busy weekend with the EURO TOUR in Belgium and the Agios on SUP as an ICF SUP World Cup on Crete. It was nice to see, that other an always having longdistance races Agios on SUP featured also Tech. Races and Sprint. With his we had quite some movement in the top 10 rankings. Lets for once start with the sprint.
We see quite a bit of a shake up due to the sprint in Greece. The new ladies on the list all stem from their results at the Agios on SUP. Caroline Küntzel is a sprinter and her win got her right into 2nd place but with that race being her first it was not enough to get her to the top. She missed it by 10.25 points. Also new on the list is Emily Evans, she gained her points at the Falmouth Bay Open a race by GBSUP.
Andrei Kraitor won the sprint in Greece and got to the World Ranking 1st place. It was also Andreis’ first big win on an international stage. By looking at the new entries into the top 10 you are pretty much looking at the ranks from Agios on SUP.
Tech. Race Women
With her 3rd place at the Agios on SUP Cecilia clawed her self back to the top spot. She is now also 3 races ahead of Esperanza Barreras. The real mover upper was Julitte DuHaime who won the Tech. Race in Greece, as well as Caroline Küntzel. The season here is not over but with the few Tech. Races out there we might not see too much movement in lower end of the Top 10.
Tech. Race Men
The mover of the week here is Christian Andersen. He showed us in Greece on what a good racer her is. Moveing up 4 spots to world number one. Davide Alpino also made a big move with his 3rd place at Agois on SUP now ranking top 3 of the world. Both new names Andrei Kaitor and Claudio Nika entered to top 10 due to great results this weekend.
Interestingly enough non of the results at the EURO TOUR in Belgium or the Agios on SUP made a difference in the women ranking. The only big news is that thanks to her victory in Namur, Peronella van Malsen is now 6th in the world.
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It is easy to say that with is 2nd EURO TOUR victory, Donato Freens has solidified his top spot. He now leads with a big margin over the rest of the field. In fact it looks like its only him and Kealan Lockhart that are staying busy with races. Ludovic Teulade has not been racing in a while and we have not seen any big moves by Noic Garioud either. We are past the mid season point and unless Donato stops racing all together it will be almost impossible to catch him.
Congratulations also to Christian Anderson to his victory in Greece which put in im the 4th position as of this week.
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