The freestyle event at the Fuerteventura Windsurf World Cup, which began 2 days earlier, saw Adrien Bosson win ahead of Antony Ruenes on Thursday, before the double elimination round got underway.
After the women completed their single elimination the day before, it was the men's turn to resume competition this Thursday in Sotavento in the semi-finals of the Fuerteventura Windsurf World Cup.
Reigning world champion Adrien Bosson made the most of every second of his heat against Yentel Caers to overturn the tie and win by a slender margin of 46.5 points to 44.9. In the final, the Frenchman persisted and showed off his repertoire to score an impressive 47.8 points and win the single elimination, giving him the lead in the event. The other Frenchman, Antony Ruenes, also had a fine run to the final, achieving his best score of the competition with 41 points. 4th in the slalom event a few days earlier, Amado Vrieswijk showed that he still has potential and finished 4th in this single elimination behind Yentel Caers.
The competition had only just begun, however, and the double elimination that followed gave everyone a second chance. Lennart Neubauer was one of the surprises of the day, achieving the best score of the competition in this draw with 41.3 points. His determination to recover from his elimination in the 1st round commands respect. Jacopo Testa also made an impressive comeback, dominating his compatriot Nicolo Di Marco before coming up against a Dieter Van der Eyken who performed less well than usual. Takuma Sugi and Steven Van Broeckhoven will meet in the next round with a double elimination that also sees the fine comeback of Frenchmen Nicolas Akgazciyan and Nil Bacon.
With 2 days to go and optimistic weather forecasts, the Fuerteventura Windsurf World Cup promises to be a great spectacle right up to the last day...
Source: PWA World Tour