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MONDIAL DU VENT 2010 - DAY 3 - Cold Day


Light wind conditions cause for competition delay

Leucate, La Franqui, April 12, 2010 - It was a pretty "chill" day for all the riders today. Many wore winter jackets, beanies and gloves to fight against the frigid opposing temperatures of yesterday. Everyone anticipated strengthening winds throughout the day but after a long wait, near 3:00 pm the wind seemed as if it was going to accelerate to enable the re-run of yesterday's double elimination heat, Michael Schitzhofer against Matthieu Judic.

A couple brave riders rushed out on the water to test the conditions but struggled drastically to make it upwind due to the strong current and onshore winds. Race director Erik Troostheide made a wise and official announcement at 3:15 pm stating that it was in everyone’s best interest to postpone the competition until tomorrow due to the unsuitable wind conditions.

A special congratulations goes out to the Mondial du Vent 2010 freestyle single elimination winners Andy Yates (Slingshot, AUD) and Gisela Pulido (Airush, ESP).

Even though the wind has been unsuitable today there are many other fun and exciting things happening at the Mondial du Vent event site for anyone who wishes to participate. Come check out the radical BMX Freestyle show, demonstration of kite flying, the flight of the largest kite in the world, the magnificent garden of hand crafted mini multi colored windmills, a large commando adventure park for children, a stand up paddleboard demonstration and much more…

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Skippers meeting is scheduled for 8:00 am tomorrow morning with the first possible start at 8:30 am.