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August 6, 2017

The Paragliding World Cup in Disentis, Switzerland, starts today. The PWC reports:

“8 out of the top 10 pilots are here from the 2015 Disentis World Cup and both the top ladies from the Pre World Cup in 2014 and the 2015 World Cup are here. There are 33 Swiss pilots competing who know these Alps like the back of their harnesses, this promises to be a very exciting race.

Disentis is right in the middle of Switzerland, on the main spine of the Alps, so we should see some classic Alpine big mountain flying with high peaks, deep valleys and complicated aerology.

Disentis is a big, diverse paragliding playground. In the 2015 comp they managed to send pilots deep into the mountains avoiding a ridge run competition – let’s hope we see more of the same fantastic task setting with lots of route choices in this competition”

You can follow the competition via the live commentary and tracking on: http://www.pwca.org/
Stay tuned for more news from the Swiss Alps. Good luck to all the pilots!