The week started off with an extremely pessimistic meteo. However, thanks to excellent forecasting 6 amazing, fully valid tasks were achieved, with an average of more than 100 km per day.
‘Convergence’ was the ‘Mot du comp,’ making each day tactically interesting with lots of route choices.
We had some of the most innovative task setting the World Cup has ever seen. Task 4, a day which many thought should have been cancelled, culminated in a very exciting concentric circles final section. Pilots raced into End of Speed from absolutely every direction. The scores were so close that there were 3 task winners!
The last day was nail biting with, once again, a choice of flats, fly the course line to sweep up the lead out points, or follow the longer, but faster, mountain route.
The race for first place was between three pilots all flying Enzo 3s: Gleb Sukhotskiy, overall leader at the start of task 6, Jurij Vidic, winner of the previous World Cup in Gemona Italy and Brazilian rising star, Rafael De Moraes Barros.
In the end was Gleb Sukhotskiy who took the win.
Méryl Delferriere, also on an Enzo 3, was first lady every day and won by more than 400 points, which earnt her 10th place overall. The team winner was the Ozone Team.
Sopot will be remembered as the World Cup where no two days were the same, 8 task winners were crowned, only 2 of whom had won a task before.
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Congrats and cheers from all the Ozone Team.
Text and photos courtesy of PWCA.org