Team Black on Top at DEFI Wind

Andrea Cucchi wins the Defi Wind 2014

Words from the Black Team

Quick facts:
Years event running – 14
No. of windy days – 4 (all Tramontana)
Minimum wind strength – 25 knots
Maximum wind strength – 45 knots
Number of competitors – 1,000
Entries capped at 1,000 – One month before the event

An incredible show to be seen and an event everyone should take part in once in a lifetime

The fight was on from the first day, a total of 6 races, and everything was to be decided on the last race of the event between 3 very fast riders. At 11.30 am the final race (to decide the winner) kicked off. The first leg was eaten up in record time. At the first buoy Andrea Cucchi was in the lead followed by Bringdal, Belbeoch (who fell), Moretti, Standhart, Guadagnino, Brault and Warembourg. The stakes were high: victory for the overall ranking was being played out in this last confrontation. They had been up against each other all week with the same fighting spirit as if they were competing for a world cup. Fast and constant throughout the race, Andrea Cucchi let no one take this final duel away from him, as he held his lead throughout and came in ahead of Bringdal, who made a great recovery, and Gerald Pelleau and Patrice Belbeoch. Denis Standhart was also on good form and made a great comeback amongst the leaders by over taking Nicolas Warembourg. In the end Cucchi, the solid, cheerful Italian from team Point 7 managed to win the DEFI WIND 2014.

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