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KPWT Results Round One 2008

Vendee Kitesurf Pro 2008 Kiteboard Pro World Tour - 10 years Anniversary
St Gilles Croix de Vie - Vendee - France
29 April - 4 May 2008
Watch videos from all five days of the event here!

On the last day of competition everybody on the beach was thrilled with the Ideal conditions from the begining of the event. No one can wait until next year to come back!
ImageThe 2008 Vendée Kitesurf Pro will definitely stay in everybody's memory with 50 competitors coming from all around the world from over 20 nationalities, including Australia, France, Dominican Republic, USA, Norway, UK and more.
Four disciplines were run over six days, including freestyle, wave, course racing and best trick. Numerous trophies were handed out after an extraordinary show.
At the beginning of this season new talents have arrived on the Kiteboard Pro World Tour to shake the top rankings.
The American Hawa?ian, Jesse Richman, is astonishing : just 15 and already winner of one event of the KPWT ! Allso deserving many congratulations is Mitu Monteiro from Cabo Verde for his excellent performances ! The organisers would also like to thank the riders who came from Cabarete for their great spirit and talent.
On the women's side, Kirsty Jones from the UK has made an incredibly strong start in the waves, but it was Ania Grzelinska from Poland who really stood out all through the competition.
Judging from the results of this first event, we can expect an exciting 2008 season on the KPWT world tour.
VENDEE KITESURF PRO 2008 RESULTS, ST GILLES, FRANCE

ImageMen's freestyle podiumFREESTYLE MEN:
1. Ariel Corniel (DOM REP) EH
2. Jesse Richman (US) CABRINHA
3. Antoine Auriol (FR) KITELOOSE
WAVE MASTERS MEN:
1. Abel Lago (SPA) RRD
2. Mitu Monteiro (CAPE VERDE) F-ONE
3. Jan Marcos Rivieras (DOM REP)
COURSE RACING MEN:
1. Jesse Richman (US) CABRINHA
2. Soufiane Hamaini (MOR) NORTH
3. Abel Lago (SPA) RRD
OVERALL RANKING MEN:
1. Jesse Richman (US) CABRINHA
2. Abel Lago (SPA) RRD
3. Antoine Auriol (FRA) KITELOOSE

ImageWomen's freestyle podiumFREESTYLE WOMEN:
1. Ania Grzelinska (POL) NORTH
2. Ainhoa Garcia (SPA) AIRUSH
3. Marine Sudre (AUSTR) CABRINHA
WAVE MASTERS WOMEN:
1. Kirsty Jones (UK) FLEXIFOIL
2. Ania Grzelinska (POL) NORTH KITEBOARDING
3. Ainhoa Garcia (SPA) AIRUSH
COURSE RACING WOMEN:
1. Kari Schibevaag (NOR) OZONE
2. Helen Thompson (UK) NORTH
3. Ainhoa Garcia (SPA) AIRUSH
OVERALL RANKING WOMEN:
1. Ania Grzelinska (POL) NORTH KITEBOARDING
2. Ainhoa Garcia (SPA) AIRUSH
3. Kari Schibevaag (NOR) OZONE

ImageJunior men's freestyle podiumFREESTYLE MEN JUNIOR:
1. Ariel Corniel (DOM REP) EH
2. Jesse Richman (US) CABRINHA
3. Erik Volpe (ITA) CHALLENGERS
BEST TRICK RESULTS
MEN:
1.Thomas Paris (FR) North
2. Emmanuel Rondon (DOM REP) EH Kiteboarding
3. Leander Vyvey (BEL) JN-Kites
WOMEN:
1.Céline Collaud (SWI) Slingshot
2.Carina Eibl (AUSTRIA) Slingshot
3.Marine SUDRE (AUS) Cabrinha
The next round takes place in Paros, Greece from the 19 - 25 June.
Keep up to date with KPWT news updates here at Kiteworldmag.com or at the KPWT tour website: www.kiteboardpro.com
KGB Kiteboarding

Added: 2008-05-13

Category: News

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