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Tour de France à la Voile

Groupama 34 wins the Tour in 2013, Courrier Dunkerque second overall and Brittany Crédit Mutuel Elite places third overall

dimanche 28 juillet 2013Information Tour Voile

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The wind howled into Marseille to mark the last day of scored racing in the 2013 Tour de France a la Voile. After three in-port races, two first place finishes went to Groupama 34, confirming their supremacy over Courrier Dunkerque 3, who claimed second place overall. Britain Crédit Mutuel Elite claimed the third seat on the podium. Normandy captured first overall among a top-flight cast of amateur entries.

Interviews

Franck Cammas, Groupama 34 skipper :

“I’m very happy to finish the Tour de France in style. We know it was a done deal a few days ago, but we made the effort to sail our best to the end. We did exactly that today, with great wind, shining sun and clear water in Marseille. This month of racing has truly been a pleasure. We’ve had our share of mistakes, but obviously less than the others. I’m not good at saying thank you, but my teammates know the respect we have for one another. This respect is something you feel, not something you say. We took a lot of pleasure sailing today. I love yacht racing, it’s my passion and the Tour is one very intense regatta. It will remain a very good memory for me with a team that perfectly came together.”

Daniel Souben, Courrier Dunkerque 3 skipper :

"It was a tough, beautiful Tour with very good conditions. Sure, we’re frustrated that we didn’t beat Groupama because we came to try and win the Tour. But they won by sailing an impeccable, consistent race. Congratulations to them. Our crew has remained focused despite a difficult start where we raced well below our level. Today we were in phase with the wind, sailing in conditions we would have loved to have the entire month. To finish on a day like this, it’s great, but it’s a little frustrating because we should have raced like this the entire time. But it’s good and the guys still made me proud.”

Nicolas Troussel, Bretagne Crédit Mutuel Elite skipper :

“This is the third year in a row we’ve taken third place ! But what we have to keep in mind is yes, Groupama is far ahead, but Courrier Dunkerque was far ahead last year. And today the two of us are practically tied for points. I want to thank my teammates because we did great things together. It was really nice to play with Groupama. Everything came together.”

Thomas Coville, Sodebo skipper :

“Overall, I’m happy with this Tour. We wanted to make the podium but we can’t hide the fact that we narrowly missed it. We knew it would be hard work. We knew that the three teams ahead of us started training earlier and had more experience than us, but we had our own cards to play. We had all the problems of a young team. We’d go from winning an offshore leg to crumbling the day after. I came here to fight, to learn and to take risks before embarking on my winter record Record #sailingrecord campaign. And from that point of view I enjoyed every bit of this very intense month of racing.”


Overall ranking after 37 races before jury :

  • 1 GROUPAMA 34, CAMMAS Franck 1328 pts - Spi Bleu
  • 2 COURRIER DUNKERQUE 3, SOUBEN Daniel 1221 pts
  • 3 BRETAGNE CREDIT MUTUEL ELITE, TROUSSEL Nicolas 1209 pts
  • 4 SODEBO, COVILLE Thomas 1199,7pts
  • 5 TEAM OMANSAIL, POULIGNY Cédric 1152 pts
  • 6 TOULON PROVENCE MEDITERRANEE - COYCH, BERNAZ Jean-Baptiste 1067 pts
  • 7 VILLE DE GENEVE - CARREFOUR ADDICTIONS, METTRAUX Elodie-Jane et GROUX Nicolas 1051 pts
  • 8 NANTES - SAINT NAZAIRE - E.LECLERC, DOUGUET Corentin 1026 pts
  • 9 NORMANDIE, CHOQUENET Baptiste 964 pts
  • 10 ISKAREEN, DITTMERS Christiane et BRUHNS Sönke 925 pts
  • 11 MARTINIQUE - BE.BRUSSELS, WOLTERS Delphine et MOURES Matthieu 902 pts
  • 12 BIENNE - VOILE – SRS, PETER Luzius et KUNZ François 813 pts

Offshore ranking after 9 races before jury : 

 

 

 



  • 1 GROUPAMA 34, CAMMAS Franck 649 pts
  • 2 BRETAGNE CREDIT MUTUEL ELITE, TROUSSEL Nicolas 628 pts - Spi Vert
  • 3 SODEBO, COVILLE Thomas 609,7pts (...)

Technical ranking after 28 races, before jury :

  • 1 GROUPAMA 34, CAMMAS Franck 679 pts
  • 2 COURRIER DUNKERQUE 3, SOUBEN Daniel 614 pts - Spi Rouge
  • 3 TEAM OMANSAIL, Cédric Pouligny 600 pts (...)

Amator ranking after 37 races, before jury :

  • 1 NORMANDIE, CHOQUENET Baptiste 964 pts - Spi rose
  • 2 ISKAREEN, DITTMERS Christiane et BRUHNS Sönke 925 pts
  • 3 MARTINIQUE - BE.BRUSSELS, WOLTERS Delphine et MOURES Matthieu 902 pts
  • 4 BIENNE - VOILE – SRS, PETER Luzius et KUNZ François 813 pts


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