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The Slovenian teenager leading the KiteFoil World Series tour reasserted himself in formidable fashion to go top of the standings at the third stop in Pingtan, eastern China, in testing conditions.
But while Toni Vodisek, 19, opened his day's account with three flawless bullets on the windward-leeward Yellow Sea track that left the world’s fastest kitefoilers in his wake, he did not have it all his own way.
With his distinctive fluorescent orange helmet and board, Vodisek appeared to have the day’s penultimate fourth race in the bag, too, after leading for most of the way round the course. But he misjudged a gybe allowing France’s Axel Mazella the inside track on the last downwind leg, giving him the bullet.
Slovenia’s Toni Vodisek clinched victory in dramatic fashion at the death of the KiteFoil World Series’ second tour stop at Weifang Binhai, north-east China, after four action-packed days of tight racing in near-perfect conditions.
Vodisek, 19, who dominated the tour’s first act in Gizzeria, Italy, in July, suffered a catastrophic crash while leading in the final day’s last race. He struck something in the water pushing hard on the first downwind leg, breaking his kite lines and putting him out of the race.
But by then the teenager, who exploded into the top echelon this season, had already done enough in the regatta’s two final days to guarantee another top podium finish that puts him on course for the International Kiteboarding Association (IKA) KiteFoil world title to be decided at the series’ finale on the Italian resort island of Sardinia next month.
HIDROFOIL COMPETITIONS / RANKING
Formula Kite Class World Ranking 2019 (Men)
|3||Theo de Ramecourt||FRA||324,12|
European Championship Torregrande
|3||Theo De Ramecourt||FRA|
My Last Competition 2019 World Series Weifang