The French stage of the PWC ended this Saturday, and we congratulate all the riders of team Kortel!
A great Bravo also to Méryl DELFERRIERE and Charles CAZAUX, the winners of this competition.
Hardly time to rest, that will start the Chinese stage from 8 to 15 June ! You will be able to follow Baptiste LAMBERT and Rémi BOURDELLE who participate in this 2nd stage of the World Cup.
The scenic area of Taihang Canyon, as its name implies, is one of the most breathtaking places to fly, with its Grand Canyon style topography, red Rocky gorges and the potential for mountain and plain sleeves.
Four registered pilots have already won a World Cup: Michael KÜFFER (reunion and Bir, India), Maxime BELLEMIN (Serbia), Andrey ELISEEV (winner of the World Cup in Linzhou in 2010) and Michael SIGEL (winner of 3 world cups including the 9th Super finale ). Adrian HACHEN, although he did not win the World Cup, placed second in the 8th Super finale and hopes to climb on a podium step. Junming SONG, which was the first at the pre-PWC in Linzhou in 2018, is also one of the favourites. Also competing: Méryl Delferriere, winner of the Super finale 2018, and winner of the women's standings six times, the World Cup Coeur de Savoie 2019. Petra SLIVOVA, world champion, European champion and Super finale, the only woman to ever win a World Cup event in front of men, what she did in style this year. Daria KRASNOVA, winner of the World Cup, will also look for a place on the women's podium.
Pilots from 28 different countries will come to Linzhou as far as Chile, India, Brazil, Nepal, New Zealand and even Belarus. There will also be many new faces. For 32 pilots, this will be their first World Cup.
Certainly not a novice, the legendary Mr. Gin Seok SONG, who has just celebrated 40 years of flight, will also participate.
From France, the father and son Cyril and Baptiste Lambert will compete, as well as brother and sister Simon and Constance Mettetal.
Once again, we have 5 different CCC sails competing: Enzo 3 (ozone), Boomerang 11 (Gin), guru (UP), XCRacer (flow paragliders) and the ICEPEAK eVox (NIVIUK). The DaVinci brand will also present its new RFC sail to Linhzou.
The World Cup now has 19 partners, each with a team, making the team podium even more difficult to hang
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