The 2017 Catalunya PWA World Cup eventually saw some windy days towards the end of the event. Pierre Mortefon suffered a surprising second round exit in Elimination 6, which saw the vice-world champion drop from 3rd to 6th on the final day, but the 27-year-old responded in perfect fashion by going on to win the 7th Race, which slingshotted the Frenchman back into second place, which is ultimately where Pierre finishes the event – he was leading the winners final in the 8th race as well, but the wind shut down before it could be completed and his result wouldn’t have changed.
Also Marco Lang completed a superb comeback on the final day to deservedly earn his place in the overall top 10. The Austria suffered a mixture his fair share of bad luck, but battled through to finish in the top 10 – with a 10th place being his worst result in the last 4 races completed – with the 31-year-olds best effort coming in the opening race of the last day when he finished with a fantastic 3rd place.
Result 2017 Catalunya PWA World Cup – Men’s Slalom:
1st Antoine Albeau (RRD / NeilPryde)
2nd Pierre Mortefon (Fanatic / NorthSails / Chopper Fins)
3rd Matteo Iachino (Starboard / Point-7 / Shamal Windsurfing Sunglasses)
4th Pascal Toselli (99NoveNove / LoftSails / Chopper Fins)
5th Ross Williams (Tabou / GA Sails / Mystic / Shamal Windsurfing Sunglasses)
9th Marco Lang (Fanatic / NorthSails)
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