Paragliding World Cup Superfinal 2011: Juan Becerra ahead after task two

PWC Superfinal 2011 task 2

PWC Superfinal 2011 task 2. Click to go to Task Map Viewer

Task two of the Paragliding World Cup Superfinal in Valle de Bravo on 26 January saw a 91.7km race-to-goal task in strong and challenging conditions. 95 of the 114 pilots made goal.

Venezuelan Juan Carlos Becerra Gonzalez arrived in goal first in 2:27:31, sneaking to first place overall ahead of task one’s winner Hans Bollinger. Peter Neuenschwander (CH) arrived three minutes behind Juan.

The womens’ race is a very close-run affair at the moment, the top three all sitting within five ranking places of each other. Seiko Fukuoka-Naville was the first woman into goal on task two, arriving in 3:14:04 and 85th place overall. Regula and Petra arrived only seconds apart, taking 89th and 90th places respectively. In the overall rankings Petra is still on top after the second task.

Three reserve throws were reported during the task, but all three pilots landed without injury.

RESULTS Superfinal Task 2

Open

1. Juan Carlos Becerra Gonzalez VE – Ozone EnZo – 2:27:31
2. Peter Neuenschwander CH – Ozone Mantra M4 – 2:30:56
3. Andre Rainsford ZA – Niviuk Icepeak 6 – 2:31:31

Women

1. Seiko Fukuoka-Naville FR – Ozone Mantra M4 (85th overall) – 3:14:04
2. Regula Strasser CH – Ozone Mantra 4 (89th overall) – 3:18:44
3. Petra Slivova CZ – Gin Boomerang X (90th overall) – 3:18:23

RESULTS Superfinal Overall after Task 2

Open

1. Juan Carlos Becerra Gonzalez VE – Ozone EnZo – 1,457 points
2. Hans Bollinger CH – Gin Boomerang X – 1,448 points
3. Andre Rainsford ZA – Niviuk Icepeak 6 – 1,437 points

Women

1. Petra Slivova CZ – Gin Boomerang X – 1,064 points
2. Seiko Fukuoka-Naville FR – Ozone Mantra M4 – 1,019 points
3. Regula Strasser CH – Ozone Mantra 4 – 1,009 points

All results from task two can be seen here and the overall rankings are here.


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