Soma Bay: crash test riders

Riccardo Leccese leads the African Continental Course Racing Championship 2014, as races reach climax in Soma Bay, Egypt.

The morning rounds ended with a dramatic scene, when several riders crashed, including Leccese, who made a miraculous recovery and raced to finish second, just behind Florian Gruber taking first.

"Since I came here I had the podium on my mind. I want to win this competition. I have been telling to myself that this year is my year. I haven't backed off, I am pushing it every day and it has not been easy but 11 bullets on the score make me feel that I can win this," says Leccese.

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Soma Bay: a Course Racing speedway

The 2014 African Continental Course Racing Championships have kicked off at Soma Bay, in Egypt.

The world's best fastest kiteboarders will participate in epic races for five days. An additional competition for the TwinTip Racing Class will be held between 27th-28th June.

Florian Gruber returns to defend his 2014 campaign. He is the man to beat in the waters of the Red Sea.

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Bruno Sroka: he loves tough challenges

Bruno Sroka has successfully completed the first kite foil crossing of the Bay of Saint-Brieuc, in the northwest of France.

The French kiteboarder sailed for 21.7 miles (35 kilometers) in 52 minutes and 27 seconds. Sroka started his adventure in Pléneuf-Val-André and concluded the challenge at Paimpol.

"There was no compass involved, which means that you sail by your own instinct! It's impossible to see where you'll be arriving, so you have to trust your maritime feeling to reach dry land," explains Sroka.

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