Antoine Albeau accelerates to victory in Fuerteventura

July 31, 2014 | Windsurfing
Antoine Albeau: raising his fist once again | Photo: Carter/PWA World Tour

Antoine Albeau has been crowned the king of the Fuerteventura PWA Grand Slam 2014, in the Canary Islands, after five fantastic days of racing.

In the eighth elimination round, Josh Angulo was the only man to start by the pin as everyone else opted to start by the boat. But Angulo's gamble paid off as he crossed the line in first place.

The American couldn't hold his lead into the opening mark though as Antoine Albeau stormed down the opening reach to take control of the last race.

Teammates Cyril Moussilmani and Bjorn Dunkerbeck looked to be in second and third place, but a brilliant gybe from Angulo saw him leapfrog them into second.

From here Albeau only extended his advantage and was soon celebrating not only his third bullet of the week, but also taking the overall event title in Fuerteventura.

Angulo eventually claimed second as Cyril Moussilmani and Cedric Bordes finished third and fourth respectively.

"I just wanted to do my best. I had a good start, and the first reach was nice and windy so I was feeling good," says Antoine Albeau.

"It's been a good week with great wind. The start of the week was a bit tough but as the week progressed I found my form and started winning some eliminations. I'm super happy to have won this event."

Fuerteventura PWA Grand Slam | Slalom Results

1. Antoine Albeau
2. Cyril Moussilmani
3. Pascal Toselli
4. Pierre Mortefon
5. Ben Van Der Steen

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