Fiery Results Of The 2011 Kitesurf Tour Europe
French local Sebastian Garat and Polish rider Asia Joanna Litwin are the winners of the final stop of the Kitesurf Tour Europe in St. Gilles Croix de Vie, France and were crowned the 2011 European Champions.
The men's freestyle category witnessed a close fight as German Mario Rodwald won the KTE Germany in the challenging conditions, leaving competitor Seb Garat from France in 2nd place.
This placed Seb Garat under significant pressure at the KTE France in St. Gilles Croix de Vie, since he would face Mario Rodwall in the Final to decide the championship. Seb showed an impressive front mobe, 313, and blind judge 3 while Mario perfomed a beautiful S-bend blind, 313, and backmobe, but crashed his kite in the waves.
In the end, Seb Garat was named the 2011 European Champion in Kiteboarding Freestyle, Mario Rodwald took second place and Tijn van Esch filled out the podium.
In the women division, Polish freestyler Asia Joanna Litwin was unstoppable. After her win in Italy and second place in Germany, she deserved to be the 2011 European Champion. Fellow Polish Michalina Laskowska finished in second, and Dutch Annie de Jong took third place overall.
In the Course Racing division, local racer Julien Kerneur won 2 out of 4 races but was defeated by Dutch racer Rolf van der Vlucht. Maxime Nocher demonstrated his expertise throughout the race and placed third in the event.
Julien Kerneur remained the overall ranking leader despite his defeat in France and celebrated his victory on the podium. Maxime Nocher and Rolf van der Vlucht came in second and third place overall respectively.
Dutch racer Katja Roose, placed second at the World Championships in Sylt, became second overall and then dominated the KTE Italy by winning every single race. In France, Roose left no room for doubt, proving that she is the fastest European female racer by winning all races.
Katja Roose won the KTE France and of the 2011 Kitesurf Tour Europe in Course Racing. Second place went to Christine Boenniger and Ines Correia came in third.
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The International Kiteboarding Association has an excellent kitesurfing event in store for the summer of 2011. Last year's champion, Bruno Sroka, will be returning to the Kite Racing World Championships and hopes to get another taste of victory.
Kristin Boese has opted to take her KB4girls clinic to Queensland, Australia so that she can help the girls prepare for the PKRA World Cup, which will be gracing Queensland the day after the clinic.