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Groupama surge to victory in Leg 2 Stage 2 sprint

IAN ROMAN/Volvo Ocean Race
IAN ROMAN/Volvo Ocean Race

Groupama sailing team claimed victory by less than one minute in the second stage of Leg 2 after edging out overall leg winners Team Telefónica in a nail-biting finish in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday.

The French challengers closed the gap with Telefónica to two boat lengths within 20 nautical miles of the finish during the fast-paced 98nm drag race from the Sharjah coastline, before clinching the lead with slick manoeuvres at the final mark rounding.

Franck Cammas' men surged to victory in a 20 knot northwest breeze and big swell at 12:22:09 UTC, finishing just 52 seconds ahead of Telefónica.

Groupama scored six points to add to the 12 they scored for finishing fourth in Stage 1 of the leg that was split in to two stages by race organisers because of the increasing threat of pirates. The French team remain third on the overall leaderboard with 42 points and Telefónica hold poll position with 66 points.

CAMPER finished in third place at 12:27:48 UTC to pick up four points, followed by PUMA Ocean Racing powered by BERG at 1228:38, who score three points.

Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing nabbed two points for finishing fifth at 12:32:21 UTC at their home port - - the race’s first Middle Eastern stopover.

 

Leg 2 Stage 2 results*:

1. Groupama sailing team 6 points

2. Team Telefónica 5

3. CAMPER with Emirates Team New Zealand 4

4. PUMA Ocean Racing powered by BERG 3

5. Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing 2


Overall Leg 2 results*:

1. Team Telefónica 29 points

2. CAMPER with Emirates Team New Zealand 24

3. PUMA Ocean Racing powered by BERG 19

4. Groupama sailing team 18

5. Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing 10

 

Overall leaderboard after Leg 2*:

1. Team Telefónica 66 points

2. CAMPER with Emirates Team New Zealand 58

3. Groupama sailing team 42

4. PUMA Ocean Racing powered by BERG 28

5. Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing 19

6. Team Sanya 4*

 

* Team Sanya will pick up the following points if they complete Leg 2 Stage 1 under race rules: 4 points for Leg 2 Stage 1; 1 point for Leg 2 Stage 2


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