11 Juli 2015

Task 4 Italian Open: 109km around 4 turnpoints

Task 4 was only 109km, but conditions were more difficult than the days before. Blue sky, weaker, broken lift only up to 3100m and a head wind of up to 25km/h right to the first turnpoint led to a lot of pilots bombing out right after take off.
It took a huge amount of patience to make the first turnpoint at Plose. While Alex, Christian and small group managed to glide directly, a lot of us had to take a detour around the Rodeneck ridge. I was happy to fly with Roland, Gerd and Achim most of the time. Jörg had a good start and was ahead with the leading group!
At the last turnpoint Rodeneck Jörg got stuck and was waiting for a thermal - that one arrived right in time for Roland, Gerd and me to join and finally go to goal :)
Christian Ciech won the day and has a huge lead now on Alex, proving that he is in world champion shape.
Looks like we will get another good last day of the Italian Open today!
Results here.

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