Friday 15th July 2022
Words: Gemma Hamaini
Photos: John Markantonis / Andromedas Sfakianou
It was an exceptional day of racing in Rhodes, Greece as we completed 7 eliminations for the women and 3 eliminations for the men in optimal racing conditions.
It was a windy start at Kritika Beach in Rhodes, Greece for the second day of the GWA Race Class European Championships. After a long day of waiting yesterday, the riders were eager to get started today, and wasted no time in hitting the water. The course was set, and the athletes were ready for action. We progressed through the eliminations at a steady pace, with athletes displaying an impressive level of racing from the very start.
There were two main battles being fought today, the first was between Paula Novotna and Nia Suardiaz who were neck and neck during every single race. The second was between Francesco Cappuzzo and Mathis Ghio, who also fought a tight dual throughout the day.