Tight at the top
But Galea got a win in the day’s penultimate race that kept him in contention and put him back on top by 0.3 of a point. Galea found himself overhauled in the day’s dramatic last race, where he battled Cappuzzo all the way to the line, but lost out by a few metres. It left both athletes on equal points on the leaderboard.
“We’re even on points, so it was pretty tough and pretty tight,” said Galea. “That’s what makes competition so interesting. But it’s what also makes it so horrible.”
On count-backs Cappuzzo sits top of the leaderboard thanks to marginally better earlier scores than his rival. The battle could not be more finely poised going into the final day, though the wind forecast looks difficult for competition.
“As we’ve said since the beginning of the year, it’s going to be really tight,” said Cappuzzo. “Basically we’re close in everything, and [the title is] going to come down to the last event. I really enjoyed it. It was a really good day.”
Tune for the final day’s FreeFly-Slalom action here to find out who will win.
words: Ian MacKinnon
images: Lukas K Stiller