Benoît Outters (FRA4) Closes In On Monaco

Outters (FRA4) is in second place as he makes his final bid for the mediterranean sea.

FRA4 170627 VL X Alps 0023

Benoit Outters (FRA4) is the Rookie who almost clinched the crown – and, if you believe in miracles, still could.

As he makes his way to the same launch Christian Maurer (SUI1) used for his final flight yesterday, he is just 39km behind the four-times champion. Having covered 2,020km, the final margin is miniscule. A strong early flight could narrow it even further.

The numbers also tell a tale. Benoit has taken a more efficient route than Chrigel (a total distance so far of 2,018km, compared to Chrigel’s 2,253km), but hiked further (760km to Chrigel’s 517km). A different turn here, a lucky thermal there, and he could well be in the lead.

Either way, Benoit has raced one of the world’s greatest athletes right to the line.

©zooom / Vitek Ludvik

Follow us

Newsletter Sign up

Never miss the latest news!

Sign up to our Red Bull X-Alps newsletter and stay updated daily on news, invitations and offers about sports, events and products from Red Bull and its affiliated companies. Don’t worry, if you change your mind, you can unsubscribe at any time, free of charge.

newsletter paraglider