Gavin McClurg (USA1) has launched and is at 3000m. Even though it is 17:00 local time he will be hoping for an evening flight to cover some distance. With a very high cloudbase in parts of the Alps today – paraglider pilots in Chamonix have been at 5500m above Mont Blanc today – there is still a chance for some good evening flying. In fact, thermals in the high mountains often get smoother, easier to use and go higher in the evening. McClurg is currently in 14th with 266km to goal.