SAILING: Armel Le Cléac’h (Banque Populaire) is still leading the Vendée Globe a week from the finish. He gained a few miles over Alex Thomson (Hugo Boss) sailing 100 miles behind.
Armel Le Cléac’h (Banque Populaire) slightly increased his Vendée Globe lead ahead of Alex Thomson (Hugo Boss) to bring it to 99.3 miles this Tuesday at 9 am.
The Frenchman, who had seen his Welsh rival fight back in the previous twenty-four hours, was only 67 miles ahead earlier on Monday evening at 6pm. Le Cléac’h that could finish at the Sables d’Olonne on January 16th or 17th, being just 2628 miles from the finish. But nothing is decided, the two skippers both still have a chance for victory.
Behind Beyou (Maître CoQ) is still third, ahead of Jean-Pierre Dick (St Michel-Virbac) while the duel for 5th place between Jean Le Cam (Finistère Sea Wind) and Yann Elies (Quéguiner-Leukemia Hope) continues: they are only separated by a mile this morning. That’s the skipper of Finistere Sea Wind entering the top 5 for now.