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Vendée Globe: Thomson fighting back on Le Cléac’h

The end is close for the Vendée Globe. In a week we will know the winner of this eighth Vendée Globe. Armel Le Cléac’h is always best placed today with a lead of 150 miles over Alex Thomson, but nothing is decided yet.

Armel Le Cléac’h (Banque Populaire) has never been so close to winning his first Vendée Globe. At least 1 800 miles from the finish, the Breton skipper has 150 miles ahead of his nearest rival, Alex Thomson, who has not given up. The Welshman should significantly reduce the gap in the coming hours and displays a better average speed than Le Cléac’h while an area of calm winds shows its face ahead of Banque Populaire.

Beyou clings firmly to his 3rd place, with over 400 miles ahead of Jean-Pierre Dick who crossed the equator yesterday. The duel Jean Le Cam (Finistère Sea Wind) – Yann Elies (Quéguiner – Leukemia Hope) continued this morning the two men stand in four short miles.

Sébastien Destremau always brings up the rear on TechnoFirst- faceOcean more than 9000 of Banque Populaire. After rounding Cape Horn Conrad Colman yesterday morning, ten competitors are sailing in the Atlantic and eight in the Pacific.

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