Interview with World Champion Delphine, Matteo and Lena

The World Cup in New Caledonia is finished and we have a 2019 Slalom World Champion – Big congrats to Delphine Cousin Questel! Also congrats to Matteo Iachino Ita-140 for becoming Vice World Champion!Check out an interview with Delphine, Matteo and Lena Erdil. Filmed by PWA World Tour Windsurfing

Posted by Starboard Windsurfing on Sunday, 24 November 2019

 

The World Cup in New Caledonia is finished and we have a 2019 Slalom World Champion – Big congrats to Delphine Cousin Questel! Also congrats to Matteo Iachino Ita-140 for becoming Vice World Champion!

Check out an interview with Delphine, Matteo and Lena Erdil. Filmed by PWA World Tour Windsurfing.
 
Words by PWA/Chris Yates:

Delphine Cousin Questel saved her best performance of the week until last to deservedly clinch her 4th world title ahead of Marion Mortefon. The 28-year-old started the day in third place, but after winning both of the opening eliminations Cousin Questel already had the world title wrapped up. Cousin Questel had a bit of a turbulent week by her usual standards, but still won 5 out of the 11 eliminations completed over the last 6 days to be crowned the 2019 Women’s PWA Slalom World Champion.
 
Lena Erdil completes the event podium but finishes just 0.2 of a point behind Cousin Questel despite winning the final elimination of the week. With Erdil slipping to third in the event rankings that means that she just misses out of the overall podium.
 
Meanwhile, Lilou Granier finishes 5th for both the event and in the overalls, which means the 19-year-old finishes the season as the 2019 Youth’s PWA Slalom World Champion.
 
Matteo Iachino started the last day with a 2.7 point advantage, but he soon saw that lead evaporate into a 5.7 point deficit after the completion of Elimination 9. The Italian looked to have made an excellent start to the first semifinal, but he soon lost speed on the opening reach and rapidly dropped back through the pack after unbelievably hitting a sea snake. Iachino tried to stage a come back but just missed out in 5th place.
 
We are also very happy to see Tristan Algret finishing the year with an overall top 8 result!
 
Overall Ranking 2019 PWA World Tour – Women’s Slalom

1st Delphine Cousin Questel (FRA | Starboard / S2Maui)

2nd Marion Mortefon (FRA | Fanatic / Duotone)

3rd Maëlle Guilbaud (FRA | Patrik / Loftsails)

4th Lena Erdil (TUR | Starboard / Point-7 / AL360 / Chopper Fins)

5th Lilou Granier (NC | Starboard / Phantom Sails)
 
Result 2019 Bureau Vallée Dream Cup – Women’s Slalom

1st Marion Mortefon (FRA | Fanatic / Duotone)

2nd Delphine Cousin Questel (FRA | Starboard / S2Maui)

3rd Lena Erdil (TUR | Starboard / Point-7 / AL360 / Chopper Fins)

4th Maëlle Guilbaud (FRA | Patrik / Loftsails)

5th Lilou Granier (NC | Starboard / Phantom Sails)
 
Overall Ranking 2019 PWA World Tour – Men’s Slalom

1st Pierre Mortefon (FRA | Fanatic / Duotone / Chopper Fins)

2nd Matteo Iachino (ITA | Starboard / Severne)

3rd Antoine Albeau (FRA | JP / NeilPryde)

4th Jordy Vonk (NED | Fanatic / Duotone)

5th Julien Quentel (SXM | Patrik / GUNSAILS)

6th Ross Williams (GBR | Tabou / GA Sails)

7th Maciek Rutkowski (POL | FMX Racing / Challenger Sails)

8th Tristan Algret (GPE | Starboard / Severne / Chopper Fins)
 
Result 2019 Bureau Vallée Dream Cup – Men’s Slalom

1st Pierre Mortefon (FRA | Fanatic / Duotone / Chopper Fins)

2nd Matteo Iachino (ITA | Starboard / Severne)

3rd Antoine Albeau (FRA | JP / NeilPryde)