Long time F-One team rider Mitu Monteiro ends up the season on a high by holding onto his overall second place on the GKA Kite-Surf World Championship tour. Bravo Mitu! and congrats to Airton and all the competitors to bring kitesurfing to new heights this year. And kudos to Camille Delannoy on his podium finish at the Prea event. more here.
Source: GKA Kite World Tour
The fight was on between Mitu Monteiro (CV) who was holding second position and James Carew (AUS) who was chasing close behind, lying third in the 2019 rankings going into the Prea event. The pair met in a hugely significant match up in the Prea single elimination semi-final that saw James hold his nerve and land a superb series of technical toe-side and powerful kite loop combinations for victory.
He held a two heat advantage over Mitu in the doubles, in which Mitu managed to overcome Pedro Matos before then losing out to Camille Delannoy. Mitu then needed to rely on the French rider beating James in the next heat if he was to hold on to second in the championship. Vive le France – Camille knocked the Australian out. Beers for Camille on Mitu, then!
MEN’S 2019 GKA KITE-SURF FINAL RANKINGS:
1 Airton Cozzolino (CV) (Duotone, ION) 10,450
2 Mitu Monteiro (CV) (F-One, Manera) 10,203
3 James Carew (AUS) (Duotone, ION) 10,170
4 Jan Marcos Riveras (DR) (Duotone, ION) 9,725
5 Pedro Matos (BR) (Duotone, ION) 9,725