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Desjoyeaux leads Jourdain in a virtual two-boat race

Latest update : 2009-01-01

Michel Desjoyeaux holds on to lead in the Vendée Globe round-the-world race on Thursday, keeping his main rival Roland Jourdain 67.5 nautical miles behind.

AFP - Michel Desjoyeaux kept his lead in the Vendee Globe round the world race on Thursday (1900GMT) with a 67.5 nautical mile lead over compatriot Roland Jourdain.
  
Desjoyeaux enjoyed speeds of 13.8 knots with Jourdain a best of 13.4 as the duo made the race a two-boat clash.
  

  
Standings:
  
1. Michel Desjoyeaux (FRA/Foncia)        8.273.0 nautical miles to finish  
  
2. Roland Jourdain (FRA/Veolia Environnement)  at  67.5 nautical miles behind
  
3. Jean Le Cam (FRA/VM Matériaux)              352.8
  
4. Armel Le Cléac'h (FRA/Brit Air)             698.6
  
5. Vincent Riou (FRA/PRB)                      737.3
  
6. Samantha Davies (GBR/Roxy)                1.948.7
  
7. Marc Guillemot (FRA/Safran)               2.235.3
  
8. Brian Thompson (GBR/Bahrein Team Pindar)  2.497.5
  
9. Dee Caffari (GBR/Aviva)                   2.675.4
  
10. Arnaud Boissières (FRA/Akena Verandas)    2.716.1
  

Date created : 2009-01-01

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