Desjoyeaux leads Jourdain in a virtual two-boat race
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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.
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