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Vendee Globe

Incredible!!!!! Not only Armel is leading again as he is the owner of the new race record for the fastest Open 60 from Les Sables d’Olonne to the Cape of Good Hope.

The leadership should change again quickly because François went South and I think he is in the best position for the next two days. I believe that Stamm that is also diving South has a good chance to continue to close on the leading trio. HOT RACE, do hot that it is just unbelievable

Vendée Globe 2012-2013 - Tracking

The Jackal, Armel Le Cléac’h (Banque Populaire) is the new race record holder for the fastest Open 60 from Les Sables d’Olonne to the Cape of Good Hope, clocking a time of 22 days 23 hours 48 minutes and managing to knock an astounding 24 hours 2 hours and 22 minutes off the record set by Vincent Riou in the 2004 edition of the Vendée Globe.

But the leading trio, lead by Armel Le Cléac’h (Banque Populaire) but with Jean-Pierre Dick (Virbac Paprec 3) and François Gabart (MACIF) hot on his tail are engaged in a fight with unusual intensity. It will be recorded in the annals of Vendée Globe history as one of the fiercest charges into the Indian Ocean as the three pretenders shuffle continually up and down the leaderboard each day.

Let's have a look at Axel's race and to an amazing interview in direct for the British TV

Alex Thomson's race highlights - Week 3 por VendeeGlobeTV
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