Originally Posted by HMoll
Paulo, Did Mike and Alex swap boats?
What a finish! Not only the first and second "duel", but also the third and fourth places.
Regarding the comparison to the VOR, I think it's two very different events, and although the VG s more sailor-hero-oriented, which is fine, there is nothing like the roadshow that the VOR puts on, with a visiting tour. I don't think a nonstop race will ever draw more crowd than a destination-focused tour, which promotes tourism and thus a greater overall public effect. I'm watching the live feed of the VG first finish, and there is not even 8,000 people watching. I am surprised by such a low number.
Regards to all,
The event is carried live on most European TV channels so, that is why the number of online watchers seems low. I believe the live stream is the only way to watch in the US. There are about 50,000 people at Les Sables d'Olonne harbor greeting both, François and Armel at their arrival today.