Ludovic Teulade wins the 2019 Glagla Race !

Articles - 22-01-2019
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This Saturday saw the 2019 Glagla Race, in Talloires, on the majestic Lac d’Annecy in France. Organised by The Alpines Lake tour, the Glagla Race marks the season start of the 2019 Paddle League (and international SUP Race league). More than 650 participants signed up for this 6th annual event, which took place in icy conditions: water and air temperatures as low as 2°C and 4°C respectively!

 

 

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You need to undertake certain precautions and training before paddling! Our ambassador Ludovic Teulade tells us,“You must be used to paddling in the cold ; your hands can quickly freeze up and it can be difficult to breathe in the icy air!”

The event features different independent events: two Stand up Paddle races of 6km and 14km, a 4 person team race, and a technical race.

 

 

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After almost 90 minutes of intense effort, Ludovic Teulade was the big winner of the 14km race! It was an important and sentimental race to win, having made his debut there previously : “Every time I come back here, I love it! And I am even more motivated each time! This is clearly my best victory since my debut in SUP!” Congratulations Ludo !

 

 

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The event was wonderful with an amazing atmosphere. Ludo confirms: “I had a lot of encouragement throughout the race, especially in the last meters where I had to sprint! I skirted along the edge to about 50 cm, and I heard everyone shouting my name, it was a magical moment!”

 

An excellent start to the season for our ambassador, and you can follow his adventures on his Facebook et Instagram pages !

 

Finally, there’s nothing better than a video to comprehend the beauty of the surrounding area and the sheer magnitude of the event !

 

 

 

 

YouTube video credits : Benoit Mouren.

Pictures credits : Alpine Lakes Tour // Jean-Marc Favre.

 

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