With blue skies and very stable conditions a 51 km task was set zig zagging north and south up and down the Loma Bola ridge.
Initially it was a great race which brought paragliding to the people. The crowds watching on launch had a fantastic introduction to our sport as the pilots crossed launch several times, low enough for the crowds to cheer on their favourite pilots.
Unfortunately, the spread-out from a big storm cell in the mountains shut down everything just as the pilots were approaching End of Speed making goal impossible.
We’ve had a fantastic week here with great contrasts in terrain and tasks, from jungle to polo fields, in the Garden of Argentina, not to mention stunning food and wine. A big thank you to the General Organiser Matias Fortini and Meet Director Sergio Bujazha along with our excellent Task Committee here at Loma Bola: Marco Littame, Adrian Martin Acosta and Alvaro Blas Lucero, not forgetting the long suffering staff at the Howard Johnson hotel which has hosted this event.
A big thank you to the Argentinian Gauchos and their horses who have helped with some fairly remote retrieves making this such a great adventure.
Thank you Loma Bola, see you again soon!
In today’s task those who won the day were the pilots with a combination of good distance points and lead out points. As nobody got to goal, there were no time points.
Top 3 distance points winners in task 6 – those who flew the furthest round the course.
1st Pal TAKATS, 2nd Philipp HAAG, 3rd Giuliano MINUTELLA
Top 3 leading point baggers in task 6 – those who got the most lead out points
1st Pal TAKATS, 2nd Alberto VITALE, 3rd Philipp HAAG
Top 3 overall in task 6
1st Pal TAKATS, 2nd Philipp HAAG, 3rd Balazs RACZ
Top 3 ladies in task 6
1st Marcella UCHOA, 2nd Adel HONTI, 3rd Shauin KAO
Top 3 teams in task 6
1st Air'G Products, 2nd Ozone, 3rd Parastick
Overall winners of the Loma Bola, Tucuman Paragliding World Cup
1st Jurij VIDIC, 2nd Xavier LAPORTE, 3rd Pal TAKATS
Top 3 ladies
1st Adel HONTI, 2nd Marcella UCHOA, 3rd Shauin KAO
Top 3 teams
1st Gin Gliders, 2nd= Ozone, Air'G Products
All of our pilots are now back - the final results are now online - everyone is asked to be ready for the prizegiving at 19:30 so that we can start promptly at 20:00