"World Cup Switzerland 2020 ::: Disentis"
Better late than not at all, the World Cup season took off today from Disentis in Switzerland, for the first task of 2020. With a backdrop of stunning alpine scenery, a 77 km task with two turn points, going east to Schiers was set.
Everyone got off to a great start, high above the take off ridge. It was a day of having to adapt to the changing, and often, unexpected conditions. A difficult first turn point out in the main valley meant that pilots got low, combined with a lot of cloud cover, made it impossible for all but one sky god to get to goal, Stephan MORGENTHALER.
A task deadline of 15h sadly meant that none of the five pilots still in the air with a chance of getting to goal, were able to get there in time to claim time points, further increasing Stephan’s lead.
However, at the end of the day, there were a lot of happy pilots, just happy to be in the air flying with friends once again.
The average speed of the fastest pilot round the course was 27 km/h.
Only the single pilot who made goal today, Stephan MORGENTHALER, got time points - 45 points in total.
All the other pilot’s scores were made up of leadout points and distance points
Top 3 leading point baggers – those who were in the lead the most:
Stephan MORGENTHALER 69.2
Stéphane POULAIN 38.0
Torsten SIEGEL 36.9
Top 3 distance point winners – those who flew the furthest round the course.
Stephan MORGENTHALER 76.41
Stéphane POULAIN 61.25
Dominik BREITINGER 59.70
Top 3 overall
1st Stephan MORGENTHALER
2nd Stéphane POULAIN
3rd Dominik BREITINGER
Top 3 ladies
1st Seiko FUKUOKA NAVILLE
2nd Laurie GENOVESE
3rd Constance METTETAL
Best newcomer in task 1: Dominic Rohner 10th = in his first ever World Cup task.
Top 3 teams
1st Gin Gliders
2nd Fly Turkey
3rd Cross Country Magazine