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KTE France Over, the Winners Are...

KTE France, the final event on the Kitesurf Tour Europe (KTE) has come to an end. The beach of St. Gilles Croix de Vie in Vendée, France saw seven days of spectacular action – freestyle and course racing action that is. The fact that KTE France has come to an end is not bad news – it’s good news as we can now announce the winners of the competition.

The winner of the men’s freestyle part of KTE France, the one who can boast about being the European Kiteboarding Freestyle Champion is, drum rolls please, French rider Seb Garat. The winner of the women’s freestyle part of KTE France is Polish rider Asia Joanna Litwinn. She was the leader of the KTE when she came to France – and in France she simply dominated the competition.

The winner of the men’s course racing division is Dutch rider Rolf van der Vlucht; he beat KTE leader Julien Kerneur in France, but Julien Kerneur won overall. The winner of the women’s course racing division is another Dutch rider, mainly Katja Roose.

With KTE France, the final event on the tour, over, the official results of the Kitesurf Tour Europe are as follows:

Kitesurf Tour Europe 2011 Freestyle Men Overall

  • 1 – Sebastien Garat (RRD)
  • 2 – Mario Rodwalds (North, ION, Quiksilver, Nutrilite, Sparkasse Mittelhostein)
  • 3 – Tijn van Esch (Advance Kites, Underwave)

Kitesurf Tour Europe 2011 Women Freestyle Overall

  • 1 – Joanna Litwin (Nobile, O’Neil, Xspot)
  • 2 – Michalina Laskowska (Ozone, Xenon, Red Sea Monkeys
  • 3 – Annie de Jong (Best Kiteboarding, Underwave, Schwerelosigkite)

Kitesurf Tour Europe 2011 Course Racing Men Overall

  • 1 – Julien Kerneur (Takoon, RRD, ION, Freeboost)
  • 2 – Maxime Nocher (North, ION, Mormaii, Baticoncept)
  • 3 – Rolf van der Vlugt (Cabrinha, Aguera)

Kitesurf Tour Europe 2011 Course Racing Women Overall

  • 1 – Katja Roose (Airush, ION, Protest)
  • 2 – Melissa Gil (Cabrinha, NPX, Dakine, Transcend)
  • 3 – Christine Boenniger (Flysurfer Flyboards, Xcel Wetsuits, Dakine, Kitejunkie, Windfinder)