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Armel Le Cléac’h (Banque Populaire) Wins Stage 2, GBR’s Sam Goodchild Takes Second

Published on 08/09/2020

Armel Le Cléac’h (Banque Populaire) crossed the finish line at 16:24:30hrs local time this afternoon off Dunkirk to win the 404 miles Stage 2 of the 51st La Solitaire du Figaro which started on Sunday morning from the Baie de Saint Brieuc in northern Brittany. His elapsed time for the leg is 2 days 5h20’34”. The 43 year old twice winner of La Solitaire records his seventh stage win of a 20 year career on the French annual multi-stage solo race and is expected to top the general classification. Le Cléac’h led the 35 strong fleet around the Eddystone Lighthouse mark early on Monday morning and was not challenged thereafter on a brisk downwind leg to a mark off Le Havre nor on the 100 miles final run along the French Opal coast to the finish at Dunkirk.

​Finishing at 16:54:40hrs local time Sam Goodchild (Leyton) took second place into Dunkirk, the best British stage result ever on La Solitaire. He pipped three times winner Yann Elies by 2 minutes and 22 seconds.

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