Fantasy Sup Preview - London Sup Open
Dear Fantasy Suppers,
London Sup Open kicks off tomorrow morning with the Long Distance Race into the Thames (9 am local time in London). This is the first Combined event of Fantasy Sup Agenda, with the Long Distance on Saturday and Sprint Race on Sunday. All the best paddlers from the planet are expected in the capital of the United Kingdom.
From APP World Tour Web Site:
"The starting list for the Opening event of the 2019 APP World Tour is a true showcase of where the sport has got to, and will provide the most competitive season yet, as the very best in the World will go blow for blow across Europe, the Americas and Asia to be crowned World Champion.
In the distance racing, all eyes will be on the likes of Michael Booth from Australia, the Hasulyo brothers from Hungary and Titouan Puyo from New Caledonia, while in the Sprint Racing, Casper Steinfath from Denmark, Mo Freitas from Hawaii and the Nika brothers from Italy.
However, the all rounders that are clearly double threats such as 3 times World Champion Connor Baxter, Current World Champion Arthur Arutkin and a major new contender on the APP World Tour, Lincoln Dews, will certainly be names to watch out for in London, as the season kicks off in style.
Also to watch out for will be the Tahitian contingent, the likes of Martin Vitry from France and a host of Italian talent, together with young guns such as Tyler Bashor from California and Noic Garioud from New Caledonia.
2019 sees the most complete line up of incredible talent on the Women's side yet for the APP World Tour Opener in London, as we expect fireworks throughout what will be a dramatic 2019 season.
Unfortunately we have 2 injuries coming into this first event, so we will not be seeing the current World Champion Shae Foudy in the line up, nor will we see the young talent from Slovenia, Manca Notar. We hope that they both recover quickly and can be back in action by New York.
However, outside of these two, we have an impressive line up of Champions that include 2014 World Champion Lina Augaitis, 2015 World Champion Candice Appleby and 2016 World Champion Fiona Wylde. Unfortunately, the 2017 World Champion Terrene Black is unable to make this first event due to important commitments back home, but will be present through the remainder of the 2019 season.
Also to watch out for, Olivia Piana from France who has proven deadly across the global racing scene, along with Sonni Honscheid from Germany, one of the most dominant figures in the sport, particularly in any form of distance racing. Also to watch out for are two US stand outs, April Zilg and Seychelle Hatting, along with the young Hawaii talent, Annie Reickert and the powerhouse from Japan, Yuka Sato.
The list goes on, and includes some impressive local talent such as Marie Buchanon and Ginnie Odetayo to compliment the truly international field."
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