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Raid de Tordera crowns Paula Muntalà as new Spanish Champion

Tordera, Barcelona, Spain. 1 May 2017
This past weekend, the eighth edition of Raid de Tordera Meydan SportHG was held in the town of Tordera, near Barcelona, Spain. This edition saw the presence of the Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai, HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, whose name was used to name the races of the weekend.

In addition, the main race of the Raid, the CEI3* 160km, served as the 2017 Spanish Championship. In total, more than 130 participants came from 14 different countries.
Endurance World Raid de Tordera. Sheikh Mohammed is visiting the race.Thus, HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Endurance Cup Festival gathered in Tordera the best riders in Spain and a good amount of foreign riders. Among the favourites, there was the UAE’s M7 Team, owned by Sheikh Mohammed as well as the Catalans from Juma’s Team, led by the world champions Jaume Puntí and Maria Alvarez. The members of Juma’s Team are very used to win in other editions of the Raid de Tordera.
Endurance World Raid de Tordera. Podium of the CEI3* 160kmOn Friday, Tordera held the shorter races: CEI*83km and CEI**120km, and also the CEIYJ2*120km race. In the race below the 100km, the winner was Martina Codina with her horse LF-Elvas, who entered the finish line ahead of Daniel Garcia with Asturiano and Laia Soria with MP Erfoud. The young Laura Fernandez with Er Jamag won the junior race, and Jana Oms with Vaale du Poncelet and Bruna Pujols with Diogene de Jansavis accompanied her on the podium.

Endurance World Raid de Tordera. Paula the championHowever, the best race of the day was the CEI2* 120km senior, whose dominance by Juma’s Team would be an omen for the events of the following day. Omar Blanco entered first with Vicky du Poncelet and he was followed by Paula Muntalà with Varech du Vrihou, and Angel Soy closed the podium with urican de la Saulire.
The great party of the Spanish Endurance was on Saturday, with the celebration of the Open Spanish Championship of CEI3*160km, spread over 5 loops. In the starting line, Blanco and Muntalà, winners the previous day, along with big names such as the former MotoGP world champion Alex Criville, María Alvarez, the Arabs Salem Hamad Saeed Malhoof Al Kitbi and Gaith Abdul Wahid Khamis Saqer.

Endurance World Raid de Tordera. The group leaving the start.The race started fast, although many of the 32 riders starters abandoned the race one by one, either by metabolic problems or for problems with gaiting. Finally, only 9 combinations finished the race, whose technicality was a drag for the high speeds to which the international riders are used to. Juma’s Team won again thanks to Paula Muntalà and her horse Echo Falls, in a spectacular final sprint with Jordi Arboix and Rieden, the only ones who were able to shadow Jumas in Tordera. Omar Blanco closed the podium and got the bronze medal with Tonik de Becherel.

 


Raid de Tordera Results

PositionRiderNationalityHorse
Tordera 2017-04-28. CEIY1* 80km
1stMartina CodinaESPLF-Elvas
2ndDaniel GarciaESPAsturiano
3rdLaia SoriaESPMP Erfoud
Tordera 2017-04-28. CEIYJ2* 120km
1stLaura FernandezESPEr Jamag
2ndJana OmsESPVaale du Poncelet
3rdBruna PujolsESPDiogene de Jansavis
Tordera 2017-04-28. CEI2* 120km
1stOmar BlancoESPVicky du Poncelet
2ndPaula MuntalàESPVarech du Vrihou
3rdAngel SoyESPUrican de la Saulire.
Tordera 2017-04-29. CEI3* 160km
1stPaula MuntalàESPEcho Falls
2ndJordi ArboixESPRieden
3rdOmar BlancoESPTonik de Becherel
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Raid de Tordera crowns Paula Muntalà as new Spanish Champion

Tordera, Barcelona, Spain. 1 May 2017
This past weekend, the eighth edition of Raid de Tordera Meydan SportHG was held in the town of Tordera, near Barcelona, Spain. This edition saw the presence of the Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai, HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, whose name was used to name the races of the weekend.

In addition, the main race of the Raid, the CEI3* 160km, served as the 2017 Spanish Championship. In total, more than 130 participants came from 14 different countries.
Endurance World Raid de Tordera. Sheikh Mohammed is visiting the race.Thus, HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Endurance Cup Festival gathered in Tordera the best riders in Spain and a good amount of foreign riders. Among the favourites, there was the UAE’s M7 Team, owned by Sheikh Mohammed as well as the Catalans from Juma’s Team, led by the world champions Jaume Puntí and Maria Alvarez. The members of Juma’s Team are very used to win in other editions of the Raid de Tordera.
Endurance World Raid de Tordera. Podium of the CEI3* 160kmOn Friday, Tordera held the shorter races: CEI*83km and CEI**120km, and also the CEIYJ2*120km race. In the race below the 100km, the winner was Martina Codina with her horse LF-Elvas, who entered the finish line ahead of Daniel Garcia with Asturiano and Laia Soria with MP Erfoud. The young Laura Fernandez with Er Jamag won the junior race, and Jana Oms with Vaale du Poncelet and Bruna Pujols with Diogene de Jansavis accompanied her on the podium.

Endurance World Raid de Tordera. Paula the championHowever, the best race of the day was the CEI2* 120km senior, whose dominance by Juma’s Team would be an omen for the events of the following day. Omar Blanco entered first with Vicky du Poncelet and he was followed by Paula Muntalà with Varech du Vrihou, and Angel Soy closed the podium with urican de la Saulire.
The great party of the Spanish Endurance was on Saturday, with the celebration of the Open Spanish Championship of CEI3*160km, spread over 5 loops. In the starting line, Blanco and Muntalà, winners the previous day, along with big names such as the former MotoGP world champion Alex Criville, María Alvarez, the Arabs Salem Hamad Saeed Malhoof Al Kitbi and Gaith Abdul Wahid Khamis Saqer.

Endurance World Raid de Tordera. The group leaving the start.The race started fast, although many of the 32 riders starters abandoned the race one by one, either by metabolic problems or for problems with gaiting. Finally, only 9 combinations finished the race, whose technicality was a drag for the high speeds to which the international riders are used to. Juma’s Team won again thanks to Paula Muntalà and her horse Echo Falls, in a spectacular final sprint with Jordi Arboix and Rieden, the only ones who were able to shadow Jumas in Tordera. Omar Blanco closed the podium and got the bronze medal with Tonik de Becherel.

 


Raid de Tordera Results

PositionRiderNationalityHorse
Tordera 2017-04-28. CEIY1* 80km
1stMartina CodinaESPLF-Elvas
2ndDaniel GarciaESPAsturiano
3rdLaia SoriaESPMP Erfoud
Tordera 2017-04-28. CEIYJ2* 120km
1stLaura FernandezESPEr Jamag
2ndJana OmsESPVaale du Poncelet
3rdBruna PujolsESPDiogene de Jansavis
Tordera 2017-04-28. CEI2* 120km
1stOmar BlancoESPVicky du Poncelet
2ndPaula MuntalàESPVarech du Vrihou
3rdAngel SoyESPUrican de la Saulire.
Tordera 2017-04-29. CEI3* 160km
1stPaula MuntalàESPEcho Falls
2ndJordi ArboixESPRieden
3rdOmar BlancoESPTonik de Becherel

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