Sodebo Ultim victory in the Nice UltiMed

Thomas Coville (Sodebo Ultim’) took victory in the first edition of the Nice UltiMed after 3 days, 57 minutes and 28 seconds at sea.

A very fine win for Thomas and his crew members Jean-Luc Nélias, Thierry Douillard, Quentin Delapierre, Matthieu Vandame and Thomas Le Breton, on crossing the finish line set off Rauba Capeù this Saturday 5 May, at 1:59pm local time.

Less than an hour later, it was the turn of Francis Joyon (IDEC SPORT) and his men to complete the original and complex course spanning nearly 1,000 miles and taking in the coastlines of the Sud Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur Region, Corsica and Sardinia.

On winning the Nice UltiMed, Thomas Coville and his crew have got their revenge a year on from The Bridge.

In the Nice UltiMed, it’s the crew of Thomas Coville who have won the duel by just 57 minutes, after 3 days, 57 minutes and 28 seconds of racing.

Yves Le Blévec, who was forced to retire from the race on 2 May, was out on the water aboard Actual-Grand Large Emotion to welcome them in.

Back on shore, Christian Estrosi, Mayor of Nice, and Jean-Pierre Dick, patron of the Nice UltiMed, also came out to congratulate the two crews.

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