The Darnetal French National Championship was held May 2-4 in the French province of Normandy.The event was organized by the Riders en Bray, the French club whose members include Jocelyn Babilot, Jibo Debure and Pascal Blondeau.
Darnetal was the first round of the four-race French Championship.The other events are the Peyragudes Deluxe Cup, Izoard Downhill, and Climont station.
On Saturday, each competitor made two qualification runs timed by a Tag Heuer system. Bruno Fuchs set the fastest qualifying time in Downhill Skateboarding. Gauthier De Kyndt was quickest in Street Luge and Jonathan Blottier in Classic Luge. In the women’s classes Angelina Nobre proved why she has been IGSA World Champion twice by setting the fastest times in both Women’s Downhill Skateboarding and Women’s Street Luge!Carol Rivere was the fastest qualifier in Women’s Classic Luge.
Sunday had nice weather and the finals were epic!The final of Downhill Skateboarding was ultra competitive. Sebastian Hertler from Germany earned the win followed by Jocelyn Babilot in second and Bruno Fuchs in third. Current World Champion Gauthier DeKyndt won in Street Luge.2002 IGSA Street Luge World Cup Champion Pete Eliot from Great Britain was second followed Stephane Chaperon in third. In Classic Luge, current IGSA World Champion Jonathan Blottier was victorious followed by Pascal Blondeau in second and Craig Deltour in third.
Registered riders in different categories :
Downhill Skateboarding Men: 64
Downhill Skateboarding Women: 3
Street Luge Men: 23
Street Luge Women: 4
Classic Luge Men: 22
Classic Luge Women: 6
Inlne Men: 34
Inline Women: 3
Skulboard Men: 6
Skullboard Women : 1
Downhill Skateboarding Men: 1 Sebastian Hertler (GER) 2 Jocelyn Babilot (FRA) 3 Bruno Fuchs (SUI)
Downhill Skateboarding Women: 1 Angelina Nobre (FRA) 2 Utah Hang (GER) 3 Rebekka Gemperle (GER)
Street Luge Men: 1 Gauthier Dekyndt (FRA) 2 Peter Eliot (GBR) 3 Stephane Chaperon (FRA)
Street Luge Women: 1 Angelina Nobre (FRA) 2 Carole Riviere (FRA) 3 Severine Mordon (FRA)
Classic Luge Men: 1 Jonathan Blottier (FRA) 2 Pascal Blondeau (FRA) 3 Craig Deltour (FRA)
Classic Luge Women: 1 Carole Riviere (FRA) 2 Angelina Nobre (FRA) 3 Daniela Haller (GER)
Inlne Men: 1 Matthieu Prudent (FRA) 2 David Parent (FRA) 3 Nicolas Varin (FRA)
Inline Women: 1 Marjorie Philippoteau (FRA) 2 Severine (FRA) 3 Marie Marchand (FRA)
Skulboard Men: 1 Claude Gesta (FRA) 2 Christophe Quintaine (FRA) 3 Yogi Maerz (GER)
Skullboard Women: 1 Christine Caron (CAN)