July 2, 2017
by Christopher Parker (@wheresbossman)

Michael Booth and Olivia Piana Win Week 8 of the EuroTour at the SUP World Cup in Germany (UPDATED)

Michael Booth and Olivia Piana

Michael Booth and Olivia Piana (photo: Georgia Schofield)

In brief: Michael Booth and Olivia Piana have put an exclamation point on their European summers of SUP, with the Starboard duo taking out week 8 of the EuroTour here at the SUP World Cup in Scharbeutz, Germany.

Boothy won the ~8k distance race here on Sunday morning to the surprise of no one, which makes up for his early exit in yesterday’s sprints. Coming home second was one of Europe’s finest, Leo Nika from Italy, while Mo Freitas hit the podium for the first time this summer as the Hawaiian continues to regain his strength.

Meanwhile, while Olivia fought all the way with her team mate Sonni Honscheid before pulling clear in the final few hundred metres, giving the Frenchwoman three straight wins on the EuroTour. Unheralded Dutchwoman Petronella van Malsen from Team Mistral snagged the third spot on the podium with a strong performance.

It’s a busy weekend here at the Mercedes-Benz SUP World Cup: In addition to the EuroTour race, we also have the SUP World Cup proper, which consists of Saturday’s knockout sprints (where Lincoln Dews and Fiona Wylde saluted) followed by this afternoon’s Super Lap race.

The two SUP World Cup disciplines (sprints/super lap) will be combined to crown the overall event champions, while the EuroTour is a one-off race that fits in with the broader Tour that’s been running all summer.

We’ll have a Facebook Live feed of this afternoon’s distance race over on our Facebook page.

1st: Olivia Piana (Starboard/France)
2nd: Sonni Honscheid (Starboard/Germany)
3rd: Petronella van Malsen (Mistral/Netherlands)

1st: Michael Booth (Starboard/Australia)
2nd: Leo Nika (Starboard/Italy)
3rd: Mo Freitas (Focus/Hawaii)


1Michael Booth00:46:29:3620.00StarboardAustralia
2Leonard Nika00:47:07:3615.00StarboardItaly
3Mo Freitas00:47:20:8012.00FocusHawaii
4Federico Esposito00:47:24:8710.00FanaticItaly
5Paolo Marconi00:47:28:518.50RRDItaly
6Martino Rogai00:47:30:737.00InfinityItaly
7Davide Ionico00:47:33:116.00FanaticItaly
8Dylan Frick00:47:40:885.00StarboardSouth Africa
9Ricardo Haverschmidt00:47:41:434.50MistralNeatherlands
10Paul Ganse00:47:44:624.00JPGermany
11Steven Bredow00:47:49:923.60JPGermany
12Thomas Reppich00:49:05:163.20Germany
13Federico Benettolo00:49:08:703.00BICItaly
14Leo Tosso00:49:11:122.80JPItaly
15Sebastian Brendel00:49:25:622.60FocusGermany
16James van Druren00:49:57:552.40MistralNeatherlands
17Peter Kosinski00:50:21:822.20StarboardIreland
18Kjell de Bruyn00:50:44:242.00FanaticBelgium
19Jan Vandrey00:52:54:281.80Germany
20Belar Diaz00:52:55:551.60F-OneSpain
21Andreas Svensson00:52:59:811.50Sweeden
22Tomas Lelovits00:53:52:201.40NaishFinland
23Martin Teichmann00:54:02:761.30StarboardGermany
24Fritz Mayerle00:55:13:961.20StarboardGermany
25Dimitris Apalagakis00:55:18:741.10JPGreece
27Marcin Hokusz00:55:36:281.04StarboardPoland
28Lucas Bay00:55:52:040.98NaishDenmark
29Thomas Kreisel00:56:10:430.92StarboardGermany
30Dirk Worrmann00:56:45:800.86FanaticGermany
31Dirk Bickert00:56:52:210.80StarboardGermany
32Kimo Kersting00:57:11:270.76MistralGermany
33Ran Gaash00:57:15:590.72FocusIsrael
34Dirk Herpel00:57:40:130.68FanaticGermany
35Robert Glöckner00:58:07:960.64Germany
36Maui Sach00:58:57:040.60NaishGermany
37Stefan Straszburg00:59:15:720.56StarboardGermany
38Thomas Maier01:00:10:810.52Germany
39Pascal Wengerter01:01:14:230.48404Germany
40Axel Bischoff01:01:17:120.44SirenGermany
41Michael Ponggratz01:02:08:010.40StarboardGermany
42Willi Ganse01:05:01:870.38StarboardGermany
43Matthias Neumann01:05:54:230.36FanaticGermany
44Tobias Blasé01:07:42:520.34SirenGermany
45Benny Kohl01:07:48:060.32StarboardGermany
46Soukup Jarno01:07:49:030.30Germany


1Olivia Piana0:49:5520.00StarboardFrance
2Sonni Honscheid0:50:1315.00StarboardGermany
3Petronella van Malsen0:53:2612.00MistralNeatherlands
4Susanne Lier0:53:3310.00NSPGermany
5Hannah Krah0:55:518.50SirenGermany
6Emely Siewert1:00:317.00JPGermany
7Milanka Linde1:02:356.00SirenGermany

photos below by Georgia Schofield