Recently crowned European Champions, Poema Newland and Axel from Team ENGIE went to Italy with big ambitions.
Axel Mazella confirmed his position. In the lead for all 14 races, he was head-to-head with his compatriot Théo De Ramecourt all week long. In Sunday's final, Benoit Gomez and the Italian Ricardo Pianosi were also battling it out for the title. After the two final races, one of which Axel won, Théo De Ramecourt was crowned World Champion.
In the women's races, Team ENGIE kiteboard racer Poema, ranked third before the final, competed against reigning World Champion Daniela Moroz, British racer Eleanor Aldridge, and her French teammate Lauriane Nolot. After just one race in the final, the American reigning champion Daniela Moroz maintained her title. Britain's Eleanor Aldridge and the French racer Lauriane Nolot came second and third respectively.
Poema, 2021 European Champion, finished in a frustrating fourth place.
Men's overall ranking
Women's overall ranking
Silver medallist, Axel Mazella: "What an accomplishment - two Frenchmen in first and second place! I am so happy! I am delighted for Théo, we have always been such good friends. I have no regrets, I fought from start to finish but the wind was unpredictable all week and, at the end of the day, that's what it comes down to. I'm pleased with how I did. ”