As the Sintra Portugal Pro enters the final stretch, some names start to stand out as the big candidates for a win in Praia Grande.
Lewy Finnegan is, for sure, one of those names, after knocking out world champion Jared Houston and Pierre Louis Costes, the Sintra champion last year and number two on the 2016 APB “ranking”.
The duel against PLC was one for the books, with both riders going at it and the australian edging out the frenchman 16,25 against 15,75.
Lewy will now face Iain Campbell on the semifinals tomorrow.
Also on fire, not only today but through out comp, has been Tristan Roberts. The young south african from the small town of Onrus, near Cape Town, has been shredding the waves and the competition to bits, collecting nine point rides and seriously putting himself in the contention for this year Sintra’s title.
“I really want to win my first world tour event and it would be great if I it was here. This is the first year I run the tour and it would be a big motivation for me if Sintra delivered the goods”, said Tristan, who will take on an in form and experienced Alan Muñoz in the semifinal.
Dave Hubbard unstoppable on the Knee
Dave Hubbard appears to be on a unstoppable quest for his seventh DK world title. The hawaiian beat peruvian Pancho Galdos in the highest scored heat of the quarter finals (14,15 against 13,05) and he even managed to squeeze in time and energy to be a solid presence commentating the webcast.
Dave will face another DK world champion, Cesar Bauer in the semis, while Guadaulpe’s Martin Mouradian will go head to head with another french speaking islander, Amaury Lavernhe, from the Reunion.