The men’s race was dominated by a group of single adults from three top teams. Bart Swings from Powerslide, Ewen Fernandez from Rollerblade and Martin Ferrié from EOSkates broke away in the second of 14 laps. In the chase group, the leadership changed between Gary Hekman from BONT Skates, Nolan Beddiaf from EOSkates and Felix Rijhnen from Powerslide, but they could not catch up with the strong leadership group. In the end, Bart Swings, the Belgium World Champion, crossed the finish line first before the French athlete Martin Ferrié. For Bart this victory was also a new historical record. He is now the first skater who could win the Rennes sur Roulettes Marathon for the fifth time.
In the women’s race Maelann Le Roux from BONT Skates crossed the finish line first. The second and third place had to be decided by photo finish which had Marine Lefeuvre before Aura Christina Quintana Herrera from EOSkates with less than the blink of an eye.
With more than 7.000 participants in all disciplines, events and competitions and more than 25.000 spectators the Rennes sur Roulettes Festival of the last two days was once again one of the most important Roller Sports Event in Europe.
- Bart Swings (BEL) Powerslide / Matter Racing Team
- Martin Ferrié (FRA) EOSkates World Team
- Ewen Fernandez (FRA) Rollerblade World Team
- Maelann de Roux (FRA) BONT Skates
- Marine Lefeuvre (FRA) WIC Single Athlete
- Aura Christina Quintana Herrera (COL) EOSkates World Team
The next stops of the 2018 WORLD INLINE CUP, the world´s premier speed skating marathon, will be Dijon on the 10th of June and Ostrava on the 16th of June. On the 14th of July, the WIC will make a stop in Harbin, China. The race for the Cup will see its final this year at the 45th BMW Berlin Marathon Inlineskating on 15th September. The date of Incheon is expected to be announced end of June.