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2009 Audi Melges 20 Malcesine Edition : Hunting The Fugitive

19 June 2009

The European Audi Melges 20 fleet is setting up for another awesome weekend of racing in Malcesine, June 20-21, the third stage of the 2009 Audi Melges 20 Sailing Series.

This event poses the turning point of the season. The breeze and usual conditions that are customary in Malcesine are expected to produce. Who will be able to conquer the venue, we’ll have to wait and see.

Benedetto Giallongo and his Value Team Melges 20 appears to be invincible. They are voted the boat to beat as they have won both Lerici and Scarlino. Should they win in Malcesine, it would be their third consecutive success. Competitors beware — he has no intention of abdicating the throne regarding him as that of the fugitive.

So far Giallongo has not shown any signs of weakness but his adversaries tell us that he is not concrete and it is there goal to break his winning streak.

Giallongo has had a relatively easy go of things through the initial stages of the Audi Series, but already the reaction, growth and level of opponents will continue to challenge him. The other teams have taken measures to try and overturn his ability to win.

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