PHOTO Alex Thomson, the testimonial every sponsor would love to have, has also arrived

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Yesterday we celebrated the victory of Armel Le Cleac’h
(here the whole story), Today it’s the turn of Alex Thomson, who completed his nonstop solo round-the-world race (Vendée Globe) in 74 days, 19 hours, 35 minutes and 15 seconds (15 hours 59 minutes and 29 seconds) after the Jackal.

THANK YOU ALEX
Meanwhile, thank you Alex. Thank you for all the adrenaline you gave us: you kept us all in suspense until the very end, you had gotten as far as 30 miles from Le Cleac’h (then you gave up), and who knows if you hadn’t broken the foil in the Atlantic how it would have gone. Either way, your sponsor will be proud of you-you are the testimonial everyone would love to have, because you are able to make crowds fall in love. It is no coincidence that Hugo Boss continues to support you after your endless vicissitudes: as the sinking at Jacques Vabre e The shipwreck in 2006 1,000 miles off the coast of South Africa during the Velux 5 Oceans world tour, split hull at the 2008/09 Vendée and boom failure at the 2004 Vendée. Alex “cracking” they called you, but you are also the man of the keel and mast walk in a tuxedo and theincredible “Skywalk.” You’re the one in the South Seas, in Indian, as soon as they came at you in a helicopter. you went out complete with a British flag in the gale (by the way with the Union Jack, just you, Welsh) and that set a new 24-hour mileage record right in the final stages of the race.

YOU ARE AND WILL REMAIN THE BOSS
And even this morning, as this gallery testifies, you mounted your show in Les Sables d’Olonne, smiling and “homely” even after 27,000 actual miles you had to travel (27,636 at an average of 15.39 knots, to be precise). You jumped over the boom et voila: you made it clear that you were, will be and will remain the boss.

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