Speed speed speed
The fastest boys are now almost already back close to the take off heading to the 2nd turnpoint. The race is being leaded by a group of VERY unconservative pilots : Cohn, Helgesen, Morgenthaler. Each time they touch 3300m they push full speed to the next thermal. The stack is very slowly starting to stretch under this front pressure and all the leaders are in a second group. Way more conservative that just "climb higher and follow".
Let's see if the "front pushers" will manage to get an advantage from the others at some stage.