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pedal not to the metal

Kevin Escoffier’s Swiss-flagged team won the opening leg with a battle behind for second place with 11th Hour Racing Team and Team Malizia…

Skipper Kevin Escoffier, a veteran of The Ocean Race who is now leading Team Holcim-PRB, steered his boat over the finishing line off Mindelo, Cabo Verde just after 01:00 local time on Saturday morning, to win Leg One of The Ocean Race.

Team Holcim – PRB finished at 02:01:59 UTC for an elapsed time on the leg of 5 days, 11 hours, 1 minute and 59 seconds. Read on to see how they won without pushing the boat too hard…