David Ronnefalk wins 2013 1/8 Euros

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David Ronnefalk wins 2013 8th Euros

In a final that will surely go down as one of the most enjoyable, spectacular and eventful in memory, the pacesetter all week David Ronnefalk took an expectant win, however it proved to be far from a formality as the 17 year-old Swede had to fight his way back after a series of mistakes. Initially Ronnefalk opened up a lead with Savoya 2nd and Bloomfield looking dangerous with his 10min fuel strategy in 3rd, however the reigning European Champion was forced to retire at the 18 min mark, meaning a new European Champion would be crowned. 

Back upfront Robert Batlle and Reno Savoya assumed a cat and mouse battle with the 3x European Champion leading for much of it until he began to be reeled in slowly by the chasing Ronnefalk, however Savoya proved his namesake; tougher to catch than a Blue Marlin, eventually the latter half turned into the Ronnefalk/Savoya show with David getting past every now and then only to open a 2 second gap before a mistake dropped him behind.

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David Ronnefalk wins 2013 8th Euros