Victory for Switzerland’s Kurt Frieden and Pascal Witpraechtiger
It’s official! After flying 1,803.40 kilometres from Gladbeck in northwest Germany to Stavros in central Greece, Switzerland’s Kurt Frieden and Pascal Witpraechtiger (Team SUI-01) have won the 60th Coupe Aéronautique Gordon Bennett.
The champions – the first gas balloon pilots ever to fly in Greek airspace – will be presented with their medals in Gladbeck tomorrow evening.
See the full, official results of the 2016 edition of the world’s oldest and most prestigious gas balloon race are