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Solitaire du Figaro: Pierre Quiroga, the fierce Southerner who tamed the Bretons


PORTRAIT - The Mediterranean, at the helm of “Skipper Macif 2019”, won, at the age of 29, the 52nd Solitaire edition of the “Figaro”.

From our correspondent in Saint-Nazaire

It was almost twenty years since a Mediterranean had not lowered the cackle of the proud stubborn Bretons during a Solitaire.

On the Figaro Bénéteau, first of the name, Kito de Pavant had indeed won in 2002 without having won a stage.

Pierre Quiroga has just washed away the honor of the South with two timpani of collected sleeves.

He who, by galéjade, slips that he hardly knew the words flood and ebb before his entry into the microcosm of offshore runners can now laugh.

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Solitaire du Figaro: Quiroga, the untouchable master of time

Evil tongues will say that he has Iroise's blood in his veins.

Yes, he was born in Brest where part of his family lives, but he grew up on the lips of the big blue.

Installed since his 3 months in the bay of Hyères, near Toulon where his father works in the arsenal, the well-aligned Golden Islands will be his playground for years.

An easy student, he does the minimum so that his teachers let him go on the water when he wishes.


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Source: lefigaro

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