QM's Andrew Mills Wins Hyeres World Cup
Andrew Mills overturned the six point lead that teammate and Palma World Cup Giles Scott had coming into the final day of the Finn class to claim his first World Cup series victory and ‘show some intentions’ at the start of this Rio 2016 cycle.
The 27-year-old Mills took the race win in the first medal race of the day to narrow the gap to just two points over Scott, with the pair assured of finishing no worse than second with the final race to go. Whichever sailor beat the other on the water would take the gold, and today it was Mills’s turn to celebrate. He crossed the line in third, with Scott coming home in in tenth to settle for silver.
“With the double medal race, if you’d had a bad first one then any of eight people could have still win gold so it was important to get the job done with a win in the first one,” Mills explained.
“Then it was just down to me and Giles. We had a little match race and I got the better of him.”“It feels great,” Mills said of his victory.
“It’s really impressive how the winter training has paid off and it’s a great start to the rest of the season with a first ever World Cup win, so it’s brilliant.
“It’s a good way to start the cycle and show some intentions.”