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Balloon. "61st Gordon Bennett Cup": French pair win world’s competition

Lausanne, Switzerland - Vincent Leys and Christophe Houver flew more than 1,800km to win the competition

French balloon pilots Vincent Leys and Christophe Houver won the "61st Gordon Bennett Cup" over the weekend of 8-10 September 2017. The "Gordon Bennett Cup" is the oldest and most prestigious gas-balloon race in the world. The pair travelled 1,836.06 km having launched on Friday 8 September 2017 from Gruyères near Fribourg, Switzerland. Twenty-one gas balloons took off on Friday evening to compete...

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