Bestavens triumph in this race was complete, he had also won the first leg, from La Rochelle to Lanzarotte, by almost two hours, and his win on this 2,900-mile leg didnt give another sailor a chance to depose him from the top spot on the podium. "Its incredible," he said. "I only knew that I was the first to Bahia once I had crossed the finish line. I was sure that Brian was in front of me. I am amazed that after 20 days at sea, just a few minutes separate the first two."