Vendée Globe Race update: Thomson still in second place

Gosport sailor Alex Thomson remains in second place going into the final stages of The Vendée Globe Race.

Thursday, 12th January 2017, 3:11 pm
Updated Thursday, 12th January 2017, 3:12 pm
Gosport sailor Alex Thomson Picture: Mark Lloyd Images

With 91 per cent of this year’s race complete, Thomson is sitting in second place – 227 nautical miles behind French rival Armel Le Cléac’h,

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Should he win, he would become the first Briton to claim victory in this gruelling challenge, which to date has been won only by French competitors.