Francis Joyon has defied the forecasts and is fighting all the way to the finish. In two days he has reduced the gap from 170 miles to…. 45 in the rankings this morning. Constantly above thirty knots, he has just completed a day covering 645 miles toward the finish. Several knots faster than his rival, Macif, he is about to give us a breathtaking conclusion to the race. The suspense is building, as they prepare to round the island of Guadeloupe.