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A message from Alex

by Alex Thomson Racing 30 Nov 2020 05:01 PST
Alex Thomson ceases racing in the Vendée Globe © Alex Thomson Racing

Alex Thomson speaks for the first time after his dreams of Vendée Globe victory end in heartbreak.

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