Headliner of the 51e edition with Armel Le Cléac’h, Yann Eliès could become the first sailor to win four wins if he wins in this Solitaire du Figaro 2020 (after his successes in 2012, 2013, 2015). But for his 19e participation, the Costarmorican, who plays at home during the first two stages and wears the colors of Quéguiner Matériaux and Leukémie Espoir, refuses to get carried away, with his usual frankness: “I find that this costume of a possible winner of a 4th edition is a bit too big for me. I did not have the preparation that goes with this ambition. I don’t have the feeling that I am in the same state of mind as in my previous victories. Maybe it’s possible, but today I don’t feel ready. “
He is aiming more for a stage victory, even if knowing him, the appetite will inevitably come when walking: “I feel that I can do something good, I’m happy to be there. I do not have the optimal preparation, but my desire compensates for this lack. ”
He will have a revenge to take on last year when he finished 16e.