La Rochelle

The World Series returned to a crowd favourite in La Rochelle!

17 May 2015

La Rochelle, 17 May 2015

A new World Series record of 75,000 people watched the second stop of the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series 2015 on Sunday, May 17, witnessing another victory for the seemingly unstoppable Gary Hunt!

The season's first stop on European soil was a return to the World Series' all-time favourite location. During seven years of the series, France has served as host country six times and, besides one side-step to Corsica in 2012, it's La Rochelle, whose name literally translates as 'little cliff', that has welcomed the cliff diving elite on each occasion.

The intimidating former defence tower of Saint Nicolas is still the most daunting venue in the entire competition. For the athletes, it is 120 steps from the catacombs of the tower to the platform, looming more than 27 metres above the chilly waters of the Bay of Biscay.

People have been passing between the Saint Nicolas Tower and the Tour de la Chaine to enter the city of La Rochelle via the seaway since 1345. Looking back on a long tradition of fishing and trading, the seaport of La Rochelle was once the largest on the French Atlantic coast. Nowadays, the city in the Bay of Biscay still maintains strong links with the sea by harbouring the largest marina for pleasure boats in Europe and has also maintained much of its old architecture, making it one of the most picturesque and historically rich cities on the whole Atlantic coast.

Diver Startlist
Gary Hunt (UK)
Artem Silchenko (RUS)
Steven LoBue (USA)
Orlando Duque (COL)
David Colturi (USA)
Jonathan Paredes (MEX)
Michal Navratil (CZE)
Blake Aldridge (UK)
Andy Jones (USA)
Jucelino Junior (BRA)
Cyrille Oumedjkane (FRA) - Wildcard
Anatoliy Shabotenko (UKR) - Wildcard
Kris Kolanus (POL) - Wildcard

  • 9
    David Colturi
    David Colturi USA
    330 Points
  • 13
    Orlando Duque
    Orlando Duque COL
    89 Points

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  • 7
    Ginger Huber
    Ginger Huber USA
    242.9 Points

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A History-Making Party on the Lake

A History-Making Party on the Lake

Men's Top 3 Dives

Men's Top 3 Dives

Women's Top 3 Dives

Women's Top 3 Dives

The Moment Kolanus Won

The Moment Kolanus Won

Jimenez Edges it in Texas Thriller

Jimenez Edges it in Texas Thriller

Best Moments from Bilbao

Best Moments from Bilbao

Top 5 Moments

Top 5 Moments

Men's Top 3 Dives

Men's Top 3 Dives

GoPro Highlights

GoPro Highlights

Lobue's Winning Dive

Lobue's Winning Dive

Best Moments from the Azores

Best Moments from the Azores

Women's Top 3 Dives

Women's Top 3 Dives

Top 5 Moments

Top 5 Moments

Spin it to Win it - LoBue's Winning Dive

Spin it to Win it - LoBue's Winning Dive

Iffland's Landmark Winning Dive

Iffland's Landmark Winning Dive

Best Moments from Sisikon

Best Moments from Sisikon

Ladies' Vanishing Act in Lake Lucerne

Ladies' Vanishing Act in Lake Lucerne

Men's Top 3 Dives from Uri Stone

Men's Top 3 Dives from Uri Stone

Let's Twist Again! Hunt's Winning Dive

Let's Twist Again! Hunt's Winning Dive

Emotional Richard Rebounds in Style

Emotional Richard Rebounds in Style

Best Moments from Copenhagen

Best Moments from Copenhagen

Relive the Top 5 Moments from Denmark

Relive the Top 5 Moments from Denmark

Top 3 Dives from Copenhagen

Top 3 Dives from Copenhagen

Hunt's Winning Dive

Hunt's Winning Dive

Title Fights Roll On at Neretva River

Title Fights Roll On at Neretva River

Men's Top 3 Dives

Men's Top 3 Dives

Women's Top 3 Dives

Women's Top 3 Dives

Jimenez Holds Nerve to Win

Jimenez Holds Nerve to Win

Hunt's Historic Winning Dive

Hunt's Historic Winning Dive

Crowning Moments from the Adriatic

Crowning Moments from the Adriatic

Women's Top 3 Dives

Women's Top 3 Dives

Men's Top 3 Dives

Men's Top 3 Dives

Hunt's Winning Dive

Hunt's Winning Dive

Iffland's Winning Dive

Iffland's Winning Dive

Wet and Wild Action at the Wormhole

Wet and Wild Action at the Wormhole

Raw Footage on the Rocks with GoPro

Raw Footage on the Rocks with GoPro

Amazing Heli-Dives at Cliffs of Moher

Amazing Heli-Dives at Cliffs of Moher

Iffland Cruises to Victory

Iffland Cruises to Victory

Gary Hunt's Winning Dive

Gary Hunt's Winning Dive

Fairytale Cliff Diving in Azores

Fairytale Cliff Diving in Azores

Fun and Frolics on the Azores Rocks

Fun and Frolics on the Azores Rocks

Getting Up Close on the Cliffs

Getting Up Close on the Cliffs

Jimenez's Winning Dive

Jimenez's Winning Dive

Duque the Legend Rises Again

Duque the Legend Rises Again

Drama and Delight on the Adriatic Cliffs

Drama and Delight on the Adriatic Cliffs

GoPro Highlights from Italy

GoPro Highlights from Italy

Road to Polignano Climaxes in Gargano

Road to Polignano Climaxes in Gargano

Iffland's Winning Dive

Iffland's Winning Dive

De Rose's Winning Dive

De Rose's Winning Dive

Roaring Action from the USA

Roaring Action from the USA

Iffland's Winning Dive in Texas

Iffland's Winning Dive in Texas

Aldridge Twists to Victory in the USA

Aldridge Twists to Victory in the USA

River Ripping Action in Mostar

River Ripping Action in Mostar

Women's Top 3 Dives

Women's Top 3 Dives

Men's Top 3 Dives

Men's Top 3 Dives

Hunt's Winning Dive

Hunt's Winning Dive

Carlton's Winning Dive

Carlton's Winning Dive

Best Moments from Lago Ranco

Best Moments from Lago Ranco

Women's Top 3 Dives

Women's Top 3 Dives

Men's Top 3 Dives

Men's Top 3 Dives

Paredes' Winning Dive

Paredes' Winning Dive

Iffland's Winning Dive

Iffland's Winning Dive

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