France's Maxime Nocher claimed the IKA KiteFoil GoldCup title today in Doha ©Shahjahan Moidin

France's Maxime Nocher produced a nerveless performance on the final day of action at the International Kiteboarding Association (IKA) KiteFoil GoldCup to secure yet another title today in Doha.

Nocher, the reigning world champion, began the day second in the standings just two points adrift of Great Britain's Olly Bridge.

But, with two race wins, four second places and a third spot in today's seven races, Nocher jumped to the top of the standings and went on to claim the crown.

With three successive Formula Kite world titles, the latest secured in China in September, and now with the addition of his second successive KiteFoil GoldCup, Nocher has an incredible 10 kiteboarding World Championships to his name.

"When I crossed the line I knew I already had the win," said Nocher.

"The last race for me was free, and for me that's when I race best.

"But overall I had a good competition.

"Perhaps I'm not the fastest, but I am the most consistent and that's what helps me get there in the end.

"It was perfect really, I am very happy."

France's Maxime Nocher jumped from second to the top of the standings today ©Shahjahan Moidin
France's Maxime Nocher jumped from second to the top of the standings today ©Shahjahan Moidin

Second-placed Bridge was pleased with his silver medal, despite starting the day in first.

He cited the conditions as one of the potential reasons he could not keep his lead.

"I'm quite happy," Bridge said. 

"I thought I might have been more in control [of the races] because of the slightly stronger wind.

"But Nocher and Mazella just seemed to be a bit faster on their foils with the new wings."

In the women's competition Russia's Elena Kalinina, the 18-year-old, was the worthy winner of the title after showing her dominance all week.

"I'm a bit tired, but happy," she said.

"I've never done seven races in a day.

"Overall I enjoyed racing among the men, sometimes I can catch them but their level is so high."