Daniel Deusser mit Equita van’t Zorgvliet | Foto: Copyright LGCT / Stefano Grasso
Achte Station der Global Champions Tour gewinnt Scott Brash vor Edwina Tops-Alexander
Vier Paare hatten sich im Großen Preis von Cannes, der Wertungsprüfung der Global Champions Tour (GCT), nach zwei fehlerfreien Runden fürs Stechen empfohlen. Am besten löste der Brite Scott Brash die Aufgabe. In einem unglaublich schnellen Finish deklassierte er die Konkurrenz. Daniel Deußer (Mechelen/Belgien) wurde als einziger deutscher Teilnehmer am Stechen Dritter.
Die Global Champions Tour 2016 hat ihre Halbzeit überschritten. Im französischen Nobelort Cannes fand die achte von insgesamt 14 Stationen (plus Finale in Doha/Katar) statt.
Monaco Aces come up trumps at stunning GCL Cannes | Foto: Copyright LGCT / Stefano Grasso
It was a spectacular finale to a three day festival of show jumping, as the Global Champions League of Cannes took place under the spotlights in the beautiful French Riviera destination. The eighth round of competition in the 2016 championship saw the twelve teams battling it out in front of packed grandstands, with VIPs and international guests watching on as the class played out in the intimate sand arena. The Monaco Aces were the only team to stay clear all the way through, hitting the jackpot with an emphatic victory in another scintillating round of the Global Champions League championship and shooting into the ranking lead ahead of their upcoming home event in two weeks‘ time.
Brilliant Brash beats star-studded field at LGCT Cannes | Foto: Copyright LGCT / Stefano Grasso
Scott Brash (GBR) and Hello Forever triumphed in an epic battle set against the stunning backdrop of Cannes, taking top honours in the Longines Global Champions Tour Grand Prix of Cannes presented by Haras des Grillons. The two-time LGCT Champion of Champions took a sensational win against a star-studded field, which included 8 out of the top 10 riders in the world.
Four of the fastest riders on the circuit squared up for the finale against the clock and it was the last rider Scott who produced a brilliant and daring performance, drawing gasps from the crowd, as he delivered the winning round.
All Star 5 Dazzles in Cannes | Foto: Copyright LGCT / Stefano Grasso
Denis Lynch (IRL) took the win in tonight’s Prix E.Leclerc 1.55m CSI5* competition after a superb round and jump-off with his 13 year old bay stallion All Star 5. Maikel van der Vleuten (NED) claimed second place with VDL Groep Quatro and Germany’s Daniel Deusser (GER) continued his run of good form with stallion Hidalgo VG to finish in third.
The second day of competition for the Longines Global Champions Tour of Cannes culminated in this evening’s class as 47 world class riders took centre stage in the floodlit arena, with fans and VIPs including Bruce and Patti Springsteen – who are currently on a world tour – watching on as the class unfolded.
Bertram Allen and David Will storm to electrifying win with identical times in Cannes | Foto: Copyright LGCT / Stefano Grasso
It was an electric start to the Longines Global Champions Tour of Cannes with David Will (GER) and Bertram Allen (IRL) winning the 1.45m opening CSI5* class in an incredible dead heat. The pair crossed the line with identical times, sharing the win in the Prix BMW Bayern Avenue, and despite the challenging weather conditions top sport prevailed.
Show jumping’s hottest talent in action for LGCT Cannes | Foto: Copyright LGCT / Stefano Grasso
Many of the world’s top showjumpers will be in action this weekend for the 8th round of competition in the 2016 Longines Global Champions Tour, the sparkling LGCT Cannes. With an all-star horse and rider line up, it’s set to be a stunning weekend of top sport and entertainment, just a moments walk from the world-famous La Croisette.
LGCT Ranking leader Christian Ahlmann (GER) will look to extend his 60 point lead as he brings two big contenders, with the experienced 16 year old bay stallion Taloubet Z teamed up with the up and coming 9 year old grey stallion Caribis Z in action this weekend for the top German rider. Compatriot Ludger Beerbaum (GER) has also brought the big guns out, with his top stallion Chaman back in action for this leg of the Tour.
8 of world’s top 10 stars of show jumping to shoot for glittering LGCT Cannes | Foto: Copyright LGCT / Stefano Grasso
This weekend’s Longines Global Champions Tour of Cannes looks set to be another stunning showcase of world class sport with a formidable field of eight out of the world’s Top 10 poised to dazzle in Cannes for the 8th stage of the 2016 season. The star-studded line-up of top athletes features home rider and World Number 2 Simon Delestre (FRA) leading the way with compatriot, World Number 4 and last year’s LGCT Grand Prix of Cannes winner Pénélope Leprevost (FRA) who will be back once more to do battle in the high adrenaline setting. Joining them will be leading French riders, World Number 7 Kevin Staut (FRA) and Roger-Yves Bost (FRA), promising strong competition from the local heroes as the Tour gallops past its mid-way mark.
One of the features of the Longines Global Champions Tour series is the unique mix of locations and diversity of competition set up. Following the galloping grass arenas of Mexico City, Hamburg, Madrid and Chantilly, the leading horse and rider combinations will face a new challenge with the intimate LGCT Cannes sand arena, measuring 75m x 55m in total, and best suited to horses quick on their feet and agile in their turns.
Penelope Leprevost siegt in Cannes | Foto: © Stefano Grasso / LGCT
GCT Cannes, Penelope Leprevost siegt in der Global Champions Tour – Deutsche Teilnehmer ohne Glück
Den Sieg in der sechsten Etappe der Global Champions Tour beim Internationalen Springturnier (CSI****) im französischen Cannes sicherte sich die Französin Penelope Leprevost mit Ratina d´la Rousserie. Im Stechen, das lediglich vier Paare nach fehlerfreien Runden in den beiden Normalumläufen erreichen konnten, zeigte die 34-Jährige in 36,86 Sekunden den schnellsten fehlerfreien Ritt und durfte sich dafür über eine Siegprämie von 99.000 Euro freuen.
Fans ecstatic as Pénélope Leprevost thrills with patriotic victory | Foto: © Stefano Grasso / LGCT
GCT Cannes, Fans ecstatic as Pénélope Leprevost thrills with patriotic victory
French star Pénélope Leprevost thrilled the home crowd with a turbo-charged patriotic victory in the Longines Global Champions Tour Grand Prix of Cannes tonight.
Ben Maher triumphs during electrifying jump-off in Cannes | Foto: © Stefano Grasso / LGCT
GCT Cannes, Ben Maher triumphs during electrifying jump-off in Cannes
It was another successful British evening in Cannes with a strong 1 – 2 finish as Ben Maher (GBR) rode Aristo Z to claim the trophy for the Prix E. Leclerc CSI5*, and Scott Brash (GBR) coming a close second with the eleven year old Hello Annie. French favourite Pénélope Leprévost (FRA) took third place after an electrifying jump-off, much to the delight of the packed grandstands throughout the arena.