Patrice Delaveau (FRA) took a stunning win in the final speed class of the Longines Global Champions Tour of Rome ahead of home favourites Lorenzo de Luca (ITA) and Emanuele Gaudiano (ITA) who finished 2nd and 3rd respectively.
Longines Global Champions Tour Rom
Die Würdenträger der Stadt haben von Beginn an die Longines Global Champions Tour als "außergewöhnliches Schaufenster" für Rom begrüßt. Giovanni Malago sprach von der großen Bedeutung des Debüt der GCT, die Rom der ganzen Welt vom 11. - 13. September 2015 als Gastgeber des Pferdesports zeigt.
Rolf-Göran Bengtsson (SWE) has dramatically closed the gap on Scott Brash (GBR) and Luciana Diniz (POR) in the 2015 championship race after clinching a scorching victory at the debut Longines Global Champions Tour Grand Prix of Rome.
Next to Rome’s Olympic Stadium and in a unique arena surrounded by classical marble statues, the gladiators of show jumping thrilled thousands of fans who lined the natural amphitheatre to cheer on the world’s top riders.
Rolf-Göran Bengtsson und Casall gewinnen vor Luciana Diniz und Fit for Fun
Die vorletzte Etappe vor dem Finale der Global Champions Tour gewann der Schwede Rolf-Göran Bengtsson mit dem Holsteiner Verbandshengst Casall ASK. Bester Deutscher war Marcus Ehning, der mit dem westfälischen Hengst Comme il Faut Platz drei belegte.
The stunning debut of the Longines Global Champions Tour of Rome drew a chic crowd to the unique and beautiful venue in the ‘Eternal City’.
In the shadow of Italy’s Olympic Stadium the breathtaking arena surrounded by 59 classical marble statues set an elegant tone for the weekend of top-level sport. Longines Global Champions Tour events are always a lifestyle experience with destinations on the calendar including Miami Beach, Paris, Monaco, Shanghai and London and Rome is no exception.
GCT Rom, Championship fever hots up as world class combinations confirmed for Rome
Luciana Diniz (POR), currently second on the ranking leaderboard, has thrown down the gauntlet to her rivals by bringing star stallion Winningmood to the impressive Stadio dei Marmi venue. With just 22 points difference between her and ranking leader and world number 1 Scott Brash (GBR), Luciana will be hoping for a strong performance as the 2015 Championship battle gallops to an exciting climax with the final three events of the season.
City dignitaries have welcomed the debut of Longines Global Champions Tour as an “extraordinary showcase” for Rome.
Giovanni Malagò, President of Comitato Olimpico Nazionale Italiano (CONI) spoke of the importance of Rome making it’s debut on the Longines Global Champions Tour circuit: „Rome has hosted some very important sporting events in world. Seeing the horses compete in the Marmi Stadium represents something extraordinary both because of the difficulties and peculiarities which hosting the event entails, as well as for the high status of riders and their companions: the true champions.“
Ludger Beerbaum (GER), Rolf-Göran Bengtsson (SWE), Simon Delestre (FRA), Edwina Tops-Alexander (AUS) and John Whitaker (GBR) are just a few of the top show jumping names who will be battling it out in Rome for the 13th leg of the Longines Global Champions Tour.
Today the Longines Global Champions Tour can exclusively reveal the stunning new graphic showcasing the layout for the Rome venue as the countdown is underway for the most anticipated show jumping event in Italy.
The unique new stage in Rome for the Longines Global Champions Tour was officially launched today and hailed as a “dynamic” milestone for the “Eternal City”. The spectacular venue at the Stadio dei Marmi will see the world’s top horses and riders in action for the 13th leg of the championship series from 11th – 13th September 2015.