Die Global Champions Tour führte die Aktiven an diesem Wochenende an die Cote d’Azur. Im Nobelort Cannes erwies sich Daniel Deußer (Mechelen/Belgien) als bester deutscher Reiter. Mit dem Wallach Hidalgo musste er sich nur dem spanischen Sieger Sergio Alvarez Moya und dem Franzosen Simone Delestre geschlagen geben.
Longines Global Champions Tour in Cannes
vom 08. - 10. Juni 2017
Glamour und Spitzensport ist die Kombination der Global Champions Tour in Cannes, nur 50 Meter entfernt von der weltberühmten Croisette
Cannes rolled out the red carpet for Saturday night’s Grand Prix at the Longines Global Champions Tour with all the sparkle associated with the iconic city on the French Riviera. Spain’s Sergio Alvarez Moya (ESP) and his 12-year-old bay gelding Arrayan took their first LGCT win in spectacular style, while Harrie Smolders (NED) rocketed to the top of LGCT Rankings as the battle for the Championship ratchets up a gear.
Valkenswaard United regain control of the Global Champions League Championship, after a tactical last minute substitute in a night of high drama on the French Riviera. Dramatic scores and big surprises came fast and furious as the provisional standings were shaken up throughout the competition.
The Championship fight could not be more intense, with the United team knocking Hamburg Diamonds off the top spot in the rankings and rocketing the blue and orange team back up to the top with 123 points overall. With Marcus Ehning and Alberto Zorzi joining forces for the intense final round in Cannes, the talented duo pulled off masterful clears to shoot them to the GCL Cannes win.
The second evening of competition on the Longines Global Champions Tour of Cannes showcased another night of top sport and world-class entertainment as the stars came out on the French Riviera. On-form LGCT Ranking leader Lorenzo de Luca (ITA) wowed the crowds by winning a 12-rider jump-off by over a second from the rest of the field with Halifax van het Kluizebos, taking the lion’s share of the €62,000 and an all inclusive holiday to Mauritius.
It was a battle for the French Riviera as a night of high drama saw a shock exit from home team Cannes Stars while St Tropez Pirates stole pole position in emphatic style.
Talking about their powerful performance in Cannes, Pirates rider Jérôme Guery said “I’m really happy. I knew I’d have to ride clear [for us] to stay in the competition as I had a little pressure on me, but I’m really happy with my horse.” Teammate and best friend Simon Delestre agreed the team had propelled themselves into the best possible position: “It’s good to be in the lead, and we knew we had to jump clear to be in with a chance. We have a very good team spirit – we are good friends and we want to fight for each other.”
The sixth round of the thrilling Global Champions League series heads to Cannes, with a plethora of top show jumping names revealed for the first round of competition on the picturesque French Riviera.
The battle for supremacy could not be more intense, with teams fielding many of the most illustrious names within the sport. Following major upset in the last GCL event in Germany, Hamburg Diamonds will be looking to capitalise on their narrow five point lead, with the long-standing pairing of Harrie Smolders and Jos Verlooy teaming up for the Diamonds this weekend. With 98 points overall, the team are in prime position heading into the weekend, while long-term leaders and reigning Champions Valkenswaard United will look to leapfrog back up the order from second, where they sit on 93 points.
An A-list line up of show jumping superstars will head to the sparkling destination of Cannes this week as the overall battle for the Championship takes the spotlight.
Just a stone’s throw from the world-famous La Croisette, the Longines Global Champions Tour and Global Champions League of Cannes event is a remarkable combination of glamour and top-class sport. Held under the effervescent evening lights, the very best horses and riders in the world take centre stage for the sixth round in the 15-leg Championship.
Daniel Deußer Dritter bei der GCT in Cannes
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.
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.
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.