The final CSI5* class of the Longines Global Champions Tour of Lausanne, the Prix du Qatar, was won by Abdullah Al Sharbatly (KSA) with Andrea. Second went to recent World Championship Team Gold medallist Jur Vrieling with VDL Zirocco NOP and 3rd to young rising star Bertram Allen (IRE) with Romanov. The class was a fast and furious race against the clock which had the crowd rising from their seats in excitement as each horse crossed the finish line.
It was a battle of the Legends with a capital ‚L‘ in Lausanne this evening when Germany’s Ludger Beerbaum and Chaman took on Britain’s John Whitaker and Argento in front of a hugely excited and supportive Suisse crowd, with the four-time Olympic Gold medallist Beerbaum coming out on top by just 0.81s. Third place went to the relative newcommer on the Longines GCT Argentina’s José Maria Larocca with GDE Matrix, who finished one of just two other treble clears 0.84s ahead of 4th placed Gerco Schröder (NED) and Cognac Champblanc who jumped his socks off. With his win tonight, Beerbaum has stormed up the Championship ranking from 4th to 1st taking a narrow lead of 15 points.
Beerbaum übernimmt auch Führung in der Gesamtwertung
Lausanne/SUI (fn-press). Ludger Beerbaum hieß er Sieger bei der zwölften Etappe der Global Champions Tour beim Internationalen Springturnier (CSI*****) im schweizerischen Lausanne.
Can reigning Champ Scott Brash continue his race up the ranking in tonight’s Grand Prix of Lausanne?
The battle to win the 2014 Longines Global Champions Tour will be on fire tonight, with six of the world’s top riders in with a chance of taking the ranking lead. As the Championship race heads towards its climax, the stage is set for a nail-biting competition in the Longines Global Champions Tour of Lausanne Grand Prix in Switzerland’s Olympic Capital. At the stunning location next to Lake Geneva, there have already been strong performances from LGCT ranking leader Rolf-Göran Bengtsson (SWE), No3 Edwina Tops-Alexander (AUS), and World No1 Scott Brash (GBR) – who has won three of the last seven LGCT Grand Prix.
Tonight’s feature class, the CSI5* Prix de Canton de Vaud was won by 2014 World Championship Team Gold medallist and Longines Global Champions Tour of Madrid Grand Prix winner Maikel van der Vleuten (NED) with VDL Groep Eureka, who took the victory by over a second from 2nd placed Doda de Miranda (BRA) with AD Nouvelle Europe Z. Third went to home rider Jane Richard Philips (SUI) with Upanisad di San Patrignano, who finished less than 0.5s behind Miranda.
The opening CSI5* class of the Longines Global Champions Tour of Lausanne was won by Italy’s Luca Maria Moneta and his trusty 17-year-old Jesus de la Commune, who proved that aged is just a number when the heart is willing. Second place went to reigning European Champion Roger-Yves Bost (FRA) with Quaoukoura du Ty, who claimed his ninth top three placing in an LGCT class this season. Third went to the man of the moment, 19-year-old Bertram Allen (IRE) with Belmonde, who burst into the highest levels of the sport this season by winning the first round of the World Championships last week.
Die Longines Global Champions Tour kehrt nach Lausanne, die „Olympische Hauptstadt“, zum dritten Mal in Folge vom 12. – 14. September 2014 nach Lausanne zurück. Lausanne, diese wunderschöne Stadt mit ihren mittelalterlichen Flair, ist die Heimat einer Reihe von prominenten internationalen Sport Gremien, einschließlich des Olympischen Komitees (IOC) und der Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI), sowie weiteren 50 internationalen Sportorganisationen.
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The best riders in the world will head up an exciting line-up of top talent heading to the 12th round of the 2014 Longines Global Champions Tour, which will be hosted for the third year running by the Olympic Capital city of Lausanne, Switzerland.
2013 saw USA’s Lucy Davis make history by becoming the youngest rider ever to win a Longines Global Champions Tour Grand Prix when she took the title in Lausanne aged just 20. In front of packed stands and her proud family, Davis partnered her inexperienced ride Barron to the biggest win of her career by beating two very experienced international French stars Patrice Delaveau and Kevin Staut in to 2nd and 3rd, respectively.