Championship Race at Fever Pitch ahead of LGCT Rome showdown | Foto: Copyright LGCT/ Stefano Grasso
Championship Race at Fever Pitch ahead of LGCT Rome showdown
A cavalcade of stars will be in action for the penultimate Longines Global Champions Tour event of the 2017 season as anticipation intensifies ahead of Rome.
Now in the crucial final fight, and with just two legs of the 15-event world-wide Championship remaining, drop scores come into play with only the best eight results of the season counting.
All Eyes on LGCT Rome With Championship On A Knife Edge | Foto: Copyright LGCT/ Stefano Grasso
All Eyes on LGCT Rome With Championship On A Knife Edge
With just over a week until the penultimate round of action in the rollercoaster 2017 Longines Global Champions Tour and Global Champions League seasons, anticipation is soaring as all eyes turn to Rome – the next spectacular destination on the worldwide circuit.
Lorenzo de Luca (ITA) and Emanuele Gaudiano (ITA) who finished 2nd and 3rd respectively | Foto: © Stefano Grasso / LGCT
GCT Rom, Patrice Delaveau storms speed class win in final day of LGCT Rome
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.
Show jumping gladiators take Rome by storm as race to the top tightens dramatically |Foto: © Stefano Grasso / LGCT
GCT Rom, Show jumping gladiators take Rome by storm as race to the top tightens dramatically
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.
The Press conference of the LGCT of Rome | Foto: © Stefano Grasso/LGCT
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.
Stunning Rome debut for Longines Global Champions Tour | Foto: © Stefano Grasso / LGCT
GCT Rom, Stunning Rome debut for Longines Global Champions Tour
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.
Championship fever hots up as world class combinations confirmed for Rome | Foto: © Stefano Grasso / LGCT
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.
GCT Rom, LGCT Rome debut heralded by City leaders
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.“
Show jumping gladiators head to stunning new Rome venue | Graphics: Knut Schmidt/LGCT
GCT Rom, Show jumping gladiators head to stunning new Rome venue
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.
Official launch of stunning new Rome stage of Longines Global Champions Tour | Foto: © GCT
GCT Rom, Official launch of stunning new Rome stage of Longines Global Champions Tour
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.