An Equestrian Spectacle at Circo Massimo: Madrid in Motion Triumphs
The heart of Rome, the historic Circo Massimo, witnessed an electrifying start to the Longines Global Champions Tour, often dubbed the “Formula 1 of equestrian sports.” With teams from across the globe converging on this iconic venue, the first day of competition delivered an exhilarating spectacle.
Lorenzo De Luca Shines in the 155 GCL – First Competition
Italian equestrian star Lorenzo De Luca stole the spotlight with a remarkable performance in the 155 GCL – First Competition. Riding Don Vito, a seasoned 15-year-old horse, De Luca displayed exceptional skill and precision, securing a well-deserved victory in this challenging event.
The First Round of the Global Champions League
The opening round of the Global Champions League saw 47 exceptional rider-horse pairs take to the arena. With 12 obstacles and 15 efforts set by course designer Uliano Vezzani, the competition was fierce. Lorenzo De Luca, representing the Stockholm Hearts team, delivered a standout performance, guiding Don Vito to victory in the individual event.
The Second Round and Final Results
As the competition entered its decisive phase, the top performers returned to the arena for the second round. In a thrilling turn of events, the Stockholm Hearts faced tough competition from Madrid in Motion, represented by Maikel van der Vleuten and Laura Krant. Madrid in Motion ultimately emerged victorious with a flawless performance, claiming the top spot on the podium.
Updated Global Champions League Standings
Following the intense competition in Rome, the updated Global Champions League standings reveal a tight race for the season’s title. Riesenbeck International currently leads with 302 points, closely pursued by the Paris Panthers with 299 points. The final showdown to determine the season’s champion will unfold in Riyadh from October 26th to 28th.
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