Deusser vinder dramatisk Longines afdeling i Lyon

En skarpsindig sidste øjebliks beslutning af tyske Daniel Deusser sikrede ham sejren i den tredje kvalifikation af Longines FEI World Cup i springning for vesteuropa. Den 35-årige rytter, der vandt World Cup trofæet for to år siden, fandt den hurtigste vej gennem den otte forhindringer lange bane med Equita van T Zorgvliet. Romain Duguet og Quorida de Treho fra Schweiz blev nummer to, mens italiens Lorenzo de Luca sluttede som nummer tre med Ensor de Litrange.

Massive
Course designer Frank Rothenberger tested the 40 starters with a massive first-round track that began with a maximum-height vertical that claimed a large number of victims including three-time World Cup champion Marcus Ehning from Germany riding Pret a Tout.

Robert set the jump-off target in 44.96 seconds only to be overtaken by Lynch in 44.57 and then Duguet in 43.68 as the gallop down to the final oxer got faster and faster. With three French into the closing stages it seemed a home win could still be on the cards, but it all went wrong for Simone Delestre on the rollback to the double at the halfway point, his stallion Chesall slamming on the brakes and decanting the world no. 2 rider after a mistake at the first element…

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Kilde: FEI

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