Bengtsson wins Global Champions Tour in Valkenswaard

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While the equestrian trials at the Rio Games reach their finale, it was Holland that took centre stage yesterday for the Longines Global Champions Tour Grand Prix in Valkenswaard: at the spectacular Tops International Arena an equally spectacular event was held with the Swedish Rolf-Goran Bengtsson the star, winner of the individual event riding Casall Ask after an exciting tussle with the exhilarating Alberto Zorzi.
The rider from Padova who represents the Ian Tops team was riding Fair Light Van’t Heike, 11 year-old BWP female out of Vigo d’Arsouilles and formerly riden by Edwina Tops Alexander. Now entrusted to the young Italian it is rapidly blossoming at the highest level on the international stage.
Zorzi finished in third place with an error-free ride in 42.53 behind the American Laura Kraut on Cavalia and the winner Bengtsson with Casall Ask.
Complete results from the Longines Grand Prix of Valkenswaard 2016: https: // …
After Valkenswaard, Bengtsson will then move quickly to Rio de Janeiro for the Olympic challenge after having upset the general classification of the Longines Global Champions Tour: Bengtsson took second place behind the leader Edwina Tops-Alexander defending his position with 25 points ahead of third-placed German Christian Ahlmann with 232 points.
4th Bertram Allen IRL 212.00
5th Ludger Beerbaum GER 169.00
6th Daniel Bluman COL 166.00
7th Kevin Staut FRA 162.00
8th Harrie Smolders NED 160.00
9th Olivier Philippaerts BEL 160.00
10th John Whitaker GBR 146.00
11th Emanuele Gaudiano ITA 136.00
The complete rankings:

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