Italian rider Gaudiano on a roll in Portugal ahead of LGCT GP.
Italian rider Emanuele Gaudiano was in sensational form yesterday at Estoril, Cascais picking up a win and a podium finish in the Portuguese leg of the Longines Global Champions Tour.
His great day started by claiming a third place finish with Cocoshynsky in the time-trial over 1.45m which was won by Belgian rider Gregory Wathelet with Egano van the Slogenhof.
Not happy with just a podium finish, in the feature trial of the day the Italian turned up the heat and managed to win the Mercedes-Benz Portugal over 1.50/1.55m with KWPN Admara 2 (Padinus).
Gaudiano, a forest ranger when not out competing at international show-jumping events, finished ahead of second ranked Marco Kutscher with Cornet’s Cristallo and third ranked Lauren Hough with Cornet 39.
The fact that both competitions are worth points towards the overall FEI ranking list will have made the Italian’s day even sweeter.
See below for a full list of the results for both competitions:
1.45m trial against the clock – http://eventcontent.hippoonline.de/1046/sta_erg/01_ergENG.htm?style=longines
MERCEDES-BENZ PORTUGAL – http://eventcontent.hippoonline.de/1046/sta_erg/02_ergENG.htm?style=longines
Looking ahead, at 18.30 today we have the highly anticipated Longines Global Champions Tour GP and here is the leader board going into the GP:
1st LUCIANA DINIZ POR 218
2nd Scott Brash GBR 174
3rd Rolf-Goran Bengtsson SWE 158
4th Sheikh Ali bin Khalid Al Thani
5th Christian Ahlmann GER 139
6th John Whitaker GBR 118
7th Hans-Dieter Dreher GER 114
8th Pius Schwizer SUI 110
9th Lauren Hough USA 103
10th Simon Delestre FRA 98
For live streaming on LGCT TV, click here: http://www.globalchampionstour.com/gct-live/
photo credits: Stefano Grasso/LGCT