Unstoppable Leprevost rides to victory on home soil.
Penelope Leprevost has won the Lyon leg of the Longines FEI World Cup 2015/2016 much to the delight of her adoring home crowd.
For the French horsewoman, it marks her second win from the three legs of the season so far and once more she did it with her super mount Flora de Mariposa.
The duo continue to go from strength to strength having starred in Aachen earlier this year and winning the Oslo leg of the World Cup- where the French riders took a clean sweep of the podium.
It may be early days, but the French riders led by Leprevost have laid down a marker for the World Cup season and shown their determination to play a starring role.
Focusing back to the latest leg in Lyon, coming in second place we find Christian Ahlmann with the stallion Taloubet Z (Galoubet A) and in third Romain Duguet with Quorida de Treho (Kannan).
The rest of the top-ten was as follows:
4th Julien Gonin FRA Soleil de Cornu
5th Simon Delestre FRA Qlassic Bois Margot
6th Rolf-Goran Bengtsson SWE Casall Ask
7th Douglas Lindelow SWE Casello
8th Jerome Hurel FRA Quartz Rouge
9th EMANUELE GAUDIANO ITA CASPAR
10th Gregory Wathelet BEL Eldorado van het Vijvenhof
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Let’s take a look now at the overall standings which sees Penelope Leprevost sitting in first place on 40 points. Romain Duguet is second on 35 points and Harrie Smolders is joint third with Simon Delestre with 29 points apiece.Germany’s Marcus Ehning follows behind on 24 points with fellow countryman Hans-Dieter Dreher trailing on 19 points. Steve Guerdat is in seventh with 18 points, Christian Ahlmann and Jessica Mendoza joint eighth on 17 points while rounding out the top-ten is Switzerland’s Martin Fuchs on 17 points.
SEE HERE for a full list of the standings: http://eventcontent.hippoonline.de/1101/docs/LonginesFEIWorldCupstandingsafterLyon2015.pdf
pic: Mette Sattrup