The Dutch may have won today but the amazing Beezie Madden truly stood out with another outstanding clear round aboard Cortes C to take the lead in the Individual standings. Not only did she help secure the American bronze medal in Caen today, the American rider also stepped up with her third clear round of the week. Cortes ‘C’ looked fresh as ever around the demanding course, and the combination is for sure in a good place at a score of 0.16 ahead of Saturday’s class – the last chance to earn a place in the top four final on Sunday.
Sweden’s superstar Rolf-Göran Bengtsson and Casall Ask are coming through in second position on the Individual standings with a score of 0.34. Casall Ask looked strong and composed inside the D’Ornano stadium. This combination, who have been together for a long time, are ever deserving of their position thus far.
Danish rider Sören Pedersen and Tailormade Esperanza de Rebel hold an impressive third position at 3.49 penalty points with only one time fault in the ring today. Home rider Patrice Delaveau had to add four points to his 0.8 and dropped down to fourth place at 4.08 penalty points. Rodrigo Pessoa is number five carrying 4.10 penalty points and is once again fighting for a place in the top four final following his double clear in the team competition.
Top ten after Day 3:
1. Beezie Madden (USA) / Cortes ‘C’ – 0.16
2. Rolf-Göran Bengtsson (SWE) / Casall Ask – 0.34
3. Sören Pedersen (DEN) / Tailormade Esperanza Rebel – 3.49
4. Patrice Delaveau (FRA) / Orient Express HDC – 4.08
5. Rodrigo Pessoa (BRA) / Status – 4.10
6. Gregory Wathelet (BEL) / Conrad de Hus – 4.16
7. Pénélope Leprevost (FRA) / Flora de Mariposa – 4.40
8. Daniel Deusser (GER) / Cornet d’Amour – 4.70
9. Gerco Schröder (NED) / Glock’s London N.O.P – 5.29
10. Christian Ahlmann (GER) / Codex One – 5.32