Edwina Tops-Alexander maintains lead in GCT Rankings with Bengtsson hot on her heels…

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Published on July 27, 2014

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ollowing the nineth leg of the 2014 Longines Global Champions Tour season, it is Australia’s two-time Championship winner Edwina Tops-Alexander who maintains her lead in the overall standings, after Rolf-Goran Bengtsson took home the Grand Prix of Chantilly victory aboard Casall ASK.

The two-time season winner is ranked number one on the Longines Global Champions Tour overall standing after finishing 12th in the Grand Prix of Chantilly in France. Collecting 37 points for her second place finish in the Grand Prix of Shanghai, aboard her new mount Old Chap Time, Edwina was, prior to Monaco’s Grand Prix result, the only rider on the current Season standings to have collected points at each leg of the current GCT season. Edwina now holds onto her Season Rankings lead with 201 points overall and has picked up points at seven of the nine events this season so far.

“It was between Rolf and I a few years ago and I think it will be very tight again, there have been a lot of different winners and a lot of movement, which we love in the sport” said Edwina in Chantilly yesterday. “Today was fantastic to see Athina (Onassis de Miranda) in 5th with two time faults. It’s getting more and more exciting and I hope I can hang in there!”

Rolf Goran Bengtsson now moves up to second position on the Longines Global Champions Tour Rankings after winning yesterday’s Global Champions Tour Grand Prix of Chantilly. Unlike Edwina, Rolf has only competed in six GCT events this season so far and has acquired all of his 194 points with the same horse, Casall Ask. Earning four top 8 placements this season, including two second place finishes, Rolf is hot on the heels of Rankings leader Edwina Tops-Alexander. Acquiring a competitive edge early on, Rolf finished second to McLain Ward in the Grand Prix of Antwerp and weeks later, would go on to finish second in the Grand Prix of Monaco, next to Qatar’s Bassem Hassan Mohammed, who became the first Qatari rider to ever win a GCT Grand Prix title.

“ It is getting very exciting, Rolf has put himself in a very good position, he is second and he has one less placing counting than Edwina, so it will be very close at the end” said Jan Tops yesterday. “Kevin and Scott are also close. I think it will come down to the last leg like over the last few yeas in Doha.”

Edwina’s Longines Global Champions Tour season so far…

  • 2014 Grand Prix of Antwerp riding Old Chap Tame. Edwina finished 17th earning 20.00 points
  • 2014 Grand Prix of Madrid riding Ego Van Orti, Edwina finished 4th place earning 33.00 points
  • 2014 Grand Prix of Hamburg riding Ego Van Orti. Edwina finished 13th earning 24.00 points
  • 2014 Grand Prix of Shanghai riding Old Chap Tame. Edwina finished 2nd earning 37.00 points
  • 2014 Grand Prix of Cannes riding Ego Van Orti. Edwina finished 5th earning 32.00 points
  • 2014 Grand Prix of Monaco riding Old Chap Tame. Edwina finished 21st earning 0.00 points
  • 2014 Grand Prix of Paris riding Ego Van Orti. Edwina finished 33rd earning 0.00 points
  • 2014 Grand Prix of Estoril riding Old Chap Tame. Edwina finished 7th earning 30.00 points
  • 2014 Grand Prix of Chantilly riding Ego van Orti. Edwina finished 12th earning 25 points

Total number of season points thus far: 201.00

Rolf’s Longines Global Champions Tour season so far…

  • 2014 Grand Prix of Antwerp riding Casall Ask. Rolf finished 2nd earning  37.00 points
  • 2014 Grand Prix of Hamburg riding Casall Ask. Rolf finished 15th earning 22.00 points
  • 2014 Grand Prix of Cannes riding Casall Ask. Rolf finished 7th earning 30.00 points
  • 2014 Grand Prix of Monaco riding Casall Ask. Rolf finished 2nd earning 37.00 points
  • 2014 Grand Prix of Paris riding Casall Ask. Rolf finished 9th earning 28.00 points
  • 2014 Grand Prix of Chantilly riding Casall Ask. Rolf finished 1st earning 40.00 points

Total number of season points thus far: 194.00

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