The Longines Global Champions Tour continues in Madrid
From May 17th to May 19th the Longines Global Champions Tour makes a stopover at the Club Campo Villa of Madrid. Third in the overall ranking, Germany’s Daniel Deusser has a really good shot this week-end to take the lead as Belgium’s Pieter Devos and Niels Bruynseels, respectively number one and two, will not compete in the capital.
After the four first legs of the Longines Global Champions Tour, Belgium’s Pieter Devos has taken the lead of the ranking thanks to his victory in Miami. He is currently scoring 120 points. Right behind, his compatriot Niels Bruynseels, very steady since the beginning of the circuit, has earned 94 points. But the two riders will not be competing this week-end in Madrid but in La Baule in France. So, the other riders may see an opportunity in Madrid to disrupt the ranking. For instance, as a victory equals forty points, if Daniel Deusser wins this leg, he will take the lead. Indeed, with 83 points the German will shortly but surly overtake the Belgians, if he is victorious in the Grand Prix of course.
But the task will not be easy as France’s Julien Epaillard, winner in Doha, Belgium’s Jérome Guéry, winner in Mexico City and Danielle Goldstein, winner in Shanghai travelled to Madrid. Previous winners of the Longines Global Champions Tour of Madrid will also be out for glory, with Britain Ben Maher, Germany’s Marcus Ehning and Portugal’s Luciana Diniz on the starting list. But it’s set to be a thriller of an event, with plenty of big names to throw into the mix, including the likes of Australia’s Edwina Tops-Alexander, Sweden’s Henrik von Eckermann, Malin Baryard-Johnsson and Peder Fredricson, Switzerland’s Martin Fuchs and Puis Schwizer, Germany’s Ludger Beerbaum, Belgium’s Jerome Guery, United-State’s Lauren Hough, Jessica Springsteen and Laura Kraut, just a handful of A-listers in action.
Regarding Great Britain, Scott Brash, currently eighteenth on the ranking, Ben Maher, Emily Moffit, Michael Whitaker and William Whitaker will also join the party.
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