If you missed the live action from Cannes of the Global Champions League, never fear! We’ve got all the action and interviews from the French coast awaiting you.
First Up: The Welcome Preview
Next, a packed highlights reel of all the arena action!
The Monaco Aces were the only team to stay clear all the way through, hitting the jackpot with an emphatic victory in another scintillating round of the Global Champions League championship and shooting into the ranking lead ahead of their upcoming home event in two weeks’ time.
Represented this weekend by the experienced Dutch duo of Maikel van der Vleuten riding VDL Groep Quatro, and Leopold van Asten on VDL Groep Miss Untouchable, the pair triumphed with the only two double clears of the competition. The team now sits on a tally of 190 points overall, six points clear of former leaders Valkenswaard United, and 10 points clear of the Rome Gladiators who currently have 180 points overall. The pressure mounts for the Monaco Aces’ to maintain their top spot on the leaderboard as they head to the next leg of the Championship and their home event.
“Of course, if you know you have to do a clear round it gives you a bit of pressure,” said Maikel, who delivered one of the winning rounds. “Tonight was exciting under the lights. Now the win is there, we are all happy.” Teammate Leopold talked about the intensity of the competition and the pressure of riding in a team : “I was getting very nervous – I prefer to ride than to watch!”
Finishing second on Saturday night on the second successive leg on French soil were the Paris Jets’ Olivier Philippaerts with H&M Challenge v. Begijnakker and Gregory Wathelet with Coree who finished on a team total of eight. Both riders opened with clears but returned with four-fault rounds.
Third with 13 faults combined were the Cascais Charms’ duo of David Will with Quincy and Pilar Cordon with Lennox Luis, with the result putting the team up to sixth overall.
The next leg of the Global Champions League is two weeks away and will take place with the Monte Carlo Harbor of Monaco as the backdrop. Be sure to stay tuned to Jumper Nation for all the action!