Postcards from LGCT Valkenswaard

The race is on to qualify for the LGCT Grand Prix and Global Champions League showdown this December. With just two final stops on the tour, the competitors laid it all on the line this past weekend at the Tops International Arena in Valkenswaard, The Netherlands. While some riders rose to the occasion, others crumbled under the pressure leaving them with just two final chances in Rome this September and Doha in November to qualify for the post-season showdown in Prague. With a month until the next battle royale, we have rounded up some of our favorite images from the weekend to hold us over for what is to come in Rome.

Christian Kukuk on Colestus. Photo by Stefano Grasso/LGCT

Team Valkenswaard United riders Alberto Zorzi and Marcus Ehning parade the arena aboard a Triumph Classic car. Photo by Mario Grassia/GCL

Eric van der Vleuten on Zigali P S. Photo by Stefano Grasso/LGCT

Packed grandstand for Round 2 of GCL Valkenswaard. Photo by Mario Grassia/GCL

Jessica Springsteen on RMF Zecilie. Photo by Stefano Grasso/LGCT

Frank Schuttert (NED) on Chianti’s Champion triumphs in the LGCT Grand Prix of Valkenswaard presented by Sapinda. Photo by Stefano Grasso/LGCT

Team Berlin Eagles – Christian Kukuk (GER) on Limonchello LT. Photo by Stefano Grasso/GCL

Rolf-Göran Bengtsson on Crunch 3. Photo by Stefano Grasso/LGCT

Team Paris Panthers – Jennifer Gates (USA) on Dolinn. Photo by Stefano Grasso/GCL

Christian Ahlmann on Tokyo. Photo by Stefano Grasso/LGCT

Team Cascais Charms – Rolf Goran Bengtsson (SWE) on Crunch 3. Photo by Stefano Grasso/GCL

Nicola Philippaerts (BEL) on H&M Harley v. Bisschop. Photo by Stefano Grasso/LGCT

Team Berlin Eagles – Philipp Weishaupt (GER) on LB Convall. Photo by Stefano Grasso/GCL

Team New York Empire – Scott Brash (GBR) on Hello Shelby. Photo by Stefano Grasso/GCL

Go Jumping!