21 May 2024

Eduardo Alvarez Aznar Pulls Ahead of the Pack in the 2024 LGCT Championship Race

Eduardo Alvarez Aznar Pulls Ahead of the Pack in the 2024 LGCT Championship Race

After an unforgettable stop in Madrid, the 2024 Longines Global Champions Tour championship race has seen a shake-up of the standings as we look forward to the LGCT of Ramatuelle/St. Tropez May 30 – June 1.

Eduardo Alvarez Aznar has increased his lead in the LGCT Championship. The Spanish rider remains in the top spot with 127 points after a seventh place finish on his home soil in the LGCT Grand Prix of Madrid. He now holds a comfortable 23 point lead in the standings. Austria’s Max Kühner stays steady in second place on 104 points. Kühner will be sure to be on the hunt for points in the coming stages to close the gap to Aznar.

Christian Kukuk’s win in the LGCT Grand Prix of Marid saw the German rider catapulted up the leaderboard. Kukuk now sits in third on 96 points. LGCT Grand Prix of Shanghai winner Giles Thomas sits in fourth with 95 points and after a second place finish in the LGCT Grand Prix of Madrid, Maikel van der Vleuten has climbed up the rankings to take fifth place with 85 points.

The GCL championship race also sees a shake-up of the standings after Madrid. The Cannes Stars powered by Iron Dames maintain their lead with 87 points. All eyes will be on the Stars to see if they can continue to maintain their lead as the tour heads to the south of France and their home competition at the Longines Global Champions Tour of Cannes. Hot on their heels are the Stockholm Hearts, sitting on 86 points. The team will be eager to hold on to their second place spot as they look forward to competing in front of their home crowd in Stockholm next month. A victory for Valkenswaard United in the GCL of Madrid was enough to propel the team up the rankings as the team now sits in third place with 84 points.

Still to come is the GCL Mid-Season Transfer Window. During this time, and only this time unless there is a medical exception, teams can transfer a maximum of three riders. This period is where we see the ultimate shake-up of the GCL teams. A strategic choice can see a struggling team revived, while a well-oiled team could lose their footing if the choice of transfer backfires. Follow all of the action live and on demand on GCTV to see how it all plays out.

The stage is set for an incredible showjumping showdown in Ramatuelle/St. Tropez. Join us as the tour heads to the south of France in what is sure to be an unforgettable summer of showjumping.

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