his week on The Insider, hosts Marc Lewis and Frederik De Backer look back at the 10th stage of the Global Champions League that took place in Monaco. While the stage was won by the Stockholm Hearts Powered by H&M, it will be remembered for the remarkable comeback of the London Knights.
De Backer: "They have produced the biggest comeback in the history of GCL, making up 12 places, from 14th to landing in second place."
Mike Kawai: "I'm so happy, especially with the podium. The last few shows I was struggling with Goldwin. It was unexpected."
The Berlin Eagles, who finished third, and Madrid in Motion, were also gifted lifelines from teams around them despite difficult performances over the weekend. Eric van Der Vleuten, who struggled with a total of 23 penalties over both rounds said: "Both rounds were not good at all. The first round was still in my head during round two. For me, it was not good enough."
Paris Panthers move up to seventh on the championship standings after a fourth place finish. Their strong performance will feel like a let down of sorts after going into round two in pole position. Despite not winning in Monaco, there is belief that they are starting to peak.
Lewis: "There are signs of a major climb. From the victory in Paris to leading in Round 1, are we seeing the start of some Paris Panthers magic? There are positive signs."
This week's three nominees for the Star Jumper award were announced:
Maikel Van der Vleuten
The GCL next moves to London Paris for Round 11 from August 19th - 21st. To find out more about the Global Champions League, watch this week's episode of The Insider on GCTV!