It was Portugal's Luciana Diniz who conquered the main 1.55m class at the Longines World Cup competition on Friday evening. In an exciting class, Diniz speeded to victory aboard her 10-year-old Vertigo du Desert (Mylord Carthago*HN).
The pair was followed with only a small difference by Italy's Emanuele Gaudiano with the 10-year-old Chalou (Chacco Blue). France's Simon Delestre completed the stage.
Delestre and his trusted 14-year-old Hermes Ryan (Hugo Gesmeray) were just a fraction faster as world number one show jumping rider, Steve Guerdat. The Swiss show jumping rider followed in a fourth place with Albfuehren's Bianca (Balou du Rouet). The top five spot was completed by the GCL leading rider of the year, Pieter Devos aboard Jade v Bisschop (Ogano Sitte).