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Global Champions Tour in Doha : two wins for Roger-Yves Bost

This week was lauched in Doha (Qatar) the Global Champions Tour, the world’s premier show jumping circuit. French rider Roger-Yves Bost won two classes in the CSI5*.

The Global Champions Tour has been created by olympic gol-medallist Jan Tops. In 2012, the GCT will showcase the world’s top 30 riders, competing for ranking points, at 13 stunning international locations.  
Events attract an exceptional audience with royal patronage, the international jet set, celebrities and leading business figures in an exclusive but accessible atmosphere in some of the world’s most spectacular destinations. From H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco to H.R.H. Princess Caroline of Hanover and her daughter, Charlotte Casiraghi. From patroness Athina Onassis to Roman Abramovich, Bruce Springsteen and 007 Sir Roger Moore !
H.H.Sheik Tamin Bin Hamad Al Thani, Crown Prince of Qatar, is himself a top-level rider, and will be in the Al Rayyan arena to take part to the competitions, together with the other leading Qatari riders, having the opportunity to gain valuable experience at the top level in front of an enthusiastic home crowd and put in some impressive performances.

Roger-Yves Bost
French rider Roger-Yves Bost wins twice in the first leg of the Global Champions Tour in Doha.
© Stefano Grasso/GCT

On thursday evening, French rider Roger-Yves Bost riding Castle Forbes Cosma won the first 5* speed class with fences 1,45 m hight. His countryman Simon Delestre, riding Whisper, was second, and in third place stood Steve Guerdat of Switzerland.

French rider's exuberant style

Roger-Yves Bost won again on Friday, riding the same chestnut mare, and finishing on 51.92.
The exuberant style of this french rider was a big hit with the local Qatari crowd who urged him on to victory in a repeat of his win in the 5* speed class the day before. The two wins in Doha proving Roger-Yves and Castle Forbes Cosma are a powerful combination.

Philippe Rozier riding Ideal du Roy was second on 52.67, and German rider Christian Ahlmann kept up a cracking pace on his bay gelding Sebastian cutting an inside line through the double and finishing third on 52.88. Ukranian rider Katharina Offel, who recently won the Hermès Grand Prix in Paris, was fourth, and french lady-rider Pénélope Leprévost was number 9.

Results Class 1 CSI 5*, 1.45m

  1. Castle Forbes Cosma, Roger-Yves Bost, FRA
  2. Whisper, Simon Delestre, FRA
  3. Ferrari, Steve Guardat, SWI
  4. Romanov, Billy Twomey, IRL
  5. Quatell, Marco Kutscher, GEE
  6. Powerplay, Pius Schwitzer, SWI
  7. Nellypso Z, Daniel Deusser, FRA
  8. Campbel, Marcus Ehning, GER
  9. Lacontino, Lucian Diniz, POR
  10. Classica LS Abdel Said, AEG

Results Class 1 CSI 5*, 1.55m/1,60 m

  1. Castle Forbes Cosma, Roger-Yves Bost, FRA
  2. Ideal du Roy, Philippe Rozier, FRA
  3. Sebastian, Christian Ahlmann, GER
  4. Charlie, Katarina Offel, UKR
  5. Ferrari, Steve Guerdat, SWI
  6. Titus, Edwina Tops-Alexander, AUS
  7. Romanov, Billy Twomey, IRL
  8. Campbel, Marcus Ehning, GER
  9. Maestro de la Loge, Pénélope Leprévost, FRA
  10. Katoki, Philipp Weishaupt, GER
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Article publié le 11-04-2012

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