Valkenswaard United win in St Tropez
Valkenswaard United’s pairing of Peder Fredricson and Edwina Tops-Alexander took a spectacular win in an edge-of-the-seat showdown at the GCL of Ramatuelle / Saint-Tropez, sharply cutting Shanghai Swans’ overall ranking lead. Edwina was riding Identity Vitseroel.
Just metres from the beautiful Mediterranean shoreline at Pampelonne Beach, the action went down to the wire as the duo clinched victory, with the Shanghai Swans duo of Christian Ahlmann and Max Kuhner losing their pole position advantage and finishing second. The last spot on the podium today went to Nicola Philippaerts and Ben Maher of London Knights.
A smiling Edwina said “It is the first time I’ve ridden on the team this year, and I am very happy to be with Peder and thankfully he went fast. I felt a little bit of pressure when I came into the ring because I heard the announcer say ‘It is all in the hands of Edwina’!”
The result ignited the battle of the top teams as Valkenswaard United sit on 77 points only three points adrift of Shanghai Swans at the top of the GCL ranking with 80 points.