Christian Ahlmann leads the Logines Global Champions Tour. Photo (c) Stefano Grasso/LGCT.
Christian Ahlmann dramatically extended his lead of the 2016 Longines Global Champions Tour after the $485,000 Grand Prix in Shanghai on Saturday. Ahlmann (GER) sits first with 129 points, with Emanuele Gaudiano (ITA) leaping up to second on 96 points while John Whitaker (GBR) is third on 85 points.
“It’s a very good start [to the season]. In all of the classes [we finished] in the top eight, and have three times jumped double clear. Colorit did a very good job today – at the end we had one down at the last fence, otherwise we could have won this big Grand Prix. In the overall ranking I’m still leading, and it looks quite promising, so I hope I can keep this shape and I’m looking forward to the other shows,” said Ahlmann.