Belgian rider Pieter Devos was the best in the closing class of the 106th CSIO Barcelona, liquidating in the Two Rounds to Frenchman Kevin Staut. (Photo © csiobarcelona)
The Belgian rider Pieter Devos showed the way of the €153,700 Longines Cup City of Barcelona, to be the best rider at closing day.
Introduced with the 9-year-old mare Claire Z (Clearway x Coronado), Pieter Devos conducted his Two Rounds on a course designed by Spaniard Santiago Varela, masterfully and perfectly, completing his presentation in 50.66 seconds.
With the result Pieter Devos secured 130 World Ranking Points surpassing in hard struggle the second and last clear round by World Number 4 Frenchman Kevin Staut, recording a time of 51.74 seconds with the 11-year-old stallion Silver Deux de Virton HDC (Kashmir van Schuutershof x Heartbreaker).
The best representative of Pan American Ranking and four-time Olympic medalist Eric Lamaze of Canada took the third place next to the 11-year-old gelding Chacco Kid (Chacco-Blue x Come On) in time of 61.77 seconds accumulating 2 faults. For fourth place Bertram Allen of Ireland did it in 4 fouls and 49.43 seconds with the 13-year-old mare Molly Malone V (Kannan x Cavalier).
Going to the Latino Ranking its leader Pedro Veniss of Brazil was in charge in occupying the fifth place, after completing its two rounds in 4 faults and 50.27 seconds, managing to add 70 World Ranking Points with the 13-year-old stallion Quabri de l’Isle (Kannan x Socrate de Chivre). Equally his countryman Yuri Mansur remained within the points in productive week, finishing 13th with the 11-year-old mare Babylotte (Dollar du Murier x Concorde), completing only the first round in 4 fouls and 80.86 seconds.
Completed for the Pan American Ranking riders with earned points US Olympic medalist Laura Kraut in 16th place with the 8-year-old gelding Curious George (Codex One x Dutch Capitol) with the same 4 fouls in 83.66 seconds.