Swiss Werner Muff led the two rounds of the Tuscany Tour in Arezzo, beating Thomas Sandgaard of Denmark and Emilio Bicocchi of Italy. Participation of Rene López and Andrés Peñalosa. (Photo © Arezzo Equestrian Center)
For closing of the CSI 3* Tuscan Tour at the Arezzo Equestrian Center, Werner Muff of Switzerland was in charge of dominating the two rounds of the €25,000 Gold Tour Grand Prix, which was held at a height of 1.50/1.55m, getting a final time of 49.34 seconds with 1 penalty.
With 9-year-old gelding Daimler (Canturano x Lupicor) owned by Marlis Mühlebach, Werner Muff dominated the route to earn 50 World Ranking points in what was his first FEI victory of 2017, where he currently holds the 84th place. Thomas Sandgaard who completed his two rounds in the same amount of 1 foul, recorded a time of 50.54 seconds with 15-year-old stallion Amarone (Arpeggio x Potsdam). The Top 5 was completed it in third place by Emilio Bicocchi of Italy accumulating 4 faults in 41.47 seconds with 11-year-old gelding Sassicaia Ares (Ephebe F. Ever x Rebel), fourth place was the Dutch rider Lisa Nooren with 11-year-old stallion VDL Groep Sabech d’Ha (Paulstra x Talent Platiere) in 4 fouls and 41.99 seconds, while his fellowmen Jur Vrieling, winner of the previous class, also totaled 4 fouls in 42.42 seconds with 11-yearold stallion Corporal VDL (Cardento x Grosso Z).
For the Latin Ranking there was not much luck with the results in this opportunity, finishing only the Colombian Rene López in the 40th position with accumulated of 17 fouls in the first round with 11-year-old gelding Big Brother (Untouchable x Gran Corrado) and his fellowmen Andres Peñalosa preferred the retreat in such a complicated route.