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Tuesday, 09 September 2014

We continue to sum up the World Championship - and what better than to start with this happy rider! Abdelkebir Ouaddar had an incredible week in Normandy with Quickly de Kreisker and really jumped into our hearts. On Thursday - when the third individual qualifier and team final took place - Ouaddar picked up only one single time penalty and this is how he celebrated. Photos by Jenny Abrahamsson.

 Cassio Rivetti and the lovely Vivant contributed big time for Ukraine, that ended up in Thursday's team final as one of ten teams. Christian Ahlmann and Codex One were clear in Thursday's team final for Germany, but in the end the team ended up right outside the medals. Ahlmann chose to go home ahead of Saturday's last individual qualifier, despite of being rank ten overall. Darragh Kenny and Imothep celebrate finishing Thursday's team final with only a time penalty. As the only Belgian rider, Gregory Wathelet made it to Thursday as an individual and went clear on the stunning Conrad de Hus to make it to Saturday's last individual qualifier. Jur Vrieling saved the day for the Dutch with the team's only clear round on Thursday, securing the team gold on VDL Bubalu. A happy Kevin Staut salutes the crowds after going clear in the team final on Reveur de Hurtebise to help France to silver! Maikel van der Vleuten and VDL Groep Verdi TN N.O.P. were a part of the gold medal winning Dutch team. Brazil's Marlon Zanotelli rode incredible in the two rounds of the team competition, and produced a double clear round over Wednesday and Thursday on AD Clouwni. McLain Ward and Rotchild were clear for USA on Wednesday, but in the second round on Thursday the pair had an unfortunate rail down. In the end McLain and the US team got the bronze medal, and were happy with that. Patrice Delaveau and Orient Express HDC were clear in Wednesday's first round of the team competition, but on Thursday a pole fell. The French gad to settle for the team silver.  After picking up no less than twelve faults on Wednesday, Peder Fredricson and H&M Sibon came back strong on Thursday to pick up only a time penalty. Pedro Veniss' Quabri de L'Isle is a real stunner and jumped fantastic with a pole down each on Wednesday and Thursday. Sheikh Ali bin Khalid Al Thani was a joy to watch in the ring with Vienna Olympic. Clear in Wednesday's team round, and with four faults on Thursday as an indiviudal - moving on to Saturday and the thirty best. Sören Pedersen was third individually after three rounds, with Tailormade Esperanza de Rebel going through Wednesday and Thursday's rounds with only a time penalty.

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