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Pieter Devos picks up the win in the Coupe de Genève

Saturday, 14 December 2013

A sigh of relief for Pieter Devos as he clears the jump-off and ends up winning. After yet another fast jump-off in Geneva, it was the Rolex Grand Prix winner from Calgary – Pieter Devos – who won the Coupe de Genève on Saturday. The 1.50 Grand Prix qualifier had 46 riders in it who faced a course consisting of an opening single fence and then two combinations, a quadruple – with an oxer-vertical-vertical-oxer, before two more combinations remained to jump. Aboard Dream of India Greenfield (Gem of India x Night and Day), the Belgian rider joined fourteen other riders to go clear and compete against the clock.

Coming in as number six in the jump-off, Devos road a blistering fast round over the changed and shortened six fence track to stop the clock at 33.35 seconds. None of those to come could catch him, although they tried and were faster – the last fence put a stop to their efforts as it fell to the ground more than once, as was the case for Edwina Tops-Alexander who had the fastest time of the class on the lovely Erenice Horta (Diamant De Semilly x Parco).

Closest to Devos came Kevin Staut on For Joy van’t Zorgvliet HDC (For Pleasure x Heartbreaker), who was clear at 33.96 seconds. Then followed Tiffany Foster – who has had a great show so far in Geneva – riding Melody des Hayettes Z (Mozart Des Hayettes) to third.

Earlier in the day home rider Alain Jufer won the accumulator class on Rafale de Kerglenn (Dollar Dela Pierre x Diamant de Semilly). The win came ahead of Angelica Augustsson on Z Acodate DDL (Acord II x Aldatus), and Bertram Allen on Zenzation (Solitair x Coriander).

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