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Sunday, 11 March 2012

Ludger & Chaman enroute to victory. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.Ludger Beerbaum managed to do a jump-off that impressed everyone and this is what he said about it himself : "This was without doubt one of my best jump-offs in my career! Chaman has been showing for six weeks now after his break, with the goal to finish the season with the World Cup final. Gotha has also been having a break and did some smaller classes here this weekend and is then starting of the outdoor season in Doha with London this summer as the main goal."

On the question if he had planned the jump-off in detail, Ludger said: "I mean on this level, and with my short turns,  you can't say that everything was planned in detail. I wanted to be fast and I wanted to be fast enough, but with the excitement and adrenalin that is coming in a jump-off  you can´t plan everything. My first plan was to make one stride less between the first two fences but that didn´t work out when I was riding, and then I got a really short turn which wasn´t planned either. You can´t plan the jump-off in detail, you have to be there in the moment!"

Florian thanked his trainer Manni Kötter!Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.Jan Wernke, who was placed second commented on his own and Ludger´s round: "I think that Ludger made the perfect jump-off and I knew already before that if he would be clear he would be faster than me, so I tried to stick to my plan and do my ride. But it was truly fantastic to watch his round and I wish that I once will be able to accomplish such a jump-off!"

Florian Meyer zu Hartum, that ended up in third place had to thank his trainer Manni Kötter: "I am so pleased with how everything went today and I really have to thank Manni. I have been on a honeymoon for two weeks and got back on Monday, so Manni has been doing all the training at home."

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