The world’s best riders will converge in California to compete at the Longines Masters of Los Angeles this week. The American leg of the Longines Masters Series will feature no less than seven Rio Olympic medalists, including gold, silver and bronze team medalists who will meet again in the ring after this summer’s Games.
Looking to continue their success from the Rio Games, 2016 team silver medalists Lucy Davis and Kent Farrington will return to the Longines Masters of Los Angeles. They will compete against familiar faces from the Games, including team gold medalists Kevin Staut and Roger-Yves Bost as well as German team bronze medalists Christian Ahlmann and Daniel Deusser.
World number 3 Simon Delestre from France will make his first appearance at the Longines Masters of Los Angeles after multiple years of competing in the Paris and Hong Kong legs of the international competition. Additional Rio Olympians confirmed to compete include Eric Lamaze from Canada who won the individual bronze medal, Harrie Smolders from the Netherlands as well as 2012 London Olympics individual gold medalist Steve Guerdat.
Last year’s winner of the Grand Slam Super Bonus in Hong Kong and of the Longines Grand Prix in Los Angeles, German rider Marco Kutscher, will be back this year to compete as will Irish star Bertram Allen who will defend his 2015 Longines Speed Challenge title. Allen won the Longines Speed Challenge in Los Angeles and Hong Kong last season.
Source: Press release from EEM/ Longines Masters of Los Angeles // Picture © EEM/ Longines Masters of Los Angeles
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