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The Dutch vice world champions and leading riders touch down at Tops International Arena

Wednesday, 24 August 2022
CSI5* LGCT Valkenswaard 2022

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Edited press release from Longines Global Champions Tour



As the 2022 Longines Global Champions Tour and GCL season heats up and the race to the Playoffs in Prague in full swing, a star-studded line-up of the world's best is revealed for the 12th round of the series – the Longines Global Champions Tour of Valkenswaard, The Netherlands. 

With the tour returning to the home of the Longines Global Champions Tour, both equine and human athletes, and spectators alike will be treated to a weekend of world-class competition in world-class surroundings. 

One of the few remaining qualifying spots for the LGCT Super Grand Prix at the GC Playoffs in Prague in November will also be at the front of the mind for the riders in action this week and still hungry to qualify again are Olivier Robert, Shane Breen, John Whitaker and Edwina Tops-Alexander. Young guns like Jack Whitaker, Michael Pender, Bertram Allen, Michael G Duffy, Laura Klaphake, Mike Kawai, Brian Moggre, Harry Charles, Jodie Hall McAteer, Lily Attwood and Lillie Keenan will all be looking to prove they have what it takes. 

Last year’s LGCT Valkenswaard winner Ben Maher is included in the line-up for 2022, as well as recently crowned Dutch vice world champions Maikel van der Vleuten, Sanne Thijssen and Jur Vrieling along with home heroes Johnny Pals, Eric van der Vleuten, Kevin Jochems, Jack Ansems, and Michael Greeve, just to name a few. 

Other big names at the show this weekend include current tour leader Christian Ahlmann and the LGCT Super Grand Prix qualified riders who include Ludger Beerbaum, Malin Baryard-Johnsson, Marlon Zanotelli, Max Kühner and winner of the recent Longines Global Champions Tour of London Grand Prix, Pieter Devos.

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