Global Champions Tour travels to Germany
Edwina and Itot du Chateau in Cannes
2011 Global Champions Tour of Cannes (FRA)
Photograph:Stefano Grasso (GCT)
Hamburg will this weekend host the highest ranked Jumping riders from around the world for the third round of the Global Champions Tour (GCT).
Among the riders will be Australia’s Edwina Tops-Alexander who is currently occupying top position on the GCT leaderboard after backing up her win at the opening round of the Tour in Doha, Qatar, with a ninth place finish at the second round in Valencia, Spain.
At last year’s Hamburg Grand Prix, Edwina finished in seventh position with Itot du Chateau, the horse she has qualified on for the 2012 Olympic Games.
This year’s event will see approximately 50 riders battle for victory and a share of €285,000 ($365,000 AUD).
With many of the riders participating in the GCT also poised to represent their respective countries at the 2012 Olympic Games, the forthcoming rounds of the Tour will provide a good opportunity for riders to fine tune their preparations leading into London.
Eurosport will broadcast all the action from Hamburg on channel 511 on Foxtel and Austar. The Grand Prix will be broadcast live from 5:30am (AEST) on Sunday 20 May.
To view the Eurosport GCT broadcast schedule visit http://tv.au.eurosport.com/
. Broadcast times are made available on the website one month prior to each event.
From Hamburg, riders will travel north to Wiesbaden, also in Germany, where the fourth round of the Tour will be staged from 25 – 28 May.