Credit : LGCT
Saturday 03 February - 11h20 | Edited Press Release
The Longines Global Champions Tour and Global Champions League have announced that 2018 will see a formidable line up of 17 events across continents as the Longines Global Champions Tour and GCL circuit expands to two new venues, St Tropez and Prague.
Doha, once again hosts the LGCT FinalCredit : LGCT
The sophisticated Riviera resort of Ramatuelle/Saint Tropez will this summer join the international parade of unique destinations, including some of the world’s foremost capital cities. And each of the 16 events of the regular season will be part of a thrilling countdown to spectacular new Global Champions Prague Playoffs in the magical Czech capital city. GCL teams will be announced soon as riders prepare for another fiercely competitive championship series. The Longines Global Champions Tour individual series, attracting the consistently highest concentration of top riders, promises thrilling action for fans and viewers. Last year over 80% of events featured a minimum of 7 out of the top 10 ranked riders in the world. 2017 LGCT Champion Harrie Smolders said: “A higher level is not possible."The spectacular new destination of Ramatuelle/Saint Tropez (31st May - 2nd June) will join the global line up to kick-start the charge along the French Riviera, and will see riders head to the legendary Pampelonne Beach to compete.London (3rd - 5th August) remains in the calendar and the British capital will build on the success of last year’s stunning debut at the beautiful Royal Hospital Chelsea, in the heart of the city . The sought-after location next to the River Thames, with historic connections to the British Royal Family and close to Knightsbridge and London's West End, is famously home to the Chelsea Pensioners and is also the site of the world famous Chelsea Flower Show.The grand finale of the regular season will unfold once more in Doha (8th -10th November), Qatar, where AL SHAQAB plays host to nail-biting action, the last chance for riders to secure their positions on the Championship ranking, as well as earn a place in the all-important GC Playoffs. With the top 16 GCL teams qualifying for the final weekend of the season, the magical city of Prague, Czech Republic, will see a high-stakes showdown. On top of edge-of-the-seat team competition, the winners of each LGCT Grand Prix event from the 2018 season will be invited to compete in the Longines Global Champions Super Grand Prix; the ultimate individual showdown for the world's best horses and riders. The premiere of the thrilling new event for team show jumping, the Global Champions Super Cup will take place from 13th to 16th December 2018 at Prague’s dynamic O2 arena, which hosts major concerts and sports events.
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