Brilliant runner-up position for the Valkenswaard United in London

Bertram's GCL team, the Valkenswaard United, made it a move up the GCL rankings in London on Saturday, with Bertram, Alberto Zorzi, and Marcus Ehning teaming up for the weekend.

Photo Stefano Grasso
Published  05.08.2019
Both Alberto Zorzi and Marcus Ehning made it a brilliant clear in the 1st round, putting the team in 2nd position ahead of Saturday's final. Bertram paired up with Marcus Ehning for the final round bringing out his talented gelding GK Casper.

Marcus and Cristy were first to go on Saturday, rocketing around the arena, but the middle element of the London Underground treble came down - putting the team onto four faults and raising the pressure for Bertram as the last rider to go. But Bertram managed to keep it cool under pressure, and delivered a blisteringly fast round, to finish 4th as an individual and fast enough to secure a sought-after podium-, and runner-up finish for the Valkenswaard United team in London. With the podium position from London, the Valkenswaard United team moved up to 9th place on the overall GCL rankings.  

London Knights took the win on home soil, and the New York Empires finished third.

Bertram said: "Marcus had a good round today; he had a very unlucky pole. We were both quite fast, and our plan was to ride a competitive round to put as much pressure on London Knights as possible. But they were on two fantastic horses and they deserved to win. We had rough start to the season — it hasn't really been our year, but we'll try to finish off well and now we'll focus on Prague." 

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