Christian Ahlmann won the Longines Grand Prix in Basel

11 January - The 41 years old German Christian Ahlmann is having a great run. The leader of the World Cup qualification won the Longines Grand Prix with a price winning money in total of 330 000 Swiss Francs at the 7th CSI Basel aboard Codex One with a clever tactic in the jump-off. Ahlmann was the only one of the three riders in the jump-off without any faults. Pénélope Leprevost with Vagabond de la Pomme, fourth of the European Championship, finished second after one mistake. The defending champion Luciana Diniz was dethroned after two rails down with Fit for Fun in the jump-off and was third in the final ranking. Ahlmann, the Grand Prix winner in Aachen 2014, made the first German triumph in Basel and received 75 000 Swiss Francs, Leprevost won 75 000 and DIniz 50 000 Swiss Francs. Four Swiss had good clear first rounds, but no one reached the jump-off after the second round. All of them had faults. Best Swiss was Jane Richard Philips with Pablo de Virton as tenth with the rail down at the fourth obstacle. Claudia Gisler missed at an oxer and finished twelfth. Martin Fuchs failed at a vertical and was 14th, just in front of Werner Muff with Pollendr, who had a stop and fell back to place 15.

source: csi-basel