Gregory Wathelet

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GP in Oslo

Oslo

The first World Cup class in Oslo was a fruitful one for Gregory.

Kronos was the horse of the weekend, placing all three days. The first day, in a 1.40m class with two phases, Kronos finished 14th while Phelius had 5 faults in the first phase.

On Friday, Gregory rode Copin in the small class of the day to prepare him for the World Cup class on Sunday. Copin finished with 8 faults. Later in the day, Phelius had 4 faults in the 1.45m while posting the 2nd best time. The big class was won by Kronos with a one second lead over the European champion, Rolf Goran-Bengtsson.

Gregory only rode in the GP Saturday, as he wanted to save Copin for the World Cup and Phelius for the Sunday speed class which was very well equipped. So that left Kronos who completed a masterful first round in the GP. The jump off had 17 riders, all of high quality, and resulted in 12 double clears but Gregory was the fastest and took home first place in the Grand Prix of Oslo.

Sunday wasn’t as lucky for Gregory who had eight faults with Phelius in the 1.45m but he managed to qualify for the WC class. The World Cup class itself was not much better; Gregory had 12 faults with Copin.

Nonetheless, we can say that it was a very good show for Gregory.