Freund Invicible in Vigo 

19 Feb 2004

FEI World Cup Driving in Vigo 

Michael Freund has turned out to be invincible during the two FEI World Cup Driving events which were held last week-end in Vigo, Spain. After Bordeaux dropped out of the World Cup Driving circuit, Vigo offered to host two instead of one World Cup event. Freund won the warm up competition and both World Cup competitions. The challenge however, came from an unexpected corner this time. In the warm up competition and the second World Cup, it was Mechelen-winner Gert Schrijvers who came very close to Freund's time. In the first World Cup, Hungarian driver Jozsef Dobrovitz made only one fault and even though he could not compete with Freundfis time, the Hungarian driver ended on a deserved second place. Boyd Exell, driving a team of German warmbloods and Orlov trotters owned by Michael Freund, finished third in all three competitions, consistently having three faults and nearly finishing in the same time in all three rounds.

The next leg of the FEI World Cup Driving will take place in 's-Hertogenbosch, the Netherlands, on 28 March 2004. website www.indoorbrabant.nl

Standings after CAI-W Vigo: www.worldcupdriving.com or FEI website www.horsesport.org

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