In a display of controlled and precise riding, France's Penelope Leprevost, riding Flora de Mariposa, maintained her first place in the Individual competition at the FEI European Jumping Championships in Aachen today, whilst France took over from Germany at the overnight leaders of the Team competition.
The top four places remained unchanged from the first day of the competition with Penelope Leprevost, Ludger Beerbaum, Joe Clee and Gregory Wathelet all jumping clear on the second day of these Championships. Spain's Sergio Alvarez Moya broke into the top five with a clear round aboard Carlo 273. In the team competition, Penelope Leprovost's second clear round was matched by team mates Simon Delestre and Kevin Staut, and with the four faults accrued by Jerome Hurel dropped at this stage, the French now go into the final day of the competition as leaders on a score of 5.700, ahead of The Netherlands on 7.820 and Germany of 8.400.
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