Cian O'Connor
Olympic Bronze Medallist


Cian Does The Double At Lyon World Cup

Cian had a remarkable second win in Lyon, France on Saturday night, taking the big 1m55 class with Rancorrado. In a 14 horse jump-off he just beat fellow Irish rider Cameron Hanley and Southwind VDL across the beam, thereby giving Ireland a one-two in the day's feature contest.

Cian said: "Rancorrado jumped clear in the Nations' Cup at Calgary six weeks ago and has only done Cavan since then to give him a taste of indoor competition. So this is his first major show since Calgary, and that shows you what class he has. In Lyon he's up against some of the world's top horses."

Complete gave Cian his first win of the World Cup show in Lyon on Friday when the combination triumphed over a 48-strong field to win the 2-Phase competition.

Cian said afterwards: "Complete was fantastic. This is a five star show and we were up against the top riders in the world. I was second last to go, and won by almost two seconds. There were almost 50 riders in the class, so this is a great boost, and a fantastic way to start the weekend."

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