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Francesco Franco wins the Gran Prix podium again in the 36th edition of Coppa degli Assi

11 October 2021

Already in the Hall of Fame of the international competition, Francesco Franco once again wins the Grand Prix of the CSI** of Ambelia 12 years later.

For the second time, Francesco Franco has written his name in the Hall of Fame of Coppa degli Assi, which has reached its 36th edition. Fast and precise, he closed the two rounds of the event riding his F-FD Stable Charlette without penalties with a time of 39.69. Franco won this Grand Prix again after 12 years. In fact, in 2009 he won first place in the international competition held at Parco della Favorita in Palermo. Second place went to Nicolò Russello riding Gentleman with no penalties and a time of 40.19. Third place was won by Giacomo Bassi riding Find Touch GR, without penalties and with a time of 40.23. Ribbons went to Simone Coata and Diablito PS in fourth place and to Matteo Marchese, riding Basel, taking fifth place.

The twenty competitors tackling the two courses built by Uliano Vezzani, the most famous Italian course designer in the world, came from three participating nations: Italy, Greece, and Germany.

Simona Mazzullo riding Bolenka took first place in the H135 presented by Comitato Fise Sicilia: this victory gives them direct access to the Gold 123X123 category of Fieracavalli. The winner’s podium was completed with Rosario Briguglio riding Lena and taking second place and Anna – Sophia Danalis from Greece riding Chatallano PS and taking third.

Paolo Cocomero once again took first place with Gemma Rossa in today’s H140 event presented by Fieracavelli Verona after winning top honors in yesterday’s H135 event and qualifying in the Gold of Verona.

Second place went to Andres Penalosa of Colombia riding Desiderio Baio, while Sicilian rider Ludovica Privitera with her horse Corin Quinn took third place in the category.

The penultimate event of the Italian Champions Tour is an unmissable event tomorrow. It will take place in two categories — the H120 and the H145. The riders will compete in teams composed of two pairs to access the final of the first traveling team show jumping circuit held throughout Italy that opened with its master event at Piazza di Siena, Italy’s most important outdoor competition, and will close with the final scheduled at Fieracavalli Verona from Nov. 4 to 7 and from Nov. 12 to 14, 2021.