The provisional schedule for the 2018 Longines Global Champions Tour Miami Beach is now available! The breathtaking Altantic shoreline will provide the perfect backdrop to the world’s best as they do battle in one of the most eye-catching arenas in the world.
The provisional schedule is as follows, with all times local. Please note, times may change, so please check the website for further details on the day:
Thursday 5th April
08:00 // National Class
08:25 // CSI2* 1.10/1.15m (€1.500)
10:00 // CSI2* 1.25m (€2.500)
11:45 // CSI2* 1.35/1.40m (€3.500)
13:30 // CSI5* 1.45m (€25.500)
16:30 // CSI5* 1.50/1.55m GCL of Miami Beach Round 1 – (€93.000 to individual class winners)
Friday 6th April
08:00 // CSI2* 1.30m (€5.000)
10:00 // CSI2* 1.15m (€3.000)
11:35 // National Class
12:20 // CSI2* 1.45m (€4.500)
14:00 // CSI5* 1.45m (€25.000)
16:40 // CSI5* 1.45/1.50m (€93.000)
Saturday 7th April
08:00 // CSI2* 1.15m (€2.000)
09:10 // National Class
10:00 // CSI2* 1.30m (€4.000)
11:45 // CSI2* Final 1.45m (€25.000)
14:00 // CSI5* GCL Miami Beach Final – 1.55/1.60m (€93.000 to individual winners)
17:15 // CSI5* Longines Global Champions Tour Grand Prix of Miami Beach – 1.60m (€300.000)
Where can I watch it?
All the CSI5* rounds will be streamed live via our website featuring exclusive studio interviews, expert commentary and of course all the action from the arena. Check out GCT TV here to be directed to the live stream, or click here to see the full broadcast schedule. Selected CSI5* classes will also be streamed via our official Facebook Live channels.
What does this all mean?
Each Longines Global Champions Tour and GCL event can be separated into two categories – CSI5* and CSI2* classes. The CSI5* is the top level competition, where the top ranked riders in the world will compete for the highest prize money, over the biggest fences – up to 1.60m which is the highest in the sport. The CSI2* classes are slightly smaller in height, and offer opportunities for many local athletes as well as international rising stars.
The GCL is the team competition, where riders unite like never before to compete for points in the overall Championship. All roads lead to the innovative new GC Prague Playoffs, which will see the top 16 teams compete in the ultimate showdown for the GCL Super Cup this December, so every point counts over the course of the Championship calendar.
The Longines Global Champions Tour is the individual Championship, with the world’s best battling for the LGCT Grand Prix win. This offers the biggest prize money of the weekend, valuable Championship ranking points, and a win would mean they qualify for a place in the GC Prague Playoffs, where the Longines Global Champions Super Grand Prix will take place. This will see the winners of each Grand Prix throughout the season return for a final locking of horns, to see who will come out on top after another electric season on Tour.
For more information on tickets and the location of LGCT Miami Beach, please click here.
Source: News Release by LGCT – Longines Global Champions Tour
Photo: © LGCT / Stefano Grasso
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