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Ben Maher Cashes in on a Successful Season Topping 2018 LGCT Earnings Ranking

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Ben Maher (GBR) a year of a lifetime competing in both the Longines Global Champions Tour (LGCT) and Global Champions League (GCL) in 2018. The Brit did not only win the two most prestigious championship series in the sport but was also the overall leader in terms of prize money earned, cashing in over 1 million euros at the end of the season.

Harrie Smolders (NED) was the closest one to him, still much further back after having netted 532,372 euros. Edwina Tops-Alexander (AUS) was third with €522,033, followed by Daniel Deusser (GER) who gained €504,388 while Nicola Philippaerts (BEL) completed the top five with €413,694.

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2018 LGCT Earnings Ranking – Top 10

Position / Rider / Country / Total Earnings in

1) Ben Maher (GBR) – 1,031,438

2) Harrie Smolders (NED) – 532,372

3) Edwina Tops-Alexander (AUS) – 522,033

4) Daniel Deusser (GER) – 504,388

5) Nicola Philippaerts (BEL) – 413,694

6) Ludger Beerbaum (GER) – 402,468

7) Scott Brash (GBR) – 381,408

8) Alberto Zorzi (ITA) – 379,958

9) Gregory Wathelet (BEL) – 367,263

10) Peder Fredricson (SWE) – 340,150

Source: LGCT – Longines Global Champions Tour

Photos: © LGCT / Stefano Grasso