The winning Ukrainian team with Bjorn Nagel
Lausanne (SUI), 27 June 2012 – The Ukraine galloped to the top of the FEI Nations Cup European Promotional League 2012 leaderboard following victory at the fifth leg in Drammen, Norway on Saturday 23 June. Denmark had been out in front following the previous round on home turf in Copenhagen last month, but an impressive performance at the Norwegian fixture from Bjorn Nagel, Katharina Offel, Cassio Rivetti and Aleksander Onishchenko, has relegated the Danes to second spot ahead of the last leg at Gijon, Spain in early September.
This was the second Ukrainian success of the 2012 series, following their top placing at Linz-Ebelsberg, Austria in May where the same four riders completed with just six faults to take the honours. Double-clears from both Rivetti, riding Verdi, and Nagel with Niack de L’Abbaye put them in a position of strength at the Austrian fixture, and they only had to add five faults from Onishchenko and Comte D’Arsouilles in round one, and a single time fault from the anchor partnership of Offel and Vivant in the second round.