Padraig McCarthy Wins Indoor Cross Country at CHI Geneva + Replay

Padraig McCarthy and Rosemaber Lancuest. Photo by

Padraig McCarthy became the first Irish rider to win the indoor cross country at CHI Geneva last night in Switzerland, piloting Rosemaber Lancuest to the round closest to the optimum time of 150 seconds.

Padraig and Rosemaber Lancuest, better known as “Pebbles,” crossed the finish in a time of 151.82 seconds, just two-hundredths of a second closer to the optimum time than Britain’s Alex Bragg, who took second place with Sarah Hughes’s Alcatraz.

France’s Maxime Livio finished in third place on Arinadtha Chavatanont’s Boleybawn Prince, with fellow Frenchman Karim Florent Laghouag and Agnes Celerier’s Punch de l’Esques delivering the fastest round of the night (146.99 seconds) to take fourth.

Belgium’s Lara de Liedekerke and her own Nyala ‘Arville finished fifth. Click here to view full results.

You can watch the full replay below.

[The indoor cross makes Palexpo go wild]