With seven of the eight competing nations all chasing qualifying points for the series Final in Barcelona, the stakes were high.
After the first round, Sweden were ahead with the only zero score, with the Division 2 side from Belgium carrying just two faults.
"This was a great win in front of our own fans, our owners and our friends. It was fantastic for all of us who love the Nations Cup, and I’m very proud of Reveur!”
Kevin Staut (Team France)
The French were next in line with four on the board, but closely followed by Switzerland on five and Ireland on six.
It went to a jump off and Kevin Staut led the way, posting a clear in 35.74 seconds despite “a lucky touch at the last”. And when Sweden’s Fredricson, individual silver medallist in Rio, hit the last two fences the home crowd erupted with excitement.
- France beat Sweden in a third-round jump-off against the clock.
- 8 nations competed, with France, Germany, Ireland, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland all chasing qualifying points for the Final in Barcelona this September
- Team Belgium finished 5th, but weren't eligible for points as they are competing in Europe Division 2.
Teams can compete in other divisions apart from their own, but don’t win points.