Ireland’s Shane Breen aboard Scarteen delivered an amazing, fast round in 55,64 seconds and took the win in Friday evening’s Pohjola International 145 cm. The top three fit within one second but Breen managed to beat the reigning World Cup winner and World Champion Henrik von Eckermann on Calizi from Sweden who stopped the clocks on time 56,24. Third place went to Italian Lorenzo de Luca on Violino il Palazetto with time 56,58.

Shane Breen and Scarteen - photo Aino Tervonen

Shane Breen and Scarteen – photo Aino Tervonen

Home riders took yet another top spot with Noora Pentti and Con Caya placing sixth.

“It went really well, I’m very happy. I started first, which isn’t always easy, but luckily everything went according to plan and I’m super pleased”, Pentti said about her round.

1) Shane Breen – Scarteen, IRL 0/55,64
2) Henrik von Eckermann – Calizi, SWE 0/56,24
3) Lorenzo de Luca – Violino Il Palazetto, ITA 0/56,58
4) Julien Anquetin – Gravity of Greenhill, FRA 0/56,82
5) Kevin Staut – Visconti du Telman, FRA 0/58,22
6) Noora Pentti – Con Caya, FIN 0/58,26
7) Kevin Jochems – La Costa, NED 0/58,40
8) Mark McAuley – GRS Lady Amaro, IRL 0/58,73
9) Francesco Turturiello – Quite Balou, ITA 0/59,45
10) Rik Hemeryck – Morfine de Muze, BEL 0/60,82
11) Mario Stevens – Starissa, GER 0/60,86
12) Yuri Mansur – Cheyenne de la Violle, BRA 0/62,11

Complete results: