Competing in front of a sell-out 8,000 crowd in the Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle, the Dutchman prevented the Australian, who won in 2014 and 2015 following successes in 2009 und 2010, from completing a hat-trick of wins.
“My wheel horse to the right of the pole was new so that the performance yesterday was unbelievable and the one today was very good,” commented Chardon. “Today the course was very quick but technically not so difficult as the one before.” His rival Exell: “My horses were super but I unfortunately made a mistake at the first obstacle in the second round – the lapse of concentration was decisive.”
Georg von Stein bagged an outstanding third place after coming fifth on Friday. “It was a super course,” said the German when congratulating the course designer Wolfgang Asendorf (Germany).