Christian Ahlmann holds world number one slot in the Longines Rankings

Christian Ahlmann (GER) has held onto the world number one spot in the Longines Rankings.

The 38-year-old German jumped into the top spot in December 2012, and a run of successes in January has kept him out in front on 2,585 points, with a healthy 195-point lead over second-placed Steve Guerdat (SUI). Nick Skelton (GBR) remains in third with 2,333 points.

Edwina Alexander-Tops (AUS) is still the top-ranked female and has jumped two spots to fourth with 2,298 points, while the Swiss have a second rider in the top 10, with Pius Schwizer moving up from seventh to fifth on 2,268 points.

Germany also has two riders in the top 10 of the Longines Rankings, although sixth-placed Marcus Ehning has dropped two places.

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Longines Rankings Top 10:

1 Christian Ahlmann (GER) 2,585
2 Steve Guerdat (SUI) 2,390
3 Nick Skelton (GBR) 2,333
4 Edwina Tops-Alexander (AUS) 2,298
5 Pius Schwizer (SUI) 2,268
6 Marcus Ehning (GER) 2,250
7 Kevin Staut (FRA) 2,245
8 Gerco Schröder (NED) 2,195
9 Marc Houtzager (NED) 2,100
10 Penelope Leprevost (FRA) 2,093

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