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Longines Global Champions Tour of Doha



Qatari victory at the 2017 Longines Global Champions Tour in Doha

After a passionate competition, Bassem Mohammed won the 15th stage of the Longines Global Champions Tour held in Doha, Qatar this weekend. The Qatari rider finished ahead of Janika Sprunger and Peder Fredricson. In addition, Harrie Smolders was crowned winner of the 2017 Longines Global Champions Tour following a great season with an impressive consistent scorecard on the circuit. He scored 278 points, while Maikel Van Der Vleuten arrived second and Lorenzo de Luca third with 263 and 260 points, respectively. The Dutch rider has made history by becoming the first rider ever to wrap up the Championship ahead of the final.

The 2017 Longines Global Champions Tour, of which Longines is proud to be the Title Partner and the Official Timekeeper, began in April in Mexico City.  After that, it took the best riders in the world to compete in the heart of great cities, known for their glamorous atmosphere, such as Monaco, Paris, Shanghai, London and Rome. During these stages, Longines welcomed its Ambassadors of Elegance Andre Agassi at the tour beginning, Ingeborga Dapkunaite in Monaco and Aaron Kwok in Shanghai. Moreover, the Swiss brand installed its horse carousel in some of the venues for the delight of the old and young alike.

The Longines Global Champions Tour of Doha was held in the impressive Al Shaqab Equestrian Centre. This first-class facility offered the perfect opportunity to discover the Official Watch of the event, the Blue Edition of The Longines Master Collection. This line offers exceptional timepieces bringing together the classical elegance and excellent quality of the brand.The fashionable Blue Edition is perfectly in line with the classic and understated spirit of the collection. It is mounted on an alligator watch strap of the same colour as the dial for total harmony.

Follow the live results of all Longines competitions on Building on its in-house expertise, the Swiss watch brand Longines gradually built a special relationship with the world of sport. It can count now many years of experience as a timekeeper for world championships in sport or as a partner of international sports federations.