10 december 2008
Wild card for French driver Coudry in GenevaFrench four-in-hand driver Thibault Coudry has received the wild card for the fifth leg of the FEI World Cup Driving in Geneva this weekend.
Coudry will compete in Geneva against home drivers Werner Ulrich and Daniel Würgler, Christoph Sandmann from Germany and the recent World Cup winners Boyd Exell and Jozsef Dobrovitz.
The warm up is on Friday afternoon at 17.45 hrs, the World Cup competition is scheduled for Sunday 14 December at 11.30 hrs. On Saturday the drivers enter the arena for an extra Jagd um Punkte competition, which does not count for the World Cup.
Foto: Rinaldo de Craen
In 2006 and 2007, the wild cards also went to France, to Benjamin Aillaud who performed excellent twice by coming second both years. It is the first time that 28-year-old Coudry competes in an FEI World Cup event. He competed in the World Cup qualifier in Deauville last September where he ended on the sixth place. Coudry was member of the French squad in Beesd 2008 and came 22nd in the individual rankings.