Double Olympic champion Michael Jung showed his class once more ©Getty Images

Michael Jung and Ingrid Klimke dominated the individual standings, as hosts Germany remained in first place in the team rankings after cross-country at the International Equestrian Federation European Eventing Championships in Luhmühlen.

Both Jung and Klimke, riding FischerChipmunk Frh and SAP Hale Bob OLD, respectively, went clear on the 26-fence test designed by Mike Etherington-Smith. 

Jung, the double Olympic champion, remains on 20.9 penalties, while Klimke is still 1.3 behind.

France's Thibaut Vallette also went clear on Qing du Briot ENE HN and sits in third place on 25.8 points.

Great Britain's Laura Collett and London 52, first after day one and third after day two, suffered elimination after parting company at fence 20b, during what had been a fantastic round. 

Germany's Kai Rüder, meanwhile, dropped from joint fourth spot, level with Vallette, to 35th after finishing on 16.0 penalties for the day and 41.8 overall. 

The Netherlands' Tim Lips and Britain's Oliver Townend have both moved up two places, to fourth and fifth, respectively, after going clear.

In the team standings, Germany lead the way with 78.50 penalties.

They are followed by Britain with 92.80 penalties and France with 93.60.

Italy, Sweden and Ireland complete the top six.

The Belgian team, seeking one of the two precious Olympic qualification slots for Tokyo 2020, is in seventh place with a total of 146.60 penalties.

Action in Luhmühlen concludes tomorrow with show jumping.