Pieter Devos helped Prague Lions win the Global Champions Tour grand Prix in Cannes ©Getty Images

Pieter Devos and Niels Bruynseels of Prague Lions bagged their second win of the season at the Global Champions Tour Grand Prix in Cannes.

The win helped them to second in the overall championship race on the French Riviera.

Christian Ahlmann and Max Kühner of Shanghai Swans finished second while Eric and Maikel van der Vleuten of Madrid In Motion took the third place.

After today’s results, Berlin Eagles, now on 133 points, are top of the standings, followed by Prague Lions with 131 points.

Stockholm Hearts dropped to third with 128 with Madrid In Motion on fourth with 126 points.

"We did a fantastic job here by managing our team very well," Tokyo 2020 bronze medallist Devos said after the win.

"The first day Brian rode very well and then today we brought Niels in with a very fresh horse and of course a very good rider so I think we did good tactics to stand here on top of the podium."

Christian Ahlmann delivered for Shanghai Swans despite being under pressure ©Getty Images
Christian Ahlmann delivered for Shanghai Swans despite being under pressure ©Getty Images

"I knew I had to go clear so at least I knew what I had to do," Devos' teammate Bruynseels said.  

"My horse is in very good shape and I trusted in him today.

"We are only halfway in the season but we are very happy with the performance of the whole team."

The 2019 GCL Cannes winning father and son duo of Eric and Maikel van der Vleuten missed out on back-to-back wins after a fault for Eric and Dreamland midcourse added pressure on Maikel.  

However, Maikel, who won the individual jumping bronze in Tokyo with Beauville Z, remained calm with no faults on the board that helped them to the podium today.

Shanghai Swans’ Ahlmann, ridding Solid Gold Z, brought home a clear for his team under pressure before Kühner and Up Too Jacco Blue helped to finish second on the podium.

The next leg of the Global Champions Tour event is set to be held in Stockholm from June 17 to 19.