Jessie Springsteen wins at the Masters Series in Paris
- By SARA CAVANAGH
PARIS, France--The Masters Series for 2018 and 2019 began in Paris with a win on home soil for Riders Europe over Riders USA on Saturday, Dec. 1, in the third installment of the innovative Riders Masters Cup.
Jessica Springsteen of Colts Neck, N.J., earned the lone victory in the first round for her team, but her teammates, Taylor Alexander, McLain Ward, Laura Kraut, and Lucas Porter, captained by Chef d’Equipe Robert Ridland mounted a comeback in the speed portion, in which victory was worth double points.
The score stood at 45 to 30 at the half before Kraut and Porter beat Van Der Vleuten and Charles by fractions of a second over the speed track.
Riders USA crept into the lead, but Spanish Olympian Aznar, Italian team member Levy, and German Olympic team bronze medalist Deusser were quick to answer by winning their matches and securing Riders Europe the title.