The cross-country times for today’s second phase of the eventing competition at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games have been released. The times for the British riders are as follows:

  • 10.23am (14.23 UK time) Gemma Tattersall and Quicklook V
  • 11.39am (15.39 UK time) William Fox-Pitt and Chilli Morning
  • 13.05 pm (17.05 UK time) Pippa Funnell and Billy The Biz
  • 14.21pm (18.21 UK time) Kitty King and Ceylor LAN

The results from yesterday’s dressage mean that Great Britain is lying in fourth position in the team standings at the end of the first phase.

On the individual standings, British rider William Fox-Pitt is in gold medal position, with Australia’s Chris Burton just behind. The remaining Brits are lying in 16th (Pippa Funnell), 26th (Kitty King) and 32nd (Gemma Tattersall).

Heading into the cross-country, with the top three spots currently occupied by Germany, France and Australia, it is all to play for as only 5.7 penalties separate the top four teams.

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