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Dujardin dominates in Lyon

Double Olympic dressage gold medallist Charlotte Dujardin added World Cup final success to her list of titles with victory in Lyon on Sunday.

The 28-year-old British star followed up Saturday's grand prix win with her London 2012 horse Valegro by taking the headline freestyle to music class.

Dujardin, who won just over 46,000, scored 92.179 per cent, with Germany's Helen Langehanenberg second (87.339 per cent) and Dutch rider Edward Gal third on 83.696 per cent.

Gloucestershire-based Dujardin performed a new floor-plan routine and music after her many successes with the London 2012 choreography that featured Land of Hope and Glory interspersed with Big Ben chimes, but there was no doubting her dominance once again.

And it was the dream start to a year that will see her target the World Equestrian Games in late August.

Dujardin is now the Olympic, European and World Cup champion, while she also holds all three of dressage's major world records - grand prix, grand prix special and freestyle.

"I am absolutely over the moon," she said.

"Winning the grand prix and freestyle at my first World Cup final is just absolutely fantastic.

It was so much fun in the arena.

"He (Valegro) gives me so much and that's all you can ask for. It is just fantastic to be able to have him. It's all a dream come true.

"Now that I've done this music once, hopefully it can only get better and I think this one could actually beat my Olympic music."