The Philippaerts twins, Nicola and Olivier, are no strangers to the podium on the Longines Global Champions Tour.

The brothers not only share identical DNA but also an equal top-10 finish average on the LGCT of 41%. And the stats don’t vary much from there.

Since making his LGCT debut in 2015, Nicola has earned €1.77 million in earnings and 30 podium finishes on the Tour, including four Grand Prix wins (Jumpr Stats) and has twice qualified for the GC Super Cup.

Nicola first managed the feat in 2018, after winning a phenomenal three LGCT Grands Prix in Hamburg, GER, Cascais, ESP and Chantilly, FRA that season. He booked his ticket again this year with his win in Mexico City.

With 27 LGCT podium finishes and €1.81 million in earnings since 2015, Olivier is neck-in-neck with his brother. But Grand Prix wins have long eluded the twin.

Olivier has four-times finished in the runner up position in an LGCT Grand Prix and twice placed third, but has never taken the top step on the podium.

Until Sunday in Stockholm.

In an emotionally charged LGCT Grand Prix, Olivier and H&M Miro topped a 10-horse jump off with a double clear in 45.76 seconds to clinch his first ever LGCT Grand Prix title.

“It’s something I’ve dreamed of,” said the emotional Philippaerts twin immediately after his win.

“I’ve been trying many, many times—a few times in second place I have been thinking hopefully one day I can pull it off, and to do it here in Stockholm, in front of all this crowd, in front of all the people from H&M that support us all the time, it’s something I’ve dreamed of.”

Andreas Schou with Billy Matador (4/45.39), Mark McAuley and Grs Lady Amaro (4/45.60), Gregory Wathelet and Bond Jamesbond de Hay (8/45.36) and Max Kühner and Elektric Blue P (12/43.60) all posted faster times, but none managed to leave all the poles in place.

With both brothers now assured of a spot at the GC Cup in November, Olivier and Nicola will enter Philippaerts legacy territory. Their father Ludo was the first ever overall season champion in 2006, the year the GCT debuted.

“The key which is the most important for all of us is to work together—the people that work at home and at the show we really work together to achieve these things, so today we are going to really enjoy it.”

Sweden’s Wilma Hellström and Cicci Bjn took second in her LGCT Grand Prix debut. Returning from injury this year, Jérôme Guery and 18-year-old Quel Homme de Hus rounded out the podium.

The LGCT next heads to Monaco, July 4–6.