EOC Long Women 2014: Why did the winners win?

Posted by Jan Kocbach, 18 Apr 2014@5:00

Time for analysis of the women! As for the men’s race, the EOC long distance was not so much about route choices as it was about avoiding losing time by direction mistakes and mistakes close to the control. However, there were more women choosing slower route choices – and bigger mistakes – in the women’s class as you can see below.

Below is an analysis of why the medal winners were the best at the end of the day – and where they managed to set themselves apart from the other athletes. The analysis is done leg by leg – and for each leg where the medalists or top favourites did mistakes of more then 20-30 seconds, a GPS-comparison is shown with the best athlete on this leg (based on the ones running with GPS). Split times used are real split times from the timing system; i.e. not GPS split-times. A split time table and a current standing is provided for each leg. In addition some key race statistics are provided for each leg.

If you don’t want the “dirty details”, just skip the “Performance Index” section and read on below.

Performance Index

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Judith Wyder’s Performance Index curve nearly looks like Simone Niggli’s on one of her best days

Those who are used to reading Performance Index graphs, will agree that this is one of the best ways to understand who had a real potential of  winning a race. Looking at the Performance Index curves for this race (click above illustration for larger) there is one runner who really stands out: The winner Judith Wyder. With most of her race with performance index of 105% or more, this is far ahead of all other starters. Judith Wyder’s Performance Index curve nearly looks like Simone Niggli’s on one of her best days – the Swiss runners has really raised her level a lot since last year. Even Lena Eliasson and Tove Alexandersson are far behind in the best parts of their races. Note however Wyder’s one big mistake which is far out of the graph to the left at around 40%…

Speaking of Lena Eliasson and Tove Alexandersson – those are the two runners with highest potential for a win in the field if they would have avoided mistakes (with the exception of Wyder, which was in her own class). However, as you can see below, both Eliasson and Alexandersson made very big mistakes which cost them a place on the podium.

Catherine Taylor has one part of the race which is on the level of Eliasson (or maybe even slightly above; at 103%) – but the race is unstable with some good legs and some poorer legs. A significant part of the race is down at 95%.

Below is a detailed leg-by-leg analysis.

Leg 1

Woman A Final: S-1 (Legtimes)

1. Judith Wyder 7:54 +0:00
2. Signe Soes 8:07 +0:13
3. Catherine Taylor 8:11 +0:17
4. Lena Eliasson 8:14 +0:20
5. Tove Alexandersson 8:25 +0:31
6. Eva Jureniková 8:39 +0:45
7. Svetlana Mironova 8:39 +0:45
8. Sofia Haajanen 8:40 +0:46
9. Ines Brodmann 8:44 +0:50
10. Irina Nyberg 8:48 +0:54
12. Anastasia Tikhonova 8:49 +0:55
13. Galina Vinogradova 8:51 +0:57
Woman A Final: S-1 (Total times)

1. Judith Wyder 7:54 +0:00
2. Signe Soes 8:07 +0:13
3. Catherine Taylor 8:11 +0:17
4. Lena Eliasson 8:14 +0:20
5. Tove Alexandersson 8:25 +0:31
6. Eva Jureniková 8:39 +0:45
7. Svetlana Mironova 8:39 +0:45
8. Sofia Haajanen 8:40 +0:46
9. Ines Brodmann 8:44 +0:50
10. Irina Nyberg 8:48 +0:54
12. Anastasia Tikhonova 8:49 +0:55
13. Galina Vinogradova 8:51 +0:57

Analysis:

  • As for the men, this is one of the few legs where route choice differences come into play. The fastest route is going left and using the paths (see e.g. Wyder, Taylor). Surprisingly many choose other variant and loose a lot of time. As you can see in the illustrations below (click for larger), Vinogradova, Tikhonova and Mironova all loose between 45 seconds and a minute on this route choice mistake – some of their biggest time losses on a single leg on all of the course. It may actually look like a significant part of the time loss is just due to the fence crossing.
  • Judith Wyder (1st overall, 10 leg wins) wins this leg in 7:54.
  • Top runners losing significant time here: Galina Vinogradova (+0:57, biggest timeloss for Galina Vinogradova), Anastasia Tikhonova (+0:55, 2nd biggest timeloss for Anastasia Tikhonova), Svetlana Mironova (+0:45, biggest timeloss for Svetlana Mironova), Tove Alexandersson (+0:31, 3rd biggest timeloss for Tove Alexandersson)

Detailed illustrations of interesting routes (click for bigger):


1: Mironova

1: Tikhonova

1: Vinogradova

Leg 2

Woman A Final: 1-2 (Legtimes)

1. Catherine Taylor 4:50 +0:00
2. Judith Wyder 4:55 +0:05
3. Lena Eliasson 4:56 +0:06
4. Tove Alexandersson 5:02 +0:12
5. Svetlana Mironova 5:03 +0:13
6. Anastasia Tikhonova 5:11 +0:21
7. Saila Kinni 5:14 +0:24
8. Sofia Haajanen 5:19 +0:29
9. Eva Jureniková 5:20 +0:30
10. Alva Olsson 5:20 +0:30
15. Signe Soes 5:26 +0:36
16. Galina Vinogradova 5:29 +0:39
Woman A Final: 1-2 (Total times)

1. Judith Wyder 12:49 +0:00
2. Catherine Taylor 13:01 +0:12
3. Lena Eliasson 13:10 +0:21
4. Tove Alexandersson 13:27 +0:38
5. Signe Soes 13:33 +0:44
6. Svetlana Mironova 13:42 +0:53
7. Eva Jureniková 13:59 +1:10
8. Sofia Haajanen 13:59 +1:10
9. Anastasia Tikhonova 14:00 +1:11
10. Alva Olsson 14:09 +1:20
12. Galina Vinogradova 14:20 +1:31

Analysis:

  • Another leg where some athletes take the wrong route choice. Going straight is clearly the best choice here  -  two top runners try something else and are punished hard: Vinogradova goes right and then changes her mind (39 seconds lost) and Søes goes all the way around on the path to the right (36 seconds lost)
  • Catherine Taylor (3rd overall, 2 leg wins) wins this leg in 4:50.
  • Judith Wyder (1st overall) is still in the lead (for 2 legs now) – gap reduced with 0:01 to 0:12 to Catherine Taylor
  • Top runners losing significant time here: Galina Vinogradova (+0:39), Signe Soes (+0:36, 4th biggest timeloss for Signe Soes)

Detailed illustrations of interesting routes (click for bigger):


2: Soes

2: Vinogradova

Leg 3

Woman A Final: 2-3 (Legtimes)

1. Svetlana Mironova 0:50 +0:00
2. Lena Eliasson 0:51 +0:01
3. Tove Alexandersson 0:52 +0:02
4. Signe Soes 0:52 +0:02
5. Rahel Friederich 0:52 +0:02
6. Judith Wyder 0:53 +0:03
7. Catherine Taylor 0:53 +0:03
8. Anastasia Tikhonova 0:53 +0:03
9. Céline Dodin 0:53 +0:03
10. Alva Olsson 0:54 +0:04
35. Galina Vinogradova 1:02 +0:12
Woman A Final: 2-3 (Total times)

1. Judith Wyder 13:42 +0:00
2. Catherine Taylor 13:54 +0:12
3. Lena Eliasson 14:01 +0:19
4. Tove Alexandersson 14:19 +0:37
5. Signe Soes 14:25 +0:43
6. Svetlana Mironova 14:32 +0:50
7. Anastasia Tikhonova 14:53 +1:11
8. Eva Jureniková 14:56 +1:14
9. Sofia Haajanen 14:58 +1:16
10. Alva Olsson 15:03 +1:21
14. Galina Vinogradova 15:22 +1:40

Analysis:

  • Svetlana Mironova (2nd overall, 2 leg wins) wins this leg in 0:50.
  • Judith Wyder (1st overall) is still in the lead (for 3 legs now) – gap still 0:12 to Catherine Taylor
  • No top runners lost significant time here
Leg 4

Woman A Final: 3-4 (Legtimes)

1. Judith Wyder 2:54 +0:00
2. Lena Eliasson 3:04 +0:10
3. Signe Soes 3:04 +0:10
4. Catherine Taylor 3:05 +0:11
5. Anastasia Tikhonova 3:05 +0:11
6. Tove Alexandersson 3:11 +0:17
7. Irina Nyberg 3:14 +0:20
8. Céline Dodin 3:15 +0:21
9. Svetlana Mironova 3:17 +0:23
10. Rahel Friederich 3:17 +0:23
37. Galina Vinogradova 3:45 +0:51
Woman A Final: 3-4 (Total times)

1. Judith Wyder 16:36 +0:00
2. Catherine Taylor 16:59 +0:23
3. Lena Eliasson 17:05 +0:29
4. Signe Soes 17:29 +0:53
5. Tove Alexandersson 17:30 +0:54
6. Svetlana Mironova 17:49 +1:13
7. Anastasia Tikhonova 17:58 +1:22
8. Eva Jureniková 18:18 +1:42
9. Alva Olsson 18:23 +1:47
10. Irina Nyberg 18:28 +1:52
19. Galina Vinogradova 19:07 +2:31

Analysis:

  • Judith Wyder (1st overall, 10 leg wins) wins this leg in 2:54.
  • Judith Wyder (1st overall) is still in the lead (for 4 legs now) – gap increased with 0:11 to 0:23 to Catherine Taylor
  • Top runners losing significant time here: Galina Vinogradova (+0:51, 3rd biggest timeloss for Galina Vinogradova). Vinogradova simply does bad direction running here.

Detailed illustrations of interesting routes (click for bigger):


4: Mironova

4: Vinogradova

Leg 5

Woman A Final: 4-5 (Legtimes)

1. Svetlana Mironova 3:47 +0:00
2. Judith Wyder 3:50 +0:03
3. Tove Alexandersson 3:53 +0:06
4. Catherine Taylor 3:57 +0:10
5. Anastasia Tikhonova 3:58 +0:11
6. Galina Vinogradova 4:08 +0:21
7. Julia Gross 4:11 +0:24
8. Sarina Jenzer 4:15 +0:28
9. Ursula Kadan 4:16 +0:29
10. Rahel Friederich 4:18 +0:31
16. Signe Soes 4:28 +0:41
27. Lena Eliasson 4:44 +0:57
Woman A Final: 4-5 (Total times)

1. Judith Wyder 20:26 +0:00
2. Catherine Taylor 20:56 +0:30
3. Tove Alexandersson 21:23 +0:57
4. Svetlana Mironova 21:36 +1:10
5. Lena Eliasson 21:49 +1:23
6. Anastasia Tikhonova 21:56 +1:30
7. Signe Soes 21:57 +1:31
8. Eva Jureniková 22:39 +2:13
9. Alva Olsson 22:48 +2:22
10. Sofia Haajanen 22:51 +2:25
16. Galina Vinogradova 23:15 +2:49

Analysis:

  • No route choice here – but Lena Eliasson misses the control quite bad – and Søes seems to lose some time in the green in the middle of the leg,
  • Svetlana Mironova (2nd overall, 2 leg wins) wins this leg in 3:47.
  • Judith Wyder (1st overall) is still in the lead (for 5 legs now) – gap increased with 0:07 to 0:30 to Catherine Taylor
  • Top runners losing significant time here: Lena Eliasson (+0:57, 2nd biggest timeloss for Lena Eliasson), Signe Soes (+0:41, 3rd biggest timeloss for Signe Soes)

Detailed illustrations of interesting routes (click for bigger):


5: Eliasson

5: Soes

Leg 6

Woman A Final: 5-6 (Legtimes)

1. Judith Wyder 3:10 +0:00
2. Galina Vinogradova 3:15 +0:05
3. Signe Soes 3:18 +0:08
4. Lena Eliasson 3:22 +0:12
5. Eva Jureniková 3:24 +0:14
6. Sarina Jenzer 3:24 +0:14
7. Ines Brodmann 3:24 +0:14
8. Irina Nyberg 3:25 +0:15
9. Karolin Ohlsson 3:26 +0:16
10. Sofia Haajanen 3:27 +0:17
11. Svetlana Mironova 3:28 +0:18
12. Tove Alexandersson 3:29 +0:19
13. Catherine Taylor 3:30 +0:20
24. Anastasia Tikhonova 3:45 +0:35
Woman A Final: 5-6 (Total times)

1. Judith Wyder 23:36 +0:00
2. Catherine Taylor 24:26 +0:50
3. Tove Alexandersson 24:52 +1:16
4. Svetlana Mironova 25:04 +1:28
5. Lena Eliasson 25:11 +1:35
6. Signe Soes 25:15 +1:39
7. Anastasia Tikhonova 25:41 +2:05
8. Eva Jureniková 26:03 +2:27
9. Sofia Haajanen 26:18 +2:42
10. Sarina Jenzer 26:26 +2:50
12. Galina Vinogradova 26:30 +2:54

Analysis:

  • Judith Wyder (1st overall, 10 leg wins) wins this leg in 3:10.
  • Judith Wyder (1st overall) is still in the lead (for 6 legs now) – gap increased with 0:20 to 0:50 to Catherine Taylor
  • Top runners losing significant time here: Anastasia Tikhonova (+0:35, 3rd biggest timeloss for Anastasia Tikhonova). This looks like an investment in drinking for Tikhonova.

Detailed illustrations of interesting routes (click for bigger):


6: Tikhonova

Leg 7

Woman A Final: 6-7 (Legtimes)

1. Alva Olsson 7:20 +0:00
2. Judith Wyder 7:36 +0:16
3. Tove Alexandersson 7:37 +0:17
4. Ines Brodmann 7:37 +0:17
5. Anastasia Tikhonova 7:41 +0:21
6. Svetlana Mironova 7:50 +0:30
7. Galina Vinogradova 7:52 +0:32
8. Sarina Jenzer 7:53 +0:33
9. Lena Eliasson 7:56 +0:36
10. Sofia Haajanen 7:59 +0:39
14. Catherine Taylor 8:13 +0:53
36. Signe Soes 9:18 +1:58
Woman A Final: 6-7 (Total times)

1. Judith Wyder 31:12 +0:00
2. Tove Alexandersson 32:29 +1:17
3. Catherine Taylor 32:39 +1:27
4. Svetlana Mironova 32:54 +1:42
5. Lena Eliasson 33:07 +1:55
6. Anastasia Tikhonova 33:22 +2:10
7. Eva Jureniková 34:03 +2:51
8. Ines Brodmann 34:07 +2:55
9. Alva Olsson 34:16 +3:04
10. Sofia Haajanen 34:17 +3:05
12. Galina Vinogradova 34:22 +3:10
13. Signe Soes 34:33 +3:21

Analysis:

  • Some runners lose signigicant time on this leg – and it looks like it is due to taking very long detours because they are afraid of losing time when crossing fences. Going around to the left (Signe Søes) takes nearly 2 minutes extra – Catherine Taylor loses a minute by going right.
  • Alva Olsson (13th overall, 3 leg wins) wins this leg in 7:20.
  • Judith Wyder (1st overall) is still in the lead (for 7 legs now) – gap increased with 0:27 to 1:17 to Tove Alexandersson
  • Top runners losing significant time here: Signe Soes (+1:58, biggest timeloss for Signe Soes), Catherine Taylor (+0:53, 2nd biggest timeloss for Catherine Taylor), Lena Eliasson (+0:36, 4th biggest timeloss for Lena Eliasson), Galina Vinogradova (+0:32), Svetlana Mironova (+0:30, 2nd biggest timeloss for Svetlana Mironova)

Detailed illustrations of interesting routes (click for bigger):


7: Soes



7: Taylor

Leg 8

Woman A Final: 7-8 (Legtimes)

1. Lena Eliasson 1:24 +0:00
2. Galina Vinogradova 1:24 +0:00
3. Annika Rihma 1:25 +0:01
4. Alva Olsson 1:26 +0:02
5. Rahel Friederich 1:26 +0:02
6. Tove Alexandersson 1:27 +0:03
7. Catherine Taylor 1:27 +0:03
8. Svetlana Mironova 1:27 +0:03
9. Anastasia Tikhonova 1:27 +0:03
10. Signe Soes 1:27 +0:03
11. Judith Wyder 1:28 +0:04
Woman A Final: 7-8 (Total times)

1. Judith Wyder 32:40 +0:00
2. Tove Alexandersson 33:56 +1:16
3. Catherine Taylor 34:06 +1:26
4. Svetlana Mironova 34:21 +1:41
5. Lena Eliasson 34:31 +1:51
6. Anastasia Tikhonova 34:49 +2:09
7. Eva Jureniková 35:34 +2:54
8. Alva Olsson 35:42 +3:02
9. Ines Brodmann 35:43 +3:03
10. Sofia Haajanen 35:45 +3:05
11. Galina Vinogradova 35:46 +3:06
13. Signe Soes 36:00 +3:20

Analysis:

  • Lena Eliasson (12th overall, 1 leg wins) wins this leg in 1:24.
  • Judith Wyder (1st overall) is still in the lead (for 8 legs now) – gap reduced with 0:01 to 1:16 to Tove Alexandersson
  • No top runners lost significant time here
Leg 9

Woman A Final: 8-9 (Legtimes)

1. Annika Rihma 0:56 +0:00
2. Catherine Taylor 0:58 +0:02
3. Signe Soes 0:58 +0:02
4. Tove Alexandersson 1:00 +0:04
5. Alva Olsson 1:00 +0:04
6. Svetlana Mironova 1:01 +0:05
7. Julia Gross 1:01 +0:05
8. Michaela Omová 1:01 +0:05
9. Anastasia Tikhonova 1:02 +0:06
10. Eva Jureniková 1:02 +0:06
20. Judith Wyder 1:05 +0:09
21. Lena Eliasson 1:05 +0:09
22. Galina Vinogradova 1:06 +0:10
Woman A Final: 8-9 (Total times)

1. Judith Wyder 33:45 +0:00
2. Tove Alexandersson 34:56 +1:11
3. Catherine Taylor 35:04 +1:19
4. Svetlana Mironova 35:22 +1:37
5. Lena Eliasson 35:36 +1:51
6. Anastasia Tikhonova 35:51 +2:06
7. Eva Jureniková 36:36 +2:51
8. Alva Olsson 36:42 +2:57
9. Ines Brodmann 36:47 +3:02
10. Sofia Haajanen 36:47 +3:02
12. Galina Vinogradova 36:52 +3:07
13. Signe Soes 36:58 +3:13

Analysis:

  • Annika Rihma (15th overall, 1 leg wins) wins this leg in 0:56.
  • Judith Wyder (1st overall) is still in the lead (for 9 legs now) – gap reduced with 0:05 to 1:11 to Tove Alexandersson
  • No top runners lost significant time here
Leg 10

Woman A Final: 9-10 (Legtimes)

1. Tove Alexandersson 1:54 +0:00
2. Svetlana Mironova 1:55 +0:01
3. Julia Gross 1:56 +0:02
4. Anastasia Tikhonova 2:00 +0:06
5. Galina Vinogradova 2:01 +0:07
6. Céline Dodin 2:04 +0:10
7. Irina Nyberg 2:05 +0:11
8. Lena Eliasson 2:07 +0:13
9. Sofia Haajanen 2:07 +0:13
10. Rahel Friederich 2:07 +0:13
12. Signe Soes 2:08 +0:14
14. Judith Wyder 2:09 +0:15
15. Catherine Taylor 2:09 +0:15
Woman A Final: 9-10 (Total times)

1. Judith Wyder 35:54 +0:00
2. Tove Alexandersson 36:50 +0:56
3. Catherine Taylor 37:13 +1:19
4. Svetlana Mironova 37:17 +1:23
5. Lena Eliasson 37:43 +1:49
6. Anastasia Tikhonova 37:51 +1:57
7. Eva Jureniková 38:52 +2:58
8. Galina Vinogradova 38:53 +2:59
9. Sofia Haajanen 38:54 +3:00
10. Sarina Jenzer 38:59 +3:05
12. Signe Soes 39:06 +3:12

Analysis:

  • Tove Alexandersson (16th overall, 2 leg wins) wins this leg in 1:54.
  • Judith Wyder (1st overall) is still in the lead (for 10 legs now) – gap reduced with 0:15 to 0:56 to Tove Alexandersson
  • No top runners lost significant time here
Leg 11

Woman A Final: 10-11 (Legtimes)

1. Judith Wyder 2:11 +0:00
2. Signe Soes 2:13 +0:02
3. Annika Rihma 2:14 +0:03
4. Lena Eliasson 2:15 +0:04
5. Tove Alexandersson 2:17 +0:06
6. Alva Olsson 2:18 +0:07
7. Julia Gross 2:18 +0:07
8. Svetlana Mironova 2:19 +0:08
9. Tuulia Viberg 2:19 +0:08
10. Karolin Ohlsson 2:24 +0:13
11. Catherine Taylor 2:26 +0:15
12. Galina Vinogradova 2:26 +0:15
26. Anastasia Tikhonova 2:36 +0:25
Woman A Final: 10-11 (Total times)

1. Judith Wyder 38:05 +0:00
2. Tove Alexandersson 39:07 +1:02
3. Svetlana Mironova 39:36 +1:31
4. Catherine Taylor 39:39 +1:34
5. Lena Eliasson 39:58 +1:53
6. Anastasia Tikhonova 40:27 +2:22
7. Eva Jureniková 41:19 +3:14
8. Galina Vinogradova 41:19 +3:14
9. Signe Soes 41:19 +3:14
10. Sarina Jenzer 41:29 +3:24

Analysis:

  • Judith Wyder (1st overall, 10 leg wins) wins this leg in 2:11.
  • Judith Wyder (1st overall) is still in the lead (for 11 legs now) – gap increased with 0:06 to 1:02 to Tove Alexandersson
  • No top runners lost significant time here

Detailed illustrations of interesting routes (click for bigger):


11: Tikhonova

Leg 12

Woman A Final: 11-12 (Legtimes)

1. Judith Wyder 7:26 +0:00
2. Signe Soes 7:27 +0:01
3. Svetlana Mironova 7:33 +0:07
4. Lena Eliasson 7:34 +0:08
5. Alva Olsson 7:37 +0:11
6. Tove Alexandersson 7:38 +0:12
7. Anastasia Tikhonova 7:45 +0:19
8. Catherine Taylor 7:54 +0:28
9. Eva Jureniková 7:56 +0:30
10. Galina Vinogradova 8:07 +0:41
Woman A Final: 11-12 (Total times)

1. Judith Wyder 45:31 +0:00
2. Tove Alexandersson 46:45 +1:14
3. Svetlana Mironova 47:09 +1:38
4. Lena Eliasson 47:32 +2:01
5. Catherine Taylor 47:33 +2:02
6. Anastasia Tikhonova 48:12 +2:41
7. Signe Soes 48:46 +3:15
8. Eva Jureniková 49:15 +3:44
9. Galina Vinogradova 49:26 +3:55
10. Alva Olsson 49:36 +4:05

Analysis:

  • Straight is fastest on this leg – but some run quite long detours in order to use the path to the left (Taylor, Vinogradova). This loses them 30-40 seconds – which is quite much in this terrain.
  • Judith Wyder (1st overall, 10 leg wins) wins this leg in 7:26.
  • Judith Wyder (1st overall) is still in the lead (for 12 legs now) – gap increased with 0:12 to 1:14 to Tove Alexandersson
  • Top runners losing significant time here: Galina Vinogradova (+0:41, 4th biggest timeloss for Galina Vinogradova), Catherine Taylor (+0:28, 4th biggest timeloss for Catherine Taylor)

Detailed illustrations of interesting routes (click for bigger):


12: Taylor

12: Vinogradova

Leg 13

Woman A Final: 12-13 (Legtimes)

1. Judith Wyder 4:21 +0:00
2. Signe Soes 4:28 +0:07
3. Anastasia Tikhonova 4:30 +0:09
4. Galina Vinogradova 4:32 +0:11
5. Lena Eliasson 4:37 +0:16
6. Sarina Jenzer 4:40 +0:19
7. Tove Alexandersson 4:47 +0:26
8. Irina Nyberg 4:47 +0:26
9. Svetlana Mironova 4:50 +0:29
10. Julia Gross 4:50 +0:29
16. Catherine Taylor 5:02 +0:41
Woman A Final: 12-13 (Total times)

1. Judith Wyder 49:52 +0:00
2. Tove Alexandersson 51:32 +1:40
3. Svetlana Mironova 51:59 +2:07
4. Lena Eliasson 52:09 +2:17
5. Catherine Taylor 52:35 +2:43
6. Anastasia Tikhonova 52:42 +2:50
7. Signe Soes 53:14 +3:22
8. Galina Vinogradova 53:58 +4:06
9. Eva Jureniková 54:24 +4:32
10. Sarina Jenzer 54:24 +4:32

Analysis:

  • Not a real route choice leg – rather bad direction running which costs some runners some time.
  • Judith Wyder (1st overall, 10 leg wins) wins this leg in 4:21.
  • Judith Wyder (1st overall) is still in the lead (for 13 legs now) – gap increased with 0:26 to 1:40 to Tove Alexandersson
  • Top runners losing significant time here: Catherine Taylor (+0:41, 3rd biggest timeloss for Catherine Taylor), Svetlana Mironova (+0:29, 3rd biggest timeloss for Svetlana Mironova), Tove Alexandersson (+0:26)

Detailed illustrations of interesting routes (click for bigger):


13: Mironova

13: Taylor

Leg 14

Woman A Final: 13-14 (Legtimes)

1. Galina Vinogradova 3:07 +0:00
2. Judith Wyder 3:11 +0:04
3. Signe Soes 3:11 +0:04
4. Svetlana Mironova 3:12 +0:05
5. Sarina Jenzer 3:14 +0:07
6. Alva Olsson 3:14 +0:07
7. Rahel Friederich 3:16 +0:09
8. Catherine Taylor 3:17 +0:10
9. Annika Rihma 3:20 +0:13
10. Tessa Hill 3:21 +0:14
38. Anastasia Tikhonova 4:16 +1:09
45. Tove Alexandersson 6:16 +3:09
46. Lena Eliasson 6:43 +3:36
Woman A Final: 13-14 (Total times)

1. Judith Wyder 53:03 +0:00
2. Svetlana Mironova 55:11 +2:08
3. Catherine Taylor 55:52 +2:49
4. Signe Soes 56:25 +3:22
5. Anastasia Tikhonova 56:58 +3:55
6. Galina Vinogradova 57:05 +4:02
7. Sarina Jenzer 57:38 +4:35
8. Alva Olsson 57:41 +4:38
9. Tove Alexandersson 57:48 +4:45
10. Eva Jureniková 58:02 +4:59
12. Lena Eliasson 58:52 +5:49

Analysis:

  • This must have been a very tricky leg – at least  both Eliasson and Alexandersson lose the chance to win here; Eliasson 3:36 lost, Alexandersson 3:09 lost. Again this is not a route choice leg.
  • Galina Vinogradova (5th overall, 2 leg wins) wins this leg in 3:07.
  • Judith Wyder (1st overall) is still in the lead (for 14 legs now) – gap increased with 0:28 to 2:08 to Svetlana Mironova
  • Top runners losing significant time here: Lena Eliasson (+3:36, biggest timeloss for Lena Eliasson), Tove Alexandersson (+3:09, 2nd biggest timeloss for Tove Alexandersson), Anastasia Tikhonova (+1:09, biggest timeloss for Anastasia Tikhonova)

Detailed illustrations of interesting routes (click for bigger):


14: Alexandersson

14: Eliasson

14: Tikhonova

Leg 15

Woman A Final: 14-15 (Legtimes)

1. Anastasia Tikhonova 1:52 +0:00
2. Lena Eliasson 1:55 +0:03
3. Irina Nyberg 1:55 +0:03
4. Tessa Hill 1:57 +0:05
5. Svetlana Mironova 1:59 +0:07
6. Signe Soes 2:00 +0:08
7. Galina Vinogradova 2:00 +0:08
8. Sarina Jenzer 2:00 +0:08
9. Rahel Friederich 2:01 +0:09
10. Tove Alexandersson 2:03 +0:11
16. Catherine Taylor 2:06 +0:14
30. Judith Wyder 2:17 +0:25
Woman A Final: 14-15 (Total times)

1. Judith Wyder 55:20 +0:00
2. Svetlana Mironova 57:10 +1:50
3. Catherine Taylor 57:58 +2:38
4. Signe Soes 58:25 +3:05
5. Anastasia Tikhonova 58:50 +3:30
6. Galina Vinogradova 59:05 +3:45
7. Sarina Jenzer 59:38 +4:18
8. Tove Alexandersson 59:51 +4:31
9. Eva Jureniková 60:05 +4:45
10. Julia Gross 60:45 +5:25
11. Lena Eliasson 60:47 +5:27

Analysis:

  • Anastasia Tikhonova (4th overall, 3 leg wins) wins this leg in 1:52.
  • Judith Wyder (1st overall) is still in the lead (for 15 legs now) – gap reduced with 0:18 to 1:50 to Svetlana Mironova
  • No top runners lost significant time here

Detailed illustrations of interesting routes (click for bigger):


15: Wyder

Leg 16

Woman A Final: 15-16 (Legtimes)

1. Anastasia Tikhonova 1:42 +0:00
2. Tove Alexandersson 1:46 +0:04
3. Judith Wyder 1:47 +0:05
4. Galina Vinogradova 1:47 +0:05
5. Alva Olsson 1:49 +0:07
6. Svetlana Mironova 1:51 +0:09
7. Signe Soes 1:51 +0:09
8. Céline Dodin 1:51 +0:09
9. Eva Jureniková 1:52 +0:10
10. Annika Rihma 1:56 +0:14
13. Catherine Taylor 1:57 +0:15
17. Lena Eliasson 1:58 +0:16
Woman A Final: 15-16 (Total times)

1. Judith Wyder 57:07 +0:00
2. Svetlana Mironova 59:01 +1:54
3. Catherine Taylor 59:55 +2:48
4. Signe Soes 60:16 +3:09
5. Anastasia Tikhonova 60:32 +3:25
6. Galina Vinogradova 60:52 +3:45
7. Tove Alexandersson 61:37 +4:30
8. Sarina Jenzer 61:52 +4:45
9. Eva Jureniková 61:57 +4:50
10. Lena Eliasson 62:45 +5:38

Analysis:

  • Anastasia Tikhonova (4th overall, 3 leg wins) wins this leg in 1:42.
  • Judith Wyder (1st overall) is still in the lead (for 16 legs now) – gap increased with 0:04 to 1:54 to Svetlana Mironova
  • No top runners lost significant time here
Leg 17

Woman A Final: 16-17 (Legtimes)

1. Judith Wyder 0:41 +0:00
2. Tove Alexandersson 0:41 +0:00
3. Alva Olsson 0:41 +0:00
4. Tuulia Viberg 0:41 +0:00
5. Svetlana Mironova 0:42 +0:01
6. Anastasia Tikhonova 0:42 +0:01
7. Galina Vinogradova 0:42 +0:01
8. Lena Eliasson 0:42 +0:01
9. Catherine Taylor 0:43 +0:02
10. Annika Rihma 0:43 +0:02
11. Signe Soes 0:44 +0:03
Woman A Final: 16-17 (Total times)

1. Judith Wyder 57:48 +0:00
2. Svetlana Mironova 59:43 +1:55
3. Catherine Taylor 60:38 +2:50
4. Signe Soes 61:00 +3:12
5. Anastasia Tikhonova 61:14 +3:26
6. Galina Vinogradova 61:34 +3:46
7. Tove Alexandersson 62:18 +4:30
8. Sarina Jenzer 62:38 +4:50
9. Eva Jureniková 62:41 +4:53
10. Lena Eliasson 63:27 +5:39

Analysis:

  • Judith Wyder (1st overall, 10 leg wins) wins this leg in 0:41.
  • Judith Wyder (1st overall) is still in the lead (for 17 legs now) – gap increased with 0:01 to 1:55 to Svetlana Mironova
  • No top runners lost significant time here
Leg 18

Woman A Final: 17-18 (Legtimes)

1. Judith Wyder 3:17 +0:00
2. Tessa Hill 3:17 +0:00
3. Signe Soes 3:20 +0:03
4. Galina Vinogradova 3:22 +0:05
5. Tove Alexandersson 3:24 +0:07
6. Anastasia Tikhonova 3:25 +0:08
7. Lena Eliasson 3:27 +0:10
8. Alva Olsson 3:30 +0:13
9. Rahel Friederich 3:33 +0:16
10. Annika Rihma 3:33 +0:16
12. Catherine Taylor 3:37 +0:20
19. Svetlana Mironova 3:43 +0:26
Woman A Final: 17-18 (Total times)

1. Judith Wyder 61:05 +0:00
2. Svetlana Mironova 63:26 +2:21
3. Catherine Taylor 64:15 +3:10
4. Signe Soes 64:20 +3:15
5. Anastasia Tikhonova 64:39 +3:34
6. Galina Vinogradova 64:56 +3:51
7. Tove Alexandersson 65:42 +4:37
8. Eva Jureniková 66:19 +5:14
9. Sarina Jenzer 66:22 +5:17
10. Lena Eliasson 66:54 +5:49

Analysis:

  • Judith Wyder (1st overall, 10 leg wins) wins this leg in 3:17.
  • Judith Wyder (1st overall) is still in the lead (for 18 legs now) – gap increased with 0:26 to 2:21 to Svetlana Mironova
  • Top runners losing significant time here: Svetlana Mironova (+0:26, 4th biggest timeloss for Svetlana Mironova)

Detailed illustrations of interesting routes (click for bigger):


18: Mironova

18: Taylor

Leg 19

Woman A Final: 18-19 (Legtimes)

1. Judith Wyder 2:31 +0:00
2. Signe Soes 2:36 +0:05
3. Rahel Friederich 2:45 +0:14
4. Svetlana Mironova 2:48 +0:17
5. Sarina Jenzer 2:48 +0:17
6. Julia Gross 2:50 +0:19
7. Irina Nyberg 2:50 +0:19
8. Anastasia Tikhonova 2:51 +0:20
9. Galina Vinogradova 2:52 +0:21
10. Tove Alexandersson 2:53 +0:22
19. Lena Eliasson 3:07 +0:36
32. Catherine Taylor 3:30 +0:59
Woman A Final: 18-19 (Total times)

1. Judith Wyder 63:36 +0:00
2. Svetlana Mironova 66:14 +2:38
3. Signe Soes 66:56 +3:20
4. Anastasia Tikhonova 67:30 +3:54
5. Catherine Taylor 67:45 +4:09
6. Galina Vinogradova 67:48 +4:12
7. Tove Alexandersson 68:35 +4:59
8. Sarina Jenzer 69:10 +5:34
9. Eva Jureniková 69:14 +5:38
10. Lena Eliasson 70:01 +6:25

Analysis:

  • Judith Wyder (1st overall, 10 leg wins) wins this leg in 2:31.
  • Judith Wyder (1st overall) is still in the lead (for 19 legs now) – gap increased with 0:17 to 2:38 to Svetlana Mironova
  • Top runners losing significant time here: Catherine Taylor (+0:59, biggest timeloss for Catherine Taylor), Lena Eliasson (+0:36, 4th biggest timeloss for Lena Eliasson)

Detailed illustrations of interesting routes (click for bigger):


19: Eliasson

19: Taylor

Leg 20

Woman A Final: 19-20 (Legtimes)

1. Catherine Taylor 1:17 +0:00
2. Kamilla Olaussen 1:18 +0:01
3. Tove Alexandersson 1:19 +0:02
4. Kerstin Uiboupin 1:19 +0:02
5. Iveta Duchová 1:23 +0:06
6. Lenka Poklopová 1:23 +0:06
7. Carlotta Scalet 1:23 +0:06
8. Emily Kemp 1:24 +0:07
9. Sarina Jenzer 1:25 +0:08
10. Saila Kinni 1:25 +0:08
14. Lena Eliasson 1:28 +0:11
19. Svetlana Mironova 1:32 +0:15
20. Anastasia Tikhonova 1:32 +0:15
42. Galina Vinogradova 2:08 +0:51
49. Signe Soes 2:53 +1:36
50. Judith Wyder 3:07 +1:50
Woman A Final: 19-20 (Total times)

1. Judith Wyder 66:43 +0:00
2. Svetlana Mironova 67:46 +1:03
3. Anastasia Tikhonova 69:02 +2:19
4. Catherine Taylor 69:02 +2:19
5. Signe Soes 69:49 +3:06
6. Tove Alexandersson 69:54 +3:11
7. Galina Vinogradova 69:56 +3:13
8. Sarina Jenzer 70:35 +3:52
9. Eva Jureniková 70:56 +4:13
10. Lena Eliasson 71:29 +4:46

Analysis:

  • This is were Wyder could have lost the race – but with a nearly 3 minute lead the Swiss could afford a 2 minute time loss towards the end of the race. This is simply a mistake within the control ring.
  • Catherine Taylor (3rd overall, 2 leg wins) wins this leg in 1:17.
  • Judith Wyder (1st overall) is still in the lead (for 20 legs now) – gap reduced with 1:35 to 1:03 to Svetlana Mironova
  • Top runners losing significant time here: Judith Wyder (+1:50, biggest timeloss for Judith Wyder), Signe Soes (+1:36, 2nd biggest timeloss for Signe Soes), Galina Vinogradova (+0:51, 3rd biggest timeloss for Galina Vinogradova)

Detailed illustrations of interesting routes (click for bigger):


20: Wyder

Leg 21

Woman A Final: 20-21 (Legtimes)

1. Alva Olsson 0:58 +0:00
2. Signe Soes 1:02 +0:04
3. Galina Vinogradova 1:02 +0:04
4. Sarina Jenzer 1:02 +0:04
5. Catherine Taylor 1:03 +0:05
6. Irina Nyberg 1:03 +0:05
7. Svetlana Mironova 1:04 +0:06
8. Sofia Haajanen 1:04 +0:06
9. Jana Knapová 1:04 +0:06
10. Bettina Aebi 1:05 +0:07
11. Judith Wyder 1:06 +0:08
39. Anastasia Tikhonova 1:18 +0:20
46. Lena Eliasson 1:24 +0:26
50. Tove Alexandersson 5:09 +4:11
Woman A Final: 20-21 (Total times)

1. Judith Wyder 67:49 +0:00
2. Svetlana Mironova 68:50 +1:01
3. Catherine Taylor 70:05 +2:16
4. Anastasia Tikhonova 70:20 +2:31
5. Signe Soes 70:51 +3:02
6. Galina Vinogradova 70:58 +3:09
7. Sarina Jenzer 71:37 +3:48
8. Eva Jureniková 72:04 +4:15
9. Julia Gross 72:50 +5:01
10. Lena Eliasson 72:53 +5:04
16. Tove Alexandersson 75:03 +7:14

Analysis:

  • Another big mistake for Tove Alexandersson – not attacking the control safely enough. Interesting to see how Eliasson misses here also (although the mistake is quite small).
  • Alva Olsson (13th overall, 3 leg wins) wins this leg in 0:58.
  • Judith Wyder (1st overall) is still in the lead (for 21 legs now) – gap reduced with 0:02 to 1:01 to Svetlana Mironova
  • Top runners losing significant time here: Tove Alexandersson (+4:11, biggest timeloss for Tove Alexandersson), Lena Eliasson (+0:26)

Detailed illustrations of interesting routes (click for bigger):


21: Alexandersson

21: Eliasson

Leg 22

Woman A Final: 21-22 (Legtimes)

1. Judith Wyder 1:43 +0:00
2. Galina Vinogradova 1:47 +0:04
3. Irina Nyberg 1:50 +0:07
4. Sarina Jenzer 1:51 +0:08
5. Catherine Taylor 1:52 +0:09
6. Signe Soes 1:52 +0:09
7. Alva Olsson 1:53 +0:10
8. Céline Dodin 1:54 +0:11
9. Ines Brodmann 1:57 +0:14
10. Fanni Gyurko 1:58 +0:15
11. Anastasia Tikhonova 2:00 +0:17
26. Svetlana Mironova 2:08 +0:25
29. Tove Alexandersson 2:09 +0:26
30. Lena Eliasson 2:11 +0:28
Woman A Final: 21-22 (Total times)

1. Judith Wyder 69:32 +0:00
2. Svetlana Mironova 70:58 +1:26
3. Catherine Taylor 71:57 +2:25
4. Anastasia Tikhonova 72:20 +2:48
5. Signe Soes 72:43 +3:11
6. Galina Vinogradova 72:45 +3:13
7. Sarina Jenzer 73:28 +3:56
8. Eva Jureniková 74:16 +4:44
9. Julia Gross 74:52 +5:20
10. Sofia Haajanen 74:58 +5:26
12. Lena Eliasson 75:04 +5:32
16. Tove Alexandersson 77:12 +7:40

Analysis:

  • Judith Wyder (1st overall, 10 leg wins) wins this leg in 1:43.
  • Judith Wyder (1st overall) is still in the lead (for 22 legs now) – gap increased with 0:25 to 1:26 to Svetlana Mironova
  • Top runners losing significant time here: Lena Eliasson (+0:28), Tove Alexandersson (+0:26)

Detailed illustrations of interesting routes (click for bigger):


22: Eliasson

22: Mironova

EOC Long Men 2014: Why did the winners win?

Posted by Jan Kocbach, 17 Apr 2014@5:00

[Updated with Performance Index+more analysis] The EOC Long distance 2014 in Portugal did not offer too many route choice challenges – the race was more about avoiding loosing a few seconds here and a few seconds there than about taking the optimal route choices.

Daniel Hubmann has only four legs where he looses more than 20 seconds to the best split time

Below is a quick analysis of why the medal winners were the best at the end of the day – and where they managed to set themselves apart from the other athletes. The analysis is done leg by leg – and for each leg where the medalists or top favourites did mistakes of more then 15-20 seconds, a GPS-comparison is shown with the best athlete on this leg (based on the ones running with GPS). Split times used are real split times from the timing system; i.e. not GPS split-times. A split time table and a current standing is provided for each leg.

Looking at the split times of the medalists, these are very strong races from all of them. Daniel Hubmann has only four legs where he looses more than 20 seconds to the best split time – his one minute mistake at control 4 being the biggest mistake. Lundanes has also only 4 legs with 20 seconds or more time loss to the best – and his biggest time loss to the best split on a single control is 37 seconds.

Performance Index

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Fredrik Johansson had a significant part of his race which was truly outstanding

Those who are used to reading Performance Index graphs, will agree that this is one of the best ways to understand who had a real potential of  winning a race. Looking at the Performance Index curves for this race (click above illustration for larger) can see that Fredrik Johansson had a significant part of his race which was truly outstanding (green dotted line) – however the Swede had a very variable race with too many quite poor legs with performance index well below 100%.

The next athletes to remark are Daniel Hubmann and Fabian Hertner. Their average level is actually very similar in this race (around 102-103%) – however Hubmann has one section of his performance curve above 105% – and also the tail placed closer to 100%. Thus Hubmann’s has some exceptional legs (which Hertner does not have), and his “bad” legs are not that bad (except for the one, bug mistake which goes outside the graph to the left).

It is also interesting to look at Olav Lundanes. Lundanes is the one of the top runners who made the most stable race – but his average performance index level is actually below 100%. He also has a flatter section above 102%, though – but still his average level in this kind of terrain at this day is significantly below the other three + Tranchand. Lundanes’ medal is saved by having a very stable race – it surely looks like Lundanes runs the best race of all the Top 5 compared to his potential on the day.

The last runner included in the chart above is Frederic Tranchand. Like Johansson, Tranchand runs an unstable race – but with very good performance when at his best (although slightly below Johansson – more on the level of Hubmann/Hertner). Tranchand definitely has potential for a medal – but needs more stability.

Note! A similar analysis for the women class will follow later this week.

Men A Final: S-1

1: D Hubmann

1: Johansson

1: Lundanes

The leg to the first control was actually one of the most decisive route choice legs on the whole course. The best option here was to go left like more than 70% of the runners with GPS. Tranchand has a very fast start of the race, and is fastest with 5:08. Note that both Hubmann and Lundanes take the best route choice but are slow starters this day; Lundanes looses 0:20 and Hubmann 0:29.

One of the runners taking the wrong route is Fredrik Johansson – the eventual bronze medalist. By running right you don’t get the good runnability on the big path – and you also loose time when crossing the fence.

Men A Final: S-1 (Legtimes)

1. Fr?d?ric Tranchand 5:08 +0:00
2. Matthias Kyburz 5:13 +0:05
3. Fabian Hertner 5:20 +0:12
4. Fredric Portin 5:20 +0:12
5. Timo Sild 5:27 +0:19
6. Olav Lundanes 5:28 +0:20
7. Emil Svensk 5:31 +0:23
8. Baptiste Rollier 5:32 +0:24
9. Jani Lakanen 5:32 +0:24
10. William Lind 5:32 +0:24
12. Daniel Hubmann 5:37 +0:29
33. Fredrik Johansson 5:54 +0:46
Men A Final: S-1 (Total times)

1. Fr?d?ric Tranchand 5:08 +0:00
2. Matthias Kyburz 5:13 +0:05
3. Fabian Hertner 5:20 +0:12
4. Fredric Portin 5:20 +0:12
5. Timo Sild 5:27 +0:19
6. Olav Lundanes 5:28 +0:20
7. Emil Svensk 5:31 +0:23
8. Baptiste Rollier 5:32 +0:24
9. Jani Lakanen 5:32 +0:24
10. William Lind 5:32 +0:24
12. Daniel Hubmann 5:37 +0:29
33. Fredrik Johansson 5:54 +0:46
Men A Final: 1-2

No big time differences for leg 2. This leg – and other legs with small time differences are not shown in the folllowing.

Men A Final: 1-2 (Legtimes)

1. Matthias Kyburz 3:20 +0:00
2. William Lind 3:22 +0:02
3. Fredrik Johansson 3:22 +0:02
4. Baptiste Rollier 3:23 +0:03
5. Emil Svensk 3:26 +0:06
6. Oskar Sjoberg 3:26 +0:06
7. Edgars Bertuks 3:30 +0:10
8. Fr?d?ric Tranchand 3:31 +0:11
9. Pawlak Bartosz 3:31 +0:11
10. Pasi Ikonen 3:31 +0:11
11. Olav Lundanes 3:32 +0:12
12. Daniel Hubmann 3:33 +0:13
14. Fabian Hertner 3:34 +0:14
Men A Final: 1-2 (Total times)

1. Matthias Kyburz 8:33 +0:00
2. Fr?d?ric Tranchand 8:39 +0:06
3. Fabian Hertner 8:54 +0:21
4. William Lind 8:54 +0:21
5. Baptiste Rollier 8:55 +0:22
6. Emil Svensk 8:57 +0:24
7. Olav Lundanes 9:00 +0:27
8. Oskar Sjoberg 9:02 +0:29
9. Fredric Portin 9:05 +0:32
10. Jani Lakanen 9:08 +0:35
11. Daniel Hubmann 9:10 +0:37
17. Fredrik Johansson 9:16 +0:43
Men A Final: 2-3
Men A Final: 2-3 (Legtimes)

1. Fr?d?ric Tranchand 0:43 +0:00
2. Olav Lundanes 0:43 +0:00
3. Daniel Hubmann 0:43 +0:00
4. Fredrik Johansson 0:43 +0:00
5. Matthias Kyburz 0:44 +0:01
6. Fabian Hertner 0:44 +0:01
7. William Lind 0:44 +0:01
8. Emil Svensk 0:44 +0:01
9. Edgars Bertuks 0:44 +0:01
10. Valentin Novikov 0:44 +0:01
Men A Final: 2-3 (Total times)

1. Matthias Kyburz 9:17 +0:00
2. Fr?d?ric Tranchand 9:22 +0:05
3. Fabian Hertner 9:38 +0:21
4. William Lind 9:38 +0:21
5. Baptiste Rollier 9:40 +0:23
6. Emil Svensk 9:41 +0:24
7. Olav Lundanes 9:43 +0:26
8. Oskar Sjoberg 9:48 +0:31
9. Fredric Portin 9:51 +0:34
10. Daniel Hubmann 9:53 +0:36
14. Fredrik Johansson 9:59 +0:42
Men A Final: 3-4

4: D Hubmann

4: Lundanes

Leg 4 is the only mistake of Daniel Hubmann – here he looses more than a minute after a mistake in the control circle. This was actually one of the largest control point mistakes by the men fighting for a Top 6 position. Hubmann later said that this mistake is what woke him up – and made him ready for the challenges meeting him later in the course.

Note that Hubmann is now already 1:32 behind Matthias Kyburz who is in the lead after several good legs.

Men A Final: 3-4 (Legtimes)

1. Fredrik Johansson 6:49 +0:00
2. Fabian Hertner 6:58 +0:09
3. William Lind 6:58 +0:09
4. Matthias Kyburz 7:01 +0:12
5. Fr?d?ric Tranchand 7:02 +0:13
6. Olav Lundanes 7:07 +0:18
7. Oskar Sjoberg 7:10 +0:21
8. Jani Lakanen 7:10 +0:21
9. Edgars Bertuks 7:11 +0:22
10. Pasi Ikonen 7:11 +0:22
34. Daniel Hubmann 7:57 +1:08
Men A Final: 3-4 (Total times)

1. Matthias Kyburz 16:18 +0:00
2. Fr?d?ric Tranchand 16:24 +0:06
3. Fabian Hertner 16:36 +0:18
4. William Lind 16:36 +0:18
5. Fredrik Johansson 16:48 +0:30
6. Olav Lundanes 16:50 +0:32
7. Baptiste Rollier 16:54 +0:36
8. Oskar Sjoberg 16:58 +0:40
9. Jani Lakanen 17:04 +0:46
10. Edgars Bertuks 17:05 +0:47
22. Daniel Hubmann 17:50 +1:32
Men A Final: 4-5
Men A Final: 4-5 (Legtimes)

1. Fr?d?ric Tranchand 2:32 +0:00
2. Fabian Hertner 2:33 +0:01
3. Olav Lundanes 2:34 +0:02
4. Valentin Novikov 2:37 +0:05
5. Fredrik Johansson 2:38 +0:06
6. Gernot Kerschbaumer 2:38 +0:06
7. Filip Dahlgren 2:38 +0:06
8. Jani Lakanen 2:40 +0:08
9. Magne Daehli 2:40 +0:08
10. Marten Bostrom 2:41 +0:09
12. Daniel Hubmann 2:42 +0:10
13. William Lind 2:43 +0:11
18. Matthias Kyburz 2:47 +0:15
Men A Final: 4-5 (Total times)

1. Fr?d?ric Tranchand 18:56 +0:00
2. Matthias Kyburz 19:05 +0:09
3. Fabian Hertner 19:09 +0:13
4. William Lind 19:19 +0:23
5. Olav Lundanes 19:24 +0:28
6. Fredrik Johansson 19:26 +0:30
7. Baptiste Rollier 19:37 +0:41
8. Jani Lakanen 19:44 +0:48
9. Oskar Sjoberg 19:48 +0:52
10. Valentin Novikov 19:54 +0:58
20. Daniel Hubmann 20:32 +1:36
Men A Final: 5-6

6: D Hubmann

6: Hertner

6: Lind

6: Lundanes

Leg 6 is another leg with a small route choice challenge for the runners. The difference between the optimal route (slight left, using the path system) and the more straight/right variant, is only some seconds. Both Lundanes and Hubmann go right – both loosing time to Johansson who runs a fantastic leg going left. Johansson actually wins this leg with 12 seconds to Tranchand. Tranchand has a good period – now leading the race ahead of Kyburz.

Men A Final: 5-6 (Legtimes)

1. Fredrik Johansson 7:46 +0:00
2. Fr?d?ric Tranchand 7:58 +0:12
3. Matthias Kyburz 8:00 +0:14
4. Daniel Hubmann 8:05 +0:19
5. Philippe Adamski 8:14 +0:28
6. William Lind 8:15 +0:29
7. Oskar Sjoberg 8:18 +0:32
8. Edgars Bertuks 8:18 +0:32
9. Olav Lundanes 8:20 +0:34
10. Pasi Ikonen 8:24 +0:38
22. Fabian Hertner 8:35 +0:49
Men A Final: 5-6 (Total times)

1. Fr?d?ric Tranchand 26:54 +0:00
2. Matthias Kyburz 27:05 +0:11
3. Fredrik Johansson 27:12 +0:18
4. William Lind 27:34 +0:40
5. Fabian Hertner 27:44 +0:50
6. Olav Lundanes 27:44 +0:50
7. Oskar Sjoberg 28:06 +1:12
8. Baptiste Rollier 28:11 +1:17
9. Jani Lakanen 28:18 +1:24
10. Pasi Ikonen 28:23 +1:29
13. Daniel Hubmann 28:37 +1:43
Men A Final: 6-7

7: Tranchand

Tranchand is maybe running too fast – at least the French sprint specialist makes a 20 second mistake at the rather easy control 7.

Men A Final: 6-7 (Legtimes)

1. Rune Olsen 1:31 +0:00
2. Pawlak Bartosz 1:36 +0:05
3. Fredrik Johansson 1:39 +0:08
4. Daniel Hubmann 1:40 +0:09
5. Filip Dahlgren 1:40 +0:09
6. Zsolt Lenkei 1:40 +0:09
7. Timo Sild 1:40 +0:09
8. Denys Shcherbakov 1:40 +0:09
9. William Lind 1:41 +0:10
10. Olav Lundanes 1:41 +0:10
13. Matthias Kyburz 1:42 +0:11
14. Fabian Hertner 1:42 +0:11
44. Fr?d?ric Tranchand 1:54 +0:23
Men A Final: 6-7 (Total times)

1. Matthias Kyburz 28:47 +0:00
2. Fr?d?ric Tranchand 28:48 +0:01
3. Fredrik Johansson 28:51 +0:04
4. William Lind 29:15 +0:28
5. Olav Lundanes 29:25 +0:38
6. Fabian Hertner 29:26 +0:39
7. Oskar Sjoberg 29:51 +1:04
8. Baptiste Rollier 29:53 +1:06
9. Jani Lakanen 30:00 +1:13
10. Pasi Ikonen 30:08 +1:21
12. Daniel Hubmann 30:17 +1:30
Men A Final: 7-8
Men A Final: 7-8 (Legtimes)

1. Fr?d?ric Tranchand 1:04 +0:00
2. William Lind 1:11 +0:07
3. Oskar Sjoberg 1:11 +0:07
4. Fredrik Johansson 1:12 +0:08
5. Marten Bostrom 1:12 +0:08
6. Fabian Hertner 1:13 +0:09
7. Daniel Hubmann 1:13 +0:09
8. Graham Gristwood 1:13 +0:09
9. Magne Daehli 1:13 +0:09
10. Rune Olsen 1:13 +0:09
13. Matthias Kyburz 1:15 +0:11
14. Olav Lundanes 1:15 +0:11
Men A Final: 7-8 (Total times)

1. Fr?d?ric Tranchand 29:52 +0:00
2. Matthias Kyburz 30:02 +0:10
3. Fredrik Johansson 30:03 +0:11
4. William Lind 30:26 +0:34
5. Fabian Hertner 30:39 +0:47
6. Olav Lundanes 30:40 +0:48
7. Oskar Sjoberg 31:02 +1:10
8. Baptiste Rollier 31:10 +1:18
9. Jani Lakanen 31:16 +1:24
10. Pasi Ikonen 31:24 +1:32
12. Daniel Hubmann 31:30 +1:38
Men A Final: 8-9

9: Johansson

At control 9 it is Johansson’s time to loose time – 15 seconds lost to Tranchand on this leg.

Men A Final: 8-9 (Legtimes)

1. Fr?d?ric Tranchand 1:20 +0:00
2. Fabian Hertner 1:24 +0:04
3. Matthias Kyburz 1:25 +0:05
4. Oskar Sjoberg 1:26 +0:06
5. Philippe Adamski 1:26 +0:06
6. Marten Bostrom 1:26 +0:06
7. William Lind 1:28 +0:08
8. Pasi Ikonen 1:28 +0:08
9. Baptiste Rollier 1:29 +0:09
10. Jani Lakanen 1:29 +0:09
18. Olav Lundanes 1:30 +0:10
33. Daniel Hubmann 1:33 +0:13
38. Fredrik Johansson 1:35 +0:15
Men A Final: 8-9 (Total times)

1. Fr?d?ric Tranchand 31:12 +0:00
2. Matthias Kyburz 31:27 +0:15
3. Fredrik Johansson 31:38 +0:26
4. William Lind 31:54 +0:42
5. Fabian Hertner 32:03 +0:51
6. Olav Lundanes 32:10 +0:58
7. Oskar Sjoberg 32:28 +1:16
8. Baptiste Rollier 32:39 +1:27
9. Jani Lakanen 32:45 +1:33
10. Philippe Adamski 32:50 +1:38
13. Daniel Hubmann 33:03 +1:51
Men A Final: 9-10
Men A Final: 9-10 (Legtimes)

1. Daniel Hubmann 0:47 +0:00
2. Anton Ostlin 0:47 +0:00
3. Fr?d?ric Tranchand 0:48 +0:01
4. Olav Lundanes 0:50 +0:03
5. Oskar Sjoberg 0:50 +0:03
6. Graham Gristwood 0:50 +0:03
7. Fredric Portin 0:50 +0:03
8. Fredrik Johansson 0:51 +0:04
9. Jani Lakanen 0:51 +0:04
10. Edgars Bertuks 0:51 +0:04
16. Matthias Kyburz 0:52 +0:05
17. Fabian Hertner 0:53 +0:06
33. William Lind 0:57 +0:10
Men A Final: 9-10 (Total times)

1. Fr?d?ric Tranchand 32:00 +0:00
2. Matthias Kyburz 32:19 +0:19
3. Fredrik Johansson 32:29 +0:29
4. William Lind 32:51 +0:51
5. Fabian Hertner 32:56 +0:56
6. Olav Lundanes 33:00 +1:00
7. Oskar Sjoberg 33:18 +1:18
8. Baptiste Rollier 33:33 +1:33
9. Jani Lakanen 33:36 +1:36
10. Philippe Adamski 33:43 +1:43
12. Daniel Hubmann 33:50 +1:50
Men A Final: 10-11
Men A Final: 10-11 (Legtimes)

1. Fr?d?ric Tranchand 0:38 +0:00
2. Daniel Hubmann 0:40 +0:02
3. Matthias Kyburz 0:41 +0:03
4. Jani Lakanen 0:41 +0:03
5. Philippe Adamski 0:41 +0:03
6. Marten Bostrom 0:41 +0:03
7. Anton Ostlin 0:41 +0:03
8. Magne Daehli 0:42 +0:04
9. Jon Aukrust Osmoen 0:42 +0:04
10. Fredrik Johansson 0:43 +0:05
11. Olav Lundanes 0:43 +0:05
20. William Lind 0:44 +0:06
40. Fabian Hertner 0:49 +0:11
Men A Final: 10-11 (Total times)

1. Fr?d?ric Tranchand 32:38 +0:00
2. Matthias Kyburz 33:00 +0:22
3. Fredrik Johansson 33:12 +0:34
4. William Lind 33:35 +0:57
5. Olav Lundanes 33:43 +1:05
6. Fabian Hertner 33:45 +1:07
7. Oskar Sjoberg 34:01 +1:23
8. Baptiste Rollier 34:16 +1:38
9. Jani Lakanen 34:17 +1:39
10. Philippe Adamski 34:24 +1:46
12. Daniel Hubmann 34:30 +1:52
Men A Final: 11-12

12: D Hubmann

12: Kyburz

12: Lundanes

Leg 12 is another very strong leg by Johansson. Tranchand runs also very well on this leg, and his lead is now up to 31 seconds with Johansson in 2nd. Lundanes is down in 6th at 1:17. Lundanes in 9th at 2:00.

Men A Final: 11-12 (Legtimes)

1. Fredrik Johansson 4:35 +0:00
2. Fr?d?ric Tranchand 4:38 +0:03
3. Ionut Alin Zinca 4:42 +0:07
4. Fabian Hertner 4:43 +0:08
5. William Lind 4:45 +0:10
6. Daniel Hubmann 4:46 +0:11
7. Filip Dahlgren 4:46 +0:11
8. Oleksandr Kratov 4:49 +0:14
9. Timo Sild 4:49 +0:14
10. Olav Lundanes 4:50 +0:15
20. Matthias Kyburz 5:01 +0:26
Men A Final: 11-12 (Total times)

1. Fr?d?ric Tranchand 37:16 +0:00
2. Fredrik Johansson 37:47 +0:31
3. Matthias Kyburz 38:01 +0:45
4. William Lind 38:20 +1:04
5. Fabian Hertner 38:28 +1:12
6. Olav Lundanes 38:33 +1:17
7. Oskar Sjoberg 39:05 +1:49
8. Jani Lakanen 39:15 +1:59
9. Daniel Hubmann 39:16 +2:00
10. Baptiste Rollier 39:17 +2:01
Men A Final: 12-13
Men A Final: 12-13 (Legtimes)

1. Fr?d?ric Tranchand 1:16 +0:00
2. Oskar Sjoberg 1:16 +0:00
3. Daniel Hubmann 1:16 +0:00
4. Baptiste Rollier 1:16 +0:00
5. Marten Bostrom 1:17 +0:01
6. Oleksandr Kratov 1:17 +0:01
7. Pawlak Bartosz 1:17 +0:01
8. Timo Sild 1:17 +0:01
9. Fredrik Johansson 1:18 +0:02
10. Fabian Hertner 1:18 +0:02
14. William Lind 1:19 +0:03
35. Olav Lundanes 1:23 +0:07
38. Matthias Kyburz 1:24 +0:08
Men A Final: 12-13 (Total times)

1. Fr?d?ric Tranchand 38:32 +0:00
2. Fredrik Johansson 39:05 +0:33
3. Matthias Kyburz 39:25 +0:53
4. William Lind 39:39 +1:07
5. Fabian Hertner 39:46 +1:14
6. Olav Lundanes 39:56 +1:24
7. Oskar Sjoberg 40:21 +1:49
8. Daniel Hubmann 40:32 +2:00
9. Baptiste Rollier 40:33 +2:01
10. Jani Lakanen 40:36 +2:04
Men A Final: 13-14

14: Johansson

14: Kyburz

14: Lundanes

14: Tranchand

To leg 14 both Johansson and Kyburz do mistakes close to the control circle – probably not havind good enough control when crossing the path. Thei costs Johansson 31 seconds and Kyburz more than a minute. Note that also Tranchand looses 34 seconds of his lead here to Hubmann who runs fastest.

Men A Final: 13-14 (Legtimes)

1. Daniel Hubmann 3:59 +0:00
2. Fabian Hertner 4:03 +0:04
3. Philippe Adamski 4:04 +0:05
4. William Lind 4:05 +0:06
5. Pasi Ikonen 4:08 +0:09
6. Rune Olsen 4:08 +0:09
7. Edgars Bertuks 4:09 +0:10
8. Ionut Alin Zinca 4:11 +0:12
9. Pawlak Bartosz 4:11 +0:12
10. Graham Gristwood 4:15 +0:16
14. Olav Lundanes 4:16 +0:17
29. Fr?d?ric Tranchand 4:33 +0:34
33. Fredrik Johansson 4:40 +0:41
44. Matthias Kyburz 5:04 +1:05
Men A Final: 13-14 (Total times)

1. Fr?d?ric Tranchand 43:05 +0:00
2. William Lind 43:44 +0:39
3. Fredrik Johansson 43:45 +0:40
4. Fabian Hertner 43:49 +0:44
5. Olav Lundanes 44:12 +1:07
6. Matthias Kyburz 44:29 +1:24
7. Daniel Hubmann 44:31 +1:26
8. Baptiste Rollier 44:50 +1:45
9. Philippe Adamski 44:52 +1:47
10. Jani Lakanen 44:53 +1:48
Men A Final: 14-15

15: Hertner

15: Lind

15: Lundanes

15: Tranchand

Leg 15 is another very strong leg from Johansson – 23 seconds faster than Hubmann who is the second fastest of the GPS-tracked runners on this leg. Looking at the GPS routes above, you can see that going straight is definitely the fastest here. Many runners use the path for part of the leg – loosing time on this.

Due to his great leg, Johansson nows go into the lead together with Tranchand.

Men A Final: 14-15 (Legtimes)

1. Fredrik Johansson 9:09 +0:00
2. Daniel Hubmann 9:32 +0:23
3. William Lind 9:35 +0:26
4. Oskar Sjoberg 9:38 +0:29
5. Olav Lundanes 9:46 +0:37
6. Fabian Hertner 9:47 +0:38
7. Fr?d?ric Tranchand 9:49 +0:40
8. Jani Lakanen 9:49 +0:40
9. Matthias Kyburz 9:51 +0:42
10. Philippe Adamski 9:51 +0:42
Men A Final: 14-15 (Total times)

1. Fredrik Johansson 52:54 +0:00
2. Fr?d?ric Tranchand 52:54 +0:00
3. William Lind 53:19 +0:25
4. Fabian Hertner 53:36 +0:42
5. Olav Lundanes 53:58 +1:04
6. Daniel Hubmann 54:03 +1:09
7. Matthias Kyburz 54:20 +1:26
8. Jani Lakanen 54:42 +1:48
9. Oskar Sjoberg 54:42 +1:48
10. Philippe Adamski 54:43 +1:49
Men A Final: 15-16

16: Lind

16: Tranchand

Leg 16 is where Tranchand looses his initiative. The control in itself is quite easy – but at this speed any orienteering gets challenging when the runners start getting tired. Tranchand looses nearly 1:30 on this leg due to a mistake close to the control circle (looks like a concentration error). LInd also looses time here.

Men A Final: 15-16 (Legtimes)

1. Fredrik Johansson 3:25 +0:00
2. Fabian Hertner 3:26 +0:01
3. Daniel Hubmann 3:27 +0:02
4. Jani Lakanen 3:30 +0:05
5. Ionut Alin Zinca 3:30 +0:05
6. Olav Lundanes 3:31 +0:06
7. Timo Sild 3:31 +0:06
8. Anton Ostlin 3:33 +0:08
9. Oskar Sjoberg 3:34 +0:09
10. Baptiste Rollier 3:34 +0:09
15. Matthias Kyburz 3:41 +0:16
25. William Lind 3:48 +0:23
45. Fr?d?ric Tranchand 4:44 +1:19
Men A Final: 15-16 (Total times)

1. Fredrik Johansson 56:19 +0:00
2. Fabian Hertner 57:02 +0:43
3. William Lind 57:07 +0:48
4. Olav Lundanes 57:29 +1:10
5. Daniel Hubmann 57:30 +1:11
6. Fr?d?ric Tranchand 57:38 +1:19
7. Matthias Kyburz 58:01 +1:42
8. Jani Lakanen 58:12 +1:53
9. Oskar Sjoberg 58:16 +1:57
10. Philippe Adamski 58:28 +2:09
Men A Final: 16-17

17: Hertner

17: Johansson

17: Kyburz

17: Lind

17: Lundanes

17: Tranchand

Leg 17 is another leg with a bit of route choice element. Hubmann takes a variant to the right, and is fastest with that. Kyburz looses more than a minute here – and is now 2:30 behind. Hertner looses 14 seconds.

Men A Final: 16-17 (Legtimes)

1. Daniel Hubmann 7:27 +0:00
2. Timo Sild 7:28 +0:01
3. Oskar Sjoberg 7:41 +0:14
4. Fredrik Johansson 7:45 +0:18
5. Olav Lundanes 7:49 +0:22
6. Fr?d?ric Tranchand 7:51 +0:24
7. William Lind 7:57 +0:30
8. Ionut Alin Zinca 8:00 +0:33
9. Jani Lakanen 8:01 +0:34
10. Anton Ostlin 8:01 +0:34
14. Fabian Hertner 8:08 +0:41
25. Matthias Kyburz 8:33 +1:06
Men A Final: 16-17 (Total times)

1. Fredrik Johansson 64:04 +0:00
2. Daniel Hubmann 64:57 +0:53
3. William Lind 65:04 +1:00
4. Fabian Hertner 65:10 +1:06
5. Olav Lundanes 65:18 +1:14
6. Fr?d?ric Tranchand 65:29 +1:25
7. Oskar Sjoberg 65:57 +1:53
8. Jani Lakanen 66:13 +2:09
9. Philippe Adamski 66:32 +2:28
10. Matthias Kyburz 66:34 +2:30
Men A Final: 17-18
Men A Final: 17-18 (Legtimes)

1. Fabian Hertner 1:10 +0:00
2. Daniel Hubmann 1:11 +0:01
3. Fr?d?ric Tranchand 1:11 +0:01
4. Baptiste Rollier 1:11 +0:01
5. Timo Sild 1:11 +0:01
6. Fredrik Johansson 1:14 +0:04
7. Olav Lundanes 1:14 +0:04
8. Marten Bostrom 1:14 +0:04
9. Oskar Sjoberg 1:15 +0:05
10. Ionut Alin Zinca 1:15 +0:05
14. Matthias Kyburz 1:16 +0:06
18. William Lind 1:17 +0:07
Men A Final: 17-18 (Total times)

1. Fredrik Johansson 65:18 +0:00
2. Daniel Hubmann 66:08 +0:50
3. Fabian Hertner 66:20 +1:02
4. William Lind 66:21 +1:03
5. Olav Lundanes 66:32 +1:14
6. Fr?d?ric Tranchand 66:40 +1:22
7. Oskar Sjoberg 67:12 +1:54
8. Jani Lakanen 67:31 +2:13
9. Matthias Kyburz 67:50 +2:32
10. Philippe Adamski 67:52 +2:34
Men A Final: 18-19
Men A Final: 18-19 (Legtimes)

1. Timo Sild 1:10 +0:00
2. Daniel Hubmann 1:11 +0:01
3. Fabian Hertner 1:11 +0:01
4. Oskar Sjoberg 1:11 +0:01
5. Fr?d?ric Tranchand 1:12 +0:02
6. Fredrik Johansson 1:13 +0:03
7. Olav Lundanes 1:14 +0:04
8. Jani Lakanen 1:14 +0:04
9. Baptiste Rollier 1:15 +0:05
10. Magne Daehli 1:15 +0:05
11. Matthias Kyburz 1:16 +0:06
16. William Lind 1:19 +0:09
Men A Final: 18-19 (Total times)

1. Fredrik Johansson 66:31 +0:00
2. Daniel Hubmann 67:19 +0:48
3. Fabian Hertner 67:31 +1:00
4. William Lind 67:40 +1:09
5. Olav Lundanes 67:46 +1:15
6. Fr?d?ric Tranchand 67:52 +1:21
7. Oskar Sjoberg 68:23 +1:52
8. Jani Lakanen 68:45 +2:14
9. Matthias Kyburz 69:06 +2:35
10. Baptiste Rollier 69:16 +2:45
Men A Final: 19-20

20: Tranchand

Another mistake in the control circle for Tranchand.

Men A Final: 19-20 (Legtimes)

1. Olav Lundanes 1:31 +0:00
2. Daniel Hubmann 1:33 +0:02
3. Jani Lakanen 1:34 +0:03
4. Timo Sild 1:34 +0:03
5. Fredrik Johansson 1:36 +0:05
6. Fabian Hertner 1:36 +0:05
7. Ionut Alin Zinca 1:37 +0:06
8. William Lind 1:38 +0:07
9. Baptiste Rollier 1:38 +0:07
10. Graham Gristwood 1:38 +0:07
19. Matthias Kyburz 1:45 +0:14
26. Fr?d?ric Tranchand 1:48 +0:17
Men A Final: 19-20 (Total times)

1. Fredrik Johansson 68:07 +0:00
2. Daniel Hubmann 68:52 +0:45
3. Fabian Hertner 69:07 +1:00
4. Olav Lundanes 69:17 +1:10
5. William Lind 69:18 +1:11
6. Fr?d?ric Tranchand 69:40 +1:33
7. Oskar Sjoberg 70:09 +2:02
8. Jani Lakanen 70:19 +2:12
9. Matthias Kyburz 70:51 +2:44
10. Baptiste Rollier 70:54 +2:47
Men A Final: 20-21

21: D Hubmann

21: Johansson

21: Kyburz

21: Tranchand

The long leg to 21 seems to give several of the runners problems keeping the direction – Olav ØLundanes runs a very good leg here.

Men A Final: 20-21 (Legtimes)

1. Olav Lundanes 5:11 +0:00
2. Fabian Hertner 5:21 +0:10
3. Edgars Bertuks 5:24 +0:13
4. Daniel Hubmann 5:25 +0:14
5. Fredrik Johansson 5:29 +0:18
6. Marten Bostrom 5:31 +0:20
7. Ionut Alin Zinca 5:36 +0:25
8. Anton Ostlin 5:36 +0:25
9. Timo Sild 5:38 +0:27
10. Fr?d?ric Tranchand 5:39 +0:28
27. Matthias Kyburz 6:05 +0:54
35. William Lind 6:28 +1:17
Men A Final: 20-21 (Total times)

1. Fredrik Johansson 73:36 +0:00
2. Daniel Hubmann 74:17 +0:41
3. Fabian Hertner 74:28 +0:52
4. Olav Lundanes 74:28 +0:52
5. Fr?d?ric Tranchand 75:19 +1:43
6. William Lind 75:46 +2:10
7. Oskar Sjoberg 75:54 +2:18
8. Jani Lakanen 75:59 +2:23
9. Ionut Alin Zinca 76:35 +2:59
10. Baptiste Rollier 76:45 +3:09
11. Matthias Kyburz 76:56 +3:20
Men A Final: 21-22

22: Johansson

22: Kyburz

22: Lundanes

22: Tranchand

Leg 22 is another nail in the medal coffin for Tranchand – loosing 38 seconds due to a direction error towards the control. Tranchand is now down in 5th – more than 2 minutes behind. Hubmann is now getting closer to the lead – now only 24 seconds behind. The three eventual medal winners are now within 45 seconds.

Men A Final: 21-22 (Legtimes)

1. Daniel Hubmann 4:37 +0:00
2. Olav Lundanes 4:47 +0:10
3. Timo Sild 4:50 +0:13
4. Fredrik Johansson 4:54 +0:17
5. Fabian Hertner 4:54 +0:17
6. Philippe Adamski 4:57 +0:20
7. Magne Daehli 4:57 +0:20
8. William Lind 5:02 +0:25
9. Edgars Bertuks 5:03 +0:26
10. Eskil Kinneberg 5:03 +0:26
20. Fr?d?ric Tranchand 5:15 +0:38
28. Matthias Kyburz 5:27 +0:50
Men A Final: 21-22 (Total times)

1. Fredrik Johansson 78:30 +0:00
2. Daniel Hubmann 78:54 +0:24
3. Olav Lundanes 79:15 +0:45
4. Fabian Hertner 79:22 +0:52
5. Fr?d?ric Tranchand 80:34 +2:04
6. William Lind 80:48 +2:18
7. Jani Lakanen 81:04 +2:34
8. Oskar Sjoberg 81:14 +2:44
9. Ionut Alin Zinca 81:42 +3:12
10. Philippe Adamski 81:58 +3:28
13. Matthias Kyburz 82:23 +3:53
Men A Final: 22-23
Men A Final: 22-23 (Legtimes)

1. Edgars Bertuks 1:24 +0:00
2. Janis Kums 1:27 +0:03
3. Fr?d?ric Tranchand 1:29 +0:05
4. Matthias Kyburz 1:29 +0:05
5. Fabian Hertner 1:30 +0:06
6. Mikko Sir?n 1:30 +0:06
7. Olav Lundanes 1:32 +0:08
8. Daniel Hubmann 1:33 +0:09
9. Pawlak Bartosz 1:33 +0:09
10. Lauri Sild 1:33 +0:09
15. Fredrik Johansson 1:35 +0:11
16. William Lind 1:35 +0:11
Men A Final: 22-23 (Total times)

1. Fredrik Johansson 80:05 +0:00
2. Daniel Hubmann 80:27 +0:22
3. Olav Lundanes 80:47 +0:42
4. Fabian Hertner 80:52 +0:47
5. Fr?d?ric Tranchand 82:03 +1:58
6. William Lind 82:23 +2:18
7. Jani Lakanen 82:47 +2:42
8. Oskar Sjoberg 82:54 +2:49
9. Philippe Adamski 83:35 +3:30
10. Baptiste Rollier 83:41 +3:36
11. Matthias Kyburz 83:52 +3:47
Men A Final: 23-24
Men A Final: 23-24 (Legtimes)

1. Fr?d?ric Tranchand 0:36 +0:00
2. Daniel Hubmann 0:37 +0:01
3. Edgars Bertuks 0:37 +0:01
4. Magne Daehli 0:37 +0:01
5. Marten Bostrom 0:37 +0:01
6. Filip Dahlgren 0:37 +0:01
7. Eskil Kinneberg 0:37 +0:01
8. Mikko Sir?n 0:37 +0:01
9. Baptiste Rollier 0:38 +0:02
10. Matthias Kyburz 0:38 +0:02
15. Olav Lundanes 0:39 +0:03
16. Fabian Hertner 0:39 +0:03
17. William Lind 0:39 +0:03
23. Fredrik Johansson 0:40 +0:04
Men A Final: 23-24 (Total times)

1. Fredrik Johansson 80:45 +0:00
2. Daniel Hubmann 81:04 +0:19
3. Olav Lundanes 81:26 +0:41
4. Fabian Hertner 81:31 +0:46
5. Fr?d?ric Tranchand 82:39 +1:54
6. William Lind 83:02 +2:17
7. Jani Lakanen 83:26 +2:41
8. Oskar Sjoberg 83:33 +2:48
9. Philippe Adamski 84:16 +3:31
10. Baptiste Rollier 84:19 +3:34
11. Matthias Kyburz 84:30 +3:45
Men A Final: 24-25

25: Johansson

Johansson actually looses 12 seconds at the arena passage.

Men A Final: 24-25 (Legtimes)

1. Olav Lundanes 2:52 +0:00
2. Fabian Hertner 2:56 +0:04
3. Fr?d?ric Tranchand 2:57 +0:05
4. Ionut Alin Zinca 2:57 +0:05
5. William Lind 3:00 +0:08
6. Magne Daehli 3:00 +0:08
7. Oskar Sjoberg 3:01 +0:09
8. Daniel Hubmann 3:02 +0:10
9. Edgars Bertuks 3:03 +0:11
10. Fredrik Johansson 3:04 +0:12
33. Matthias Kyburz 3:16 +0:24
Men A Final: 24-25 (Total times)

1. Fredrik Johansson 83:49 +0:00
2. Daniel Hubmann 84:06 +0:17
3. Olav Lundanes 84:18 +0:29
4. Fabian Hertner 84:27 +0:38
5. Fr?d?ric Tranchand 85:36 +1:47
6. William Lind 86:02 +2:13
7. Jani Lakanen 86:33 +2:44
8. Oskar Sjoberg 86:34 +2:45
9. Ionut Alin Zinca 86:56 +3:07
10. Baptiste Rollier 87:28 +3:39
13. Matthias Kyburz 87:46 +3:57
Men A Final: 25-26

26: Johansson

Johansson seems to be playing safe – lowering the speed into the controls on the last loop. At this control it costs 10 seconds – is it a gold medal lost in reality? Johansson is still in the lead though – now with 10 seconds to Daniel Hubmann and another 10 seconds to Lundanes.

Men A Final: 25-26 (Legtimes)

1. Marten Bostrom 2:03 +0:00
2. Olav Lundanes 2:04 +0:01
3. Daniel Hubmann 2:06 +0:03
4. Fabian Hertner 2:07 +0:04
5. Fr?d?ric Tranchand 2:07 +0:04
6. Gernot Kerschbaumer 2:08 +0:05
7. Oskar Sjoberg 2:09 +0:06
8. Edgars Bertuks 2:09 +0:06
9. Graham Gristwood 2:09 +0:06
10. Step?n Kodeda 2:09 +0:06
14. Fredrik Johansson 2:13 +0:10
21. Matthias Kyburz 2:19 +0:16
24. William Lind 2:21 +0:18
Men A Final: 25-26 (Total times)

1. Fredrik Johansson 86:02 +0:00
2. Daniel Hubmann 86:12 +0:10
3. Olav Lundanes 86:22 +0:20
4. Fabian Hertner 86:34 +0:32
5. Fr?d?ric Tranchand 87:43 +1:41
6. William Lind 88:23 +2:21
7. Oskar Sjoberg 88:43 +2:41
8. Jani Lakanen 88:56 +2:54
9. Ionut Alin Zinca 89:08 +3:06
10. Baptiste Rollier 89:43 +3:41
13. Matthias Kyburz 90:05 +4:03
Men A Final: 26-27
Men A Final: 26-27 (Legtimes)

1. Olav Lundanes 0:53 +0:00
2. William Lind 0:55 +0:02
3. Graham Gristwood 0:55 +0:02
4. Daniel Hubmann 0:57 +0:04
5. Fr?d?ric Tranchand 0:57 +0:04
6. Edgars Bertuks 0:57 +0:04
7. Magne Daehli 0:57 +0:04
8. Thomas Natvig Arstad 0:58 +0:05
9. Oskar Sjoberg 0:59 +0:06
10. Eskil Kinneberg 0:59 +0:06
20. Fredrik Johansson 1:02 +0:09
21. Fabian Hertner 1:02 +0:09
32. Matthias Kyburz 1:07 +0:14
Men A Final: 26-27 (Total times)

1. Fredrik Johansson 87:04 +0:00
2. Daniel Hubmann 87:09 +0:05
3. Olav Lundanes 87:15 +0:11
4. Fabian Hertner 87:36 +0:32
5. Fr?d?ric Tranchand 88:40 +1:36
6. William Lind 89:18 +2:14
7. Oskar Sjoberg 89:42 +2:38
8. Jani Lakanen 90:01 +2:57
9. Ionut Alin Zinca 90:09 +3:05
10. Edgars Bertuks 90:42 +3:38
13. Matthias Kyburz 91:12 +4:08
Men A Final: 27-28

28: Johansson

28: Lundanes

Leg 28 is where Hubmann takes over the lead for the first time in the race – after chasing first Kyburz, then Tranchand and finaly Johansson for all of the race. Again it looks like Johansson is a bit too carefully, while Hubmann runs full speed into the control also at this stage in the race.

Men A Final: 27-28 (Legtimes)

1. Daniel Hubmann 1:00 +0:00
2. Edgars Bertuks 1:01 +0:01
3. Fabian Hertner 1:02 +0:02
4. Magne Daehli 1:02 +0:02
5. Ionut Alin Zinca 1:03 +0:03
6. Eskil Kinneberg 1:03 +0:03
7. Pawlak Bartosz 1:03 +0:03
8. William Lind 1:04 +0:04
9. Gernot Kerschbaumer 1:04 +0:04
10. Graham Gristwood 1:05 +0:05
13. Fr?d?ric Tranchand 1:06 +0:06
24. Matthias Kyburz 1:13 +0:13
31. Olav Lundanes 1:15 +0:15
38. Fredrik Johansson 1:21 +0:21
Men A Final: 27-28 (Total times)

1. Daniel Hubmann 88:09 +0:00
2. Fredrik Johansson 88:25 +0:16
3. Olav Lundanes 88:30 +0:21
4. Fabian Hertner 88:38 +0:29
5. Fr?d?ric Tranchand 89:46 +1:37
6. William Lind 90:22 +2:13
7. Oskar Sjoberg 90:54 +2:45
8. Jani Lakanen 91:07 +2:58
9. Ionut Alin Zinca 91:12 +3:03
10. Edgars Bertuks 91:43 +3:34
13. Matthias Kyburz 92:25 +4:16
Men A Final: 28-29
Men A Final: 28-29 (Legtimes)

1. Daniel Hubmann 1:35 +0:00
2. Baptiste Rollier 1:35 +0:00
3. Mikko Sir?n 1:36 +0:01
4. Fabian Hertner 1:37 +0:02
5. Edgars Bertuks 1:37 +0:02
6. Fr?d?ric Tranchand 1:38 +0:03
7. Philippe Adamski 1:38 +0:03
8. Gernot Kerschbaumer 1:38 +0:03
9. Magne Daehli 1:39 +0:04
10. Zsolt Lenkei 1:39 +0:04
11. Olav Lundanes 1:40 +0:05
18. Fredrik Johansson 1:44 +0:09
26. Matthias Kyburz 1:47 +0:12
37. William Lind 1:57 +0:22
Men A Final: 28-29 (Total times)

1. Daniel Hubmann 89:44 +0:00
2. Fredrik Johansson 90:09 +0:25
3. Olav Lundanes 90:10 +0:26
4. Fabian Hertner 90:15 +0:31
5. Fr?d?ric Tranchand 91:24 +1:40
6. William Lind 92:19 +2:35
7. Oskar Sjoberg 92:50 +3:06
8. Jani Lakanen 92:53 +3:09
9. Ionut Alin Zinca 92:54 +3:10
10. Edgars Bertuks 93:20 +3:36
13. Matthias Kyburz 94:12 +4:28
Men A Final: 29-30

In the end Lundanes also passes Johansson – not due to some significant mistakes by Johansson, but due to higher speed.

Men A Final: 29-30 (Legtimes)

1. Olav Lundanes 0:18 +0:00
2. Marten Bostrom 0:18 +0:00
3. Anton Ostlin 0:18 +0:00
4. Daniel Hubmann 0:19 +0:01
5. Fr?d?ric Tranchand 0:19 +0:01
6. Magne Daehli 0:19 +0:01
7. Gernot Kerschbaumer 0:19 +0:01
8. Bjarne Friedrichs 0:19 +0:01
9. Fredrik Johansson 0:20 +0:02
10. William Lind 0:20 +0:02
18. Fabian Hertner 0:21 +0:03
21. Matthias Kyburz 0:21 +0:03
Men A Final: 29-30 (Total times)

1. Daniel Hubmann 90:03 +0:00
2. Olav Lundanes 90:28 +0:25
3. Fredrik Johansson 90:29 +0:26
4. Fabian Hertner 90:36 +0:33
5. Fr?d?ric Tranchand 91:43 +1:40
6. William Lind 92:39 +2:36
7. Oskar Sjoberg 93:10 +3:07
8. Ionut Alin Zinca 93:14 +3:11
9. Jani Lakanen 93:15 +3:12
10. Edgars Bertuks 93:41 +3:38
13. Matthias Kyburz 94:33 +4:30

EOC Relay: Maps and Results

Posted by Jan Kocbach, 16 Apr 2014@14:00

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Gold for Sweden’s men and Switzerland’s women in very tight and exciting relays in the last race at EOC 2014 today! While Switzerland’s Judith Wyder decided the race early on the last leg in the women’s class, the fight for gold was intense all the way to the finish in the men’s class.

Repeat of WOC 2013 2012 relay: Sweden against Czech Republic

The fight for Gold in the men’s class was between 2012 WOC relay winner Czech Republic – again with Jan Prochazka on the last leg – and Sweden who finished third at WOC relay in 2012 after a fight with Czech Republic and Norway in the very end of the relay. Sweden now had a new man to fight on the last leg; Gustav Bergman. The change of last leg runner seemed to do the trick for Sweden – Gustav Bergman running offensively and deciding the race on the last controls. France with Thierry Gueorgiou finished third – not managing to close the gap up to the two top teams towards the end of the relay.

Tight fight for Silver

In the women’s class Switzerland had a big lead when passing the spectator control – but the fight for the other medals was a close one. Sweden’s second team with Alva Olsson had a small lead on Russia (Natalia Vinogradova) and Maja Alm (Denmark). Russia was chasing Sweden 2  - and it looked like the Russian got a little bit closer, but in the end Olsson managed to keep the gap large enough. Vinogradova also managed to get the small seconds she needed for Bronze in the end – giving Denmark the “bitter” 4th place.

Maps and GPS-tracking
Results

Only the first placed team from each nation counts in EOC 2014 final results.

Note! These are unofficial results!

Men (41/41) after leg 3 Status of: 12:17
Pl Stno Team Name Time Total Diff.
1 2 24 Sweden 1 Gustav Bergman 35:59 1:48:27 0:00
2 9 5 Czech Republic 1 Jan Prochaka 37:19 1:48:31 +0:04
3 3 9 France 1 Thierry Gueorgiou 37:36 1:49:39 +1:12
4 25 25 Switzerland 2 Martin Hubmann 38:39 1:49:49 +1:22
5 26 24 Sweden 2 Jerker Lysell 37:54 1:50:00 +1:33
6 1 25 Switzerland 1 Fabian Hertner 39:43 1:50:27 +2:00
7 14 12 Great Britain 1 Scott Fraser 38:36 1:50:40 +2:13
8 7 8 Finland 1 Marten Bostrom 37:59 1:50:45 +2:18
9 6 16 Latvia 1 Edgars Bertuks 38:16 1:51:03 +2:36
10 13 6 Denmark 1 Tue Lassen 38:22 1:51:47 +3:20
11 5 22 Russia 1 Andrey Khramov 40:48 1:52:28 +4:01
12 12 7 Estonia 1 Timo Sild 37:32 1:52:29 +4:02
13 4 18 Norway 1 Olav Lundanes 40:54 1:52:58 +4:31
14 24 23 Spain Antonio Martinez 41:10 1:54:43 +6:16
15 11 1 Austria 1 Robert Merl 39:25 1:54:58 +6:31
16 22 19 Poland Kowalski Wojciech 40:28 1:55:46 +7:19
17 29 22 Russia 2 Alexey Sidorov 40:35 1:55:56 +7:29
18 32 5 Czech Republic 2 Milos Nykodìm 38:43 1:56:11 +7:44
19 10 26 Ukraine 1 Ruslan Glibov 40:06 1:56:22 +7:55
20 8 17 Lithuania 1 Vilius Aleliunas 40:08 1:56:24 +7:57
Women (27/30) after leg 3 Status of: 12:17
Pl Stno Team Name Time Total Diff.
1 106 25 Switzerland 1 Judith Wyder 32:44 1:33:00 0:00
2 121 24 Sweden 2 Alva Olsson 34:18 1:34:40 +1:40
3 101 22 Russia 1 Natalia Vinogradova 32:39 1:34:52 +1:52
4 104 6 Denmark 1 Maja Alm 33:50 1:35:11 +2:11
5 124 25 Switzerland 2 Ines Brodmann 33:16 1:35:12 +2:12
6 103 24 Sweden 1 Lena Eliasson 32:12 1:35:53 +2:53
7 113 7 Estonia 1 Evely Kaasiku 35:43 1:36:53 +3:53
8 105 18 Norway 1 Mari Fasting 36:16 1:37:34 +4:34
9 102 8 Finland 1 Venla Niemi 37:00 1:38:33 +5:33
10 109 9 France 1 Amélie Chataing 36:11 1:40:00 +7:00
11 108 17 Lithuania 1 Gabija Razaityte 36:40 1:40:01 +7:01
12 120 8 Finland 2 Riina Kuuselo 36:52 1:40:18 +7:18
13 107 5 Czech Republic 1 Iveta Auchova 37:11 1:40:54 +7:54
14 112 26 Ukraine 1 Olena Pitirimova 40:43 1:41:02 +8:02
15 110 12 Great Britain 1 Catherine Taylor 33:53 1:41:04 +8:04
16 127 12 Great Britain 2 Charlotte Watson 38:36 1:41:44 +8:44
17 111 1 Austria 1 Ursula Kadan 35:56 1:43:46 +10:46
18 123 18 Norway 2 Ida Marie Naess Bjorgul 36:49 1:44:02 +11:02
19 122 6 Denmark 2 Mette Hjerrild 41:24 1:45:16 +12:16
20 116 16 Latvia 1 Liga Arniece 37:02 1:48:17 +15:17

EOC Long: Maps and Results

Posted by Jan Kocbach, 16 Apr 2014@13:45

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Both Gold medals went to Switzerland at the EOC long distance: Judith Wyder takes over after Simone Niggli as the new Swiss EOC Queen with her second Gold medal after winning the sprint on Sunday. Daniel Hubmann also takes his second Gold medal with the long distance Gold – after winning the middle distance on Monday.

The runners where challenged with nice courses – despite the courses being completely replanned the night before the event after some trouble with the maps being published on the Internet ahead of the race. The terrain was however fast, and there were not too many route choice challenges. WorldofO is planning to come back with a more detailed analysis of the EOC long distance on Thursday.

Maps and GPS-tracking
Results
Men A Final (51) 20,3 km 480 m 30 C
Pl Stno Name YB Club Time
1 9 Daniel Hubmann 83 Switzerland 1:30:23
2 4 Olav Lundanes 87 Norway 1:30:48
3 16 Fredrik Johansson 86 Sweden 1:30:50
4 13 Fabian Hertner 85 Switzerland 1:30:56
5 17 Frédéric Tranchand 88 France 1:32:04
6 3 William Lind 85 Sweden 1:32:59
7 12 Oskar Sjoberg 90 Sweden 1:33:32
8 6 Jani Lakanen 76 Finland 1:33:36
9 19 Ionut Alin Zinca 83 Romania 1:33:37
10 14 Edgars Bertuks 85 Latvia 1:34:03
11 15 Baptiste Rollier 82 Switzerland 1:34:21
12 21 Philippe Adamski 85 France 1:34:24
13 7 Matthias Kyburz 90 Switzerland 1:34:55
14 31 Marten Bostrom 82 Finland 1:34:58
15 24 Magne Daehli 87 Norway 1:35:01
16 23 Graham Gristwood 84 Great Britain 1:35:04
17 26 Anton Ostlin 88 Sweden 1:35:20
18 10 Timo Sild 98 Estonia 1:35:28
19 11 Pasi Ikonen 80 Finland 1:35:47
20 41 Filip Dahlgren 88 Sweden 1:35:53
Woman A Final (51) 13,3 km 360 m 23 C
Pl Stno Name YB Club Time
1 102 Judith Wyder 88 Switzerland 1:10:19
2 101 Svetlana Mironova 86 Russia 1:11:44
3 115 Catherine Taylor 89 Great Britain 1:12:44
4 124 Anastasia Tikhonova 90 Russia 1:13:03
5 126 Galina Vinogradova 79 Russia 1:13:27
6 103 Signe Soes 83 Denmark 1:13:30
7 127 Sarina Jenzer 91 Switzerland 1:14:15
8 116 Eva Jureniková 78 Czech Republic 1:15:06
9 105 Julia Gross 91 Switzerland 1:15:40
10 133 Sofia Haajanen 87 Finland 1:15:45
11 123 Rahel Friederich 86 Switzerland 1:15:47
12 106 Lena Eliasson 85 Sweden 1:15:53
13 130 Alva Olsson 89 Sweden 1:16:12
14 111 Irina Nyberg 83 Russia 1:16:36
15 148 Annika Rihma 84 Estonia 1:17:41
16 104 Tove Alexandersson 92 Sweden 1:18:01
17 119 Karolin Ohlsson 91 Sweden 1:18:07
18 109 Ines Brodmann 85 Switzerland 1:18:33
19 118 Riina Kuuselo 82 Finland 1:18:49
20 112 Céline Dodin 79 France 1:19:46

EOC Middle: Maps, Results and GPS-fun

Posted by Jan Kocbach, 14 Apr 2014@15:55

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Signe Søes (Denmark) won the women’s race in her comeback – and Daniel Hubmann (Switzerland) got his revenge after the “bitter” 4th place in yesterday’s sprint. The terrain was fast and seemingly easy – but many runners did direction mistakes.

[Note! This article is based on unofficial results]

Signe Søes won her qualification heat in the voided Middle Qualification on Thursday – but had to start very early as the start list was based on the World Ranking list. From a very early start, Søes run a fantastic race – and already as she passed Radio 2 it was clear that this could very well be a medal race!

Her gold medal chances were crushed by several small mistakes on the control points and a few direction mistakes

The only ones able to fight Søes in the first part of the course were Maja Alm (Denmark) , Tove Alexandersson (Sweden) , Ida Bobach (Denmark) and Helena Jansson (Sweden). Jansson and Bobach failed in the middle of the race – and thus the fight was only between Alm, Søes and Alexandersson.

Alexandersson looked very strong – having the highest speed – but her gold medal chances were crushed by several small mistakes on the control points and a few direction mistakes on the longer legs. In the end Alexandersson could not even beat Alm – and the day was Danish: Signe Søes the winner ahead of Maja Alm and Tove Alexandersson.

GPS comparison

Signe Søes started early, and therefore did not run with a GPS from the organizer. However, knowing that Alm was 17 seconds behind Søes at the end, it was still possible to follow the excitement on the GPS. Below is an autOanalysis comparing Alm and Alexandersson (click to enlarge); Alexandersson’s route is in blue. Alm’s route is green where she is faster than Alexandersson, red where she is slower. It is evident that Alexandersson should have used some more time on her compass – loosing time on all of the longer legs when she didn’t keep the right direction.  However – there has to be an even bigger timelost after her GPS stopped working between control 16 and 17 – we’ll see that from the splits.

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Daniel Hubmann, Hertner and Gueorgiou

Hubmann goes Bulldozer – and earns time on that

In the men’s class three men showed from the start that they would be the strongest today: Daniel Hubmann, Fabian Hertner and Thierry Gueorgiou. Hubmann had slightly higher speed – and they all three had a though fight all the way to the finish. Below are GPS comparisons between Hubmann and Hertner/Gueorgiou. Hertner looses time on some micro route choices around 5 and 6 – where Hubmann is tough and goes direct. Also a similar situation to 18. Hubmann goes Bulldozer – and earns time on that.

Comparing Gueorgiou and Hubmann, they are quite even until the 9th control, but then Gueorgiou starts loosing some small seconds here and there. First to 10, then to 12, then to 16 and to 18. In the end it is not enough “finesse” from the French King of Middle distance in this rather easy terrain – but the WOC terrain in Italy should fit a lot better!

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Maps and GPS-tracking
Results

Note! These are unofficial results!

Men

1 1 Daniel Hubmann 83 Switzerland 32:23
2 5 Fabian Hertner 85 Switzerland 32:41
3 2 Thierry Gueorgiou 79 France 33:04
4 26 Jan Procházka 84 Czech Republic 33:32
5 7 Edgars Bertuks 85 Latvia 33:40
6 6 Oleksandr Kratov 85 Ukraine 33:52
7 18 Timo Sild 98 Estonia 34:02
8 15 Baptiste Rollier 82 Switzerland 34:08
9 8 Valentin Novikov 74 Russia 34:10
10 38 Vojtech Král 88 Czech Republic 34:18
11 3 Olav Lundanes 87 Norway 34:21
12 20 Jani Lakanen 76 Finland 34:23
13 47 Andrey Khramov 81 Russia 34:26
14 4 Gustav Bergman 90 Sweden 34:33
14 28 Zsolt Lenkei 88 Hungary 34:33
16 12 Martin Hubmann 89 Switzerland 34:39
17 10 Andreas Kyburz 88 Switzerland 34:45
18 22 Gernot Kerschbaumer 83 Austria 34:48
19 80 Andrey Salin 88 Belarus 34:55
20 9 Johan Runesson 90 Sweden 35:00

Women

1 274 Signe Søes 83 Denmark 30:45
2 213 Maja Alm 88 Denmark 31:02
3 201 Tove Alexandersson 92 Sweden 31:03
4 220 Irina Nyberg 83 Russia 31:35
5 206 Lena Eliasson 81 Sweden 32:01
6 216 Maria Magnusson 82 Sweden 32:41
7 204 Nadiya Volynska 84 Ukraine 32:48
8 215 Sabine Hauswirth 87 Switzerland 32:53
9 202 Ida Bobach 91 Denmark 33:17
10 228 Natalia Vinogradova 90 Russia 33:18
11 211 Venla Niemi 90 Finland 33:43
12 224 Olga Panchenko 87 Ukraine 33:50
13 222 Ausrine Kutkaite 91 Lithuania 33:51
13 230 Julia Novikova 80 Russia 33:51
15 247 Ita Klingenberg 93 Denmark 33:54
16 209 Amélie Chataing 86 France 34:01
17 205 Mari Fasting 85 Norway 34:03
18 226 Natalia Efimova 83 Russia 34:10
19 210 Lina Strand 88 Sweden 34:13
19 218 Riina Kuuselo 82 Finland 34:13

EOC Sprint: Why did the winners win and the others loose?

Posted by Jan Kocbach, 14 Apr 2014@8:00

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The decisive leg in the men’s race was the leg from 11 to 12 – when leaving the castle. The most decisive leg in the women’s race was a very similar leg – but run in the opposite direction (leg 5-6). Several athletes lost their medal chances on these legs.

There is a lot more to the EOC 2014 Sprint course than these two legs – the SPAS analysis will tell a lot more – for now you can read in the analysis below why the winners won their medals and the others lost.

Men 11-12: Many top runners tricked

Matthias Kyburz looses 14 seconds to the best split time – and that is purely on a route choice mistake

The men’s leg 11-12 is shown above (see the leg in SPAS) – and it looks quite innocent at first sight. It is fair though – as one can easily spot the fastest variant when looking at the map in a no-stress situation. However it might not be clear that variant A is a lot faster – the reason being that this variant is 60 meters shorter and with a lot less corners (you also avoid running in the narrow tunnel). Looking at the GPS-tracking, the 15 fastest runners on this leg with GPS-tracking took variant A. The fastest on variant B is Khramov who looses 12 seconds.  The fastest on variant C is Matthias Kyburz who looses 14 seconds to the best split time – and that is purely on a route choice mistake. Looking at the final results, Kyburz was only 13 seconds from gold.

Many runners loose a lot of time here – three would have been well inside the medals with a perfect 12th leg: Mårten Boström (+18 seconds, 15 seconds from bronze), Ivan Sirakov (+17 seconds, 16 seconds from bronze), Frederic Tranchand (+30 seconds, 21 seconds from bronze, 31 seconds from gold(!)). Søren Bobach (+14 seconds, 22 seconds from bronze) did also a very good race except for this leg.

Women 5-6: The opposite story

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As you can see, the leg is very similar to the men’s leg (see the leg in SPAS) – just going in the opposite direction. Whereas the men had the advantage of already being through the tunnel on the way up to the castle, the area was completely new for the women who had to understand the tunnel area from the map (here is the tunnel in Google Maps Streetview, to get a feeling for the area).

Klingenberg runs variant D, and looses 26 seconds

Again, the green variant marked A is clearly the fastest. It is shorter – and has less corners. The fastest time on this leg is run by Ines Brodmann (1:32) – running variant A. The 8 fastest of the women who wore GPS-tracking took variant A – the fastest on variant B being Rahel Friedrich who lost 13 seconds. Gross also runs B and looses 15 seconds (15 seconds from silver, 17 seconds from gold in the end).

Klingenberg is in a very clear 12 seconds lead at control 5. However, Klingenberg runs variant D, and looses 26 seconds on this leg from 5 to 6 (was only 18 seconds from Gold in the end). Hauswirth looses 25 seconds (was only 17 seconds from a bronze medal in the end) – also running D. Some athletes loose up to 40 seconds on this leg.

The Mens race – control by control

Søren Bobach had the best start, but lost the initiative on a bad route choice to number nine (zig-zagging with stairs on variant B in SPAS). After Bobach leaves the scene, Daniel Hubmann takes over for a short while, but the Swiss looses 12 seconds on the tough uphill leg up to the castle to number 10 (probably taking a wrong route choice – no GPS for Daniel Hubmann – although there are no real route choice alternatives on this leg) – and suddenly Hubmann is far down on the list.

Martin Hubmann is one of the few going into the course setters trap to control 11

From here Leandersson takes over the lead with a best time on leg 10 – and never gives the lead away. Behind Leandersson, Kris Jones and Frederic Tranchand come up in second spot after good runs up the hill (unfortunately Tranchand’s leg number 12 is a disaster as discussed above, sending him far down on the results list.).

Eventual bronze medalist Martin Hubmann has had a slow start, and is all the way down in 15th place at control number 10. To top this, Martin Hubmann is one of the few going into the course setters trap to control 11, running right (variant A in SPAS) – loosing 9 seconds on this short, easy leg.

The 16th – and especially the 18th controls do however break Kral’s medal dreams

Czech Vojtech Kral comes up in second spot

Continuing on leg 12 (analyzed in detail above), Jones does not execute the leg perfectly (although he takes the correct route choice).   Instead Czech Vojtech Kral comes up in second spot – a position he fights for with Jones on the next few legs.

The 16th – and especially the 18th controls do however break Kral’s medal dreams. To 16 Kral runs left (Blue B in SPAS) – loosing 5 seconds – not even a real trap by the course setter. To 18 Kral runs left (Purple C in SPAS) and looses 8 second – again a leg which is too easy to be a real “trap”. And what about Jones? He does exactly the same mistake as Kral to number 18 – going around to the left instead of crossing the football field.

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Instead Jerker Lysell comes up and takes the silver medal which is up for grabs. Lysell uses his high running capacity and runs very well on all the “uncomplicated” longer legs – especially 9, 10 and 14. Martin Hubmann rises through the field to third place by doing a mistake free race in the end – while other take wrong route choices on “easy legs”.

The Womens race – control by control

Judith Wyder takes the wrong route choice four(!) times in a row at the start of the race! E to number 1 (+ 9 seconds), B to number 2 (+ 6 seconds), E to number 3 (+ 18 seconds) and B to number 4 (+ 9 seconds) – two of these variants did I draw into SPAS only after seeing Wyder’s routes – I did not consider them as relevant route choices. From there on, Wyder looked like a completely different athlete: To number 5 she runs an incredible leg up towards the castle – winning the leg with 5 seconds. From there on Wyder is close to unbeatable – catching up with Nadiya Volynska’s time at control 15.

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At the start of the race everything looked like this was Emma Klingenberg’s day

At the start of the race everything looked like this was Emma Klingenberg’s day. Where Wyder took the wrong choice each time – Klingenberg took the perfect choice. Klingenberg was 41(!) seconds ahead of Wyder at control number 4 – an incredible lead! And exactly like with Wyder, Klingenberg looked like a completely different athlete from here and on – maybe spurred by the big time loss on the route choice leg to number 6 discussed above.

When Klingenberg lost it at leg number 6, Nadiya Volynska took over the lead – the Ukrainian’s lead being at the maximum of 15 seconds at control 10. Volynska did not do any big mistakes from here and on – Wyder is just running a little bit faster.

Julia Gross runs a steady race without any mistakes

Rahel Friedrich is in bronze medal position for a long time – but looses that possibility on the very short leg to control 16 with a 12 second time loss (SPAS). This is not a route choice mistake – but a real control mistake; running to far and having to go back. Meanwhile Julia Gross runs a steady race without any mistakes except for the route choice mistake mentioned above – taking the bronze medal from Klingenberg and Friedrich – both who have had higher speed.

SPAS Analysis for EOC Sprint: Athletes please enter routes!

Posted by Jan Kocbach, 14 Apr 2014@5:00

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In a cooperation between the EOC 2014 organizers and World of O, a SPAS Analysis has been set up for the EOC Sprint A-Finals. All athletes competing in the A-finals are kindly asked to click through the multiple-choice form leg-by-leg, and assign routes to each leg.

“Spectators” and other interested may take a look at SPAS for EOC Sprint already now – but before the athletes have entered their routes it does not reveal all interesting details.

For spectators and other interested

Although the SPAS analysis is not really interesting before many of the athletes have entered their routes, it is already now possible to take a look to get an impression about where the runners lost time – and for which type of leg. To test SPAS, choose either Men or Women below. Then you can click through and see split times, map and route choice variants for each leg. If you come back later when more athletes have entered their routes, there is a lot more information in SPAS.

PS! Please do not enter routes for athletes if you did not run yourself – this will disrupt the analysis possibilities. If there are problems with this, the service will be password protected for later races.

For athletes who ran the race

Choose either Men or Women below. Then choose “Enter routes” , find your name in the pull down menu and enter your route leg by leg using a multiple-choice system. If you don’t find the routechoice alternative you chose, then choose either “None” if it is far off – or one of the given alternatives if it is very similar.

Enter your routes here:

What is SPAS?

SPAS (SPlit Analysis System) is a WebApp/Mobile App for Splits analysis for orienteering events – specially designed for sprint orienteering where GPS-data is often too poor to make a proper analysis. SPAS was designed for Bergen Sprint Camp in 2014 – here is anexample of the type of analysis which can be done with SPAS (Norwegian language PowerPoint presentation) - or you can check it out directly in SPAS for one of the events from Bergen Sprint Camp.

EOC Sprint 2014: Maps and Results

Posted by Jan Kocbach, 13 Apr 2014@21:10


Jonas Leandersson (Sweden) and Judith Wyder (Switzerland) took gold medals in today’s European Championships Sprint in Portugal. The athletes met challenging courses in the hilly town Palmela just south of Lisboa.

[Note! This article is based on unofficial results]

In the men’s class there was big drama before the winner was known; at first Daniel Hubmann (Switzerland) was given the fastest time, but eventually Jonas Leandersson was named the winner with Jerker Lysell (Sweden) in second and Martin Hubmann (Switzerland) in third. Daniel Hubmann finished fourth.

With the “failure” of the Swiss favourites in the men’s class, the Swiss were very happy with the gold medal in the women’s race with Judith Wyder on top. Wyder won ahead of Nadiya Volynska (Ukraine) with Julia Gross (also Switzerland) in third.

Complex route choices

I was feeling quite confident with my routechouices and just tried to push as hard as I could

The hilly terrain – especially the part up towards the castle – made the route choice complex, and most runners did not know if they had taken the best routechoices when coming back to the finish.

- I think almost the whole way it was tricky, but I was feeling quite confident with my routechouices and just tried to push as hard as I could, the winner in the men’s class – Jonas Leandersson – said after the race, and added the obvious.  - It was a really good race. Obviously it was enough today, and I am really happy.

Bronze medalist Martin Hubmann also found the course challenging.

- Until the 8th control we did many different routechoices. Was a quite nice sprint with difficult routechoices. Every routechoice was maybe equally fast – I am looking forward to analyze the course.

Course analysis tomorrow

WorldofO.com is planning to present an analysis of the sprint courses on Monday – for the benefit of Martin Hubmann and all other readers of WorldofO.com. For now, here are a few examples from the courses with some of the alternatives drawn. What would you choose in each of these cases?

1. Women leg 4-5

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2. Women leg 5-6

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3. Men leg 13-14

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Maps
Results women
1 102 Judith Wyder 88 Switzerland 15:29
2 107 Nadiya Volynska 84 Ukraine 15:31
3 106 Julia Gross 91 Switzerland 15:46
4 112 Emma Klingenberg 92 Denmark 15:47
5 104 Rahel Friederich 86 Switzerland 15:57
6 105 Maja Alm 88 Denmark 15:59
7 114 Sabine Hauswirth 87 Switzerland 16:03
8 119 Ines Brodmann 85 Switzerland 16:12
9 120 Tessa Hill 87 Great Britain 16:14
10 110 Lina Strand 88 Sweden 16:25
11 127 Venla Niemi 90 Finland 16:27
12 101 Karolin Ohlsson 91 Sweden 16:28
13 125 Marika Teini 89 Finland 16:28
14 109 Elena Roos 91 Switzerland 16:30
15 116 Heidi Bagstevold 87 Norway 16:40
16 108 Lilian Forsgren 90 Sweden 16:41
17 140 Olha Panchenko 87 Ukraine 16:44
18 144 Ursula Kadan 88 Austria 16:45
19 131 Galina Vinogradova 79 Russia 16:58
20 130 Iveta Duchová 86 Czech Republic 16:58
Results men
1 18 Jonas Leandersson 90 Sweden 14:25
2 5 Jerker Lysell 89 Sweden 14:34
3 3 Martin Hubmann 89 Switzerland 14:35
4 35 Daniel Hubmann 83 Switzerland 14:37
5 1 Matthias Kyburz 90 Switzerland 14:38
6 17 Kristian Jones 91 Great Britain 14:40
7 15 Florian Howald 91 Switzerland 14:44
8 4 Oystein Kvaal Osterbo 81 Norway 14:46
9 6 Vojtech Král 88 Czech Republic 14:47
10 28 Andrey Khramov 81 Russia 14:48
11 14 Marten Bostrom 82 Finland 14:50
12 10 Ivan Sirakov 88 Bulgaria 14:51
13 16 Frédéric Tranchand 88 France 14:56
14 25 Soren Bobach 89 Denmark 14:57
15 8 Jonas Vytautas Gvildys 88 Lithuania 14:57
16 7 Andreas Kyburz 88 Switzerland 14:59
17 23 Andreas Ruedlinger 85 Switzerland 14:59
18 2 Jan Procházka 84 Czech Republic 15:04
19 21 Robert Merl 91 Austria 15:04
20 44 Filip Dahlgren 88 Sweden 15:07

EOC 2014 Long Qual: A quick look at the forking

Posted by Jan Kocbach, 13 Apr 2014@12:00

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There has been some discussion about the “forking” between the heats at EOC Long Qualification. The EOC qualification is run as three heats for men and three heats for women – where normally the courses in each heat are not forked, but rather completely different courses with a few controls in common ; the idea is that the athletes should not gain time by following others.

Update 13/4/2013 13:00: There is a rumor that the long distance qualification courses were redrawn in the night after rechecking the controls (due to the problem with the wrongly placed controls in the middle qualification courses). The controls which were in locations which could not be used, were removed from the courses. This is supposed to be the reason why the courses are that equal. The source of the rumor comments: “- I don’t blame the organizer. I rather blame the IOF controller”. This would of course explain that the courses are this equal – and is a much better solution than putting controls in areas were the map is questionable. I am trying to get the rumor either confirmed or unconfirmed.

That makes 13 of the first 14 controls equal for heat 1 and heat 3

Above you see the three men’s courses from the EOC Long qualification superimposed (large image here). Comparing heat 1 (blue) and heat 3 (green), you can see that the nine(!) first controls are exactly the same for these two heats. After “forking” at control 10, controls 11 to 14 are again the same for heat 1 and 3. That makes 13 of the first 14 controls equal for heat 1 and heat 3.

Now if we look at control 15 in heat 3, this is actually the same as control 15 in heat 2 (purple) – and so are controls 16, 17, 18, 19 and 20. Thus a lucky runner in heat 3 could get a very nice ride all the way to the 20th control.

All three heats starting together

Taking a look at the start list, runners from all three heats started together every 3 minutes! Thus for example Nicolas Simonin in heat 1 started together with Olav Lundanes in heat 3 – and Lundanes and Simonin had the nine first controls in common – starting together! Simonin only noticed the first 6, though ….

“Pack running”: Lot’s of it!

So did this course layout lead to a lot of “pack running”? Yes, of course. If two runners on a relatively high level start together and are going to the same control, chances are that they’ll get to the control area together. Below are some “pack tables” and other generated data from WinSplits where the different courses have been added to one (click figures to get them bigger).

Conclusion: I have seldom seen this much pack running in a qualification race…

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Other Twitter reactions

EOC Sprint 2014 Preview: Who takes the Gold?

Posted by Jan Kocbach, 13 Apr 2014@11:30

EOC Sprint Final - demo course on old map

EOC 2014 starts for real with the Sprint Final this Sunday at 17:30 CET. GPS-tracking, live results and a video feed is promised – and from the old map it looks like we should get very interesting and challenging sprint orienteering in this first EOC final. With the finals approaching, technical problems are hopefully part of the past, and both athletes and spectators can start to enjoy nice courses and interesting terrain in Portugal.

As you can read below, there are clear favourites – but on the other hand sprint is the most open discipline – especially for the men – with 10-15 athletes who can take the gold. Above you see some legs on the old map of the area – it surely looks like it is possible to make interesting challenges for the athletes here!

The time schedule for the A-finals is as follows:

  • A-final women: First start 17:30 CET – last start 18:20 CET. Winner expected around 18:35 CET.
  • A-final men: First start 18:45 CET – last start 19:36 CET. Winner expected around 19:50 CET.

Start lists are available here (Revised startlists were published Sunday morning as of Sunday evening it looks like the start lists are not the correct ones; heat winners are not last starters there). The organizer’s live coverage will be available here (including live results, live GPS-tracking and live Tweets). There will also be live coverage from the WorldofOLive Twitter account which you can follow at the WorldofO.com frontpage.

Men

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Even with 12 men of the favorites and outsiders pictured above (from the top of the World of O Sprint ranking with a few runners pushed up), there are several others who might also get the perfect race at EOC 2014 sprint and travel home with the Gold medal. Even though Mårten Boström won a very popular Gold medal at home ground in Finland at the World Championships sprint last year, it is the Swiss men with Matthias Kyburz in the front who are the main favourites.  Below you see that top 10 in the World Championships in Finland along with their results in the qualification in EOC sprint this year:

. Mårten Boström (7th heat 2)
. Scott Fraser (16th heat 2)
. Jonas Leandersson (6th heat 1)
4. Fabian Hertner (DNS, not running sprint)
5. Matthias Kyburz (1st heat 3)
6. Rasmus Thrane Hansen (DNS, illness)
7. Øystein Kvaal Østerbø (2nd heat 3)
8. Jerker Lysell (3rd heat 2)
9. Murray Strain (11th heat 1)
10. Jan Prochazka (Winner heat 3)

The main favourites and outsiders in this EOC sprint are as follows:

  • Matthias Kyburz (SUI) is the main favourite; except for the miss at WOC in Finland last year the Swiss overall World Cup winner has shown again and again that he can deliver excellent performances in sprint even when the pressure is high. Being strong both physically and mentally, he always has very good finishes were he dares to push all the way to the finish. The other five Swiss runners are also capable of taking a medal – but the main gold favorites among them are Daniel Hubmann and Martin Hubmann. Also look out for Matthias Kyburz’s brother Andreas Kyburz.
  • Mårten Boström (FIN) is in good shape – and could very well repeat his race from WOC in Finland. Not the biggest favourite today, though.
  • The Swedes Jerker Lysell and Jonas Leandersson are both among the main favourites. Leandersson was a the big surprise winner at EOC 2012 in Sweden – and showed another excellent performance at WOC 2013 with a bronze medal. Lysell is probably stronger in a flat sprint – but can still perform well also in these hilly sprints.

There are many outsiders who can take a medal – or even win – on a perfect day – at least if none of the runners above get the perfect race. Look out for runners like the World Games surprise Jonas Vytautas Gvildys, Øystein Kvaal Østerbø who finished 2nd in the qualification, Scott Fraser (4th in last year’s WOC – nearly failed in the qualification with a 16th place), Murray Strain (stable top 10 – can make it far higher up on a good day), Jan Prochazka (winner of a heat in the qualification) and finally Yannick Michiels – the Belgian sprint specialist who is moving slowly towards the world elite.

Tip:

  1. Matthias Kyburz
  2. Jonas Leandersson
  3. Daniel Hubmann
Women

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With Simone Niggli retired, some of the most experienced Swedes not on the start line – and four of the Top 10 in last year’s World Championships not starting, the race for the medals is more open than it has been for years in the women’s class. Will the other Swiss women take over after Niggli? Will the Swedes climb all the way to the top of the podium even with some of the best not starting? Or will the fast Danish women who have been focusing on sprint for years take it home? Or ….

Below you see that top 10 in the World Championships in Finland along with their results in the qualification in EOC sprint this year:

. Simone Niggli (DNS, retired)
. Annika Billstam (DNS, not focusing on EOC 2014)
. Venla Niemi (10th heat 3)
4. Maja Alm (3rd heat 3)
5. Tessa Hill (7th heat 2)
6. Galina Vinogradova (11th heat 3)
7. Emma Klingenberg (4th heat 1)
8. Merja Rantanen (DNS)
9. Heidi Østlid Bagstevold (6th heat 3)
10. Anne Margrethe Hausken Nordberg (DNS, expecting child)

The main favourites and outsiders in this EOC sprint are as follows:

  • The Danish women Maja Alm (4th WOC 2013 sprint, 2nd WOC 2012 sprint, 3rd EOC 2012 sprint) and Emma Klingenberg (3 times Top 3 in the World Cup in sprint 2013 – one of them victories) are the biggest favourites due to their ability to perform when it really counts – but only with a small margin.
  • Nearly as big favourites are the Swiss - Judith Wyder (Twice Top 3 in the World Cup sprint in 2013) and Rahel Friedrich each winning one heat in the qualification – although they have not got the same top results from earlier as the Danish. Also count in the other Swiss women among the outsiders.
  • Venla Niemi won Bronze at the World Championships sprint last year – and finished 6th in WOC sprint 2012 – showing that she can perform at her best at big occasions. Not a main favourite – but an outsider.
  • Tessa Hill finished 5th at WOC sprint last year – and has had a very good early spring season. Sprint traditionally being her strongest discipline, the EOC sprint can get very interesting for Hill.

Galina Vinogradova should also be counted among the outsiders – 10th in the World of O Sprint ranking – and 6th at WOC 2013 sprint. Also count in Lina Strand among the outsiders – a third place in one of the World Cup races in 2013. And don’t forget Nadiya Volynska - although best performances in middle the Ukrainian has an 11th place from WOC sprint last year. Other medal outsiders are Ines Brodmann, Karolin Ohlsson, Julia Gross, Amelia Chataing, Lilian Forsgren and Catherine Taylor.

Update 13/4 12:45 CET: The author of this article was tricked by the Sprint Qual live results which this article was based on – where Lena Eliasson was 12th. Lena Eliasson was however not running the sprint qualification (see comment below: “Lena Eliasson did not take part in the sprint qualification. She was entered by mistake and substituted by Helena Karlsson”) – and is therefore obviously not one of the favourites. Sorry for the wrong information – and thanks a lot to Lindström for the update. Good for the Danish women with one less to fight against, Lindström!

Tip:

  1. Maja Alm
  2. Lena Eliasson
  3. Judith Wyder
  4. Emma Klingenberg
Live coverage

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