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MOC 2011 Day 1: Maps and Results

In a startfield with many strong sprinters, Øystein Kvaal Østerbø won the first stage in MOC 2011 ahead of Audun Weltzien and Daniel Hubmann. In the womens class, Ines Brodmann took the victory ahead of Annika Billstam. The sprint was held in a small towns with many small street – giving interesting orienteering challenges for the runners.

Gabriele Viale has again managed to attract several of the top elite runners to the Mediterranean Open Championships (MOC) in southern Italy– this time three of the big sprint favourites for WOC in France were fighting for the top positions in the mens class – Kvaal Østerbø, Hubmann and Jerker Lysell who finished fourth today. Strong runners like Annika Billstam and Lena Eliasson are on the startlist in the womens class- finishing second and fourth today, respectively.

MOC 2011 consists of three events:

  • Friday 25th March – 1st stage in Castelvetrano district
  • Saturday 26th March – 2nd stage in Gibellina
  • Sunday 27th March – 3rd stage in Selinunte/Castelvetrano



Men 21
1. Osterbo Oystein Kvaaal NOR 19.11
2. Weltzien Audun H. NOR 19.41
3. Hubmann Daniel SUI 19.51
4. Lysell Jerker SWE 19.57
5. Tenani Alessio ITA 20.14
6. Ohlund Erik SWE 20.16

Women 21
1. Brodmann Ines SUI 19.17
2. Billstam Annika SWE 19.22
3. Friederich Rahel SUI 19.25
4. Eliasson Lena SWE 19.58
5. Rollins Sarah GBR 20.00
6. Wild Angela SUI 20.05

Spring Cup

This weekend we have also got the traditional Nordic season opening in Denmark – Spring Cup – with a night relay today, a classic race Saturday and a relay on Sunday.

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