Pasi Ikonen and Dana Brozkova won the tight World Cup races over middle distance in Liberec, Czech Republic today. Ikonen – the WOC middle distance champion of 2001 – beat this year WOC middle distance champion Thierry Guergiou with 33 seconds.
In the women’s class Minna Kauppi did her best individual World Cup race this year with a second position – only 18 seconds behind Brozkova.
Note! Today’s middle distance race is the basis for a long distance chasing start Sunday which also counts for the overall World Cup. Again with live webTV and GPS-tracking. Men start from 09:30 CET for the leader, 11:30 CET for the women. First 25 starting runners run with GPS. Courses are 16.7 km (680 m) / 10.6 km (480 m) with expected winning times of 95 / 75 minutes. Live video is available here – live results at the WC Liberec page.
Above you see a comparison of the route of winner in the mens class – Pasi Ikonen – with the second runner in the mens class – Thierry Gueorgiou (click for larger map). As you can see Gueorgiou looses time in the first part of the course (note that the GPS-data seems to be a bit strange in the start) – and after that never managing to catch up with Ikonen again even if keeping the same speed.
In the women’s class Minna Kauppi had a very good start, and was in the lead in the first part of the course. A mistake at the 8th control and another one at the 10th control made Helena Jansson take over the lead in the race. Another mistake at the 16th control cost her her first World Cup victory of the year – from the GPS data it looks like Kauppi might have orienteered to the wrong control when leaving the 16th control. This mistake lost Kauppi 37 seconds to Brozkova – and thus also the victory.
|1.||Dana Šafka Brožková||CZE||39:38.1|
WC Liberec @ WorldofO.com
- World of O: World Cup Liberec: All you need to – Published 2011-09-23 05:00:00
- International O-Federation: Brozkova wins World Cup Middle on home – Published 2011-09-24 11:41:00
- International O-Federation: Ikonen winner of Men?s Middle distance with – Published 2011-09-24 13:22:00
- Zinca Iounut: WC Liberec – Published 2011-09-23 22:00:00
- Tue Lassen: World Cup afslutning og VM træningslejr – Published 2011-09-23 17:41:00
- British O-Federation: CZE World Cup – Liberec – Published 2011-09-24 10:00:00
- Hevoskuuri.fi: Pasi Ikonen suunnisti voittoon maailmancupin keskimatkalla – Published 2011-09-24 12:44:00
- Orientering.dk: Maja og Signe i top 10 på – Published 2011-09-24 16:00:00
- Czech O-Federation: ?afka-Bro?ková vyhrála v Liberci závod Sv?tového poháru – Published 2011-09-24 14:00:00
- Swedish O-Federation: Helena trea i Tjeckien – Published 2011-09-24 18:00:00
Replay the excitement
With both live webTV and GPS-tracking it was very interesting to follow today’s middle distance race in Czech Republic. Both the webTV transmission and the GPS tracking can be replayed.