Frederic Tranchands victory in the overall Finnish orienteering league (Huippuliiga) after starting as number 52(!) in the chasing start was the highlight of this orienteering weekend – the start field was very good. There were also very strong start fields in the three Silva League races in Sweden.
In the prestigious live TV-broadcast Huippuliiga final, Tranchand told Finnish TV YLE after the race that he took the race as “a nice relay training”. Tranchand explained that he had tired legs after a lot of training lately, but was happy to still be able to win.
Above you see the first part of the course where Tranchand (in a big field) catches two minutes on Mårten Boström who started alone in the lead. The route choice to number 5 and the mistake at number 7 costs most time. In addition the big field managed to keep higher speed and help each other when doing small mistakes – compared to Boström fighting first alone – and then in a smaller field – up at the front. In the second part of the race Boström looses another 90 seconds – and is finally caught just ahead of the arena passing. The decisive mistake for the lead group consisting of Boström, Anjala, Muukkonen and Suna is at control 26 where a direction mistake costs nearly a minute compared to the chasing group.
1. 52 Tranchand Frederic OK Hällen 44:33 2. 4 Anjala Topi Koovee 44:37 +4 3. 5 Tervo Tuomas Rajamäen Rykmentti 44:40 +7 4. 1 Boström Mårten Lynx 44:44 +11 5. 2 Suna Jussi Turun Metsänkävijät 44:46 +13 6. 18 Lakanen Jani Vaajakosken Terä 44:50 +17 7. 3 Muukkonen Petteri Vehkalahden Veikot 44:51 +18 8. 13 Hubmann Martin Norway 44:52 +19 9. 8 Dlabaja Tomas Rajamäen Rykmentti 44:53 +20 10. 10 Howald Florian Tampereen Pyrintö 45:08 +35
Minna Kauppi took the women’s
Minna Kauppi won the women’s race after starting in a big lead – making several mistakes (loosing one minute in the butterfly and more than a minute to 16/17) and being caught by Venla Niemi at control 17. Kauppi had higher speed than Niemi, though, and managed to run away from Niemi again and take the victory. Below you see an autOanalysis between Kauppi and Niemi – click the map for full view.
1. 101 Kauppi Minna Asikkalan Raikas 43:43 2. 102 Niemi Venla Tampereen Pyrintö 44:42 +59 3. 105 Kinni Saila Tampereen Pyrintö 47:54 +4:11 4. 104 Friederich Rahel Sweden 47:57 +4:14 5. 109 Haajanen Sofia SK Pohjantähti 48:00 +4:17 6. 112 Kuuselo Riina Tampereen Pyrintö 48:01 +4:18 7. 117 Sundberg Karoliina Lynx 48:03 +4:20 8. 108 Uotila Ulrika Koovee 48:05 +4:22 9. 123 Saarimäki Heini Angelniemen Ankkuri 48:09 +4:26 10. 120 Vinogradova Natalia Angelniemen Ankkuri 48:10 +4:27
- GPS autOanalysis: Map part 1 (as seen above, but big size) / map part 2
- GPS-tracking men / women
- YLE TV broadcast
- Read Tomas Dlabaja’s take on this type of chasing start: Let’s not kill orienteering
- Jani Lakanen writes about his 6th place in the race / Rahel Friedrichs writes about her 4th place in the women’s race
Silva League: Sprint, Middle and Long
Three Silva League races this long weekend – Sprint Thursday, Middle Saturday and Long Sunday. Some observations based on the results:
- Simone Niggli looses twice in a row on Thursday and Saturday – Tove Alexandersson beats her both times. Not often to loose twice in a row for Niggli – but the Swiss superstar came back with a victory on Sunday’s long (but still only 1:30 ahead of Alexandersson). On Saturday’s middle distance Alexandersson was 8 seconds behind at the prewarning – but beat Niggli with three seconds in the end. Niggli also has a clear lead in overall Silva League – but will not start in the final Silva League weekend due to looking after her family and reducing travel.
- Tatiana Riabkina was twice third in the first Silva League weekend – this weekend she took two new third places – placing herself firmly in third spot in the overall Silva League.
- Thierry Gueorgiou is probably angry with himself after loosing more than 2:30 at the second control in Saturday’s middle distance (see map above for the control location). Without this mistake the “King of Middle” would have been all the way on the top of the list – now he god a disappointing 13th place. His performance in sprint (2nd place) and long (victory with more than 3 minutes) is excellent though – and enough to give him a very clear overall lead in Silva League.
- Fredric Johansson impressed the first Silva League weekend with 2 x 2nd place in the long distance races. On Sunday Johansson showed that really means business this season with yet another 2nd place behind Thierry Gueorgiou.
- Gustav Bergman delivers stable performances – three good races and victory on Saturday, but the top shape is not really there yet. Above you can see a map with an autOanalysis (click for full size) of Bergman’s race compared to Norwegian Bjørn Ekeberg who finished 5th. Stable technical performances by both – but Bergman has higher speed – especially in the last part of the race.
- Matthias Merz has struggled earlier this season – but at the middle distance on Saturday he was up there again with a second place.
- Jonas Leandersson shows excellent performance in sprint – back where he was last spring when he (somewhat surprisingly) won the EOC gold medal. It is also nice to see young Belgian Yannick Michiels steadily improving and getting more stable in sprint – a third place on Thursday’s sprint is excellent.
- Matthias Kyburz did not manage to deliver top performances – 4th in Thursday’s sprint after many small mistakes is below par for last year’s overall World Cup winner.
Long distance Sunday – part of course.
More about the races:
- Map sprint Bergman
- Map middle Bergman (3DRerun for analysis)
- Map long Ekeberg / Bergman (3DRerun for analysis)
- There was no GPS-tracking for these races due to bad GPRS-coverage. See below for results for all races.
- Gustav Bergman’s story about the races
- Matthias Kyburz’ story about the races and the latest time in Sweden
Thursday – Sprint
|1||Jonas Leandersson||Södertälje-Nykvarn OF||15:25||4:39|
|2||Thierry Gueorgiou||Kalevan Rasti||15:33||+0:08||4:41|
|3||Yannick Michiels||OK Ravinen||15:36||+0:11||4:42|
|4||Matthias Kyburz||OK Tisaren||15:37||+0:12||4:43|
|5||Pavlo Ushkvarok||Södertälje-Nykvarn OF||15:42||+0:17||4:44|
|6||Ralph Street||Södertälje-Nykvarn OF||15:46||+0:21||4:45|
|7||Gustav Bergman||OK Ravinen||15:50||+0:25||4:47|
|8||Øystein Kvaal Østerbø||IFK Lidingös Skid o OK||15:57||+0:32||4:49|
|9||Olle Boström||Järla Orientering||16:00||+0:35||4:50|
|10||Oskar Sjöberg||OK Linné||16:02||+0:37||4:50|
|1||Tove Alexandersson||Stora Tuna OK||15:17||5:15|
|2||Lina Strand||Göteborg-Majorna OK||15:24||+0:07||5:17|
|3||Simone Niggli||OK Tisaren||15:29||+0:12||5:19|
|4||Judith Wyder||Göteborg-Majorna OK||15:30||+0:13||5:19|
|5||Nadiya Volynska||OK Orion||15:31||+0:14||5:19|
|6||Annika Billstam||OK Linné||15:33||+0:16||5:20|
|7||Lena Eliasson||Domnarvets GOIF||15:48||+0:31||5:25|
|8||Alva Olsson||Linköpings OK||15:59||+0:42||5:29|
|9||Annica Gustafsson||IFK Lidingös Skid o OK||16:10||+0:53||5:33|
|10||Karolin Ohlsson||Järla Orientering||16:11||+0:54||5:33|
Saturday – Middle
|1||Gustav Bergman||OK Ravinen||30:45||5:24|
|2||Matthias Merz||OK Tisaren||31:09||+0:24||5:29|
|3||Anders Holmberg||Järla Orientering||31:27||+0:42||5:32|
|4||Johan Runesson||Göteborg-Majorna OK||31:43||+0:58||5:35|
|5||Bjørn Ekeberg||IL Tyrving||31:44||+0:59||5:35|
|6||Oleksandr Kratov||OK Orion||32:01||+1:16||5:38|
|7||Matthias Kyburz||OK Tisaren||32:16||+1:31||5:40|
|8||Oskar Sjöberg||OK Linné||32:21||+1:36||5:41|
|9||Peter Öberg||OK Hällen||32:39||+1:54||5:44|
|10||Eskil Kinneberg||IFK Göteborg||32:42||+1:57||5:45|
|11||William Lind||Malungs OK Skogsmårdarna||32:44||+1:59||5:45|
|12||Olle Boström||Järla Orientering||32:59||+2:14||5:48|
|13||Andreas Kyburz||Tullinge SK||33:00||+2:15||5:48|
|13||Thierry Gueorgiou||Kalevan Rasti||33:00||+2:15||5:48|
|15||Jonas Leandersson||Södertälje-Nykvarn OF||33:41||+2:56||5:55|
|1||Tove Alexandersson||Stora Tuna OK||34:17||7:12|
|2||Simone Niggli||OK Tisaren||34:20||+0:03||7:12|
|3||Tanja Ryabkina||Hellas Orientering||34:37||+0:20||7:16|
|4||Nadiya Volynska||OK Orion||35:31||+1:14||7:27|
|5||Judith Wyder||Göteborg-Majorna OK||36:31||+2:14||7:40|
|6||Maria Magnusson||Sävedalens AIK||36:35||+2:18||7:41|
|7||Annika Billstam||OK Linné||36:40||+2:23||7:42|
|8||Lina Strand||Göteborg-Majorna OK||36:57||+2:40||7:45|
|9||Anna (Humlaröd) Persson||FK Göingarna||37:46||+3:29||7:56|
|10||Annica Gustafsson||IFK Lidingö SOK||38:32||+4:15||8:05|
|11||Emma Johansson||Domnarvets GOIF||38:44||+4:27||8:08|
|12||Dana Brozkova||Domnarvets GOIF||38:57||+4:40||8:10|
|12||Malin Leijon Lind||OK Kolmården||38:57||+4:40||8:10|
|14||Emma Claesson||Stora Tuna OK||39:13||+4:56||8:14|
|15||Rasa Ptasekaite||OK Linné||39:15||+4:58||8:14|
|1||Thierry Gueorgiou||Kalevan Rasti||1:21:47||5:47|
|2||Fredrik Johansson||IFK Lidingö SOK||1:25:15||+3:28||6:02|
|3||Filip Dahlgren||IFK Lidingö SOK||1:25:34||+3:47||6:03|
|4||Gustav Bergman||OK Ravinen||1:25:50||+4:03||6:04|
|5||William Lind||Malungs OK Skogsmårdarna||1:25:51||+4:04||6:05|
|6||Bjørn Ekeberg||IL Tyrving||1:26:08||+4:21||6:06|
|7||Anders Holmberg||Järla Orientering||1:27:21||+5:34||6:11|
|8||Johan Runesson||Göteborg-Majorna OK||1:28:04||+6:17||6:14|
|9||Oleksandr Kratov||OK Orion||1:28:08||+6:21||6:14|
|10||Martin Regborn||Hagaby GOIF||1:28:11||+6:24||6:14|
|11||Anton Östlin||Malungs OK Skogsmårdarna||1:30:39||+8:52||6:25|
|12||Olle Boström||Järla Orientering||1:31:33||+9:46||6:29|
|12||Erik Rost||Malungs OK Skogsmårdarna||1:31:33||+9:46||6:29|
|14||Peter Öberg||OK Hällen||1:32:07||+10:20||6:31|
|15||Albin Ridefelt||OK Linné||1:32:16||+10:29||6:32|
|1||Simone Niggli||OK Tisaren||1:03:54||6:50|
|2||Tove Alexandersson||Stora Tuna OK||1:05:32||+1:38||7:01|
|3||Tanja Ryabkina||Hellas Orientering||1:06:57||+3:03||7:10|
|4||Annika Billstam||OK Linné||1:07:54||+4:00||7:16|
|5||Lina Strand||Göteborg-Majorna OK||1:08:59||+5:05||7:23|
|6||Nadiya Volynska||OK Orion||1:09:58||+6:04||7:29|
|7||Emma Johansson||Domnarvets GOIF||1:11:02||+7:08||7:36|
|8||Irina Nyberg||Hellas Orientering||1:11:03||+7:09||7:36|
|9||Anna (Humlaröd) Persson||FK Göingarna||1:11:22||+7:28||7:38|
|10||Rasa Ptasekaite||OK Linné||1:11:44||+7:50||7:41|
|11||Alva Olsson||Linköpings OK||1:11:58||+8:04||7:42|
|12||Maria Magnusson||Sävedalens AIK||1:12:02||+8:08||7:43|
|13||Josefine Engström||Alfta-Ösa OK||1:12:47||+8:53||7:48|
|14||Johanna Sanderi||IFK Lidingö SOK||1:13:40||+9:46||7:53|
|15||Kristin Löfgren||Varegg Fleridrett||1:13:53||+9:59||7:55|