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World Cup Spain Middle: Maps and Results

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Oleksandr Kratov (Ukraine) and Lena Eliasson (Sweden) both won their first World Cup victories in the World Cup middle distance in Spain today. Again the Spanish organizers offered technical and challenging courses.

In the women’s class it was again a Swedish day – 4 Swedes among the top 5:  Helena Jansson in third, Maria Magnusson in 4th and Lilian Forsgren in 5th. The only non-Swedish in the Top 5 was Russian Anastasiya Tikhonova. In the men’s class Daniel Hubmann (Switzerland) caught the second place – with Timo Sild (Estonia) in third. Baptiste Rollier – who was very disappointed after finishing with the second fastest time in the cancelled race yesterday – finished in a very good 4th place.

First for Kratov

Both Hubmann and Dæhlie miss the easy 18th control after the spectator control

Daniel Hubmann had fresh legs and was hungry for success after skipping the very though long distance race yesterday. However, already on the first control Hubmann did a big mistake and lost more than a minute. In the first part of the race Kratov ran very well – with Pasi Ikonen following closely. Magne Dæhlie and Jerker Lysell also got very good starts – while Daniel Hubmann picked second by second – getting closer and closer to the lead. (Note that there is no GPS-tracking for Timo Sild; this mini-analysis is written based on the GPS-data only)

At control number 13, Hubmann had nearly caught up with the lead – with Pasi Ikonen all the way at the front. With Lysell missing number 15 and Ikonen missing number 16, the fight for victory was between Kratov, Hubmann and Dæhlie when approaching the spectator control – with Hubmann with a slight lead. However, both Hubmann and Dæhlie miss the easy 18th control after the spectator control – and with another mistake to control 22 for Hubmann (direction mistake), Kratov could take his first World Cup victory.

Below you see a comparison of Hubmann and Kratov’s race (click for larger).

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Eliasson with a super start

Lena Eliasson was simply a lot faster than the others today

Lena Eliasson was simply a lot faster than the others today – just as yesterday. But even if she did several mistakes today again, the mistakes were not as big as yesterday. And even more importantly: World Cup leader ahead of the race Tove Alexandersson – the only one close to Eliasson’s speed – did even more mistakes. Alexandersson lost 45 seconds already to the first control, 2 minutes to the third control and another 2 minutes at control 10.

Back to Eliasson: She had a very good start of the race, and when approaching control 4 her lead was already around a minute compared to the other runners who wore GPS (note that the GPS-tracking for second placed Tikhonova stopped at the first control, and is thus not included in this mini-analysis).  With this big lead, Eliasson could afford a direction mistake to control number 10, a small mistake at the easy control after the spectator control and a quite big mistake at control 14.

Below is a comparison between Eliasson and Jansson (click for larger).

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Maps and GPS-tracking
  • Map men
  • Map women
  • GPS tracking men/women – after the race this will include links to GPS-tracking in 2DRerun for analysis through a cooperation between WorldofO and TracTrac (Thanks, TracTrac – I am sure the readers of World of O will value this opportunity!)
Results

Men

# Name Club Start 5.1 km 6.8 km Finish
1 Oleksandr Kratov UKRAINE 12:34:00 33:45 (2) 41:30 (1) 42:15 (1) +00:00
2 Daniel Hubmann SWITZERLAND 12:38:00 33:42 (1) 41:39 (2) 42:28 (2) +00:13
3 Timo Sild ESTONIA 11:44:00 33:52 (4) 42:05 (4) 42:52 (3) +00:37
4 Baptiste Rollier SWITZERLAND 12:50:00 34:53 (7) 42:40 (5) 43:24 (4) +01:09
5 Anders Holmberg SWEDEN 11:26:00 34:43 (6) 42:43 (6) 43:30 (5) +01:15
6 Magne Daehli NORWAY 12:46:00 33:45 (2) 42:47 (7) 43:31 (6) +01:16
7 Gustav Bergman SWEDEN 12:52:00 35:50 (11) 43:12 (8) 43:57 (7) +01:42
8 Ionut Alin Zinca ROMANIA 13:08:00 35:34 (9) 43:20 (9) 44:10 (8) +01:55
9 Filip Dahlgren SWEDEN 12:32:00 36:03 (13) 43:45 (10) 44:34 (9) +02:19
10 Janis Kums LATVIA 11:42:00 35:58 (12) 44:09 (11) 44:57 (10) +02:42
11 Pasi Ikonen FINLAND 13:28:00 35:35 (10) 44:12 (12) 45:03 (11) +02:48
12 Jonas Leandersson SWEDEN 12:14:00 35:16 (8) 44:30 (13) 45:18 (12) +03:03
13 Kiril Nikolov BULGARIA 13:00:00 36:06 (14) 44:35 (15) 45:23 (13) +03:08
14 Raffael Huber SWITZERLAND 11:56:00 36:18 (15) 44:33 (14) 45:24 (14) +03:09
15 Johan Runesson SWEDEN 12:44:00 36:19 (16) 44:38 (16) 45:30 (15) +03:15

Women

1 Lena Eliasson SWEDEN 12:55:00 24:44 (1) 34:55 (1) 36:10 (1) +00:00
2 Anastasiya Tikhonova RUSSIAN FEDERATION 12:15:00 26:20 (3) 35:23 (2) 36:38 (2) +00:28
3 Helena Jansson SWEDEN 12:41:00 26:16 (2) 35:35 (3) 36:56 (3) +00:46
4 Maria Magnusson SWEDEN 12:01:00 26:36 (5) 35:51 (4) 37:15 (4) +01:05
5 Lilian Forsgren SWEDEN 12:05:00 26:26 (4) 36:05 (5) 37:16 (5) +01:06
6 Sara Luescher SWITZERLAND 13:01:00 27:11 (6) 36:20 (6) 37:38 (6) +01:28
7 Tessa Hill UNITED KINGDOM 12:13:00 28:29 (12) 37:20 (8) 38:36 (7) +02:26
8 Nadiya Volynska UKRAINE 12:53:00 27:12 (7) 37:14 (7) 38:39 (8) +02:29
9 Vanessa Round AUSTRALIA 11:41:00 27:21 (8) 37:31 (9) 38:50 (9) +02:40
10 Karolin Ohlsson SWEDEN 11:23:00 27:34 (10) 37:50 (11) 38:56 (10) +02:46
11 Karoliina Sundberg FINLAND 11:29:00 28:35 (15) 37:57 (12) 39:11 (11) +03:01
12 Olha Panchenko UKRAINE 11:59:00 28:31 (14) 37:57 (12) 39:14 (12) +03:04
13 Outi Ojanen FINLAND 12:39:00 28:13 (11) 37:44 (10) 39:15 (13) +03:05
14 Nataliya Vinogradova RUSSIAN FEDERATION 11:39:00 28:40 (17) 38:07 (14) 39:33 (14) +03:23
15 Amélie Chataing FRANCE 12:51:00 29:14 (19) 38:25 (15) 39:45 (15) +03:35

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4 comments

  1. Alexsander Kratov of Republic of Crimea, RUSSIA!!!

  2. Read Alexander Kratov’s facebook page if you want to know what he thinks about Krimea annexation: https://www.facebook.com/oleksandr.kratov
    “Я наполовину русский. Я говорю по-русски. Я живу в Крыму. У меня родня в России. Я всегда искренне верил в понятие “братья славяне”. Сегодня, я не могу понять какого хрена, у меня дома, эти самые “братья” шляются с оружием в руках?! Лично у меня все замечательно, мы только свергли одного кровососа и пытаемся навести порядок у нас в стране, но тут приперлись вы со своей “братской” любовью. Уходите, пока не поздно.”

  3. @Sergio/@Alex: Please keep politics out of the discussions here – this website is about orienteering. For now I will not delete these two comments, but if more are added, I feel it is necessary to remove them.

  4. sorry, Jan. This topic is too hot for all of us now.