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EOC Sprint 2014: Maps and Results


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

About Jan Kocbach

Jan Kocbach is the founder of WorldofO.com - taking care of everything from site development to writing articles, photography and analysis.

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5 comments

  1. It seems for men the variant to 12 was decisive. The medalists noticed the left route, while Kyburz has taken the right, moreover the chairs.

    • Yes, leg number 12 was one of the most decisive legs. But even Lysell lost time here. And Daniel Hubmann lost to 13. I am in the middle of the analysis now – will know more tomorrow. Hope to get this up in SPAS :-)

  2. Why even for EOC the mapmakers do not follow ISSOM? The walls in the entrances of the tunnel must be closed (because they are such from the level he choose as the main, that is the upper level).

  3. Any splits?

    • Working on setting up SPAS in cooperation with the organizers – have got some splits for that (but none to post officially). They are hopefully soon on the EOC website.