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EOC Long Men 2014: Why did the winners win?

[Updated with Performance Index+more analysis] The EOC Long distance 2014 in Portugal did not offer too many route choice challenges – the race was more about avoiding loosing a few seconds here and a few seconds there than about taking the optimal route choices.

Daniel Hubmann has only four legs where he looses more than 20 seconds to the best split time

Below is a quick analysis of why the medal winners were the best at the end of the day – and where they managed to set themselves apart from the other athletes. The analysis is done leg by leg – and for each leg where the medalists or top favourites did mistakes of more then 15-20 seconds, a GPS-comparison is shown with the best athlete on this leg (based on the ones running with GPS). Split times used are real split times from the timing system; i.e. not GPS split-times. A split time table and a current standing is provided for each leg.

Looking at the split times of the medalists, these are very strong races from all of them. Daniel Hubmann has only four legs where he looses more than 20 seconds to the best split time – his one minute mistake at control 4 being the biggest mistake. Lundanes has also only 4 legs with 20 seconds or more time loss to the best – and his biggest time loss to the best split on a single control is 37 seconds.

Performance Index

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Fredrik Johansson had a significant part of his race which was truly outstanding

Those who are used to reading Performance Index graphs, will agree that this is one of the best ways to understand who had a real potential of  winning a race. Looking at the Performance Index curves for this race (click above illustration for larger) can see that Fredrik Johansson had a significant part of his race which was truly outstanding (green dotted line) – however the Swede had a very variable race with too many quite poor legs with performance index well below 100%.

The next athletes to remark are Daniel Hubmann and Fabian Hertner. Their average level is actually very similar in this race (around 102-103%) – however Hubmann has one section of his performance curve above 105% – and also the tail placed closer to 100%. Thus Hubmann’s has some exceptional legs (which Hertner does not have), and his “bad” legs are not that bad (except for the one, bug mistake which goes outside the graph to the left).

It is also interesting to look at Olav Lundanes. Lundanes is the one of the top runners who made the most stable race – but his average performance index level is actually below 100%. He also has a flatter section above 102%, though – but still his average level in this kind of terrain at this day is significantly below the other three + Tranchand. Lundanes’ medal is saved by having a very stable race – it surely looks like Lundanes runs the best race of all the Top 5 compared to his potential on the day.

The last runner included in the chart above is Frederic Tranchand. Like Johansson, Tranchand runs an unstable race – but with very good performance when at his best (although slightly below Johansson – more on the level of Hubmann/Hertner). Tranchand definitely has potential for a medal – but needs more stability.

Note! A similar analysis for the women class will follow later this week.

Men A Final: S-1

1: D Hubmann

1: Johansson

1: Lundanes

The leg to the first control was actually one of the most decisive route choice legs on the whole course. The best option here was to go left like more than 70% of the runners with GPS. Tranchand has a very fast start of the race, and is fastest with 5:08. Note that both Hubmann and Lundanes take the best route choice but are slow starters this day; Lundanes looses 0:20 and Hubmann 0:29.

One of the runners taking the wrong route is Fredrik Johansson – the eventual bronze medalist. By running right you don’t get the good runnability on the big path – and you also loose time when crossing the fence.

Men A Final: S-1 (Legtimes)

1. Fr?d?ric Tranchand 5:08 +0:00
2. Matthias Kyburz 5:13 +0:05
3. Fabian Hertner 5:20 +0:12
4. Fredric Portin 5:20 +0:12
5. Timo Sild 5:27 +0:19
6. Olav Lundanes 5:28 +0:20
7. Emil Svensk 5:31 +0:23
8. Baptiste Rollier 5:32 +0:24
9. Jani Lakanen 5:32 +0:24
10. William Lind 5:32 +0:24
12. Daniel Hubmann 5:37 +0:29
33. Fredrik Johansson 5:54 +0:46
Men A Final: S-1 (Total times)

1. Fr?d?ric Tranchand 5:08 +0:00
2. Matthias Kyburz 5:13 +0:05
3. Fabian Hertner 5:20 +0:12
4. Fredric Portin 5:20 +0:12
5. Timo Sild 5:27 +0:19
6. Olav Lundanes 5:28 +0:20
7. Emil Svensk 5:31 +0:23
8. Baptiste Rollier 5:32 +0:24
9. Jani Lakanen 5:32 +0:24
10. William Lind 5:32 +0:24
12. Daniel Hubmann 5:37 +0:29
33. Fredrik Johansson 5:54 +0:46
Men A Final: 1-2

No big time differences for leg 2. This leg – and other legs with small time differences are not shown in the folllowing.

Men A Final: 1-2 (Legtimes)

1. Matthias Kyburz 3:20 +0:00
2. William Lind 3:22 +0:02
3. Fredrik Johansson 3:22 +0:02
4. Baptiste Rollier 3:23 +0:03
5. Emil Svensk 3:26 +0:06
6. Oskar Sjoberg 3:26 +0:06
7. Edgars Bertuks 3:30 +0:10
8. Fr?d?ric Tranchand 3:31 +0:11
9. Pawlak Bartosz 3:31 +0:11
10. Pasi Ikonen 3:31 +0:11
11. Olav Lundanes 3:32 +0:12
12. Daniel Hubmann 3:33 +0:13
14. Fabian Hertner 3:34 +0:14
Men A Final: 1-2 (Total times)

1. Matthias Kyburz 8:33 +0:00
2. Fr?d?ric Tranchand 8:39 +0:06
3. Fabian Hertner 8:54 +0:21
4. William Lind 8:54 +0:21
5. Baptiste Rollier 8:55 +0:22
6. Emil Svensk 8:57 +0:24
7. Olav Lundanes 9:00 +0:27
8. Oskar Sjoberg 9:02 +0:29
9. Fredric Portin 9:05 +0:32
10. Jani Lakanen 9:08 +0:35
11. Daniel Hubmann 9:10 +0:37
17. Fredrik Johansson 9:16 +0:43
Men A Final: 2-3
Men A Final: 2-3 (Legtimes)

1. Fr?d?ric Tranchand 0:43 +0:00
2. Olav Lundanes 0:43 +0:00
3. Daniel Hubmann 0:43 +0:00
4. Fredrik Johansson 0:43 +0:00
5. Matthias Kyburz 0:44 +0:01
6. Fabian Hertner 0:44 +0:01
7. William Lind 0:44 +0:01
8. Emil Svensk 0:44 +0:01
9. Edgars Bertuks 0:44 +0:01
10. Valentin Novikov 0:44 +0:01
Men A Final: 2-3 (Total times)

1. Matthias Kyburz 9:17 +0:00
2. Fr?d?ric Tranchand 9:22 +0:05
3. Fabian Hertner 9:38 +0:21
4. William Lind 9:38 +0:21
5. Baptiste Rollier 9:40 +0:23
6. Emil Svensk 9:41 +0:24
7. Olav Lundanes 9:43 +0:26
8. Oskar Sjoberg 9:48 +0:31
9. Fredric Portin 9:51 +0:34
10. Daniel Hubmann 9:53 +0:36
14. Fredrik Johansson 9:59 +0:42
Men A Final: 3-4

4: D Hubmann

4: Lundanes

Leg 4 is the only mistake of Daniel Hubmann – here he looses more than a minute after a mistake in the control circle. This was actually one of the largest control point mistakes by the men fighting for a Top 6 position. Hubmann later said that this mistake is what woke him up – and made him ready for the challenges meeting him later in the course.

Note that Hubmann is now already 1:32 behind Matthias Kyburz who is in the lead after several good legs.

Men A Final: 3-4 (Legtimes)

1. Fredrik Johansson 6:49 +0:00
2. Fabian Hertner 6:58 +0:09
3. William Lind 6:58 +0:09
4. Matthias Kyburz 7:01 +0:12
5. Fr?d?ric Tranchand 7:02 +0:13
6. Olav Lundanes 7:07 +0:18
7. Oskar Sjoberg 7:10 +0:21
8. Jani Lakanen 7:10 +0:21
9. Edgars Bertuks 7:11 +0:22
10. Pasi Ikonen 7:11 +0:22
34. Daniel Hubmann 7:57 +1:08
Men A Final: 3-4 (Total times)

1. Matthias Kyburz 16:18 +0:00
2. Fr?d?ric Tranchand 16:24 +0:06
3. Fabian Hertner 16:36 +0:18
4. William Lind 16:36 +0:18
5. Fredrik Johansson 16:48 +0:30
6. Olav Lundanes 16:50 +0:32
7. Baptiste Rollier 16:54 +0:36
8. Oskar Sjoberg 16:58 +0:40
9. Jani Lakanen 17:04 +0:46
10. Edgars Bertuks 17:05 +0:47
22. Daniel Hubmann 17:50 +1:32
Men A Final: 4-5
Men A Final: 4-5 (Legtimes)

1. Fr?d?ric Tranchand 2:32 +0:00
2. Fabian Hertner 2:33 +0:01
3. Olav Lundanes 2:34 +0:02
4. Valentin Novikov 2:37 +0:05
5. Fredrik Johansson 2:38 +0:06
6. Gernot Kerschbaumer 2:38 +0:06
7. Filip Dahlgren 2:38 +0:06
8. Jani Lakanen 2:40 +0:08
9. Magne Daehli 2:40 +0:08
10. Marten Bostrom 2:41 +0:09
12. Daniel Hubmann 2:42 +0:10
13. William Lind 2:43 +0:11
18. Matthias Kyburz 2:47 +0:15
Men A Final: 4-5 (Total times)

1. Fr?d?ric Tranchand 18:56 +0:00
2. Matthias Kyburz 19:05 +0:09
3. Fabian Hertner 19:09 +0:13
4. William Lind 19:19 +0:23
5. Olav Lundanes 19:24 +0:28
6. Fredrik Johansson 19:26 +0:30
7. Baptiste Rollier 19:37 +0:41
8. Jani Lakanen 19:44 +0:48
9. Oskar Sjoberg 19:48 +0:52
10. Valentin Novikov 19:54 +0:58
20. Daniel Hubmann 20:32 +1:36
Men A Final: 5-6

6: D Hubmann

6: Hertner

6: Lind

6: Lundanes

Leg 6 is another leg with a small route choice challenge for the runners. The difference between the optimal route (slight left, using the path system) and the more straight/right variant, is only some seconds. Both Lundanes and Hubmann go right – both loosing time to Johansson who runs a fantastic leg going left. Johansson actually wins this leg with 12 seconds to Tranchand. Tranchand has a good period – now leading the race ahead of Kyburz.

Men A Final: 5-6 (Legtimes)

1. Fredrik Johansson 7:46 +0:00
2. Fr?d?ric Tranchand 7:58 +0:12
3. Matthias Kyburz 8:00 +0:14
4. Daniel Hubmann 8:05 +0:19
5. Philippe Adamski 8:14 +0:28
6. William Lind 8:15 +0:29
7. Oskar Sjoberg 8:18 +0:32
8. Edgars Bertuks 8:18 +0:32
9. Olav Lundanes 8:20 +0:34
10. Pasi Ikonen 8:24 +0:38
22. Fabian Hertner 8:35 +0:49
Men A Final: 5-6 (Total times)

1. Fr?d?ric Tranchand 26:54 +0:00
2. Matthias Kyburz 27:05 +0:11
3. Fredrik Johansson 27:12 +0:18
4. William Lind 27:34 +0:40
5. Fabian Hertner 27:44 +0:50
6. Olav Lundanes 27:44 +0:50
7. Oskar Sjoberg 28:06 +1:12
8. Baptiste Rollier 28:11 +1:17
9. Jani Lakanen 28:18 +1:24
10. Pasi Ikonen 28:23 +1:29
13. Daniel Hubmann 28:37 +1:43
Men A Final: 6-7

7: Tranchand

Tranchand is maybe running too fast – at least the French sprint specialist makes a 20 second mistake at the rather easy control 7.

Men A Final: 6-7 (Legtimes)

1. Rune Olsen 1:31 +0:00
2. Pawlak Bartosz 1:36 +0:05
3. Fredrik Johansson 1:39 +0:08
4. Daniel Hubmann 1:40 +0:09
5. Filip Dahlgren 1:40 +0:09
6. Zsolt Lenkei 1:40 +0:09
7. Timo Sild 1:40 +0:09
8. Denys Shcherbakov 1:40 +0:09
9. William Lind 1:41 +0:10
10. Olav Lundanes 1:41 +0:10
13. Matthias Kyburz 1:42 +0:11
14. Fabian Hertner 1:42 +0:11
44. Fr?d?ric Tranchand 1:54 +0:23
Men A Final: 6-7 (Total times)

1. Matthias Kyburz 28:47 +0:00
2. Fr?d?ric Tranchand 28:48 +0:01
3. Fredrik Johansson 28:51 +0:04
4. William Lind 29:15 +0:28
5. Olav Lundanes 29:25 +0:38
6. Fabian Hertner 29:26 +0:39
7. Oskar Sjoberg 29:51 +1:04
8. Baptiste Rollier 29:53 +1:06
9. Jani Lakanen 30:00 +1:13
10. Pasi Ikonen 30:08 +1:21
12. Daniel Hubmann 30:17 +1:30
Men A Final: 7-8
Men A Final: 7-8 (Legtimes)

1. Fr?d?ric Tranchand 1:04 +0:00
2. William Lind 1:11 +0:07
3. Oskar Sjoberg 1:11 +0:07
4. Fredrik Johansson 1:12 +0:08
5. Marten Bostrom 1:12 +0:08
6. Fabian Hertner 1:13 +0:09
7. Daniel Hubmann 1:13 +0:09
8. Graham Gristwood 1:13 +0:09
9. Magne Daehli 1:13 +0:09
10. Rune Olsen 1:13 +0:09
13. Matthias Kyburz 1:15 +0:11
14. Olav Lundanes 1:15 +0:11
Men A Final: 7-8 (Total times)

1. Fr?d?ric Tranchand 29:52 +0:00
2. Matthias Kyburz 30:02 +0:10
3. Fredrik Johansson 30:03 +0:11
4. William Lind 30:26 +0:34
5. Fabian Hertner 30:39 +0:47
6. Olav Lundanes 30:40 +0:48
7. Oskar Sjoberg 31:02 +1:10
8. Baptiste Rollier 31:10 +1:18
9. Jani Lakanen 31:16 +1:24
10. Pasi Ikonen 31:24 +1:32
12. Daniel Hubmann 31:30 +1:38
Men A Final: 8-9

9: Johansson

At control 9 it is Johansson’s time to loose time – 15 seconds lost to Tranchand on this leg.

Men A Final: 8-9 (Legtimes)

1. Fr?d?ric Tranchand 1:20 +0:00
2. Fabian Hertner 1:24 +0:04
3. Matthias Kyburz 1:25 +0:05
4. Oskar Sjoberg 1:26 +0:06
5. Philippe Adamski 1:26 +0:06
6. Marten Bostrom 1:26 +0:06
7. William Lind 1:28 +0:08
8. Pasi Ikonen 1:28 +0:08
9. Baptiste Rollier 1:29 +0:09
10. Jani Lakanen 1:29 +0:09
18. Olav Lundanes 1:30 +0:10
33. Daniel Hubmann 1:33 +0:13
38. Fredrik Johansson 1:35 +0:15
Men A Final: 8-9 (Total times)

1. Fr?d?ric Tranchand 31:12 +0:00
2. Matthias Kyburz 31:27 +0:15
3. Fredrik Johansson 31:38 +0:26
4. William Lind 31:54 +0:42
5. Fabian Hertner 32:03 +0:51
6. Olav Lundanes 32:10 +0:58
7. Oskar Sjoberg 32:28 +1:16
8. Baptiste Rollier 32:39 +1:27
9. Jani Lakanen 32:45 +1:33
10. Philippe Adamski 32:50 +1:38
13. Daniel Hubmann 33:03 +1:51
Men A Final: 9-10
Men A Final: 9-10 (Legtimes)

1. Daniel Hubmann 0:47 +0:00
2. Anton Ostlin 0:47 +0:00
3. Fr?d?ric Tranchand 0:48 +0:01
4. Olav Lundanes 0:50 +0:03
5. Oskar Sjoberg 0:50 +0:03
6. Graham Gristwood 0:50 +0:03
7. Fredric Portin 0:50 +0:03
8. Fredrik Johansson 0:51 +0:04
9. Jani Lakanen 0:51 +0:04
10. Edgars Bertuks 0:51 +0:04
16. Matthias Kyburz 0:52 +0:05
17. Fabian Hertner 0:53 +0:06
33. William Lind 0:57 +0:10
Men A Final: 9-10 (Total times)

1. Fr?d?ric Tranchand 32:00 +0:00
2. Matthias Kyburz 32:19 +0:19
3. Fredrik Johansson 32:29 +0:29
4. William Lind 32:51 +0:51
5. Fabian Hertner 32:56 +0:56
6. Olav Lundanes 33:00 +1:00
7. Oskar Sjoberg 33:18 +1:18
8. Baptiste Rollier 33:33 +1:33
9. Jani Lakanen 33:36 +1:36
10. Philippe Adamski 33:43 +1:43
12. Daniel Hubmann 33:50 +1:50
Men A Final: 10-11
Men A Final: 10-11 (Legtimes)

1. Fr?d?ric Tranchand 0:38 +0:00
2. Daniel Hubmann 0:40 +0:02
3. Matthias Kyburz 0:41 +0:03
4. Jani Lakanen 0:41 +0:03
5. Philippe Adamski 0:41 +0:03
6. Marten Bostrom 0:41 +0:03
7. Anton Ostlin 0:41 +0:03
8. Magne Daehli 0:42 +0:04
9. Jon Aukrust Osmoen 0:42 +0:04
10. Fredrik Johansson 0:43 +0:05
11. Olav Lundanes 0:43 +0:05
20. William Lind 0:44 +0:06
40. Fabian Hertner 0:49 +0:11
Men A Final: 10-11 (Total times)

1. Fr?d?ric Tranchand 32:38 +0:00
2. Matthias Kyburz 33:00 +0:22
3. Fredrik Johansson 33:12 +0:34
4. William Lind 33:35 +0:57
5. Olav Lundanes 33:43 +1:05
6. Fabian Hertner 33:45 +1:07
7. Oskar Sjoberg 34:01 +1:23
8. Baptiste Rollier 34:16 +1:38
9. Jani Lakanen 34:17 +1:39
10. Philippe Adamski 34:24 +1:46
12. Daniel Hubmann 34:30 +1:52
Men A Final: 11-12

12: D Hubmann

12: Kyburz

12: Lundanes

Leg 12 is another very strong leg by Johansson. Tranchand runs also very well on this leg, and his lead is now up to 31 seconds with Johansson in 2nd. Lundanes is down in 6th at 1:17. Lundanes in 9th at 2:00.

Men A Final: 11-12 (Legtimes)

1. Fredrik Johansson 4:35 +0:00
2. Fr?d?ric Tranchand 4:38 +0:03
3. Ionut Alin Zinca 4:42 +0:07
4. Fabian Hertner 4:43 +0:08
5. William Lind 4:45 +0:10
6. Daniel Hubmann 4:46 +0:11
7. Filip Dahlgren 4:46 +0:11
8. Oleksandr Kratov 4:49 +0:14
9. Timo Sild 4:49 +0:14
10. Olav Lundanes 4:50 +0:15
20. Matthias Kyburz 5:01 +0:26
Men A Final: 11-12 (Total times)

1. Fr?d?ric Tranchand 37:16 +0:00
2. Fredrik Johansson 37:47 +0:31
3. Matthias Kyburz 38:01 +0:45
4. William Lind 38:20 +1:04
5. Fabian Hertner 38:28 +1:12
6. Olav Lundanes 38:33 +1:17
7. Oskar Sjoberg 39:05 +1:49
8. Jani Lakanen 39:15 +1:59
9. Daniel Hubmann 39:16 +2:00
10. Baptiste Rollier 39:17 +2:01
Men A Final: 12-13
Men A Final: 12-13 (Legtimes)

1. Fr?d?ric Tranchand 1:16 +0:00
2. Oskar Sjoberg 1:16 +0:00
3. Daniel Hubmann 1:16 +0:00
4. Baptiste Rollier 1:16 +0:00
5. Marten Bostrom 1:17 +0:01
6. Oleksandr Kratov 1:17 +0:01
7. Pawlak Bartosz 1:17 +0:01
8. Timo Sild 1:17 +0:01
9. Fredrik Johansson 1:18 +0:02
10. Fabian Hertner 1:18 +0:02
14. William Lind 1:19 +0:03
35. Olav Lundanes 1:23 +0:07
38. Matthias Kyburz 1:24 +0:08
Men A Final: 12-13 (Total times)

1. Fr?d?ric Tranchand 38:32 +0:00
2. Fredrik Johansson 39:05 +0:33
3. Matthias Kyburz 39:25 +0:53
4. William Lind 39:39 +1:07
5. Fabian Hertner 39:46 +1:14
6. Olav Lundanes 39:56 +1:24
7. Oskar Sjoberg 40:21 +1:49
8. Daniel Hubmann 40:32 +2:00
9. Baptiste Rollier 40:33 +2:01
10. Jani Lakanen 40:36 +2:04
Men A Final: 13-14

14: Johansson

14: Kyburz

14: Lundanes

14: Tranchand

To leg 14 both Johansson and Kyburz do mistakes close to the control circle – probably not havind good enough control when crossing the path. Thei costs Johansson 31 seconds and Kyburz more than a minute. Note that also Tranchand looses 34 seconds of his lead here to Hubmann who runs fastest.

Men A Final: 13-14 (Legtimes)

1. Daniel Hubmann 3:59 +0:00
2. Fabian Hertner 4:03 +0:04
3. Philippe Adamski 4:04 +0:05
4. William Lind 4:05 +0:06
5. Pasi Ikonen 4:08 +0:09
6. Rune Olsen 4:08 +0:09
7. Edgars Bertuks 4:09 +0:10
8. Ionut Alin Zinca 4:11 +0:12
9. Pawlak Bartosz 4:11 +0:12
10. Graham Gristwood 4:15 +0:16
14. Olav Lundanes 4:16 +0:17
29. Fr?d?ric Tranchand 4:33 +0:34
33. Fredrik Johansson 4:40 +0:41
44. Matthias Kyburz 5:04 +1:05
Men A Final: 13-14 (Total times)

1. Fr?d?ric Tranchand 43:05 +0:00
2. William Lind 43:44 +0:39
3. Fredrik Johansson 43:45 +0:40
4. Fabian Hertner 43:49 +0:44
5. Olav Lundanes 44:12 +1:07
6. Matthias Kyburz 44:29 +1:24
7. Daniel Hubmann 44:31 +1:26
8. Baptiste Rollier 44:50 +1:45
9. Philippe Adamski 44:52 +1:47
10. Jani Lakanen 44:53 +1:48
Men A Final: 14-15

15: Hertner

15: Lind

15: Lundanes

15: Tranchand

Leg 15 is another very strong leg from Johansson – 23 seconds faster than Hubmann who is the second fastest of the GPS-tracked runners on this leg. Looking at the GPS routes above, you can see that going straight is definitely the fastest here. Many runners use the path for part of the leg – loosing time on this.

Due to his great leg, Johansson nows go into the lead together with Tranchand.

Men A Final: 14-15 (Legtimes)

1. Fredrik Johansson 9:09 +0:00
2. Daniel Hubmann 9:32 +0:23
3. William Lind 9:35 +0:26
4. Oskar Sjoberg 9:38 +0:29
5. Olav Lundanes 9:46 +0:37
6. Fabian Hertner 9:47 +0:38
7. Fr?d?ric Tranchand 9:49 +0:40
8. Jani Lakanen 9:49 +0:40
9. Matthias Kyburz 9:51 +0:42
10. Philippe Adamski 9:51 +0:42
Men A Final: 14-15 (Total times)

1. Fredrik Johansson 52:54 +0:00
2. Fr?d?ric Tranchand 52:54 +0:00
3. William Lind 53:19 +0:25
4. Fabian Hertner 53:36 +0:42
5. Olav Lundanes 53:58 +1:04
6. Daniel Hubmann 54:03 +1:09
7. Matthias Kyburz 54:20 +1:26
8. Jani Lakanen 54:42 +1:48
9. Oskar Sjoberg 54:42 +1:48
10. Philippe Adamski 54:43 +1:49
Men A Final: 15-16

16: Lind

16: Tranchand

Leg 16 is where Tranchand looses his initiative. The control in itself is quite easy – but at this speed any orienteering gets challenging when the runners start getting tired. Tranchand looses nearly 1:30 on this leg due to a mistake close to the control circle (looks like a concentration error). LInd also looses time here.

Men A Final: 15-16 (Legtimes)

1. Fredrik Johansson 3:25 +0:00
2. Fabian Hertner 3:26 +0:01
3. Daniel Hubmann 3:27 +0:02
4. Jani Lakanen 3:30 +0:05
5. Ionut Alin Zinca 3:30 +0:05
6. Olav Lundanes 3:31 +0:06
7. Timo Sild 3:31 +0:06
8. Anton Ostlin 3:33 +0:08
9. Oskar Sjoberg 3:34 +0:09
10. Baptiste Rollier 3:34 +0:09
15. Matthias Kyburz 3:41 +0:16
25. William Lind 3:48 +0:23
45. Fr?d?ric Tranchand 4:44 +1:19
Men A Final: 15-16 (Total times)

1. Fredrik Johansson 56:19 +0:00
2. Fabian Hertner 57:02 +0:43
3. William Lind 57:07 +0:48
4. Olav Lundanes 57:29 +1:10
5. Daniel Hubmann 57:30 +1:11
6. Fr?d?ric Tranchand 57:38 +1:19
7. Matthias Kyburz 58:01 +1:42
8. Jani Lakanen 58:12 +1:53
9. Oskar Sjoberg 58:16 +1:57
10. Philippe Adamski 58:28 +2:09
Men A Final: 16-17

17: Hertner

17: Johansson

17: Kyburz

17: Lind

17: Lundanes

17: Tranchand

Leg 17 is another leg with a bit of route choice element. Hubmann takes a variant to the right, and is fastest with that. Kyburz looses more than a minute here – and is now 2:30 behind. Hertner looses 14 seconds.

Men A Final: 16-17 (Legtimes)

1. Daniel Hubmann 7:27 +0:00
2. Timo Sild 7:28 +0:01
3. Oskar Sjoberg 7:41 +0:14
4. Fredrik Johansson 7:45 +0:18
5. Olav Lundanes 7:49 +0:22
6. Fr?d?ric Tranchand 7:51 +0:24
7. William Lind 7:57 +0:30
8. Ionut Alin Zinca 8:00 +0:33
9. Jani Lakanen 8:01 +0:34
10. Anton Ostlin 8:01 +0:34
14. Fabian Hertner 8:08 +0:41
25. Matthias Kyburz 8:33 +1:06
Men A Final: 16-17 (Total times)

1. Fredrik Johansson 64:04 +0:00
2. Daniel Hubmann 64:57 +0:53
3. William Lind 65:04 +1:00
4. Fabian Hertner 65:10 +1:06
5. Olav Lundanes 65:18 +1:14
6. Fr?d?ric Tranchand 65:29 +1:25
7. Oskar Sjoberg 65:57 +1:53
8. Jani Lakanen 66:13 +2:09
9. Philippe Adamski 66:32 +2:28
10. Matthias Kyburz 66:34 +2:30
Men A Final: 17-18
Men A Final: 17-18 (Legtimes)

1. Fabian Hertner 1:10 +0:00
2. Daniel Hubmann 1:11 +0:01
3. Fr?d?ric Tranchand 1:11 +0:01
4. Baptiste Rollier 1:11 +0:01
5. Timo Sild 1:11 +0:01
6. Fredrik Johansson 1:14 +0:04
7. Olav Lundanes 1:14 +0:04
8. Marten Bostrom 1:14 +0:04
9. Oskar Sjoberg 1:15 +0:05
10. Ionut Alin Zinca 1:15 +0:05
14. Matthias Kyburz 1:16 +0:06
18. William Lind 1:17 +0:07
Men A Final: 17-18 (Total times)

1. Fredrik Johansson 65:18 +0:00
2. Daniel Hubmann 66:08 +0:50
3. Fabian Hertner 66:20 +1:02
4. William Lind 66:21 +1:03
5. Olav Lundanes 66:32 +1:14
6. Fr?d?ric Tranchand 66:40 +1:22
7. Oskar Sjoberg 67:12 +1:54
8. Jani Lakanen 67:31 +2:13
9. Matthias Kyburz 67:50 +2:32
10. Philippe Adamski 67:52 +2:34
Men A Final: 18-19
Men A Final: 18-19 (Legtimes)

1. Timo Sild 1:10 +0:00
2. Daniel Hubmann 1:11 +0:01
3. Fabian Hertner 1:11 +0:01
4. Oskar Sjoberg 1:11 +0:01
5. Fr?d?ric Tranchand 1:12 +0:02
6. Fredrik Johansson 1:13 +0:03
7. Olav Lundanes 1:14 +0:04
8. Jani Lakanen 1:14 +0:04
9. Baptiste Rollier 1:15 +0:05
10. Magne Daehli 1:15 +0:05
11. Matthias Kyburz 1:16 +0:06
16. William Lind 1:19 +0:09
Men A Final: 18-19 (Total times)

1. Fredrik Johansson 66:31 +0:00
2. Daniel Hubmann 67:19 +0:48
3. Fabian Hertner 67:31 +1:00
4. William Lind 67:40 +1:09
5. Olav Lundanes 67:46 +1:15
6. Fr?d?ric Tranchand 67:52 +1:21
7. Oskar Sjoberg 68:23 +1:52
8. Jani Lakanen 68:45 +2:14
9. Matthias Kyburz 69:06 +2:35
10. Baptiste Rollier 69:16 +2:45
Men A Final: 19-20

20: Tranchand

Another mistake in the control circle for Tranchand.

Men A Final: 19-20 (Legtimes)

1. Olav Lundanes 1:31 +0:00
2. Daniel Hubmann 1:33 +0:02
3. Jani Lakanen 1:34 +0:03
4. Timo Sild 1:34 +0:03
5. Fredrik Johansson 1:36 +0:05
6. Fabian Hertner 1:36 +0:05
7. Ionut Alin Zinca 1:37 +0:06
8. William Lind 1:38 +0:07
9. Baptiste Rollier 1:38 +0:07
10. Graham Gristwood 1:38 +0:07
19. Matthias Kyburz 1:45 +0:14
26. Fr?d?ric Tranchand 1:48 +0:17
Men A Final: 19-20 (Total times)

1. Fredrik Johansson 68:07 +0:00
2. Daniel Hubmann 68:52 +0:45
3. Fabian Hertner 69:07 +1:00
4. Olav Lundanes 69:17 +1:10
5. William Lind 69:18 +1:11
6. Fr?d?ric Tranchand 69:40 +1:33
7. Oskar Sjoberg 70:09 +2:02
8. Jani Lakanen 70:19 +2:12
9. Matthias Kyburz 70:51 +2:44
10. Baptiste Rollier 70:54 +2:47
Men A Final: 20-21

21: D Hubmann

21: Johansson

21: Kyburz

21: Tranchand

The long leg to 21 seems to give several of the runners problems keeping the direction – Olav ØLundanes runs a very good leg here.

Men A Final: 20-21 (Legtimes)

1. Olav Lundanes 5:11 +0:00
2. Fabian Hertner 5:21 +0:10
3. Edgars Bertuks 5:24 +0:13
4. Daniel Hubmann 5:25 +0:14
5. Fredrik Johansson 5:29 +0:18
6. Marten Bostrom 5:31 +0:20
7. Ionut Alin Zinca 5:36 +0:25
8. Anton Ostlin 5:36 +0:25
9. Timo Sild 5:38 +0:27
10. Fr?d?ric Tranchand 5:39 +0:28
27. Matthias Kyburz 6:05 +0:54
35. William Lind 6:28 +1:17
Men A Final: 20-21 (Total times)

1. Fredrik Johansson 73:36 +0:00
2. Daniel Hubmann 74:17 +0:41
3. Fabian Hertner 74:28 +0:52
4. Olav Lundanes 74:28 +0:52
5. Fr?d?ric Tranchand 75:19 +1:43
6. William Lind 75:46 +2:10
7. Oskar Sjoberg 75:54 +2:18
8. Jani Lakanen 75:59 +2:23
9. Ionut Alin Zinca 76:35 +2:59
10. Baptiste Rollier 76:45 +3:09
11. Matthias Kyburz 76:56 +3:20
Men A Final: 21-22

22: Johansson

22: Kyburz

22: Lundanes

22: Tranchand

Leg 22 is another nail in the medal coffin for Tranchand – loosing 38 seconds due to a direction error towards the control. Tranchand is now down in 5th – more than 2 minutes behind. Hubmann is now getting closer to the lead – now only 24 seconds behind. The three eventual medal winners are now within 45 seconds.

Men A Final: 21-22 (Legtimes)

1. Daniel Hubmann 4:37 +0:00
2. Olav Lundanes 4:47 +0:10
3. Timo Sild 4:50 +0:13
4. Fredrik Johansson 4:54 +0:17
5. Fabian Hertner 4:54 +0:17
6. Philippe Adamski 4:57 +0:20
7. Magne Daehli 4:57 +0:20
8. William Lind 5:02 +0:25
9. Edgars Bertuks 5:03 +0:26
10. Eskil Kinneberg 5:03 +0:26
20. Fr?d?ric Tranchand 5:15 +0:38
28. Matthias Kyburz 5:27 +0:50
Men A Final: 21-22 (Total times)

1. Fredrik Johansson 78:30 +0:00
2. Daniel Hubmann 78:54 +0:24
3. Olav Lundanes 79:15 +0:45
4. Fabian Hertner 79:22 +0:52
5. Fr?d?ric Tranchand 80:34 +2:04
6. William Lind 80:48 +2:18
7. Jani Lakanen 81:04 +2:34
8. Oskar Sjoberg 81:14 +2:44
9. Ionut Alin Zinca 81:42 +3:12
10. Philippe Adamski 81:58 +3:28
13. Matthias Kyburz 82:23 +3:53
Men A Final: 22-23
Men A Final: 22-23 (Legtimes)

1. Edgars Bertuks 1:24 +0:00
2. Janis Kums 1:27 +0:03
3. Fr?d?ric Tranchand 1:29 +0:05
4. Matthias Kyburz 1:29 +0:05
5. Fabian Hertner 1:30 +0:06
6. Mikko Sir?n 1:30 +0:06
7. Olav Lundanes 1:32 +0:08
8. Daniel Hubmann 1:33 +0:09
9. Pawlak Bartosz 1:33 +0:09
10. Lauri Sild 1:33 +0:09
15. Fredrik Johansson 1:35 +0:11
16. William Lind 1:35 +0:11
Men A Final: 22-23 (Total times)

1. Fredrik Johansson 80:05 +0:00
2. Daniel Hubmann 80:27 +0:22
3. Olav Lundanes 80:47 +0:42
4. Fabian Hertner 80:52 +0:47
5. Fr?d?ric Tranchand 82:03 +1:58
6. William Lind 82:23 +2:18
7. Jani Lakanen 82:47 +2:42
8. Oskar Sjoberg 82:54 +2:49
9. Philippe Adamski 83:35 +3:30
10. Baptiste Rollier 83:41 +3:36
11. Matthias Kyburz 83:52 +3:47
Men A Final: 23-24
Men A Final: 23-24 (Legtimes)

1. Fr?d?ric Tranchand 0:36 +0:00
2. Daniel Hubmann 0:37 +0:01
3. Edgars Bertuks 0:37 +0:01
4. Magne Daehli 0:37 +0:01
5. Marten Bostrom 0:37 +0:01
6. Filip Dahlgren 0:37 +0:01
7. Eskil Kinneberg 0:37 +0:01
8. Mikko Sir?n 0:37 +0:01
9. Baptiste Rollier 0:38 +0:02
10. Matthias Kyburz 0:38 +0:02
15. Olav Lundanes 0:39 +0:03
16. Fabian Hertner 0:39 +0:03
17. William Lind 0:39 +0:03
23. Fredrik Johansson 0:40 +0:04
Men A Final: 23-24 (Total times)

1. Fredrik Johansson 80:45 +0:00
2. Daniel Hubmann 81:04 +0:19
3. Olav Lundanes 81:26 +0:41
4. Fabian Hertner 81:31 +0:46
5. Fr?d?ric Tranchand 82:39 +1:54
6. William Lind 83:02 +2:17
7. Jani Lakanen 83:26 +2:41
8. Oskar Sjoberg 83:33 +2:48
9. Philippe Adamski 84:16 +3:31
10. Baptiste Rollier 84:19 +3:34
11. Matthias Kyburz 84:30 +3:45
Men A Final: 24-25

25: Johansson

Johansson actually looses 12 seconds at the arena passage.

Men A Final: 24-25 (Legtimes)

1. Olav Lundanes 2:52 +0:00
2. Fabian Hertner 2:56 +0:04
3. Fr?d?ric Tranchand 2:57 +0:05
4. Ionut Alin Zinca 2:57 +0:05
5. William Lind 3:00 +0:08
6. Magne Daehli 3:00 +0:08
7. Oskar Sjoberg 3:01 +0:09
8. Daniel Hubmann 3:02 +0:10
9. Edgars Bertuks 3:03 +0:11
10. Fredrik Johansson 3:04 +0:12
33. Matthias Kyburz 3:16 +0:24
Men A Final: 24-25 (Total times)

1. Fredrik Johansson 83:49 +0:00
2. Daniel Hubmann 84:06 +0:17
3. Olav Lundanes 84:18 +0:29
4. Fabian Hertner 84:27 +0:38
5. Fr?d?ric Tranchand 85:36 +1:47
6. William Lind 86:02 +2:13
7. Jani Lakanen 86:33 +2:44
8. Oskar Sjoberg 86:34 +2:45
9. Ionut Alin Zinca 86:56 +3:07
10. Baptiste Rollier 87:28 +3:39
13. Matthias Kyburz 87:46 +3:57
Men A Final: 25-26

26: Johansson

Johansson seems to be playing safe – lowering the speed into the controls on the last loop. At this control it costs 10 seconds – is it a gold medal lost in reality? Johansson is still in the lead though – now with 10 seconds to Daniel Hubmann and another 10 seconds to Lundanes.

Men A Final: 25-26 (Legtimes)

1. Marten Bostrom 2:03 +0:00
2. Olav Lundanes 2:04 +0:01
3. Daniel Hubmann 2:06 +0:03
4. Fabian Hertner 2:07 +0:04
5. Fr?d?ric Tranchand 2:07 +0:04
6. Gernot Kerschbaumer 2:08 +0:05
7. Oskar Sjoberg 2:09 +0:06
8. Edgars Bertuks 2:09 +0:06
9. Graham Gristwood 2:09 +0:06
10. Step?n Kodeda 2:09 +0:06
14. Fredrik Johansson 2:13 +0:10
21. Matthias Kyburz 2:19 +0:16
24. William Lind 2:21 +0:18
Men A Final: 25-26 (Total times)

1. Fredrik Johansson 86:02 +0:00
2. Daniel Hubmann 86:12 +0:10
3. Olav Lundanes 86:22 +0:20
4. Fabian Hertner 86:34 +0:32
5. Fr?d?ric Tranchand 87:43 +1:41
6. William Lind 88:23 +2:21
7. Oskar Sjoberg 88:43 +2:41
8. Jani Lakanen 88:56 +2:54
9. Ionut Alin Zinca 89:08 +3:06
10. Baptiste Rollier 89:43 +3:41
13. Matthias Kyburz 90:05 +4:03
Men A Final: 26-27
Men A Final: 26-27 (Legtimes)

1. Olav Lundanes 0:53 +0:00
2. William Lind 0:55 +0:02
3. Graham Gristwood 0:55 +0:02
4. Daniel Hubmann 0:57 +0:04
5. Fr?d?ric Tranchand 0:57 +0:04
6. Edgars Bertuks 0:57 +0:04
7. Magne Daehli 0:57 +0:04
8. Thomas Natvig Arstad 0:58 +0:05
9. Oskar Sjoberg 0:59 +0:06
10. Eskil Kinneberg 0:59 +0:06
20. Fredrik Johansson 1:02 +0:09
21. Fabian Hertner 1:02 +0:09
32. Matthias Kyburz 1:07 +0:14
Men A Final: 26-27 (Total times)

1. Fredrik Johansson 87:04 +0:00
2. Daniel Hubmann 87:09 +0:05
3. Olav Lundanes 87:15 +0:11
4. Fabian Hertner 87:36 +0:32
5. Fr?d?ric Tranchand 88:40 +1:36
6. William Lind 89:18 +2:14
7. Oskar Sjoberg 89:42 +2:38
8. Jani Lakanen 90:01 +2:57
9. Ionut Alin Zinca 90:09 +3:05
10. Edgars Bertuks 90:42 +3:38
13. Matthias Kyburz 91:12 +4:08
Men A Final: 27-28

28: Johansson

28: Lundanes

Leg 28 is where Hubmann takes over the lead for the first time in the race – after chasing first Kyburz, then Tranchand and finaly Johansson for all of the race. Again it looks like Johansson is a bit too carefully, while Hubmann runs full speed into the control also at this stage in the race.

Men A Final: 27-28 (Legtimes)

1. Daniel Hubmann 1:00 +0:00
2. Edgars Bertuks 1:01 +0:01
3. Fabian Hertner 1:02 +0:02
4. Magne Daehli 1:02 +0:02
5. Ionut Alin Zinca 1:03 +0:03
6. Eskil Kinneberg 1:03 +0:03
7. Pawlak Bartosz 1:03 +0:03
8. William Lind 1:04 +0:04
9. Gernot Kerschbaumer 1:04 +0:04
10. Graham Gristwood 1:05 +0:05
13. Fr?d?ric Tranchand 1:06 +0:06
24. Matthias Kyburz 1:13 +0:13
31. Olav Lundanes 1:15 +0:15
38. Fredrik Johansson 1:21 +0:21
Men A Final: 27-28 (Total times)

1. Daniel Hubmann 88:09 +0:00
2. Fredrik Johansson 88:25 +0:16
3. Olav Lundanes 88:30 +0:21
4. Fabian Hertner 88:38 +0:29
5. Fr?d?ric Tranchand 89:46 +1:37
6. William Lind 90:22 +2:13
7. Oskar Sjoberg 90:54 +2:45
8. Jani Lakanen 91:07 +2:58
9. Ionut Alin Zinca 91:12 +3:03
10. Edgars Bertuks 91:43 +3:34
13. Matthias Kyburz 92:25 +4:16
Men A Final: 28-29
Men A Final: 28-29 (Legtimes)

1. Daniel Hubmann 1:35 +0:00
2. Baptiste Rollier 1:35 +0:00
3. Mikko Sir?n 1:36 +0:01
4. Fabian Hertner 1:37 +0:02
5. Edgars Bertuks 1:37 +0:02
6. Fr?d?ric Tranchand 1:38 +0:03
7. Philippe Adamski 1:38 +0:03
8. Gernot Kerschbaumer 1:38 +0:03
9. Magne Daehli 1:39 +0:04
10. Zsolt Lenkei 1:39 +0:04
11. Olav Lundanes 1:40 +0:05
18. Fredrik Johansson 1:44 +0:09
26. Matthias Kyburz 1:47 +0:12
37. William Lind 1:57 +0:22
Men A Final: 28-29 (Total times)

1. Daniel Hubmann 89:44 +0:00
2. Fredrik Johansson 90:09 +0:25
3. Olav Lundanes 90:10 +0:26
4. Fabian Hertner 90:15 +0:31
5. Fr?d?ric Tranchand 91:24 +1:40
6. William Lind 92:19 +2:35
7. Oskar Sjoberg 92:50 +3:06
8. Jani Lakanen 92:53 +3:09
9. Ionut Alin Zinca 92:54 +3:10
10. Edgars Bertuks 93:20 +3:36
13. Matthias Kyburz 94:12 +4:28
Men A Final: 29-30

In the end Lundanes also passes Johansson – not due to some significant mistakes by Johansson, but due to higher speed.

Men A Final: 29-30 (Legtimes)

1. Olav Lundanes 0:18 +0:00
2. Marten Bostrom 0:18 +0:00
3. Anton Ostlin 0:18 +0:00
4. Daniel Hubmann 0:19 +0:01
5. Fr?d?ric Tranchand 0:19 +0:01
6. Magne Daehli 0:19 +0:01
7. Gernot Kerschbaumer 0:19 +0:01
8. Bjarne Friedrichs 0:19 +0:01
9. Fredrik Johansson 0:20 +0:02
10. William Lind 0:20 +0:02
18. Fabian Hertner 0:21 +0:03
21. Matthias Kyburz 0:21 +0:03
Men A Final: 29-30 (Total times)

1. Daniel Hubmann 90:03 +0:00
2. Olav Lundanes 90:28 +0:25
3. Fredrik Johansson 90:29 +0:26
4. Fabian Hertner 90:36 +0:33
5. Fr?d?ric Tranchand 91:43 +1:40
6. William Lind 92:39 +2:36
7. Oskar Sjoberg 93:10 +3:07
8. Ionut Alin Zinca 93:14 +3:11
9. Jani Lakanen 93:15 +3:12
10. Edgars Bertuks 93:41 +3:38
13. Matthias Kyburz 94:33 +4:30

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  1. Great fun to read this!