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WOC Long 2014 Men: The BIG analysis

Not the choice of routes on the longer legs, but rather higher speed towards the end of the course, good execution of the planned routes and stable orienteering was decisive when Thierry Gueorgiou won the gold medal at the World Championships long distance 2014 in Lavarone, Italy. Daniel Hubmann took silver and Olav Lundanes bronze.

There were three long legs in the WOC long distance course – two of them had several different route choice options (leg 4-5 and leg 14-15) whereas leg 11-12 only had micro route choices. The choice of route on these longer legs was however not the decisive point for the medals in the WOC long distance 2014. Rather the execution of both long legs and shorter legs was decisive. Long distance is all about keeping the concentration for all of the race – especially towards the end when you start getting tired.

This analysis is made by Jan Kocbach and Stefano Raus. It is based on a shortened version of the analysis written for the online WOC 2014 magazine.

Summary of decisive points

The following is a summary of the decisive points in the course. Below the summary a complete analysis is given – including route choices for the medalists, for the fastest runner on each leg and for other runners with interesting route choice options.

Thierry Gueorgiou does a stable, good race, and is exceptionally good especially in the last part of the race

Summary:

  • Thierry Gueorgiou does a stable, good race, and is exceptionally good especially in the last part of the race after the arena passage, at the first long leg to control 4 (31 and 36 seconds ahead of Hubmann and Lundanes, respectively) and at some of the short, technical legs. He wins 7 legs – of those 3 legs are towards the very end of the course, showing that he had a very strong finish. His biggest time losses are 17 seconds at control 2 (route choice on relatively short leg; 12 seconds lost to Hubmann), 24 seconds at control 9 (execution of route; does not lose time to medal contenders; Hubmann with equal time; loses only 9 seconds to Hubmann), 31 seconds to control 15 (long route choice leg; does not take optimal route; 9 seconds to Hubmann), 18 seconds at control 17 (short leg, probably a mistake – loses only 10/8 seconds to Lundanes/Hubmann) and 13 seconds to control 30 (short leg with quite easy orienteering; probably unsecurity?; 11 seconds to Hubmann).
  • Daniel Hubmann also does a stable race, but has a few time losses which are around 30 seconds

  • Daniel Hubmann also does a stable race, but has a few time losses which are around 30 seconds. Hubmann loses 38 seconds to Lundanes (26 seconds to Gueorgiou) already to the first control (short leg) due to mistake in the control ring and some insecurity. On the route choice leg to control 4 he loses 31 seconds to Gueorgiou – but the reason is not the chosen route but rather execution of the last part of the route.  To control 7 (short, technical leg) another 24 seconds is lost to Gueorgiou. At the leg after the arena passing another 38 seconds is lost to Gueorgiou – again it is execution/tiredness and not route choice which is the reason.  Gueorgiou also seems to have higher running speed early and late in the race – whereas Hubmann is faster in the middle part.
  • [..] the speed goes down in the last part of the course after the arena passing

  • Olav Lundanes has approximately the same speed as Hubmann until the arena passing, but the speed goes down in the last part of the course after the arena passing (tiredness?). After a very strong start, he loses 46 seconds to Gueorgiou on the first long leg to number 4 – the time loss being mainly due to execution and not to route choice. 22 seconds is lost to control 8 (14 seconds to Gueorgiou) after taking the same route choice as Gueorgiou, 39 seconds to the best time on the long leg to control 12 (15 seconds to Gueorgiou) – again after taking mostly the same route – microroutechoices being the reason for the time loss along with the execution. The biggest time loss is 1:06 at the leg after the arena passing – partly due route choice (Lundanes however being one of the very few taking this route) and partly because Gueorgiou ran very fast at this part of the course.
  • Fabian Hertner had a very good start of the race, and was in the lead after 5 control. Hertner did several mistakes – the biggest on the long leg to 15 were he did not take the wrong choice, but lost time due to losing control in the middle of the leg.

Below a splitsgraph is included. Note that for the phi-loop the illustration is wrong – thus look only at control 18-24.

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Analysis leg-by-leg

Below a leg-by-leg analysis of the WOC long distance for me is included. For each leg the best runners on the leg (3) and the best overall (6) are shown in the results tables. In addition GPS-tracking data for selected runners are shown in an illustration.

MEN: S-1

Olav Lundanes starts very well – Daniel Hubmann is unsecure on the way to the control and in addition makes a mistake in the control ring. Hubmann loses 38 seconds to Lundanes on the first control. Gueorgiou starts safe and loses 12 seconds to Lundanes. – The first two controls were in an interesting area. You really had to be very accurate with the orienteering, Gueorgiou comments.

Several other Top 10 finishers lose time on the first control; Fredrik Johansson, Kiril Nikolov and Dilip Dahlgren all lose more than 30 seconds.

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MEN: S-1 (Legtimes)

1. Lundanes Olav (3rd) 2:13 +0:00
2. Rollier Baptiste (7th) 2:18 +0:05
3. Novikov Valentin (24th) 2:21 +0:08
4. Gonon Francois (13th) 2:23 +0:10
5. Lysell Jerker (32nd) 2:23 +0:10
6. Tranchand Frederic (14th) 2:24 +0:11
7. Gueorgiou Thierry (1st) 2:25 +0:12
8. Bertuks Edgars (80th) 2:28 +0:15
9. Hertner Fabian (4th) 2:29 +0:16
10. Panchenko Artem (35th) 2:29 +0:16
12. Kerschbaumer Gernot (8th) 2:30 +0:17
13. Kyburz Matthias (5th) 2:31 +0:18
31. Johansson Fredrik (6th) 2:43 +0:30
38. Nikolov Kiril (9th) 2:49 +0:36
39. Hubmann Daniel (2nd) 2:51 +0:38
44. Dahlgren Filip (10th) 2:55 +0:42
MEN: S-1 (Total times)

1. Lundanes Olav 2:13 +0:00
2. Rollier Baptiste 2:18 +0:05
3. Novikov Valentin 2:21 +0:08
4. Gonon Francois 2:23 +0:10
5. Lysell Jerker 2:23 +0:10
6. Tranchand Frederic 2:24 +0:11
7. Gueorgiou Thierry 2:25 +0:12
8. Bertuks Edgars 2:28 +0:15
9. Hertner Fabian 2:29 +0:16
10. Panchenko Artem 2:29 +0:16
12. Kerschbaumer Gernot 2:30 +0:17
13. Kyburz Matthias 2:31 +0:18
31. Johansson Fredrik 2:43 +0:30
38. Nikolov Kiril 2:49 +0:36
39. Hubmann Daniel 2:51 +0:38
44. Dahlgren Filip 2:55 +0:42
MEN: 1-2

There is a micro route choice on the quite short leg to control 2, but no big time differences. Gueorgiou goes nearly straight and loses 17 seconds to Baptiste Rollier’s best split time. The best route choice here is to use the road to the left. Hubmann and Lundanes run right and lose a few seconds to Rollier.

MEN: 1-2 (Legtimes)

1. Rollier Baptiste (7th) 2:31 +0:00
2. Hertner Fabian (4th) 2:32 +0:01
3. Johansson Fredrik (6th) 2:35 +0:04
4. Hubmann Daniel (2nd) 2:36 +0:05
5. Lundanes Olav (3rd) 2:38 +0:07
6. Salin Andrey (60th) 2:38 +0:07
7. Dahlgren Filip (10th) 2:39 +0:08
8. Kyburz Matthias (5th) 2:42 +0:11
9. Petrzela Jan (22nd) 2:42 +0:11
10. Ikonen Pasi (18th) 2:43 +0:12
18. Gueorgiou Thierry (1st) 2:48 +0:17
20. Kerschbaumer Gernot (8th) 2:49 +0:18
21. Nikolov Kiril (9th) 2:49 +0:18
MEN: 1-2 (Total times)

1. Rollier Baptiste 4:49 +0:00
2. Lundanes Olav 4:51 +0:02
3. Hertner Fabian 5:01 +0:12
4. Tranchand Frederic 5:11 +0:22
5. Gueorgiou Thierry 5:13 +0:24
6. Kyburz Matthias 5:13 +0:24
7. Sild Lauri 5:13 +0:24
8. Salin Andrey 5:14 +0:25
9. Johansson Fredrik 5:18 +0:29
10. Kerschbaumer Gernot 5:19 +0:30
17. Hubmann Daniel 5:27 +0:38
26. Dahlgren Filip 5:34 +0:45
31. Nikolov Kiril 5:38 +0:49
MEN: 2-3

Short leg with small time differences. Lundanes loses 8 seconds and Hubmann 7 seconds.

MEN: 2-3 (Legtimes)

1. Novikov Valentin (24th) 0:53 +0:00
2. Dahlgren Filip (10th) 0:54 +0:01
3. Kyburz Matthias (5th) 0:55 +0:02
4. Johansson Fredrik (6th) 0:55 +0:02
5. Daehli Magne (11th) 0:55 +0:02
6. Salin Andrey (60th) 0:56 +0:03
7. Djurhuus Rasmus (81th) 0:56 +0:03
8. Gueorgiou Thierry (1st) 0:57 +0:04
9. Siren Mikko (26th) 0:57 +0:04
10. Zinca Ionut Alin (12th) 0:57 +0:04
12. Hertner Fabian (4th) 0:58 +0:05
14. Rollier Baptiste (7th) 0:59 +0:06
20. Hubmann Daniel (2nd) 1:00 +0:07
23. Lundanes Olav (3rd) 1:01 +0:08
34. Nikolov Kiril (9th) 1:03 +0:10
47. Kerschbaumer Gernot (8th) 1:07 +0:14
MEN: 2-3 (Total times)

1. Rollier Baptiste 5:48 +0:00
2. Lundanes Olav 5:52 +0:04
3. Hertner Fabian 5:59 +0:11
4. Kyburz Matthias 6:08 +0:20
5. Gueorgiou Thierry 6:10 +0:22
6. Salin Andrey 6:10 +0:22
7. Sild Lauri 6:12 +0:24
8. Tranchand Frederic 6:12 +0:24
9. Johansson Fredrik 6:13 +0:25
10. Novikov Valentin 6:13 +0:25
14. Kerschbaumer Gernot 6:26 +0:38
16. Hubmann Daniel 6:27 +0:39
18. Dahlgren Filip 6:28 +0:40
31. Nikolov Kiril 6:41 +0:53
MEN: 3-4

The leg to control 4 is the first long leg – 1.7 km long. Gueorgiou (10:57) and Hertner (11:03) are clearly fastest on this leg taking a route close to the line in an S-shape. Hubmann is third on the leg but loses 31 seconds to Gueorgiou – this is nearly all the time Hubmann is behind Gueorgiou at the arena passing after 80% of the race. Hubmann follows a similar route, but a bit further to the left – following a large path for a bit on the middle of the leg and taking the climb steeper. Hubmann loses the time to Gueorgiou after the climb on the second half of the leg – maybe the steep climb cost too much?

Lundanes runs left along the course planners favourite route and loses 46 seconds. This is nearly all the time Lundanes was behind Gueorgiou at the arena passing. For the part where his route is different from Gueorgiou’s he is nearly equally fast – just as Hubmann he loses time after the top of the hill.

World Champion from 2006 and silver medalist from 2013 Jani Lakanen makes an interesting route choice here. As the only runner he runs far around to the right and loses nearly 4 minutes.

Road specialist Jerker Lysell runs road and paths to the left and loses nearly 1:30 to Gueorgiou.

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MEN: 3-4 (Legtimes)

1. Gueorgiou Thierry (1st) 10:57 +0:00
2. Hertner Fabian (4th) 11:03 +0:06
3. Hubmann Daniel (2nd) 11:28 +0:31
4. Sedivy Jan (17th) 11:31 +0:34
5. Tranchand Frederic (14th) 11:34 +0:37
6. Dahlgren Filip (10th) 11:39 +0:42
7. Lundanes Olav (3rd) 11:43 +0:46
8. Gristwood Graham (20th) 11:48 +0:51
9. Kyburz Matthias (5th) 11:52 +0:55
10. Daehli Magne (11th) 11:52 +0:55
11. Kerschbaumer Gernot (8th) 11:53 +0:56
23. Rollier Baptiste (7th) 12:13 +1:16
30. Johansson Fredrik (6th) 12:25 +1:28
32. Nikolov Kiril (9th) 12:29 +1:32
MEN: 3-4 (Total times)

1. Hertner Fabian 17:02 +0:00
2. Gueorgiou Thierry 17:07 +0:05
3. Lundanes Olav 17:35 +0:33
4. Tranchand Frederic 17:46 +0:44
5. Hubmann Daniel 17:55 +0:53
6. Kyburz Matthias 18:00 +0:58
7. Rollier Baptiste 18:01 +0:59
8. Dahlgren Filip 18:07 +1:05
9. Novikov Valentin 18:12 +1:10
10. Sedivy Jan 18:16 +1:14
11. Kerschbaumer Gernot 18:19 +1:17
20. Johansson Fredrik 18:38 +1:36
29. Nikolov Kiril 19:10 +2:08
MEN: 4-5

A short leg with small differences between the top runners. Fabian Hertner is now in the lead 6 seconds ahead of Thierry Gueorgiou. Lundanes is third at +32 seconds and Hubmann is 5th at +53 seconds.

MEN: 4-5 (Legtimes)

1. Kerschbaumer Gernot (8th) 1:04 +0:00
2. Lundanes Olav (3rd) 1:06 +0:02
3. Bertuks Edgars (80th) 1:06 +0:02
4. Hertner Fabian (4th) 1:07 +0:03
5. Hubmann Daniel (2nd) 1:07 +0:03
6. Nikolov Kiril (9th) 1:07 +0:03
7. Lakanen Jani (41st) 1:07 +0:03
8. Gueorgiou Thierry (1st) 1:08 +0:04
9. Daehli Magne (11th) 1:09 +0:05
10. Novikov Valentin (24th) 1:10 +0:06
16. Rollier Baptiste (7th) 1:12 +0:08
19. Dahlgren Filip (10th) 1:13 +0:09
22. Johansson Fredrik (6th) 1:14 +0:10
26. Kyburz Matthias (5th) 1:17 +0:13
MEN: 4-5 (Total times)

1. Hertner Fabian 18:09 +0:00
2. Gueorgiou Thierry 18:15 +0:06
3. Lundanes Olav 18:41 +0:32
4. Tranchand Frederic 19:00 +0:51
5. Hubmann Daniel 19:02 +0:53
6. Rollier Baptiste 19:13 +1:04
7. Kyburz Matthias 19:17 +1:08
8. Dahlgren Filip 19:20 +1:11
9. Novikov Valentin 19:22 +1:13
10. Kerschbaumer Gernot 19:23 +1:14
17. Johansson Fredrik 19:52 +1:43
27. Nikolov Kiril 20:17 +2:08
MEN: 5-6

A quite short leg where nearly everybody runs right. Exceptions are the Swiss Hertner and Kyburz who run left and lose between 16 and 21 seconds. Here Guerogiou takes over the lead from Hertner, and never gives it away again.

MEN: 5-6 (Legtimes)

1. Omdal Hans Gunnar (16th) 3:15 +0:00
2. Lundanes Olav (3rd) 3:16 +0:01
3. Ikonen Pasi (18th) 3:19 +0:04
4. Gueorgiou Thierry (1st) 3:21 +0:06
5. Nikolov Kiril (9th) 3:21 +0:06
6. Rollier Baptiste (7th) 3:23 +0:08
7. Novikov Valentin (24th) 3:24 +0:09
8. Hubmann Daniel (2nd) 3:25 +0:10
9. Dahlgren Filip (10th) 3:25 +0:10
10. Mamleev Mikhail (27th) 3:27 +0:12
13. Kyburz Matthias (5th) 3:31 +0:16
14. Kerschbaumer Gernot (8th) 3:32 +0:17
15. Johansson Fredrik (6th) 3:32 +0:17
20. Hertner Fabian (4th) 3:36 +0:21
MEN: 5-6 (Total times)

1. Gueorgiou Thierry 21:36 +0:00
2. Hertner Fabian 21:45 +0:09
3. Lundanes Olav 21:57 +0:21
4. Hubmann Daniel 22:27 +0:51
5. Rollier Baptiste 22:36 +1:00
6. Dahlgren Filip 22:45 +1:09
7. Novikov Valentin 22:46 +1:10
8. Kyburz Matthias 22:48 +1:12
9. Tranchand Frederic 22:54 +1:18
10. Kerschbaumer Gernot 22:55 +1:19
18. Johansson Fredrik 23:24 +1:48
21. Nikolov Kiril 23:38 +2:02
MEN: 6-7

Short leg where Gueorgiou runs exceptionally well with Nikolov in tow. Gueorgiou wins the leg with 8 seconds to Lundanes – Hubmann is at + 24 seconds. This type of leg is a speciality for Gueorgiou.

MEN: 6-7 (Legtimes)

1. Gueorgiou Thierry (1st) 1:36 +0:00
2. Nikolov Kiril (9th) 1:37 +0:01
3. Lundanes Olav (3rd) 1:44 +0:08
4. Mihailovs Kalvis (21st) 1:44 +0:08
5. Omdal Hans Gunnar (16th) 1:45 +0:09
6. Daehli Magne (11th) 1:48 +0:12
7. Johansson Fredrik (6th) 1:48 +0:12
8. Krepsta Simonas (28th) 1:48 +0:12
9. Zinca Ionut Alin (12th) 1:48 +0:12
10. Hertner Fabian (4th) 1:50 +0:14
21. Kerschbaumer Gernot (8th) 1:57 +0:21
26. Hubmann Daniel (2nd) 2:00 +0:24
27. Kyburz Matthias (5th) 2:00 +0:24
39. Rollier Baptiste (7th) 2:07 +0:31
70. Dahlgren Filip (10th) 3:03 +1:27
MEN: 6-7 (Total times)

1. Gueorgiou Thierry 23:12 +0:00
2. Hertner Fabian 23:35 +0:23
3. Lundanes Olav 23:41 +0:29
4. Hubmann Daniel 24:27 +1:15
5. Novikov Valentin 24:36 +1:24
6. Rollier Baptiste 24:43 +1:31
7. Ikonen Pasi 24:47 +1:35
8. Kyburz Matthias 24:48 +1:36
9. Kerschbaumer Gernot 24:52 +1:40
10. Omdal Hans Gunnar 24:55 +1:43
15. Johansson Fredrik 25:12 +2:00
17. Nikolov Kiril 25:15 +2:03
24. Dahlgren Filip 25:48 +2:36
MEN: 7-8

Short route choice leg. All top runners run to the right. Filip Dahlgren is fastest on the straight route (+41 seconds) – Francois Gonon also run this route and was nearly as fast as Hertner to the area around the control, but did a quite big mistake here. Going right is more secure.

The left alternative was favoured by the course planner; Gueorgiou also said that he had considered it seriously, but decided against because of the vegetation/stones in the first part of the route which could be slow. Few runners chose this route – best of them was Kodeda (+1:01).

MEN: 7-8 (Legtimes)

1. Hertner Fabian (4th) 3:09 +0:00
2. Johansson Fredrik (6th) 3:10 +0:01
3. Hubmann Daniel (2nd) 3:12 +0:03
4. Tranchand Frederic (14th) 3:12 +0:03
5. Sild Timo (37th) 3:14 +0:05
6. Kerschbaumer Gernot (8th) 3:16 +0:07
7. Gueorgiou Thierry (1st) 3:17 +0:08
8. Nikolov Kiril (9th) 3:17 +0:08
9. Zinca Ionut Alin (12th) 3:19 +0:10
10. Pawlak Bartosz (34th) 3:21 +0:12
11. Kyburz Matthias (5th) 3:22 +0:13
16. Lundanes Olav (3rd) 3:31 +0:22
19. Rollier Baptiste (7th) 3:33 +0:24
26. Dahlgren Filip (10th) 3:50 +0:41
MEN: 7-8 (Total times)

1. Gueorgiou Thierry 26:29 +0:00
2. Hertner Fabian 26:44 +0:15
3. Lundanes Olav 27:12 +0:43
4. Hubmann Daniel 27:39 +1:10
5. Novikov Valentin 27:59 +1:30
6. Kerschbaumer Gernot 28:08 +1:39
7. Kyburz Matthias 28:10 +1:41
8. Rollier Baptiste 28:16 +1:47
9. Johansson Fredrik 28:22 +1:53
10. Nikolov Kiril 28:32 +2:03
20. Dahlgren Filip 29:38 +3:09
MEN: 8-9

A quite short leg with a small route choice; going left or right around the hill is the option. Both variants are quite equal timewise though – the difference is more due to the execution of the leg. Note however that all the medalists lose more than 20 seconds to Gonon on this leg – Gonon running very well at this point in the course. Also, Johansson loses 28 seconds, Rollier 34 seconds, Kyburz 37 seconds and Kerschbaumer 50 seconds.

At this point in the race Hubmann is 1:10 down on Gueorgiou in 4th place.

MEN: 8-9 (Legtimes)

1. Gonon Francois (13th) 2:21 +0:00
2. Bertuks Edgars (80th) 2:32 +0:11
3. Tranchand Frederic (14th) 2:33 +0:12
4. Petrzela Jan (22nd) 2:35 +0:14
5. Lakanen Jani (41st) 2:35 +0:14
6. Lysell Jerker (32nd) 2:36 +0:15
7. Hertner Fabian (4th) 2:38 +0:17
8. Schgaguler Klaus (23rd) 2:39 +0:18
9. Karaivanov Grigor (51th) 2:39 +0:18
10. Siren Mikko (26th) 2:39 +0:18
12. Lundanes Olav (3rd) 2:43 +0:22
14. Gueorgiou Thierry (1st) 2:45 +0:24
15. Hubmann Daniel (2nd) 2:45 +0:24
16. Nikolov Kiril (9th) 2:45 +0:24
17. Dahlgren Filip (10th) 2:45 +0:24
23. Johansson Fredrik (6th) 2:49 +0:28
27. Rollier Baptiste (7th) 2:55 +0:34
31. Kyburz Matthias (5th) 2:58 +0:37
49. Kerschbaumer Gernot (8th) 3:11 +0:50
MEN: 8-9 (Total times)

1. Gueorgiou Thierry 29:14 +0:00
2. Hertner Fabian 29:22 +0:08
3. Lundanes Olav 29:55 +0:41
4. Hubmann Daniel 30:24 +1:10
5. Tranchand Frederic 31:05 +1:51
6. Kyburz Matthias 31:08 +1:54
7. Novikov Valentin 31:08 +1:54
8. Johansson Fredrik 31:11 +1:57
9. Rollier Baptiste 31:11 +1:57
10. Nikolov Kiril 31:17 +2:03
12. Kerschbaumer Gernot 31:19 +2:05
19. Dahlgren Filip 32:23 +3:09
MEN: 9-10

Again a quite short leg without real route choice options. Small differences among the medalists, but current number two Hertner loses around 20 seconds.

MEN: 9-10 (Legtimes)

1. Zinca Ionut Alin (12th) 2:04 +0:00
2. Nikolov Kiril (9th) 2:06 +0:02
3. Panchenko Artem (35th) 2:06 +0:02
4. Gueorgiou Thierry (1st) 2:07 +0:03
5. Lundanes Olav (3rd) 2:07 +0:03
6. Dahlgren Filip (10th) 2:08 +0:04
7. Hubmann Daniel (2nd) 2:09 +0:05
8. Novikov Valentin (24th) 2:10 +0:06
9. Tranchand Frederic (14th) 2:11 +0:07
10. Lenkei Zsolt (29th) 2:11 +0:07
12. Rollier Baptiste (7th) 2:14 +0:10
15. Kerschbaumer Gernot (8th) 2:15 +0:11
16. Kyburz Matthias (5th) 2:16 +0:12
32. Johansson Fredrik (6th) 2:25 +0:21
34. Hertner Fabian (4th) 2:26 +0:22
MEN: 9-10 (Total times)

1. Gueorgiou Thierry 31:21 +0:00
2. Hertner Fabian 31:48 +0:27
3. Lundanes Olav 32:02 +0:41
4. Hubmann Daniel 32:33 +1:12
5. Tranchand Frederic 33:16 +1:55
6. Novikov Valentin 33:18 +1:57
7. Nikolov Kiril 33:23 +2:02
8. Kyburz Matthias 33:24 +2:03
9. Rollier Baptiste 33:25 +2:04
10. Kerschbaumer Gernot 33:34 +2:13
11. Johansson Fredrik 33:36 +2:15
15. Dahlgren Filip 34:31 +3:10
MEN: 10-11

Short leg wihout big decisions.

MEN: 10-11 (Legtimes)

1. Tsvetkov Dmitriy (15th) 1:22 +0:00
2. Sild Timo (37th) 1:22 +0:00
3. Novikov Valentin (24th) 1:23 +0:01
4. Zinca Ionut Alin (12th) 1:23 +0:01
5. Ikonen Pasi (18th) 1:25 +0:03
6. Kodeda Stepan (33rd) 1:25 +0:03
7. Mihailovs Kalvis (21st) 1:26 +0:04
8. Siren Mikko (26th) 1:26 +0:04
9. Scherbakov Denys (36th) 1:27 +0:05
10. Tambasov Yury (38th) 1:27 +0:05
11. Lundanes Olav (3rd) 1:28 +0:06
12. Nikolov Kiril (9th) 1:28 +0:06
13. Johansson Fredrik (6th) 1:28 +0:06
15. Gueorgiou Thierry (1st) 1:29 +0:07
18. Hertner Fabian (4th) 1:30 +0:08
19. Hubmann Daniel (2nd) 1:30 +0:08
20. Dahlgren Filip (10th) 1:30 +0:08
24. Kerschbaumer Gernot (8th) 1:31 +0:09
28. Rollier Baptiste (7th) 1:32 +0:10
47. Kyburz Matthias (5th) 1:42 +0:20
MEN: 10-11 (Total times)

1. Gueorgiou Thierry 32:50 +0:00
2. Hertner Fabian 33:18 +0:28
3. Lundanes Olav 33:30 +0:40
4. Hubmann Daniel 34:03 +1:13
5. Novikov Valentin 34:41 +1:51
6. Nikolov Kiril 34:51 +2:01
7. Tranchand Frederic 34:56 +2:06
8. Rollier Baptiste 34:57 +2:07
9. Johansson Fredrik 35:04 +2:14
10. Kerschbaumer Gernot 35:05 +2:15
11. Kyburz Matthias 35:06 +2:16
16. Dahlgren Filip 36:01 +3:11
MEN: 11-12

The leg from 11 to 12 is the second of the three long legs in this course. Unfortunately this was not a real route choice leg – the only real decision to be made was if one should go left or right of the small hill just after halfways of the leg. However, even if there were not real routechoices here, Lundanes loses 39 seconds to Hertner who is fastest on the leg. Gueorgiou loses 16 to Hertner, but still keeps his lead.

MEN: 11-12 (Legtimes)

1. Hertner Fabian (4th) 7:51 +0:00
2. Hubmann Daniel (2nd) 7:59 +0:08
3. Gueorgiou Thierry (1st) 8:07 +0:16
4. Nikolov Kiril (9th) 8:09 +0:18
5. Dahlgren Filip (10th) 8:09 +0:18
6. Lakanen Jani (41st) 8:13 +0:22
7. Kyburz Matthias (5th) 8:22 +0:31
8. Omdal Hans Gunnar (16th) 8:23 +0:32
9. Tsvetkov Dmitriy (15th) 8:24 +0:33
10. Lundanes Olav (3rd) 8:30 +0:39
12. Johansson Fredrik (6th) 8:35 +0:44
14. Rollier Baptiste (7th) 8:41 +0:50
25. Kerschbaumer Gernot (8th) 9:13 +1:22
MEN: 11-12 (Total times)

1. Gueorgiou Thierry 40:57 +0:00
2. Hertner Fabian 41:09 +0:12
3. Lundanes Olav 42:00 +1:03
4. Hubmann Daniel 42:02 +1:05
5. Nikolov Kiril 43:00 +2:03
6. Kyburz Matthias 43:28 +2:31
7. Tranchand Frederic 43:33 +2:36
8. Rollier Baptiste 43:38 +2:41
9. Johansson Fredrik 43:39 +2:42
10. Dahlgren Filip 44:10 +3:13
12. Kerschbaumer Gernot 44:18 +3:21
MEN: 12-13

A short leg where the medalists are the top three on the leg. Fredrik Johansson loses 22 seconds.

MEN: 12-13 (Legtimes)

1. Lundanes Olav (3rd) 0:53 +0:00
2. Gueorgiou Thierry (1st) 0:57 +0:04
3. Hubmann Daniel (2nd) 0:57 +0:04
4. Nikolov Kiril (9th) 0:58 +0:05
5. Kyburz Matthias (5th) 1:03 +0:10
6. Kerschbaumer Gernot (8th) 1:03 +0:10
7. Panchenko Artem (35th) 1:03 +0:10
8. Hertner Fabian (4th) 1:05 +0:12
9. Michiels Yannick (42nd) 1:05 +0:12
10. Tsvetkov Dmitriy (15th) 1:06 +0:13
14. Dahlgren Filip (10th) 1:07 +0:14
19. Rollier Baptiste (7th) 1:09 +0:16
33. Johansson Fredrik (6th) 1:15 +0:22
MEN: 12-13 (Total times)

1. Gueorgiou Thierry 41:54 +0:00
2. Hertner Fabian 42:14 +0:20
3. Lundanes Olav 42:53 +0:59
4. Hubmann Daniel 42:59 +1:05
5. Nikolov Kiril 43:58 +2:04
6. Kyburz Matthias 44:31 +2:37
7. Tranchand Frederic 44:40 +2:46
8. Rollier Baptiste 44:47 +2:53
9. Johansson Fredrik 44:54 +3:00
10. Dahlgren Filip 45:17 +3:23
11. Kerschbaumer Gernot 45:21 +3:27
MEN: 13-14

Another short leg with small time differences.

MEN: 13-14 (Legtimes)

1. Zinca Ionut Alin (12th) 0:48 +0:00
2. Tambasov Yury (38th) 0:48 +0:00
3. Hertner Fabian (4th) 0:50 +0:02
4. Lundanes Olav (3rd) 0:50 +0:02
5. Hubmann Daniel (2nd) 0:50 +0:02
6. Salin Andrey (60th) 0:50 +0:02
7. Nikolov Kiril (9th) 0:51 +0:03
8. Kyburz Matthias (5th) 0:51 +0:03
9. Rollier Baptiste (7th) 0:51 +0:03
10. Gonon Francois (13th) 0:51 +0:03
11. Gueorgiou Thierry (1st) 0:52 +0:04
12. Johansson Fredrik (6th) 0:52 +0:04
19. Kerschbaumer Gernot (8th) 0:54 +0:06
39. Dahlgren Filip (10th) 0:59 +0:11
MEN: 13-14 (Total times)

1. Gueorgiou Thierry 42:46 +0:00
2. Hertner Fabian 43:04 +0:18
3. Lundanes Olav 43:43 +0:57
4. Hubmann Daniel 43:49 +1:03
5. Nikolov Kiril 44:49 +2:03
6. Kyburz Matthias 45:22 +2:36
7. Tranchand Frederic 45:33 +2:47
8. Rollier Baptiste 45:38 +2:52
9. Johansson Fredrik 45:46 +3:00
10. Kerschbaumer Gernot 46:15 +3:29
11. Dahlgren Filip 46:16 +3:30
MEN: 14-15

The third and last real long leg in the course was the leg from 14 to 15. The fastest route here is going left on the route – the two fastest on the leg Dahlgren (8:42) and Losch (8:59) both ran left. Lundanes and Hubmann lose 19/22 seconds respectivtely by going right. Gueorgiou also runs right, but loses even more time; 31 seconds to Dahlgren. It is not possible to see from Gueorgiou’s inaccurate GPS at this point what the reason for the time loss is.

The last option is to go straight. Adamski executes direct well and is the fastest of the one chosing this route. He loses 45 seconds to Dahlgren. Hertner also runs direct, but loses control towards the end of the leg – losing even more time (1:11). With this he goes from 2nd to 4th place at this point in the race.

Kyburz loses direction on the middle of the leg, and loses a lot of time (1:44).

MEN: 14-15 (Legtimes)

1. Dahlgren Filip (10th) 8:42 +0:00
2. Loesch Soeren (30th) 8:59 +0:17
3. Lundanes Olav (3rd) 9:01 +0:19
4. Hubmann Daniel (2nd) 9:04 +0:22
5. Nikolov Kiril (9th) 9:11 +0:29
6. Sild Timo (37th) 9:12 +0:30
7. Gueorgiou Thierry (1st) 9:13 +0:31
8. Ikonen Pasi (18th) 9:22 +0:40
9. Tsvetkov Dmitriy (15th) 9:25 +0:43
10. Gonon Francois (13th) 9:25 +0:43
17. Rollier Baptiste (7th) 9:29 +0:47
18. Johansson Fredrik (6th) 9:32 +0:50
19. Kerschbaumer Gernot (8th) 9:32 +0:50
29. Hertner Fabian (4th) 9:53 +1:11
39. Kyburz Matthias (5th) 10:26 +1:44
MEN: 14-15 (Total times)

1. Gueorgiou Thierry 51:59 +0:00
2. Lundanes Olav 52:44 +0:45
3. Hubmann Daniel 52:53 +0:54
4. Hertner Fabian 52:57 +0:58
5. Nikolov Kiril 54:00 +2:01
6. Dahlgren Filip 54:58 +2:59
7. Rollier Baptiste 55:07 +3:08
8. Johansson Fredrik 55:18 +3:19
9. Tsvetkov Dmitriy 55:46 +3:47
10. Kerschbaumer Gernot 55:47 +3:48
11. Kyburz Matthias 55:48 +3:49
MEN: 15-16

Another short leg with small differences among the top runners.

MEN: 15-16 (Legtimes)

1. Siren Mikko (26th) 1:12 +0:00
2. Lundanes Olav (3rd) 1:15 +0:03
3. Ikonen Pasi (18th) 1:15 +0:03
4. Sild Lauri (31st) 1:15 +0:03
5. Panchenko Artem (35th) 1:16 +0:04
6. Dallavalle Roberto (44th) 1:16 +0:04
7. Michiels Yannick (42nd) 1:16 +0:04
8. Hubmann Daniel (2nd) 1:17 +0:05
9. Gueorgiou Thierry (1st) 1:18 +0:06
10. Dahlgren Filip (10th) 1:18 +0:06
14. Nikolov Kiril (9th) 1:20 +0:08
17. Kerschbaumer Gernot (8th) 1:21 +0:09
24. Johansson Fredrik (6th) 1:24 +0:12
25. Kyburz Matthias (5th) 1:24 +0:12
29. Rollier Baptiste (7th) 1:25 +0:13
36. Hertner Fabian (4th) 1:27 +0:15
MEN: 15-16 (Total times)

1. Gueorgiou Thierry 53:17 +0:00
2. Lundanes Olav 53:59 +0:42
3. Hubmann Daniel 54:10 +0:53
4. Hertner Fabian 54:24 +1:07
5. Nikolov Kiril 55:20 +2:03
6. Dahlgren Filip 56:16 +2:59
7. Rollier Baptiste 56:32 +3:15
8. Johansson Fredrik 56:42 +3:25
9. Kerschbaumer Gernot 57:08 +3:51
10. Kyburz Matthias 57:12 +3:55
MEN: 16-17

Another short leg – Gueorgiou loses 18 seconds to the fastest split time – 10 seconds to Hubmann who is now getting closer.

MEN: 16-17 (Legtimes)

1. Djurhuus Rasmus (81th) 1:21 +0:00
2. Omdal Hans Gunnar (16th) 1:28 +0:07
3. Hubmann Daniel (2nd) 1:29 +0:08
4. Hertner Fabian (4th) 1:29 +0:08
5. Kerschbaumer Gernot (8th) 1:29 +0:08
6. Dahlgren Filip (10th) 1:30 +0:09
7. Ikonen Pasi (18th) 1:30 +0:09
8. Lundanes Olav (3rd) 1:31 +0:10
9. Rollier Baptiste (7th) 1:31 +0:10
10. Petrzela Jan (22nd) 1:32 +0:11
11. Johansson Fredrik (6th) 1:33 +0:12
28. Gueorgiou Thierry (1st) 1:39 +0:18
29. Nikolov Kiril (9th) 1:39 +0:18
36. Kyburz Matthias (5th) 1:43 +0:22
MEN: 16-17 (Total times)

1. Gueorgiou Thierry 54:56 +0:00
2. Lundanes Olav 55:30 +0:34
3. Hubmann Daniel 55:39 +0:43
4. Hertner Fabian 55:53 +0:57
5. Nikolov Kiril 56:59 +2:03
6. Dahlgren Filip 57:46 +2:50
7. Rollier Baptiste 58:03 +3:07
8. Johansson Fredrik 58:15 +3:19
9. Kerschbaumer Gernot 58:37 +3:41
10. Kyburz Matthias 58:55 +3:59
MEN: 17-18

Another short leg with small differences among the top runners.

MEN: 17-18 (Legtimes)

1. Lundanes Olav (3rd) 2:15 +0:00
2. Hubmann Daniel (2nd) 2:15 +0:00
3. Nikolov Kiril (9th) 2:15 +0:00
4. Siren Mikko (26th) 2:15 +0:00
5. Gueorgiou Thierry (1st) 2:16 +0:01
6. Kyburz Matthias (5th) 2:21 +0:06
7. Ikonen Pasi (18th) 2:22 +0:07
8. Petrzela Jan (22nd) 2:24 +0:09
9. Hertner Fabian (4th) 2:25 +0:10
10. Zinca Ionut Alin (12th) 2:25 +0:10
11. Kerschbaumer Gernot (8th) 2:26 +0:11
15. Johansson Fredrik (6th) 2:29 +0:14
17. Rollier Baptiste (7th) 2:30 +0:15
34. Dahlgren Filip (10th) 2:35 +0:20
MEN: 17-18 (Total times)

1. Gueorgiou Thierry 57:12 +0:00
2. Lundanes Olav 57:45 +0:33
3. Hubmann Daniel 57:54 +0:42
4. Hertner Fabian 58:18 +1:06
5. Nikolov Kiril 59:14 +2:02
6. Dahlgren Filip 60:21 +3:09
7. Rollier Baptiste 60:33 +3:21
8. Johansson Fredrik 60:44 +3:32
9. Kerschbaumer Gernot 61:03 +3:51
10. Kyburz Matthias 61:16 +4:04
MEN: Phi Loop

MEN: After Phi-Loop (Total times)

1. Gueorgiou Thierry 68:47 +0:00
2. Lundanes Olav 69:26 +0:39
3. Hubmann Daniel 69:38 +0:51
4. Hertner Fabian 71:51 +3:04
5. Nikolov Kiril 72:38 +3:51
6. Johansson Fredrik 72:41 +3:54
7. Rollier Baptiste 72:48 +4:01
8. Dahlgren Filip 73:13 +4:26
9. Kyburz Matthias 73:41 +4:54
10. Kerschbaumer Gernot 73:47 +5:00
MEN: 24-25

A leg taking the runners down towards the arena passage – no big differences among the top runners – and no route choices.

MEN: 24-25 (Legtimes)

1. Hubmann Daniel (2nd) 4:18 +0:00
2. Kyburz Matthias (5th) 4:19 +0:01
3. Hertner Fabian (4th) 4:20 +0:02
4. Siren Mikko (26th) 4:22 +0:04
5. Dahlgren Filip (10th) 4:23 +0:05
6. Ikonen Pasi (18th) 4:25 +0:07
7. Rollier Baptiste (7th) 4:27 +0:09
8. Gueorgiou Thierry (1st) 4:28 +0:10
9. Johansson Fredrik (6th) 4:28 +0:10
10. Zinca Ionut Alin (12th) 4:28 +0:10
11. Lundanes Olav (3rd) 4:29 +0:11
12. Kerschbaumer Gernot (8th) 4:30 +0:12
15. Nikolov Kiril (9th) 4:34 +0:16
MEN: 24-25 (Total times)

1. Gueorgiou Thierry 73:15 +0:00
2. Lundanes Olav 73:55 +0:40
3. Hubmann Daniel 73:56 +0:41
4. Hertner Fabian 76:11 +2:56
5. Johansson Fredrik 77:09 +3:54
6. Nikolov Kiril 77:12 +3:57
7. Rollier Baptiste 77:15 +4:00
8. Dahlgren Filip 77:36 +4:21
9. Kyburz Matthias 78:00 +4:45
10. Kerschbaumer Gernot 78:17 +5:02
MEN: 25-26

Another leg with easy orienteering towards the arena passage. Hubmann is 4 seconds faster than Lundanes here – passing Lundanes in the current standings and moving into silver position. Lundanes never gets past Hubmann again in the race.

MEN: 25-26 (Legtimes)

1. Kyburz Matthias (5th) 2:37 +0:00
2. Hubmann Daniel (2nd) 2:40 +0:03
3. Hertner Fabian (4th) 2:41 +0:04
4. Zinca Ionut Alin (12th) 2:42 +0:05
5. Gueorgiou Thierry (1st) 2:43 +0:06
6. Tranchand Frederic (14th) 2:43 +0:06
7. Lundanes Olav (3rd) 2:44 +0:07
8. Rollier Baptiste (7th) 2:44 +0:07
9. Dahlgren Filip (10th) 2:45 +0:08
10. Adamski Philippe (19th) 2:46 +0:09
17. Johansson Fredrik (6th) 2:51 +0:14
18. Kerschbaumer Gernot (8th) 2:51 +0:14
34. Nikolov Kiril (9th) 3:07 +0:30
MEN: 25-26 (Total times)

1. Gueorgiou Thierry 75:58 +0:00
2. Hubmann Daniel 76:36 +0:38
3. Lundanes Olav 76:39 +0:41
4. Hertner Fabian 78:52 +2:54
5. Rollier Baptiste 79:59 +4:01
6. Johansson Fredrik 80:00 +4:02
7. Nikolov Kiril 80:19 +4:21
8. Dahlgren Filip 80:21 +4:23
9. Kyburz Matthias 80:37 +4:39
10. Kerschbaumer Gernot 81:08 +5:10
MEN: 26-27

The leg to the spectator control. Lundanes actually lost 13 seconds on this easy leg; going from +40 seconds to +53 seconds. Again we see that it is the execution of quite easy legs which decide the race and not the longer route choice legs present in the course.

MEN: 26-27 (Legtimes)

1. Kyburz Matthias (5th) 1:02 +0:00
2. Zinca Ionut Alin (12th) 1:02 +0:00
3. Gueorgiou Thierry (1st) 1:03 +0:01
4. Hubmann Daniel (2nd) 1:03 +0:01
5. Rollier Baptiste (7th) 1:03 +0:01
6. Hertner Fabian (4th) 1:05 +0:03
7. Kerschbaumer Gernot (8th) 1:05 +0:03
8. Schgaguler Klaus (23rd) 1:05 +0:03
9. Bobach Christian (25th) 1:05 +0:03
10. Scherbakov Denys (36th) 1:05 +0:03
18. Lundanes Olav (3rd) 1:15 +0:13
34. Johansson Fredrik (6th) 1:24 +0:22
36. Dahlgren Filip (10th) 1:25 +0:23
59. Nikolov Kiril (9th) 1:43 +0:41
MEN: 26-27 (Total times)

1. Gueorgiou Thierry 77:01 +0:00
2. Hubmann Daniel 77:39 +0:38
3. Lundanes Olav 77:54 +0:53
4. Hertner Fabian 79:57 +2:56
5. Rollier Baptiste 81:02 +4:01
6. Johansson Fredrik 81:24 +4:23
7. Kyburz Matthias 81:39 +4:38
8. Dahlgren Filip 81:46 +4:45
9. Nikolov Kiril 82:02 +5:01
10. Kerschbaumer Gernot 82:13 +5:12
MEN: 27-28

Gueorgiou got some extra energy from the arena passage. Running with Zinca in tow, he wins the 1 kilometer long leg which includes a tough climb with 16 seconds ahead of Dæhlie. Hubmann loses 38 seconds – taking the same route as Gueorgiou. Lundanes takes a more straight route over a hill – losing signigicant time (1:06) and in practice the fight for gold and silver.

Several other top finishers also lose more than 45 seconds to Gueorgiou here – this is one of the strongest legs of Guoergiou in all of the course.

MEN: 27-28 (Legtimes)

1. Gueorgiou Thierry (1st) 7:29 +0:00
2. Zinca Ionut Alin (12th) 7:33 +0:04
3. Daehli Magne (11th) 7:45 +0:16
4. Johansson Fredrik (6th) 7:47 +0:18
5. Hertner Fabian (4th) 7:48 +0:19
6. Gonon Francois (13th) 8:01 +0:32
7. Kyburz Matthias (5th) 8:05 +0:36
8. Hubmann Daniel (2nd) 8:07 +0:38
9. Nikolov Kiril (9th) 8:15 +0:46
10. Kerschbaumer Gernot (8th) 8:17 +0:48
13. Dahlgren Filip (10th) 8:21 +0:52
19. Rollier Baptiste (7th) 8:30 +1:01
23. Lundanes Olav (3rd) 8:35 +1:06
MEN: 27-28 (Total times)

1. Gueorgiou Thierry 84:30 +0:00
2. Hubmann Daniel 85:46 +1:16
3. Lundanes Olav 86:29 +1:59
4. Hertner Fabian 87:45 +3:15
5. Johansson Fredrik 89:11 +4:41
6. Rollier Baptiste 89:32 +5:02
7. Kyburz Matthias 89:44 +5:14
8. Dahlgren Filip 90:07 +5:37
9. Nikolov Kiril 90:17 +5:47
10. Kerschbaumer Gernot 90:30 +6:00
MEN: 28-29

A short leg where Gueorgiou runs very fast.

MEN: 28-29 (Legtimes)

1. Zinca Ionut Alin (12th) 1:25 +0:00
2. Gueorgiou Thierry (1st) 1:26 +0:01
3. Lundanes Olav (3rd) 1:29 +0:04
4. Daehli Magne (11th) 1:30 +0:05
5. Hubmann Daniel (2nd) 1:32 +0:07
6. Hertner Fabian (4th) 1:32 +0:07
7. Kyburz Matthias (5th) 1:32 +0:07
8. Loesch Soeren (30th) 1:34 +0:09
9. Johansson Fredrik (6th) 1:39 +0:14
10. Tsvetkov Dmitriy (15th) 1:39 +0:14
17. Nikolov Kiril (9th) 1:47 +0:22
19. Kerschbaumer Gernot (8th) 1:48 +0:23
28. Rollier Baptiste (7th) 1:53 +0:28
53. Dahlgren Filip (10th) 2:13 +0:48
MEN: 28-29 (Total times)

1. Gueorgiou Thierry 85:56 +0:00
2. Hubmann Daniel 87:18 +1:22
3. Lundanes Olav 87:58 +2:02
4. Hertner Fabian 89:17 +3:21
5. Johansson Fredrik 90:50 +4:54
6. Kyburz Matthias 91:16 +5:20
7. Rollier Baptiste 91:25 +5:29
8. Nikolov Kiril 92:04 +6:08
9. Kerschbaumer Gernot 92:18 +6:22
10. Dahlgren Filip 92:20 +6:24
MEN: 29-30

Leg to the TV-control – the only leg on the last loop where Gueorgiou really loses time; here he loses 13 seconds to Mikko Siren who is fastest on the leg. 10 seconds to Lundanes and 9 seconds to Hubmann.

Gueorgiou is still in a clear lead, though – 1:13 ahead of Hubmann.

MEN: 29-30 (Legtimes)

1. Siren Mikko (26th) 1:59 +0:00
2. Kerschbaumer Gernot (8th) 2:00 +0:01
3. Lundanes Olav (3rd) 2:02 +0:03
4. Kyburz Matthias (5th) 2:02 +0:03
5. Hubmann Daniel (2nd) 2:03 +0:04
6. Dahlgren Filip (10th) 2:05 +0:06
7. Daehli Magne (11th) 2:06 +0:07
8. Zinca Ionut Alin (12th) 2:08 +0:09
9. Johansson Fredrik (6th) 2:09 +0:10
10. Loesch Soeren (30th) 2:09 +0:10
15. Gueorgiou Thierry (1st) 2:12 +0:13
17. Nikolov Kiril (9th) 2:13 +0:14
37. Hertner Fabian (4th) 2:24 +0:25
44. Rollier Baptiste (7th) 2:28 +0:29
MEN: 29-30 (Total times)

1. Gueorgiou Thierry 88:08 +0:00
2. Hubmann Daniel 89:21 +1:13
3. Lundanes Olav 90:00 +1:52
4. Hertner Fabian 91:41 +3:33
5. Johansson Fredrik 92:59 +4:51
6. Kyburz Matthias 93:18 +5:10
7. Rollier Baptiste 93:53 +5:45
8. Nikolov Kiril 94:17 +6:09
9. Kerschbaumer Gernot 94:18 +6:10
10. Dahlgren Filip 94:25 +6:17
MEN: 30-31

The leg after the TV control. Many runners stopped to read the map at the TV-control – it was not the most complex though. Gueorgiou has started his finish sprint and wins the leg ahead of strong finished Kyburz. Hubmann loses 5 seconds – Lundanes 14 seconds.

MEN: 30-31 (Legtimes)

1. Gueorgiou Thierry (1st) 2:54 +0:00
2. Kyburz Matthias (5th) 2:55 +0:01
3. Zinca Ionut Alin (12th) 2:56 +0:02
4. Hertner Fabian (4th) 2:58 +0:04
5. Hubmann Daniel (2nd) 2:59 +0:05
6. Daehli Magne (11th) 2:59 +0:05
7. Lundanes Olav (3rd) 3:08 +0:14
8. Kerschbaumer Gernot (8th) 3:08 +0:14
9. Johansson Fredrik (6th) 3:09 +0:15
10. Mihailovs Kalvis (21st) 3:10 +0:16
11. Nikolov Kiril (9th) 3:11 +0:17
12. Rollier Baptiste (7th) 3:12 +0:18
23. Dahlgren Filip (10th) 3:26 +0:32
MEN: 30-31 (Total times)

1. Gueorgiou Thierry 91:02 +0:00
2. Hubmann Daniel 92:20 +1:18
3. Lundanes Olav 93:08 +2:06
4. Hertner Fabian 94:39 +3:37
5. Johansson Fredrik 96:08 +5:06
6. Kyburz Matthias 96:13 +5:11
7. Rollier Baptiste 97:05 +6:03
8. Kerschbaumer Gernot 97:26 +6:24
9. Nikolov Kiril 97:28 +6:26
10. Dahlgren Filip 97:51 +6:49
MEN: 31-32

The next part of Gueorgiou’s finish sprint: 2 seconds faster than Hubmann – 10 faster than Lundanes.

MEN: 31-32 (Legtimes)

1. Gueorgiou Thierry (1st) 1:19 +0:00
2. Hubmann Daniel (2nd) 1:21 +0:02
3. Zinca Ionut Alin (12th) 1:21 +0:02
4. Kyburz Matthias (5th) 1:25 +0:06
5. Siren Mikko (26th) 1:26 +0:07
6. Simonin Nicolas (40th) 1:26 +0:07
7. Lundanes Olav (3rd) 1:29 +0:10
8. Mihailovs Kalvis (21st) 1:29 +0:10
9. Mamleev Mikhail (27th) 1:29 +0:10
10. Dahlgren Filip (10th) 1:30 +0:11
11. Hertner Fabian (4th) 1:32 +0:13
15. Johansson Fredrik (6th) 1:33 +0:14
21. Nikolov Kiril (9th) 1:35 +0:16
24. Rollier Baptiste (7th) 1:36 +0:17
29. Kerschbaumer Gernot (8th) 1:38 +0:19
MEN: 31-32 (Total times)

1. Gueorgiou Thierry 92:21 +0:00
2. Hubmann Daniel 93:41 +1:20
3. Lundanes Olav 94:37 +2:16
4. Hertner Fabian 96:11 +3:50
5. Kyburz Matthias 97:38 +5:17
6. Johansson Fredrik 97:41 +5:20
7. Rollier Baptiste 98:41 +6:20
8. Nikolov Kiril 99:03 +6:42
9. Kerschbaumer Gernot 99:04 +6:43
10. Dahlgren Filip 99:21 +7:00
MEN: 32-33

From the last control to the finish – again Gueorgiou is fastest. This proves that Gueorgiou was really the strongest long distance runner today. Both Hubmann and Lundanes lose 7(!) seconds!

MEN: 32-33 (Legtimes)

1. Gueorgiou Thierry (1st) 2:01 +0:00
2. Daehli Magne (11th) 2:02 +0:01
3. Lysell Jerker (32nd) 2:03 +0:02
4. Hertner Fabian (4th) 2:04 +0:03
5. Mihailovs Kalvis (21st) 2:06 +0:05
6. Siren Mikko (26th) 2:06 +0:05
7. Dallavalle Roberto (44th) 2:06 +0:05
8. Zinca Ionut Alin (12th) 2:07 +0:06
9. Hubmann Daniel (2nd) 2:08 +0:07
10. Lundanes Olav (3rd) 2:08 +0:07
12. Kyburz Matthias (5th) 2:09 +0:08
15. Johansson Fredrik (6th) 2:11 +0:10
19. Rollier Baptiste (7th) 2:12 +0:11
21. Kerschbaumer Gernot (8th) 2:13 +0:12
48. Nikolov Kiril (9th) 2:30 +0:29
49. Dahlgren Filip (10th) 2:30 +0:29
MEN: 32-33 (Total times)

1. Gueorgiou Thierry 94:22 +0:00
2. Hubmann Daniel 95:49 +1:27
3. Lundanes Olav 96:45 +2:23
4. Hertner Fabian 98:15 +3:53
5. Kyburz Matthias 99:47 +5:25
6. Johansson Fredrik 99:52 +5:30
7. Rollier Baptiste 100:53 +6:31
8. Kerschbaumer Gernot 101:17 +6:55
9. Nikolov Kiril 101:33 +7:11
10. Dahlgren Filip 101:51 +7:29

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17 comments

  1. Those who watched the TV and last TV-control nr 30 saw that Gueorgiou did a misstake at control 30, coming to far left and then turned back towards the control, and loosing the seconds. Zinca actually saw the control first.

  2. Herter lost lot of time after map change in phi-loop: most likely started to navigate to wrong control

  3. Played a lot of those legs from men/women-race (very similar legs) already before WOC at catchingfeatures. So knew almost all fastest routechoices beforehand

  4. There is a mathematical error in men 32-33 where Thierry is a Little faster than 18.41 min/km… ;-)

    • Thierry’s GPS is not working at this time – the TIM network was down for 30 minutes, and then there was no GPS coverage at all. I still included Thierry here for completeness – so the split time is up even if we do not have the route choice. I still think it is better this way :)

  5. Even in 30:31 and 31:32 the same mathematical error occurs… ;-)

  6. And even 28:29… ;-)

  7. It’s a real pity that Thierry is very arrogant and generally a bad sport when it come to post race interviews. Like in 2013, Thierry ‘put down’ the course and showed what a smug little boy he is. real shame!

    • Hi,
      I think you made a big error when you said that… In fact Thierry is so good technicaly that when the challenge is not “orienteering” but to much running without really choises, he had sometimes awkwardly comments just after the 20km tired race… Tero always recognised the organizers hard job but he loves demanding courses with lots of steering : orienteering !

  8. It seems that test-races last year an this spring were technically much more intresting and challenching than yesterdays Long Final …

  9. Great work Jan!

  10. Thanks Jan for these nice analyses!
    There were refreshment points at the road just before control no. 4, placed favouring the direct route. Jerker Lysell and Jani Lakanen did not pass there. Does the top elite feel that is unfair, or do they not care?

  11. I wonder why none of the men opted for Mironovas route choice to the 4th control. it would have been mine.

    It would also be interesting to see how the far left choise on road to the 15th would compare to the other choises for the men. It might not be faster but would save a lot of energy, which is useful on a course with this much climb. Many of the runners lost time in the end because they were tired.

  12. Acc. to the GPS K. Nikolov took approx. Mironovas route choice to the 4th. Loosing time – and being caught by Tero at 5th. Nikolov seems to have been running with Tero from 5th alle the way to the phi loop – 18th control. Even was with Tero to no 19 – and that shouldnt be his first in the phi-loop, should it?

    • Øystein Grøvlen

      Repeating here what I said in another thread:

      I am surprised that Kiril Nikolov was not disqualified. It is evident from GPS tracking that he has no idea of where he is when he arrives at Georgiou’s control #19. It is clear that this is in violation of competition rule 1.2 which says that one should “navigate and run through the terrain
      independently”

      I also think that to reduce the problem of following, starting order should be the reverse of the current WRE ranking. This has several advantages:

      1. Runners starting after each other will be at about the same level. Hence, change of catching up with the runners ahead will be smaller.

      2. Runners being caught will be less satisfied with just following. E.g, if Lundanes was caught by Georgiou, he would probably try to get away in order to have a chance to beat him.

      3. If someone still get a good result by following, they would have “earned it” through good results in previous races.