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World Cup Final 2016: Maps and Results

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The Swiss runners dominated on home ground in the World Cup final this year again – with 4 victories of 5 possible. Switzerland started the weekend with Sprint Relay victory Friday. Saturday brought a double for Switzerland with Matthias Kyburz and Judith Wyder winning the Long distance. In Sunday’s Sprint Judith Wyder took another victory while Jonas Leandersson (Sweden) won the men’s class.

This gave clear overall World Cup victories to Matthias Kyburz and Tove Alexandersson (Sweden). Switzerland won the World Cup Sprint Relay with Friday’s victory after being equal with Denmark before this race.

Sprint Relay: Switzerland dominated

Switzerland dominated Friday’s Sprint Relay with three teams within the Top 4; Sweden was the only team able to give the Swiss a real battle. After 3 of 4 legs Sweden was in the lead – 4 seconds ahead of Switzerland 2 and another 4 seconds ahead of the Swiss first team. Judith Wyder on Switzerland 1 was in fantastic shape this weekend, and was in the lead already from the first control on the last leg – bringing Switzerland to a clear 31 second victory ahead of Sweden’s Helena Jansson.

Rahel Friedrich, Matthias Kyburz and Daniel Hubmann (seldom seen on the Swiss team in international Sprint Relay races) ran the three first legs for Switzerland. See full results at the bottom of the article.

WC-Final 2016, Aarau - Sprint Relay Leg 1-4

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Men’s Long: Kyburz ahead of the Norwegians

Matthias Kyburz was again in great shape for the World Cup final weekend on home ground – winning the World Cup Final Long distance 21 seconds ahead of reigning World Champion on the discipline, Olav Lundanes (Norway). Two other Norwegians – Carl Waaler Kaas (retiring on international level after this weekend) and Magne Dæhli took the third and fourth place.

WC-Final 2016, Aarau - Long Distance Men

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Women’s Long: Clear victory for Wyder

Judith Wyder ran an excellent Long distance on Saturday, winning the race with more than 2 minutes ahead of Sabine Hauswirth (also Switzerland). Tove Alexandersson (Sweden) finished 3rd, and with that took a big step towards the overall World Cup victory (after this she only needed a 13th place on Sunday’s Sprint).

WC-Final 2016, Aarau - Long Distance Women

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Men’s Sprint: Leandersson with higher speed

Jonas Leandersson (Sweden) had fantastic speed combined with a great technical on Sunday’s Sprint – losing 2 seconds or less to the leg winner on all legs. This gave Leandersson a clear 20 second victory ahead of Swiss Matthias Kyburz and Martin Hubmann. The course offered several route choice legs, but the different alternatives proved to be very similar in time, and thus the results were tight in the end.

Kyburz secured the overall World Cup victory with the two good races this weekend. The only one challenging Kuburz was Daniel Hubmann, but Hubmann got injured by getting a stick in his leg on Saturday’s long distance (no serious long term injury, though), and thus Kyburz had no real competition for his overall World Cup victory.

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WC-Final 2016, Aarau - Sprint Men

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Women’s Sprint: Wyder with third victory

Judith Wyder won 17(!) of the 28 legs on the course – only losing significant time on the routechoice to the 11th control where she took left instead of running under the bridge. This gave Wyder a comfortable 31 second victory ahead of reigning Sprint World Champion Maja Alm (Denmark) and Tove Alexandersson (Sweden).

With this Alexandersson secured the overall World Cup victory. Alexandersson thus showed that she is still a world class sprinter – even if she has skipped the sprint races this year to focus on the forest races. This prioritizing has given the Swede WOC and EOC gold medals at both Middle and Long this year, though – thus it looks like an excellent choice.

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WC-Final 2016, Aarau - Sprint Women

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Results

Sprint Relay, Friday

Note that only the best team from each nation counts in the Sprint Relay World Cup.

Long Men, Saturday

1. Matthias Kyburz Switzerland 84:47 (+0:00)
2. Olav Lundanes Norway 85:08 (+0:21)
3. Carl Godager Kaas Norway 86:49 (+2:02)
4. Magne Daehli Norway 88:06 (+3:19)
5. Jonas Leandersson Sweden 88:15 (+3:28)
6. Gernot Kerschbaumer Austria 88:16 (+3:29)
7. Dmitrii Nakonechnyi Russian Federation 88:55 (+4:08)
8. Frederic Tranchand France 89:13 (+4:26)
9. Milos Nykodym Czech Republic 89:55 (+5:08)
9. Martin Regborn Sweden 89:55 (+5:08)
11. Florian Howald Switzerland 90:16 (+5:29)
12. Jan Petrzela Czech Republic 90:20 (+5:33)
13. Pavel Kubat Czech Republic 90:46 (+5:59)
14. Vincent Coupat France 90:48 (+6:01)
15. Soeren Schwartz Denmark 91:44 (+6:57)

Long Women, Saturday

1. Judith Wyder Switzerland 73:14 (+0:00)
2. Sabine Hauswirth Switzerland 75:16 (+2:02)
3. Tove Alexandersson Sweden 75:57 (+2:43)
4. Svetlana Mironova Russian Federation 79:13 (+5:59)
5. Julia Gross Switzerland 80:54 (+7:40)
6. Maja Alm Denmark 82:02 (+8:48)
7. Sari Anttonen Finland 82:17 (+9:03)
8. Lina Strand Sweden 83:17 (+10:03)
9. Anastasia Rudnaya Russian Federation 83:39 (+10:25)
10. Saila Kinni Finland 83:47 (+10:33)
11. Ingjerd Myhre Norway 84:15 (+11:01)
12. Elena Roos Switzerland 85:02 (+11:48)
13. Karolin Ohlsson Sweden 85:16 (+12:02)
14. Lilian Forsgren Sweden 86:09 (+12:55)
15. Yulia Novikova Russian Federation 86:17 (+13:03)

Sprint Men, Sunday

1. Jonas Leandersson Sweden 14:12 (+0:00)
2. Matthias Kyburz Switzerland 14:32 (+0:20)
3. Martin Hubmann Switzerland 14:36 (+0:24)
4. Tim Robertson New Zealand 14:39 (+0:27)
5. Florian Howald Switzerland 14:42 (+0:30)
6. Emil Svensk Sweden 14:46 (+0:34)
7. Martin Regborn Sweden 14:48 (+0:36)
8. Vojtech Kral Czech Republic 14:50 (+0:38)
9. Albin Ridefelt Sweden 14:57 (+0:45)
9. Andreas Rueedlinger Switzerland 14:57 (+0:45)
11. Gernot Kerschbaumer Austria 15:11 (+0:59)
12. Lucas Basset France 15:17 (+1:05)
12. Gustav Bergman Sweden 15:17 (+1:05)
14. Frederic Tranchand France 15:21 (+1:09)
15. Hakon Jarvis Westergard Norway 15:24 (+1:12)

Sprint Women, Sunday

1. Judith Wyder Switzerland 14:37 (+0:00)
2. Maja Alm Denmark 15:08 (+0:31)
3. Tove Alexandersson Sweden 15:09 (+0:32)
4. Rahel Friederich Switzerland 15:11 (+0:34)
5. Helena Jansson Sweden 15:12 (+0:35)
6. Elena Roos Switzerland 15:23 (+0:46)
7. Sabine Hauswirth Switzerland 15:24 (+0:47)
8. Galina Vinogradova Russian Federation 15:28 (+0:51)
9. Julia Gross Switzerland 15:41 (+1:04)
10. Lina Strand Sweden 15:46 (+1:09)
11. Sarina Jenzer Switzerland 15:52 (+1:15)
11. Anastasia Rudnaya Russian Federation 15:52 (+1:15)
13. Natalia Gemperle Russian Federation 16:04 (+1:27)
14. Denisa Kosova Czech Republic 16:08 (+1:31)
15. Ursula Kadan Austria 16:11 (+1:34)

Overall World Cup Men

Overall World Cup Women

Full results:

 

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