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WOC 2018 Long Men: BIG GPS Analysis Leg by Leg

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Here we study all the details of one of the most important orienteering races of the year: The World Orienteering Championships Long distance. Some of the questions we attempt to answer: Why did Lundanes win ahead of Glibov and Hertner, which legs where decisive, which routes where the best, and why.

Lundanes won with a quite big gap in the end – 2:37 minutes ahead of Ruslan Glibov (Ukraine) with Fabian Hertner (Switzerland) in 3rd at 3:04.  Lundanes run very strong in the first part of the race, and had a lead of more than 2 minutes halfway in the race at control 12. From there and until control 18 the Norwegian did have a poorer period were several runners got closer. From there and on there was no doubt that Lundanes would take the win, however, Hertner losing time towards the end.

Ruslan Glibov’s last half of the race was very impressive – here he was the fastest in the field, and this is what secured him the silver medal. The below graphical illustration shows the race development for the top 5 runners – and highlights how Glibov (green) passes Hertner, Daniel Hubmann (Switzerland) and Gustav Bergman (Sweden) in the last part of the race. The two most crucial legs to note are the legs from control 8 to 9 and the leg from control 19 to 20. The long leg from 8 to 9 is where Lundanes builds up a gap to most of his competitors, whereas the leg from 18 to 19 is where Lundanes and Glibov decided against the others by taking a better routechoice.

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Looking at the biggest timelosses for the Top-10 finishers, it is not surprising based on the above that control 9 and control 20 are the ones with largest timelosses.

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Looking at grouping, i.e. if runners run together and/or behind each other during the course, we can see that there are quite a few Top10-finishers who have been together with others during the race, and it could even have become decisive for the medal battle if Dæhli and Hertner would have had better success together.

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Leg-by-leg analysis

Below a leg-by-leg analysis is given for the course from start to finish.

Men: S-1


The leg to the first control is in the flat, open forest and very easy. Still one of the main favourites Matthias Kyburz misses 40 seconds here due to bad direction – a very bad start for the Swiss who had really focused on the long distance ahead of this championships. Probably just nervousness, he has the skills to do this well on any training.

Men: S-1 (Legtimes)

1. Gustav Bergman (5th) 1:21 +0:00 +7%
2. Oleksandr Kratov (19th) 1:21 +0:00 +10%
3. Olav Lundanes (1st) 1:22 +0:01 +2%
4. Daniel Hubmann (4th) 1:23 +0:02 +5%
5. Albin Ridefelt (14th) 1:24 +0:03 +5%
6. Leonid Novikov (9th) 1:24 +0:03 +2%
7. Fabian Hertner (3rd) 1:26 +0:05 0%
8. Tue Lassen (17th) 1:26 +0:05 +9%
9. Frederic Tranchand (16th) 1:27 +0:06 +2%
10. Milos Nykodym (25th) 1:27 +0:06 +8%
12. Gernot Ymsen Kerschbaumer (10th) 1:29 +0:08 0%
15. Ruslan Glibov (2nd) 1:30 +0:09 -3%
19. Magne Daehli (7th) 1:31 +0:10 -4%
23. Eskil Kinneberg (6th) 1:32 +0:11 -5%
46. Vojtech Kral (13th) 1:58 +0:37 -23%
50. Matthias Kyburz (8th) 2:03 +0:42 -26%
54. Miika Kirmula (15th) 2:16 +0:55 -29%
Men: S-1 (Total times)

1. Gustav Bergman (5th) 1:21 +0:00
2. Oleksandr Kratov (19th) 1:21 +0:00
3. Olav Lundanes (1st) 1:22 +0:01
4. Daniel Hubmann (4th) 1:23 +0:02
5. Albin Ridefelt (14th) 1:24 +0:03
6. Leonid Novikov (9th) 1:24 +0:03
7. Fabian Hertner (3rd) 1:26 +0:05
8. Tue Lassen (17th) 1:26 +0:05
9. Frederic Tranchand (16th) 1:27 +0:06
10. Milos Nykodym (25th) 1:27 +0:06
12. Gernot Ymsen Kerschbaumer (10th) 1:29 +0:08
15. Ruslan Glibov (2nd) 1:30 +0:09
19. Magne Daehli (7th) 1:31 +0:10
23. Eskil Kinneberg (6th) 1:32 +0:11
50. Matthias Kyburz (8th) 2:03 +0:42

Men: 1-2


 

The second control is also in the easy, open part of the terrain, although we are starting to move a bit away from the flat. Still, this is a control were you should run straight on compass. Thus it is surprising to see how the field spreads out on this leg where compass is king. It could be that some are afraid of the marsh, but then not running straight makes you run even longer in the marsh?

It is surprising to see how the field spreads out on this leg where compass is king

Dæhli (finishing 7th in the end) and Kral (finishing 13th in the end) do mistakes of 40-60 seconds here.

Men: 1-2 (Legtimes)

1. Olav Lundanes (1st) 3:25 +0:00 +2%
2. Gustav Bergman (5th) 3:27 +0:02 +5%
3. Oleksandr Kratov (19th) 3:27 +0:02 +8%
4. Eskil Kinneberg (6th) 3:31 +0:06 +2%
5. Tue Lassen (17th) 3:33 +0:08 +10%
6. Ruslan Glibov (2nd) 3:34 +0:09 +1%
7. Leonid Novikov (9th) 3:36 +0:11 0%
8. Fabian Hertner (3rd) 3:36 +0:11 0%
9. Martin Regborn (18th) 3:36 +0:11 +8%
10. Matthias Kyburz (8th) 3:37 +0:12 +2%
12. Gernot Ymsen Kerschbaumer (10th) 3:40 +0:15 +1%
17. Daniel Hubmann (4th) 3:47 +0:22 -3%
31. Magne Daehli (7th) 4:04 +0:39 -10%
41. Vojtech Kral (13th) 4:29 +1:04 -16%
Men: 1-2 (Total times)

1. Olav Lundanes (1st) 4:47 +0:00
2. Gustav Bergman (5th) 4:48 +0:01
3. Oleksandr Kratov (19th) 4:48 +0:01
4. Tue Lassen (17th) 4:59 +0:12
5. Leonid Novikov (9th) 5:00 +0:13
6. Fabian Hertner (3rd) 5:02 +0:15
7. Eskil Kinneberg (6th) 5:03 +0:16
8. Ruslan Glibov (2nd) 5:04 +0:17
9. Frederic Tranchand (16th) 5:06 +0:19
10. Martin Regborn (18th) 5:07 +0:20
11. Gernot Ymsen Kerschbaumer (10th) 5:09 +0:22
12. Daniel Hubmann (4th) 5:10 +0:23
25. Magne Daehli (7th) 5:35 +0:48
26. Matthias Kyburz (8th) 5:40 +0:53

Men: 2-3


Another easy leg where running straight on compass is the best solution – maybe aiming off a bit with the field to the left towards the end of the leg. Several, including Eskil Kinneberg,  do however run even more left to make it even more secure (which should be unnecessary). This easily costs 15-20 seconds without any real benefits in risk-reduction? Magne Dæhli and Ruslan Glibov also lose some time here.

Men: 2-3 (Legtimes)

1. Fabian Hertner (3rd) 2:15 +0:00 +5%
2. Albin Ridefelt (14th) 2:17 +0:02 +7%
3. Gustav Bergman (5th) 2:18 +0:03 +4%
4. Olav Lundanes (1st) 2:20 +0:05 0%
5. Oleksandr Kratov (19th) 2:21 +0:06 +5%
6. Leonid Novikov (9th) 2:23 +0:08 0%
7. Martin Regborn (18th) 2:23 +0:08 +9%
8. Fredric Portin (31st) 2:23 +0:08 +11%
9. Frederic Tranchand (16th) 2:24 +0:09 +3%
10. Timo Sild (11th) 2:24 +0:09 +4%
13. Daniel Hubmann (4th) 2:26 +0:11 0%
14. Matthias Kyburz (8th) 2:28 +0:13 0%
17. Gernot Ymsen Kerschbaumer (10th) 2:32 +0:17 -2%
22. Ruslan Glibov (2nd) 2:35 +0:20 -7%
28. Magne Daehli (7th) 2:37 +0:22 -7%
31. Eskil Kinneberg (6th) 2:39 +0:24 -9%
Men: 2-3 (Total times)

1. Gustav Bergman (5th) 7:06 +0:00
2. Olav Lundanes (1st) 7:07 +0:01
3. Oleksandr Kratov (19th) 7:09 +0:03
4. Fabian Hertner (3rd) 7:17 +0:11
5. Leonid Novikov (9th) 7:23 +0:17
6. Tue Lassen (17th) 7:24 +0:18
7. Frederic Tranchand (16th) 7:30 +0:24
8. Martin Regborn (18th) 7:30 +0:24
9. Daniel Hubmann (4th) 7:36 +0:30
10. Albin Ridefelt (14th) 7:38 +0:32
12. Ruslan Glibov (2nd) 7:39 +0:33
13. Gernot Ymsen Kerschbaumer (10th) 7:41 +0:35
14. Eskil Kinneberg (6th) 7:42 +0:36
24. Matthias Kyburz (8th) 8:08 +1:02
25. Magne Daehli (7th) 8:12 +1:06

Men: 3-4


To control 4 the course starts to change character – we are getting down into the valleys with poorer runnability and visibility. The control itself is quite easy, and there are no major routechoice-options here – this is just a taste of what is to come. Still, some runners struggle a bit, mostly due to not running straight on compass as they should.

Notably Matthias Kyburz and Magne Dæhli, who both already had a bad start, lose even more time here.

Notably Matthias Kyburz and Magne Dæhli, who both already had a bad start, lose even more time here – silver medalist Ruslan Glibov also loses some time. At this point in the course Kyburz is down in 18th place at 1:26 and Dæhli in 20th place at 1:30. That’s far down after only 10 minutes of running. Note also that Gustav Bergman is in the lead here, a few minutes ahead of Olav Lundanes. Fabian Hertner is also well places (at +0:14), while Daniel Hubmann is already 45 seconds behind and Ruslan Glibov 52 seconds behind.

Men: 3-4 (Legtimes)

1. Elias Kuukka (24th) 3:17 +0:00 +15%
2. Gustav Bergman (5th) 3:19 +0:02 +6%
3. Olav Lundanes (1st) 3:21 +0:04 +2%
4. Fabian Hertner (3rd) 3:22 +0:05 +4%
5. Fredric Portin (31st) 3:26 +0:09 +13%
6. Albin Ridefelt (14th) 3:27 +0:10 +4%
7. Miika Kirmula (15th) 3:29 +0:12 +7%
8. Leonid Novikov (9th) 3:32 +0:15 0%
9. Eskil Kinneberg (6th) 3:32 +0:15 0%
10. Timo Sild (11th) 3:33 +0:16 +3%
11. Daniel Hubmann (4th) 3:34 +0:17 0%
13. Ruslan Glibov (2nd) 3:38 +0:21 -2%
16. Matthias Kyburz (8th) 3:43 +0:26 -2%
17. Magne Daehli (7th) 3:43 +0:26 -4%
20. Gernot Ymsen Kerschbaumer (10th) 3:47 +0:30 -4%
46. Frederic Tranchand (16th) 4:22 +1:05 -16%
49. Oleksandr Kratov (19th) 4:30 +1:13 -17%
58. Tue Lassen (17th) 5:06 +1:49 -22%
Men: 3-4 (Total times)

1. Gustav Bergman (5th) 10:25 +0:00
2. Olav Lundanes (1st) 10:28 +0:03
3. Fabian Hertner (3rd) 10:39 +0:14
4. Leonid Novikov (9th) 10:55 +0:30
5. Albin Ridefelt (14th) 11:05 +0:40
6. Fredric Portin (31st) 11:05 +0:40
7. Daniel Hubmann (4th) 11:10 +0:45
8. Eskil Kinneberg (6th) 11:14 +0:49
9. Ruslan Glibov (2nd) 11:17 +0:52
10. Martin Regborn (18th) 11:21 +0:56
13. Gernot Ymsen Kerschbaumer (10th) 11:28 +1:03
18. Matthias Kyburz (8th) 11:51 +1:26
20. Magne Daehli (7th) 11:55 +1:30

Men: 4-5


We are still in the borderland between flat terrain and valleys. Olav Lundanes handles this very well, wins the leg and is now in the lead. Both Dæhli and Glibov continue to lose take, both missing the control and losing more than 50 seconds. Gustav Bergman who was in the lead at the previous control also does a miss at the control and loses 26 seconds and his lead.

Dæhli is now 2:19 behind and is nearly caught by Fabian Hertner who started 2 minutes behind

Dæhli is now 2:19 behind and is nearly caught by Fabian Hertner who started 2 minutes behind (Dæhli punches the control 18 seconds before Hertner, Hertner can probably see Dæhli from time to time ahead of him).

Men: 4-5 (Legtimes)

1. Olav Lundanes (1st) 3:56 +0:00 +4%
2. Frederic Tranchand (16th) 3:56 +0:00 +10%
3. Albin Ridefelt (14th) 4:04 +0:08 +6%
4. Gaute Hallan Steiwer (12th) 4:04 +0:08 +8%
5. Timo Sild (11th) 4:08 +0:12 +6%
6. Leonid Novikov (9th) 4:10 +0:14 0%
7. Gernot Ymsen Kerschbaumer (10th) 4:10 +0:14 +4%
8. Daniel Hubmann (4th) 4:11 +0:15 +1%
9. Matthias Kyburz (8th) 4:12 +0:16 +3%
10. Andreu Blanes (20th) 4:15 +0:19 +5%
14. Fabian Hertner (3rd) 4:22 +0:26 -3%
20. Eskil Kinneberg (6th) 4:28 +0:32 -5%
24. Gustav Bergman (5th) 4:39 +0:43 -8%
31. Magne Daehli (7th) 4:48 +0:52 -11%
32. Ruslan Glibov (2nd) 4:49 +0:53 -12%
42. Vojtech Kral (13th) 5:01 +1:05 -12%
Men: 4-5 (Total times)

1. Olav Lundanes (1st) 14:24 +0:00
2. Fabian Hertner (3rd) 15:01 +0:37
3. Gustav Bergman (5th) 15:04 +0:40
4. Leonid Novikov (9th) 15:05 +0:41
5. Albin Ridefelt (14th) 15:09 +0:45
6. Daniel Hubmann (4th) 15:21 +0:57
7. Fredric Portin (31st) 15:24 +1:00
8. Gaute Hallan Steiwer (12th) 15:29 +1:05
9. Timo Sild (11th) 15:30 +1:06
10. Gernot Ymsen Kerschbaumer (10th) 15:38 +1:14
11. Eskil Kinneberg (6th) 15:42 +1:18
15. Matthias Kyburz (8th) 16:03 +1:39
17. Ruslan Glibov (2nd) 16:06 +1:42
20. Magne Daehli (7th) 16:43 +2:19

Men: 5-6


Back in the flat, and another timeloss of 24 seconds for Dæhli. Now Hertner has passed him, and Dæhli punches the control after the Swiss. Daniel Hubmann also loses some 20 seconds here.

Men: 5-6 (Legtimes)

1. Gustav Bergman (5th) 3:40 +0:00 +4%
2. Martin Regborn (18th) 3:40 +0:00 +12%
3. Olav Lundanes (1st) 3:44 +0:04 0%
4. Leonid Novikov (9th) 3:44 +0:04 +1%
5. Albin Ridefelt (14th) 3:44 +0:04 +4%
6. Fredric Portin (31st) 3:44 +0:04 +12%
7. Ruslan Glibov (2nd) 3:44 +0:04 +1%
8. Oleksandr Kratov (19th) 3:46 +0:06 +4%
9. Fabian Hertner (3rd) 3:48 +0:08 0%
10. Robert Merl (23rd) 3:51 +0:11 +7%
13. Eskil Kinneberg (6th) 3:53 +0:13 -1%
14. Matthias Kyburz (8th) 3:53 +0:13 0%
21. Daniel Hubmann (4th) 4:00 +0:20 -3%
23. Gernot Ymsen Kerschbaumer (10th) 4:02 +0:22 -2%
24. Magne Daehli (7th) 4:04 +0:24 -5%
44. Frederic Tranchand (16th) 4:42 +1:02 -15%
Men: 5-6 (Total times)

1. Olav Lundanes (1st) 18:08 +0:00
2. Gustav Bergman (5th) 18:44 +0:36
3. Fabian Hertner (3rd) 18:49 +0:41
4. Leonid Novikov (9th) 18:49 +0:41
5. Albin Ridefelt (14th) 18:53 +0:45
6. Fredric Portin (31st) 19:08 +1:00
7. Daniel Hubmann (4th) 19:21 +1:13
8. Gaute Hallan Steiwer (12th) 19:26 +1:18
9. Eskil Kinneberg (6th) 19:35 +1:27
10. Gernot Ymsen Kerschbaumer (10th) 19:40 +1:32
13. Ruslan Glibov (2nd) 19:50 +1:42
16. Matthias Kyburz (8th) 19:56 +1:48
21. Magne Daehli (7th) 20:47 +2:39

Men: 6-7


Another flat and easy leg – this time without any significant timelosses among the top runners.

Men: 6-7 (Legtimes)

1. Daniel Hubmann (4th) 2:48 +0:00 +4%
2. Leonid Novikov (9th) 2:49 +0:01 +2%
3. Vojtech Kral (13th) 2:49 +0:01 +5%
4. Fabian Hertner (3rd) 2:50 +0:02 +1%
5. Magne Daehli (7th) 2:51 +0:03 +2%
6. Eskil Kinneberg (6th) 2:52 +0:04 +1%
7. Gernot Ymsen Kerschbaumer (10th) 2:52 +0:04 +3%
8. Olav Lundanes (1st) 2:54 +0:06 -2%
9. Fredric Portin (31st) 2:54 +0:06 +10%
10. Gustav Bergman (5th) 2:55 +0:07 0%
15. Ruslan Glibov (2nd) 2:59 +0:11 -2%
18. Matthias Kyburz (8th) 3:01 +0:13 -1%
Men: 6-7 (Total times)

1. Olav Lundanes (1st) 21:02 +0:00
2. Leonid Novikov (9th) 21:38 +0:36
3. Fabian Hertner (3rd) 21:39 +0:37
4. Gustav Bergman (5th) 21:39 +0:37
5. Albin Ridefelt (14th) 21:53 +0:51
6. Fredric Portin (31st) 22:02 +1:00
7. Daniel Hubmann (4th) 22:09 +1:07
8. Eskil Kinneberg (6th) 22:27 +1:25
9. Gaute Hallan Steiwer (12th) 22:28 +1:26
10. Gernot Ymsen Kerschbaumer (10th) 22:32 +1:30
13. Ruslan Glibov (2nd) 22:49 +1:47
16. Matthias Kyburz (8th) 22:57 +1:55
19. Magne Daehli (7th) 23:38 +2:36

Men: 7-8


Into the valleys again, preparing for the long leg to control 9. Still a quite easy control, but Hertner (along with Dæhli) and some of the lower placed runners choose to use the valley to the left instead of running a more straight line. This costs some 40-50 seconds, but except for this, no big thing happening on this leg.

Hertner‘s good running turned a bit after he caught Dæhli – from being up there close to the leader he is now 1:29 behind – Dæhli nearly two minutes more. Glibov continues to lose a few seconds and is now 1:55 behind Olav Lundanes.

Men: 7-8 (Legtimes)

1. Elias Kuukka (24th) 2:36 +0:00 +14%
2. Olav Lundanes (1st) 2:39 +0:03 +2%
3. Frederic Tranchand (16th) 2:39 +0:03 +8%
4. Albin Ridefelt (14th) 2:40 +0:04 +7%
5. Leonid Novikov (9th) 2:42 +0:06 +2%
6. Gustav Bergman (5th) 2:46 +0:10 +1%
7. Gernot Ymsen Kerschbaumer (10th) 2:46 +0:10 +3%
8. Ruslan Glibov (2nd) 2:47 +0:11 0%
9. Vojtech Kral (13th) 2:47 +0:11 +3%
10. Oleksandr Kratov (19th) 2:49 +0:13 +2%
13. Eskil Kinneberg (6th) 2:52 +0:16 -2%
17. Daniel Hubmann (4th) 2:55 +0:19 -3%
20. Matthias Kyburz (8th) 2:57 +0:21 -2%
33. Magne Daehli (7th) 3:20 +0:44 -15%
39. Fabian Hertner (3rd) 3:31 +0:55 -21%
Men: 7-8 (Total times)

1. Olav Lundanes (1st) 23:41 +0:00
2. Leonid Novikov (9th) 24:20 +0:39
3. Gustav Bergman (5th) 24:25 +0:44
4. Albin Ridefelt (14th) 24:33 +0:52
5. Daniel Hubmann (4th) 25:04 +1:23
6. Fabian Hertner (3rd) 25:10 +1:29
7. Gernot Ymsen Kerschbaumer (10th) 25:18 +1:37
8. Eskil Kinneberg (6th) 25:19 +1:38
9. Gaute Hallan Steiwer (12th) 25:20 +1:39
10. Oleksandr Kratov (19th) 25:31 +1:50
11. Ruslan Glibov (2nd) 25:36 +1:55
15. Matthias Kyburz (8th) 25:54 +2:13
20. Magne Daehli (7th) 26:58 +3:17

Men: 8-9


To control 9 the show really starts up – this is the longest leg on the course, and also the leg where we really see that Olav Lundanes is in great shape. Lundanes solves the leg very well from a technical standpoint, taking a fast and well runnable way down to the flat area close to the river, and from there chosing the natural routechoice along the flat and then climbing up to the control.

The key on this leg is to:

  1. Not run straight, that gives too much climb and risk. Still Glibov is in super o-technical shape and manages this quite well, losing only 47 seconds
  2. Not run to the right, that is too long compared to what you get out of it. Nykodym’s route to the right is 800 meters longer (see comparison between Lundanes and Nykodym below to the left), and he gets about the same amount of climb. Even if it looks completely flat, there are some small ups-and-downs. Nykodym can run faster here (4:35 min/km versus Lundanes’ 4:50 min/km), but that’s not enough of a difference for 800 meters longer running. Nykodym loses 3 minute here – to
  3. Not run left too early, the runnability along Lundans’ route is good if you exploit the white areas in the slopes (of which you can find many on Lundanes’ route) and keep away from the bottom of the valleys. Below (right) is a comparison between Lundanes and Kinneberg where you see that even though Kinneberg gets better runnability down the slope on the field, it is too much longer to run down there, and he also gets poorer runnability towards the middle of the leg before the routes go together. To beat Lundanes on this route Nykodym would have to run around 4.00 min/km, very high speed on this terrain!

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With Glibov’s 47 second timeloss due to taking the straight route, he is now 2:42 behind Lundanes – that means that Glibov is actually 5 seconds more behind Lundanes than in the finish. From here to the finish Glibov is the fastest of all, beating Lundanes with 5 seconds.

From here to the finish Glibov is the fastest of all, beating Lundanes with 5 seconds

Of the top placed runners, it is notablye that Fabian Hertner loses 41 seconds, Eskil Kinneberg 57 seconds, Leonid Novikov 1:15 and Matthias Kyburz 1:32. Matthias Kyburz is now 3:45 behind, and has been caught on the course by Gustav Bergman.

Men: 8-9 (Legtimes)

1. Olav Lundanes (1st) 13:32 +0:00 +5%
2. Daniel Hubmann (4th) 14:01 +0:29 +5%
3. Gustav Bergman (5th) 14:10 +0:38 +3%
4. Fabian Hertner (3rd) 14:13 +0:41 +2%
5. Magne Daehli (7th) 14:18 +0:46 +2%
6. Ruslan Glibov (2nd) 14:19 +0:47 +1%
7. Miika Kirmula (15th) 14:21 +0:49 +8%
8. Eskil Kinneberg (6th) 14:29 +0:57 +1%
9. Timo Sild (11th) 14:33 +1:01 +4%
10. Vojtech Kral (13th) 14:40 +1:08 +2%
11. Gernot Ymsen Kerschbaumer (10th) 14:42 +1:10 +2%
13. Leonid Novikov (9th) 14:46 +1:14 -1%
14. Matthias Kyburz (8th) 15:04 +1:32 0%
Men: 8-9 (Total times)

1. Olav Lundanes (1st) 37:13 +0:00
2. Gustav Bergman (5th) 38:35 +1:22
3. Daniel Hubmann (4th) 39:05 +1:52
4. Leonid Novikov (9th) 39:06 +1:53
5. Albin Ridefelt (14th) 39:17 +2:04
6. Fabian Hertner (3rd) 39:23 +2:10
7. Eskil Kinneberg (6th) 39:48 +2:35
8. Ruslan Glibov (2nd) 39:55 +2:42
9. Gernot Ymsen Kerschbaumer (10th) 40:00 +2:47
10. Timo Sild (11th) 40:11 +2:58
14. Matthias Kyburz (8th) 40:58 +3:45
15. Magne Daehli (7th) 41:16 +4:03

Men: 9-10


A short leg in the slope – no difficulties for the top runners except for Gustav Bergman who misses the control along with 45 seconds.

Men: 9-10 (Legtimes)

1. Oleksandr Kratov (19th) 1:04 +0:00 +20%
2. Leonid Novikov (9th) 1:07 +0:03 +10%
3. Ruslan Glibov (2nd) 1:08 +0:04 +9%
4. Gernot Ymsen Kerschbaumer (10th) 1:11 +0:07 +8%
5. Matt Ogden (39th) 1:13 +0:09 +19%
6. Luis Nogueira (59th) 1:13 +0:09 +23%
7. Olav Lundanes (1st) 1:15 +0:11 -3%
8. Daniel Hubmann (4th) 1:15 +0:11 0%
9. Eskil Kinneberg (6th) 1:16 +0:12 -1%
10. Vincent Coupat (35th) 1:16 +0:12 +12%
19. Fabian Hertner (3rd) 1:22 +0:18 -9%
25. Matthias Kyburz (8th) 1:26 +0:22 -10%
26. Magne Daehli (7th) 1:27 +0:23 -13%
37. Albin Ridefelt (14th) 1:32 +0:28 -16%
38. Gaute Hallan Steiwer (12th) 1:33 +0:29 -15%
54. Gustav Bergman (5th) 1:50 +0:46 -31%
57. Andreu Blanes (20th) 2:02 +0:58 -32%
Men: 9-10 (Total times)

1. Olav Lundanes (1st) 38:28 +0:00
2. Leonid Novikov (9th) 40:13 +1:45
3. Daniel Hubmann (4th) 40:20 +1:52
4. Gustav Bergman (5th) 40:25 +1:57
5. Fabian Hertner (3rd) 40:45 +2:17
6. Albin Ridefelt (14th) 40:49 +2:21
7. Ruslan Glibov (2nd) 41:03 +2:35
8. Eskil Kinneberg (6th) 41:04 +2:36
9. Gernot Ymsen Kerschbaumer (10th) 41:11 +2:43
10. Timo Sild (11th) 41:36 +3:08
14. Matthias Kyburz (8th) 42:24 +3:56
15. Magne Daehli (7th) 42:43 +4:15

Men: 10-11


A shorter routechoice leg to control 11, but this is a rather obvious one where it is quite clear that you should go straight. Some of the runners who are places towards the end of the results take a long left/right, but of the top runners only Glibov loses significant time – another minute lost and now 3:37 behind Lundanes down in 9th place! Glibov was not among the main favourites ahead of the race, and even fewer would have tipped the Ukrainian for a silver medal at this time in the race.

 of the top runners only Glibov loses significant time – another minute lost and now 3:37 behind Lundanes down in 9th place

Gustav Bergman loses some time here, and suddenly Daniel Hubmann is up in second place and Leonid Novikov in third.

Men: 10-11 (Legtimes)

1. Olav Lundanes (1st) 5:44 +0:00 +5%
2. Daniel Hubmann (4th) 5:59 +0:15 +5%
3. Fabian Hertner (3rd) 6:04 +0:20 +1%
4. Leonid Novikov (9th) 6:08 +0:24 0%
5. Magne Daehli (7th) 6:08 +0:24 +2%
6. Gustav Bergman (5th) 6:10 +0:26 +1%
7. Albin Ridefelt (14th) 6:11 +0:27 +3%
8. Vojtech Kral (13th) 6:11 +0:27 +3%
9. Eskil Kinneberg (6th) 6:13 +0:29 0%
10. Matthias Kyburz (8th) 6:14 +0:30 +2%
18. Gernot Ymsen Kerschbaumer (10th) 6:31 +0:47 -1%
22. Ruslan Glibov (2nd) 6:46 +1:02 -8%
Men: 10-11 (Total times)

1. Olav Lundanes (1st) 44:12 +0:00
2. Daniel Hubmann (4th) 46:19 +2:07
3. Leonid Novikov (9th) 46:21 +2:09
4. Gustav Bergman (5th) 46:35 +2:23
5. Fabian Hertner (3rd) 46:49 +2:37
6. Albin Ridefelt (14th) 47:00 +2:48
7. Eskil Kinneberg (6th) 47:17 +3:05
8. Gernot Ymsen Kerschbaumer (10th) 47:42 +3:30
9. Ruslan Glibov (2nd) 47:49 +3:37
10. Timo Sild (11th) 47:57 +3:45
12. Matthias Kyburz (8th) 48:38 +4:26
14. Magne Daehli (7th) 48:51 +4:39

Men: 11-12


The leg to control 12 is another quite short routechoice leg where you can lose the race but not win it. The two options to the left and right of the fence are quite similar in length and time. But some choose to tun all the way around on the road to the left, one km extra on a less than 1 km long leg. This is were Leonid Novikov loses a silver medal – he actually loses more on this leg (more than 3 minutes) than he is behind Glibov’s silver at the end of the race. Blanes also loses 3 minutes here on a similar route.

Looking at the elevation profile of the three different routechoice-options here (red to the right of the fence, green to the left of the fence, blue around the road as Novikov runs), it is quite obvious that running around is simply too far when you have to climb nearly as much as on the more direct routes (83 meter climb versus 90/102 meters climb for a kilometer extra of running).

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This is the place in the course where Lundanes has the biggest lead – 2:21 on Daniel Hubmann.

Men: 11-12 (Legtimes)

1. Ruslan Glibov (2nd) 7:52 +0:00 +5%
2. Frederic Tranchand (16th) 7:52 +0:00 +8%
3. Olav Lundanes (1st) 7:56 +0:04 +1%
4. Daniel Hubmann (4th) 8:10 +0:18 +2%
5. Fabian Hertner (3rd) 8:14 +0:22 0%
6. Oleksandr Kratov (19th) 8:16 +0:24 +3%
7. Gustav Bergman (5th) 8:17 +0:25 0%
8. Elias Kuukka (24th) 8:17 +0:25 +7%
9. Albin Ridefelt (14th) 8:18 +0:26 +2%
10. Matthias Kyburz (8th) 8:18 +0:26 +2%
11. Magne Daehli (7th) 8:18 +0:26 0%
15. Gernot Ymsen Kerschbaumer (10th) 8:28 +0:36 0%
18. Eskil Kinneberg (6th) 8:42 +0:50 -4%
50. Leonid Novikov (9th) 10:57 +3:05 -25%
53. Andreu Blanes (20th) 11:08 +3:16 -19%
Men: 11-12 (Total times)

1. Olav Lundanes (1st) 52:08 +0:00
2. Daniel Hubmann (4th) 54:29 +2:21
3. Gustav Bergman (5th) 54:52 +2:44
4. Fabian Hertner (3rd) 55:03 +2:55
5. Albin Ridefelt (14th) 55:18 +3:10
6. Ruslan Glibov (2nd) 55:41 +3:33
7. Eskil Kinneberg (6th) 55:59 +3:51
8. Gernot Ymsen Kerschbaumer (10th) 56:10 +4:02
9. Timo Sild (11th) 56:32 +4:24
10. Oleksandr Kratov (19th) 56:51 +4:43
11. Matthias Kyburz (8th) 56:56 +4:48
12. Magne Daehli (7th) 57:09 +5:01
13. Leonid Novikov (9th) 57:18 +5:10

Men: 12-13


The leg to control 13 is Olav Lundanes‘ worst leg in the competition – losing 55 seconds to the best split time of Fabian Hertner. Lundanes does not execute the route well, taking some extra climb and some extra green forest. But his lead to Hubmann is still 1:50 and 2:00 to Hertner. Glibov is at +3:00 in 5th place.

Men: 12-13 (Legtimes)

1. Fabian Hertner (3rd) 5:54 +0:00 +4%
2. Magne Daehli (7th) 5:54 +0:00 +5%
3. Matthias Kyburz (8th) 6:00 +0:06 +6%
4. Yury Tambasov (27th) 6:00 +0:06 +16%
5. Gaute Hallan Steiwer (12th) 6:04 +0:10 +6%
6. Gustav Bergman (5th) 6:08 +0:14 +1%
7. Gernot Ymsen Kerschbaumer (10th) 6:08 +0:14 +4%
8. Andris Jubelis (22nd) 6:13 +0:19 +8%
9. Ruslan Glibov (2nd) 6:16 +0:22 0%
10. Eskil Kinneberg (6th) 6:17 +0:23 0%
12. Daniel Hubmann (4th) 6:18 +0:24 0%
18. Leonid Novikov (9th) 6:34 +0:40 -6%
20. Olav Lundanes (1st) 6:49 +0:55 -11%
58. Andreu Blanes (20th) 9:00 +3:06 -24%
Men: 12-13 (Total times)

1. Olav Lundanes (1st) 58:57 +0:00
2. Daniel Hubmann (4th) 60:47 +1:50
3. Fabian Hertner (3rd) 60:57 +2:00
4. Gustav Bergman (5th) 61:00 +2:03
5. Ruslan Glibov (2nd) 61:57 +3:00
6. Albin Ridefelt (14th) 62:06 +3:09
7. Eskil Kinneberg (6th) 62:16 +3:19
8. Gernot Ymsen Kerschbaumer (10th) 62:18 +3:21
9. Matthias Kyburz (8th) 62:56 +3:59
10. Timo Sild (11th) 63:02 +4:05
11. Magne Daehli (7th) 63:03 +4:06
13. Leonid Novikov (9th) 63:52 +4:55

Men: 13-14


Now some transport legs around the arena follow.

Men: 13-14 (Legtimes)

1. Magne Daehli (7th) 1:05 +0:00 +9%
2. Fabian Hertner (3rd) 1:06 +0:01 +6%
3. Elias Kuukka (24th) 1:08 +0:03 +11%
4. Albin Ridefelt (14th) 1:09 +0:04 +5%
5. Olav Lundanes (1st) 1:10 +0:05 -1%
6. Miika Kirmula (15th) 1:10 +0:05 +7%
7. Daniel Hubmann (4th) 1:11 +0:06 0%
8. Eskil Kinneberg (6th) 1:11 +0:06 0%
9. Bryan RusselKeely (51th) 1:11 +0:06 +23%
10. Gustav Bergman (5th) 1:12 +0:07 -1%
13. Matthias Kyburz (8th) 1:13 +0:08 0%
17. Leonid Novikov (9th) 1:14 +0:09 -4%
18. Ruslan Glibov (2nd) 1:15 +0:10 -5%
28. Gernot Ymsen Kerschbaumer (10th) 1:18 +0:13 -6%
Men: 13-14 (Total times)

1. Olav Lundanes (1st) 60:07 +0:00
2. Daniel Hubmann (4th) 61:58 +1:51
3. Fabian Hertner (3rd) 62:03 +1:56
4. Gustav Bergman (5th) 62:12 +2:05
5. Ruslan Glibov (2nd) 63:12 +3:05
6. Albin Ridefelt (14th) 63:15 +3:08
7. Eskil Kinneberg (6th) 63:27 +3:20
8. Gernot Ymsen Kerschbaumer (10th) 63:36 +3:29
9. Magne Daehli (7th) 64:08 +4:01
10. Matthias Kyburz (8th) 64:09 +4:02
13. Leonid Novikov (9th) 65:06 +4:59

Men: 14-15


And easy transport leg – but note that here Lundanes loses 31 seconds due to a miss close to the control.  This is one of Lundanes’ worst legs – in his worst period in the race.

Men: 14-15 (Legtimes)

1. Gustav Bergman (5th) 2:07 +0:00 +9%
2. Magne Daehli (7th) 2:09 +0:02 +7%
3. Ruslan Glibov (2nd) 2:14 +0:07 +3%
4. Matthias Kyburz (8th) 2:14 +0:07 +6%
5. Fabian Hertner (3rd) 2:17 +0:10 0%
6. Eskil Kinneberg (6th) 2:17 +0:10 +1%
7. Leonid Novikov (9th) 2:18 +0:11 0%
8. Vojtech Kral (13th) 2:18 +0:11 +3%
9. Pavel Kubat (21st) 2:18 +0:11 +7%
10. Martin Regborn (18th) 2:19 +0:12 +7%
15. Daniel Hubmann (4th) 2:23 +0:16 -2%
18. Gernot Ymsen Kerschbaumer (10th) 2:26 +0:19 -2%
29. Olav Lundanes (1st) 2:38 +0:31 -15%
Men: 14-15 (Total times)

1. Olav Lundanes (1st) 62:45 +0:00
2. Gustav Bergman (5th) 64:19 +1:34
3. Fabian Hertner (3rd) 64:20 +1:35
4. Daniel Hubmann (4th) 64:21 +1:36
5. Ruslan Glibov (2nd) 65:26 +2:41
6. Albin Ridefelt (14th) 65:41 +2:56
7. Eskil Kinneberg (6th) 65:44 +2:59
8. Gernot Ymsen Kerschbaumer (10th) 66:02 +3:17
9. Magne Daehli (7th) 66:17 +3:32
10. Matthias Kyburz (8th) 66:23 +3:38
12. Leonid Novikov (9th) 67:24 +4:39

Men: 15-16


More transport to control 16 – Lundanes loses another 9 seconds and his lead is down to 1:26 after several bad control points.

Men: 15-16 (Legtimes)

1. Fabian Hertner (3rd) 3:53 +0:00 +6%
2. Gustav Bergman (5th) 3:54 +0:01 +6%
3. Matthias Kyburz (8th) 3:54 +0:01 +9%
4. Olav Lundanes (1st) 4:02 +0:09 0%
5. Magne Daehli (7th) 4:03 +0:10 +3%
6. Frederic Tranchand (16th) 4:03 +0:10 +5%
7. Elias Kuukka (24th) 4:05 +0:12 +9%
8. Eskil Kinneberg (6th) 4:07 +0:14 0%
9. Vojtech Kral (13th) 4:08 +0:15 +3%
10. Daniel Hubmann (4th) 4:10 +0:17 0%
11. Ruslan Glibov (2nd) 4:10 +0:17 0%
13. Leonid Novikov (9th) 4:19 +0:26 -4%
17. Gernot Ymsen Kerschbaumer (10th) 4:23 +0:30 -2%
29. Albin Ridefelt (14th) 4:49 +0:56 -11%
41. Andreu Blanes (20th) 4:59 +1:06 -10%
Men: 15-16 (Total times)

1. Olav Lundanes (1st) 66:47 +0:00
2. Fabian Hertner (3rd) 68:13 +1:26
3. Gustav Bergman (5th) 68:13 +1:26
4. Daniel Hubmann (4th) 68:31 +1:44
5. Ruslan Glibov (2nd) 69:36 +2:49
6. Eskil Kinneberg (6th) 69:51 +3:04
7. Matthias Kyburz (8th) 70:17 +3:30
8. Magne Daehli (7th) 70:20 +3:33
9. Gernot Ymsen Kerschbaumer (10th) 70:25 +3:38
10. Albin Ridefelt (14th) 70:30 +3:43
13. Leonid Novikov (9th) 71:43 +4:56

Men: 16-17


Then a new routechoice leg, but this time in the flat area with other elements to consider. Lundanes loses another 30 seconds (8 seconds to Hertner), and the lead of Lundanes is suddenly only 1:04! Hubmann looked like Lundanes’ biggest rival a few controls earlier, but he lost 1:17 due to bad execution and not choosing the very best routechoice. Kinneberg also loses more than a minute here – together with his non-optimal routechoice to control 20, this is where Kinneberg loses a potential medal.

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Men: 16-17 (Legtimes)

1. Magne Daehli (7th) 5:03 +0:00 +13%
2. Fabian Hertner (3rd) 5:11 +0:08 +9%
3. Matthias Kyburz (8th) 5:15 +0:12 +11%
4. Gaute Hallan Steiwer (12th) 5:17 +0:14 +12%
5. Leonid Novikov (9th) 5:27 +0:24 +4%
6. Olav Lundanes (1st) 5:33 +0:30 0%
7. Ruslan Glibov (2nd) 5:37 +0:34 +1%
8. Milos Nykodym (25th) 5:39 +0:36 +10%
9. Andreu Blanes (20th) 5:47 +0:44 +4%
10. Gernot Ymsen Kerschbaumer (10th) 5:52 +0:49 0%
12. Gustav Bergman (5th) 5:55 +0:52 -3%
23. Eskil Kinneberg (6th) 6:16 +1:13 -8%
26. Daniel Hubmann (4th) 6:20 +1:17 -8%
46. Frederic Tranchand (16th) 7:34 +2:31 -21%
Men: 16-17 (Total times)

1. Olav Lundanes (1st) 72:20 +0:00
2. Fabian Hertner (3rd) 73:24 +1:04
3. Gustav Bergman (5th) 74:08 +1:48
4. Daniel Hubmann (4th) 74:51 +2:31
5. Ruslan Glibov (2nd) 75:13 +2:53
6. Magne Daehli (7th) 75:23 +3:03
7. Matthias Kyburz (8th) 75:32 +3:12
8. Eskil Kinneberg (6th) 76:07 +3:47
9. Gernot Ymsen Kerschbaumer (10th) 76:17 +3:57
10. Albin Ridefelt (14th) 76:40 +4:20
13. Leonid Novikov (9th) 77:10 +4:50

Men: 17-18


And a short transport-leg with quite small time-differences among the top-runners. But Hertner wins the leg (still together with Dæhli) and takes a few more seconds on Lundanes – now only 1:01 behind.

Men: 17-18 (Legtimes)

1. Fabian Hertner (3rd) 0:52 +0:00 +4%
2. Magne Daehli (7th) 0:52 +0:00 +6%
3. Eskil Kinneberg (6th) 0:52 +0:00 +5%
4. Albin Ridefelt (14th) 0:53 +0:01 +6%
5. Miika Kirmula (15th) 0:53 +0:01 +9%
6. Leonid Novikov (9th) 0:54 +0:02 0%
7. Olav Lundanes (1st) 0:55 +0:03 -3%
8. Gustav Bergman (5th) 0:55 +0:03 0%
9. Gernot Ymsen Kerschbaumer (10th) 0:55 +0:03 +2%
10. Pavel Kubat (21st) 0:55 +0:03 +6%
12. Daniel Hubmann (4th) 0:56 +0:04 -1%
14. Matthias Kyburz (8th) 0:57 +0:05 -1%
38. Ruslan Glibov (2nd) 1:04 +0:12 -14%
50. Gaute Hallan Steiwer (12th) 1:14 +0:22 -21%
51. Martin Regborn (18th) 1:15 +0:23 -18%
Men: 17-18 (Total times)

1. Olav Lundanes (1st) 73:15 +0:00
2. Fabian Hertner (3rd) 74:16 +1:01
3. Gustav Bergman (5th) 75:03 +1:48
4. Daniel Hubmann (4th) 75:47 +2:32
5. Magne Daehli (7th) 76:15 +3:00
6. Ruslan Glibov (2nd) 76:17 +3:02
7. Matthias Kyburz (8th) 76:29 +3:14
8. Eskil Kinneberg (6th) 76:59 +3:44
9. Gernot Ymsen Kerschbaumer (10th) 77:12 +3:57
10. Albin Ridefelt (14th) 77:33 +4:18
11. Leonid Novikov (9th) 78:04 +4:49

Men: 18-19


Another quite short leg, but here several of the top runners lose 20-40 seconds – inclucing Lundanes (21 seconds), Dæhli (32 seconds), Hertner (33 seconds), Kyburz (33 seconds) and Hubmann (40 seconds). Thus this did not have that much influence on the final result\,

Men: 18-19 (Legtimes)

1. Leonid Novikov (9th) 2:21 +0:00 +12%
2. Eskil Kinneberg (6th) 2:31 +0:10 +5%
3. Ruslan Glibov (2nd) 2:34 +0:13 +3%
4. Vojtech Kral (13th) 2:34 +0:13 +6%
5. Ivan Sirakov (28th) 2:34 +0:13 +15%
6. Andreu Blanes (20th) 2:35 +0:14 +9%
7. Gernot Ymsen Kerschbaumer (10th) 2:40 +0:19 +2%
8. Elias Kuukka (24th) 2:40 +0:19 +7%
9. Gustav Bergman (5th) 2:41 +0:20 0%
10. Olav Lundanes (1st) 2:42 +0:21 -4%
22. Magne Daehli (7th) 2:53 +0:32 -7%
23. Fabian Hertner (3rd) 2:54 +0:33 -9%
24. Matthias Kyburz (8th) 2:54 +0:33 -5%
31. Daniel Hubmann (4th) 3:01 +0:40 -10%
Men: 18-19 (Total times)

1. Olav Lundanes (1st) 75:57 +0:00
2. Fabian Hertner (3rd) 77:10 +1:13
3. Gustav Bergman (5th) 77:44 +1:47
4. Daniel Hubmann (4th) 78:48 +2:51
5. Ruslan Glibov (2nd) 78:51 +2:54
6. Magne Daehli (7th) 79:08 +3:11
7. Matthias Kyburz (8th) 79:23 +3:26
8. Eskil Kinneberg (6th) 79:30 +3:33
9. Gernot Ymsen Kerschbaumer (10th) 79:52 +3:55
10. Leonid Novikov (9th) 80:25 +4:28

Men: 19-20


The leg from 19 to 20 is the decisive leg in the competition, and also interesting from a routechoice point-of-view. Looking at the elevation profile of the main alternatives below, specifically the  straight route (A – red; 1093 meters, 86 meters climb) compared to the route of Hertner (B – green; 1360 meters, 74 meters climb), it is clear that the straight option has only 12 meters more climb than going around to the left. At first sight it looks like the red route has more climb, but this is not the case. Note also that Kyburz chooses to run a long route around to the right here, losing a lot of time.

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Ahead of this leg the spectators have seen Hertner get slowly closer to Lundanes, cutting the gap down to around a minute – now instead the gap increases to 2:40 – suddenly looking very safe for Lundanes. If Hertner would have taken the correct routechoice here, he would have still been in the battle for gold. Instead, Lundanes is one of only 5 runners taking the fastest route, which is a straight variant. Ruslan Glibov also takes this variants, and wins the silver medal on this route. Daniel Hubmann and Gustav Bergman could also have won a medal here by taking Glibov’s route, but instead lost 1:18 and 1:32 on Glibov, respectively.

The below animation illustrates the differences in routechoice well:

Men: 19-20 (Legtimes)

1. Ruslan Glibov (2nd) 7:26 +0:00 +12%
2. Andreu Blanes (20th) 7:27 +0:01 +18%
3. Olav Lundanes (1st) 7:28 +0:02 +9%
4. Timo Sild (11th) 7:33 +0:07 +15%
5. Ivan Sirakov (28th) 7:33 +0:07 +22%
6. Eskil Kinneberg (6th) 8:22 +0:56 0%
7. Gaute Hallan Steiwer (12th) 8:26 +1:00 +3%
8. Vojtech Kral (13th) 8:27 +1:01 +1%
9. Leonid Novikov (9th) 8:34 +1:08 -3%
10. Elias Kuukka (24th) 8:34 +1:08 +5%
12. Daniel Hubmann (4th) 8:44 +1:18 -3%
14. Magne Daehli (7th) 8:54 +1:28 -5%
16. Fabian Hertner (3rd) 8:55 +1:29 -6%
17. Gustav Bergman (5th) 8:58 +1:32 -6%
21. Gernot Ymsen Kerschbaumer (10th) 9:07 +1:41 -5%
26. Matthias Kyburz (8th) 9:16 +1:50 -7%
39. Oleksandr Kratov (19th) 10:07 +2:41 -13%
Men: 19-20 (Total times)

1. Olav Lundanes (1st) 83:25 +0:00
2. Fabian Hertner (3rd) 86:05 +2:40
3. Ruslan Glibov (2nd) 86:17 +2:52
4. Gustav Bergman (5th) 86:42 +3:17
5. Daniel Hubmann (4th) 87:32 +4:07
6. Eskil Kinneberg (6th) 87:52 +4:27
7. Magne Daehli (7th) 88:02 +4:37
8. Timo Sild (11th) 88:29 +5:04
9. Matthias Kyburz (8th) 88:39 +5:14
10. Gernot Ymsen Kerschbaumer (10th) 88:59 +5:34
11. Leonid Novikov (9th) 88:59 +5:34

Men: 20-21


A transport leg to control 21. Hertner again shows that he is in shape, winning the leg.

Men: 20-21 (Legtimes)

1. Fabian Hertner (3rd) 1:56 +0:00 +6%
2. Leonid Novikov (9th) 1:56 +0:00 +6%
3. Magne Daehli (7th) 1:57 +0:01 +6%
4. Martin Regborn (18th) 1:59 +0:03 +12%
5. Pavel Kubat (21st) 1:59 +0:03 +11%
6. Oleksandr Kratov (19th) 2:04 +0:08 +4%
7. Andreu Blanes (20th) 2:04 +0:08 +6%
8. Ruslan Glibov (2nd) 2:05 +0:09 0%
9. Alan Cherry (26th) 2:05 +0:09 +13%
10. Olav Lundanes (1st) 2:06 +0:10 -4%
13. Gustav Bergman (5th) 2:08 +0:12 -2%
16. Daniel Hubmann (4th) 2:10 +0:14 -3%
17. Matthias Kyburz (8th) 2:10 +0:14 -1%
19. Gernot Ymsen Kerschbaumer (10th) 2:14 +0:18 -4%
30. Eskil Kinneberg (6th) 2:21 +0:25 -11%
55. Timo Sild (11th) 3:09 +1:13 -29%
Men: 20-21 (Total times)

1. Olav Lundanes (1st) 85:31 +0:00
2. Fabian Hertner (3rd) 88:01 +2:30
3. Ruslan Glibov (2nd) 88:22 +2:51
4. Gustav Bergman (5th) 88:50 +3:19
5. Daniel Hubmann (4th) 89:42 +4:11
6. Magne Daehli (7th) 89:59 +4:28
7. Eskil Kinneberg (6th) 90:13 +4:42
8. Matthias Kyburz (8th) 90:49 +5:18
9. Leonid Novikov (9th) 90:55 +5:24
10. Gernot Ymsen Kerschbaumer (10th) 91:13 +5:42

Men: 21-22


Another leg with some routechoice-options to 22. Here Hertner loses 49 seconds – and Glibov passes him and decides the silver-medal. Bergman also loses 38 seconds – this is part of the reason why Bergman loses the medal battle.

Men: 21-22 (Legtimes)

1. Alan Cherry (26th) 5:37 +0:00 +22%
2. Leonid Novikov (9th) 5:44 +0:07 +6%
3. Ruslan Glibov (2nd) 5:50 +0:13 +4%
4. Andreu Blanes (20th) 5:52 +0:15 +10%
5. Daniel Hubmann (4th) 5:56 +0:19 +4%
6. Frederic Tranchand (16th) 5:58 +0:21 +5%
7. Olav Lundanes (1st) 5:59 +0:22 0%
8. Eskil Kinneberg (6th) 6:02 +0:25 +1%
9. Matthias Kyburz (8th) 6:14 +0:37 0%
10. Gustav Bergman (5th) 6:15 +0:38 -1%
13. Gernot Ymsen Kerschbaumer (10th) 6:20 +0:43 0%
18. Fabian Hertner (3rd) 6:26 +0:49 -5%
19. Magne Daehli (7th) 6:26 +0:49 -4%
49. Oleksandr Kratov (19th) 8:06 +2:29 -20%
Men: 21-22 (Total times)

1. Olav Lundanes (1st) 91:30 +0:00
2. Ruslan Glibov (2nd) 94:12 +2:42
3. Fabian Hertner (3rd) 94:27 +2:57
4. Gustav Bergman (5th) 95:05 +3:35
5. Daniel Hubmann (4th) 95:38 +4:08
6. Eskil Kinneberg (6th) 96:15 +4:45
7. Magne Daehli (7th) 96:25 +4:55
8. Leonid Novikov (9th) 96:39 +5:09
9. Matthias Kyburz (8th) 97:03 +5:33
10. Gernot Ymsen Kerschbaumer (10th) 97:33 +6:03

Men: 22-23


Another leg with some micro-routechoices – in the end not decisive for the final result.

Men: 22-23 (Legtimes)

1. Daniel Hubmann (4th) 4:24 +0:00 +10%
2. Olav Lundanes (1st) 4:30 +0:06 +3%
3. Gaute Hallan Steiwer (12th) 4:39 +0:15 +7%
4. Ruslan Glibov (2nd) 4:40 +0:16 +2%
5. Matthias Kyburz (8th) 4:40 +0:16 +5%
6. Gernot Ymsen Kerschbaumer (10th) 4:40 +0:16 +5%
7. Alan Cherry (26th) 4:40 +0:16 +16%
8. Eskil Kinneberg (6th) 4:44 +0:20 +1%
9. Timo Sild (11th) 4:45 +0:21 +5%
10. Fabian Hertner (3rd) 4:47 +0:23 0%
11. Magne Daehli (7th) 4:50 +0:26 0%
13. Gustav Bergman (5th) 4:53 +0:29 -1%
14. Leonid Novikov (9th) 5:05 +0:41 -6%
39. Albin Ridefelt (14th) 5:52 +1:28 -15%
49. Martin Regborn (18th) 6:15 +1:51 -14%
53. Oleksandr Kratov (19th) 6:33 +2:09 -22%
64. Frederic Tranchand (16th) 7:51 +3:27 -35%
Men: 22-23 (Total times)

1. Olav Lundanes (1st) 96:00 +0:00
2. Ruslan Glibov (2nd) 98:52 +2:52
3. Fabian Hertner (3rd) 99:14 +3:14
4. Gustav Bergman (5th) 99:58 +3:58
5. Daniel Hubmann (4th) 100:02 +4:02
6. Eskil Kinneberg (6th) 100:59 +4:59
7. Magne Daehli (7th) 101:15 +5:15
8. Matthias Kyburz (8th) 101:43 +5:43
9. Leonid Novikov (9th) 101:44 +5:44
10. Gernot Ymsen Kerschbaumer (10th) 102:13 +6:13

Men: 23-24


Transport towards the finish – note that Lundanes loses 14 seconds here (but he is safe).

Men: 23-24 (Legtimes)

1. Matthias Kyburz (8th) 1:05 +0:00 +12%
2. Gaute Hallan Steiwer (12th) 1:07 +0:02 +11%
3. Ruslan Glibov (2nd) 1:08 +0:03 +5%
4. Gernot Ymsen Kerschbaumer (10th) 1:09 +0:04 +6%
5. Alan Cherry (26th) 1:09 +0:04 +17%
6. Daniel Hubmann (4th) 1:10 +0:05 +3%
7. Pavel Kubat (21st) 1:11 +0:06 +7%
8. Fabian Hertner (3rd) 1:12 +0:07 -1%
9. Magne Daehli (7th) 1:12 +0:07 0%
10. Eskil Kinneberg (6th) 1:13 +0:08 -1%
12. Gustav Bergman (5th) 1:14 +0:09 -2%
13. Leonid Novikov (9th) 1:14 +0:09 -3%
25. Olav Lundanes (1st) 1:19 +0:14 -12%
41. Albin Ridefelt (14th) 1:26 +0:21 -14%
42. Oleksandr Kratov (19th) 1:26 +0:21 -12%
Men: 23-24 (Total times)

1. Olav Lundanes (1st) 97:19 +0:00
2. Ruslan Glibov (2nd) 100:00 +2:41
3. Fabian Hertner (3rd) 100:26 +3:07
4. Daniel Hubmann (4th) 101:12 +3:53
5. Gustav Bergman (5th) 101:12 +3:53
6. Eskil Kinneberg (6th) 102:12 +4:53
7. Magne Daehli (7th) 102:27 +5:08
8. Matthias Kyburz (8th) 102:48 +5:29
9. Leonid Novikov (9th) 102:58 +5:39
10. Gernot Ymsen Kerschbaumer (10th) 103:22 +6:03

Replay of the race

Finally, take a look at a GPS replay of the race development to study the details:

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One comment

  1. Thanks for analysis! I think that it was a really nice course, but why anyone note that the best route choices of the two long legs are almost on the same line? Not so interesting…

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