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World Cup Norway 2018 Relay: Maps, Results & Analysis

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Sweden’s women and Norway’s men won tight battles on tricky courses at the pre-WOC/World Cup relay in Østfold, Norway this Sunday.

For many runners this was the fourth race in three days this weekend – starting with a tough (a little bit shortened) long distance on Friday, continuing with an intense chasing start with prologue on Saturday and finishing with the relay on Sunday. – There were lots of heavy legs in the field today, Olav Lundanes in the Norwegian winning relay team put it in the post-race interview.

– There were lots of heavy legs in the field today (Olav Lundanes)

Men: Sweden in the lead throughout – Norway took it in the end

Compared to the chasing start on Saturday which was mostly about following the other runners in a pack without the need to focus on the map, the relay offered intriguing orienteering with many mistakes of 30-60 seconds which made the race interesting to watch.

Below a graphical representation of the battle for the win is shown for all common controls throughout the race. Here the 9th control is the end of the first leg and the 18th control the end of the second leg. All four top teams are within 60 seconds throughout most of the course, but all of the teams are at least 50 seconds behind at a point in the race. Sweden leads most of the race.

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Notably Switzerland’s Daniel Hubmann did some big mistakes on the first leg, and Switzerland never got into the relay with Howald and Kyburz also doing bigger mistakes, as you can see in this graph including the top 11 teams.

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Bergman loses time on start of second leg – Lundanes catches up:

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Lundanes loses time on 4 control on 2nd leg – Bergman gets a one minute gap.

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Lind makes a 75 second mistake on the start of the last leg – Kral takes the lead, and Dæhli also passes Lind. Lind catches up again later, though.

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Finish sprint which Norway’s Dæhli decides:

Hubmann’s first mistake on the first leg:

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Hubmann’s second mistake – passes the control without punching and has to go back:

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Women: Safe win by Sweden

In the women’s race Sweden was more dominant – taking the lead towards the end of the first leg after a good race by Lina Strand – Karolin Ohlsson following up with an excellent race on the second leg where she took Sweden to a clear lead – and Tove Alexandersson finishing in her usual style. Notably also here Switzerland did big mistakes already on the first leg and lost contact with the leading teams.

There was some excitment on the last leg though, as Norway’s last leg runner Kamilla Olaussen got as close as 50 seconds to Alexandersson – but then Olaussen did a 45 second mistake and the gap increased again, and Alexandersson was safe.

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Norway’s Olaussen gets closer:

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.. but then misses again:

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Maps and GPS-tracking

See maps below and GPS-tracking here.

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Results

Men

1 Norway 1 1:54:12
1. Eskil Kinneberg 39:01 7 +0:50 39:01 7
2. Olav Lundanes 37:53 4 +0:05 1:16:54 5 -2
3. Magne Daehli 37:18 1 1:54:12 1 -4
2 Sweden 1 1:54:15
1. Albin Ridefelt 38:11 1 38:11 1
2. Gustav Bergman 38:05 5 +0:17 1:16:16 1 0
3. William Lind 37:59 3 +0:41 1:54:15 2 +1
3 Sweden 2 1:54:36
1. Martin Regborn 39:02 8 +0:51 39:02 8
2. Jonas Leandersson 37:48 1 1:16:50 2 -6
3. Emil Svensk 37:46 2 +0:28 1:54:36 3 +1
4 Czech Republic 1 1:55:36
1. Jan Petrzela 39:03 9 +0:52 39:03 9
2. Milos Nykodym 37:48 1 1:16:51 3 -6
3. Vojtech Kral 38:45 5 +1:27 1:55:36 4 +1
5 Norway 2 1:58:28
1. Hakon Jarvis Westergard 39:12 10 +1:01 39:12 10
2. Gaute Hallan Steiwer 40:38 10 +2:50 1:19:50 7 -3
3. Paul Sirum 38:38 4 +1:20 1:58:28 5 -2
6 Norway 3 1:58:37
1. Jo Forseth Indgaard 38:59 3 +0:48 38:59 3
2. Jon Aukrust Osmoen 37:52 3 +0:04 1:16:51 3 0
3. Yngve Skogstad 41:46 16 +4:28 1:58:37 6 +3
7 Finland 1 2:02:23
1. Miika Kirmula 41:38 18 +3:27 41:38 18
2. Fredric Portin 41:16 12 +3:28 1:22:54 12 -6
3. Aleksi Niemi 39:29 7 +2:11 2:02:23 7 -5
8 Switzerland 2 2:02:44
1. Florian Schneider 38:54 2 +0:43 38:54 2
2. Jonas Egger 42:51 17 +5:03 1:21:45 11 +9
3. Andreas Kyburz 40:59 13 +3:41 2:02:44 8 -3
9 Ukraine 1 2:02:49
1. Denys Shcherbakov 39:51 12 +1:40 39:51 12
2. Ruslan Glibov 39:30 6 +1:42 1:19:21 6 -6
3. Artem Panchenko 43:28 17 +6:10 2:02:49 9 +3
10 Finland 3 2:03:19
1. Einari Heinaro 40:02 13 +1:51 40:02 13
2. Olli Markus Taivainen 41:35 13 +3:47 1:21:37 10 -3
3. Hannu Airila 41:42 15 +4:24 2:03:19 10 0

Women

1 Sweden 1 1:52:55
1. Lina Strand 37:27 1 37:27 1
2. Karolin Ohlsson 38:36 2 +0:13 1:16:03 1 0
3. Tove Alexandersson 36:52 1 1:52:55 1 0
2 Norway 1 1:55:18
1. Silje Ekroll Jahren 39:07 7 +1:40 39:07 7
2. Marianne Andersen 38:23 1 1:17:30 2 -5
3. Kamilla Olaussen 37:48 2 +0:56 1:55:18 2 0
3 Finland 1 1:56:27
1. Sari Anttonen 38:49 6 +1:22 38:49 6
2. Lotta Karhola 39:46 3 +1:23 1:18:35 4 -2
3. Henna Riikka Haikonen 37:52 3 +1:00 1:56:27 3 -1
4 Finland 2 1:58:01
1. Maija Sianoja 37:35 3 +0:08 37:35 3
2. Miia Niittynen 40:54 4 +2:31 1:18:29 3 0
3. Anna Narhi 39:32 5 +2:40 1:58:01 4 +1
5 Switzerland 1 2:03:36
1. Julia Jakob 40:58 9 +3:31 40:58 9
2. Simona Aebersold 43:07 8 +4:44 1:24:05 6 -3
3. Sabine Hauswirth 39:31 4 +2:39 2:03:36 5 -1
6 Switzerland 2 2:04:41
1. Paula Gross 37:48 5 +0:21 37:48 5
2. Sofie Bachmann 42:20 5 +3:57 1:20:08 5 0
3. Sarina Jenzer 44:33 17 +7:41 2:04:41 6 +1
7 Austria 1 2:05:55
1. Carina Polzer 41:26 11 +3:59 41:26 11
2. Anja Arbter 43:10 9 +4:47 1:24:36 7 -4
3. Ursula Kadan 41:19 8 +4:27 2:05:55 7 0
8 Sweden 3 2:08:54
1. Lilian Forsgren 41:41 12 +4:14 41:41 12
2. Josefin Tjernlund 45:00 15 +6:37 1:26:41 10 -2
3. Elin Månsson 42:13 10 +5:21 2:08:54 8 -2
9 Norway 2 2:09:32
1. Kine Hallan Steiwer 42:46 16 +5:19 42:46 16
2. Ingjerd Myhre 44:06 11 +5:43 1:26:52 11 -5
3. Marie Olaussen 42:40 12 +5:48 2:09:32 9 -2
10 Norway 3 2:10:03
1. Ingrid Lundanes 45:27 20 +8:00 45:27 20
2. Ingeborg Eide 42:57 7 +4:34 1:28:24 12 -8
3. Siri Ulvestad 41:39 9 +4:47 2:10:03 10 -2

 

 

 

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  1. Magne Daehli! What an impressive last leg relay runner he is. As many times before he believes in his on ways, keeps his cool and makes the right decisions at the important moments. And wins.

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