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World Cup Middle Czech Republic 2018: Maps and Results

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[Updated with extra illustrations] Karolin Ohlsson (SWE) and Milos Nykodym (CZE) both won their first World Cup victories on a Middle distance on really tricky Czech sandstone terrain. Good execution and good routechoices was the key to victory in a race where many of the pre-race favourites got into trouble.

In the women’s class the biggest favourite Tove Alexandersson struggled already from the start, and did several technical misses along the course. Natalia Gemperle did also not have a good day technically. Instead Karolin Ohlsson finally got to show what she is capable of when she manages to put of a top performance throuhout a course – earlier the Swede has shown this potential many times, but never all the way from start to finish. Julia Jakob (Switzerland) finished second after a steady race. Lina Strand (Sweden) took the third spot after a very good finish. Denisa Kosovo did a very good race on homeground from an early startnumber, and finished 7th in the end.

Some split times illustrations:

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Men: First for Nykodym

In the men’s class Milos Nykodym had the biggest day in his career so far, winning his first World Cup victory ahead of Andreas Kyburz (Switzerland) and Gernot Ymsen Kerschbaumer (Austria).

Also in the men’s class the big favourites made mistakes already in the start – and they also struggled with choosing the correct routes in this very special Czech terrain. In most terrains the strongest runners can survice well with going straight, in this terrain this can punish you quite hard as can be seen on the leg from control 18 to 19.

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Some split times illustrations:

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Maps and GPS-tracking

GPS-tracking is available here:

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Results

Men

1 Milos Nykodym Czech Republic 35:17
2 Andreas Kyburz Swizerland 36:08 +0:51
3 Gernot Ymsen Kerschbaumer Austria 36:34 +1:17
4 Pavel Kubat Czech Republic 36:43 +1:26
5 Gustav Bergman Sweden 36:58 +1:41
6 Frederic Tranchand France 37:24 +2:07
7 Olli Ojanaho Finland 37:46 +2:29
8 Vojtech Kral Czech Republic 37:52 +2:35
9 Matthias Kyburz Swizerland 38:00 +2:43
10 Florian Howald Swizerland 38:11 +2:54
11 Joey Hadorn Swizerland 38:18 +3:01
12 Jonas Egger Swizerland 39:01 +3:44
13 Olav Lundanes Norway 39:20 +4:03
14 Ruslan Glibov Ukraine 39:24 +4:07
14 Elias Kuukka Finland 39:24 +4:07
16 Robert Merl Austria 39:27 +4:10
17 Kasper Fosser Norway 39:29 +4:12
18 Daniel Hubmann Swizerland 39:42 +4:25
19 Marek Minar Czech Republic 40:00 +4:43
20 Tim Robertson New Zeeland 40:26 +5:09
20 Timo Sild Estonia 40:26 +5:09

Women

1 Karolin Ohlsson Sweden 38:30
2 Julia Jakob Swizerland 39:40 +1:10
3 Lina Strand Sweden 39:41 +1:11
4 Kamilla Olaussen Norway 40:24 +1:54
5 Sabine Hauswirth Swizerland 40:51 +2:21
6 Natalia Gemperle Russian Federation 40:55 +2:25
7 Denisa Kosova Czech Republic 41:03 +2:33
8 Vendula Horcickova Czech Republic 41:25 +2:55
9 Anna Stickova Czech Republic 41:46 +3:16
10 Tove Alexandersson Sweden 41:54 +3:24
11 Lisa Risby Sweden 42:07 +3:37
12 Martina Ruch Swizerland 42:53 +4:23
13 Henna Riikka Haikonen Finland 43:05 +4:35
14 Marika Teini Finland 43:28 +4:58
15 Paula Gross Swizerland 43:44 +5:14
16 Andrine Benjaminsen Norway 43:48 +5:18
17 Adela Indrakova Czech Republic 43:49 +5:19
18 Sari Anttonen Finland 43:50 +5:20
19 Amanda Falck Weber Denmark 43:51 +5:21
20 Lenka Mechlova Czech Republic 43:59 +5:29

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3 comments

  1. You must have got wrong time for Bergman on 18-19.

    • All times are GPS times, so all are probably off. I am trying to get official split times in winsplits from organisers, but it seems to take some time..

  2. Knut Wiig Mathisen

    Is 90 s between runners the optimal time interval? Young star J. Hadorn has already been famous for not opening his map during the entire first lap at the WC chase in Norway. On Saturday he started very bad on all four first legs and was 94th? in the competition. Then he was caught with three minutes by M. Nykodym, who was 13th at that point (c4). After that they both moved up in the result list getting closer to the top on almost every leg. Around c10 they caught O. Ojah. and J. Leand., too. In the end all four got quite a few world cup points. I have no doubt that MN was the main navigator and speed setter in the group, but still it is clear that running in a strong four men group is a clear advantage, especially in this kind of the terrain. Is running together and follow each other like the GPS tracking shows now approved also with individual start? Shouldn’t the Swiss runner simply be disqualified? Wasn’t there any discussion about this at all? I understand that there were many other smaller and larger groups of runners running larger or smaller parts of the course together in both classes, but still?

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