Aston Key (AUS) and Eline Gemperle (SUI) took the victories at the Junior World Championships Sprint in Denmark.
Key won 13 seconds ahead of Samuel Pihlstrom (SWE) with Guilhem Elias (FRA) in 3rd at 0:14. In the women’s class Gemperle won only 3 seconds ahead of Tilda Ostberg (SWE) with Grace Molloy (GBR) in 3rd at 0:14.
Men: Key from start to finish
Aston Key won 3 of 24 legs and did nearly no mistakes – leading all the way from the first control to the finish. Key lost 6 seconds or less to the leg winner on all legs – that was least of all runners in this race. The fight for victory was close; Samuel Pihlstrom (lost 13 seconds at leg 6, finished 13 seconds behind in 2nd) was only one control away from beating Aston Key.
Women: Gemperle wins after late mistake by Bunn
Eline Gemperle won 6 of 18 legs and did less than half a minute of mistakes. Eline Gemperle took the lead at the first control. The race lead then changed between Tereza Janosikova (leading from the 2nd to 3rd control), Fiona Bunn (leading from the 4th to 6th control), Eline Gemperle (leading from the 7th to 9th control) and Fiona Bunn (leading from the 10th to 14th control, losing 42 seconds at the 15th control and falling down to 11th place) until Eline Gemperle took over the lead at control 15 of 18 controls and kept it until the finish.
Tilda Ostberg and Isa Envall (SWE) lost 10 seconds or less to the leg winner on all legs – that was least of all runners in this race. The fight for victory was close; Tilda Ostberg (lost 10 seconds at leg 2, finished 3 seconds behind in 2nd), Grace Molloy (lost 22 seconds at leg 1, finished 14 seconds behind in 3rd) and Fiona Bunn (lost 42 seconds at leg 15, finished 34 seconds behind in 9th) were only one control away from beating Eline Gemperle.
Maps & GPS-tracking
|11.||Andreas Bock Bjoernsen||DEN||12:54||(+0:34)|
|12.||Victoria Haestad Bjornstad||NOR||12:56||(+0:38)|
|18.||Hedvig Valbjorn Gydesen||DEN||13:18||(+1:00)|