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World Cup Opening Switzerland 2024: Maps and Results

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Sweden and Switzerland dominated the first World Cup weekend of 2024 in Olten, Switzerland – taking two victories each – but with four different winners. Tove Alexandersson (Sweden) and Joey Hadorn (Switzerland) took the victories on the KO-Sprint while Natalia Gemperle (Switzerland) and Emil Svensk (Sweden) took the victories on Sunday’s individual sprint.

While the KO-Sprint courses were relatively easy – making running speed and between-athlete tactics key for good performance, the individual sprint offered many interesting routechoices which separated the athletes.

Race development individual sprint

See below for race development in the men’s and women’s individual sprint.

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Race development KO-Sprint Final

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Maps and GPS-tracking

GPS-tracking:

See also the maps with courses below. Note that the men and the women ran the same courses in the KO-Sprint.

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Results

KO-Sprint Men (Final)

1 Joey Hadorn SUI 7:08 3:06
2 Jonatan Gustafsson SWE 7:09 3:06
3 Tuomas Heikkila FIN 7:10 +0:01 3:06
4 Martin Regborn SWE 7:12 +0:03 3:07
5 Timo Suter SUI 7:20 +0:11 3:11
6 Teemu Oksanen FIN 7:24 +0:15 3:13

 

KO-Sprint Women (Final)

1 Tove Alexandersson SWE 7:56 3:26
2 Simona Aebersold SUI 7:57 3:27
3 Natalia Gemperle SUI 8:00 +0:03 3:28
4 Victoria Haestad Bjornstad NOR 8:13 +0:16 3:34
5 Ida Agervig Kristiansson DEN 8:16 +0:19 3:35
6 Andrine Benjaminsen NOR 8:20 +0:23 3:37

 

Individual Sprint Men

1 Emil Svensk SWE 14:12 3:33
2 Tuomas Heikkila FIN 14:13 +0:01 3:33
3 Martin Regborn SWE 14:16 +0:04 3:34
4 Jonatan Gustafsson SWE 14:21 +0:09 3:35
5 Yannick Michiels BEL 14:26 +0:14 3:36
6 Eirik Langedal Breivik NOR 14:34 +0:22 3:38
6 Gustav Runefors SWE 14:34 +0:22 3:38
8 Isac von Krusenstierna SWE 14:35 +0:23 3:38
9 Akseli Ruohola FIN 14:37 +0:25 3:39
10 Tomas Krivda CZE 14:41 +0:29 3:40
11 Francesco Mariani ITA 14:42 +0:30 3:40
11 Tino Polsini SUI 14:42 +0:30 3:40
13 Daniel Hubmann SUI 14:43 +0:31 3:40
14 Adrien Delenne FRA 14:44 +0:32 3:41
15 August Mollen SWE 14:45 +0:33 3:41
16 Ralph Street GBR 14:46 +0:34 3:41
17 Timo Suter SUI 14:49 +0:37 3:42
18 Max Peter Bejmer SWE 14:50 +0:38 3:42
19 Henry McNulty AUS 14:53 +0:41 3:43
20 Fabian Aebersold SUI 14:55 +0:43 3:43
20 Martin Hubmann SUI 14:55 +0:43 3:43
20 Guilhem Verove FRA 14:55 +0:43 3:43

Individual Sprint Women

1 Natalia Gemperle SUI 14:15 4:11
2 Simona Aebersold SUI 14:27 +0:12 4:15
3 Tereza Janosikova CZE 14:42 +0:27 4:19
4 Aleksandra Hornik POL 14:43 +0:28 4:19
5 Hanna Lundberg SWE 14:45 +0:30 4:20
6 Cecile Calandry FRA 14:51 +0:36 4:22
7 Tove Alexandersson SWE 14:52 +0:37 4:22
8 Andrine Benjaminsen NOR 15:01 +0:46 4:25
9 Alva Sonesson SWE 15:05 +0:50 4:26
10 Hedvig Valbjorn Gydesen DEN 15:15 +1:00 4:29
11 Ida Agervig Kristiansson DEN 15:17 +1:02 4:29
11 Tilda Johansson SWE 15:17 +1:02 4:29
13 Karolin Ohlsson SWE 15:19 +1:04 4:30
14 Grace Molloy GBR 15:21 +1:06 4:30
15 Deborah Stadler SUI 15:22 +1:07 4:31
16 Ana Isabel Toledo ESP 15:23 +1:08 4:31
17 Vilma von Krusenstierna SWE 15:26 +1:11 4:32
17 Marie Olaussen NOR 15:26 +1:11 4:32
17 Josefin Tjernlund SWE 15:26 +1:11 4:32
20 Martina Ruch SUI 15:27 +1:12 4:32
20 Frida Vikstrom SWE 15:27 +1:12 4:32

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3 comments

  1. One may argue that Men’s KO Sprint qualification course planning was not executed to the highest standard. Two controls on straight or virtually straight line right after the map flip for all of the heats.

    I remember how inspectors (almost entirely Swiss by the way) during 2018 World Championships in Riga went out of their skin to not allow straight-line controls during a sprint competition.

    What has changed since then?

    • What are the rules, or the directives on this topic? Are two controls in a straight line supposed to be avoided, or is that just an opinion among some?

      • Andy,

        I am fairly certain that rules do not prohibit straight-line controls, while precedent and best practice DO’s and DONT’s for course planners certainly suggests to avoid such set-up. It is one thing to fall for course planner’s traps where route choice is important. It is different if course setter’s intentional or may be even unintentional “trap” is a mere instance of eyesight in an area with dense detail and map-flip for that matter. I would even understand if straight-line instance was in the middle of a section… but right after the map flip… not good. And precedent in high level IOF races suggests that Inspector should have picked this up.

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