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World Cup Italy 2024: Maps, Results & Splits analysis illustrations

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From flat and relatively easy orienteering in the first World Cup round on Swiss ground, to tricky, hilly orienteering in the second World Cup round in Geona, Italy. Victories went to Simona Aebersold (Switzerland) and Kasper Fosser (Norway) in the individual Sprint, while Switzerland won the Sprint Relay.

With more varied orienteering, other nations managed to partly challenge the Swiss and Swedish domination from the opening weekend. Switzerland still took the double in the women’s class with Aebersold ahead of Natalia Gemperle, but only one Swede finished within the Top 12 (Tove Alexandersson, 4th), with Ane Dyrkorn (Norway) taking her first World Cup podium with a third place.

In the men’s class the Swedes also had a hard day in the hilly terrain, but Martin Regborn managed to secure the second spot despite several mistakes (as the only Swede within Top 12). Tomas Krivda (Czech Republic) took the last spot on the podium, with the Swiss men just outside the podium.

The Sprint relay was tight, with many technical mistakes and routechoice misses by the top runners. Switzerland was however among the top teams from start to finish – taking a clear victory after another excellent race by Simona Aebersold. Finland took the second place ahead of Czech Republic after a very tight finish – with Sweden losing a place on the podium due to a route choice mistake by Tove Alexandersson early on the last leg.

The Italian terrain really challenged the athletes – making the races very spectator-friendly!

Race development Men’s Sprint

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Race development Women’s Sprint

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Race development Sprint Relay

See below for the race development in the Sprint Relay, with all common controls shown. In red is Switzerland who was in the lead for most of the relay. Purple is Sweden, who lost a lot of time in on the start leg, but gradually got up into the lead through excellent performances by the men – especially Martin Regborn on the third leg. Last leg runner Tove Alexandersson lost a lot of time at the start of the last leg, and never managed to get up into the lead again. Green is Finland, blue is Czech Republic, light blue is Great Britain and light green is Norway.

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Maps and GPS-tracking

See GPS-tracking here:

See full maps with courses below:

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Results

Individual Sprint

Men

1 Kasper Harlem Fosser NOR 14:27 4:00
2 Martin Regborn SWE 14:48 +0:21 4:06
3 Tomas Krivda CZE 14:53 +0:26 4:08
4 Florian Attinger SUI 15:01 +0:34 4:10
5 Tino Polsini SUI 15:06 +0:39 4:11
6 Miika Kirmula FIN 15:07 +0:40 4:11
7 Tim Robertson NZL 15:08 +0:41 4:12
8 Yannick Michiels BEL 15:10 +0:43 4:12
9 Daniel Hubmann SUI 15:12 +0:45 4:13
10 Mattia Debertolis ITA 15:14 +0:47 4:13
11 Mats Eidsmo NOR 15:15 +0:48 4:14
12 Jonas Hubacek CZE 15:19 +0:52 4:15
12 Jakub Glonek CZE 15:19 +0:52 4:15
14 Gustav Runefors SWE 15:20 +0:53 4:15
15 Teemu Oksanen FIN 15:22 +0:55 4:16
16 Fabian Aebersold SUI 15:23 +0:56 4:16
16 Riccardo Rancan SUI 15:23 +0:56 4:16
18 Akseli Ruohola FIN 15:26 +0:59 4:17
18 Havard Sandstad Eidsmo NOR 15:26 +0:59 4:17
20 Joseph Lynch NZL 15:27 +1:00 4:17

Women

1 Simona Aebersold SUI 15:00 4:32
2 Natalia Gemperle SUI 15:28 +0:28 4:41
3 Ane Dyrkorn NOR 15:30 +0:30 4:41
4 Tove Alexandersson SWE 15:42 +0:42 4:45
5 Victoria Haestad Bjornstad NOR 15:53 +0:53 4:48
6 Venla Harju FIN 15:57 +0:57 4:50
7 Evely Kaasiku EST 16:01 +1:01 4:51
8 Aleksandra Hornik POL 16:03 +1:03 4:51
9 Andrine Benjaminsen NOR 16:08 +1:08 4:53
10 Maija Sianoja FIN 16:11 +1:11 4:54
11 Eline Gemperle SUI 16:32 +1:32 5:00
12 Rita Maramarosi HUN 16:39 +1:39 5:02
13 Karolin Ohlsson SWE 16:40 +1:40 5:03
14 Hanna Lundberg SWE 16:41 +1:41 5:03
15 Martina Ruch SUI 16:42 +1:42 5:03
16 Pia Young Vik NOR 16:43 +1:43 5:03
17 Maiju Oksanen FIN 16:47 +1:47 5:05
18 Tilda Johansson SWE 16:53 +1:53 5:06
19 Lene Berg Hanssen NOR 16:57 +1:57 5:08
20 Vilma von Krusenstierna SWE 17:01 +2:01 5:09

Sprint Relay

1 Switzerland 1 1:00:54.00
1. Natalia Gemperle 14:16.10 1 14:16.10 1
2. Riccardo Rancan 16:18.70 21 +0:33.69 30:34.80 1 0 0:00.00
3. Joey Hadorn 15:48.80 9 +0:30.60 46:23.60 3 +2 +0:10.70 +0:10.70
4. Simona Aebersold 14:30.40 3 +0:23.60 1:00:54.00 1 -2 -0:10.70
2 Finland 1 1:00:58.70 +0:04.70
1. Maija Sianoja 14:57.80 11 +0:41.70 14:57.80 11 +0:41.70
2. Miika Kirmula 15:56.10 9 +0:11.09 30:53.90 3 -8 +0:19.10 -0:22.60
3. Tuomas Heikkila 15:19.00 2 +0:00.80 46:12.90 1 -2 -0:19.10
4. Venla Harju 14:45.80 5 +0:39.00 1:00:58.70 2 +1 +0:04.70 +0:04.70
3 Czechia 1 1:00:59.60 +0:05.60
1. Barbora Matejkova 14:50.10 8 +0:34.00 14:50.10 8 +0:34.00
2. Jakub Glonek 16:16.30 19 +0:31.30 31:06.40 5 -3 +0:31.60 -0:02.40
3. Tomas Krivda 15:18.20 1 46:24.60 4 -1 +0:11.70 -0:19.90
4. Tereza Janosikova 14:35.00 4 +0:28.20 1:00:59.60 3 -1 +0:05.60 -0:06.10
4 Sweden 1 1:01:04.10 +0:10.10
1. Alva Sonesson 14:56.00 10 +0:39.90 14:56.00 10 +0:39.90
2. Emil Svensk 15:49.00 3 +0:04.00 30:45.00 2 -8 +0:10.19 -0:29.71
3. Martin Regborn 15:29.70 3 +0:11.50 46:14.70 2 0 +0:01.80 -0:08.39
4. Tove Alexandersson 14:49.40 6 +0:42.60 1:01:04.10 4 +2 +0:10.10 +0:08.30
5 Great Britain 1 1:01:18.60 +0:24.60
1. Grace Molloy 14:42.80 2 +0:26.70 14:42.80 2 +0:26.70
2. Freddie Carcas 16:27.50 27 +0:42.50 31:10.30 8 +6 +0:35.50 +0:08.80
3. Nathan Lawson 15:55.80 13 +0:37.60 47:06.10 10 +2 +0:53.20 +0:17.70
4. Megan Carter Davies 14:12.50 2 +0:05.70 1:01:18.60 5 -5 +0:24.60 -0:28.60
6 Norway 1 1:01:45.10 +0:51.10
1. Victoria Haestad Bjornstad 14:48.10 4 +0:32.00 14:48.10 4 +0:32.00
2. Kasper Harlem Fosser 16:26.30 26 +0:41.30 31:14.40 12 +8 +0:39.60 +0:07.60
3. Eirik Langedal Breivik 15:40.80 6 +0:22.60 46:55.20 6 -6 +0:42.30 +0:02.70
4. Andrine Benjaminsen 14:49.90 7 +0:43.10 1:01:45.10 6 0 +0:51.10 +0:08.80
7 France 1 1:01:58.10 +1:04.09
1. Maelle Beauvir 14:47.30 3 +0:31.20 14:47.30 3 +0:31.20
2. Adrien Delenne 16:45.00 36 +1:00.00 31:32.30 19 +16 +0:57.50 +0:26.30
3. Loic Capbern 15:32.70 4 +0:14.50 47:05.00 9 -10 +0:52.10 -0:05.40
4. Cecile Calandry 14:53.10 8 +0:46.30 1:01:58.10 7 -2 +1:04.09 +0:11.99
8 Norway 3 1:02:22.30 +1:28.30
1. Lene Berg Hanssen 14:59.90 13 +0:43.80 14:59.90 13 +0:43.80
2. Elias Jonsson 16:13.60 17 +0:28.59 31:13.50 11 -2 +0:38.70 -0:05.10
3. Tobias Alstad 15:39.60 5 +0:21.40 46:53.10 5 -6 +0:40.20 +0:01.50
4. Marie Olaussen 15:29.20 15 +1:22.40 1:02:22.30 8 +3 +1:28.30 +0:48.10
9 Finland 2 1:02:36.30 +1:42.30
1. Inka Nurminen 15:11.80 16 +0:55.70 15:11.80 16 +0:55.70
2. Teemu Oksanen 15:50.50 5 +0:05.50 31:02.30 4 -12 +0:27.50 -0:28.20
3. Akseli Ruohola 15:54.30 12 +0:36.10 46:56.60 7 +3 +0:43.70 +0:16.20
4. Maiju Oksanen 15:39.70 19 +1:32.90 1:02:36.30 9 +2 +1:42.30 +0:58.60
10 Norway 2 1:02:54.20 +2:00.20
1. Pia Young Vik 14:53.40 9 +0:37.30 14:53.40 9 +0:37.29
2. Jorgen Baklid 16:15.50 18 +0:30.50 31:08.90 7 -2 +0:34.10 -0:03.19
3. Havard Sandstad Eidsmo 15:53.90 10 +0:35.70 47:02.80 8 +1 +0:49.90 +0:15.80
4. Ane Dyrkorn 15:51.40 22 +1:44.60 1:02:54.20 10 +2 +2:00.20 +1:10.30

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9 comments

  1. Really nice and different sprint weekend in Italy. I welcome this as an alternative to sprint courses many times containing obvious left or right routechoices around a block or other objects with only one or two seconds to gain or lose either way. The italian labyrniths for the win, and I hope Edinburgh now can live up to Denmarks genius coursetting from two years ago…

    • I agree, Andy. Great courses – I definitely enjoyed this more than the Swiss sprints from a spectator viewpoint. (It sounded like some of the athletes were not too happy with the forest in the start of the individual sprint, though)

      • Alessio Tenani

        “Forest”: we are talking about few steps in a runnable park. Mainly on concrete surface even to the first TV split

        • I just listened to some of the interviews on Swedish TV, they didn’t sound too happy, talking about “jungle” rather than “forest” :)

          • I heard some swedish runners complained about poor information about the nature of the course regarding shoes to wear. They were surprised about the amount of the course in the forest and that it got too slippery there.
            But looking at how small part that actually was in the forest even with quite much concrete, stone and stairs there as I understand it, I don’t really see the big problem, whatever they were told at the teams meeting…

    • Alessio Tenani

      Thanks, we tried to offer orienteering from the first to the last step of the races

  2. Hi Jan, it looks like the webroutes might be broken on the route to christmases from previous years. Was going back to look at some cool route choices and noticed that the webroute inset was not working on any of them.

    • @felix: Thanks for the heads-up. The server was moved/upgraded by the provider at short notice, with no chance to test before it going live, and it was not straightforward to get it going again. I am working on it, and have put up a message on the page.

      • @felix: Update – it looks like I managed to make a fix, let me know if it works for you.

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