EOC Long Men 2014: Why did the winners win?

Posted by Jan Kocbach, 17 Apr 2014@5:00

[Updated with Performance Index+more analysis] The EOC Long distance 2014 in Portugal did not offer too many route choice challenges – the race was more about avoiding loosing a few seconds here and a few seconds there than about taking the optimal route choices.

Daniel Hubmann has only four legs where he looses more than 20 seconds to the best split time

Below is a quick analysis of why the medal winners were the best at the end of the day – and where they managed to set themselves apart from the other athletes. The analysis is done leg by leg – and for each leg where the medalists or top favourites did mistakes of more then 15-20 seconds, a GPS-comparison is shown with the best athlete on this leg (based on the ones running with GPS). Split times used are real split times from the timing system; i.e. not GPS split-times. A split time table and a current standing is provided for each leg.

Looking at the split times of the medalists, these are very strong races from all of them. Daniel Hubmann has only four legs where he looses more than 20 seconds to the best split time – his one minute mistake at control 4 being the biggest mistake. Lundanes has also only 4 legs with 20 seconds or more time loss to the best – and his biggest time loss to the best split on a single control is 37 seconds.

Performance Index

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Fredrik Johansson had a significant part of his race which was truly outstanding

Those who are used to reading Performance Index graphs, will agree that this is one of the best ways to understand who had a real potential of  winning a race. Looking at the Performance Index curves for this race (click above illustration for larger) can see that Fredrik Johansson had a significant part of his race which was truly outstanding (green dotted line) – however the Swede had a very variable race with too many quite poor legs with performance index well below 100%.

The next athletes to remark are Daniel Hubmann and Fabian Hertner. Their average level is actually very similar in this race (around 102-103%) – however Hubmann has one section of his performance curve above 105% – and also the tail placed closer to 100%. Thus Hubmann’s has some exceptional legs (which Hertner does not have), and his “bad” legs are not that bad (except for the one, bug mistake which goes outside the graph to the left).

It is also interesting to look at Olav Lundanes. Lundanes is the one of the top runners who made the most stable race – but his average performance index level is actually below 100%. He also has a flatter section above 102%, though – but still his average level in this kind of terrain at this day is significantly below the other three + Tranchand. Lundanes’ medal is saved by having a very stable race – it surely looks like Lundanes runs the best race of all the Top 5 compared to his potential on the day.

The last runner included in the chart above is Frederic Tranchand. Like Johansson, Tranchand runs an unstable race – but with very good performance when at his best (although slightly below Johansson – more on the level of Hubmann/Hertner). Tranchand definitely has potential for a medal – but needs more stability.

Note! A similar analysis for the women class will follow later this week.

Men A Final: S-1

1: D Hubmann

1: Johansson

1: Lundanes

The leg to the first control was actually one of the most decisive route choice legs on the whole course. The best option here was to go left like more than 70% of the runners with GPS. Tranchand has a very fast start of the race, and is fastest with 5:08. Note that both Hubmann and Lundanes take the best route choice but are slow starters this day; Lundanes looses 0:20 and Hubmann 0:29.

One of the runners taking the wrong route is Fredrik Johansson – the eventual bronze medalist. By running right you don’t get the good runnability on the big path – and you also loose time when crossing the fence.

Men A Final: S-1 (Legtimes)

1. Fr?d?ric Tranchand 5:08 +0:00
2. Matthias Kyburz 5:13 +0:05
3. Fabian Hertner 5:20 +0:12
4. Fredric Portin 5:20 +0:12
5. Timo Sild 5:27 +0:19
6. Olav Lundanes 5:28 +0:20
7. Emil Svensk 5:31 +0:23
8. Baptiste Rollier 5:32 +0:24
9. Jani Lakanen 5:32 +0:24
10. William Lind 5:32 +0:24
12. Daniel Hubmann 5:37 +0:29
33. Fredrik Johansson 5:54 +0:46
Men A Final: S-1 (Total times)

1. Fr?d?ric Tranchand 5:08 +0:00
2. Matthias Kyburz 5:13 +0:05
3. Fabian Hertner 5:20 +0:12
4. Fredric Portin 5:20 +0:12
5. Timo Sild 5:27 +0:19
6. Olav Lundanes 5:28 +0:20
7. Emil Svensk 5:31 +0:23
8. Baptiste Rollier 5:32 +0:24
9. Jani Lakanen 5:32 +0:24
10. William Lind 5:32 +0:24
12. Daniel Hubmann 5:37 +0:29
33. Fredrik Johansson 5:54 +0:46
Men A Final: 1-2

No big time differences for leg 2. This leg – and other legs with small time differences are not shown in the folllowing.

Men A Final: 1-2 (Legtimes)

1. Matthias Kyburz 3:20 +0:00
2. William Lind 3:22 +0:02
3. Fredrik Johansson 3:22 +0:02
4. Baptiste Rollier 3:23 +0:03
5. Emil Svensk 3:26 +0:06
6. Oskar Sjoberg 3:26 +0:06
7. Edgars Bertuks 3:30 +0:10
8. Fr?d?ric Tranchand 3:31 +0:11
9. Pawlak Bartosz 3:31 +0:11
10. Pasi Ikonen 3:31 +0:11
11. Olav Lundanes 3:32 +0:12
12. Daniel Hubmann 3:33 +0:13
14. Fabian Hertner 3:34 +0:14
Men A Final: 1-2 (Total times)

1. Matthias Kyburz 8:33 +0:00
2. Fr?d?ric Tranchand 8:39 +0:06
3. Fabian Hertner 8:54 +0:21
4. William Lind 8:54 +0:21
5. Baptiste Rollier 8:55 +0:22
6. Emil Svensk 8:57 +0:24
7. Olav Lundanes 9:00 +0:27
8. Oskar Sjoberg 9:02 +0:29
9. Fredric Portin 9:05 +0:32
10. Jani Lakanen 9:08 +0:35
11. Daniel Hubmann 9:10 +0:37
17. Fredrik Johansson 9:16 +0:43
Men A Final: 2-3
Men A Final: 2-3 (Legtimes)

1. Fr?d?ric Tranchand 0:43 +0:00
2. Olav Lundanes 0:43 +0:00
3. Daniel Hubmann 0:43 +0:00
4. Fredrik Johansson 0:43 +0:00
5. Matthias Kyburz 0:44 +0:01
6. Fabian Hertner 0:44 +0:01
7. William Lind 0:44 +0:01
8. Emil Svensk 0:44 +0:01
9. Edgars Bertuks 0:44 +0:01
10. Valentin Novikov 0:44 +0:01
Men A Final: 2-3 (Total times)

1. Matthias Kyburz 9:17 +0:00
2. Fr?d?ric Tranchand 9:22 +0:05
3. Fabian Hertner 9:38 +0:21
4. William Lind 9:38 +0:21
5. Baptiste Rollier 9:40 +0:23
6. Emil Svensk 9:41 +0:24
7. Olav Lundanes 9:43 +0:26
8. Oskar Sjoberg 9:48 +0:31
9. Fredric Portin 9:51 +0:34
10. Daniel Hubmann 9:53 +0:36
14. Fredrik Johansson 9:59 +0:42
Men A Final: 3-4

4: D Hubmann

4: Lundanes

Leg 4 is the only mistake of Daniel Hubmann – here he looses more than a minute after a mistake in the control circle. This was actually one of the largest control point mistakes by the men fighting for a Top 6 position. Hubmann later said that this mistake is what woke him up – and made him ready for the challenges meeting him later in the course.

Note that Hubmann is now already 1:32 behind Matthias Kyburz who is in the lead after several good legs.

Men A Final: 3-4 (Legtimes)

1. Fredrik Johansson 6:49 +0:00
2. Fabian Hertner 6:58 +0:09
3. William Lind 6:58 +0:09
4. Matthias Kyburz 7:01 +0:12
5. Fr?d?ric Tranchand 7:02 +0:13
6. Olav Lundanes 7:07 +0:18
7. Oskar Sjoberg 7:10 +0:21
8. Jani Lakanen 7:10 +0:21
9. Edgars Bertuks 7:11 +0:22
10. Pasi Ikonen 7:11 +0:22
34. Daniel Hubmann 7:57 +1:08
Men A Final: 3-4 (Total times)

1. Matthias Kyburz 16:18 +0:00
2. Fr?d?ric Tranchand 16:24 +0:06
3. Fabian Hertner 16:36 +0:18
4. William Lind 16:36 +0:18
5. Fredrik Johansson 16:48 +0:30
6. Olav Lundanes 16:50 +0:32
7. Baptiste Rollier 16:54 +0:36
8. Oskar Sjoberg 16:58 +0:40
9. Jani Lakanen 17:04 +0:46
10. Edgars Bertuks 17:05 +0:47
22. Daniel Hubmann 17:50 +1:32
Men A Final: 4-5
Men A Final: 4-5 (Legtimes)

1. Fr?d?ric Tranchand 2:32 +0:00
2. Fabian Hertner 2:33 +0:01
3. Olav Lundanes 2:34 +0:02
4. Valentin Novikov 2:37 +0:05
5. Fredrik Johansson 2:38 +0:06
6. Gernot Kerschbaumer 2:38 +0:06
7. Filip Dahlgren 2:38 +0:06
8. Jani Lakanen 2:40 +0:08
9. Magne Daehli 2:40 +0:08
10. Marten Bostrom 2:41 +0:09
12. Daniel Hubmann 2:42 +0:10
13. William Lind 2:43 +0:11
18. Matthias Kyburz 2:47 +0:15
Men A Final: 4-5 (Total times)

1. Fr?d?ric Tranchand 18:56 +0:00
2. Matthias Kyburz 19:05 +0:09
3. Fabian Hertner 19:09 +0:13
4. William Lind 19:19 +0:23
5. Olav Lundanes 19:24 +0:28
6. Fredrik Johansson 19:26 +0:30
7. Baptiste Rollier 19:37 +0:41
8. Jani Lakanen 19:44 +0:48
9. Oskar Sjoberg 19:48 +0:52
10. Valentin Novikov 19:54 +0:58
20. Daniel Hubmann 20:32 +1:36
Men A Final: 5-6

6: D Hubmann

6: Hertner

6: Lind

6: Lundanes

Leg 6 is another leg with a small route choice challenge for the runners. The difference between the optimal route (slight left, using the path system) and the more straight/right variant, is only some seconds. Both Lundanes and Hubmann go right – both loosing time to Johansson who runs a fantastic leg going left. Johansson actually wins this leg with 12 seconds to Tranchand. Tranchand has a good period – now leading the race ahead of Kyburz.

Men A Final: 5-6 (Legtimes)

1. Fredrik Johansson 7:46 +0:00
2. Fr?d?ric Tranchand 7:58 +0:12
3. Matthias Kyburz 8:00 +0:14
4. Daniel Hubmann 8:05 +0:19
5. Philippe Adamski 8:14 +0:28
6. William Lind 8:15 +0:29
7. Oskar Sjoberg 8:18 +0:32
8. Edgars Bertuks 8:18 +0:32
9. Olav Lundanes 8:20 +0:34
10. Pasi Ikonen 8:24 +0:38
22. Fabian Hertner 8:35 +0:49
Men A Final: 5-6 (Total times)

1. Fr?d?ric Tranchand 26:54 +0:00
2. Matthias Kyburz 27:05 +0:11
3. Fredrik Johansson 27:12 +0:18
4. William Lind 27:34 +0:40
5. Fabian Hertner 27:44 +0:50
6. Olav Lundanes 27:44 +0:50
7. Oskar Sjoberg 28:06 +1:12
8. Baptiste Rollier 28:11 +1:17
9. Jani Lakanen 28:18 +1:24
10. Pasi Ikonen 28:23 +1:29
13. Daniel Hubmann 28:37 +1:43
Men A Final: 6-7

7: Tranchand

Tranchand is maybe running too fast – at least the French sprint specialist makes a 20 second mistake at the rather easy control 7.

Men A Final: 6-7 (Legtimes)

1. Rune Olsen 1:31 +0:00
2. Pawlak Bartosz 1:36 +0:05
3. Fredrik Johansson 1:39 +0:08
4. Daniel Hubmann 1:40 +0:09
5. Filip Dahlgren 1:40 +0:09
6. Zsolt Lenkei 1:40 +0:09
7. Timo Sild 1:40 +0:09
8. Denys Shcherbakov 1:40 +0:09
9. William Lind 1:41 +0:10
10. Olav Lundanes 1:41 +0:10
13. Matthias Kyburz 1:42 +0:11
14. Fabian Hertner 1:42 +0:11
44. Fr?d?ric Tranchand 1:54 +0:23
Men A Final: 6-7 (Total times)

1. Matthias Kyburz 28:47 +0:00
2. Fr?d?ric Tranchand 28:48 +0:01
3. Fredrik Johansson 28:51 +0:04
4. William Lind 29:15 +0:28
5. Olav Lundanes 29:25 +0:38
6. Fabian Hertner 29:26 +0:39
7. Oskar Sjoberg 29:51 +1:04
8. Baptiste Rollier 29:53 +1:06
9. Jani Lakanen 30:00 +1:13
10. Pasi Ikonen 30:08 +1:21
12. Daniel Hubmann 30:17 +1:30
Men A Final: 7-8
Men A Final: 7-8 (Legtimes)

1. Fr?d?ric Tranchand 1:04 +0:00
2. William Lind 1:11 +0:07
3. Oskar Sjoberg 1:11 +0:07
4. Fredrik Johansson 1:12 +0:08
5. Marten Bostrom 1:12 +0:08
6. Fabian Hertner 1:13 +0:09
7. Daniel Hubmann 1:13 +0:09
8. Graham Gristwood 1:13 +0:09
9. Magne Daehli 1:13 +0:09
10. Rune Olsen 1:13 +0:09
13. Matthias Kyburz 1:15 +0:11
14. Olav Lundanes 1:15 +0:11
Men A Final: 7-8 (Total times)

1. Fr?d?ric Tranchand 29:52 +0:00
2. Matthias Kyburz 30:02 +0:10
3. Fredrik Johansson 30:03 +0:11
4. William Lind 30:26 +0:34
5. Fabian Hertner 30:39 +0:47
6. Olav Lundanes 30:40 +0:48
7. Oskar Sjoberg 31:02 +1:10
8. Baptiste Rollier 31:10 +1:18
9. Jani Lakanen 31:16 +1:24
10. Pasi Ikonen 31:24 +1:32
12. Daniel Hubmann 31:30 +1:38
Men A Final: 8-9

9: Johansson

At control 9 it is Johansson’s time to loose time – 15 seconds lost to Tranchand on this leg.

Men A Final: 8-9 (Legtimes)

1. Fr?d?ric Tranchand 1:20 +0:00
2. Fabian Hertner 1:24 +0:04
3. Matthias Kyburz 1:25 +0:05
4. Oskar Sjoberg 1:26 +0:06
5. Philippe Adamski 1:26 +0:06
6. Marten Bostrom 1:26 +0:06
7. William Lind 1:28 +0:08
8. Pasi Ikonen 1:28 +0:08
9. Baptiste Rollier 1:29 +0:09
10. Jani Lakanen 1:29 +0:09
18. Olav Lundanes 1:30 +0:10
33. Daniel Hubmann 1:33 +0:13
38. Fredrik Johansson 1:35 +0:15
Men A Final: 8-9 (Total times)

1. Fr?d?ric Tranchand 31:12 +0:00
2. Matthias Kyburz 31:27 +0:15
3. Fredrik Johansson 31:38 +0:26
4. William Lind 31:54 +0:42
5. Fabian Hertner 32:03 +0:51
6. Olav Lundanes 32:10 +0:58
7. Oskar Sjoberg 32:28 +1:16
8. Baptiste Rollier 32:39 +1:27
9. Jani Lakanen 32:45 +1:33
10. Philippe Adamski 32:50 +1:38
13. Daniel Hubmann 33:03 +1:51
Men A Final: 9-10
Men A Final: 9-10 (Legtimes)

1. Daniel Hubmann 0:47 +0:00
2. Anton Ostlin 0:47 +0:00
3. Fr?d?ric Tranchand 0:48 +0:01
4. Olav Lundanes 0:50 +0:03
5. Oskar Sjoberg 0:50 +0:03
6. Graham Gristwood 0:50 +0:03
7. Fredric Portin 0:50 +0:03
8. Fredrik Johansson 0:51 +0:04
9. Jani Lakanen 0:51 +0:04
10. Edgars Bertuks 0:51 +0:04
16. Matthias Kyburz 0:52 +0:05
17. Fabian Hertner 0:53 +0:06
33. William Lind 0:57 +0:10
Men A Final: 9-10 (Total times)

1. Fr?d?ric Tranchand 32:00 +0:00
2. Matthias Kyburz 32:19 +0:19
3. Fredrik Johansson 32:29 +0:29
4. William Lind 32:51 +0:51
5. Fabian Hertner 32:56 +0:56
6. Olav Lundanes 33:00 +1:00
7. Oskar Sjoberg 33:18 +1:18
8. Baptiste Rollier 33:33 +1:33
9. Jani Lakanen 33:36 +1:36
10. Philippe Adamski 33:43 +1:43
12. Daniel Hubmann 33:50 +1:50
Men A Final: 10-11
Men A Final: 10-11 (Legtimes)

1. Fr?d?ric Tranchand 0:38 +0:00
2. Daniel Hubmann 0:40 +0:02
3. Matthias Kyburz 0:41 +0:03
4. Jani Lakanen 0:41 +0:03
5. Philippe Adamski 0:41 +0:03
6. Marten Bostrom 0:41 +0:03
7. Anton Ostlin 0:41 +0:03
8. Magne Daehli 0:42 +0:04
9. Jon Aukrust Osmoen 0:42 +0:04
10. Fredrik Johansson 0:43 +0:05
11. Olav Lundanes 0:43 +0:05
20. William Lind 0:44 +0:06
40. Fabian Hertner 0:49 +0:11
Men A Final: 10-11 (Total times)

1. Fr?d?ric Tranchand 32:38 +0:00
2. Matthias Kyburz 33:00 +0:22
3. Fredrik Johansson 33:12 +0:34
4. William Lind 33:35 +0:57
5. Olav Lundanes 33:43 +1:05
6. Fabian Hertner 33:45 +1:07
7. Oskar Sjoberg 34:01 +1:23
8. Baptiste Rollier 34:16 +1:38
9. Jani Lakanen 34:17 +1:39
10. Philippe Adamski 34:24 +1:46
12. Daniel Hubmann 34:30 +1:52
Men A Final: 11-12

12: D Hubmann

12: Kyburz

12: Lundanes

Leg 12 is another very strong leg by Johansson. Tranchand runs also very well on this leg, and his lead is now up to 31 seconds with Johansson in 2nd. Lundanes is down in 6th at 1:17. Lundanes in 9th at 2:00.

Men A Final: 11-12 (Legtimes)

1. Fredrik Johansson 4:35 +0:00
2. Fr?d?ric Tranchand 4:38 +0:03
3. Ionut Alin Zinca 4:42 +0:07
4. Fabian Hertner 4:43 +0:08
5. William Lind 4:45 +0:10
6. Daniel Hubmann 4:46 +0:11
7. Filip Dahlgren 4:46 +0:11
8. Oleksandr Kratov 4:49 +0:14
9. Timo Sild 4:49 +0:14
10. Olav Lundanes 4:50 +0:15
20. Matthias Kyburz 5:01 +0:26
Men A Final: 11-12 (Total times)

1. Fr?d?ric Tranchand 37:16 +0:00
2. Fredrik Johansson 37:47 +0:31
3. Matthias Kyburz 38:01 +0:45
4. William Lind 38:20 +1:04
5. Fabian Hertner 38:28 +1:12
6. Olav Lundanes 38:33 +1:17
7. Oskar Sjoberg 39:05 +1:49
8. Jani Lakanen 39:15 +1:59
9. Daniel Hubmann 39:16 +2:00
10. Baptiste Rollier 39:17 +2:01
Men A Final: 12-13
Men A Final: 12-13 (Legtimes)

1. Fr?d?ric Tranchand 1:16 +0:00
2. Oskar Sjoberg 1:16 +0:00
3. Daniel Hubmann 1:16 +0:00
4. Baptiste Rollier 1:16 +0:00
5. Marten Bostrom 1:17 +0:01
6. Oleksandr Kratov 1:17 +0:01
7. Pawlak Bartosz 1:17 +0:01
8. Timo Sild 1:17 +0:01
9. Fredrik Johansson 1:18 +0:02
10. Fabian Hertner 1:18 +0:02
14. William Lind 1:19 +0:03
35. Olav Lundanes 1:23 +0:07
38. Matthias Kyburz 1:24 +0:08
Men A Final: 12-13 (Total times)

1. Fr?d?ric Tranchand 38:32 +0:00
2. Fredrik Johansson 39:05 +0:33
3. Matthias Kyburz 39:25 +0:53
4. William Lind 39:39 +1:07
5. Fabian Hertner 39:46 +1:14
6. Olav Lundanes 39:56 +1:24
7. Oskar Sjoberg 40:21 +1:49
8. Daniel Hubmann 40:32 +2:00
9. Baptiste Rollier 40:33 +2:01
10. Jani Lakanen 40:36 +2:04
Men A Final: 13-14

14: Johansson

14: Kyburz

14: Lundanes

14: Tranchand

To leg 14 both Johansson and Kyburz do mistakes close to the control circle – probably not havind good enough control when crossing the path. Thei costs Johansson 31 seconds and Kyburz more than a minute. Note that also Tranchand looses 34 seconds of his lead here to Hubmann who runs fastest.

Men A Final: 13-14 (Legtimes)

1. Daniel Hubmann 3:59 +0:00
2. Fabian Hertner 4:03 +0:04
3. Philippe Adamski 4:04 +0:05
4. William Lind 4:05 +0:06
5. Pasi Ikonen 4:08 +0:09
6. Rune Olsen 4:08 +0:09
7. Edgars Bertuks 4:09 +0:10
8. Ionut Alin Zinca 4:11 +0:12
9. Pawlak Bartosz 4:11 +0:12
10. Graham Gristwood 4:15 +0:16
14. Olav Lundanes 4:16 +0:17
29. Fr?d?ric Tranchand 4:33 +0:34
33. Fredrik Johansson 4:40 +0:41
44. Matthias Kyburz 5:04 +1:05
Men A Final: 13-14 (Total times)

1. Fr?d?ric Tranchand 43:05 +0:00
2. William Lind 43:44 +0:39
3. Fredrik Johansson 43:45 +0:40
4. Fabian Hertner 43:49 +0:44
5. Olav Lundanes 44:12 +1:07
6. Matthias Kyburz 44:29 +1:24
7. Daniel Hubmann 44:31 +1:26
8. Baptiste Rollier 44:50 +1:45
9. Philippe Adamski 44:52 +1:47
10. Jani Lakanen 44:53 +1:48
Men A Final: 14-15

15: Hertner

15: Lind

15: Lundanes

15: Tranchand

Leg 15 is another very strong leg from Johansson – 23 seconds faster than Hubmann who is the second fastest of the GPS-tracked runners on this leg. Looking at the GPS routes above, you can see that going straight is definitely the fastest here. Many runners use the path for part of the leg – loosing time on this.

Due to his great leg, Johansson nows go into the lead together with Tranchand.

Men A Final: 14-15 (Legtimes)

1. Fredrik Johansson 9:09 +0:00
2. Daniel Hubmann 9:32 +0:23
3. William Lind 9:35 +0:26
4. Oskar Sjoberg 9:38 +0:29
5. Olav Lundanes 9:46 +0:37
6. Fabian Hertner 9:47 +0:38
7. Fr?d?ric Tranchand 9:49 +0:40
8. Jani Lakanen 9:49 +0:40
9. Matthias Kyburz 9:51 +0:42
10. Philippe Adamski 9:51 +0:42
Men A Final: 14-15 (Total times)

1. Fredrik Johansson 52:54 +0:00
2. Fr?d?ric Tranchand 52:54 +0:00
3. William Lind 53:19 +0:25
4. Fabian Hertner 53:36 +0:42
5. Olav Lundanes 53:58 +1:04
6. Daniel Hubmann 54:03 +1:09
7. Matthias Kyburz 54:20 +1:26
8. Jani Lakanen 54:42 +1:48
9. Oskar Sjoberg 54:42 +1:48
10. Philippe Adamski 54:43 +1:49
Men A Final: 15-16

16: Lind

16: Tranchand

Leg 16 is where Tranchand looses his initiative. The control in itself is quite easy – but at this speed any orienteering gets challenging when the runners start getting tired. Tranchand looses nearly 1:30 on this leg due to a mistake close to the control circle (looks like a concentration error). LInd also looses time here.

Men A Final: 15-16 (Legtimes)

1. Fredrik Johansson 3:25 +0:00
2. Fabian Hertner 3:26 +0:01
3. Daniel Hubmann 3:27 +0:02
4. Jani Lakanen 3:30 +0:05
5. Ionut Alin Zinca 3:30 +0:05
6. Olav Lundanes 3:31 +0:06
7. Timo Sild 3:31 +0:06
8. Anton Ostlin 3:33 +0:08
9. Oskar Sjoberg 3:34 +0:09
10. Baptiste Rollier 3:34 +0:09
15. Matthias Kyburz 3:41 +0:16
25. William Lind 3:48 +0:23
45. Fr?d?ric Tranchand 4:44 +1:19
Men A Final: 15-16 (Total times)

1. Fredrik Johansson 56:19 +0:00
2. Fabian Hertner 57:02 +0:43
3. William Lind 57:07 +0:48
4. Olav Lundanes 57:29 +1:10
5. Daniel Hubmann 57:30 +1:11
6. Fr?d?ric Tranchand 57:38 +1:19
7. Matthias Kyburz 58:01 +1:42
8. Jani Lakanen 58:12 +1:53
9. Oskar Sjoberg 58:16 +1:57
10. Philippe Adamski 58:28 +2:09
Men A Final: 16-17

17: Hertner

17: Johansson

17: Kyburz

17: Lind

17: Lundanes

17: Tranchand

Leg 17 is another leg with a bit of route choice element. Hubmann takes a variant to the right, and is fastest with that. Kyburz looses more than a minute here – and is now 2:30 behind. Hertner looses 14 seconds.

Men A Final: 16-17 (Legtimes)

1. Daniel Hubmann 7:27 +0:00
2. Timo Sild 7:28 +0:01
3. Oskar Sjoberg 7:41 +0:14
4. Fredrik Johansson 7:45 +0:18
5. Olav Lundanes 7:49 +0:22
6. Fr?d?ric Tranchand 7:51 +0:24
7. William Lind 7:57 +0:30
8. Ionut Alin Zinca 8:00 +0:33
9. Jani Lakanen 8:01 +0:34
10. Anton Ostlin 8:01 +0:34
14. Fabian Hertner 8:08 +0:41
25. Matthias Kyburz 8:33 +1:06
Men A Final: 16-17 (Total times)

1. Fredrik Johansson 64:04 +0:00
2. Daniel Hubmann 64:57 +0:53
3. William Lind 65:04 +1:00
4. Fabian Hertner 65:10 +1:06
5. Olav Lundanes 65:18 +1:14
6. Fr?d?ric Tranchand 65:29 +1:25
7. Oskar Sjoberg 65:57 +1:53
8. Jani Lakanen 66:13 +2:09
9. Philippe Adamski 66:32 +2:28
10. Matthias Kyburz 66:34 +2:30
Men A Final: 17-18
Men A Final: 17-18 (Legtimes)

1. Fabian Hertner 1:10 +0:00
2. Daniel Hubmann 1:11 +0:01
3. Fr?d?ric Tranchand 1:11 +0:01
4. Baptiste Rollier 1:11 +0:01
5. Timo Sild 1:11 +0:01
6. Fredrik Johansson 1:14 +0:04
7. Olav Lundanes 1:14 +0:04
8. Marten Bostrom 1:14 +0:04
9. Oskar Sjoberg 1:15 +0:05
10. Ionut Alin Zinca 1:15 +0:05
14. Matthias Kyburz 1:16 +0:06
18. William Lind 1:17 +0:07
Men A Final: 17-18 (Total times)

1. Fredrik Johansson 65:18 +0:00
2. Daniel Hubmann 66:08 +0:50
3. Fabian Hertner 66:20 +1:02
4. William Lind 66:21 +1:03
5. Olav Lundanes 66:32 +1:14
6. Fr?d?ric Tranchand 66:40 +1:22
7. Oskar Sjoberg 67:12 +1:54
8. Jani Lakanen 67:31 +2:13
9. Matthias Kyburz 67:50 +2:32
10. Philippe Adamski 67:52 +2:34
Men A Final: 18-19
Men A Final: 18-19 (Legtimes)

1. Timo Sild 1:10 +0:00
2. Daniel Hubmann 1:11 +0:01
3. Fabian Hertner 1:11 +0:01
4. Oskar Sjoberg 1:11 +0:01
5. Fr?d?ric Tranchand 1:12 +0:02
6. Fredrik Johansson 1:13 +0:03
7. Olav Lundanes 1:14 +0:04
8. Jani Lakanen 1:14 +0:04
9. Baptiste Rollier 1:15 +0:05
10. Magne Daehli 1:15 +0:05
11. Matthias Kyburz 1:16 +0:06
16. William Lind 1:19 +0:09
Men A Final: 18-19 (Total times)

1. Fredrik Johansson 66:31 +0:00
2. Daniel Hubmann 67:19 +0:48
3. Fabian Hertner 67:31 +1:00
4. William Lind 67:40 +1:09
5. Olav Lundanes 67:46 +1:15
6. Fr?d?ric Tranchand 67:52 +1:21
7. Oskar Sjoberg 68:23 +1:52
8. Jani Lakanen 68:45 +2:14
9. Matthias Kyburz 69:06 +2:35
10. Baptiste Rollier 69:16 +2:45
Men A Final: 19-20

20: Tranchand

Another mistake in the control circle for Tranchand.

Men A Final: 19-20 (Legtimes)

1. Olav Lundanes 1:31 +0:00
2. Daniel Hubmann 1:33 +0:02
3. Jani Lakanen 1:34 +0:03
4. Timo Sild 1:34 +0:03
5. Fredrik Johansson 1:36 +0:05
6. Fabian Hertner 1:36 +0:05
7. Ionut Alin Zinca 1:37 +0:06
8. William Lind 1:38 +0:07
9. Baptiste Rollier 1:38 +0:07
10. Graham Gristwood 1:38 +0:07
19. Matthias Kyburz 1:45 +0:14
26. Fr?d?ric Tranchand 1:48 +0:17
Men A Final: 19-20 (Total times)

1. Fredrik Johansson 68:07 +0:00
2. Daniel Hubmann 68:52 +0:45
3. Fabian Hertner 69:07 +1:00
4. Olav Lundanes 69:17 +1:10
5. William Lind 69:18 +1:11
6. Fr?d?ric Tranchand 69:40 +1:33
7. Oskar Sjoberg 70:09 +2:02
8. Jani Lakanen 70:19 +2:12
9. Matthias Kyburz 70:51 +2:44
10. Baptiste Rollier 70:54 +2:47
Men A Final: 20-21

21: D Hubmann

21: Johansson

21: Kyburz

21: Tranchand

The long leg to 21 seems to give several of the runners problems keeping the direction – Olav ØLundanes runs a very good leg here.

Men A Final: 20-21 (Legtimes)

1. Olav Lundanes 5:11 +0:00
2. Fabian Hertner 5:21 +0:10
3. Edgars Bertuks 5:24 +0:13
4. Daniel Hubmann 5:25 +0:14
5. Fredrik Johansson 5:29 +0:18
6. Marten Bostrom 5:31 +0:20
7. Ionut Alin Zinca 5:36 +0:25
8. Anton Ostlin 5:36 +0:25
9. Timo Sild 5:38 +0:27
10. Fr?d?ric Tranchand 5:39 +0:28
27. Matthias Kyburz 6:05 +0:54
35. William Lind 6:28 +1:17
Men A Final: 20-21 (Total times)

1. Fredrik Johansson 73:36 +0:00
2. Daniel Hubmann 74:17 +0:41
3. Fabian Hertner 74:28 +0:52
4. Olav Lundanes 74:28 +0:52
5. Fr?d?ric Tranchand 75:19 +1:43
6. William Lind 75:46 +2:10
7. Oskar Sjoberg 75:54 +2:18
8. Jani Lakanen 75:59 +2:23
9. Ionut Alin Zinca 76:35 +2:59
10. Baptiste Rollier 76:45 +3:09
11. Matthias Kyburz 76:56 +3:20
Men A Final: 21-22

22: Johansson

22: Kyburz

22: Lundanes

22: Tranchand

Leg 22 is another nail in the medal coffin for Tranchand – loosing 38 seconds due to a direction error towards the control. Tranchand is now down in 5th – more than 2 minutes behind. Hubmann is now getting closer to the lead – now only 24 seconds behind. The three eventual medal winners are now within 45 seconds.

Men A Final: 21-22 (Legtimes)

1. Daniel Hubmann 4:37 +0:00
2. Olav Lundanes 4:47 +0:10
3. Timo Sild 4:50 +0:13
4. Fredrik Johansson 4:54 +0:17
5. Fabian Hertner 4:54 +0:17
6. Philippe Adamski 4:57 +0:20
7. Magne Daehli 4:57 +0:20
8. William Lind 5:02 +0:25
9. Edgars Bertuks 5:03 +0:26
10. Eskil Kinneberg 5:03 +0:26
20. Fr?d?ric Tranchand 5:15 +0:38
28. Matthias Kyburz 5:27 +0:50
Men A Final: 21-22 (Total times)

1. Fredrik Johansson 78:30 +0:00
2. Daniel Hubmann 78:54 +0:24
3. Olav Lundanes 79:15 +0:45
4. Fabian Hertner 79:22 +0:52
5. Fr?d?ric Tranchand 80:34 +2:04
6. William Lind 80:48 +2:18
7. Jani Lakanen 81:04 +2:34
8. Oskar Sjoberg 81:14 +2:44
9. Ionut Alin Zinca 81:42 +3:12
10. Philippe Adamski 81:58 +3:28
13. Matthias Kyburz 82:23 +3:53
Men A Final: 22-23
Men A Final: 22-23 (Legtimes)

1. Edgars Bertuks 1:24 +0:00
2. Janis Kums 1:27 +0:03
3. Fr?d?ric Tranchand 1:29 +0:05
4. Matthias Kyburz 1:29 +0:05
5. Fabian Hertner 1:30 +0:06
6. Mikko Sir?n 1:30 +0:06
7. Olav Lundanes 1:32 +0:08
8. Daniel Hubmann 1:33 +0:09
9. Pawlak Bartosz 1:33 +0:09
10. Lauri Sild 1:33 +0:09
15. Fredrik Johansson 1:35 +0:11
16. William Lind 1:35 +0:11
Men A Final: 22-23 (Total times)

1. Fredrik Johansson 80:05 +0:00
2. Daniel Hubmann 80:27 +0:22
3. Olav Lundanes 80:47 +0:42
4. Fabian Hertner 80:52 +0:47
5. Fr?d?ric Tranchand 82:03 +1:58
6. William Lind 82:23 +2:18
7. Jani Lakanen 82:47 +2:42
8. Oskar Sjoberg 82:54 +2:49
9. Philippe Adamski 83:35 +3:30
10. Baptiste Rollier 83:41 +3:36
11. Matthias Kyburz 83:52 +3:47
Men A Final: 23-24
Men A Final: 23-24 (Legtimes)

1. Fr?d?ric Tranchand 0:36 +0:00
2. Daniel Hubmann 0:37 +0:01
3. Edgars Bertuks 0:37 +0:01
4. Magne Daehli 0:37 +0:01
5. Marten Bostrom 0:37 +0:01
6. Filip Dahlgren 0:37 +0:01
7. Eskil Kinneberg 0:37 +0:01
8. Mikko Sir?n 0:37 +0:01
9. Baptiste Rollier 0:38 +0:02
10. Matthias Kyburz 0:38 +0:02
15. Olav Lundanes 0:39 +0:03
16. Fabian Hertner 0:39 +0:03
17. William Lind 0:39 +0:03
23. Fredrik Johansson 0:40 +0:04
Men A Final: 23-24 (Total times)

1. Fredrik Johansson 80:45 +0:00
2. Daniel Hubmann 81:04 +0:19
3. Olav Lundanes 81:26 +0:41
4. Fabian Hertner 81:31 +0:46
5. Fr?d?ric Tranchand 82:39 +1:54
6. William Lind 83:02 +2:17
7. Jani Lakanen 83:26 +2:41
8. Oskar Sjoberg 83:33 +2:48
9. Philippe Adamski 84:16 +3:31
10. Baptiste Rollier 84:19 +3:34
11. Matthias Kyburz 84:30 +3:45
Men A Final: 24-25

25: Johansson

Johansson actually looses 12 seconds at the arena passage.

Men A Final: 24-25 (Legtimes)

1. Olav Lundanes 2:52 +0:00
2. Fabian Hertner 2:56 +0:04
3. Fr?d?ric Tranchand 2:57 +0:05
4. Ionut Alin Zinca 2:57 +0:05
5. William Lind 3:00 +0:08
6. Magne Daehli 3:00 +0:08
7. Oskar Sjoberg 3:01 +0:09
8. Daniel Hubmann 3:02 +0:10
9. Edgars Bertuks 3:03 +0:11
10. Fredrik Johansson 3:04 +0:12
33. Matthias Kyburz 3:16 +0:24
Men A Final: 24-25 (Total times)

1. Fredrik Johansson 83:49 +0:00
2. Daniel Hubmann 84:06 +0:17
3. Olav Lundanes 84:18 +0:29
4. Fabian Hertner 84:27 +0:38
5. Fr?d?ric Tranchand 85:36 +1:47
6. William Lind 86:02 +2:13
7. Jani Lakanen 86:33 +2:44
8. Oskar Sjoberg 86:34 +2:45
9. Ionut Alin Zinca 86:56 +3:07
10. Baptiste Rollier 87:28 +3:39
13. Matthias Kyburz 87:46 +3:57
Men A Final: 25-26

26: Johansson

Johansson seems to be playing safe – lowering the speed into the controls on the last loop. At this control it costs 10 seconds – is it a gold medal lost in reality? Johansson is still in the lead though – now with 10 seconds to Daniel Hubmann and another 10 seconds to Lundanes.

Men A Final: 25-26 (Legtimes)

1. Marten Bostrom 2:03 +0:00
2. Olav Lundanes 2:04 +0:01
3. Daniel Hubmann 2:06 +0:03
4. Fabian Hertner 2:07 +0:04
5. Fr?d?ric Tranchand 2:07 +0:04
6. Gernot Kerschbaumer 2:08 +0:05
7. Oskar Sjoberg 2:09 +0:06
8. Edgars Bertuks 2:09 +0:06
9. Graham Gristwood 2:09 +0:06
10. Step?n Kodeda 2:09 +0:06
14. Fredrik Johansson 2:13 +0:10
21. Matthias Kyburz 2:19 +0:16
24. William Lind 2:21 +0:18
Men A Final: 25-26 (Total times)

1. Fredrik Johansson 86:02 +0:00
2. Daniel Hubmann 86:12 +0:10
3. Olav Lundanes 86:22 +0:20
4. Fabian Hertner 86:34 +0:32
5. Fr?d?ric Tranchand 87:43 +1:41
6. William Lind 88:23 +2:21
7. Oskar Sjoberg 88:43 +2:41
8. Jani Lakanen 88:56 +2:54
9. Ionut Alin Zinca 89:08 +3:06
10. Baptiste Rollier 89:43 +3:41
13. Matthias Kyburz 90:05 +4:03
Men A Final: 26-27
Men A Final: 26-27 (Legtimes)

1. Olav Lundanes 0:53 +0:00
2. William Lind 0:55 +0:02
3. Graham Gristwood 0:55 +0:02
4. Daniel Hubmann 0:57 +0:04
5. Fr?d?ric Tranchand 0:57 +0:04
6. Edgars Bertuks 0:57 +0:04
7. Magne Daehli 0:57 +0:04
8. Thomas Natvig Arstad 0:58 +0:05
9. Oskar Sjoberg 0:59 +0:06
10. Eskil Kinneberg 0:59 +0:06
20. Fredrik Johansson 1:02 +0:09
21. Fabian Hertner 1:02 +0:09
32. Matthias Kyburz 1:07 +0:14
Men A Final: 26-27 (Total times)

1. Fredrik Johansson 87:04 +0:00
2. Daniel Hubmann 87:09 +0:05
3. Olav Lundanes 87:15 +0:11
4. Fabian Hertner 87:36 +0:32
5. Fr?d?ric Tranchand 88:40 +1:36
6. William Lind 89:18 +2:14
7. Oskar Sjoberg 89:42 +2:38
8. Jani Lakanen 90:01 +2:57
9. Ionut Alin Zinca 90:09 +3:05
10. Edgars Bertuks 90:42 +3:38
13. Matthias Kyburz 91:12 +4:08
Men A Final: 27-28

28: Johansson

28: Lundanes

Leg 28 is where Hubmann takes over the lead for the first time in the race – after chasing first Kyburz, then Tranchand and finaly Johansson for all of the race. Again it looks like Johansson is a bit too carefully, while Hubmann runs full speed into the control also at this stage in the race.

Men A Final: 27-28 (Legtimes)

1. Daniel Hubmann 1:00 +0:00
2. Edgars Bertuks 1:01 +0:01
3. Fabian Hertner 1:02 +0:02
4. Magne Daehli 1:02 +0:02
5. Ionut Alin Zinca 1:03 +0:03
6. Eskil Kinneberg 1:03 +0:03
7. Pawlak Bartosz 1:03 +0:03
8. William Lind 1:04 +0:04
9. Gernot Kerschbaumer 1:04 +0:04
10. Graham Gristwood 1:05 +0:05
13. Fr?d?ric Tranchand 1:06 +0:06
24. Matthias Kyburz 1:13 +0:13
31. Olav Lundanes 1:15 +0:15
38. Fredrik Johansson 1:21 +0:21
Men A Final: 27-28 (Total times)

1. Daniel Hubmann 88:09 +0:00
2. Fredrik Johansson 88:25 +0:16
3. Olav Lundanes 88:30 +0:21
4. Fabian Hertner 88:38 +0:29
5. Fr?d?ric Tranchand 89:46 +1:37
6. William Lind 90:22 +2:13
7. Oskar Sjoberg 90:54 +2:45
8. Jani Lakanen 91:07 +2:58
9. Ionut Alin Zinca 91:12 +3:03
10. Edgars Bertuks 91:43 +3:34
13. Matthias Kyburz 92:25 +4:16
Men A Final: 28-29
Men A Final: 28-29 (Legtimes)

1. Daniel Hubmann 1:35 +0:00
2. Baptiste Rollier 1:35 +0:00
3. Mikko Sir?n 1:36 +0:01
4. Fabian Hertner 1:37 +0:02
5. Edgars Bertuks 1:37 +0:02
6. Fr?d?ric Tranchand 1:38 +0:03
7. Philippe Adamski 1:38 +0:03
8. Gernot Kerschbaumer 1:38 +0:03
9. Magne Daehli 1:39 +0:04
10. Zsolt Lenkei 1:39 +0:04
11. Olav Lundanes 1:40 +0:05
18. Fredrik Johansson 1:44 +0:09
26. Matthias Kyburz 1:47 +0:12
37. William Lind 1:57 +0:22
Men A Final: 28-29 (Total times)

1. Daniel Hubmann 89:44 +0:00
2. Fredrik Johansson 90:09 +0:25
3. Olav Lundanes 90:10 +0:26
4. Fabian Hertner 90:15 +0:31
5. Fr?d?ric Tranchand 91:24 +1:40
6. William Lind 92:19 +2:35
7. Oskar Sjoberg 92:50 +3:06
8. Jani Lakanen 92:53 +3:09
9. Ionut Alin Zinca 92:54 +3:10
10. Edgars Bertuks 93:20 +3:36
13. Matthias Kyburz 94:12 +4:28
Men A Final: 29-30

In the end Lundanes also passes Johansson – not due to some significant mistakes by Johansson, but due to higher speed.

Men A Final: 29-30 (Legtimes)

1. Olav Lundanes 0:18 +0:00
2. Marten Bostrom 0:18 +0:00
3. Anton Ostlin 0:18 +0:00
4. Daniel Hubmann 0:19 +0:01
5. Fr?d?ric Tranchand 0:19 +0:01
6. Magne Daehli 0:19 +0:01
7. Gernot Kerschbaumer 0:19 +0:01
8. Bjarne Friedrichs 0:19 +0:01
9. Fredrik Johansson 0:20 +0:02
10. William Lind 0:20 +0:02
18. Fabian Hertner 0:21 +0:03
21. Matthias Kyburz 0:21 +0:03
Men A Final: 29-30 (Total times)

1. Daniel Hubmann 90:03 +0:00
2. Olav Lundanes 90:28 +0:25
3. Fredrik Johansson 90:29 +0:26
4. Fabian Hertner 90:36 +0:33
5. Fr?d?ric Tranchand 91:43 +1:40
6. William Lind 92:39 +2:36
7. Oskar Sjoberg 93:10 +3:07
8. Ionut Alin Zinca 93:14 +3:11
9. Jani Lakanen 93:15 +3:12
10. Edgars Bertuks 93:41 +3:38
13. Matthias Kyburz 94:33 +4:30

EOC Relay: Maps and Results

Posted by Jan Kocbach, 16 Apr 2014@14:00

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Gold for Sweden’s men and Switzerland’s women in very tight and exciting relays in the last race at EOC 2014 today! While Switzerland’s Judith Wyder decided the race early on the last leg in the women’s class, the fight for gold was intense all the way to the finish in the men’s class.

Repeat of WOC 2013 2012 relay: Sweden against Czech Republic

The fight for Gold in the men’s class was between 2012 WOC relay winner Czech Republic – again with Jan Prochazka on the last leg – and Sweden who finished third at WOC relay in 2012 after a fight with Czech Republic and Norway in the very end of the relay. Sweden now had a new man to fight on the last leg; Gustav Bergman. The change of last leg runner seemed to do the trick for Sweden – Gustav Bergman running offensively and deciding the race on the last controls. France with Thierry Gueorgiou finished third – not managing to close the gap up to the two top teams towards the end of the relay.

Tight fight for Silver

In the women’s class Switzerland had a big lead when passing the spectator control – but the fight for the other medals was a close one. Sweden’s second team with Alva Olsson had a small lead on Russia (Natalia Vinogradova) and Maja Alm (Denmark). Russia was chasing Sweden 2  - and it looked like the Russian got a little bit closer, but in the end Olsson managed to keep the gap large enough. Vinogradova also managed to get the small seconds she needed for Bronze in the end – giving Denmark the “bitter” 4th place.

Maps and GPS-tracking
Results

Only the first placed team from each nation counts in EOC 2014 final results.

Note! These are unofficial results!

Men (41/41) after leg 3 Status of: 12:17
Pl Stno Team Name Time Total Diff.
1 2 24 Sweden 1 Gustav Bergman 35:59 1:48:27 0:00
2 9 5 Czech Republic 1 Jan Prochaka 37:19 1:48:31 +0:04
3 3 9 France 1 Thierry Gueorgiou 37:36 1:49:39 +1:12
4 25 25 Switzerland 2 Martin Hubmann 38:39 1:49:49 +1:22
5 26 24 Sweden 2 Jerker Lysell 37:54 1:50:00 +1:33
6 1 25 Switzerland 1 Fabian Hertner 39:43 1:50:27 +2:00
7 14 12 Great Britain 1 Scott Fraser 38:36 1:50:40 +2:13
8 7 8 Finland 1 Marten Bostrom 37:59 1:50:45 +2:18
9 6 16 Latvia 1 Edgars Bertuks 38:16 1:51:03 +2:36
10 13 6 Denmark 1 Tue Lassen 38:22 1:51:47 +3:20
11 5 22 Russia 1 Andrey Khramov 40:48 1:52:28 +4:01
12 12 7 Estonia 1 Timo Sild 37:32 1:52:29 +4:02
13 4 18 Norway 1 Olav Lundanes 40:54 1:52:58 +4:31
14 24 23 Spain Antonio Martinez 41:10 1:54:43 +6:16
15 11 1 Austria 1 Robert Merl 39:25 1:54:58 +6:31
16 22 19 Poland Kowalski Wojciech 40:28 1:55:46 +7:19
17 29 22 Russia 2 Alexey Sidorov 40:35 1:55:56 +7:29
18 32 5 Czech Republic 2 Milos Nykodìm 38:43 1:56:11 +7:44
19 10 26 Ukraine 1 Ruslan Glibov 40:06 1:56:22 +7:55
20 8 17 Lithuania 1 Vilius Aleliunas 40:08 1:56:24 +7:57
Women (27/30) after leg 3 Status of: 12:17
Pl Stno Team Name Time Total Diff.
1 106 25 Switzerland 1 Judith Wyder 32:44 1:33:00 0:00
2 121 24 Sweden 2 Alva Olsson 34:18 1:34:40 +1:40
3 101 22 Russia 1 Natalia Vinogradova 32:39 1:34:52 +1:52
4 104 6 Denmark 1 Maja Alm 33:50 1:35:11 +2:11
5 124 25 Switzerland 2 Ines Brodmann 33:16 1:35:12 +2:12
6 103 24 Sweden 1 Lena Eliasson 32:12 1:35:53 +2:53
7 113 7 Estonia 1 Evely Kaasiku 35:43 1:36:53 +3:53
8 105 18 Norway 1 Mari Fasting 36:16 1:37:34 +4:34
9 102 8 Finland 1 Venla Niemi 37:00 1:38:33 +5:33
10 109 9 France 1 Amélie Chataing 36:11 1:40:00 +7:00
11 108 17 Lithuania 1 Gabija Razaityte 36:40 1:40:01 +7:01
12 120 8 Finland 2 Riina Kuuselo 36:52 1:40:18 +7:18
13 107 5 Czech Republic 1 Iveta Auchova 37:11 1:40:54 +7:54
14 112 26 Ukraine 1 Olena Pitirimova 40:43 1:41:02 +8:02
15 110 12 Great Britain 1 Catherine Taylor 33:53 1:41:04 +8:04
16 127 12 Great Britain 2 Charlotte Watson 38:36 1:41:44 +8:44
17 111 1 Austria 1 Ursula Kadan 35:56 1:43:46 +10:46
18 123 18 Norway 2 Ida Marie Naess Bjorgul 36:49 1:44:02 +11:02
19 122 6 Denmark 2 Mette Hjerrild 41:24 1:45:16 +12:16
20 116 16 Latvia 1 Liga Arniece 37:02 1:48:17 +15:17

EOC Long: Maps and Results

Posted by Jan Kocbach, 16 Apr 2014@13:45

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Both Gold medals went to Switzerland at the EOC long distance: Judith Wyder takes over after Simone Niggli as the new Swiss EOC Queen with her second Gold medal after winning the sprint on Sunday. Daniel Hubmann also takes his second Gold medal with the long distance Gold – after winning the middle distance on Monday.

The runners where challenged with nice courses – despite the courses being completely replanned the night before the event after some trouble with the maps being published on the Internet ahead of the race. The terrain was however fast, and there were not too many route choice challenges. WorldofO is planning to come back with a more detailed analysis of the EOC long distance on Thursday.

Maps and GPS-tracking
Results
Men A Final (51) 20,3 km 480 m 30 C
Pl Stno Name YB Club Time
1 9 Daniel Hubmann 83 Switzerland 1:30:23
2 4 Olav Lundanes 87 Norway 1:30:48
3 16 Fredrik Johansson 86 Sweden 1:30:50
4 13 Fabian Hertner 85 Switzerland 1:30:56
5 17 Frédéric Tranchand 88 France 1:32:04
6 3 William Lind 85 Sweden 1:32:59
7 12 Oskar Sjoberg 90 Sweden 1:33:32
8 6 Jani Lakanen 76 Finland 1:33:36
9 19 Ionut Alin Zinca 83 Romania 1:33:37
10 14 Edgars Bertuks 85 Latvia 1:34:03
11 15 Baptiste Rollier 82 Switzerland 1:34:21
12 21 Philippe Adamski 85 France 1:34:24
13 7 Matthias Kyburz 90 Switzerland 1:34:55
14 31 Marten Bostrom 82 Finland 1:34:58
15 24 Magne Daehli 87 Norway 1:35:01
16 23 Graham Gristwood 84 Great Britain 1:35:04
17 26 Anton Ostlin 88 Sweden 1:35:20
18 10 Timo Sild 98 Estonia 1:35:28
19 11 Pasi Ikonen 80 Finland 1:35:47
20 41 Filip Dahlgren 88 Sweden 1:35:53
Woman A Final (51) 13,3 km 360 m 23 C
Pl Stno Name YB Club Time
1 102 Judith Wyder 88 Switzerland 1:10:19
2 101 Svetlana Mironova 86 Russia 1:11:44
3 115 Catherine Taylor 89 Great Britain 1:12:44
4 124 Anastasia Tikhonova 90 Russia 1:13:03
5 126 Galina Vinogradova 79 Russia 1:13:27
6 103 Signe Soes 83 Denmark 1:13:30
7 127 Sarina Jenzer 91 Switzerland 1:14:15
8 116 Eva Jureniková 78 Czech Republic 1:15:06
9 105 Julia Gross 91 Switzerland 1:15:40
10 133 Sofia Haajanen 87 Finland 1:15:45
11 123 Rahel Friederich 86 Switzerland 1:15:47
12 106 Lena Eliasson 85 Sweden 1:15:53
13 130 Alva Olsson 89 Sweden 1:16:12
14 111 Irina Nyberg 83 Russia 1:16:36
15 148 Annika Rihma 84 Estonia 1:17:41
16 104 Tove Alexandersson 92 Sweden 1:18:01
17 119 Karolin Ohlsson 91 Sweden 1:18:07
18 109 Ines Brodmann 85 Switzerland 1:18:33
19 118 Riina Kuuselo 82 Finland 1:18:49
20 112 Céline Dodin 79 France 1:19:46

EOC Middle: Maps, Results and GPS-fun

Posted by Jan Kocbach, 14 Apr 2014@15:55

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Signe Søes (Denmark) won the women’s race in her comeback – and Daniel Hubmann (Switzerland) got his revenge after the “bitter” 4th place in yesterday’s sprint. The terrain was fast and seemingly easy – but many runners did direction mistakes.

[Note! This article is based on unofficial results]

Signe Søes won her qualification heat in the voided Middle Qualification on Thursday – but had to start very early as the start list was based on the World Ranking list. From a very early start, Søes run a fantastic race – and already as she passed Radio 2 it was clear that this could very well be a medal race!

Her gold medal chances were crushed by several small mistakes on the control points and a few direction mistakes

The only ones able to fight Søes in the first part of the course were Maja Alm (Denmark) , Tove Alexandersson (Sweden) , Ida Bobach (Denmark) and Helena Jansson (Sweden). Jansson and Bobach failed in the middle of the race – and thus the fight was only between Alm, Søes and Alexandersson.

Alexandersson looked very strong – having the highest speed – but her gold medal chances were crushed by several small mistakes on the control points and a few direction mistakes on the longer legs. In the end Alexandersson could not even beat Alm – and the day was Danish: Signe Søes the winner ahead of Maja Alm and Tove Alexandersson.

GPS comparison

Signe Søes started early, and therefore did not run with a GPS from the organizer. However, knowing that Alm was 17 seconds behind Søes at the end, it was still possible to follow the excitement on the GPS. Below is an autOanalysis comparing Alm and Alexandersson (click to enlarge); Alexandersson’s route is in blue. Alm’s route is green where she is faster than Alexandersson, red where she is slower. It is evident that Alexandersson should have used some more time on her compass – loosing time on all of the longer legs when she didn’t keep the right direction.  However – there has to be an even bigger timelost after her GPS stopped working between control 16 and 17 – we’ll see that from the splits.

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Daniel Hubmann, Hertner and Gueorgiou

Hubmann goes Bulldozer – and earns time on that

In the men’s class three men showed from the start that they would be the strongest today: Daniel Hubmann, Fabian Hertner and Thierry Gueorgiou. Hubmann had slightly higher speed – and they all three had a though fight all the way to the finish. Below are GPS comparisons between Hubmann and Hertner/Gueorgiou. Hertner looses time on some micro route choices around 5 and 6 – where Hubmann is tough and goes direct. Also a similar situation to 18. Hubmann goes Bulldozer – and earns time on that.

Comparing Gueorgiou and Hubmann, they are quite even until the 9th control, but then Gueorgiou starts loosing some small seconds here and there. First to 10, then to 12, then to 16 and to 18. In the end it is not enough “finesse” from the French King of Middle distance in this rather easy terrain – but the WOC terrain in Italy should fit a lot better!

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Maps and GPS-tracking
Results

Note! These are unofficial results!

Men

1 1 Daniel Hubmann 83 Switzerland 32:23
2 5 Fabian Hertner 85 Switzerland 32:41
3 2 Thierry Gueorgiou 79 France 33:04
4 26 Jan Procházka 84 Czech Republic 33:32
5 7 Edgars Bertuks 85 Latvia 33:40
6 6 Oleksandr Kratov 85 Ukraine 33:52
7 18 Timo Sild 98 Estonia 34:02
8 15 Baptiste Rollier 82 Switzerland 34:08
9 8 Valentin Novikov 74 Russia 34:10
10 38 Vojtech Král 88 Czech Republic 34:18
11 3 Olav Lundanes 87 Norway 34:21
12 20 Jani Lakanen 76 Finland 34:23
13 47 Andrey Khramov 81 Russia 34:26
14 4 Gustav Bergman 90 Sweden 34:33
14 28 Zsolt Lenkei 88 Hungary 34:33
16 12 Martin Hubmann 89 Switzerland 34:39
17 10 Andreas Kyburz 88 Switzerland 34:45
18 22 Gernot Kerschbaumer 83 Austria 34:48
19 80 Andrey Salin 88 Belarus 34:55
20 9 Johan Runesson 90 Sweden 35:00

Women

1 274 Signe Søes 83 Denmark 30:45
2 213 Maja Alm 88 Denmark 31:02
3 201 Tove Alexandersson 92 Sweden 31:03
4 220 Irina Nyberg 83 Russia 31:35
5 206 Lena Eliasson 81 Sweden 32:01
6 216 Maria Magnusson 82 Sweden 32:41
7 204 Nadiya Volynska 84 Ukraine 32:48
8 215 Sabine Hauswirth 87 Switzerland 32:53
9 202 Ida Bobach 91 Denmark 33:17
10 228 Natalia Vinogradova 90 Russia 33:18
11 211 Venla Niemi 90 Finland 33:43
12 224 Olga Panchenko 87 Ukraine 33:50
13 222 Ausrine Kutkaite 91 Lithuania 33:51
13 230 Julia Novikova 80 Russia 33:51
15 247 Ita Klingenberg 93 Denmark 33:54
16 209 Amélie Chataing 86 France 34:01
17 205 Mari Fasting 85 Norway 34:03
18 226 Natalia Efimova 83 Russia 34:10
19 210 Lina Strand 88 Sweden 34:13
19 218 Riina Kuuselo 82 Finland 34:13

EOC Sprint: Why did the winners win and the others loose?

Posted by Jan Kocbach, 14 Apr 2014@8:00

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The decisive leg in the men’s race was the leg from 11 to 12 – when leaving the castle. The most decisive leg in the women’s race was a very similar leg – but run in the opposite direction (leg 5-6). Several athletes lost their medal chances on these legs.

There is a lot more to the EOC 2014 Sprint course than these two legs – the SPAS analysis will tell a lot more – for now you can read in the analysis below why the winners won their medals and the others lost.

Men 11-12: Many top runners tricked

Matthias Kyburz looses 14 seconds to the best split time – and that is purely on a route choice mistake

The men’s leg 11-12 is shown above (see the leg in SPAS) – and it looks quite innocent at first sight. It is fair though – as one can easily spot the fastest variant when looking at the map in a no-stress situation. However it might not be clear that variant A is a lot faster – the reason being that this variant is 60 meters shorter and with a lot less corners (you also avoid running in the narrow tunnel). Looking at the GPS-tracking, the 15 fastest runners on this leg with GPS-tracking took variant A. The fastest on variant B is Khramov who looses 12 seconds.  The fastest on variant C is Matthias Kyburz who looses 14 seconds to the best split time – and that is purely on a route choice mistake. Looking at the final results, Kyburz was only 13 seconds from gold.

Many runners loose a lot of time here – three would have been well inside the medals with a perfect 12th leg: Mårten Boström (+18 seconds, 15 seconds from bronze), Ivan Sirakov (+17 seconds, 16 seconds from bronze), Frederic Tranchand (+30 seconds, 21 seconds from bronze, 31 seconds from gold(!)). Søren Bobach (+14 seconds, 22 seconds from bronze) did also a very good race except for this leg.

Women 5-6: The opposite story

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As you can see, the leg is very similar to the men’s leg (see the leg in SPAS) – just going in the opposite direction. Whereas the men had the advantage of already being through the tunnel on the way up to the castle, the area was completely new for the women who had to understand the tunnel area from the map (here is the tunnel in Google Maps Streetview, to get a feeling for the area).

Klingenberg runs variant D, and looses 26 seconds

Again, the green variant marked A is clearly the fastest. It is shorter – and has less corners. The fastest time on this leg is run by Ines Brodmann (1:32) – running variant A. The 8 fastest of the women who wore GPS-tracking took variant A – the fastest on variant B being Rahel Friedrich who lost 13 seconds. Gross also runs B and looses 15 seconds (15 seconds from silver, 17 seconds from gold in the end).

Klingenberg is in a very clear 12 seconds lead at control 5. However, Klingenberg runs variant D, and looses 26 seconds on this leg from 5 to 6 (was only 18 seconds from Gold in the end). Hauswirth looses 25 seconds (was only 17 seconds from a bronze medal in the end) – also running D. Some athletes loose up to 40 seconds on this leg.

The Mens race – control by control

Søren Bobach had the best start, but lost the initiative on a bad route choice to number nine (zig-zagging with stairs on variant B in SPAS). After Bobach leaves the scene, Daniel Hubmann takes over for a short while, but the Swiss looses 12 seconds on the tough uphill leg up to the castle to number 10 (probably taking a wrong route choice – no GPS for Daniel Hubmann – although there are no real route choice alternatives on this leg) – and suddenly Hubmann is far down on the list.

Martin Hubmann is one of the few going into the course setters trap to control 11

From here Leandersson takes over the lead with a best time on leg 10 – and never gives the lead away. Behind Leandersson, Kris Jones and Frederic Tranchand come up in second spot after good runs up the hill (unfortunately Tranchand’s leg number 12 is a disaster as discussed above, sending him far down on the results list.).

Eventual bronze medalist Martin Hubmann has had a slow start, and is all the way down in 15th place at control number 10. To top this, Martin Hubmann is one of the few going into the course setters trap to control 11, running right (variant A in SPAS) – loosing 9 seconds on this short, easy leg.

The 16th – and especially the 18th controls do however break Kral’s medal dreams

Czech Vojtech Kral comes up in second spot

Continuing on leg 12 (analyzed in detail above), Jones does not execute the leg perfectly (although he takes the correct route choice).   Instead Czech Vojtech Kral comes up in second spot – a position he fights for with Jones on the next few legs.

The 16th – and especially the 18th controls do however break Kral’s medal dreams. To 16 Kral runs left (Blue B in SPAS) – loosing 5 seconds – not even a real trap by the course setter. To 18 Kral runs left (Purple C in SPAS) and looses 8 second – again a leg which is too easy to be a real “trap”. And what about Jones? He does exactly the same mistake as Kral to number 18 – going around to the left instead of crossing the football field.

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Instead Jerker Lysell comes up and takes the silver medal which is up for grabs. Lysell uses his high running capacity and runs very well on all the “uncomplicated” longer legs – especially 9, 10 and 14. Martin Hubmann rises through the field to third place by doing a mistake free race in the end – while other take wrong route choices on “easy legs”.

The Womens race – control by control

Judith Wyder takes the wrong route choice four(!) times in a row at the start of the race! E to number 1 (+ 9 seconds), B to number 2 (+ 6 seconds), E to number 3 (+ 18 seconds) and B to number 4 (+ 9 seconds) – two of these variants did I draw into SPAS only after seeing Wyder’s routes – I did not consider them as relevant route choices. From there on, Wyder looked like a completely different athlete: To number 5 she runs an incredible leg up towards the castle – winning the leg with 5 seconds. From there on Wyder is close to unbeatable – catching up with Nadiya Volynska’s time at control 15.

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At the start of the race everything looked like this was Emma Klingenberg’s day

At the start of the race everything looked like this was Emma Klingenberg’s day. Where Wyder took the wrong choice each time – Klingenberg took the perfect choice. Klingenberg was 41(!) seconds ahead of Wyder at control number 4 – an incredible lead! And exactly like with Wyder, Klingenberg looked like a completely different athlete from here and on – maybe spurred by the big time loss on the route choice leg to number 6 discussed above.

When Klingenberg lost it at leg number 6, Nadiya Volynska took over the lead – the Ukrainian’s lead being at the maximum of 15 seconds at control 10. Volynska did not do any big mistakes from here and on – Wyder is just running a little bit faster.

Julia Gross runs a steady race without any mistakes

Rahel Friedrich is in bronze medal position for a long time – but looses that possibility on the very short leg to control 16 with a 12 second time loss (SPAS). This is not a route choice mistake – but a real control mistake; running to far and having to go back. Meanwhile Julia Gross runs a steady race without any mistakes except for the route choice mistake mentioned above – taking the bronze medal from Klingenberg and Friedrich – both who have had higher speed.

EOC 2014 Long Qual: A quick look at the forking

Posted by Jan Kocbach, 13 Apr 2014@12:00

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There has been some discussion about the “forking” between the heats at EOC Long Qualification. The EOC qualification is run as three heats for men and three heats for women – where normally the courses in each heat are not forked, but rather completely different courses with a few controls in common ; the idea is that the athletes should not gain time by following others.

Update 13/4/2013 13:00: There is a rumor that the long distance qualification courses were redrawn in the night after rechecking the controls (due to the problem with the wrongly placed controls in the middle qualification courses). The controls which were in locations which could not be used, were removed from the courses. This is supposed to be the reason why the courses are that equal. The source of the rumor comments: “- I don’t blame the organizer. I rather blame the IOF controller”. This would of course explain that the courses are this equal – and is a much better solution than putting controls in areas were the map is questionable. I am trying to get the rumor either confirmed or unconfirmed.

That makes 13 of the first 14 controls equal for heat 1 and heat 3

Above you see the three men’s courses from the EOC Long qualification superimposed (large image here). Comparing heat 1 (blue) and heat 3 (green), you can see that the nine(!) first controls are exactly the same for these two heats. After “forking” at control 10, controls 11 to 14 are again the same for heat 1 and 3. That makes 13 of the first 14 controls equal for heat 1 and heat 3.

Now if we look at control 15 in heat 3, this is actually the same as control 15 in heat 2 (purple) – and so are controls 16, 17, 18, 19 and 20. Thus a lucky runner in heat 3 could get a very nice ride all the way to the 20th control.

All three heats starting together

Taking a look at the start list, runners from all three heats started together every 3 minutes! Thus for example Nicolas Simonin in heat 1 started together with Olav Lundanes in heat 3 – and Lundanes and Simonin had the nine first controls in common – starting together! Simonin only noticed the first 6, though ….

“Pack running”: Lot’s of it!

So did this course layout lead to a lot of “pack running”? Yes, of course. If two runners on a relatively high level start together and are going to the same control, chances are that they’ll get to the control area together. Below are some “pack tables” and other generated data from WinSplits where the different courses have been added to one (click figures to get them bigger).

Conclusion: I have seldom seen this much pack running in a qualification race…

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Other Twitter reactions

EOC Sprint Qualification: Map and Results

Posted by Jan Kocbach, 12 Apr 2014@14:00

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[Updated with higher quality maps] Another great sprint day for Switzerland and Sweden: Heat winners in today’s EOC Sprint Qualification were Martin Hubmann (SUI), Jan Prochazka (CZE), Matthias Kyburz (SUI), Rahel Friedrich (SUI), Judith Wyder (SUI) and Karolin Ohlsson (SWE).

Note! This article is based on unofficial results! See full results of Top 17 in each heat at the bottom of this article.

Map EOC 2014 Sprint Qualification
Tweets from the Live Coverage

Below are some Tweets from the Live Coverage at @WorldofOLive. See results below the Tweets.

Results (unofficial live results)

17 from each heat are allowed to run the final – below the 17 first in each heat are listed from the official results. Note! Results listed below are from unofficial live results, and final results might very well change. Especially in Men Heat 1 there is supposed to be a change (Capbern out of the final). Official results will be available at the EOC 2014 webpage.

Men Quali 1 (40) 2,7 km 95 m 21 C
Pl Stno Name YB Club Time
1 228 Martin Hubmann 89 Switzerland 14:08
2 133 Vojtech Král 88 Czech Republic 14:10
3 131 Yannick Michiels 91 Belgium 14:25
4 237 Andreas Hougaard Boesen 91 Denmark 14:29
5 308 Florian Howald 91 Switzerland 14:30
6 338 Jonas Leandersson 90 Sweden 14:40
7 140 Robert Merl 91 Austria 14:42
8 334 João Figueiredo 00 Portugal 14:45
9 207 Milos Nykodým 90 Czech Republic 14:47
10 215 Jakob Ekhard Edsen 93 Denmark 14:49
11 327 Murray Strain 93 Great Britain 14:56
12 101 Severi Kymalainen 91 Finland 15:04
13 217 Eskil Kinneberg 92 Norway 15:07
14 325 Pavlo Ushkvarok 83 Ukraine 15:08
15 232 Torgeir Norbech 00 Norway 15:09
16 130 Vilius Aleliunas 87 Lithuania 15:12
17 339 Andrea Seppi 88 Italy 15:14
Men Quali 2 (41) 2,7 km 95 m 20 C
Pl Stno Name YB Club Time
1 138 Jan Procházka 84 Czech Republic 13:19
2 335 Jonas Vytautas Gvildys 88 Lithuania 13:23
3 233 Jerker Lysell 89 Sweden 13:23
4 208 Emil Svensk 93 Sweden 13:28
5 139 Marten Bostrom 82 Finland 13:33
6 231 Kristian Jones 91 Great Britain 13:33
7 234 Lucas Basset 91 France 13:34
8 301 Andreas Ruedlinger 85 Switzerland 13:34
9 220 Vincent Coupat 86 France 13:38
10 330 Andreu Blanes 91 Spain 13:45
11 117 Alessio Tenani 79 Italy 13:46
12 340 Daniel Hubmann 83 Switzerland 13:49
13 119 Helmut Gremmel 90 Austria 13:51
14 315 Eduardo Gil 94 Spain 13:53
15 206 Nicholas Oskarsson 00 Norway 13:56
16 218 Scott Fraser 86 Great Britain 13:57
17 214 Tiago Leal 00 Portugal 13:58
Men Quali 3 (41) 2,7 km 95 m 20 C
Pl Stno Name YB Club Time
1 331 Matthias Kyburz 90 Switzerland 14:06
2 238 Oystein Kvaal Osterbo 81 Norway 14:24
3 313 Andreas Kyburz 88 Switzerland 14:33
4 319 Ivan Sirakov 88 Bulgaria 14:39
5 337 Antonio Martinez 91 Spain 14:43
6 227 Frédéric Tranchand 88 France 14:43
7 121 Gaute Hallan Steiwer 90 Norway 14:46
8 115 Jan Petrzela 92 Czech Republic 14:49
9 141 Soren Bobach 89 Denmark 14:50
10 240 Andrey Khramov 81 Russia 14:58
11 226 Ionut Alin Zinca 83 Romania 15:03
12 230 Ross Morrison 85 New Zealand 15:05
13 336 Kowalski Wojciech 82 Poland 15:08
14 320 Tiago Romão 00 Portugal 15:09
15 317 Filip Dahlgren 88 Sweden 15:10
16 239 Peter Hodkinson 91 Great Britain 15:14
17 316 Arturs Paulins 89 Latvia 15:24
Women Quali 1 (31) 2,3 km 75 m 17 C
Pl Stno Name YB Club Time
1 380 Rahel Friederich 86 Switzerland 13:50
2 355 Elena Roos 91 Switzerland 13:52
3 261 Lilian Forsgren 90 Sweden 14:15
4 181 Emma Klingenberg 92 Denmark 14:18
5 358 Annica Gustavsson 83 Sweden 14:21
6 174 Catherine Taylor 89 Great Britain 14:25
7 356 Tone Wigemyr 82 Norway 14:31
8 364 Mariana Moreira 00 Portugal 14:33
9 169 Ausrine Kutkaite 91 Lithuania 14:41
10 278 Iveta Duchová 86 Czech Republic 14:48
11 168 Tuulia Viberg 92 Finland 14:50
12 167 Svetlana Mironova 86 Russia 14:50
13 252 Emilie Backscheider 93 France 15:10
14 163 Susen Losch 93 Germany 15:23
15 273 Michela Guizzardi 82 Italy 15:29
16 176 Liis Johanson 83 Estonia 15:31
17 254 Sari Anttonen 84 Finland 15:38
Women Quali 2 (30) 2,3 km 75 m 17 C
Pl Stno Name YB Club Time
1 375 Judith Wyder 88 Switzerland 13:52
2 159 Stine Bagger Hagner 92 Denmark 14:06
3 372 Nadiya Volynska 84 Ukraine 14:11
4 373 Anastasia Tikhonova 90 Russia 14:16
5 361 Sabine Hauswirth 87 Switzerland 14:21
6 263 Julia Novikova 80 Russia 14:38
7 270 Tessa Hill 87 Great Britain 14:39
8 162 Annika Rihma 84 Estonia 14:45
9 267 Alva Olsson 89 Sweden 14:47
10 265 Maija Sianoja 88 Finland 14:51
11 260 Ida Marie Naess Bjorgul 88 Norway 14:54
12 379 Helena Karlsson 81 Sweden 14:56
13 256 Anna Närhi 92 Finland 15:04
14 354 Perrine Obstetar 90 France 15:07
15 178 Ursula Kadan 88 Austria 15:12
16 251 Rybakovaite Kristina 00 Lithuania 15:30
17 366 Léa Vercellotti 89 France 15:32
Women Quali 3 (30) 2,3 km 75 m 17 C
Pl Stno Name YB Club Time
1 351 Karolin Ohlsson 91 Sweden 14:15
2 369 Julia Gross 91 Switzerland 14:17
3 173 Maja Alm 88 Denmark 14:24
4 376 Lina Strand 88 Sweden 14:25
5 275 Amélie Chataing 86 France 14:30
6 279 Heidi Bagstevold 87 Norway 14:37
7 357 Ines Brodmann 85 Switzerland 14:37
8 255 Natalia Vinogradova 90 Russia 14:38
9 264 Marika Teini 89 Finland 14:41
10 170 Venla Niemi 90 Finland 14:49
11 378 Galina Vinogradova 79 Russia 15:11
12 154 Evely Kaasiku 93 Estonia 15:14
13 374 Gabija Razaityte 88 Lithuania 15:14
14 367 Olha Panchenko 87 Ukraine 15:19
15 268 Céline Dodin 79 France 15:38
16 153 Sabine Rothaug 94 Germany 16:07
17 352 Laura Vike 89 Latvia 16:11

EOC Long Qualification: Maps and Results

Posted by Jan Kocbach, 11 Apr 2014@14:15

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Heat winners in today’s EOC Long Qualification were William Lind (SWE), Fredric Portin (FIN), Gernot Kerschbaumer (AUT), Signe Søes (DEN), Judith Wyder (SUI) and Svetlana Mironova (RUS).

Most favourites went on to the A-final. Notably Nikolov (BUL), Rüdlinger (SUI) and Oskarsson (NOR) missed the final according to the unofficial results.

The terrain was partly fast – partly very green. Claire Ward put it this way:
- Through to final despite spending a lot of time stuck in the brambles. Just like the white rose

Others had similar experiences – the dark green on the map was no place to be according to the reports from the runners. – A little bit like ski-orienteering, Eva Jurenikova comments in her map archive.

Note! This article is based on unofficial results! See results below the live coverage Tweet box.

Results (unofficial live results)

Note! Results listed below are from unofficial live results, and final results might very well change!
Men Heat 1

1 11:45:00 William Lind Sweden SWE 0:15:34 0:56:07 0:56:07 0:44:52 1:03:07 1:03:07
2 11:33:00 Jani Lakanen Finland FIN 0:15:50 0:57:19 0:57:19 1:02:20 1:04:04 1:04:04
3 11:24:00 Daniel Hubmann Switzerla. SUI 0:16:35 0:58:10 0:58:10 1:03:23 1:05:05 1:05:05
4 10:36:00 Oskar Sjoberg Sweden SWE 0:15:35 0:57:59 0:57:59 1:03:44 1:05:30 1:05:30
5 10:30:00 Baptiste Rollier Switzerla. SUI 0:18:16 0:58:25 0:58:25 1:03:52 1:05:39 1:05:39
6 10:15:00 Oleksandr Kratov Ukraine UKR 0:16:58 0:58:43 0:58:43 1:04:23 1:06:06 1:06:06
7 11:30:00 Philippe Adamski France FRA 0:16:17 0:59:04 0:59:04 1:04:25 1:06:10 1:06:10
8 11:39:00 Magne Daehli Norway NOR 0:16:45 1:00:10 1:00:10 1:05:10 1:06:54 1:06:54
9 11:18:00 Nicolas Simonin Ireland IRL 0:16:26 1:00:25 1:00:25 1:05:37 1:07:37 1:07:37
10 11:06:00 Lauri Sild Estonia EST 0:17:37 1:00:51 1:00:51 1:06:46 1:08:29 1:08:29
11 11:27:00 Pedro Nogueira Portugal POR 0:18:30 1:02:07 1:02:07 1:07:19 1:08:59 1:08:59
12 10:12:00 Mikko Sirén Finland FIN 0:19:32 1:01:38 1:01:38 1:07:18 1:09:00 1:09:00
13 11:36:00 Julian Dent Australia AUS 0:17:07 1:02:12 1:02:12 1:07:31 1:09:24 1:09:24
14 10:42:00 Bjarne Friedrichs Germany GER 0:17:21 1:02:27 1:02:27 1:08:06 1:09:52 1:09:52
15 10:00:00 Thomas Natvig Arstad Norway NOR 0:17:33 1:03:09 1:03:09 1:08:24 1:10:00 1:10:00
16 10:45:00 Janis Kums Latvia LAT 0:17:35 1:04:50 1:04:50 1:09:51 1:11:30 1:11:30
17 11:48:00 Rasmus Djurhuus Denmark DEN 0:17:50 1:05:15 1:05:15 1:10:34 1:12:15 1:12:15

Men Heat 2

1 11:36:00 Fredric Portin Finland FIN 0:14:16 0:55:55 0:55:55 1:01:25 1:03:20 1:03:20
2 11:42:00 Valentin Novikov Russia RUS 0:17:02 0:56:10 0:56:10 1:02:03 1:03:51 1:03:51
3 10:18:00 Matthias Kyburz Switzerla. SUI 0:15:32 0:56:42 0:56:42 1:02:32 1:04:17 1:04:17
4 10:27:00 Pasi Ikonen Finland FIN 0:14:41 0:57:52 0:57:52 1:03:18 1:05:02 1:05:02
5 11:18:00 Edgars Bertuks Latvia LAT 0:16:35 0:58:02 0:58:02 1:03:38 1:05:18 1:05:18
6 10:21:00 Frédéric Tranchand France FRA 0:17:54 0:58:24 0:58:24 1:03:46 1:05:27 1:05:27
7 11:00:00 Eskil Kinneberg Norway NOR 0:16:33 0:58:11 0:58:11 1:04:17 1:05:55 1:05:55
8 11:30:00 Graham Gristwood Great Bri. GBR 0:16:18 0:58:45 0:58:45 1:04:14 1:06:02 1:06:02
9 10:15:00 Anton Ostlin Sweden SWE 0:17:01 0:58:22 0:58:22 1:04:14 1:06:04 1:06:04
10 10:00:00 Raffael Huber Switzerla. SUI 0:17:31 0:58:50 0:58:50 1:04:53 1:06:37 1:06:37
11 11:39:00 Donatas Stulgys Lithuania LTU 0:17:32 0:59:10 0:59:10 1:05:07 1:06:58 1:06:58
12 10:24:00 Stepán Kodeda Czech Rep. CZE 0:19:19 1:00:53 1:00:53 1:06:25 1:08:22 1:08:22
13 10:30:00 Rune Olsen Denmark DEN 0:17:35 1:02:34 1:02:34 1:08:14 1:10:03 1:10:03
14 11:15:00 Filip Dahlgren Sweden SWE 0:19:44 1:03:22 1:03:22 1:08:52 1:10:39 1:10:39
15 11:12:00 Denys Shcherbakov Ukraine UKR 0:20:52 1:04:05 1:04:05 1:09:40 1:11:25 1:11:25
16 10:54:00 Andris Jubelis Latvia LAT 0:17:15 1:03:26 1:03:26 1:10:02 1:11:33 1:11:33
17 11:09:00 Peter Bray Great Bri. GBR 0:18:31 1:03:12 1:03:12 1:10:16 1:12:17 1:12:17

Men Heat 3

1 11:27:00 Gernot Kerschbaumer Austria AUT 0:15:58 0:56:05 0:56:05 1:00:53 1:02:31 1:02:31
2 11:18:00 Olav Lundanes Norway NOR 0:16:36 0:55:43 0:55:43 1:00:54 1:02:35 1:02:35
3 11:36:00 Pavel Kubát Czech Rep. CZE 0:15:32 0:57:07 0:57:07 1:01:47 1:03:29 1:03:29
4 11:21:00 Timo Sild Estonia EST 0:16:46 0:57:28 0:57:28 1:01:59 1:03:44 1:03:44
5 11:45:00 Fabian Hertner Switzerla. SUI 0:17:22 0:56:56 0:56:56 1:02:00 1:03:54 1:03:54
6 10:57:00 Fredrik Johansson Sweden SWE 0:16:57 0:57:53 0:57:53 1:02:37 1:04:19 1:04:19
7 11:42:00 Ionut Alin Zinca Romania ROM 0:16:07 0:58:35 0:58:35 1:03:08 1:04:59 1:04:59
8 11:15:00 Soren Losch Germany GER 0:18:01 0:58:51 0:58:51 1:03:56 1:05:33 1:05:33
9 10:36:00 Martins Sirmais Latvia LAT 0:19:42 1:00:11 1:00:11 1:04:53 1:06:35 1:06:35
10 10:42:00 Olli-markus Taivaine. Finland FIN 0:17:14 1:00:21 1:00:21 1:05:34 1:07:27 1:07:27
11 10:21:00 Marten Bostrom Finland FIN 0:17:42 1:01:45 1:01:45 1:06:54 1:08:39 1:08:39
12 10:48:00 Jon Aukrust Osmoen Norway NOR 0:18:49 1:02:01 1:02:01 1:07:02 1:08:44 1:08:44
13 11:33:00 Pawlak Bartosz Poland POL 0:17:46 1:02:37 1:02:37 1:07:29 1:09:16 1:09:16
14 11:30:00 Artem Panchenko Ukraine UKR 0:17:51 1:02:01 1:02:01 1:07:27 1:09:26 1:09:26
15 11:06:00 Zsolt Lenkei Hungary HUN 0:19:50 1:02:43 1:02:43 1:07:42 1:09:37 1:09:37
16 10:24:00 Emil Svensk Sweden SWE 0:17:16 1:02:19 1:02:19 1:07:51 1:09:48 1:09:48
17 10:45:00 Roman Efimov Russia RUS 0:17:25 1:03:44 1:03:44 1:09:29 1:11:26 1:11:26

Women Heat 1

1 11:01:00 Signe Soes Denmark DEN 0:18:39 0:47:19 0:47:19 0:53:12 0:55:07 0:55:07
2 10:43:00 Lena Eliasson Sweden SWE 0:19:03 0:48:04 0:48:04 0:53:55 0:56:02 0:56:02
3 11:07:00 Ines Brodmann Switzerla. SUI 0:20:16 0:49:16 0:49:16 0:55:20 0:57:14 0:57:14
4 11:13:00 Céline Dodin France FRA 0:19:54 0:49:14 0:49:14 0:55:15 0:57:24 0:57:24
5 10:52:00 Catherine Taylor Great Bri. GBR 0:18:48 0:49:09 0:49:09 0:55:45 0:58:01 0:58:01
6 10:40:00 Riina Kuuselo Finland FIN 0:19:07 0:37:17 0:50:26 0:36:08 0:58:43 0:58:43
7 10:58:00 Fanni Gyurko Hungary HUN 0:21:48 0:51:01 0:51:01 0:57:26 0:59:49 0:59:49
8 11:04:00 Anastasia Tikhonova Russia RUS 0:21:57 0:52:18 0:52:18 0:58:14 1:00:16 1:00:16
9 10:37:00 Sarina Jenzer Switzerla. SUI 0:25:14 0:54:15 0:54:15 0:59:58 1:02:01 1:02:01
10 10:28:00 Alva Olsson Sweden SWE 0:22:57 0:54:42 0:54:42 1:01:06 1:03:15 1:03:15
11 10:19:00 Sofia Haajanen Finland FIN 0:19:57 0:54:44 0:54:44 1:01:12 1:03:32 1:03:32
12 10:16:00 Emily Kemp Canada CAN 0:21:51 0:55:53 0:55:53 1:02:46 1:05:02 1:05:02
13 10:25:00 Lenka Poklopová Czech Rep. CZE 0:21:39 0:58:26 0:58:26 1:04:59 1:07:24 1:07:24
14 10:04:00 Vendula Horcicková Czech Rep. CZE 0:21:56 0:57:43 0:57:43 1:05:19 1:07:36 1:07:36
15 10:31:00 Liga Arniece Latvia LAT 0:26:33 0:59:28 0:59:28 1:05:37 1:07:47 1:07:47
16 10:49:00 Annika Rihma Estonia EST 0:24:59 0:59:52 0:59:52 1:05:54 1:07:53 1:07:53
17 10:46:00 Carlotta Scalet Italy ITA 0:23:51 0:59:25 0:59:25 1:06:50 1:09:10 1:09:10

Women Heat 2

1 10:31:00 Judith Wyder Switzerla. SUI 0:16:56 0:46:15 0:46:15 0:52:26 0:54:21 0:54:21
2 10:52:00 Tove Alexandersson Sweden SWE 0:20:04 0:48:40 0:48:40 0:54:17 0:56:12 0:56:12
3 10:55:00 Iveta Duchová Czech Rep. CZE 0:20:16 0:50:23 0:50:23 0:56:21 0:58:32 0:58:32
4 10:10:00 Irina Nyberg Russia RUS 0:18:14 0:49:11 0:49:11 0:56:14 0:58:39 0:58:39
5 10:49:00 Saila Kinni Finland FIN 0:21:31 0:51:07 0:51:07 0:57:27 0:59:31 0:59:31
6 10:25:00 Kamilla Olaussen Norway NOR 0:17:26 0:50:51 0:50:51 0:57:25 0:59:47 0:59:47
7 11:10:00 Tessa Hill Great Bri. GBR 0:19:53 0:52:11 0:52:11 0:58:04 1:00:05 1:00:05
8 10:07:00 Rahel Friederich Switzerla. SUI 0:17:19 0:52:30 0:52:30 0:59:28 1:01:37 1:01:37
9 10:22:00 Galina Vinogradova Russia RUS 0:18:22 0:53:47 0:53:47 1:00:28 1:02:33 1:02:33
10 10:13:00 Jana Knapová Czech Rep. CZE 0:18:50 0:53:48 0:53:48 1:01:04 1:03:06 1:03:06
11 10:37:00 Ane Linde Denmark DEN 0:18:28 0:55:23 0:55:23 1:01:49 1:04:05 1:04:05
12 10:04:00 Annica Gustavsson Sweden SWE 0:20:21 0:55:33 0:55:33 1:02:22 1:04:56 1:04:56
13 10:43:00 Kerstin Uiboupin Estonia EST 0:23:44 0:57:09 0:57:09 1:03:28 1:05:26 1:05:26
14 11:07:00 Raquel Costa Portugal POR 0:22:34 0:56:39 0:56:39 1:03:19 1:05:52 1:05:52
15 10:16:00 Tuulia Viberg Finland FIN 0:25:28 0:57:46 0:57:46 1:04:08 1:06:23 1:06:23
16 11:01:00 Anna Serrallonga Spain ESP 0:22:20 0:57:50 0:57:50 1:04:28 1:06:47 1:06:47
17 10:19:00 Laura Ramstein Austria AUT 0:23:08 0:59:53 0:59:53 1:07:21 1:09:52 1:09:52

Women Heat 3

1 10:58:00 Svetlana Mironova Russia RUS 0:17:17 0:45:16 0:45:16 0:51:58 0:54:03 0:54:03
2 10:43:00 Julia Gross Switzerla. SUI 0:19:12 0:50:15 0:50:15 0:56:49 0:58:48 0:58:48
3 11:01:00 Ursula Kadan Austria AUT 0:18:45 0:50:38 0:50:38 0:57:33 0:59:44 0:59:44
4 10:52:00 Mari Fasting Norway NOR 0:22:02 0:51:15 0:51:15 0:57:55 0:59:58 0:59:58
5 10:46:00 Inga Dambe Latvia LAT 0:19:21 0:50:22 0:50:22 0:58:00 1:00:23 1:00:23
6 10:49:00 Eva Jureniková Czech Rep. CZE 0:20:48 0:51:01 0:51:01 0:58:24 1:00:32 1:00:32
7 10:37:00 Karolin Ohlsson Sweden SWE 0:20:39 0:53:27 0:53:27 1:00:37 1:02:52 1:02:52
8 10:13:00 Helena Karlsson Sweden SWE 0:18:52 0:53:00 0:53:00 1:01:53 1:04:22 1:04:22
9 10:07:00 Maija Sianoja Finland FIN 0:20:22 0:54:37 0:54:37 1:02:23 1:04:45 1:04:45
10 10:22:00 Sari Anttonen Finland FIN 0:20:21 1:08:26 0:55:17 0:37:06 1:05:31 1:05:31
11 10:40:00 Sandra Pauzaite Lithuania LTU 0:20:40 0:56:20 0:56:20 1:04:10 1:06:27 1:06:27
12 10:34:00 Michaela Omová Czech Rep. CZE 0:23:35 0:56:49 0:56:49 1:04:24 1:06:46 1:06:46
13 10:19:00 Bettina Aebi Switzerla. SUI 0:22:14 0:58:01 0:58:01 1:04:51 1:06:56 1:06:56
14 10:25:00 Léa Vercellotti France FRA 0:23:39 0:56:55 0:56:55 1:04:32 1:07:28 1:07:28
15 10:28:00 Claire Ward Great Bri. GBR 0:25:16 1:05:51 0:58:32 1:08:09 1:08:09 1:08:09
16 11:04:00 Louise Oram Canada CAN 0:27:20 1:07:23 1:07:23 1:15:55 1:18:29 1:18:29
17 10:10:00 Keren Ziv Israel ISR 0:24:44 1:07:41 1:07:41 1:17:28 1:20:14 1:20:14

EOC Middle Qualification: Map and Results

Posted by Jan Kocbach, 10 Apr 2014@14:00


[Updated Friday evening: All men into final, only top 17 women] Heat winners were Daniel Hubmann (SUI), Gernot Kerschbaumer (AUT), Timo Sild (EST), Helena Jansson (SWE), Mari Fasting (NOR) and Signe Søes (DEN). [Note! Results are unofficial, and according to @NOF_orientering 6 nations have protested - claim three controls are wrongly placed]

According to @NOF_Orientering the protest will be considered in time for the team leader meeting this evening. Then official results will also be available. No official information from the organizer or from IOF through webpage or Twitter account so far.

Update Friday evening (from the IOF):

After yesterday’s European Orienteering Championships middle distance qualification race there were several complaints about the controls. After checking the controls in the terrain, the organiser concluded that one control indeed was in the wrong place (30 meters from the right place). The other control was in the right place, but the map was not completely accurate there. The organiser therefore decided to let the competitors (men) in the heat that was affected by the misplaced control to go to the final, but then the French team made a protest against this and demanded that all men in all heats should be in the final. The jury has considered this today, and decided that for the sake of fairness, all men from all three qualification heats will be allowed to run the final on Monday. The women’s qualification results stand as they were yesterday, and no extra runners are allowed in the final.

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Results

Below are the results of the Top 17 in each heat qualifying for the final (according to unofficial results). You find all live results here.

Heat 1 Men

1 11:02:00 Daniel Hubmann Switzerla. SUI 0:20:07 0:24:52 0:25:20 0:25:20
2 10:50:00 Tero Föhr Finland FIN 0:20:34 0:25:44 0:26:09 0:26:09
3 11:06:00 Pavlo Ushkvarok Ukraine UKR 0:20:28 0:25:46 0:26:13 0:26:13
4 11:10:00 Magne Dæhli Norway NOR 0:21:10 0:26:02 0:26:27 0:26:27
5 10:58:00 Gustav Bergman Sweden SWE 0:21:03 0:26:13 0:26:38 0:26:38
6 10:24:00 Florian Howald Switzerla. SUI 0:20:49 0:26:08 0:26:42 0:26:42
7 10:44:00 Yannick Michiels Belgium BEL 0:21:12 0:26:20 0:26:45 0:26:45
8 10:26:00 Ralph Street Great Bri. GBR 0:21:17 0:26:44 0:27:07 0:27:07
9 11:20:00 Søren Schwartz Søren. Denmark DEN 0:21:05 0:26:43 0:27:10 0:27:10
10 10:34:00 Dmitriy Tsvetkov Russia RUS 0:21:33 0:26:51 0:27:17 0:27:17
11 10:04:00 Hannu Airila Finland FIN 0:21:14 0:26:54 0:27:24 0:27:24
12 10:56:00 Edgars Bertuks Latvia LAT 0:22:21 0:27:16 0:27:39 0:27:39
13 10:52:00 Torgeir Nørbech Norway NOR 0:21:43 0:27:19 0:27:43 0:27:43
14 10:46:00 Sören Lösch Germany GER 0:22:26 0:27:31 0:27:56 0:27:56
15 10:28:00 Lucas Basset France FRA 0:21:30 0:27:34 0:27:58 0:27:58
16 11:14:00 Denys Shcherbakov Ukraine UKR 0:21:10 0:28:05 0:28:31 0:28:31
17 11:04:00 Roberto Dallavalle Italy ITA 0:22:38 0:28:14 0:28:40 0:28:40

Heat 2 Men

1 11:20:00 Gernot Kerschbaumer Austria AUT 0:21:26 0:25:29 0:25:55 0:25:55
2 11:02:00 Thierry Gueorgiou France FRA 0:21:43 0:25:40 0:26:04 0:26:04
3 11:10:00 Vojtech Král Czech Rep. CZE 0:21:28 0:25:40 0:26:05 0:26:05
4 11:06:00 Olav Lundanes Norway NOR 0:21:39 0:25:42 0:26:06 0:26:06
5 10:16:00 Fabian Hertner Switzerla. SUI 0:21:43 0:26:00 0:26:26 0:26:26
6 10:46:00 Martin Hubmann Switzerla. SUI 0:22:24 0:26:41 0:27:06 0:27:06
7 10:42:00 Søren Bobach Denmark DEN 0:22:15 0:26:45 0:27:12 0:27:12
8 11:14:00 Graham Gristwood Great Bri. GBR 0:22:49 0:26:57 0:27:24 0:27:24
9 11:00:00 Zsolt Lenkei Hungary HUN 0:23:06 0:27:16 0:27:41 0:27:41
10 10:34:00 Jerker Lysell Sweden SWE 0:22:59 0:27:15 0:27:42 0:27:42
11 10:24:00 Arturs Paulins Latvia LAT 0:23:15 0:27:23 0:27:44 0:27:44
12 11:24:00 Valentin Novikov Russia RUS 0:22:50 0:27:24 0:27:48 0:27:48
13 10:22:00 Jan Petržela Czech Rep. CZE 0:23:15 0:27:27 0:27:52 0:27:52
14 11:18:00 Jani Lakanen Finland FIN 0:23:21 0:27:27 0:27:53 0:27:53
15 11:08:00 Vilius Aleliunas Lithuania LTU 0:23:23 0:27:39 0:28:03 0:28:03
16 11:04:00 Kowalski Wojciech Poland POL 0:23:41 0:27:41 0:28:04 0:28:04
17 10:50:00 Julian Dent Australia AUS 0:23:35 0:27:54 0:28:18 0:28:18

Heat 3 Men

1 11:10:00 Timo Sild Estonia EST 0:21:29 0:25:19 0:25:44 0:25:44
2 10:56:00 Lauri Sild Estonia EST 0:21:45 0:25:58 0:26:26 0:26:26
3 11:24:00 Martins Sirmais Latvia LAT 0:22:16 0:26:07 0:26:30 0:26:30
4 11:14:00 Pasi Ikonen Finland FIN 0:22:07 0:26:09 0:26:35 0:26:35
5 10:26:00 Baptiste Rollier Switzerla. SUI 0:22:20 0:26:28 0:26:54 0:26:54
6 11:04:00 Andreas Kyburz Switzerla. SUI 0:22:33 0:26:35 0:27:01 0:27:01
7 11:22:00 Jan Procházka Czech Rep. CZE 0:22:17 0:26:41 0:27:07 0:27:07
8 10:54:00 Johan Runesson Sweden SWE 0:00:00 0:26:43 0:27:10 0:27:10
9 11:20:00 Philippe Adamski France FRA 0:22:33 0:26:56 0:27:22 0:27:22
10 10:52:00 Andrey Khramov Russia RUS 0:22:58 0:26:59 0:27:24 0:27:24
11 11:08:00 Robert Merl Austria AUT 0:22:53 0:27:09 0:27:32 0:27:32
12 10:38:00 Andris Jubelis Latvia LAT 0:23:07 0:27:19 0:27:44 0:27:44
13 10:36:00 Jonas Vytautas Gvild. Lithuania LTU 0:23:20 0:27:22 0:27:47 0:27:47
14 10:50:00 Ivan Sirakov Bulgaria BUL 0:23:21 0:27:30 0:27:53 0:27:53
15 10:40:00 Luis Nogueira Spain ESP 0:23:24 0:27:40 0:28:03 0:28:03
16 10:22:00 Albin Ridefelt Sweden SWE 0:23:17 0:27:39 0:28:06 0:28:06
17 11:00:00 Andrey Salin Belarus BLR 0:23:40 0:27:41 0:28:08 0:28:08

Heat 1 Women

1 10:55:00 Helena Jansson Sweden SWE 0:19:56 0:24:07 0:24:39 0:24:39
2 11:05:00 Sabine Hauswirth Switzerla. SUI 0:20:32 0:25:02 0:25:28 0:25:28
3 10:57:00 Ida Bobach Denmark DEN 0:20:40 0:25:12 0:25:43 0:25:43
4 10:21:00 Maja Alm Denmark DEN 0:20:29 0:25:30 0:26:02 0:26:02
5 10:47:00 Saila Kinni Finland FIN 0:22:10 0:27:10 0:27:40 0:27:40
6 10:37:00 Sarina Jenzer Switzerla. SUI 0:22:48 0:27:11 0:27:42 0:27:42
7 10:29:00 Lilian Forsgren Sweden SWE 0:21:53 0:27:15 0:27:46 0:27:46
8 10:27:00 Natalia Vinogradova Russia RUS 0:22:36 0:27:39 0:28:09 0:28:09
9 10:41:00 Olga Panchenko Ukraine UKR 0:23:28 0:27:56 0:28:27 0:28:27
10 10:25:00 Sandra Pauzaite Lithuania LTU 0:23:10 0:28:12 0:28:44 0:28:44
11 10:53:00 Mariana Moreia Portugal POR 0:23:16 0:28:15 0:28:46 0:28:46
12 10:51:00 Susen Lösch Germany GER 0:23:13 0:28:15 0:28:46 0:28:46
13 10:49:00 Isia Basset France FRA 0:00:00 0:28:17 0:28:48 0:28:48
14 10:11:00 Riina Kuuselo Finland FIN 0:23:45 0:28:27 0:28:56 0:28:56
15 10:01:00 Lenka Poklopová Czech Rep. CZE 0:22:08 0:28:38 0:29:10 0:29:10
16 11:01:00 Evely Kaasiku Estonia EST 0:24:06 0:28:46 0:29:12 0:29:12
17 10:33:00 Jana Knapová Czech Rep. CZE 0:23:55 0:28:51 0:29:22 0:29:22

Heat 2 Women

1 11:05:00 Mari Fasting Norway NOR 0:22:19 0:26:04 0:26:35 0:26:35
2 10:27:00 Lena Eliasson Sweden SWE 0:22:33 0:26:28 0:26:58 0:26:58
3 10:51:00 Eva Jureníková Czech Rep. CZE 0:23:34 0:27:40 0:28:12 0:28:12
4 11:03:00 Irina Nyberg Russia RUS 0:24:23 0:28:02 0:28:33 0:28:33
5 11:01:00 Venla Niemi Finland FIN 0:23:28 0:28:12 0:28:42 0:28:42
6 10:23:00 Marika Teini Finland FIN 0:24:16 0:28:33 0:29:05 0:29:05
7 10:29:00 Ita Klingenberg Denmark DEN 0:24:59 0:29:13 0:29:42 0:29:42
8 10:49:00 Vera Alvarez Portugal POR 0:00:00 0:29:46 0:30:15 0:30:15
9 10:55:00 Claire Ward Great Bri. GBR 0:25:36 0:29:45 0:30:20 0:30:20
10 10:17:00 Lina Strand Sweden SWE 0:26:05 0:30:03 0:30:34 0:30:34
11 10:59:00 Michela Guizzardi Italy ITA 0:26:08 0:30:25 0:30:58 0:30:58
12 10:31:00 Laura Vike Latvia LAT 0:26:05 0:30:27 0:31:02 0:31:02
13 10:03:00 Vendula Horcicková Czech Rep. CZE 0:25:45 0:30:48 0:31:22 0:31:22
14 10:57:00 Kristina Rybakovaite Lithuania LTU 0:26:41 0:30:55 0:31:26 0:31:26
15 10:25:00 Julia Bauer Austria AUT 0:26:11 0:31:00 0:31:32 0:31:32
16 10:11:00 Ane Linde Denmark DEN 0:26:08 0:31:10 0:31:43 0:31:43
17 10:53:00 Ida Marie Næss Norway NOR 0:27:01 0:31:17 0:31:45 0:31:45

Heat 3 Women

1 10:47:00 Signe Søes Denmark DEN 0:22:45 0:25:46 0:26:17 0:26:17
2 10:53:00 Tove Alexandersson Sweden SWE 0:00:00 0:26:23 0:26:52 0:26:52
3 10:11:00 Maria Magnusson Sweden SWE 0:23:44 0:27:28 0:28:02 0:28:02
4 11:01:00 Natalia Efimova Russia RUS 0:25:27 0:28:19 0:28:49 0:28:49
5 10:55:00 Liis Johanson Estonia EST 0:24:55 0:28:39 0:29:09 0:29:09
6 10:39:00 Ursula Kadan Austria AUT 0:25:31 0:28:46 0:29:15 0:29:15
7 10:45:00 Gabija Razaityte Lithuania LTU 0:25:26 0:28:49 0:29:21 0:29:21
8 10:35:00 Nadiya Volynska Ukraine UKR 0:25:40 0:28:50 0:29:24 0:29:24
9 10:49:00 Martina Zverinová Czech Rep. CZE 0:25:33 0:28:56 0:29:27 0:29:27
10 10:17:00 Sofia Haajanen Finland FIN 0:25:46 0:29:08 0:29:39 0:29:39
11 10:09:00 Bettina Aebi Switzerla. SUI 0:25:48 0:29:11 0:29:42 0:29:42
12 10:59:00 Emily Kemp Canada CAN 0:26:05 0:29:13 0:29:45 0:29:45
13 10:37:00 Inga Dambe Latvia LAT 0:25:57 0:29:16 0:29:50 0:29:50
14 10:19:00 Julia Novikova Russia RUS 0:26:24 0:29:32 0:30:04 0:30:04
15 10:51:00 Vanessa Round Australia AUS 0:26:12 0:29:56 0:30:25 0:30:25
16 10:27:00 Ingjerd Myhre Norway NOR 0:27:17 0:30:35 0:31:04 0:31:04
17 10:43:00 Hollie Orr Great Bri. GBR 0:27:30 0:30:43 0:31:12 0:31:12

World Cup Spain Middle: Maps and Results

Posted by Jan Kocbach, 06 Apr 2014@14:30

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Oleksandr Kratov (Ukraine) and Lena Eliasson (Sweden) both won their first World Cup victories in the World Cup middle distance in Spain today. Again the Spanish organizers offered technical and challenging courses.

In the women’s class it was again a Swedish day – 4 Swedes among the top 5:  Helena Jansson in third, Maria Magnusson in 4th and Lilian Forsgren in 5th. The only non-Swedish in the Top 5 was Russian Anastasiya Tikhonova. In the men’s class Daniel Hubmann (Switzerland) caught the second place – with Timo Sild (Estonia) in third. Baptiste Rollier – who was very disappointed after finishing with the second fastest time in the cancelled race yesterday – finished in a very good 4th place.

First for Kratov

Both Hubmann and Dæhlie miss the easy 18th control after the spectator control

Daniel Hubmann had fresh legs and was hungry for success after skipping the very though long distance race yesterday. However, already on the first control Hubmann did a big mistake and lost more than a minute. In the first part of the race Kratov ran very well – with Pasi Ikonen following closely. Magne Dæhlie and Jerker Lysell also got very good starts – while Daniel Hubmann picked second by second – getting closer and closer to the lead. (Note that there is no GPS-tracking for Timo Sild; this mini-analysis is written based on the GPS-data only)

At control number 13, Hubmann had nearly caught up with the lead – with Pasi Ikonen all the way at the front. With Lysell missing number 15 and Ikonen missing number 16, the fight for victory was between Kratov, Hubmann and Dæhlie when approaching the spectator control – with Hubmann with a slight lead. However, both Hubmann and Dæhlie miss the easy 18th control after the spectator control – and with another mistake to control 22 for Hubmann (direction mistake), Kratov could take his first World Cup victory.

Below you see a comparison of Hubmann and Kratov’s race (click for larger).

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Eliasson with a super start

Lena Eliasson was simply a lot faster than the others today

Lena Eliasson was simply a lot faster than the others today – just as yesterday. But even if she did several mistakes today again, the mistakes were not as big as yesterday. And even more importantly: World Cup leader ahead of the race Tove Alexandersson – the only one close to Eliasson’s speed – did even more mistakes. Alexandersson lost 45 seconds already to the first control, 2 minutes to the third control and another 2 minutes at control 10.

Back to Eliasson: She had a very good start of the race, and when approaching control 4 her lead was already around a minute compared to the other runners who wore GPS (note that the GPS-tracking for second placed Tikhonova stopped at the first control, and is thus not included in this mini-analysis).  With this big lead, Eliasson could afford a direction mistake to control number 10, a small mistake at the easy control after the spectator control and a quite big mistake at control 14.

Below is a comparison between Eliasson and Jansson (click for larger).

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Maps and GPS-tracking
  • Map men
  • Map women
  • GPS tracking men/women – after the race this will include links to GPS-tracking in 2DRerun for analysis through a cooperation between WorldofO and TracTrac (Thanks, TracTrac – I am sure the readers of World of O will value this opportunity!)
Results

Men

# Name Club Start 5.1 km 6.8 km Finish
1 Oleksandr Kratov UKRAINE 12:34:00 33:45 (2) 41:30 (1) 42:15 (1) +00:00
2 Daniel Hubmann SWITZERLAND 12:38:00 33:42 (1) 41:39 (2) 42:28 (2) +00:13
3 Timo Sild ESTONIA 11:44:00 33:52 (4) 42:05 (4) 42:52 (3) +00:37
4 Baptiste Rollier SWITZERLAND 12:50:00 34:53 (7) 42:40 (5) 43:24 (4) +01:09
5 Anders Holmberg SWEDEN 11:26:00 34:43 (6) 42:43 (6) 43:30 (5) +01:15
6 Magne Daehli NORWAY 12:46:00 33:45 (2) 42:47 (7) 43:31 (6) +01:16
7 Gustav Bergman SWEDEN 12:52:00 35:50 (11) 43:12 (8) 43:57 (7) +01:42
8 Ionut Alin Zinca ROMANIA 13:08:00 35:34 (9) 43:20 (9) 44:10 (8) +01:55
9 Filip Dahlgren SWEDEN 12:32:00 36:03 (13) 43:45 (10) 44:34 (9) +02:19
10 Janis Kums LATVIA 11:42:00 35:58 (12) 44:09 (11) 44:57 (10) +02:42
11 Pasi Ikonen FINLAND 13:28:00 35:35 (10) 44:12 (12) 45:03 (11) +02:48
12 Jonas Leandersson SWEDEN 12:14:00 35:16 (8) 44:30 (13) 45:18 (12) +03:03
13 Kiril Nikolov BULGARIA 13:00:00 36:06 (14) 44:35 (15) 45:23 (13) +03:08
14 Raffael Huber SWITZERLAND 11:56:00 36:18 (15) 44:33 (14) 45:24 (14) +03:09
15 Johan Runesson SWEDEN 12:44:00 36:19 (16) 44:38 (16) 45:30 (15) +03:15

Women

1 Lena Eliasson SWEDEN 12:55:00 24:44 (1) 34:55 (1) 36:10 (1) +00:00
2 Anastasiya Tikhonova RUSSIAN FEDERATION 12:15:00 26:20 (3) 35:23 (2) 36:38 (2) +00:28
3 Helena Jansson SWEDEN 12:41:00 26:16 (2) 35:35 (3) 36:56 (3) +00:46
4 Maria Magnusson SWEDEN 12:01:00 26:36 (5) 35:51 (4) 37:15 (4) +01:05
5 Lilian Forsgren SWEDEN 12:05:00 26:26 (4) 36:05 (5) 37:16 (5) +01:06
6 Sara Luescher SWITZERLAND 13:01:00 27:11 (6) 36:20 (6) 37:38 (6) +01:28
7 Tessa Hill UNITED KINGDOM 12:13:00 28:29 (12) 37:20 (8) 38:36 (7) +02:26
8 Nadiya Volynska UKRAINE 12:53:00 27:12 (7) 37:14 (7) 38:39 (8) +02:29
9 Vanessa Round AUSTRALIA 11:41:00 27:21 (8) 37:31 (9) 38:50 (9) +02:40
10 Karolin Ohlsson SWEDEN 11:23:00 27:34 (10) 37:50 (11) 38:56 (10) +02:46
11 Karoliina Sundberg FINLAND 11:29:00 28:35 (15) 37:57 (12) 39:11 (11) +03:01
12 Olha Panchenko UKRAINE 11:59:00 28:31 (14) 37:57 (12) 39:14 (12) +03:04
13 Outi Ojanen FINLAND 12:39:00 28:13 (11) 37:44 (10) 39:15 (13) +03:05
14 Nataliya Vinogradova RUSSIAN FEDERATION 11:39:00 28:40 (17) 38:07 (14) 39:33 (14) +03:23
15 Amélie Chataing FRANCE 12:51:00 29:14 (19) 38:25 (15) 39:45 (15) +03:35
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