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29/04/2010 || Asian Orienteering Championships kick off in Japan ||News||

Gifu Prefecture in central Japan is ready to welcome almost 1000 orienteers from all over Asia to compete in the second Asian Orienteering Championships this weekend. The races will be exciting in both elite classes: China is sending to Japan Mingyue Zhu, Shuangyan Hao and Ji Li, the women’s relay team that finished 7th in […]

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27/04/2010 || Mountain Bike Orienteering World Cup: Schaffner and Saarela head standings ||News||

At the end of Round 1 staged in Hungary, leaders in the World Cup standings are Christine Schaffner, Switzerland and Samuli Saarela, Finland. Both won two of the three races and have a clear points lead over second-placed Michaela Gigon, Austria and Erik Skovgaard Knudsen, Denmark. Nine different nations are represented by the ten best […]

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26/04/2010 || Mountain Bike Orienteering World Cup: Double wins for Schaffner and Saarela ||News||

Christine Schaffner, Switzerland and Samuli Saarela, Finland recorded their second victories of the weekend in the mass start long distance race. Schaffner’s victory was by an impressive 1 minute and 26 seconds, whilst Saarela won a sprint for the finish by 6 seconds. Current long distance World Champion Christine Schaffner completed the 22 km course […]

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26/04/2010 || Mountain Bike Orienteering World Cup: Emphatic victory for Hradil ||News||

Jiri Hradil, Czech Republic and Christine Schaffner, Switzerland were the winners in the middle distance race, the second race in the first round of this year’s MTBO World Cup being held at Balatonfüred, Hungary. Hradil, silver medallist at middle distance in last year’s World Championships, powered round the 14.3 km course to win by an […]

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25/04/2010 || Mountain Bike Orienteering World Cup: Flying start for Michaela Gigon ||News||

World Rankings leader Michaela Gigon, Austria won the first race in this year’s World Cup season, a sprint, held at Balatonfüred on the northern shore of Lake Balaton, Hungary. The men’s race was won by the Finnish rider Samuli Saarela. Michaela Gigon completed the 5.9 km course in 26:17, which is 17 seconds quicker than […]

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20/04/2010 || 138 riders ready for MTB Orienteering World Cup ||News||

According to the organisers of the Mountain Bike Orienteering World Cup Round 1, the Hungarian airspace is open and ready to welcome the competitors to Hungary. The events kick off on Friday with sprint, and continue in the weekend with a middle distance race and a long distance with mass-start. Altogether 138 riders from 19 […]

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12/04/2010 || Big growth year for Mountain Bike Orienteering ||News||

Mountain Bike Orienteering (MTBO) takes a big leap forward at international level this year with the introduction of a 4-round World Cup and the first World Masters Championships.

The World Cup competition, the first since 2003 and comprising ten individual events and three relays, will take place in Hungary, Poland, Portugal and Italy. The 8th World MTBO Championships is at Montalegre, Portugal in the period 11-17 July and incorporates the third round of the World Cup. The 3rd Junior World Championships is also part of the programme here.

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