MTB Orienteering World Cup: overall wins for Hara and Foliforov

Posted on | October 12, 2013 | Category: News

Today’s Long distance race was the last individual race in the World Cup calendar, and it was a success day in particular for Anton Foliforov, Russia and Marika Hara, Finland, both of whom did well enough today to claim overall victory, even though neither of them was victorious on the day.

Marika Hara, 4 points down on Cecilia Thomasson (Sweden) before the race, was third-placed today behind Susanna Laurila (Finland) and Laure Coupat (France). However Cecilia Thomasson could manage only 14th place on the 23.9 km course (optimal route 32.2 km), which put her into second place in the overall standings with Susanna Laurila in third.

Anton Foliforov could not match a superb ride on the men’s course of 31.7 km (44.6 by the best route) by Kryštof Bogar, Czech Republic and had to settle for second place today, 2 minutes 35 seconds down. Foliforov led the standings before today’s race and came out ahead at the end by 19 points as his closest challenger, Estonia’s Tõnis Erm, finished in 8th position in the race. Jussi Laurila, Finland was third in the race and finished second in the overall standings, with Kryštof Bogar on third place.

The World Cup season finishes tomorrow with a mixed urban relay.

Leading results, Long distance

Women

  1. Susanna Laurila FIN 1:35:55
  2. Laure Coupat FRA 1:37:47
  3. Marika Hara FIN 1:38:04
  4. Ingrid Stengård FIN 1:38:43
  5. Antonia Haga FIN 1:39:44
  6. Camilla Søgaard DEN 1:43:03

Men

  1. Kryštof Bogar CZE 1:51:28
  2. Anton Foliforov RUS 1:54:03
  3. Jussi Laurila FIN 1:55:09
  4. Jiři Hradil CZE 1:56:47
  5. Pekka Niemi FIN 1:57:25
  6. Vojtech Stransky CZE 1:57:27

Leading final World Cup standings

Women

  1. Marika Hara FIN 270 points
  2. Cecilia Thomasson SWE 265
  3. Susanna Laurila FIN 225
  4. Emily Benham GBR 216
  5. Ingrid Stengård FIN 206
  6. Olga Vinogradova RUS 197

Men

  1. Anton Foliforov RUS 245
  2. Jussi Laurila FIN 226
  3. Kryštof Bogar CZE 222
  4. Tõnis Erm EST 222
  5. Jiři Hradil CZE 200
  6. Ruslan Gritsan RUS 199

 

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