MTB Orienteering World Cup: Russian double in Middle race

Posted on | October 11, 2013 | Category: News

Olga Vinogradova and Anton Foliforov from Russia were the winners of today’s Middle distance race in the final round of the MTBO World Cup on a warm and sunny day at Grândola in south-west Portugal. Leader in the women’s standings, Cecilia Thomasson (Sweden) was second, whilst Tõnis Erm (Estonia) who has led the men’s standings mispunched.

The victory for Vinogradova, 7th in the World Cup standings before today, was by 20 seconds. The two experienced Finns Marika Hara and Ingrid Stengård were third and fourth. In the men’s race the gap was an impressive 67 seconds for Foliforov, where Krystof Bogar, Czech Republic, took a commendable second place. Luca Dallavalle, Italy was 59 seconds further down in third place.

Cecilia Thomasson now leads Marika Hara by just 4 points in the World Cup standings ahead of the final race, and Anton Foliforov with his victory has now taken the lead in the men’s standings by 6 points.

In the individual World Cup it is a competitor’s best 5 scores from the 8 races that count for the final standings. The last race over Long distance is tomorrow, where the women have 23.9 km (optimal route 32.2 km) with 480 m climb and an estimated winning time of 90 minutes. The equivalent figures for the men are 31.7 km (44.6), 760 m, 110 minutes.

Leading results, Middle distance

Women

  1. Olga Vinogradova RUS 41:54
  2. Cecilia Thomasson SWE 42:14
  3. Marika Hara FIN 43:37
  4. Ingrid Stengård FIN 44:41
  5. Michaela Gigon AUT 45:49
  6. Laure Coupat FRA 46:09

Men

  1. Anton Foliforov RUS 47:31
  2. Krystof Bogar CZE 48:38
  3. Luca Dallavalle ITA 49:37
  4. Jiři Hradil CZE 51:36
  5. Samuli Saarela FIN 52:35
  6. Kevin Haselsberger AUT 52:39

 

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