Posted on | July 21, 2014 | Category: News
The second round of the MTB Orienteering World Cup is now over, and the final round points will be awarded based on the results in the MTB Orienteering World Championships in Poland in late August.
In the women’s standings, Emily Benham (Great Britain) has a handy lead after her 3 successive wiins in the second round. The Finnish riders Marika Hara and Ingrid Stengård are the closest contenders for the lead, respectively 45 and 80 points down on Benham.
Anton Foliforov (Russia) holds a slender lead in the men’s competition, courtesy of two victories in the second round. Both Pekka Niemi, Finland (4 points down) and Lauri Malsroos, Estonia (8 down) are in close contention for overall victory.
The full list of standings, together with the IOF MTBO World Rankings, can be seen by clicking on the link World Ranking & World Cup in the left-hand menu.
Leading standings after second round
- Emily Benham GBR 275
- Marika Hara FIN 230
- Ingrid Stengård FIN 195
- Svetlana Poverina RUS 178
- Martina Tichovska CZE 169
- Susanna Laurila FIN 147
- Anton Foliforov RUS 205
- Pekka Niemi FIN 201
- Lauri Malsroos EST 193
- Ruslan Gritsan RUS 172
- Jussi Laurila FIN 158
- Jiri Hradil CZE 155