Niggli and Lundanes head World Cup standings

Posted on | June 25, 2012 | Category: News

With 5 of the 13 races in this year’s World Cup programme now completed, Simone Niggli, Switzerland and Olav Lundanes, Norway are the leaders in the World Cup standings.

Simone Niggli is clearly in a class of her own this year, with none of the other top women able to reach her level of performance and consistency. She has the maximum 500 points at this stage after winning all the races so far, with her closest challengers, Tatyana Riabkina (Russia) and Minna Kauppi (Finland) having 221 and 220 points respectively.

Olav Lundanes has shown impressive form with two European Championship gold medals and several other very good results in this European spring. He is followed in the list by the strongest in the Swiss team this year – Matthias Kyburz and Matthias Merz – in the absence through injury of Daniel Hubmann. Jerker Lysell (Sweden), with third and first place in the two Sprint races so far, is fourth in the standings.

The next races counting for World Cup points are the three individual finals at the World Championships at Lausanne, Switzerland on 14th, 17th and 19th July.

The full lists of World Cup points awarded can be found by clicking on World Ranking in the menu on the left, and then on World Cup in the new window.

 

Leading World Cup standings, 25th June

Women

  1. Simone Niggli SUI 500 points
  2. Tatyana Riabkina RUS 221
  3. Minna Kauppi FIN 220
  4. Judith Wyder SUI 193
  5. Maja Alm DEN 190
  6. Tove Alexandersson SWE 176

Men

  1. Olav Lundanes NOR 325
  2. Matthias Kyburz SUI 244
  3. Matthias Merz SUI 235
  4. Jerker Lysell SWE 186
  5. Valentin Novikov RUS 181
  6. Jonas Leandersson SWE 167

 

 

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