Swiss World Cup flashback

Posted on | October 11, 2016 | Category: News

Since 2007, the last round of the World Cup has taken place in Switzerland every year, with only one exception. The IOF gives you a flashback to all the events since then, with the overall winners and quotes from old reports.

2007

Dates: 6-7 October 2007
Area: Stein am Rhein, Switzerland
Distances: Middle and Sprint
Overall WC top 3:
Women: 1. Simone Niggli-Luder(SUI), 2. Heli Jukkola(FIN), 3. Minna Kauppi(FIN)
Men: 1. Thierry Gueorgiou(FRA), 2. Anders Nordberg(NOR), 3. Daniel Hubmann(SUI)

Quote from a report: In the last two competitions of World Cup 2007, Thierry Gueorgiou (FRA) and Simone Niggli (SUI) were the big stars, as they have been the whole season. They won the last two races in great manner and won the total World Cup with a big lead.

Thierry Gueorgiou has won the overall World Cup in 2006 and in 2007. Here finishing the Sprint event in Rhein in 2007. Photo: www.ol-weltcup.ch

2008

Dates: 4-5 October 2008
Area: Zurich, Switzerland
Distances: Middle and Sprint
Overall WC top 3:
Women: 1. Anne Margrethe Hausken(NOR), 2. Minna Kauppi(FIN), 3. Helena Jansson(SWE)
Men: 1. Daniel Hubmann(SUI), 2. Thierry Gueorgiou(FRA), 3. Matthias Merz(SUI)

Quote from the pre report: In women’s class, the World Cup is already decided. Anne Margrethe Hausken from Norway is leading with more than 200 points.

2009

Dates: 26-27 September 2009
Area: Zurich, Switzerland
Distances: Middle and Sprint
Overall WC top 3:
Women: 1. Simone Niggli-Luder(SUI), 2. Marianne Andersen(NOR), 3. Helena Jansson(SWE)
Men: 1. Daniel Hubmann(SUI), 2. Thierry Gueorgiou(FRA), 3 Peter Öberg(SWE)

Quote from a report: The Swiss male runners provided plenty of excitement for the big crowds of spectators, taking 5 of the first 6 places at the Sprint in Zurich city centre.

2010

Dates: 9-10 October 2010
Area: Geneva, Switzerland
Distances: Middle and Sprint
Overall WC top 3: Women: 1. Simone Niggli-Luder(SUI), 2. Helena Jansson(SWE), 3. Maja Alm(Den) Men: 1. Daniel Hubmann(SUI), 2. Matthias Müller(SUI), 3. Thierry Gueorgiou(FRA)

Quote from a report about Maja Alm: The Danes are really on the way up on the women’s side. Even though Maja Alm did very well, she wasn’t the best Dane in the final race. Young Ida Bobach, who has one year left as a junior, was third! – It was incredible to beat so many seniors, smiles Ida. She won three golds at JWOC earlier this year.

2011

Dates: 1-2 October 2011
Area: La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland
Distances: Middle and Sprint
Overall WC top 3:
Women: 1. Helena Jansson(SWE), 2. Minna Kauppi(FIN), 3. Lena Eliasson(SWE)
Men: 1. Daniel Hubmann(SUI), 2. Thierry Gueorgiou(FRA), 3. Matthias Merz(SUI)

Quote from a report about upcomings: Jerker Lysell held the leading time for a very considerable period in the Sprint. The difference between winner Daniel Hubmann and the Swede in second place was just 5 seconds.

Was it revenge after the World Championships, when you almost had a very good race but had overlooked one control?

“No, I wouldn’t say so. I had a silver time, but it is also gold that counts”, Jerker Lysell says.

From left: Minna Kauppi, Helena Jansson and Lena Eliasson. Helena Jansson had made it to the podium the three previous years but finally in 2011 she stepped to the top position.

2012

(only year the final WC round was not held in Switzerland since 2007.)

Dates: 7-8 September 2012
Area: Vuokatti, Finland
Distances: Sprint and chase start Middle
Overall WC top 3:
Women: 1. Simone Niggli-Luder(SUI), 2. Minna Kauppi(FIN), 3. Tatyana Riabkina(RUS)
Men: 1. Matthias Kyburz(SUI), 2. Olav Lundanes(NOR), 3. Matthias Merz(SUI)

Quote from a report: Matthias Kyburz is just 22 years old, but he is already European Champion, World Champion and winner of the World Cup overall. That makes him proud. “I am happy that I have achieved all this already”, he smiles.

 

Minna Kauppi, Simone Niggli, Tatiana Riabkina. Simone Niggli-Luder won an incredible 9 overall World Cup victories in the period 2002-2013.

2013

Dates: 5-6 October 2013
Area: Baden, Switzerland
Distances: Middle and Sprint
Overall WC top 3:
Women: 1. Simone Niggli-Luder(SUI), 2. Tove Alexandersson(SWE), 3. Annika Billstam(SWE)
Men: 1. Matthias Kyburz(SUI), 2. Daniel Hubmann(SUI), 3. Fabian Hertner(SUI)

Quote from a report:  The 21-year-old Tove Alexandersson was number four in the last race, just 36 seconds after winner Simone Niggli in the 2.5 km long race with 17 controls in the centre of Baden. If Tove had been 20 seconds faster she would have managed to win the World Cup overall.

2014

Dates: 3-5 October 2014
Area: Liestal, Switzerland
Distances: Sprint Relay, Middle and Sprint
Overall WC top 3:
Women: 1. Tove Alexandersson(SWE), 2. Judith Wyder(SUI), 3. Maja Alm(DEN)
Men: 1. Daniel Hubmann(SUI), 2. Fabian Hertner(SUI), 3. Matthias Kyburz(SUI)

Quote from a report: In the total World Cup Daniel Hubmann got 1058 points. Fabian Hertner was second best with 519 points. An amazing difference. “Not everyone has gone so hard for the World Cup as I have. The margin is almost too big!,” he says.

Since 2008, the overall World Cup winner on the men’s side has been Swiss. Daniel Hubmann is behind six of those victories. Here in 2014.

2015

Dates: 2-4 October 2015
Area: Arosa, Switzerland
Distances: Long, Middle and Sprint Relay
Overall WC top 3:
Women: 1. Tove Alexandersson(SWE), 2. Sara Luescher(SUI), 3. Nadiya Volynska(UKR)
Men: 1. Daniel Hubmann(SUI), 2. Matthias Kyburz(SUI), 3. Olav Lundanes(NOR)

Quote from a report: The biggest improver amongst the top six women was Emma Johansson SWE, at the age of 34 enjoying her best season ever and finishing 5th; her 2014 position was 52nd. Nadiya Volynska UKR and Sabine Hauswirth SUI also showed significant improvement on last year.

Find all the overall World Cup results since 1986 in the IOF results archive.

Photos from World Cup rounds in Switzerland since 2004 can be found here.

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