World Cup: Swedish dominance in middle distance

Posted on | June 9, 2009 | Category: News

Swedish flags were flying high as Helena Jansson and Peter Öberg won the two senior elite classes in the first World Cup race of the season at Salo, Finland today. Jansson won by 38 seconds ahead of Marianne Andersen, Norway, with home runner Minna Kauppi finishing third a further 30 seconds down. A notable result was that of Inga Dambe, Latvia, who finished 6th equal. In the men’s race Öberg had a 25-second advantage over Thierry Gueorgiou, France. Russia’s Valentin Novikov was third, 40 seconds slower than the winner.

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Leading results:

Women

1. Helena Jansson SWE 36:22
2. Marianne Andersen NOR 37:00
3. Minna Kauppi FIN 37:30
4. Merja Rantanen FIN 38:16
5. Anne Margrethe Hausken NOR 38:34
6. Inga Dambe LAT & Vroni König-Salmi SUI 38:39

Men

1. Peter Öberg SWE 32:34
2. Thierry Gueorgiou FRA 32:59
3. Valentin Novikov RUS 33:14
4. Topi Anjala FIN 33:47
5. Martin Johansson SWE 33:51
6. Mattias Millinger SWE 34:34

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